Final Program

Please note the amended time of the Public Forum below.

19 OCTOBER 2018

Fertility Awareness Agencies Conferences
8:00am - 4:30pm  ACNFP
8:00am - 6:00pm  FCCAu
2:30pm - 5:00pm  OMR+RCA

Conference Dinner
6:30pm  The Summit Restaurant, Mt Cootha
7:30pm  Presentation: Women's health: 50 years from now
               Dr Michael Beckmann
               Medical Director of Mothers’ Babies and Women’s Health Service


20 OCTOBER 2018

Towards the Complete Person
The BioPsychoSocial and Spiritual aspects of human reproduction and relationships

Location: Eire Room, Level 3, Duncombe Building, Mater Hospital, Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane
(via Hancock St carpark, Level 3, Green)

8:15am   Registration
8:50am   Welcome
Maree Reynolds – Midwifery Director of Mothers’ Babies and Women’s Health Service, Mater Health

SESSION 1 – Psychological Considerations
9:00am   Relationship – belonging and believing
Dr Christina Reynolds – Clinical Psychologist
9:40am   Loss in a land of plenty: miscarriage and stillbirth
 Trish Wilson – Bereavement Midwife
10:10am Support in the journey of infertility
Marc Sherman – Organic Conceptions
10:40am Poster presentations and Morning Tea 

SESSION 2 – Spiritual Considerations
11:10am Keynote: The whole person – more than the sum of our parts
Dr Conor Sweeney – JPII Institute for Family & Marriage
12:10pm Particular challenges in human reproduction
                  Rev Dr Paschal Corby - Bioethicist, JPII Institute for Family & Marriage
12:40pm Lunch 

SESSION 3 – Social Considerations
1:30pm Keynote: Key findings of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
Prof Gita Mishra – Director, ALSWH
2:30pm Diet for fertility – social barriers to achieving the optimum
Dr Shelley Wilkinson – Senior Maternal Health Research Fellow, Mater Mothers Hospital
3:00pm Afternoon Tea 

SESSION 4 – Medical Considerations
3:30pm Precocious puberty and delayed adolescence
Dr Tony Huynh – Paediatric Endocrinologist
4:00pm Diabetes – in fertility and preconception
Dr Neisha D’Silva – Obstetric Medicine Physician
4:30pm St Luke’s as a health care model
Dr Joseph and Cushla Hassan - New Zealand

Location: Eire Room, Level 3, Duncombe Building, Mater Hospital, Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane
(via Hancock St carpark, Level 3, Green)

5:30pm Drinks and nibbles
6:00pm Towards the Complete Practice
            The Australian Experience of Restorative Reproductive Medicine
FertilityCare (Perth) – Set-up and challenges
                  Dr Amanda Lamont and team
            Fertility Fundamentals (Adelaide) - Pregnancy statistics and cost effectiveness
                  Dr Elvis Seman, Dr Cathy Peterson, Alison Fleming, Dr Toni Turnbull, Bernadette Davies
            The Fertility Assessment Clinic at Manningham General Practice (Melbourne) - Registrar training
                  Dr Mary Walsh, Dr David Anderson
            Gardens Medical Group (Albury) - Integrating with General Practice
                  Dr Paul Evans and Genevieve Burton
            Sydney practice (Sydney) - Urban opportunities
                  Dr Veronica O’Connell 
            Real Choices Australia and Australian Mifepristone Reversal (Wodonga) - Wanted pregnancies
                  Dr Joseph Turner and Debbie Garratt
            Blue and Pink O&G (Toowoomba) - A provincial one stop shop
                  Dr Brendan Miller and Cathryn Marshall
            Raceview Medical Practice (Ipwsich) - Co-ordinated care
                  Dr Terry Kent and FCP’s
            Natural Fertility Services (Brisbane) - Research foundations
                  Dr Luke McLindon and midwives


21 OCTOBER 2018

Post-conference program 

7:00am   National Catholic Medical Association launch (breakfast)

9:00am   Sunday Mass (on site)

10:20am   AIRRM Board Meeting

10:30am   AIRRM Annual General Meeting (Members only)

12:30pm   Close