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The Australasian Menopause Society holds a scientific meeting (Congress) each year.

The AMS Congress involves plenary lectures, interactive sessions and panel discussions.

These meetings are planned three years in advance, building on the topics and experiences of past successful annual scientific meetings.

Abstracts from meetings are available for AMS Members at AMS Abstracts (Note: you must be a current AMS Member to access)

Content updated March 29, 2009

AMS eLearning Website access

AMS has made the AMS eLearning site easier to access for all members.

All members who were not registered on the site have now been added at https://elearning.menopause.org.au/ and pre-enrolled in all available courses.

Members who were already registered on the site have now been pre-enrolled in all courses as well.

This simply means that should you wish to undertake any of the courses you can do so immediately.

2020-22 Points apply to the courses.

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Gaining Access

An email will be sent to you with access instructions and a password. Your username is your email address.

You may access your eLearnAMS account through forgotten password with your email address immediately.

elearn AMS access

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance if needed. 

Content created August 2020

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Menopause Essentials Update 2019

Menopause Essentials UpdateThe AMS Board is pleased to continue this very popular Menopause Essentials Update series.

Upcoming Presentations

Saturday 25 May 2019

1.30-5.30pm

The Victoria Hotel, 215 Little Collins St, Melbourne

This update on Menopause is aimed at GP’s, gynaecologists, endocrinologists and other health professionals who are seeking a comprehensive review of the current issues that face them in the diagnosis and management of menopausal symptoms. Presentations will include case studies and there will be time for questions.

Topics include:

  • Decision making at menopause
  • Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT): What’s new?
  • Managing menopause without hormones
  • MHT in difficult circumstances

Download flyer here:  pdfMenopause Essentials Update May 2019851.96 KB

Speakers

speakers

Register

Go to Trybooking at: https://www.trybooking.com/BAEOV

 

Continuing Education

QI&CPD

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists  (RANZCOG) Approved O&G Workshop (Clinical Expertise Domain) 3 PD points.

 Support

Besins

The AMS thanks Besins Healthcare for the unrestricted education grant that has made this Menopause Essentials Update possible.

Content updated February 2019

 

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Menopause Essentials Update 2020

MEU Perth 2020The AMS Board is pleased to continue this very popular Menopause Essentials Update series.

Upcoming Presentations

Perth, Saturday 14 November 2020

1.30-5.00pm

Seminar Room 4, University Club of Western Australia
University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA 6009

This update on Menopause is aimed at GP's, gynaecologists, endocrinologists and other health professionals who are seeking a comprehensive review of the current issues that face them in the diagnosis and management of menopausal symptoms.

Presentations will include case studies and there will be time for questions. 

Topics include:

  • Decision making at menopause
  • Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT): What’s new?
  • Managing menopause without hormones
  • MHT in difficult circumstances

Download flyer here: pdfMenopause Essentials Update 2020466.12 KB

Presenters

Dr Ashley Makepeace MBBS FRACP

Dr Ashley MakepeaceDr Ashley Makepeace is a clinical Endocrinologist and completed her Endocrinology training in Western Australia and in Oxford, UK. Her public appointment is at Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals. She consults in private with interests in type 1 diabetes, bone health and women’s health and works as an Endocrinologist within a fertility clinic. She is a guest lecturer for the medical curriculum at Notre Dame University, Fremantle. She is the chair of a local interest group of Endocrinologists and Clinical Biochemists with a focus on women’s health.

Dr Nely Shrestha Khatri MBBS FRACP

Dr Nely Shrestha KhatriDr Nely Shrestha Khatri is a Consultant Endocrinologist at Fiona Stanley Hospital. She undertook advanced training at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital. She underwent further training in obstetric medicine and endocrine disorders in pregnancy at King Edward Memorial Hospital. She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Endocrinology in 2018 and Obstetric Medicine Certificate by SOMANZ in 2019. She has private practices at Keogh Institute for Medical Research, Nedlands and Rockingham Specialist Centre.

Dr Lucy Williams MBBS FRANZCOG

Dr Lucy WilliamsDr Lucy Williams is a Consultant Gynaecologist with a Masters in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She works as a sessional gynaecologist at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women in the Menopause and Fertility Clinics. She is also Medical Director of Concept Fertility Centre and consults in general Gynaecology and Fertility at Hollywood Medical Centre.

