Date: 1 December 2020

Organiser: Women's Health Concern

Pre-recorded lecture videos and slides available online:
17 November to 9 December 2020

Live Q&A webinar:
Tuesday 1 December 16:00 – 17:30

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


30th Annual Symposium on women’s health

A virtual meeting

We are delighted to offer our 30th Annual Symposium on women’s health as a virtual meeting this year. This convenient alternative has been developed in response to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19.

WHC has developed a full programme of lectures to provide you with up-to-date, evidence-based menopause and post-reproductive health education. Healthcare professional delegates will also have access to the virtual exhibition, where participating pharmaceutical and healthcare companies are showcasing their latest products, with literature and short videos.

You will have access to pre-recorded videos of all the lectures, with lecture slides, for three weeks from 17 November to 9 December 2020. A one and a half hour live Q&A webinar at 1600 on Tuesday 1 December 2020, will give you an opportunity to ask questions and reinforce your learning. There will be the ability to submit questions, in the moment whilst you are viewing the lectures, for discussion during the Q&A webinar. The live Q&A webinar will be recorded and made available shortly after the event to watch at your convenience.

The meeting carries 6 CPD credits and is open to all healthcare professionals – GPs, clinic doctors, gynaecologists, specialist and practice nurses, SRH specialists, O&G and GP trainees. We also welcome anyone allied to the healthcare profession with an interest in women’s health.

Conference component for BMS menopause specialists

The 2020 BMS scientific conference was cancelled this year because of the Covid-19 epidemic. Therefore, for one year only, attendance at the virtual WHC 30th Annual Symposium counts as the national/international conference component for those applying to become a BMS Menopause Specialist or to re-certificate.

Whilst we will miss welcoming delegates in person this year, the WHC virtual symposium offers you all the benefits of high-quality WHC education whilst recognising the current challenges we are all facing.

Please click on the link below to see the full meeting programme and registration details.

Who should attend: GPs, clinic doctors, gynaecologists, specialist and practice nurses, SRH specialists, O&G and GP trainees and anyone allied to the healthcare profession with an interest in women’s health.
Conference component for BMS menopause specialist applicants or recertifications (see above).
Downloads: Full programme (PDF, 313KB)

Speakers (PDF, 284KB)

Programme (PDF, 229KB)

Meeting info (PDF, 38KB)

Registration form (PDF, 42KB)



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.


HRT – Hot off the press

Chairman: Mr Haitham Hamoda
Consultant Gynaecologist, Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, King’s College Hospital, London; Chairman and Trustee – British Menopause Society

HRT – Regimens and dose equivalent preparations

Mr Nick Panay
Consultant Gynaecologist with a Special Interest in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Menopause, PMS, contraception and gynaecological endocrinology; President elect, International Menopause Society; Member – British Menopause Society medical advisory council

Mental health – depression, mood and the menopause

Dr Michael Craig
Consultant Psychiatrist, Maudsley Hospital; Reader in Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London; visiting Professor in Mental Health, Edge Hill University, Liverpool

Urogenital prolapse in menopausal women

Professor Linda Cardozo
Professor of Urogynaecology and Consultant Gynaecologist at King’s College Hospital, London; former President of the International and European Urogynaecological Associations

Gerald Swyer Memorial Lecture: COVID-19: impact on women during the menopause and wider implications to women’s health

Mr Edward Morris
Consultant, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; Trustee – British Menopause Society

The role of laser treatment in the menopause patient pathway

Supported by Cynosure

Mr Francis Garden
Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician, with sub-speciality in Gynae Oncology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

New approaches to osteoporosis management

Professor David Reid
Emeritus Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Aberdeen

Cultural influences – the patient experience

Dr Tonye Wokoma
Consultant in Community Gynaecology, Sexual and Reproductive Health; British Menopause Society menopause specialist

Menopause care: developments since the NICE Guideline

Mr Tim Hillard
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Poole Hospital, Dorset; Member – British Menopause Society medical advisory council

Live Q&A webinar: 16:00-17:30 on Tuesday 1 December 2020

Facilitated by Mr Haitham Hamoda with symposium speakers

Delegate feedback from 2019 Women’s Health Symposium:

“Another excellent day. I have been to a few but always learn something new.”

“Whole day was excellent. Expert speakers very helpful.”

“Very good meeting – good mix of science and pragmatism.”

“Q&A excellent. Brilliant talks. The BMS rocks – thanks for all the consensus statements and all your hard work!!”

“All sessions were useful. Practical scenarios always helpful.”

“Brilliant presenters! Excellent food! Worth every penny!”

“My first WHC Symposium and I really enjoyed it! See you next year!”

Key sponsor


Other sponsors

Besins Healthcare
Flynn Pharma
Vitabiotics: where nature meets science

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If you don’t have a PayPal account, please post us your payment with a completed booking form (download above), or call the BMS office on 01628 890199 to pay by credit or debit card.

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All cancellations must be received in writing.

All cancellations must be received in writing and incur a £30 administration charge. We regret that refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received after the 12 November. Name substitutions made after the 12 November will incur a £30 administration fee. No refund will be given for non-attendance.

In the event that Women’s Health Concern cancels the meeting, liability will be limited to registration fees already paid to Women’s Health Concern for the meeting.