Western Australia has a reputation as a nucleus for human lactation research, spanning from breastfeeding experiences, to milk composition and production, through to how milk impacts our babies.

We are excited to showcase this cutting-edge Western Australian research alongside outstanding international and national speakers.

The symposium is OPEN TO ALL, from researchers to clinicians to the community. We look forward to rich interactions and hope you are able to join us.

WHEN: Friday 25TH November, 9am – 5pm
(Registrations open at 8:30am)

WHERE: The University Club of Western Australia
1 Hackett Drive, Crawley

COST: $50 General admission, $25 Student admission




  • Prof John Newnham (AM)(The University of Western Australia)
  • Prof Donna Geddes (The University of Western Australia)
  • Prof Lars Bode(Video conference, University of California, San Diego)
  • A/Prof Daniel McAullay (Edith Cowan University)
  • Dr Natalie Strobel (Edith Cowan University)
  • Dr Alexandra George (Video conference, The Baker Institute, Melb)
  • Dr Lisa Stinson (The University of Western Australia)
  • Dr Debbie Palmer (Telethon Kids Institute)
  • Dr Sharon Perrella (The University of Western Australia)
  • Dr Lieke van den Elsen (The University of Western Australia)
  • Dr Lucy Furfaro (The University of Western Australia)
  • Prof Yvonne Hauck (Curtin University)
  • Dr Zoya Gridneva (The University of Western Australia)

Further information on the speakers and their presentations can be found in the


We wish to thank our sponsors:

Accepted abstracts are to be published in Proceedings MDPI