 

Dr Jennifer Ng MBBS (HONS) FRACP

Dr Jennifer NgDr Jennifer Ng is an Endocrinologist at the Keogh Institute for Medical Research and Hollywood Medical Centre in Nedlands. She completed her MBBS in 2000 at the University of Western Australia, Physician Training at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, and Endocrinology training at Royal Perth and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospitals in Perth. In 2008 she undertook a clinical and research fellowship in Obstetric Medicine at the B.C. Women’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. She has additional experience in Clinical Biochemistry.

Cost

AMS members: FREE
Non-members: $50

Register

Go to Trybooking at: https://www.trybooking.com/BLLHX

Continuing Education

RACGP CPD points 2020 ACRRM Accredited Activity

Content updated Sptember 2020

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Education

AMS Congress

The Australasian Menopause Society holds a scientific meeting (Congress) each year.

The AMS Congress involves plenary lectures, interactive sessions and panel discussions.

These meetings are planned three years in advance, building on the topics and experiences of past successful annual scientific meetings as well as drawing on the outcomes of recent research.

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HP eNews

The AMS publishes a regular email newsletter, 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.

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Menopause Essentials Update

Menopause Essentials 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. 

For AMS Members

Case Studies

AMS Members have access to Case Studies relevant to women's health management.

Educational Slides

The International Menopause Society has provided access to their Educational Slide Kit for AMS Members.

eLearning Website

See the site here: https://elearning.menopause.org.au/

Members have been pre-registered and have access (pre-enrolled) for all courses.

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For access to these and more materials become a member.

 

Content updated August 2020

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CPD Points AMS Congress 2014

All CPD points have now been approved for each of the AMS Pre-Congress workshops and also the AMS Congress as listed below. 

AMS Update on the Menopause – Menopause Essentials

RACGP Activity 7701 – This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2014-2016 triennium.  Total 6 x Category 2 points.

ACRRM Activity E1401AMSO – 3 Core points, 2014-2016 triennium

RANZCOG 

  • Paper-based CPD Program participants can claim 4 CPD points (for full attendance) under the Meeting Attendance category
  • CPD Online Program participants can claim 4 PD points (for full attendance) in the Clinical Expertise Domain

RNZCGP has endorsed and approved this activity for up to 3.0 credits CME for General Practice Educational Program Stage 2 (GPEP2) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes. 

AMS Update on the Menopause – Breast Cancer and Menopause

RACGP Activity 8746 – This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2014-2016 triennium.  Total 6 x Category 2 points. 

ACRRM Activity E1402AMSO - 3 Core points, 2014-2016 triennium 

RANZCOG 

  • Paper-based CPD Program participants can claim 4 CPD points (for full attendance) under the Meeting Attendance category
  • CPD Online Program participants can claim 4 PD points (for full attendance) in the Clinical Expertise Domain

RNZCGP has endorsed and approved this activity for up to 3.0 credits CME for General Practice Educational Program Stage 2 (GPEP2) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes

AMS Update on the Menopause – Menopause Essentials & Breast Cancer and Menopause

RACGP Activity 8755 – This activity been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2014-2016 triennium. Total 40 x Category 1 points, in Women’s Health. 

ACRRM Activity E1403AMSO – 14 PRPD points + 14 PRPD O&G MOPS points, 2014-2016 triennium.

RANZCOG 

  • Paper-based CPD Program participants can claim 7 CPD points (for full attendance) under the Meeting Attendance category
  • CPD Online Program participants can claim 7 PD points (for full attendance) in the Clinical Expertise Domain 

RNZCGP has endorsed and approved this activity for up to 6.0 credits CME for General Practice Educational Program Stage 2 (GPEP2) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes

Full ALM attendance is eligible for one day Obstetrics Procedural Grant for eligible GPs.  GPs must be registered in the Rural Procedural Grants Program prior to attending the workshop.  For further information on grant procedure please contact Pauline Curtis, RACGP Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or Maria Trueman, ACRRM Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

18thCongress of the Australasian Menopause Society – The Heart of the Matter – Saturday 27th& Sunday 28thSeptember, 2014 (2 days)

RACGP Activity 8027 (2 days) – This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2014-2016 triennium.  Total 19 x Category 2 points.

RACGP Activity 11154 (Saturday only) – This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2014-2016 triennium.  Total 10 x Category 2 points.

RACGP Activity 11155 (Sunday only) – This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2014-2016 triennium.  Total 9 x Category 2 points. 

ACRRM Activity E1404AMSO – 10 Core points, 2014-2016 triennium (Full Attendance).  Full day Saturday or full day Sunday only points will be available when sign in sheet submitted post Congress. 

