Friday Lunch Symposium
"The Role of body-identical micronised progesterone on managing menopause symptoms and mid-life infertility"
Friday 13th October, 12:05pm – 1:15pm, Perth Room
Topic: The experience of using body-identical hormones compared to other menopausal hormone therapies and their place in treatment of menopause. The peri-menopausal woman and fertility – practical considerations for GP’s
Speakers: Associate Professor John Eden – Reproductive Endocrinologist UNSW School of Women’s and Children’s Health, Director of the Sydney Menopause Centre
Professor Michael Chapman – Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the School of Women’s & Children’s Health (WCH) and at St George Public Hospital; Fertility Specialist
Saturday Breakfast Workshop
"Management of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: A new Clinical Care Standard"
Saturday 14th October, 7:00am – 8:15am, Perth Room
Topic: Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common problem affecting up to 25% of women of reproductive age. The Australian Atlas of Health Care produced by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has found great variability in the management of heavy menstrual bleeding across Australia. This has led to the development of the Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard which will be formally launched at the Rural Medicine Conference in Melbourne in late October 2017. This interactive case-based session will discuss how the Clinical Care Standard has addressed the management of heavy menstrual bleeding in relation to the following areas:
• Taking a comprehensive history and undertaking a systematic assessment in order to guide investigation of possible causes and their management.
• The role of investigations, in particular transvaginal ultrasound for suspected structural abnormalities, screening for iron-deficiency anaemia and other diagnostic tests when suggested by the history.
• Supporting informed choice and shared decision-making
• The place of pharmaceutical treatment options, including oral therapies and the hormonal intrauterine system.
• When procedural interventions such as endometrial ablation, and the removal or destruction of fibroids or polyps using surgical or radiological techniques might be considered as alternatives to hysterectomy.
Speaker: Associate Professor Deborah Bateson, Associate Professor Kirsten Black and Dr Joanne Ludlow
Sunday Breakfast Workshop
"Everything you wanted to know about osteoporosis but were afraid to ask"
Sunday 15th October, 7:30am – 8:30am, Perth Room
• Why osteoporosis is important
• Why worry about osteoporosis
• Clinical impact of fractures on mortality
• How treatment can improve mortality
• Options for treating the younger person with OP
• Transitioning treatments for older PMO women as risk increases
Speaker:Professor John Eisman AO (MB BS, PhD, FRACP), Director of Clinical Translation and Advanced Education, Garvan Institute, Sydney; Staff Specialist Endocrinology, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney; Conjoint Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney; Associate Dean, Clinical Excellence and Research, University of Notre Dame, School of Medicine, Sydney