21st Annual Congress Australasian Menopause SocietyOctober 13 - 15, 2017 Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Scientific Program

Scientific Program

AMS 21st Annual Congress

Menopause: Exploring the evidence

Friday 13 October 2017

Presenters

0830 Pre-Congress Menopause Essentials Update

Chairs: Drs Sue Jenner & Karen Magraith

0835-0920

Menopause and how to approach it

Prof Rod Baber

0920-1005

How to prescribe MHT

Dr Jane Elliott

1005-1035

Morning tea

 

1035-1120

Non-hormonal treatment options for menopausal symptoms and sexual dysfunction

Dr Sonia Davison

1120-1205

Case studies

Dr Anna Fenton

1205-1315

Sponsored Lunch

1315-1320

Congress Open

Plenary 1

Alice MacLennan Plenary: Exploring the evidence: Cardiovascular disease

Chairs: Prof Bronwyn Stuckey & Clin A/Prof Deborah Bateson

1320-1350

Progestogens: not all the same

Prof Sue Davis

1350-1420

Cardiovascular mortality risk and menopausal hormone therapy

A/Prof Tomi Mikkola

1420-1450

Unravelling the mysteries of cardiovascular disease: implications for preventative strategies

Prof Gemma Figtree

1450-1510

Panel discussion

 

1510-1540

Afternoon tea

Plenary 2

Exploring the evidence: Breast cancer

Chairs: A/Prof John Eden & Clin A/Prof Amanda Vincent

1540-1610

The breast density controversy

Dr Mary Rickard

1610-1640

Breast cancer prevention: The latest developments

Prof Kelly-Anne Phillips

1640-1710

Bone health in women with breast cancer

Dr Anna Fenton

1710-1730

Panel discussion

 

1730-19300

Welcome Reception

Saturday 14 October 2017

Presenters

Plenary 3

Exploring the evidence: Urogenital health

Chairs: Dr Vijay Roach & Prof Rod Baber

0830-0900

HT and pelvic floor disorders

A/Prof Tomi Mikkola

0900-0930

Use of laser in urogynaecology (pre-recorded)

A/Prof Jason Abbott

0930-1000

Surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse

A/Prof Chris Maher

1000-1020

Panel discussion

 

1020-1050

Morning tea

Plenary 4

Exploring the evidence: Lifestyle and culture

Chairs: A/Prof Kirsten Black & Dr Georgina Hale

1050-1120

Nutrition and brain health over the life course

Prof Felice Jacka

1120-1150

Moving through menopause with exercise: An evidence-based approach

Prof Robin Daly

1150-1250

Menopause in multi-cultural Australasia

Prof Jane Ussher & Dr Bev Lawton

1250-1350

Lunch

1350-1435

Debate: Motherhood should be confined to younger women

For: Laureate Prof John Aitken
Against: Dr Devora Lieberman

Moderator: Prof Bronwyn Stuckey

1435-1535

Free communications

Fiona Barnett
‘That’s my hour’: Postmenopausal women's experiences of an exercise intervention 

Helen Brown
Understanding the health information needs and behaviours of women in Australia

Amanda J Vincent
Breast cancer chemotherapy is associated with significant menstrual, hormonal and menopausal symptom changes in pre-menopausal women. 

Olivia Sibillin
The importance of timing in hormone therapy initiation and cardiovascular risk

Caroline Thew
The Role of an Endocrinologist in a Women's Mental Health Clinic

Chairs: Prof Bronwyn Stuckey and Clin A/Prof Amanda Vincent

1535-1635

AGM

 

1830-2230

AMS’s 21st Anniversary Dinner featuring Dr V’s Swing Thing big band and a presentation by social researcher Hugh Mackay on 'The disappearing woman'

Sunday 15 October 2017

Presenters

Plenary 5

New thoughts on sex and fertility

Chairs: Drs Sylvia Rosevear and Janice Brown

0900-0930

Optimising sexual function at midlife

Dr Rosie King

0930-1015

Male menopause: Facts, fantasy and fictions

Prof David Handelsman

1015-1045

STIs in mid-life and beyond

Dr Lynne Wray

1045-1050

Invitation to AMS 2018

 

1050-1120

Morning tea

Plenary 6

What’s new in treatments?

Chairs: Clin A/Prof Sheila O’Neill & Dr Lina Safro

1120-1150

What’s new in menopausal hormone therapy?

Prof Rod Baber

1150-1220

Managing menopause after breast cancer

Prof Martha Hickey

1220-1250

Sonia’s snippets: A 2017 clinical trial update

Dr Sonia Davison

1250-1300

Congress Farewell and Close