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28 Feb 2024
  1. The Menopause Theatre
    this will give a brief overview of the gender bias towards optimal hormonal health for women
  2. The Menopause Theatre
    HRT prescribing can seem daunting. But a stepwise and individualised approach to prescribing aims to make this make this a much simpler process.
  3. The Menopause Theatre
    Migraine and the Menopause Transition

    The session will explore how hormonal changes in the menopause transition impact on migraine and will cover key points for the recognition and management of migraine during this time in a woman's life.

    ‘This is a promotional symposium, developed and funded by Pfizer. PP-NNT-GBR-1476 Date of preparation: February 2024’

  4. The Menopause Theatre
    As GPs we are increasingly seeing patients presenting with 'lack of libido'. What is it and what does it mean? What causes low libido in midlife? How do we assess and help these patients? Can we try testosterone and if so how? What is the evidence? We also know that genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is underdiagnosed and undertreated. We will go through assessment and diagnosis, looking at how we treat GSM and the new treatments which are now available.
  5. The Menopause Theatre
    Is endogenous progesterone an unsung hero in women’s health? The history and role of this sometimes-forgotten hormone.
    Promotional symposia by Besins Healthcare. The discovery and history of progesterone and its role in the women’s body through PART 1 1. The history of progesterone and relevant terminology. 2. Overview of the PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS of endogenous progesterone in the women’s body, following our case study, “Audrey” from menses, through pregnancy, perimenopause to menopause. PART 2 3. Understand the THERAPEUTIC USE of exogenous progesterone in menopause. 5. Explore the impact of progesterone on the endometrium and the evidence for its use in endometrial protection.
  6. The Menopause Theatre
    This session explores the multifaceted role of testosterone in the human body, highlighting its role as a neurotransmitter and its physiological impact. This scientific understanding is then translated into practical terms, examining the symptoms associated with low testosterone levels in women and discussing whether its benefits extend beyond enhancing libido. We will discuss the practical aspects of prescribing testosterone to women: how to prescribe testosterone effectively and safely, taking into account individual patient needs and circumstances.
  7. The Menopause Theatre
    This session will demonstrate proven behaviour change techniques, that help people to make the most informed and evidence based choices, and how these have been applied to the discovery, design and delivery of national menopause improvement. The session will showcase what has already been produced and what more is needed to ensure the frontline and women are best placed to provide and receive optimal support, respectively.
  8. The Menopause Theatre
    This talk will summarise how sleep works and why it is important to mental and physical health. In particular it will discuss how sleep changes over the course of a woman's life span, and some of the difficulties that may be encountered. There will be a focus on how sleep is affected during the menopause transition and a framework for approaching this.
  9. The Menopause Theatre
    The importance of ethnicity and menopause
    The average age of menopause in the UK is 51, in women of colour it is earlier. The overall impact on physical and mental health starts during perimenopause and can continue for years. Evidence shows there are health inequalities that face women of colour disproportionately. These span from poor awareness, to lack of education and evidence of failure to provide treatment. We know women from lower socioeconomic groups (which have higher BAME population) are around 30% less likely to be prescribed HRT than those from more affluent areas and in this session we explore why this may be using the evidence we have. The session includes case studies, explanation and completes with signposts to information sources and management tips. It aims to arouse clinical curiosity on the topic and support you to treat patients.
  10. The Menopause Theatre
29 Feb 2024
  1. The Menopause Theatre
  2. The Menopause Theatre
    Following the completion of a nutritional medicine MSc, Lisa Jamieson, a pharmacist with over 25 years’ experience – and personal experience of managing several long-term conditions with a nutritional approach – is now on a mission to try to educate others about how we can use nutrition to improve quality of life and health outcomes, and reduce the need for medication.
  3. The Menopause Theatre
    1-3% of the population will undergo menopause before the age of 40, recognising these patients and ensuring prompt access to treatment and appropriate monitoring is key to minimise long term health risks associated with premature loss of ovarian function. Management of women with premature ovarian insufficiency includes both primary and secondary health care teams and understanding the importance of optimising treatment and ongoing monitoring is key. Primary care management of menopause is often not straight-forward, particularly those who have underlying health issues such as migraine, thrombosis and cardiovascular disease, yet the majority of these women can still safely use hormone replacement therapy. Adopting a holistic approach to menopause with clear understanding about the options available, their risks and benefits and ensuring individualised discussions with patients is vital.
