FPM & MWF – The Menopause: Not just a woman’s issue


Despite being a natural part of growing older, the menopause is often associated with stigma and taboo. This stigma results in a lack of discussion with many women not learning about the effects of the menopause until they experience it themselves. This absence of education also means workplaces are inapt to support women who are experiencing symptoms. To tackle this stigma and to raise awareness about the topic, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FPM) and MWF will be hosting two joint webinars on the topic.

To sign up for the event, please visit the FPM website by clicking here.


Session 1 – Raise Awareness – 7th October, 12.30pm - 2pm

Chair TBC


Dr Pauline Williams, Senior Vice President Global Health R&D in GSK.

Ms Lauren Chiren, Authority on Menstruation & Menopause at Work, Executive Coach assisting Finance & Legal Professionals to switch stress & anxiety to calm, focus & confidence, International Speaker, Facilitator & Trainer.

Ms Stella Duffy OBE, Award-winning novelist, trainee Existential Psychotherapist and doctoral researcher into the embodied experience of postmenopause.

Dr Nneka Nwokolo, Senior Global Medical Director, ViiV Healthcare, Consultant Physician in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine.

Dr Louise Newson, GP, Menopause Specialist and Founder of Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre. Director of balance menopause app and the not for profit company Newson Health Research and Education. Founder of The Menopause Charity.


Session 2 – What can we do? - 14th October, 12.30pm - 2pm

Chaired by Dr Emma Harvey, Global Head of Medical Affairs at F2G and Medical Affairs Consultant.


Professor Amanda Griffiths, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) practitioner psychologist.

Dr Rebecca Lewis, GP with special interest in menopause.

More speakers TBA.



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