Opening Keynote Presentation

GOLD Tongue-Tie is pleased to offer a Keynote Presentation open to the general public. Our Keynote Presentation always discusses historical, biological, or sociological topics, and is meant to appeal to a wide range of health care professionals working families of babies with tongue-tie. We're eager to continue our work of exploring the latest research, trends, new ideas and hot topics in the world of tongue-tie.

This year, we're thrilled to have Melissa Cole MS, IBCLC kick off our 2024 GOLD Togue-Tie Conference. Melissa's presentation, "A Mindful Approach to Infant Tongue-Tie Care" will inaugurate our first GOLD Tongue-Tie Conference on September 9th. We invite you to join us at either of our two live sessions or access the public recording of this talk until September 30. Simply reserve your seat to receive exclusive access. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided.

Need CERPs or other credits? Only participants registered for the full conference will be able to claim continuing education hours and can do so by logging into the Attendees Dashboard prior to watching the presentation. To learn more about registering for the conference, please visit this page. Registered Participants will have access to this presentation and 28 additional presentations until November 29, 2024 (Annual Members will have until December 20, 2024).

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Live Presentation Time

Sep 9, 2024 16:00 UTC
or 22:00 UTC

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Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC

Melissa Cole is a board-certified lactation consultant, neonatal oral-motor assessment professional and clinical herbalist in private practice. Melissa is passionate about providing comprehensive, holistic lactation support and improving the level of clinical lactation skills for health professional. She enjoys teaching, researching and writing about wellness and lactation-related topics. Her bachelor’s degree is in maternal/child health and lactation and her master’s degree is in therapeutic herbalism. Before pursuing her current path, Melissa’s background was in education and cultural arts, which has served her well in her work as a lactation consultant and healthcare educator. She loves living, working and playing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her 3 children.

Abstract: A Mindful Approach to Infant Tongue-Tie Care

Tongue-tie, clinically known as ankyloglossia, is a dynamic topic that is often surrounded by controversy and mixed opinions. Tongue-tie can restrict proper lingual functionality and mobility, causing a range of feeding and health issues for infants. Such challenges can be complex, multi-factorial, and emotional for families navigating them. Having a better understanding of the variables involved in infant oral function and related ankyloglossia care can help providers best care for the patients they serve. This keynote presentation will highlight how clinicians can foster a mindful approach to oral assessment, timing of treatment, and related care strategies when it comes to supporting families navigating the physical, emotional roller coaster ride of ankyloglossia.

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CERP, CME, Nurse Contact Hour & other CEUs:

*Only attendees registered for the full conference will be awarded educational credit for this presentation and will need to view the live presentation/recording through the Attendees Dashboard when logged in.

*A Certificate of Attendance will be provided.

*Please be aware that the Handouts to this presentation are for use only by individuals who have attended the live or recorded version of this presentation; and that they are for personal use only and are not to be shared with other non-attending individuals. Thank you.