We would like to invite you to a one-day symposium on “An Anthropological Look at Infant’s Sleep” held on Saturday 9 November. The world’s most respected and cited expert on children’s sleep, Professor James McKenna, will perform.
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B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of Oregon) Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Professor of Anthropology
McKenna pioneered the first behavioral and electro-physiological studies documenting differences between mothers and infants sleeping together and apart and has become known worldwide for his work in promoting studies of breast feeding and mother-infant cosleeping. A biological anthropologist, and Director of the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory McKenna began his career studying the social behavior and development of monkeys and apes with an emphasis on parenting behavior and ecology. He has published over 150 articles and six books including a popular parenting book Sleeping With Your baby: A Parents Guide To Co-sleeping. He has coedited Ancestral Landscapes In Human Evolution, Evolutionary Medicine, and a more recent co-edited volume Evolution and Health: New Perspectives (Oxford University Press. He won the prestigious Shannon Award (with Dr. Sarah Mosko) from the National Institutes of Child Health and Development for his SIDS research and is the nation’s foremost authority and spokesperson to the national press on issues pertaining to infant and childhood sleep problems, sleep development, and breastfeeding.
Lenka Medvecová Tinková is an anthropologist and czech sleep expert. She has appeared in state televisions in the Czech and Slovak Republic and has commented on baby and child sleep at various radio stations, press, parenting websites and televisions.
She has a degree in anthropology with a focus on ethology and socio-cultural anthropology from the Charles University in Prague. Within her field she was doing ethnography research about baby sleep for almost six years.
She is the founder of Prosim Spinkej, a baby-sleep project, within which she supports parents in gentle parenting and organises workshops and seminars for professionals about normal infant sleep).
In 2018, the ProsimSpinkej project hosted the first anthropological symposium on children’s sleep in Prague called Children’s Sleep through the Eyes of Anthropologists, where Prof. HELEN BALL, a biological anthropologist, was the main guest.
In addition to consulting, researching and publishing books, she also gives lectures for parents. From 2014 to 2018, she lectured in more than 100 towns throughout the Czech Republic and Slovakia and several festivals and events for parents.
She is also an author of a for parents about baby sleep: S láskou o dětském spánku (With Love About Children´s Sleep), and a book with therapeutic fairy tales: Pohádkopsaní pro klidné spaní (Fairy Tales for Calm Sleep).
SYMPOSIUM FOR ALL PROFESSIONALS
The symposium is intended for all doulas, midwives, lactation consultants, peadiatricians, neurologists, psychologists, anthropologists, baby-wearing consultants, health care providers, sleep consultants, teachers, au pairs and any other professionals and people who work with families or babies or are simply interested in baby sleep and anthropology.
WHY TO BE THERE?
- Great opportunity to meet one of the most cited baby sleep scientist in the world
- New inspiration for your own specialisation and work
- Answers to your questions from well-known professionals
- Being part of an interesting international group of professionals
- Discover what is new in research in the topics of: SIDS, co-sleeping, breastsleeping, normal infant sleep
- A Brief History of Infant Sleep In Western Industrialized Societies
- Breastsleeping : Humankind’s Oldest and Most Successful Infant Sleep and Feeding Arrangement
- Neuro-physiological Bases and Evolutionary Origins and Research on Breastsleeping
- A Potential Explanation of the Origin of SIDS and Colic: How and Why Human Speech Breathing Might Explain Both
- Disadvatages and risks of cry-it-out methods and controlled crying methods
- New socio-cultural phenomena, which influence parents and their baby sleep practise in Czech republic and European countries
DATE AND TIME
9/11/2019, 9:00 – 17:00
Venue of the symposium: KC Vavruška, Karlovo nám. 317/5, 120 00 Prague 2 – Nové Město, Czech Republic
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Photos from the I. Symposium in 2018
Dear Lenka, Thank you so much for organising his wonderful symposium. The event was full of great support and positive energy. A big thanks to both you and Helen for amazing lectures full of inspiration.
I am writing on my way from the symposium. Thank you so much. I am full of energy, energy of understanding and with again willing to listen. I wish you joy and energy for your next projects.
Hello Lenka, thank you so much for a great symposium. The participants were extraordinarily well taken care of.
Thank you for organising the symposium. I experienced a very pleasant and inspiring gathering and sharing.