Docklands Health presents Women’s Health: Highlighting Hormones

Docklands Health presents Women’s Health: Highlighting Hormones

Sarah Chellew

Women’s Health Week is approaching on September 4 to 8. After a successful inaugural event last year, Docklands Health is proud to present our second women’s health event.

Women’s Health: Highlighting Hormones will be held at Library at the Dock at 4pm on Monday, September 4. Come and join us for a gathering of esteemed women’s health experts sharing their knowledge and insights on the impact of hormones on women’s health.

Our speakers will be talking mental health, healthy ageing, pelvic floor and pregnancy, menopause, energy and vitality, with a special emphasis on hormones this year. We have put together a remarkable lineup of women’s health professionals, general practitioners and authors who have contributed significantly to literature surrounding healthy living and aging, both physically and mentally.

Professor Cassandra Szoeke (NHMRC principal fellow, director of Melbourne University’s Healthy Ageing Program, and author of Secrets of Women’s Healthy Ageing) will be giving an in-depth presentation on the impact of hormones on women’s health and healthy ageing at this upcoming event.

As the driving force behind Australia’s renowned “Women’s Healthy Ageing Project”, she has spent more than 30 years collecting longitudinal and observational data to gain a comprehensive understanding of health throughout a woman’s lifetime. With chronic disease being the leading cause of death in Australia, Cassandra endeavours to promote healthy ageing and prevent such diseases by raising awareness about modifiable risk factors specific to women’s health. The study emphasises the impact of hormone therapy, diet, sleep, and exercise on various aspects of women’s physiology and cognition, thus shedding light on the key factors influencing women’s overall wellbeing.

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni (Professor of psychology at Monash University’s Department of Psychology, and founder and director of Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc)) has dedicated 25 years to enhancing the quality of care for women with mental illnesses.

Her efforts include developing personalised treatments that address women’s biological, social, and psychological needs. An expert in Women’s Mental Health, Jayashri organised the 3rd International Congress on this topic. Together with the MAPrc team, she strives to advance mental health care by creating novel treatments, expanding knowledge, and improving service delivery. By incorporating the latest findings in neuroscience, Jayashri aims to develop innovative therapies for severe mental illnesses.

Joining them is Lauren Le Fevre, an Accredited Practising Dietitian and clinical lead in diabetes at Austin Health. Lauren will be sharing essential information about nutrition and health and offering practical tips and tricks to help incorporate healthy choices into daily life.

Additionally, Dr Melinda Wassell (chiropractor) and Maryam Dadvar (physiotherapist), along with other Docklands general practitioners, will be addressing health checks, pain management, and women’s health issues in the workplace.

During the panel component of the event, attendees will have the opportunity to actively participate in discussions and ask questions. This interactive element will provide a great opportunity to connect with the impressive women in our community and gain knowledge about resources that can empower individuals to lead healthier lives.

To make the most out of this event, come prepared with your questions. Docklands Health looks forward to welcoming you to this exciting gathering of women’s health experts, where you can gain valuable insights and make positive changes for your wellbeing.

The best part is that tickets are just $5. •
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