  4. The Menopause Theatre
    Menopause goes beyond hot flushes, impacting both the body and mind. This discussion is about how healthcare professionals support and explore the various experiences women face during perimenopause and menopause, breaking the stereotype that it's only about visible symptoms. The talk uncovers psychological symptoms like anxiety, low mood, confidence shifts, and memory challenges during menopause. These insights challenge common beliefs, urging a revaluation of how we perceive and address menopause, especially in healthcare. For healthcare professionals, this is a valuable learning opportunity, promoting a deeper understanding of menopause. It encourages a shift from checklist thinking, recognizing the diverse physical and mental dimensions of this life stage. The connection between hormonal changes and mental health takes center stage, emphasizing the need for a holistic and medical approach to women's mental health during Menopause.
  5. The Menopause Theatre
    The menopause can be described as a "perfect storm" for weight gain. Hormonal and metabolic changes make controlling weight a challenge, the impact of other menopause symptoms influence lifestyle choices and may impact how the body processes energy. Many of the "quick fixes, fads and diet gimmicks" women may have used in the past don't work anymore- it drives women to despair. This session will help to uncover the mystique of menopause weight management, you'll go away with practical, evidence based solutions that you can share with your patients.
  6. The Menopause Theatre
    Genitourinary symptoms around the menopause can significantly impact quality of life, and have a domino effect on other aspects of life including mental well-being, libido, and relationships. These symptoms affect each woman differently. We will look at how to identify symptoms and how we can help women manage their specific symptoms (and prevent worsening), using an individualised approach.
  7. The Menopause Theatre
    Discussion of common endocrine side effects of treatment and how to manage them, both non hormonally and hormonally.
  8. The Menopause Theatre
    Shows how group consultations can better meet the needs of women who are going through the menopause.
  9. The Menopause Theatre
    A summary of the afternoon events and thanking the speakers
28 Feb 2024
  1. The Women's Health Workshop
    Breast cancer in younger women
    We will explore the common myths associated with breast cancer and younger women together and the number of people it affects. We will look at possible presenting signs and symptoms and the potential difficulties healthcare professionals face in confirming a diagnosis. In addition, we will discuss the challenges younger women face following a diagnosis of breast cancer and highlight resources to support these women and their families.
  2. The Women's Health Workshop
    1. Does community pharmacy have a role within the women’s health strategy and patient pathways? Come and discuss and debate this issue…….
  3. The Women's Health Workshop
    Effective Contraceptive  Counselling
    This promotional session has been organised and funded by Organon. Attendees will be given an insight into how to effectively counsel women when making contraceptive choices
  4. The Women's Health Workshop
  5. The Women's Health Workshop
    Gender bias in the management of women's pain
    The way we interact with people who are experiencing pain matters. It shapes their pain experience and directly influences the amount of pain people feel. I will discuss how positive social interactions and provision of relevant and accurate information within a supportive environment can impact the pain experienced in others. I will also consider how treatment plans that are designed to holistically address various factors that contribute to pain experience can maximise treatment outcomes. This talk explores the significant issue of gender bias in medical education. It aims to highlight the often unspoken and unseen influences that shape the future healthcare professionals' attitudes and practices towards gender bias, in relation to pain management. The presentation addresses the inception and propagation of gender biases during medical training and explores interventions for early mitigation.
  6. The Women's Health Workshop
    Breast cancer awareness and engaging young people in positive health behaviour
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  7. The Women's Health Workshop
    Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) - what doctors and health professionals need to know.
  8. The Women's Health Workshop
  9. The Women's Health Workshop
    Discussion on how underserved women are excluded from healthcare, and the severe healthcare outcomes they experience due to barriers caused by healthcare professionals, systems and attitudes. This workshop will focus on the intersectional lives and healthcare for Inclusion Health Groups.
29 Feb 2024
  1. The Women's Health Workshop
    In this session, Hannah will discuss the extent of pregnancy loss in the UK. She will explore the personal impact that miscarriage may have on patients and give some practical ideas for how we, as clinicians, can support the physical and mental health of those who have been affected.
  2. The Women's Health Workshop
    Sexism is intrinsically linked to women’s heath in the workplace. It’s presents in institutions causes barriers for women as they progress in their careers and it’s prevalence in workplace culture can impact women’s mental and physical health. This talk will look into the key actions needed to end sexism in the medical profession.
  3. The Women's Health Workshop
    Breaking news – maintaining bone health into old age
    This promotional and educational session has been organised and funded by Flynn Pharma Ltd, and will cover the importance of maintaining bone in post-menopausal women, the implications of vitamin D de ...
  4. The Women's Health Workshop
    Breast cancer awareness and engaging young people in positive health behaviour
    An overview of the CoppaFeel! mission, breast cancer signs and symptoms, the importance of breast/chest awareness and how healthcare professionals have a key role in conveying the awareness message to ...
  5. The Women's Health Workshop
    Gender bias in the management of women's pain
    The way we interact with people who are experiencing pain matters. It shapes their pain experience and directly influences the amount of pain people feel. I will discuss how positive social interactions and provision of relevant and accurate information within a supportive environment can impact the pain experienced in others. I will also consider how treatment plans that are designed to holistically address various factors that contribute to pain experience can maximise treatment outcomes. This talk explores the significant issue of gender bias in medical education. It aims to highlight the often unspoken and unseen influences that shape the future healthcare professionals' attitudes and practices towards gender bias, in relation to pain management. The presentation addresses the inception and propagation of gender biases during medical training and explores interventions for early mitigation.
  6. The Women's Health Workshop
    A way to show how a group clinic can work in practice
  7. The Women's Health Workshop
    I founded Medical Herstory in 2019 after my own lived experience navigating chronic illness, suffering in silence, and wanting a creative outlet to normalise conversations on our bodies and health. The organisation has helped studies across the UK recruit participants, build a patient and public involvement network, and disseminate key research findings. Current projects include publishing first-person narratives, hosting storytelling events, and creating workshop curricula for healthcare providers that are rooted in the team’s real-life examples.
  8. The Women's Health Workshop
    This workshop will educate delegates to improve their knowledge and provide practical tools to improve their comprehension of pregnancy hormones on ADHD symptoms and how this might contribute to poor perinatal mental health and early parenting experiences. As a result, they will be empowered to make a positive impact in supporting the mental well-being of women during this crucial stage of life. The session will provide participants with an understanding of the complex psychological and physiological processes that occur during the perinatal period for ADHD women and equip them with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide effective support to women.
28 Feb 2024
  1. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
  2. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
    This workshop, led by Carla, Chief Executive of The Endometriosis Foundation, and Dr. Srividya Seshadri, a fertility specialist, offers a dynamic exploration of endometriosis—an often misunderstood and challenging health condition. The event is designed to empower participants with a comprehensive understanding of endometriosis, focusing on its implications for women's health and fertility. Together, we can foster a deeper understanding of endometriosis and promote a healthier and more inclusive environment.
  3. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
    An overview on optimal management of PCOS adopting the life course approach to address changing health needs across different life stages.
  4. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
    I will discuss the causes and how to approach them focusing what can be done in the outpatient/surgery encounter
  5. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
    This contraception update will be looking at what's new and relevant in primary care. There will be case discussions, and the opportunity to pose your own questions to our speaker. Topics will include: contraception for obese women bridging the gap between contraception and HRT the latest guidance on intrauterine contraception
  6. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
    The presentation explores how digital platforms empower women of colour and underserved communities to access accurate health-consequential information outside traditional settings. It explores challenges that the traditional healthcare system faces and the emergence of digital safe havens. Digital platforms provide accessible spaces catering to diverse cultural expectations across geographies. The credibility of these platforms relies on empowering patient choice, addressing misinformation, and collaborating with traditional healthcare systems. Healthcare professionals are encouraged to leverage digital platforms for health information and education, adapting to and shaping the evolving landscape in which artificial intelligence would play an increasing role.
