Dr. Jane Davis, MBChB, MRCGP, trained as a GP in Cornwall, where she has practised for the last 15 years. She is a BMS Menopause Specialist. Her major interests are focused on women’s healthcare, contraception and medical education. Additionally, she works as a Speciality Doctor in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and Clinical Skills Tutor at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry. She served on the Specialist Committee for the Menopause Quality Standard, published by NICE, February 2017.
Paula Briggs, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust; Member – BMS medical advisory council Biography
Paula Briggs is a Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.
Paula qualified from Glasgow University in 1987.
She trained as a GP before moving to Liverpool in 1993. She continued with both general practice and sexual health until recently.
In the few years she has devoted herself to the delivery of sexual health care, research and education in the field of women’s health.
She is the clinical lead for an integrated community sexual health service in Sefton.
She provides a Community Gynaecology Service for South Sefton CCG. She works as part of a team involving eight Consultant Gynaecologists, who support her community service.
She leads the pregnancy advisory service for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.
She leads the menopause service for the Trust.
She has co-edited 3 books, co-written an undergraduate textbook in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a revision guide for MFSRH and written a patient booklet on menopause.
She is married with four children and enjoys running, golf, reading and cooking.
Annie Hawkins, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth; Member – BMS medical advisory council Biography
Ms Annie Hawkins BSc MRCOG MIPM DFSRH
Ms Hawkins is currently a Consultant at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. She has worked in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the last 20 years and with Mr Panay since 1997. She is a Londoner by birth and trained as a Chemist and then a Doctor at the University of London. Her post-graduate training was across North West Thames, based at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
She has a special interest in female reproductive hormones, including the treatment of Pre-menstrual Syndrome, Premature Ovarian Failure and Peri-menopause. She is also trained in the management of sub-fertility.
She is a member of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine and has an interest in Psychological issues in Gynaecology and Obstetrics. She is a member of the BMS medical advisory council.
She also has training in Forensic Gynaecology, Early Pregnancy and Emergency Gynaecology care.
She speaks Nationally and Internationally on her areas of special interest and has been on the executive committee of three women’s health charities. She is passionate about improving care for women.
Melanie Davies, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, University College London Hospitals; Member – BMS medical advisory council Biography
Dr Melanie Davies MBBS MA MRCP FRCOG
Consultant Gynaecologist, University College London Hospitals and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London
Clinical Director, Women’s Health guideline programme, National Guideline AllianceMember of NICE guideline development group for Menopause (2013-2014)
Co-chair of ESHRE guideline development group, Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (2012-2014)Service lead for specialist clinics in Menopause at UCLH, with additional regular clinics dedicated to Premature Ovarian Insufficiency, “Late Effects” of cancer therapy, and Turner syndrome.
Invited speaker in national and international meetings on HRT and management of POI (e.g. ESHRE 2013, EuroPAG 2014, ESHRE 2014, BES 2015)
Tony Parsons, Consultant Gynaecologist, Warwickshire Nuffield Hospital, Leamington Spa Biography
Tony Parsons is a consultant gynaecologist who has spent most of his career (over 40 years) with a special interest in the menopause and, in particular, the psychological changes associated with the menopausal transition. He was Founder Chairman of the BMS in 1989 and continues to be involved, teaching regularly on the BMS Special Skills Modules.
Eddie Morris, Consultant Gynaecologist, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital; Trustee – British Menopause Society Biography
Edward Morris, Consultant gynacologist at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia, Norwich Medical School.
He is a former Chairman and current Trustee of the British Menopause Society, past Chair of the RCOG Safety and Quality committee, current member of the RCOG Clinical Quality Board,and elected Fellows Representative for the East of England, RCOG Council. He also sits on the RCOG finance and general purposes committee and the MRCOG implementation group.
Nationally he sits on the NCEPOD steering group, the HQIP Independent Advisory group for Women & children and the National group for Surgical Safety in Interventional Procedures (NHS England). He is co-editor in chief of the Journal “Post Reproductive Health”.
His work involves measuring patient outcomes, safety and quality measures, research into menopause, endometriosis, leiomyomata, endometrial cancer and risk prediction, postgraduate education and minimal access surgery.
