2019 AMS Congress Program

Pre-Congress Program
Friday 6 September
07.30 – 08.30 Pre-Congress Menopause Essentials Registration | Mezzanine Level
  Menopause Essentials Update | Grand Ballroom
Chair: Karen Magraith & Susan Jenner
08.30 – 09.15 Decision making at menopause
Amanda Vincent
09.15 – 10.00 Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT): What’s the latest?
Jane Elliott
10.00 – 10.30 Morning tea
10.30 – 11.15 Managing menopause without hormones
Martha Hickey
11.15 – 12.00 Menopausal Hormone Therapy under difficult circumstances
Bronwyn Stuckey
12.10 – 13.10 Commercial Symposium hosted by Mylan
Lunch | Federation Ballroom
Congress Program
Friday 6 September
11.30 Congress Registration | Federation Ballroom
12.10 – 1.10 Commercial Symposium hosted by Mylan
Lunch | Federation Ballroom
1.20 – 1.25 Congress Opening
Amanda Vincent | AMS President
Bronwyn Stuckey | Congress Scientific Program Chair
Alice MacLennan Plenary – Brain Health  Grand Ballroom
Chairs: Amanda Vincent & Bronwyn Stuckey
1.25 – 1.55 MHT and Cognition
Pauline Maki
1.55 – 2.25 Understanding stroke in women – from causes to consequences
Seana Gall
2.25 – 2.55 Cancer-related Cognitive Impairment
Janette Vardy
2.55 – 3.15 Panel Discussion
3.15 – 3.45 Afternoon tea | Federation Ballroom
Plenary Session 2 – Endometrial Health | Grand Ballroom
Chair: Naomi Saunder & Ashley Makepeace
3.45 – 4.15 Breakthrough bleeding – what causes it and how to manage it
Kirsten Black
4.15 – 4.45 Selective progesterone receptor modulators
Beverley Vollenhoven
4.45 – 5.15 MHT after endometrial mischief
Jim Tsaltas
5.15 – 5.35 Panel Discussion
5.40 – 7.10 Welcome Reception – Federation Ballroom
Welcome to Country
Saturday 7 September
07.00 – 08.30 Commercial Symposium hosted by Besins
Breakfast | Federation Ballroom
08.00 Registration | Federation Ballroom
Plenary Session 3 – Mind Health | Grand Ballroom
Chairs: Sonia Davison & Jenny Rogers
08.45 – 09.15 Mental health at menopause
Pauline Maki
09.15 – 09.45 Sexual aspects of anti-depressant therapy in the perimenopause and menopause
Jon-Paul Khoo
09.45 – 10.15 Mindfulness, Mood and Menopause
Craig Hassed
10.15 – 10.35 Panel Discussion
10.35 – 11.05 Morning tea | Federation Ballroom
Plenary Session 4 – Vaginal Health | Grand Ballroom
Chairs: Ann Olsson & Lina Safro
11.05 – 11.35 How did we get into this mesh?
Naomi Saunder
11.35 – 12.05 Vaginal Laser Therapy
Erin Nesbitt-Hawes
12.05 – 12.35 Vaginal administration of sex steroids in menopausal hormone therapy
Martha Hickey
12.35 – 12.55 Panel discussion
12.55 – 1.55 Lunch | Federation Ballroom
Plenary Session 5 | Grand Ballroom
Moderator: Sylvia Rosevear
1.55 – 2.40 Debate: Denosumab or bisphosphonate?
Ego Seeman & Esther Briganti 
2.40 – 3.10 Hot off the press – MHT and breast cancer 
Panel discussion of the recent Lancet publication
Chair: Sonia Davison
Panel members – Amanda Vincent, Bronwyn Stuckey & Martha Hickey
3.10 – 3.30 Afternoon tea | Federation Ballroom
3.30 – 4.30 Free Communications | Grand Ballroom
Chairs: Georgina Hale & Jane Elliot 
3.30 – 3.45 Associations between age, sex and menopause with brain structure at middle and early old age
Stephanie Than
3.48 – 4.03 Do menopausal hot flushes change with sunlight exposure?
Andie Xu
4.06 – 4.21 Fracture risk prediction and the decision to treat low bone density
Nicole Opie
4.24 – 4.30 Multitargeting effects of an herbal formula on menopausal hot flushes
Mingdi Li
4.30 – 5.30 AMS AGM | Grand Ballroom
6.30 – 10.30 Congress Dinner – The Henry Jones Art Hotel – 2 min walk from the Hotel Grand Chancellor
Includes the Inaugural AMS Congress quiz; presentation of Awards, fine food, wine and dancing!
Sunday 8 September
07.30 – 08.30 Commercial Symposium hosted by Amgen
Breakfast | Federation Ballroom
08.15 Registration | Federation Ballroom
Plenary Session 6 – When is x not x | Grand Ballroom
Chair: Beverly Vollenhoven & Susan Jenner
08.45 – 09.15 When is breast cancer not a cancer
Jocelyn Lippey
09.15 – 09.45 When is a fracture not a fracture
Mark Forwood
09.45 – 10.15 When menopause not menopause?
Victoria Nisenblat
10.15 – 10.35 Panel discussion
10.35 – 10.40 Welcome to Melbourne 2020
10.40 – 11.05 Morning tea | Federation Ballroom
Plenary Session 7 – Old drugs with new data | Grand Ballroom
Chair: Karen Magraith & Janice Brown
11.05 – 11.35 Calcium and vitamin D for bones?
Andrew Grey
11.35 – 12.05 Metformin – not just for diabetes?
Gary Wittert
12.05 – 12.35 Botox for pelvic pain and overactive bladder
Erin Nesbitt-Hawes
12.35 – 12.55 Panel discussion
12.55 – 13.25 Sonia’s Snippets
Sonia Davison
13.25 Congress Close