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Menopause Essentials UpdateMenopause Essentials Update for Health Professionals 
28 July 2016 - Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart
Menopause: What is it? | How to manage menopause | Risks and benefits of HRT | Troubleshooting HRT, low libido and testosterone Learn more... 

What's New?

  • Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis in Users of a Hormonal Vaginal Ring

    Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) are a well-established precipitant of thrombosis. The local release of hormone from the vaginal ring still results in systemic administration and therefore predisposes users to increased risk of venous thrombosis. Alth...
  • Members update

    Risk parameters for duration and peak severity of hot flushes; Changes Magazine; Eating disorders in midlife women;  Hormone therapy and large bowel cancer revisited;  NAMS Information Update on Fractional Laser Treatment for VVA;...
  • Risk factors associated with the duration of hot flushes

    It appears that some features of hot flushes, a very common and disturbing symptom of menopause, are not yet fully understood and probably await further investigation. Full IMS Live comment here (members only - must login to view) Abstract Risk Fa...
  • Sorry folks, we were wrong at the time

    18 April 2016:  Despite the availability of effective hormonal and non-hormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms, few women with these symptoms are evaluated or treated   Whoever can download from The New England Journal of Medicin...
  • Endocrine Society encourages clinicians to avoid prescribing compounded hormones

    A new Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society advises clinicians to avoid using compounded hormone medications to treat menopausal symptoms, female sexual dysfunction and other hormone conditions. Sometimes called bioidentical compounde...
  • Menopause - AWW April 2016 Why just 8 % on hrt

    The Australian Women’s Weekly April 2016 edition features four page article: Is HRT safe? Over the past 14 years, the number of Australian women using hormone replacement therapy has plummeted amid fears of a heightened risk of breast cancer. Is ...
  • Health and Social Media: are there benefits?

    Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms can be useful tools for helping patients with rare medical diseases exchange knowledge and build communities, research from the University of Leicester has found. Patient experiences shared on digit...

Features

  • Early use of postmenopausal hormone therapy may prevent heart disease

    Findings suggest that after decades of research regarding the effectiveness of MHT on heart disease, timing may be everything:  Hormone therapy, when taken within six years of menopause, may slow the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis, ...
  • Links to Menopause Management

    AMS provides information for doctors and other health practitioners in supporting women through midlife health and the menopause. The Information Sheets have been organised into the following management categories for ease of reference.  Menop...
  • Sexual difficulties in the menopause

    Can be life-long or recently acquired, but they are a common presentation at the menopause Hormones and sexual function;  Oestrogen;  Testosterone;  Treating sexual dysfunction;  Psychology and lifestyle;  Oes...
  • Know your bones

    Bone fracture risk assessment:  An Australian-first bone health self-assessment tool designed to help consumers understand their bone fracture risk has been produced by Osteoporosis Australia and Garvan Institute of Medical Research. www.knowy...
  • Are women suffering in silence? - UK survey

    New survey puts spotlight on significant impact of menopause despite recent guideline Findings presented at the British Menopause Society’s annual conference show only half of women surveyed in Great Britain (who are currently experiencing or who ha...
  • Menopause Essentials Update

    28 July 2016:  Topics The workshop is aimed at all GPs, specialists and allied health workers who are seeking a comprehensive update in the field of menopause. Prof Bronwyn Stuckey and Dr Jane Elliott will be presenting and providing...
  • Women with Low Libido: Who Not to Treat with Testosterone?

    Professor Davis explains how to best approach testosterone therapy for women.  Professor Susan Davis is an AMS Member and a leading women's health researcher. In 2005 she became the inaugural Chair of Women's Health in the Monash University ...
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