ELACTA 12th Conference 2022

The 12th ELACTA Conference

Breastfeeding & Lactation:
Where science meets practice

will be held in Bremen, Germany.

How to arrive to the venues


Pre-Conference: Thursday 12 May, 2022 at Radisson Blu Hotel

Morning parallel workshops, 9:00-12:00
Afternoon parallel workshops, 13:30-16:30

Walking tours at Marktplatz or Schnoor District (English or German), 17:30-18:30

Welcome reception at the Übersee-Museum Bremen, 19:00-21:00

Go to the Workshops Program


Main conference: Friday and Saturday 13-14 May, 2022 at Die Glocke

Plenary sessions, Friday and Saturday May 13-14th

ELACTA General Assembly, Friday May 13th, 17:00-19:00

Science Dinner at Ratskeller, Friday May 13th, 20:00

Go to the Main Conference program


Go to the General Assembly page


Registration is now open!

To register to the conference, follow the link below.
For questions about the registration, please reach out to Ms Verbeck at verbeck@bremen-tourism.de.

Go to the registration page


ELACTA membership entitles you to discounted prices. You are a member of ELACTA if your national association is an ELACTA member (see member associations list) or if you subscribed as an individual member.

Please note that in some cases not all members of the national associations are automatically ELACTA members.

If you are not sure, inquire with your national association.

ELACTA’s Members 1 day 2 days 3 days
Late bird
(Apr 1- Apr 30, 2022)
April 15-30, 2022!
€       195 €       360 €         485


NON Members
1 day 2 days 3 days
Late bird
(Apr 1- Apr 30, 2022)
April 15-30, 2022!
€       215 €       400 €         530


Each day ticket include lunch and 2 coffee breaks.

Please, note that ELACTA has assigned the WFB Bremen Convention Bureau with the registration for the event ELACTA CONFERENCE 2022. The WFB Bremen Convention Bureau, therefore, will claim the participation fee on behalf of ELACTA.

Go to the registration page


Cancellation Policy

– Up to the end of early bird rate (February 28th): 100% refund with 50€ cancellation fee.
– Between the end of February and the end of “normal bird rate” (April 15th) ELACTA refunds 60%.
– After the end of “normal” (after April 15th) 0% refund.

In case of serious health issues or similar (with a written certificate) 100% refund minus 50€ cancellation fee can be issued.
At any time, you can appoint a person to use your ticket. In that case please e-mail the WFB Bremen Convention Bureau: verbeck@bremen-tourism.de

If the event is cancelled by ELACTA, a full reimbursement will be issued.


COVID-19 Regulation

At present, the German regulation does not require that you have proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 to attend a public event.

However, in order to protect each other, we decided to ask everyone to wear ffp2/K95 masks, which will be, therefore, necessary during the whole conference. We also require G3. That is to say, if you do not have a recent/3 doses vaccination or proof of recovery, you are requested to verify your negative status by taking an antigenic test prior to attending the conference.

We ask this to increase safety for everyone and as a courtesy to the other attending persons. Covid-19 testing facilities are widely available and free in Bremen.

Needless to say, if you experience any symptoms (such as, but not limited to fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea), you are required to refrain to attend the conference.
We reserve the right to change the requirements should the local rules change again in a restrictive way.


Hotel reservation

If you want help with the hotel reservation, reach out to Ms Verbeck at verbeck@bremen-tourism.de.


General Assebly

On friday 13th May, at 17:00 will be held the General Assembly of ELACTA.
All members of ELACTA are invited to participate, only members who are IBCLCs can vote.

Find the agenda of the General Assembly and more information on the dedicated page: https://www.elacta.eu/ga-2022/

If you are not coming to Bremen but you want to participate in the election of the new Board, you can do so following by delegating a colleague who will be present at the General Assembly.

Go to the General Assembly page

Call for Abstracts

All participants of the ELACTA Conference 2022 can actively contribute to the ELACTA Conference 2022 by presenting their experiences and their knowledge!

Present a poster or an abstract for an oral presentation in the areas of Clinical practice, Policies and advocacy, Research, Breastfeeding support projects.

Submissions are now closed.

The best poster and oral presentation can win one free entrance to the next ELACTA Conference in 2024, and research poster abstracts could be selected to be published in ELACTA’s magazine, Lactation and Breastfeeding.


If you have any question about the submission process, please contact:
Dinka Baric – abstracts@elacta.eu


Elacta Conference 2022