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Academic Program – Borneo

  • Pain management
  • Women’s health
  • Practice management

Professor Lorraine Dennerstein AO

Prof Dennerstein is qualified in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Psychiatry. She has inpatient, outpatient and private practice experience as a psychiatrist with a sub-specialty in women’s mental health.  She established and directed the world’s first academic centre for teaching and research in women’s health (Key Centre for Women’s Health in Society). She established postgraduate diploma and masters courses in women’s health which were conducted at the University of Melbourne and internationally. She later founded the Office for Gender and Health. She contributed to advances in the teaching of women’s mental and sexual health. She established a psychosexual counselling clinic at the Royal Melbourne hospital which provided clinical teaching in sexual dysfunction to medical students. She founded the first inpatient mother-baby psychiatric unit in an obstetrics hospital which enabled teaching of women’s mental health to medical undergraduates and postgraduates.

Topics

  • Menopause and Beyond
  • Sexual Function and Dysfunction
  • Mood and the Menstrual Cycle
  • Maintaining Cognitive Functioning

Dr Richard Sullivan

Dr Richard Sullivan is a Pain Medicine Specialist and Specialist Anaesthetist at Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Centre. He was recently the head of the acute and interventional pain service at Peter MacCallum Hospital in East Melbourne where he maintains an ongoing clinical role. His focus is now in clinical practice, research and advancing neuromodulation therapies in the private sector where he sees patients with a diverse range of conditions including post-surgical pain syndromes in non-cancer patients and cancer survivors. His professional appointments include Victorian Director of the Australian Pain Society, Chair of the Scientific Committee, Australian and New Zealand Neuromodulation Society and a number of pharmaceutical and medical device advisory boards.

Topics

  • How to navigate the opioid crisis
  • What the heck is spinal cord stimulation?
  • How do you manage chronic low back pain?
  • Is there a role for cannabis in chronic pain management?
  • Managing cancer pain

Dr. Vijay Roach

Dr. Vijay Roach is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with 25 years of experience in both public and private practice in Sydney. He is the President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and has been the Chair of the Continuing Professional Development Committee, the Engagement Committee and the Training and Accreditation Committee. Vijay is directly involved in medical education, lecturing at the Universities of Sydney and Notre Dame. He is also involved in teaching and mentoring medical students at Royal North Shore Hospital, emphasising to students the importance and value of compassion and kindness in medical practice. Vijay is the former Chairman of the Gidget Foundation Australia, a role in which he passionately advocated for those affected by mental health disorders in pregnancy and early parenting. He works tirelessly to raise awareness of the importance of emotional wellbeing, speaking on this topic to students, doctors, community groups and policymakers in Australia and overseas.

TOPICS

  • Obstetricians and mental health – more than delivering babies
  • The vulnerability of leadership
  • A guide to gynaecological bleeding
  • Medical politics in gynaecology and obstetrics – vaginal mesh, abortion law reform, refugee health and more.

 

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