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State WIC/Nursing Conference and Breastfeeding Symposium

March 27-29, 2023
Embassy Suites, Norman

About the Conference

WIC Service and Nursing Service have been joined together in hosting the first State WIC/Nursing Conference and Breastfeeding Symposium for Healthcare Providers. The 3-day conference will be held March 27th – 29th, 2023 at the Embassy Suites in Norman. The first 2 days of the conference are relevant for all WIC and nursing staff. By attending these sessions, clinic staff will explore ways to maximize the effectiveness of nutrition education, enhance nursing skills, network with hundreds of healthcare professionals from across the state and earn continuing education hours pertaining to their profession. These first 2 days will offer 3 available tracks: Nutrition, Clerical, and Nursing. Staff will have the ability to choose sessions that interest them from any of these tracks.

The third day will focus on breastfeeding and nursing. The breastfeeding training will enhance the knowledge of peer counselors, breastfeeding educators, lactation consultants, and healthcare professionals who would like to expand their breastfeeding knowledge. The nursing track will assist in further advancing the knowledge and skillset for nursing professionals. This conference will offer professional development opportunities for nursing and Registered Dietitian CEUs. Application for Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) has been submitted to the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Laura K. Savage - Creativity in Nutrition Education Award

In memory of our dear friend and nutrition educator, Laura Savage, we continue to recognize outstanding nutrition education. The 2023 Laura K Savage Creativity in Nutrition Education Award will consist of an in-person staff poster contest and an on-line student social media contest. The top 3 winners for each competition will be recognized at the conference.

Staff Poster Contest

Anyone teaching nutrition education for OSDH or independent agencies is eligible to participate in this contest. Poster registration will begin at 8:00am on Monday, March 27th. Voting will take place on this day and winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 28th. The first place winner will be eligible to attend an upcoming NWA conference.

Student Contest

Over sixty students from Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the University of Central Oklahoma have used their creativity and technological skills to develop these creative, WIC-related social media posts.

Conference Schedule

Three days packed full of helpful classes and training just for you. Pick and choose what days and times work best during the 27th, 28th, and 29th of March!

Speaker Handouts

Hotel Information

The designated hotel for the 2023 WIC and Nursing Conference and Breastfeeding Symposium is the Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel and Conference Center located at 2501 Conference Drive in Norman. Hotel reservations can be made online at WIC Nutrition Conference 2023 or via telephone by calling (405) 364-8040 and asking for the group code WIC to receive the conference rate of $114.00 per night.

Additional hotel reservations may be made at our overflow hotel. The Hampton Inn & Suites Norman is located at 2300 Conference Drive in Norman and is walking distance to the Embassy Suites Conference Center. Hotel reservations can be made on at WIC Conference Reservations or via telephone by calling (405) 310-3014 and providing the group code WIC. The conference rate will be $114.00 per night.

All reservations are self-book and self-pay. The deadline for both conference registrations and hotel reservations is March 6, 2023.