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The use of complementary medicine and therapies in women’s health

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*Please note, time above is AEDT

This webinar has been developed for all health professionals to discuss the use of complementary medicine and therapies in women’s health.

Panel of experts

  • Sandra Villella, Jean Hailes naturopath & herbalist
  • Dr Susan Arentz, adjunct research fellow & naturopath
  • Hosted by Dr Elizabeth Farrell AM, Jean Hailes Medical Director & gynaecologist.

Read more about the panel below.


The webinar will cover:

  • the use of complementary medicine and therapies in women’s health
  • case studies exploring management approaches to some common women’s health conditions
    • safety, efficacy, contraindications & drug interactions
    • levels of evidence in complementary medicine/therapies.

Jean Hailes is a renowned and respected provider of high-quality, evidence-based, specialist women's health learning opportunities for health professionals.

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is for all health professionals wanting to learn more about natural therapies and women’s health. Including (but not limited to):

  • GPs
  • Nurses
  • Naturopaths
  • Allied health practitioners
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists
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Course accreditation

This webinar will be accredited with RACGP for 3 category 2 CPD points. Details to be updated soon.

Registrations for this webinar are now open

Click here to register

About the presenters

Jean Hailes naturopath Sandra Villella

Sandra Villella
BAppSci (Naturopathy), MAppSci (Acupuncture)

Sandra Villella is a naturopath and herbalist who has been in practice more than 25 years. She uses herbal medicine, as well as nutritional supplements and dietary advice in her practice. Sandra’s interest is women’s health, across the life stages, particularly in the management of PMS/PMDD, PCOS and menopause. Sandra also consults as part of team in the persistent pelvic pain clinic here at Jean Hailes.

Dr Susan Arentz

Dr Susan Arentz
BHSc(Hons) PhD, Adjunct Research Fellow

Dr Susan Arentz is a naturopath with over 25 years’ experience in women’s health, reproduction, and fertility. She is a clinician in an academic gynaecology and obstetrics practice, an Adjunct Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University, the Editor of the Australian Journal of Herbal and Naturopathic Medicine, board member of the Australian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) and a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals. Dr Arentz’s PhD and early research focussed on the clinical role of naturopathy in preconception healthcare, infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome.