What you'll learn in this expert session:

This presentation brings together a ‘brains-trust’ of experts in the management of menstrual problems and menstrual pain.

Molly is a 14-year-old girl who is brought along by her mother to seek some advice on coping with her heavy painful periods. Using Molly’s story, this expert panel facilitated by Dr Terri Foran and featuring experts Prof Jason Abbott, Dr Jason Chow and Dr Jim Tsaltas, will take you through the management of endometriosis from menarche to menopause. This expert panel will provide a practical and evidence-based approach to the management of endometriosis. The panel brings their own considerable personal experience to the discussion, covering current research and effective management strategies for patients with this condition.

Discussion outline:

  • Discuss real cases of endometriosis and understand real-life impacts
  • How menstrual pain affects women and how it can be treated
  • Do contraceptive pills help manage symptoms and prevent endometriosis?
  • Pregnancy and endometriosis - can it prevent it? 
  • Sex life and endometriosis - understand the emotional impacts on patients and their partner
  • Understand how nurses can provide support and educate women for a better quality of life

The Expert Panel

Dr Terri Foran is a Sexual Health Physician and has a special interest in contraception, menopause issues and the management of sexually transmitted infections. She was previously the Medical Director of Family Planning NSW and is now in clinical practice in Darlinghurst. She is also engaged in both clinical and research work at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney.

Dr Jason Abbott isProfessor of Gynaecological Surgery at the University of New South Wales. He is an associate editor for ANZJOG and the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynaecology and has more than 140 publications. He has helped shape the National Action Plan for Endometriosis launched by Minister Hunt in July 2018. 

Dr Jason Chow is a pain physician, minimally invasive gynaecologist and obstetrician.  He is the first gynaecologist to gain his pain specialisation to the Faculty of Pain Medicine by examination.  His interests are in interdisciplinary management of pelvic pain particularly persistent post-surgical pain and obstetric related pain.

Dr Jim Tsaltas is head of Gynaecological Endoscopy and Endometriosis Surgery at Monash Health and Monash University. He is also past President of AGES (Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society). He is a Clinical Director and Senior IVF Specialist at Melbourne IVF.

What you get by completing this session

  • 60 mins of CPD

    A 60 minute video lecture, stop and start anytime you like

  • Certificate of Completion

    Receive a certificate once you complete the session. Download this from your student dashboard or completion email

  • Easy CPD Documentation

    Fill out the CPD Documentation activity at the end of the session, receive a PDF summary of your CPD activity and reflection right to your email inbox to save or print out

This educational activity is proudly supported by Jean Hailes for Women's Health