During the menopausal transition, women can experience changes in metabolic parameters, in the cardiovascular system and in bone health, which require an expert collaborative healthcare approach.

How as health care professionals do we best treat the health issues that midlife women face?

Receive answers to this critical question at an exciting all day event.

You will receive the latest research and perspectives on herbal, medical and lifestyle options and also included are informative panel discussions on best practice when taking a collaborative approach. Case studies will be presented providing three different midlife women scenarios with examples of best treatment for each. The day-long event offers an opportunity to network with your peers, during fully catered morning, lunch and afternoon tea breaks.

Expert Speakers

Ruth Trickey

Ruth Trickey

Naturopath, herbalist, midwife, author of "Women, Hormones & the Menstrual Cycle" and director of the Melbourne Holistic Health Group for the past 30 years.

Ruth was a nurse and midwife prior to starting practice in 1980. She lectures in Australia and overseas and mentors therapists and doctors interested in complementary medicine. Ruth has written five books including Women, Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle and is director of the successful Melbourne Holistic Health Group.

Dr Elizabeth Farrell

Dr Elizabeth Farrell

Consultant gynaecologist, recognised worldwide for her expertise in menopause management and one of the driving forces in the establishment of the Jean Hailes Foundation.

Dr Elizabeth Farrell was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Jean Hailes Foundation for women’s health. Dr Farrell is recognised worldwide for her expertise in menopause management. In 2006 she received an Inaugural Health Media Award, in 2009 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her services to women’s health, and from 2008 to 2010 Dr Farrell was the president of both the Australasian Menopause Society and the Asia Pacific Menopause Federation.

Michelle Boyd

Michelle Boyd

Naturopath, herbalist, educator at Endeavour College of Natural Health (Brisbane) and a contributor to “Clinical Naturopathy: An Evidence Based Guide to Practice”.

Michelle is a herbalist of 16 years. She is committed to the education of her peers, students and patients. She is also an undergraduate lecturer of herbal medicine and integrated pharmacology at Endeavour College of Natural Health. Michelle is an author of various publications and recently a contributing author to Clinical Naturopathy. She is responsible for education at Flordis.



Sun April 7
Amora Hotel,
11 Jamison Street, Sydney
Sun April 21
The Sebel & Citigate Albert Park,
65 Queens Road, Melbourne
Ruth Trickey Overview of menopausal transition
Ruth Trickey CAM for managing hot flushes, mood symptoms & sexual function
Morning tea
Michelle Boyd Practical tools for managing metabolic syndrome, weight gain and muscle mass loss
Dr Elizabeth Farrell Hormone therapy - 'not the enemy' and new guidelines
Speakers panel discussion
Sit-down lunch
Ruth Trickey Preserving bone
Dr Elizabeth Farrell Osteoporosis treatment
Afternoon tea
Dr Elizabeth Farrell Cardiovascular health
Speakers panel discussion

Event Costs

Student $125 Standard rate $170 Cost includes GST Professional association points apply.
$5 from every ticket is donated to Jean Hailes - For Women's Health

*Jean Hailes for Women's Health is a not-for-profit organisation. Donations are only accepted on the basis of full academic freedom and do not influence any information Jean Hailes publishes or releases.


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