21st Annual Congress Australasian Menopause SocietyOctober 13 - 15, 2017 Sofitel Sydney Wentworth


Friday, 13 October 2017

Pre-Congress Menopause Essentials Update- 8:30 Start 

Menopause and how to approach it

Prof Rod Baber

How to prescribe menopausal hormone therapy

Dr Jane Elliott

Non-hormonal treatment options for menopausal symptoms and sexual dysfunction

Dr Sonia Davison

Case studies

Dr Anna Fenton

21st AMS Congress- Opens 13:15

Plenary 1: Alice MacLennan Plenary: Exploring the evidence: Cardiovascular disease

Progestins: Not all the same

Prof Sue Davis

Cardiovascular mortality risk and menopausal hormone therapy

A/Prof Tomi Mikkola

Cardiovascular disease, statins and the grey areas

Prof Gemma Figtree

Panel discussion

Prof Sue Davis, A/Prof Tomi Mikkola and Prof Gemma Figtree

Plenary 2: Exploring the evidence: Breast cancer

The breast density controversy

Dr Mary Rickard

Breast cancer prevention: The latest developments

Prof Kelly-Anne Phillips

Bone health in women with breast cancer

Dr Anna Fenton

Panel discussion

Dr Mary Rickard, Prof Kelly-Anne Philips and Dr Anna Fenton

Welcome Function (included in registration)


Saturday, 14 October 2017

Plenary 3: Exploring the evidence: Urogenital health

Menopausal hormone therapy and pelvic floor disorders

A/Prof Tomi Mikkola

Use of laser in urogynaecology

A/Prof Jason Abbott

Surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse

A/Prof Chris Maher

Panel discussion 

A/Prof Tomi Mikkola, A/Prof Chris Maher, Prof Rod Baber & Dr Vijay Roach

Plenary 4: Exploring the evidence: Lifestyle and culture

Mood and food

Prof Felice Jacka

Moving through menopause with exercise: An evidence-based approach

Prof Robin Daly

Menopause in multi-cultural Australasia

Prof Jane Ussher
Dr Bev Lawton

Free communications




AMS's 21st ANNIVERSARY DINNER- Come and help us celebrate the 21st anniversary of the AMS Congress at a dinner featuring DR V's Swing Thing big band and a presentation by social researcher Hugh Mackay on 'The Disappearing Woman' 


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Plenary 5: New thoughts on sex and fertility

Optimising sexual function at midlife

Dr Rosie King

Male menopause or not: Facts, fantasy and fictions

Prof David Handlesman

Debate: Motherhood should be confined to younger women

For: Laureate Professor John Aitken

Against: Dr Devora Lieberman

Moderator: Prof Bronwyn Stuckey

Plenary 6: What’s new in treatments?

What’s new in menopausal hormone therapy?

Prof Rod Baber

Managing breast cancer after menopause

Prof Martha Hickey

Sonia’s snippets: A 2017 clinical trial update

Dr Sonia Davison

Congress closes at 13:00