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Please note that tickets are currently SOLD OUT – but please contact caroline.menara@hudson.org.au if you wish to go on the WAITING LIST. We will contact you as soon as possible if a place becomes available.


Endometriosis - moving towards a pain free future

The Ritchie Centre at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Women’s Health – Free Public Forum

When: Thursday 5th October, 2017 6.30-8.30 pm

Where: Museum Theatre, Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton Victoria

What is it about?

This free forum is about endometriosis and the latest research addressing some of the key issues facing women with this condition. Join us to learn more about the cause, why it can take 7-11 years for a diagnosis, what the symptoms are, how it is diagnosed, current treatments and research that is addressing the key priority areas identified by world-leading endometriosis researchers.

Dr Bernie Hobbs will moderate a panel of renowned Australian and international health professionals and women with experience of endometriosis. The Forum is proudly supported by The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Monash Health, Monash University and Jean Hailes.

Light refreshments will be served between 6.00-6.30 pm.

Who should attend?

  • teenagers and women with endometriosis or suspected endometriosis
  • teenagers and women with severe pelvic pain
  • women who have been unable to get pregnant
  • teenagers and women with painful and/or heavy periods
  • teenagers who miss school because of their period pain
  • women who miss days at work because of period pain or pelvic pain at other times of their cycle
  • women for whom sex is painful
  • teenage girls and women with bowel or bladder troubles

The Ritchie Centre at the Hudson Institute

The Ritchie Centre is a research centre based jointly within the Hudson Institute and Monash University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The Hudson Institute of Medical Research is a NHMRC accredited, not-for-profit, independent medical research institute located in the Monash Health Translation Precinct on the Monash Medical Centre site in Victoria. Our Mission is improve the health of women and children through innovative research that informs better healthcare.

Facilitator: Dr Bernie Hobbs (with head shot if possible)

Panelists:

  • Professor Luk Rombauts, Gynaecologist scientist, President Elect World Endometriosis Society
  • Professor Andrew Horne, Gynaecologist scientist, Edinburgh University
  • Associate Professor Louise Hull, Gynaecologist scientist, Adelaide University
  • Dr Jemma Evans, Research Scientist, Hudson Institute
  • Associate Professor Caroline Gargett, Deputy Director The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute, Endometriosis research scientist
  • Ms Angela Farley, endometriosis sufferer
  • Ms Donna Ciccia, Director, Endo Australia
  • Ms Kate Young, Psychologist and Science Writer, Jean Hailes, PhD student, Monash University

For further information please call Caroline Menara on (03) 8572 2877 or caroline.menara@hudson.org.au

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