JHSON Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds: Ensuring Breastfeeding Success in a Market-Driven World: The 2023 Lancet Breastfeeding Series

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association, will offer a monthly Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds Continuing Nursing Education Series, providing an educational program led by top researchers from around the world.

In this month’s grand rounds, Dr. Cecilia Tomori will discuss the health impacts of breastfeeding across the life course and the key determinants of breastfeeding success, how typical human infant behavior is reframed by commercial milk formula marketing to increase profits, the elements of the commercial milk formula marketing playbook that undermine breastfeeding, and how to implement enabling and equitable systems to support breastfeeding.

The Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds Series will offer attendees one free education credit upon completion of a post-event quiz after each session, with the goal of fulfilling the JHSON’s mission of providing lifelong learning for health care professionals within the community. 

The Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds Series is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, and the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association. The Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care works to significantly reduce cardiovascular health disparities through community engagement, scientific investigation, education, and policy initiatives. The Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association builds upon the foundation laid by generations of Hopkins nurses, sponsoring programs, preserving history and connecting alu

ABOUT Dr. Cecília Tomori

Cecília Tomori is an anthropologist and public health scholar whose work investigates the structural and sociocultural drivers that shape health, illness, and health inequities. Tomori is internationally recognized for her expertise on breastfeeding, infant sleep, and maternal child health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has supported numerous organizations focused on maternal child health and advocated for integrated and equitable pandemic policies. Recently, she has also been pursuing how science and health policy are influenced by financial and political interests. Dr. Tomori, who holds a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, has collaborated with colleagues at Johns Hopkins and beyond on breastfeeding, infant sleep, infectious disease prevention, drug use and health policy, among other topics. She is an author of the 2023 Lancet Breastfeeding Series, three books on breastfeeding and reproduction, and numerous publications on a range of public health issues.

 Event Date
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Start Time: 11:30am EDT
End Time: 1:00pm EDT



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