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2019 Pre-Congress Menopause Essentials Update Speakers

Professor Martha Hickey

Martha Hickey is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Head of the Gynaecology Research Centre at the University of Melbourne and the Royal Women’s Hospital, Victoria, Australia. She is also an NHMRC Practitioner Fellow. In her clinical practice she runs the largest public menopause service in Australia and in 2002 established the first multidisciplinary service for managing menopausal symptoms after cancer (MSAC). This service has now been replicated across Australia. She is a Senior Editor for the Cochrane Collaboration Gynaecology and Infertility Group and leads the international COMMA (Core Outcomes in Menopause) initiative.

Dr Jane Elliott

Dr Jane Elliott is a general practitioner in Adelaide, with a long standing special 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 is involved in teaching medical students at the university and also general practice education.  She has been involved in many clinical research trials in all areas of women’s health including menopause, contraception, osteoporosis and low libido. 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 and is a member of the Medical and Scientific committee of Osteoporosis Australia.

Clinical Associate Professor Amanda Vincent

Dr Amanda Vincent is a Consultant Endocrinologist with the Department of Endocrinology, Monash Health, Clayton, working in the Menopause Clinic, Osteoporosis clinic and the Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Unit. She also works as an Endocrinologist at The Women’s Specialist Menopause Clinic, Melbourne.

Dr Vincent is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Monash University’s Centre for Health Research and Implementation, School of Public Health Preventive Medicine. Her research interests include both clinical research and education projects with a particular interest in early/premature menopause and Turner’s syndrome.

She is an Associate Editor of Climacteric.

Professor Bronwyn Stuckey

Professor Bronwyn Stuckey is an endocrinologist with a clinical and research interest in reproductive endocrinology. She is Consultant Endocrinologist in the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Western Australia and Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia.

She is also the Medical Director of the Keogh Institute for Medical Research which conducts both clinics and research for both men and women. The focus of her research and that of the Institute is on the interface between reproduction and reproductive hormones and metabolism.

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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