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Tuesday 14 April 2015 Vifor_Pharma_RGB1
12.30pm – 1.30pm

A Woman’s Journey – The Place of Iron

Sponsored by Vifor

  • Prof. Ian Fraser
  • A/Prof. Al Khalafallah
    Iron Deficiency/ Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Pregnancy – The Role of IV iron
  • Prof. Ian Fraser
    Heavy Menstrual Bleeding – Clinical Implications, Treatment Options and the Role of Iron
  • A/Prof. Cassandra Szoeke
    Correlation between Serum Ferritin and Health: 20th Year Follow-up from the Women’s Healthy Ageing project 

Places are limited. Register by emailing your name and organisation to Amanda Davis.


Tuesday 14 April 2015Pfizer logo
12.35pm – 1.25pm

MHT and CV Health

Sponsored by Pfizer

  • Dr Denise Black

Heart disease is the #1 killer of women after menopause, orders of magnitude higher than any other cause. In spite of this, most women do not identify heart disease as their greatest health risk as they age.

There are many differences in the presentation and diagnosis of heart disease in women compared to men. Most primary prevention studies involving low dose ASA, statins, and others, may have shown some benefit in men but few have shown any benefit for women.

The issue of the impact of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) on heart disease risk in post-­‐menopausal women has been murky and at times conflicting. During this symposium we will review the evidence for the “critical timing hypothesis”, as well as some recent RCT data looking at the impact of MHT on cardiovascular disease in women.

To book email eric.meyer@pfizer.comDenise Black

Dr. Denise Black, MD, FRCSC is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Univeristy of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

She is currently the gynecology consultant to the Manitoba HIV Program, and additionally maintains an active gynecology practice. She is also a board member of SIGMA, the Canadian Menopause Society.

Her areas of interest include menopause management, promotion of the effective use of contraception, and the interplay between HIV and HPV.


Wednesday 15 April 2015Bayer
12.30pm – 1.30pm

Progestins, Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain

Sponsored by Bayer Healthcare

  • Professor Soo Keat Khoo
  • Professor Peter A.W. Rogers PhD, BSc(Hons)
    The Mechanism of Progestins in the treatment of Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis
    Hormones and Pain

To register your interest to attend please contact Nadine Mackay.


Wednesday 15 April 2015
12.40pm – 1.25pm

Navigating Your Way through the NIPS Offerings with Key Clinical Considerations

Sponsored by Illumina Inc

  • Sucheta Bhatt

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