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2017 Baby-Friendly Initiative National Symposium

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The Delta Beausejour Hotel

750 Main Street

Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 1E6


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The 2017 BFI National Symposium welcomes healthcare providers, policymakers, administrators, and those involved with maternal and child health. Through two days of presentations, panel discussions and workshops, the Symposium will increase your knowledge of the Baby-Friendly Initiative as a quality improvement tool for service delivery and breastfeeding outcomes in Canada.

Taking place from September 21-22, 2017 in beautiful downtown Moncton, New Brunswick, this culturally exciting city welcomes participants to the centre of the Maritimes. With world class entertainment, arts and culture at your finger-tips and the home to the highest tides on earth, Hopewell Rocks, only 30 minutes away, Moncton will not disappoint. For more information on this beautiful city, check out this video with Andrew Gunadie, of YouTube fame, as he tells Canadian Geographic that Moncton is his favourite place in Canada!

Please join the conversation on twitter using #BCCMoncton.

Symposium Program (English)

Symposium Program (French)

Symposium Location and Registration Details

The 2017 BFI National Symposium sessions will take place at the Delta Beausejour Hotel, 750 Main Street Moncton.

Registration is located on the second floor of the Delta Beausejour Hotel in front of the Shediac A & B rooms, and will take place on:

Thursday September 21, 2017 from 7:30am-8:15am

Friday September 22, 2017 from 7:30am-8:15am

Nutrition Break and Lunch will be offered each day of the Symposium. If you have any special dietary requirements please contact the organizer with details to ensure this is accommodated in the catering.

Accommodations for the Symposium are available at the very near-by Residence Inn, Marriott

600 Main Street

Moncton, NB

This all-suite hotel, less than a 5 minute walk from the Symposium, offers studio, one and two bedroom suites all equipped with full kitchens and including complimentary hot buffet breakfast.

A block of rooms is reserved at the Residence Inn Marriott at a special rate of $142-192 plus taxes per night.

To reserve a room with the special rate, please call 1-506-854-7100 or toll free at 1-800-331-3131. When calling quote the Group Name: 2017 BFI Symposium and Code: BFIC, or use the online booking link: Book your group rate for 2017 BFI National Symposium

Note - Special rates are available on bookings made by August 31, 2017 (or until the room block has been sold out).


Is the Symposium being offered in English and French?

The symposium will be offered in English. The program and any hard copy handouts, as well as Powerpoint presentations on the symposium screens, will be offered in both English and French. French-speaking participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions of presenters in French.

Can I tweet about the symposium?

Yes please join the conversation on twitter using #BCCMoncton.

What are my transportation options for getting to and from the symposium?

Flights are available with Air Canada, Porter, Westjet and Newleaf to the Greater Moncton Roméo Leblanc International airport (YQM).

Getting from the airport to the hotel:

By Taxi - travel time is 15 minutes

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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions about the BFI 2017 National Symposium, please contact

What's the refund policy?

Notification of cancellation and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing before August 31, 2017. Refunds will be subject to a $50.00 administration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after August 31, 2017.

Will the sessions be recorded or made available after the Symposium?

As in past years, many of the PowerPoint presentations will be available on our website shortly after the symposium. Some sessions may be videotaped or audio recorded and may be available after the event. The camera(s) will be pointed at the speaker for sessions that are videotaped or photographed. If you do not wish to be photographed, audiotaped, or appear on video you may ask our staff where the cameras are pointed to be sure you are sitting in an area that is not being recorded. By remaining in the immediate vicinity, you are giving your consent to videotape, record, photograph, live stream and/or webcast your picture, likeness, voice and statements online. You can speak to BCC conference volunteers if you have any questions or concerns.

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