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2015 Conference Highlights

As the premier conference on the study, research, development, science, and medical application of human milk and human milk-based nutrition, the 3rd Annual International Conference on Human Milk Science and Innovation provided a forum for thought-leaders to share and discuss new research and applications that explored the benefits of human milk and its use in neonatal care and beyond.

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Biological Role of Lactoferrin in Human Milk

Bo Lӧnnerdal, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Nutrition & Internal
Medicine, Department of Nutrition
University of California, Davis

microRNAs Present in Human Milk

Illimar Altosaar, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
University of Ottawa


Milk and a New Phage-Based Immune System

Forest Rowher, PhD
Professor of Biology
San Diego State University


Mother's Milk: Evolutionary Perspectives & Cultural Contexts

Katherine Hinde, PhD
Assistant Professor
Arizona State University



Targeted Fortification

William Rhine, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California, USA


The Potential for the Use of Donor Milk in Young Bone Marrow Transplant Patients

Stella M. Davies, MBBS, PhD, MRCP
Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency
Cincinnati Children’s


Analysis of Macronutrient Data of Human Cream; Relationship Between Growth, Protein Levels and Energy Levels

Cynthia Blanco, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Dept. of Pediatrics, Div. Neonatology
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio


Costs and Benefits of Human Milk Supplementation in Extremely Low Birth Weight Babies

David Parkin, PhD
Professor of Health Economics
Department of Primary Care & Public Health Sciences
King’s College London


Follow-Up Study of Very Preterm Infants at 5 Years of Age and Early Markers of Cardiovascular Risk

Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer, MD
Univ. Prof. Department of Pediatrics
Director Pediatrics II (Neonatology)
Medical University of Innsbruck


Chair-Led Discussion on Current and Future Clinical Applications of Human Milk

William Rhine, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, California, USA