The International Affiliation of Tongue-tie Professionals presents the first public conference specifically about the tongue-tie phenomenon. This seminal conference features expert speakers from around the globe: Dr. Ben Lynch, Dr. Alison Hazelbaker, Dr. Larry Kotlow, Dr. Julie Doherty, Ms. Erica Anstey, Dr. Sharon Vallone, Ms. Cathy Watson Genna, Ms. Sandra Holtzman, Ms. Holly Puckering, Ms. Edith Kernerman and Ms. Jennifer Tow.
The pre-conference day features topics on the dynamics of structure as it influences function. Both Drs. Vallone and Hazelbaker will discuss the role of bodywork in the treatment of tongue-tie. Ms. Tow will discuss innovative and comprehensive assessment of infants and will explore the potential relationship of all frenula to structural restriction and compensations.
During the two main conference days, speakers will present on a wide range of topics about the assessment and treatment of tongue-tie. Three new research study findings will highlight the conference: two of which include ultrasound documentation. Of special interest is a topic on the epigenetic influence of the MTHFR mutation on tongue-tie gene expression. Long-term consequences of failure to treat tongue-tie will pepper the offerings.
A final members-only day will include discussion about the most controversial issues surrounding tongue-tie. This provides an opportunity for members to plan new studies and share clinical experiences to further clarify proper assessment and treatment approaches.