EMBA Congress Poster Competition
The organisers of the EMBA Congress always aim to maximize both its educational and its networking potential. One of the established ways in which we do this is to promote and support the presentation of posters.
The 2017 Congress in Glasgow saw the presentation of 36 posters over the 2 days with 40 minute sessions each day. Three separate sessions were held concurrently on both days, each moderated by 2 of the EMBA directors. The posters on view represented contributions from four continents and 20 countries. Topics ranged from descriptions of the establishment of new milk banks to the development of a milk bank app and the presentation of new research looking at equipment and milk donors. Most of the poster presentations were directly linked to human milk banking however there were also very valuable contributions on the topic of how to optimally support maternal lactation and breastfeeding.
This year, for the first time, the organisers offered a prize for the winning poster as judged by members of the EMBA Board of Directors. The judges were very impressed with the standard of the posters and of their presentations. The poster moderators chose the ones they judged to be the best from their session and the finalists were subjected to extra scrutiny from the final judging panel.
The winning poster was one of the ones presented on Day 2 and was entitled How to increase supply of milk to milk banks. Immunoprotective compounds and anti oxidant capacity of human milk in the 2nd year of lactation The authors, who are from Turon and Warsaw in Poland, are E Sinkiewicz-Darol, U Bernatowicz-Łojko, D Martysiak-Żurowska, M Puta, A Wesołowska, O Barbarska, K Kaczmarek, and I Adamczyk.
The research results presented in this poster highlight the importance of understanding how human milk changes in the second year of lactation. The authors note that this will help to create evidence based recommendations for milk banks regarding the potential nutritional and immunoprotective value of milk donated by women who have been lactating for more than one year. Currently many milk banks in Europe exclude donors with older babies and this work will promote further exploration of the rationale behind such decisions.
EMBA offers congratulations to Elena Sinkiewicz-Darol and colleagues. Elena will receive a free delegate pass to the 2019 EMBA Congress which will be held in Turin in Italy in October/November (date to be finalised soon).
The other finalist posters are listed below with the main named author:
- Current practice and beliefs: Survey of breastmilk handling routines in German, Swiss and Austrian Neonatal Units reveals large centre specific differences. Daniel Klotz
- HUGG (Helping us grow group): Developing a programme of neonatal family integrated care Gillian Bokwer
- Impact of Human Milk Bank – experience from a tertiary care teaching hospital, South India Bethou Adhisivam
- Experience with the use of donor milk in very low birthweight infants Katsumi Mizuno
- Design and Validation of a HTST system for pasteurisation of donor milk in a human milk bank setting Diana Escudo Vieco
- Current scenario of human milk banks in India 2016 Praveen Kandasamy / Jaysharee
The winning poster and all of the other finalists, together with many of the other posters presented in Glasgow can be viewed in the ‘Members Only’ section of the EMBA website. Many of the short oral and main presentations are also available to view. To become a member of EMBA, follow the link on the home page www.europeanmilkbanking.com.
The complete list of posters presented in Glasgow is as follows:
- Current practice and beliefs: survey of breast milk handling routines in German, Swiss and Austrian neonatal units reveals large centre specific differences
- Our journey towards UNICEF accreditation in NICU in Glasgow
- Quality improvement project: improving donor milk practices within the NICU at Birmingham Women’s Hospital
- Engaging donors, harnessing technology: the development of the milk bank app
- HUGG (Helping Us Grow Group): developing a programme of neonatal family integrated care
- Breast milk from remunerated donors appears to be as safe as that from unremunerated donors
- Milk donation awareness of parents, health workers and lactation consultants: survey findings in Russia
- Human-milk donation surveillance program development of quality and safety control method of the activity of a human milk banks.
Garcia Lara Nadia Raquel
- Adopting a systematic approach to developing off to a good start: a breastfeeding information resource for parents, including parents of babies in need of special care
- Exploring the paradox of pumping through adopting a systematic approach to using evidence to support breast(milk) feeding in neonatal units in Scotland
- North West Human Milk Bank donor survey
- Impact of human milk bank – experience from a tertiary care teaching hospital, South India
- Why donor milk banks? – a short overview of their history in Germany
- Early breast milk priming and expression to improve outcomes in sick or preterm – a quality improvement initiative.
- Experience with the use of donor milk in very-low-birth-weight (vlbw) infants.
- Donor human milk – to whom, how much and how long?
- Just maternal milk for sick and premature babies: first experience of donor milk bank at Vilnius Perinatal Center.
- Understanding barriers and facilitators for breastfeeding, kangaroo mother care (KMC) and donor human milk (DHM) among mothers and influencers of preterm and sick neonates in India
- Preservation of bioactive components in human milk by high-pressure processing
- Design and validation of a htst system for pasteurization of donor milk in a human milk bank setting
Escuder Vieco Diana
- Effect of HTST and Holder Pasteurization on immunoglobulins, growth factors and hormones in donor milk
Escuder Vieco Diana
- Influence of administration time in donor human’s milk bacterial counts
Lozano Fuentes Marta
- Influence of thawing method on microbiological counts in human milk banks
Lozano Fuentes Marta
- Significant losses of donor human milk due to pathogenic bacterial contamination – the problem remains unchanged
- Human milk banking in spain
- Current scenario of human milk banks in India, 2016
- Kenya’s experience in establishment of human milk banks: a systematic approach
Samburu Betty Mogesi
- Analysis of Russian donor human milk bank work in NICU
- The first human milk bank in Lithuania
- Vietnam’s first human milk bank: implementation learning for sustainability and replication
- Why it is so difficult to establish the first human milk bank in a small country like Slovenia?
Domjan Arnsek Andreja
- Proteomic analysis of Korean mother postpartum breast milk
Nam Mi Kang
- Human milk banking practices in the UK.: optimising LCPUFA content
- Serum and milk vitamin D concentration in breastfeeding women
- How to increase supply of milk to milk banks? – immunoprotective compounds and antioxidant capacity of human milk in the second year of lactation
- In vitro lipolysis kinetics of human milks is dependent from fat globule structure