Introducing more speakers

There is such an amazing line up of speakers, don’t miss your chance to listen, network, and contribute to the year’s most unique and interactive conference you will attend!  We are blown away by the response of registration, and humbled at your belief in what we are doing.  With only 123 seats left they are going to move fast during this early bird period.


Check out this impressive list of Speakers, also we will continue to add speakers over the next week!

ANN BIGELOW, Ph.D award winning Professor of Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, received her BA in psychology and history from the College of Wooster, her MA from the Institute of Child Behavior and Development at the University of Iowa,  and her PhD from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia.

A fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, a member of the Society for Research in Child Development, and of the International Society for Infant Studies, she has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on infancy and early childhood development. Dr. Bigelow has received local, regional, and national awards for outstanding teaching. Her research interests include infants’ early understanding of self, mother-infant social interaction, mother-infant skin-to-skin contact, as well as the effects of blindness on development.


RAYLENE PHILLIPS, MD, IBCLC completed her pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in Loma Linda, CA, and is currently an attending neonatologist in the NICU at the same hospital as well as Medical Director of Newborn Nursery at Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta. After raising three children as a stay-at-home mother, Dr. Phillips received a Masters degree in Developmental Psychology, became NIDCAP certified as an Infant Developmental Specialist, and then attended medical school at University of California, Davis, graduating in 2004.  She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and is a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.  Dr. Phillips is the current President of the National Perinatal Association.  Her primary areas of interest are mother-infant attachment, breastfeeding education and support, and Family-Centered Neuroprotective Care of premature infants in the NICU.  


And in case you missed our last update on our speakers meet:

As you can see from their accomplishments, our speakers have spent their lives deeply investigating the science and chemistry of bonding. Their knowledge and expertise is invaluable to the study and understanding of infant health, identity and family bonding. 


Join us and you will go home with a PLAN OF ACTION to put everything into practice, immediately. Remember you will help lead the discussion and frame the path forward as we all work together to Bridge the Gap from Research to Practice!