RANZCOG 

  • Paper-based CPD Program participants (Meeting Attendance category)
    - Full attendance - 11 Meeting points
    - Attendance 27thSeptember, 2014 - 6 Meeting points
    - Attendance 28thSeptember, 2014 – 6 Meeting points 
  • CPD Online Program participants (Clinical Expertise Domain)
    - Full attendance - 11 PD points
    - Attendance 27thSeptember, 2014 - 6 PD points
    - Attendance 28thSeptember, 2014 – 6 PD points 

RNZCGP has endorsed and approved this activity for up to: 

Full Attendance - 9.5 credits CME for General Practice Educational Program Stage 2 (GPEP2) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes

Saturday only – 5 credits CME for General Practice Educational Program Stage 2 (GPEP2) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes

Sunday only – 4.5 credits CME for General Practice Educational Program Stage 2 (GPEP2) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes

Full 2 Day Congress attendance is eligible for one day Obstetrics Procedural Grant for eligible GPs.  GPs must be registered in the Rural Procedural Grants Program prior to attending the workshop. 

 

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Clinical Trial Update 2012

From the AMS Congress 2012:

One of the most popular AMS Congress sessions is the annual Clinical Trial Update, presented by Dr Sonia Davison, MBBS FRACP PhD from the Women's Health Research Program at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.

Because of the interest in this session, Dr Davison's slide presentation is now available for downloading.

pdfAMS Clinical Trials Update 2012 S Davison Oct 2012228.1 KB

Note: Speaker presentation slides

Slide presentations from the speakers at the AMS 16th National Congress 12-14 October 2012 in Melbourne are available for members here.

 

Content updated  31 October 2012

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AMS Active Learning Module 2013

The Assessing and Managing Menopause Active Learning Module (ALM) has been developed for General Practitioners who are interested in learning more about the management of menopause in primary practice.

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The activity is an RACGP accredited Category 1 activity (total points: 40 Category 1).

Learning Objectives

At the end of the activity, the participant should:

  • Be able to confidently assess and appropriately manage menopausal women
  • Have practised skills in diagnosing and managing menopause
  • Understand the limitations of treatment options for menopausal women
  • Know when specialist referral of menopausal patients is appropriate

Website: http://education.menopause.org.au/

ALM Registration

To undertake the ALM, it is necessary for all participants to:

1. Enrol for the ALM package

ALM enrolments are being managed by the AMS Secretariat. Participation in the ALM will be free of charge to all AMS Members i.e. paid to December 2013. For non-members, a $50 fee will apply.

Go to AMS ALM 2013 Registration to enrol online 
http://www.menopause.org.au/health-professionals/ams-congress-2013/alm-registration-request

Enrolled participants will be provided with a password to access the online module and complete each of the parts of the ALM. 

2. Also register and pay to attend the Australasian Menopause Society Pre-congress Update

This will be in Adelaide from 9am to 12.30pm on Friday 6 September, 2013

For registration details go to: www.sapmea.asn.au/conventions/ams2013/rego.html 

ALM Content Outline 2013

Part 1 – Predisposing Activity (30 mins)
                This must be completed before proceeding to Part 2

Part 2 – Attend Pre-Congress Update 6 September, in Adelaide (3 hours)

Part 3 – Complete Case Studies Activity (1.5 Hours)

Part 4 – Complete Research Update Activity (1.5 Hours)

Part 5 – Complete Reinforcing Activity Evaluation (30 mins)

Part 6 – Evaluation 

Content updated 21 July 2013

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AMS Congress Centre

AMS Congress register 2016

Australian Menopause Society 20th Congress

Join us in November 2016 for our 20th AMS Congress.

In 2016 our Congress will be at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, right in the heart of the art and cafe culture of the historic port city and close by to beaches, the Swan river and Rottnest Island.

Pick up the latest on bones – how to assess fracture risk, what to use, what to avoid, when to start, when to stop, skin conditions of ageing, plastic surgery, useful tools for your practice. Discuss difficult cases, and learn all the latest from the literature and the clinical trials. Meet with friends and colleagues and exchange ideas.

More information at AMS Congress 2016...


Past Congress Presentations

Congress presentations from past years are available to AMS Members when logged in.

AMS Congress 2014

AMS Congress 2013

AMS Congress 2012

AMS Congress 2011

One of the most popular AMS Congress sessions is the annual Clinical Trial Update, presented by Dr Sonia Davison, MBBS FRACP PhD from the Women's Health Research Program at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, is available publicly. 

Clinical Trial Update 2012

Content updated December 2015

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