Everything your patients wanted to know about MHT but were afraid to ask


Know your progestogen from your progestin and progesterone? Bio-identical hormones vs. body-identical? Natural or synthetic treatments?

Every woman – that’s 52% of the population – will be affected by menopause in some way, either via symptoms or other physical changes.
Yet accessing credible, accurate information about Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) – previously known as Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT – to enable women to make informed choices can be challenging.
Misinformation from outdated studies, confusion about risks, and lack of awareness of options are common.

In association with Besins, the AJP presents an informed discussion for pharmacists about MHT, featuring Dr Sonia Davison, endocrinologist at the Jean Hailes Medical Centre and President of the Australasian Menopause Society (AMS).
Hosting the discussion and posing your questions will be Debbie Rigby, an Advanced Practice Pharmacist.

The on-demand video will be available at 7PM AEST on 13 April 2021.

To access the interview, you’ll need to be a registered user of AJP.com.au.

If you’re not already registered, you can do so here, free of charge.

If you’d like to be notified when the video becomes available, please email jan.decomps@appco.com.au.

More about the speakers

Dr Sonia Davison is an endocrinologist at the Jean Hailes Medical Centre and her interests include gynaecological and general endocrinology.
She is also President of the Australasian Menopause Society (AMS).
Dr Davison is a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Women’s Health Research Program, Monash University where her research focus is on women’s health which includes health issues at mid-life and beyond.
Dr Davison completed her PhD in the Department of Biochemistry, Monash University in 2006. Her PhD and postdoctoral research examined sex steroid physiology in women, including measurement of androgens and their relationships with age, mood, sexual function and cognition.
Dr Davison was awarded the 2007 Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Fellowship in conjunction with the Research and Education Foundation of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, to further her research. Dr Davison has presented her research nationally and internationally.

Debbie Rigby is an Advanced Practice Pharmacist with postgraduate qualifications in clinical pharmacy, geriatrics and respiratory medicine. Debbie is a past Director of NPS MedicineWise, National Vice-President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and Chair of the Australian Association of consultant Pharmacy. She currently is a member of Lung Foundation Australia COPD Advisory Committee, DVA Veteran’s MATES Practitioner Reference Group, Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland and Clinical Associate Professor at Queensland University of Technology. She conducts Home Medicine Reviews and provides medicines education to pharmacists, nurses, GPs and other health professionals through her company Pharmeducation.

For her passion and commitment to the pharmacy profession and quality use of medicines, Debbie has received numerous awards including PSA Pharmacist of the Year, the inaugural AACP Consultant Pharmacist of the Year, PSA Gold Medal award, SHPA Clinical Pharmacy Award and the PSA Lifetime Achievement Award.

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