We kindly invite you to a one-day symposium held on Saturday 9 November to the “An Anthropological Look at Infant’s Sleep”. For the first time in Prague, the world’s most respected and cited expert on children’s sleep, Professor James McKenna, will perform.
Early bird registration fee is 80 €
Registration fee is 2 490,- CZK/€ 100 , after 31 August 2019.
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 commonly seen as an sleep expert in Czech republic and has appeared in national televisions in Czech republic and Slovakia. She gives expert commentary about baby and child sleep in different radio stations, press, parenting websites and televisions.
She studied anthropology with a focus on ethology and socio-cultural anthropology at Charles University in Prague. Within her field she was doing ethnography research about baby sleep for almost six years.
She is a founder of baby sleep project called ProsimSpinkej (it is a webpage supporting parents in gentle parenting, organising workshops and seminars for professionals about normal infant sleep).
In 2018, the ProsimSpinkej project organized the first anthropological symposium on children’s sleep in Prague called Children’s Sleep through the Eyes of Anthropologists. The main guest was biological anthropologist Prof. Helen Ball.
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.
Symposium is for all the professionals
We kindly invite all the doulas, midwives, lactation consultants, pediatricians, neurologists, psychologists, anthropologists, baby wearing consultants, health visitors, sleep consultants, teachers, au pairs and all the other professionals and people who somehow work with families or babies and are interested in baby sleep and anthropology.
Why not to miss this symposium
- great opportunity to meet one of the most cited baby sleep scientist from the world
- to get the new inspiration in your own specialisation and work
- get your questions answered by the well known professionals
- be the part of the interesting international group of professionals
- find out 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 fenomens, which influence parents and their baby sleep practise in Czech republic and europien countries
Date and time
9. 11. 2019, 9:00 – 17:00
place, where the symposium will be: KC Vavruška, Karlovo nám. 317/5, 120 00 Prague 2 – Nové Město, Czech Republic
Early bird registration fee is 80 €
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Look at the photos from the 1. Symposium in 2018