We believe we have the most amazing speaker line up for Bond Conference. 

 


Dr. Ann Bigelow, Ph. D, of Nova Scotia, Canada, has received local, , regional and national awards for outstanding teaching as a professor of physiology. Her significant ongoing research focuses on infants' early understanding of self, mother-infant social interaction, skin to skin contact, and the effects of bonding on development. 


Dr. James J. McKenna, Ph.D. is recognized as the world’s leading authority on mother-infant co-sleeping in relationship to breastfeeding and SIDS. In 2009, he was admitted as a Fellow into the select body of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's most prestigious scientific society. That same year, he received from the American Anthropological Association the “2008 Anthropology In The Media Award,” one of the top three awards presented to anthropologists in recognizing distinguished work in educating the public to the importance of anthropological concepts. Read more


Dr. Henrik Norholt, Ph.D.  is a resident of Copenhagen, Denmark, and holds a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Science at Copenhagen University. His primary research focus is the effects of extended parent-infant contact. He is engaged in developing research into novel parent-infant interventions through his international network of researchers and clinicians within psychology, pediatrics, orthopedics, obstetrics, breastfeeding medicine, health visiting and midwifery. Outcomes for the research include attachment and long-term parental and child physiological and psychological health. The research spans a wide range of scientific topics, including child and adult brain and hormonal adaptation, attachment theory, perinatal stress and resilience processes, child socio-emotional regulation and pediatric orthopedics. 


Dr. Kersten Moberg, MD, Ph. D, of Stockholm, Sweden, is widely accepted as the world wide authority on oxytocin and the physiological mechanisms of birth, breast feeding, and maternal adaptation. An extremely articulate speaker, Moburg's research has made major contributions to the areas of obstetrics, psychology, pediatrics and child development. 


Dr. Charles T. Price, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Level One Pediatric Orthopedics.  He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1971 and completed a residency at University of Florida Health. He has trained many fellows and residents in the appropriate orthopedic care of the child. He has contributed to the advancement of pediatric orthopedics in the areas of limb lengthening, limb deformity correction, non-operative and operative management of scoliosis, and certain hip disorders in children. He is internationally known for his clinical and academic achievements including numerous scientific publications and book chapters on a variety of subjects. He has developed and chaired the International Pediatric Orthopedic Society meeting since its inception 10 years ago. A past president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), he is now the program chairman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ annual meeting.  He was chairman of the International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium for 10 years and is currently director of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. Dr. Price was instrumental in developing the muscularskeletal module for the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.


Dr. Raylene Phillips, MD, IBCLC, of California, is the attending neonatologist in the NICU at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital and Medical Director of the Newborn Nursery at LLUMC-Murrieta. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and president of the National Perinatal Association. She is a renowned expert in mother-infant attachment, breastfeeding education and support and Family-centered Neuroprotective Care of premature Infants in the NICU.


Dr. James E. Swain, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C.  is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with additional PhD background in basic neurophysiology. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, where he combines clinical and research work. He is interested in the brain basis of fatherhood. He is using baby cry and picture stimuli from their own infants in brain imaging experiments to target brain physiology at multiple time points that governs paternal thoughts, behaviors and moods. His early work demonstrated that father brains respond to their own baby cry stimuli in emotion regulation and motivation regions according to caring thoughts and behaviors. He and his team have recently demonstrated that changes in father brain structure are related to mood and parental behavior. They reviewed the new and growing field last year and their work will be covered in Scientific American Mind this fall with plans to expand the work to include fathers at risk for depression and different brain imaging modalities at the Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan.