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29 November 2013 - Anxiety resource launch event Hailes is proud to have developed an innovative online resource to help women understand and manage anxiety.

With 1 in 3 women in Australia experiencing an anxiety disorder in their lifetime, it is hoped that this new website will guide women through the stages of anxiety with easy to understand information, self-assessment and self-management tools, videos with experts and podcast stories from real women.

Anxiety: learn, think do was launched in Melbourne by Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women.

Jean Hailes gratefully acknowledges funding for this resource from MLC Community Foundation.

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Go to video Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Anxiety resource launch event Anxiety resource launch event more

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18 September 2013 - Upskilling program

for Japanese nursing students and midwifery graduates - Keio University

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and the Jean Hailes Research Unit at Monash University were pleased recently to host Japanese nursing students from Keio University, and as well as a group of Japanese women’s midwives for short courses in advanced women’s health.

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According to Professor Jane Fisher, the Jean Hailes Professor of Women’s Heath at Monash University, the Japanese students and health practitioners are keen to learn about Australia’s multidisciplinary approaches to understanding factors contributing to women’s health problems and to prevention, promotion and early intervention.

Learning from a range of experts, the participants increased their knowledge about the Australian health care system, fertility trends, managing childbearing for women with chronic health conditions, menopause and health promotion for postpartum mental health.

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12 September 2013: Births, Deaths and Marriages: Births

Thursday 12 September 7.30 - 8.30pm
The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne 


George McEncroe, comedian
Kaz Cooke, columnist, author and cartoonist
Monica Dux, writer, social commentator
Jane Fisher, Jean Hailes Professor of Women’s Health at Monash University

About the event

‘Reader, I married him’ is among the world’s most famous literary quotes. Why? Marriage is one of the most life-changing of events, rivalled only by births and deaths – our entry and exit from this world.

Comedian George McEncroe gets serious about these milestones – and how they can transform us – with the help of guests who’ll share their personal and professional experiences.

George will apply her signature wit as she dives deep into the conversational waters, navigating the big issues from all angles. 

Joining us for Births will be Kaz Cooke, Monica Dux and Jane Fisher.

Bookings and cost

This is a free event but bookings are recommended. For bookings click here.

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5 September 2013: It’s time for Your Fertility

It’s time for Your Fertilityage : weight : smoking : alcohol : timing

Thursday 5 September 2013, 2.30-6.00pm
Hilton Adelaide Hotel
Eclipse Room, Level 4,
Union House University of Adelaide (North Terrace campus)

Cost: Free - All welcome!
RSVPs required by Friday 30th August: 
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (email preferable) or (08) 8313 8222

Flyer: pdfHealthy Development Adelaide Seminar - Your Fertility flyer746.87 KB

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8 September 2013: Thriving and Surviving at Midlife

Sunday 8 September 2013, 2.30-4.30pm
Hilton Adelaide Hotel
233 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000

Cost: Gold coin donation at the door
Bookings: essential (see more)


Dr Elizabeth Farrell AM Dr Sonia Davison Dr Jane Elliott

Dr Elizabeth Farrell AM,
gynaecologist at 
Jean Hailes

Dr Sonia Davison,
endocrinologist at 
Jean Hailes 

Dr Jane Elliot,
General Practitioner
AMS President 

Thriving & surviving at midlife


  • Approaching menopause - what's going on?
  • HRT or not - what you need to know?
  • Your libido

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17th Annual Congress of the Australasian Menopause Society

For GPs and Health Professionals

17th Annual Congress of the Australasian Menopause Society 6-8 September 2013
Hilton Hotel Adelaide

Now that it is COOL again to talk about HRT, 10 years on from WHI, this Congress will update you and provide inspiring speakers to talk about diagnosing menopause and all the latest in both hormonal and non hormonal treatments for vasomotor symptoms. Psychological health and bones will also be a focus.

For more information or to register:

For more information about the AMS: 

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2-6 September 2013: Australian Women's Health Week

Australian Women's Health Week Jean Hailes is excited to be launching the first ever Australian Women's Health Week – a week aimed at encouraging women to take the time to focus on their health and wellbeing.

Join in a week-long festival of events across Australia and online resources.

Save the date: 2-6 September 2013

Register and go into the running to win an iPad mini:


Content updated 31 May 2013

2013 February 28 - Women’s Health Update, Dubbo NSW

A CPD event for GPs, Nurses and other health professionals

Clinical update on the diagnosis and management of PCOS, menopause management optios including HRT and non-hormonal therapies and an update on the contrqceptive pill.


  • Dr Jacqueline Boyle
    Diagnosis and management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome including use of PCOS evidence based guideline and clinical tool
  • Dr Elizabeth Farrell
    Menopause management including HRT and non-hormonal therapies
  • Dr Tony Geraghty
    Update on the oral contraceptive pill

Time and Date 

6.30pm - Thursday 28 February 2013

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2013 Saturday March 2 - Lightning Ridge NSW

Lightning Ridge flyerSex, Health & Your Life - What Outback Women Should Know!

When: 10.45am - 2.30pm

Where: Lightning Ridge District Bowling Club 
             Agate St 
             Lightning Ridge
             Buses from Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett, Collarenebri & Goodooga

Women of western NSW are invited to a FREE health event Sex, Health & Your Life: What Outback Women Should Know!

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AMS Congress Menopause and Midlife – New Directions in Women's Health

For GPs and Health Professionals

Friday 12 - Sunday 14 October 2012
Crown Promenade, Melbourne, Australia

16th Australasian Menopause Society Congress

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Society. AMS Congresses are more than ordinary medical meetings. The medicine is excellent but there is always friendship, networking and fun to be found.

If you plan to attend just one conference a year, this meeting gives busy GPs an update not only in menopause but also in many areas of general medicine with take-home practical ideas to inspire and guide improvements for their practice.

Registration available from the Congress website

More information AMS website 

16th Congress of the Australasian Menopause Society

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