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June 2017 ASPOG Newsletter


Annual Scientific Meeting 2017

‘Does the sun always shine? From birth to death: perspectives on Women's Health in the sushine State'
read-moreThursday 3 August - Saturday 5 August 2017

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ASPOG 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting 2017

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ASPOG 2017 Program

This year the Australian Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology will hold its annual Scientific meeting in Queensland, from August 3rd - 5th in Brisbane at the Park Regis North Quay. The theme of the meeting is ‘Does the sun always shine? From birth to death: perspectives on Women's Health’, and we have a well informed and fascinating programme of talks and discussions on diverse clinical and psychosocial aspects of Women's Health, delivered by experts from a variety of health disciplines.

As well as an opportunity to fulfil Continuing Medical Education requirements in a friendly and relaxed professional environment, visitors and locals alike will be able to enjoy Brisbane and its outdoor lifestyle.

With an outstanding program, and welcoming atmosphere, the committee look forward to welcoming you to Brisbane for ASPOG 2017.

Susan Carr
President, ASPOG

On behalf of the ASPOG 2017 Organising Committee

Co Convenors: A/Prof Susan Carr, and Dr Fiona Haines, Healthy Women Medical Centre, Indooroopilly, Brisbane, QLD
Dr Jackie Stacy, Notre Dame University, Sydney, NSW
Dr Tonia Mezzini, Sexual Health Physician, Pelvic Pain SA, Adelaide, SA
Prof Janette Perz, Director of the Centre for Health Research, Western Sydney University, NSW
Dr Katherine Shanley, Barracks Medical Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Prof Jane Ussher, Centre for Health Research, Western Sydney University, NSW



Full ASPOG Registration
Member: EB $500 (until 30 June) Standard $600
Non-Member: E
B $600 (until 30 June) Standard $650
Nurse Registration: EB $400 (until 30 June) Standard $450
Includes entry to all ASPOG sessions and displays; Friday and Saturday sessions, Welcome Reception, morning and afternoon teas and lunches and online Handbook.

Student Registration
EB $300 (until 30 June) Standard $350
Is only available to those that provide evidence of their full-time student status. Includes entry to all sessions and displayson Friday and Saturday, Welcome Reception, morning and afternoon teas and lunches, and a delegate pack.

Day Registration
Member: EB $285 (until 30 June) Standard $350
Non-Member: EB $320 (until 30 June) Standard $380
Nurse Registration: EB $225 (until 30 June) Standard $250
Student Registration: 
EB $190 (until 30 June) Standard $255 
includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch on one day and access to online Handbook.

Conference Reception - Friday 4th August 2017 - 1800-2000
A networking reception to be held in On Quay Restaurant, Park Regis North Quay, Ground Floor, offering guests a magnificent view over Brisbane River and William Jolly Bridge through full length windows.
   Canapes and a fork dish, as well as a beverage package will be offered for 2 hours.
   Ticket: Included in full registration fees, $65 per person (day delegates and accompanying persons) 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation must be made in writing to the Meeting Manager. Cancellations received prior to 27 June 2017 will be refunded less an administration fee of $110.00. Cancellations made after this date will not be eligible for a refund, although registrations are transferable.

Payment of Fees – ASPOG is not registered for GST

  • All prices are quoted in Australian dollars and do not include GST as ASPOG is exempt from charging GST and is not registered to do so. All hotels will provide a tax invoice for accommodation on departure.
  • Payment options – online with credit card, or via EFT according to the details on the invoice.
  • The ABN for the ASPOG is ABN 66 168 702 936. Tax invoices will be issued to all registrants following receipt of the registration form. Unless otherwise requested in writing the Tax Invoice will be in the name of the registered delegate.
  • If payment is being processed through a large organisation, please register online, select ‘payment later’ and an invoice will be emailed to you.  Payment via EFT or credit card can be made according to the details on the invoice.
All registrations will be acknowledged in writing with confirmation of requirements as indicated on your Registration and will be accompanied by a tax invoice and receipt for any payment received. If you do not receive written acknowledgement within 5 business days, contact the Meeting Manager. Please check your confirmation letter carefully and notify the Meeting Manager immediately of any changes required.

Menopause Essentials update

The Australasian Menopause Society is pleased to continue this very popular Menopause Essentials Update aprior to the 43rd ASPOG Conference. The workshop is aimed at GPs, specialists and allied health professionals who are seeking a comprehensive update in the field of menopause. Physician and AMS Board Member, Dr Georgina Hale and AMS Past President and GP Jane Elliott will present on:

  • Menopause and how to approach it;
  • How to prescribe MHT/HRT;
  • Nonhormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms, and sexual dysfunction; and
  • Case studies.

Registration fees: are $50 for AMS members and $75 for non-members. For details about AMS membership, please go to www.menopause.org.au  
The program will be registered for 6 RACGP QI&CPD Category 2 points. RANZCOG paper based CPD Program participants can claim 4 CPD points under the Meeting Attendance Category. ACCRM members will be eligible for 3 Core PDP. Fellows of the RACP are eligible to claim CPD points via MyCPD.

Registration is open now, links following:

ASPOG Group Registration , if registering for other people and or more than yourself.
MEU Registration only (if you are attending the MEU only)

Accommodation - Park Regis North Quay, Brisbane

Should you wish to book any accommodation please review details and booking options below.

When booking please use the appropriate code:
One bedroom apartment, room only - $165 Booking code: OASPOG
One bedroom apartment with breakfast for one person - $180 Booking code: OASPOGB1
One bedroom apartment with breakfast for two people - $195 Booking code: OASPOGB2

To book these rates, please go to the hotel website, Book now and enter the above code in the promo section of the online booking system.

ASPOG Conference Secretariat

Lesley Woods or Lara Birchby

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