Agenda and Parent Talks w Experts

World’s Greatest Baby Shower in Miami Dade 2019

AGENDA

8:30 AM                    Registration Opens

8:30 AM                   Exhibit Hall and Breakfast Opens

9:30 AM                    Welcome Remarks

  • Elected Officials, City of North Miami Beach
  • President Ed Margolis, Kiwanis of Northeast Miami-Dade

9:40 AM                    Recognition of Sponsors

9:45 AM                    Raffle Drawings – Infant Car Seats and More

10:00 AM                 Talks with Experts and Parents – Session 1

10:40 AM                 Raffle Drawings – Prizes for Babies, Moms and Dads

11:00 AM                 Talks with Experts and Parents – Session 2

11:40 AM                 Celebration, Fun and Games for Moms and Dads with Supa Cindy

11:50 AM                 Raffle Drawings – Prizes for Babies, Moms and Dads

Noon                          Talks with Experts and Parents – Session 3

12:40 PM                  Fun and Games for Moms and Dads with Supa Cindy

12:50 PM                  Raffle Drawing – Grand Prize

12:55 PM                  Closing Remarks

1:00 PM                    Adjourn

Parent Talks with Experts

Expecting Parents: Ready, Set, Deliver!

  1. Warm Welcomes: Health and Wellness for your Pregnancy and Beyond – Session 1: 10 AM –  Room 4

Growing a baby, and then recovering is hard work and comes with lots of questions! Join a panel of experts from The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade to learn and ask questions about:

  • Pregnancy “do’s and don’ts” to keep you and your baby healthy and safe.
  • Supporting your baby’s growth and development.
  • Healthy and not-so-healthy foods for pregnancy.
  •  Taking care of yourself after your baby is born.

Panelists:    

  • Vivian Owen, BA, MSW, Healthy Start Program Clinical Coordinator, Avanti Support & Services
  • Emily Serrano RN, BSN, Labor & Delivery Nurse, North Shore Medical Center
  • Sabrina Hodges, Healthy Start Program Senior Case Worker, University of Miami
  • The Child Birth Experience – Session 2: 11 AM – Room 4

Learn from experts at Jackson North Medical Center about what to expect during “The Child Birth Experience” before, during and after delivery. Our experts will also answer all questions and address any concerns regarding the process.

Panelists

  • Dr. Nelson Adams, MD, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, North Miami Beach
  • Dr. Olga Abiri, Director, Women’s Services, Jackson North Medical Center

  • Breastfeeding: Ways to Help it Work for the Family – Session 3: 12 Noon – Room 4

Join us in this discussion led by Women, Infants and Children (WIC) officials with breastfeeding experts and a father of breastfed children as they answer questions and discuss common concerns that pregnant women, fathers, partners, families and health educators may have in making breastfeeding possible within their family and community.

Panelists:

  • Lilian Nesper, IBCLC

Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County WIC Program

  • Cristevy Vidal-Gomez, CLC,

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County WIC Program

  • Stacey Puerto

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County WIC Program

  • Euclides Martinez, Community Member, father of breastfeed children
  • Lupi Nicholls RN, BSN, IBCLC, Lactation Specialist, Jackson Memorial Hospital

New Parents: Caring for Your Infants and Toddlers

  • Keeping Your Baby Healthy and Safe – Session 1: 10 AM –  Room 6

Learn from leading pediatricians how to keep your baby healthy, happy and strong.  Keep your baby safe while sleeping and in cars.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Jeffrey Brosco, MD, Pediatrician, University of Miami Mailman Center.
  • Dr. Liza Ayuso, MD, Pediatrician, Pediatric Associates Clinic.
  • Early Childhood Development & Socio-Emotional Development – Session 2: 11 AM – Room 6

Join experts from The United Way Center for Excellence and Fatherhood Task Force as they discuss how your baby’s brain develops, how playing is learning, why talking to your baby is so important, and how fathers can play a role in early childhood development.

Panelists:

Dr Wil Blechman, MD, Center for Excellence in Early Care and Education, United Way of Miami-Dade

Mary Samour, Center for Excellence in Early Care and Education, United Way of Miami-Dade

Holly Zwerling, CEO, Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida

  • Early Learning: How to select a High Quality Child Care Center and Ensure That Your Child Succeeds in School and in Life – Session 3: 12 Noon – Room 6

Join experts from The Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe as they discuss the importance of early learning and literacy, and how selecting a high quality child care center for your child can make such a difference. 

Panelists:

  • Ileana Vallejo, Family Relationship Manager, Early Learning Coalition
  • Alain Zamora, Supervisor, Child Care Resource and Referral, Early Learning Coalition
  • Paloma Lopez-Barcena, Deputy Director, Quality Initiatives, Early Learning Coalition
  • Jeffrey Hurst, Child Care Licensing, Department of Children and Families

Parenting: Family Matters

  • Father’s Health and Involvement Affecting Birth Outcomes – Session 1: 10 AM – Room 7

Fathers and partners, join fathers from The Fatherhood Task Force to learn the importance of fathers’ physical and mental health, management of stress and depression, and parental engagement as they prepare for pregnancy and fatherhood. Recognizing and building on fathers’ knowledge and life skills will provide fathers the confidence they need to experience the benefits of being an involved father. Children do better in all ways when fathers are engaged and respected.

Panelists:

Holly Zwerling, CEO, Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida

Kasey Merchant, Magnobrain, LLC

  • Becoming Your Child’s Superhero: Standing up for Your Baby and Yourself Session 2:  11 AM – Room 7

Mothers and fathers, join a panel of experts led by The Children’s Movement of Florida as they discuss the power that parents have, the importance of them advocating for their children, when and how to ask the right questions, as well as ways they can advocate on a statewide level for child-friendly policy changes.

      Panelists:

  • Silvia Calderon, Parent to Parent
  • Dr. Lawren Mundy, ARPN in OB-GYN, University of Miami
  • Dr. Liza Ayuso, MD, Pediatric Associates
  • Hortensia Lozano, Help Me Grow
  1. Getting Food smart Food for your Family. How to prepare “Overnight Oats” – Session 3: 12 Noon – Room 7

Mothers and fathers, join presenters from The University of Florida, Miami-Dade County Extension Services to hear about easy ways to make healthy food choices for the entire family, during pregnancy and for all stages of parenthood, as well as how to save money while shopping for your families. Learn how to prepare “Overnight Oats” from Fruity Veggie Nutrition.

Samples of healthy snacks and overnight oats will be distributed.

 Panelists:

  • Rachel Biderman, Extension Agent, University of Florida, Miami-Dade County Extension
  • Marie Alcindor, Program Assistant, University of Florida, Miami-Dade County Extension
  • Luz Vazquez, Program Assistant, University of Florida, Miami-Dade County Extension
  • Melissa Farello, MPH, RDN, LDN/Fruity Veggie Nutrition, LLC.