4th Asia Pacific Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium

Cancellation of the 4th Asia Pacific Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium

Dear Medela Customers and Guests,

We would like to share with you an important decision regarding our 4th Asia Pacific Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium in Melbourne, Australia.

It always is our intention to offer all participants at our Symposiums, an event of the highest scientific standard with world-renowned speakers in a safe and trouble-free environment. With the rapidly evolving Coronavirus situation, and guidance received globally, regionally and locally, we have been reflecting deeply in the past days and weeks about how we offer you the best conditions for a successful Symposium.

Your safety and well-being at our event are our highest priority, and in response to the current situation, our team has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Symposium. Indeed, given the current dynamic situation and the uncertainty regarding future potential developments, we were faced with this decision, and believe the cancellation of the event to be the right and appropriate one in the circumstances.

Medela remains fully committed to our mission to advance science, research and knowledge on breastfeeding and lactation, and we will run the APAC Symposium at a date to be determined next year in 2021, which also marks the 60th anniversary of Medela: to which you will be cordially invited.

For now, we will handle your cancellation and refund you the full registration fee. Depending on the processing time of the credit card company, we hope to be able to reimburse you within 30 days. No further action on your part is required.

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and hope for your understanding. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your local Medela representative or reach out to us directly on contact@medela.com.au

Thank you for your commitment to breastfeeding, lactation and Medela. We look forward already now to welcoming you next year and to an outstanding symposium in 2021!

Best regards,

Jarrod Percy
Head APAC Cluster, and
Managing Director, Medela Australia