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2024 ISRHML Conference


22nd ISRHML International Conference on Human Milk and Lactation Research: Advancing Science, Fostering Inclusivity, Shaping the Future

December 9-13, 2024
Hyatt Place Hotel
Historic Charleston, South Carolina, USA

ISRHML Program Overview

We cordially invite you to participate in the forthcoming 22nd ISRHML International Conference on Human Milk and Lactation Research, slated to convene in Charleston, South Carolina, from December 9th to 13th, 2024. Under the theme "Advancing Science, Fostering Inclusivity, Shaping the Future," this distinguished gathering promises to be a hallmark event in the realm of human milk and lactation research.

At its core, this conference serves as a nexus for the convergence of esteemed researchers, clinicians, and healthcare professionals hailing from diverse geographical locales and disciplinary backgrounds. It offers a meticulously curated platform conducive to robust scientific discourse, knowledge dissemination, and collaborative endeavors.

The overarching objectives of the conference are threefold:

  1. Facilitate Inclusive Scientific Exchange: By providing an inclusive forum for the exchange of scholarly insights pertaining to the intricate biology of human milk and lactation, we endeavor to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue and foster a more comprehensive understanding of this pivotal field.
  2. Advance Frontier Research: Embracing a forward-looking ethos, the conference is dedicated to showcasing pioneering research endeavors aimed at elucidating the multifaceted health implications of human milk and lactation. Participants can expect to engage with cutting-edge investigations poised to redefine paradigms and propel the field forward.
  3. Promote Knowledge Translation: Recognizing the imperative of bridging the translational gap between basic scientific inquiry and clinical application, the conference places a concerted emphasis on elucidating strategies for effectual knowledge dissemination and implementation within healthcare practice settings.

Distinguished by its specialized focus on the intricate nuances of human milk biology and composition, coupled with its unwavering commitment to facilitating seamless knowledge translation, this event stands apart as a beacon of excellence in the global scientific arena. Moreover, in alignment with established guidelines, the conference will adhere rigorously to WHO code protocols and will offer accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education (CE) opportunities.

We extend a warm invitation to scholars, practitioners, and stakeholders alike to join us in Charleston for an intellectually enriching and professionally rewarding experience. Together, let us chart a course towards advancing scientific frontiers and shaping the future trajectory of human milk and lactation research.

ISRHML Conference Agenda & Faculty Listing

The tentative conference agenda can be found here. A faculty listing will be available soon. 

ISRHML Online Syllabus

In our efforts to “go green”, an online syllabus will be provided to all attendees. Information will be emailed to you prior to the conference so that you may download a copy. Internet connection will also be available in the meeting room.

ISRHML Accreditation

The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ISRHML Credit Designation

The Medical University of South Carolina has approved this live activity for  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses: Most states accept CMEs that apply to a specific nursing specialty as nursing continuing education. Please check with your respective State Board of Nursing to ascertain the equivalent number of contact hours offered for the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ offered for this meeting.

ISRHML Disclosure

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any financial relationships with any ineligible companies. An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Any financial relationships with these ineligible companies will be mitigated by the MUSC Office of CME. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.

Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing medical education activity, please call the Office of CME at 843-876-1925

ISRHML In-Person Registration Fees

  Early Bird
August 1  
August 2 - 
September 30 
October 1 
Full Member   $1,075  $1,275  $1,400
 Associate Member  $1,075  $1,275  $1,400
 Non-Member*  $1,675  $1,800  $1,975
 Trainee  $475  $475  $475
 Speaker**  $475  $475  $475


Registration fee includes Meet & Greet reception on Monday, December 9 at the Hyatt Place Hotel and Gala Dinner Celebration on Thursday, December 12 at the historical Charleston Visitors Center.