Consultant Endocrinologist, Kings College Hospital, London
HRT and obesity: Is it linked with weight gain?
Dr Abd Tahrani
Consultant Endocrinologist and Obesity Centre Lead, University Hospital, Birmingham Biography
Dr Abd Tahrani
Abd Tahrani is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist at the University of Birmingham (UoB), an Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist at the University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, the lead for weight management research and diabetic neuropathy services at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the lead for translational research in the Centre of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (CEDAM), Birmingham Health Partners and the communication co-lead in the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR) at the UoB. He obtained his PhD in 2013 from the UoB, which was focussed on the impact of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in patients with Type 2 diabetes, and was awarded a SCOPE National Fellowship in 2014 from the World Obesity Federation. Abd’s research has the following themes: the metabolic consequences of sleep-related disorders, obesity management and complications, diabetes-related neuropathy, and the pharmacology of type 2 diabetes and obesity. Abd has published over 130 peer reviewed articles, and delivered more than 80 invited talks in the internationally leading conferences in the field. He was awarded the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Sleep Disordered Breathing investigator of the year award in 2013 and two awards from the NIHR in the UK in 2008 and 2013 amongst several other awards. Abd is an elected member of Neurodiab, a trustee of the Association for the Study of Obesity ASO (UK), a panel member of the NIHR Research for Patients Benefit (RfPB), the NIHR Dissemination Centre, the program organising committee of European Congress of Obesity 2019, and the British Sleep Society Research Committee, and an Expert advisor to the Medical Technology Advisory Committee of NICE and the chair for the obesity management committee in the ASO (UK). He is a regular peer reviewer to the leading journals in medicine, sleep, obesity, diabetes and endocrinology and multiple national and international research funding organisations.
Session 11 – Free communications and posters: Prize giving
Session 13 – The Pat Patterson Memorial Lecture
Sexuality in Premature Ovarian Insufficiency
Chair: Mr Mike Savvas
Consultant Gynaecologist, King’s College Hospital, London; Member – BMS medical advisory council
Dr Rossella Nappi
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, University of Pavia, Italy Biography
Rossella E. Nappi
Born in Naples (Italy) – 1965
Full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Research Center for Reproductive Medicine and Director of the Gynecological Endocrinology & Menopause Unit, IRCCS San Matteo Foundation, University of Pavia (Italy)
Gynecologist, Endocrinologist, Sexologist
Dr Nappi’s major interests are psychoneuroendocrinology of female reproductive life and women’s sexuality. She has published more than 300 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and international books with more than 11500 citations (HF Google Scholar 58).
She is a well-known speaker on women’s health from adolescence to menopause. She has been very active in many international meetings and research projects in the field of contraception, menopause and female sexual dysfunction.
She is past president of the International Society for the Study of Women Sexual Health (ISSWSH) (2007-2008) and actual President of the Italian Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology (SIPGO). At present, she is permanent member of the advisory board of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE) and has been recently re-elected member of the advisory board of the International Menopause Society (IMS) (2008-2014; 2016-2018).
Management of bleeding in the perimenopausal and menopausal woman
Professor Justin Clark
Consultant Gynaecologist, Birmingham Women’s Hospital/University of Birmingham
Health costs of protecting the endometrium in menopausal women
Mr Farook Al-Azzawi
Consultant Gynaecologist, University of Leicester Biography
Farook Al-Azzawi, MBChB, MA(Cantab), PhD, FRCOG
Consultant Gynaecologist Leicester
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Genetics, University of Leicester.
Visiting Professor Belgrade University School of Medicine.
Main Clinical Interests
Post Reproductive Gynaecology and Management of the Menopause
He has published over 100 original papers on Cellular proliferation and differentiation as modulated by gonadal steroids, endometrial responses to gonadal steroids, drug development, and the genetics of primary ovarian insufficiency. Relevant to this presentation he authored a book on HRT and the endometrium.
Current research programmes include
Effects of gonadal steroids on induced remote ischaemia on coronary vaso-reactivity.
Association analyses of gene polymorphisms in primary ovarian insufficiency.