Mylan Commercial Symposium – Friday 6 September, 12.10 – 13.10

Real-life menopause

Exploring perception and experience of 1,103 surveyed women aged 45-55 living in Australia 

Chair and Presenter:

Dr Sonia Davison, Endocrinologist, Jean Hailes, and Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Women’s Health Research Program, Monash University, Melbourne

Dr Sonia Davison MBBS FRACP PhD, is an Endocrinologist with an extensive experience and special interest in Women’s Health. She is a Clinical Fellow with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and has also been a research fellow at the Women’s Health Research Program, Monash University. Sonia is the President Elect of the Australasian Menopause Society and regularly provides their menopause updates. She is in private practice at Cabrini Medical Centre, Malvern, and at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, in Clayton. Her PhD measured androgens in over 1400 Australian women.

Panellists:

Professor Beverley Vollenhoven, Head of Gynaecology, Monash Health, and Deputy Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University

Professor Beverley Vollenhoven has been a clinician at Monash IVF for over 20 years. She has a sub-specialty qualification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, with a special clinical interest in menopause. She is also the Head of the Contraceptive Counselling Clinic and has an appointment as a Reproductive Endocrinologist at the Menopause Clinics at the Monash Medical Centre.

Dr Jane Elliott, General Practitioner, North Adelaide Family Practice

Dr Jane Elliott is a general practitioner in Adelaide, with a long standing special career interest in women’s health, including infertility, menopause and osteoporosis.  She is a clinical senior lecturer in the Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Adelaide and has been involved in many clinical research trials in all areas of women’s health .She has published papers in the areas of menopause and managing GP consultations in women’s health. Jane is a Past President of the Australasian Menopause Society.

Dr Karen Magraith, General Practitioner, Hobart

Dr Karen Magraith is a General Practitioner based in Hobart, Tasmania where she has maintained a longstanding interest in women’s health and is currently a Board member of AMS. Karen is passionate about the role of the GP in the management of menopause, with a unique position to help manage the medical, gynaecological and psychological issues of the condition.

Australasian Menopause Society

The Australasian Menopause Society (AMS) is the peak body representing doctors and other health care professionals who each have a special interest in women’s midlife health, the menopause and the promotion of healthy ageing.

 

The aim of the AMS is the advancement of knowledge about the menopause.  As well as holding an annual scientific congress in Australia and New Zealand, some AMS members are involved with the Asia-Pacific and International Menopause Societies, recognising that women living in Australia and New Zealand may have widely differing experiences of menopause.

 

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