Optional Registration Options for In-Person Attendees

Optional AM Workshop on Monday, December 9:
Member $100.00
Non-Member $150.00
Trainee $75.00

Optional PM Workshop on Monday, December 9:
Member $100.00
Non-Member $150.00
Trainee $75.00

Guest for Welcome Reception on Monday, December 9:
Guest $50.00

Tours on Thursday, December 12:  
Charleston Stroll Tour $60.00 per person                           
Savor the Flavors of Charleston $120.00 per person      
Charleston Strolls Holiday Tour $70.00 per person        
Rebels and Redcoats Tour $110.00 per person                
Toast of the Town Cocktail Hour $135.00 per person  

Gala Dinner on Thursday, December 12:
Guest $100.00

CME Credit Letter:
Member $25.00
Non-Member $25.00
Trainee $25.00

The in-person fee includes tuition, breaks, lunch, opening reception, and online syllabus

ISRHML Virtual Registration Fees

  Early Bird
August 1 
August 2 - 
September 30
October 1 
Full Member   $600  $800  $1,000
 Associate Member  $600 $800   $1,000
 Non-Member*  $1,000  $1,200  $1,475
 Trainee  $300  $300  $300


Optional Registration Options for Virtual Attendees

Optional Workshop on Monday, December 9:
Member $100.00
Non-Member $150.00
Trainee $75.00 

CME Credit Letter:
Member $25.00 Non-Member $25.00 Trainee $25.00

* Become a member. by visiting

** Only for 2024 ISRHML Conference speakers only.   This registration fee permits attendance for the three days other than the day of your presentation day. The speaker registration does not include those presenting abstracts (oral or poster). 

The virtual fee includes tuition and online syllabus.

No pre-registrations will be accepted after December 2, 2024.  After this date, you must contact the Office of CME at 843-876-1925 to see if space is still available.  

ISRHML Conference Cancellation

A refund will be made upon written request prior to November 9, 2024; however $100 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after November 9, 2024. We reserve the right to cancel the conference if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for canceled programs. The Medical University of South Carolina cannot be responsible for reimbursement of airline or other transportation fares, hotel or rental car charges, including penalties. By registering for this conference, you acknowledge and agree to this cancellation policy.

ISRHML Hotel Information 

Hyatt Place Hotel 
560 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403 
(843) 414-4900 

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Place & Hyatt House Charleston, 560 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403. The conference rate is $169.00 and the room block for conference registrants will be held until Friday, November 8, 2024. The room block may fill prior to Friday, November 8, 2024 and availability cannot be guaranteed. We suggest you make your reservation as soon as possible. To make your reservation, please call the hotel at 1-800-993-4751 and reference the 22nd ISRHML Conference. Please note the Hyatt House and the Hyatt Place are located in the same location and both offer a full breakfast in the morning included in the room rate. The difference in the two is as follows: The Hyatt House offers spacious studio and one bedroom suites with full kitchens.  The Hyatt Place offers standard bedroom with sleeper sofas and minifridges. 

You can also make your reservations by going to the following link or QR Code:

Hyatt House Booking Link
 or the following QR Code:

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Hyatt Place Booking Link
or the following QR Code:

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Parking: Current Parking fees per day are as follows: Valet Parking rate is currently $36.00 per day & will be charged to individual guest rooms on a nightly basis. Self-parking is located in the Charleston County Municipal Parking Garage located behind the Hotel. Self-parking is a separate charge paid directly to the garage upon exiting. Current fee is $20.00 per day, and subject to change.  

ISRHML Conference Registration

Please use ONE of these methods to register.  Do not mail if previously emailed, faxed or telephoned.

MUSC Office of CME      
96 Jonathan Lucas Street,
HE601, MSC 754      
Charleston, SC 29425

*Please note, when registering for the conference, you will need to create a profile.  Part of the profile as for the last 4 digits of your SSN (Social Security Number).  If you do not have a SSN, please use any 4 numbers for to complete this part of your profile.*

Pandemic Uncertainty

The lack of certainty about the future trajectory of the pandemic makes it difficult to make an informed decision about almost everything.  With this in mind, we have listed some key points to consider as you decide between the in-person registration and the virtual registration:

While masks are currently* not required, we encourage the use of masks for individuals at risk of complications from COVID-19, including older adults and individuals who are immunocompromised or who have pre-existing conditions. If a mask is worn, it should fit well around the nose and mouth. Cloth masks are not recommended unless they are covering a surgical mask underneath.

We will not be offering COVID testing onsite at the conference. If you are traveling internationally, please refer to the CDC Requirements for International Travelers prior to making your arrangements. For everyone flying to Charleston, we suggest purchasing travel insurance in the event your trip is cancelled.

* New mask mandates may be implemented in the future as indicated to protect the health of our community.