AMS HP eNews 21 September 2015



  Australasian Menopause Society  
Health Professionals eNews21 September 2015
  Welcome to AMS HP eNews for doctors and other healthcare professionals who have a special interest in women's health. The content covers information and resources relevant to menopause, midlife and the promotion of healthy ageing.


AMS Congress 2015 Canberra - register now

AMS Congress 2015


Last chance to get involved in the AMS Canberra Congress "Menopause – Mind over Matter" and join us to hear from expert leaders in an exciting scientific program in a city which offers remarkable places to see and things to do.


If you have already registered we look forward to seeing you in Canberra later in the week.


Register here


Remember for AMS Members, special registration rate applies.


Dr Linda Welberry
Congress Chair



Updated Info Sheet: Spontaneous Premature Ovarian Insufficiency    

Spontaneous Premature Ovarian Insufficiency

Menopause occurring spontaneously in women younger than 40 years of age affects approximately 1% of women. This was previously referred to as premature ovarian failure; however, the preferred term is now premature (or primary) ovarian insufficiency (POI). 


Premature menopause is menopause occurring before age 40 years and includes surgical removal of ovaries (bilateral oophorectomy). POI may also be included under this heading although cessation of ovarian function in POI is not always irreversible. Menopause occurring between 40-45 years of age is called early menopause, with spontaneous early menopause affecting approximately 5% of women.




Menopause, mood & memory  

A health information seminar for women 


Jean Hailes and the Australasian Menopause Society will present information about menopause and women's mental health for women in the community in Canberra. 

Sunday 27 September 2015
1.30pm (for a 1.45pm start) - 3.00pm
Hotel QT, 1 London Circuit, Canberra


Dr Elizabeth Farrell, Gynaecologist, is covering the basics of menopause including management options and health after menopause.

Dr Mandy Deeks, Psychologist presents her version of a mental workout, delving into what's important when it comes to mental health, mood and anxiety.

Plus Dr Sonia Davison, Endocrinologist, will be discussing memory and cognition.


Seats are limited and bookings are essential. A gold coin donation at the door is requested. 


For more information and a copy of the event flyer go to   



Menopause Essentials Update for Health Professionals 

me update


Menopause Updates are a new initiative of the Australasian Menopause Society in response to requests from many GPs for up to date evidence based information and guidance in managing women’s midlife health issues including menopause.


Topics include:

Menopause: What is it? ~ HRT: Risks and Benefits
How to Manage Menopause ~ Low Libido and Testosterone


Dr Jane ElliotDr Jane Elliot, MBBS, is Immediate Past President and a Life Member of the Australasian Menopause Society. 
Dr Deborah BatesonDr Deborah Bateson, MA, MSc, MBBS, is a Director of AMS, Medical Director and Director of Clinical Services, Family Planning NSW, and Adjunct Associate Professor, La Trobe University. 
Date and Venue

7 November 2015
Byron @ Byron Resort, Byron Bay, NSW


Cost to be confirmed.
Expression of interest here

Includes coffee on arrival, refreshments and a comprehensive delegate handbook.


For more information see



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Bioidentical hormones, menopausal women, and the lure of the "natural" in U.S. anti-aging medicine
Attitudes to bioidentical hormones (BHRT) reveal broader contemporary values, discourses, and discomforts with menopause, aging, and biomedicine. The attraction to and promise of BHRT is rooted in the idea that it is a 'natural' therapy...

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Moderate-severely bothersome vasomotor symptoms are associated with lowered psychological general wellbeing in women at midlife

Investigation into the association between moderate-severely bothersome vasomotor symptoms (VMS) and psychological general well-being in women, aged 40–65 years, taking into account sociodemographic and lifestyle factors.

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Use of complementary and alternative medicines for menopausal symptoms in Australian women aged 40-65 years

A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study of Australian women aged 40–65 years living independently in the community.

Members


Low use of effective and safe therapies for moderate to severe menopausal symptoms: a cross-sectional community study of Australian women

Most women with severe menopausal symptoms remain untreated despite the availability of safe non-hormone therapies and safer low-dose transdermal hormone therapies. Vaginal estrogen therapy is underprescribed.

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AMS 2015 Congress - Mind over Matter

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