The program below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.

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

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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