BFI Virtual Expo 2024!!

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BFI Virtual Expo 2024!!



BFI Expo 2024
** Registration is now open **

WHEN: May 30th from 12-2pm and June 5th from 6:30-8:30pm

[Note that the second date will be a repeat of May 30th but offered in the evening]

WHO: We are excited to have Dr. Meghan Azad presenting some of her current research, and two poster presentations showcasing exciting breastfeeding/BFI initiatives in Ontario. Dr. Azad was recently awarded the 2024 Canada Gairdner Momentum Award for research on understanding how human breast milk contributes to shaping the infant microbiome and lifelong health. This virtual event is a must-attend for health care professionals, parents, and anyone interested in learning more about the following topics.

Keynote presentation -

Breast(milk) Feeding and Immune Development: Overview & Evidence from the CHILD Cohort.  - Dr. Meghan Azad


  1. Discuss how breastfeeding and human milk influence the infant immune system
  2. Review evidence from the CHILD Cohort Study on breast(milk) feeding and infant allergy & asthma
  3. Understand the role of the infant microbiome in the relationships between infant feeding, immunity, and health

Poster presentations -

  1. Increasing Access to Online Breastfeeding Resources for Families in the Prenatal and Postpartum Period - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto)
  2. Re-designation a Journey Not a Destination - Brightshores Health System (Owen Sound)

Plus, a LIVE Question & Answer Period with our presenters


  • Registration is FREE for BFI Ontario members!

$20 for non-members - to become a member go to: Become a Member

  • Click on the link below to register for which date you are interested in:

Thursday May 30th 12 – 2 p.m. EDT

Wednesday June 5th 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. EDT 

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See you at the BFI Expo!


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