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Menopause-themed Women's Health Symposium taking place in Castlebar

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Menopause-themed Women’s Health Symposium taking place in Castlebar

By 25th October 2023No Comments

An exciting and informative Women’s Health Symposium will be hosted in Castlebar, Co Mayo on Thursday, November 16 next.

The event is called Women’s Health Symposium – Let’s talk about Peri-Menopause and Menopause!  It is being orgainsed by the Health & Wellbeing Division, Community Healthcare West .

Other partner organisations supporting this event are Saolta University Hospital Care Group and Mental Health Ireland.

This in-person event will take place from 18:00GMT on November 16 at the TF Royal Hotel &Theatre Old Westport Road, F23 R288 Castlebar. Doors open at 17:30 pm.

This symposium aims to provide a safe and comfortable space for women to discuss and learn about the various aspects of peri-menopause and menopause. An expert panel will answer questions with regards to topics such as hormonal changes, managing symptoms, and maintaining overall well-being during this transitional phase of life.

By attending this event, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other women through facilitated discussions who are going through similar experiences, share stories, and gain valuable insights. As well as meeting various Health Care Organisations at our health information stands. Whether you’re currently navigating peri-menopause or have already entered menopause, this symposium is designed to empower you with knowledge and support.

Meet the Panel – See bios:

Dr Caoimhe Hartley – Joining event via zoom

“I believe that we need to invest in ourselves and stop feeling ashamed of reaching out for information and help. There is so much life and love and living after menopause and we need to enable women to enjoy every minute of it”

Since qualifying in Medicine from UCD in 2007, Dr. Hartley has developed her skills and expertise in the area of Women’s Health and Menopause care. She became accredited by both the North American Menopause Society and the British Menopause Society. She was recently honoured to become a British Menopause Society Trainer. She is a member of the Advisory Board of both the European Menopause and Andropause Society and The Newson Health Menopause Society.

She was awarded membership of the Irish College of General Practice in 2013, obtaining diplomate status with the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists in 2012 and achieving a certificate in Women’s Health from the Irish College of General Practice.

Dr Clare Thynne

Senior Clinical psychologist in community care. 20 years clinical experience working in Galway with adults and children experiencing mental health challenges. Married mum of three, sea-swimmer and slow jogger. Values greatly the support and wisdom of other women in work and in play.

Helena Carr

Qualified RGN/RM. She has worked in women’s health for the past 30 years. Currently employed as the clinical nurse manager in the complex menopause clinic in Galway University Hospital. She is also a member of the British Menopause Society and has obtained further training in Menopause care.

Ogechi Nsoedo

Ogechi is a Health Promotion & Improvement Officer with specialist interest in women’s health. Ogechi has18 years clinical experience as a physiotherapist working with complex pelvic, obstetric and gynaecological conditions. A married mum of three and gospel choir singer, Ogechi is very passionate about de-stigmatising women’s health-related conditions.

Lisa Corbett

Lisa is a Senior Community Nutritionist–Health Promotion, with 20 years’ experience working in the HSE. Lisa has worked on many nutrition health promotion initiatives over the years from healthy eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding, to shopping for the family and healthy eating throughout the lifecycle. She is passionate about the importance of nutrition education to empower people to be able to make informed choices about what they eat. Lisa really values the importance of female friendships and work colleagues and the support we can offer each other. Lisa is a Mammy of two and enjoys playing camogie and tennis in her spare time.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn, grow, and embrace this new chapter in your life. Mark your calendars and join the Women’s Health Symposium – Let’s talk about Peri-Menopause and Menopause at the TF Hotel in Castlebar on November 16 next!

There will be tea/coffee and refreshments at the event.

Book your place now via this LINK.

Please note there is only one ticket per participant. All participants need to sign up individually. Places are limited so if you cannot attend please make sure to cancel your ticket as a waiting list in in operation.

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