  7. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
    This session will address clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of functional hypothalamic amenorrhoea.
  8. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
    -Ovarian cancer is the 6th most common cancer and the highest mortality of all gynaecological cancers. Over 70%are diagnosed late with a poor prognosis. We need to be diagnosing ovarian cancer earlier. Symptoms are more linked with abdominal symptoms so to focus on ovarian cancer as an abdominal cancer rather than gynaecological cancer. - Endometrial cancer is the 4th most common cancer and predominately in postmenopausal women. Again if diagnosed early it has a good prognosis so we need to focus on early diagnosis and management. - cervical cancer is more common in younger women. Screening is possible for cervical cancer and now there is a vaccination so hopefully will change the outlook of the disease. - Vulval cancer is more rarely seen in GP but important to be aware about and refer onwards early if concerned.
  9. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
    Why do we experience cyclic changes? (It's not your hormones!) What's normal? Cycle length What’s normal? Blood loss What’s normal? Pain What’s normal? Mood change What’s normal? Other common changes How best to treat cyclic symptoms?
  10. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
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  11. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
29 Feb 2024
  1. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
  2. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
    Provision of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception ( LARC) is essential to the delivery of core women's health services. With the recent development of Women's Health Hubs and the growing gynaecology outpatient waiting lists, it's vital that LARC fitters are equipped with up to date knowledge and clinical pathways to manage complications of these procedures. This talk will lay out clear step by step advice on how to approach common queries, complications and challenges following the insertion of LARC devices.
  3. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
  4. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
    Dr. Jenna Vyas-Lee's lecture on "Nurturing Resilience: A Comprehensive Approach to Maternal Mental Health in Parenting" is a transformative exploration into the intricate dynamics between maternal mental health and effective parenting. In this 30-minute session, Dr. Vyas-Lee, an esteemed expert in the field, provides a holistic perspective on the challenges mothers face in maintaining mental well-being while navigating the complexities of parenting. The lecture begins by delving into the nuanced indicators of maternal mental health, equipping clinicians with the skills to recognize and address early signs of distress. Dr. Vyas-Lee then guides participants through the integration of holistic approaches, emphasizing the interconnectedness of various factors that influence mental health within the parenting context. Attendees will gain insights into evidence-based interventions tailored to maternal mental health concerns, learning practical strategies to implement in their clinical prac
  5. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
    - Fertility and Pregnancy in older age groups - medical challenges in older age groups e.g. VTE and breast cancer - contraception methods for 40+ women (FSRH guidance) - management of PMS, PMDD and POI using contraception and HRT - contraception in the perimenopausal and menopausal years
  6. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
    Personalised Approaches to Endometriosis Management: Adapting to the Evolving Female Lifecycle
    Promotional symposia by Besins Healthcare. Join us for an enlightening session delving into personalized approaches for managing endometriosis. We'll navigate the dynamic stages of the female lifecycle, exploring how the condition intersects with the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause. Addressing unique challenges in endometriosis care, we'll emphasize patient-centric strategies to optimize treatment outcomes. Dive into a comprehensive review of treatment options, tailored to individual needs. Plus, gain exclusive insights into Dimetrum data, shedding light on new perspectives in endometriosis management. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding and refine your approach to caring for patients with endometriosis.
  7. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
    Mood and hormones go hand and hand however our awareness on how to diagnose and manage PMS has been patchy in our medical training. Menopause has focused our attention on how mood can be affected by hormones, however PMS more broadly can affect women throughout their whole life cycle. The aim of the talk is to provide clinicians with meaningful tips to manage PMS in their practice.
  8. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
    Migraine affects more women than men, and there is a known link between migraine and hormonal changes throughout a woman’s life. More than half of women with migraine report menstruation as a trigger for their migraine attacks. WE will explore the definition, symptoms, and management options available.
  9. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre
    History Investigations Primary care management Referral to secondary care RED FLAG SYMPTOMS—MDU cases are going up as GPs are not doing proper investigations and referral in a timely manner
  10. Contraception & Reproductive Health Theatre

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