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Date: 3 December 2019

Organiser: Women's Health Concern

Location: Cavendish Conference Centre, London Full details

Join us for an interesting, informative and interactive day of women’s health updates from internationally-renowned experts.

Overview: The Symposium format gives the opportunity to network with speakers and colleagues from Primary and Secondary care alike – and to raise queries, questions and seek advice from our specialist panel, especially on difficult or complex cases.
Who should attend: GPs, clinic doctors, gynaecologists, specialist and practice nurses, SRH specialists, trainees and anyone allied to the health profession with an interest in women’s health.
Enquiries: 01628 890199

This meeting is financially supported in part by the pharmaceutical industry through sponsorship but it has no influence over the meeting programme. All lecturers are required to make a formal declaration of interests at the beginning of their presentation.


Chairman: Dr John Stevenson
Chairman – Women’s Health Concern; Trustee – British Menopause Society; Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist, Royal Brompton Hospital and Reader in Metabolic Medicine, Imperial College London

Contraception for the over 40s

Mrs Claire Bellone
Nurse Consultant, Menopause and PMS Service, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London

Prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis

Dr John Stevenson

Gerald Swyer* Memorial Lecture

Chairman: Dr John Stevenson

Menopause – a workplace issue?

Kathy Abernethy
Immediate Past Chairman and Trustee – British Menopause Society; Associate Director and Senior Nurse Specialist, Menopause Clinical & Research Unit, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex

Menopause in the workplace and policing

Chief Inspector Clara Williams and PC Elaine Monaghan
Greater Manchester Police

Managing Vulvo Vaginal Atrophy (VVA) without hormones
Supported by Shionogi

Chairman: Mr Nick Panay
Consultant Gynaecologist, Imperial College and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals London; Trustee – British Menopause Society; International Menopause Society Board Member and former Editor-in Chief Climacteric, the journal of the IMS
Speaker: Mr Tim Hillard
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Poole Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust; Trustee – British Menopause Society

Management of women at high risk of breast cancer

Professor Anthony Howell
Professor of Medical Oncology and Research Director, Prevent Breast Cancer, Nightingale Breast Screening Centre, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Testosterone for women – when and how?

Dr Heather Currie
Associate Specialist Gynaecologist & Obstetrician, Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary; Trustee – British Menopause Society

Clinical conundrums – a practical session, comprising case study reviews and a Q&A with our panel of women’s
health specialists

Kathy Abernethy
Dr Heather Currie
Mr Haitham Hamoda
Chairman and Trustee – British Menopause Society; Consultant Gynaecologist, Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, King’s College Hospital, London
Dr John Stevenson

Delegate feedback from 2018 Women’s Health Symposium:

“Thank you for a well balanced day with such a fine group of expert speakers.”

“I would attend annually, excellent update.”

“Really enjoyable. Very relevant. Very positive, useful learning experience. Excellent speakers.”

“Very informative, evidence based day.”

“Best meeting I have been to in years. Thank you.”

“Excellent topics to discuss. Very enjoyable day. Good networking.”

“Thanks for a really good day!”


Besins Healthcare
Mylan: Seeing is believing
PharmaCare Europe
Vitabiotics: where nature meets science
Yes Natural Intimate Health

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