2016 - 2017 Executive Committee

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June 2017 ASPOG Newsletter

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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

Becoming an ASPOG Member

To become a member of ASPOG please complete an application form and forward it to the Secretariat along with the $90 annual subscription.

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Conference
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Invitation to submit

The Australian Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a multidisciplinary society devoted to promoting understanding of the psychosocial aspects of women’s health, particularly in the field of obstetrics, gynaecology and reproductive medicine.

The strength of the Society is its multidisciplinary membership. Our professional meetings are held in a friendly, informal atmosphere that fosters interest in communication and psychosocial aspects of women’s health. The Society welcomes health workers from all disciplines; including medicine, midwifery, nursing, psychology, social work, social sciences, and physiotherapy.


The Society holds a national meeting that moves yearly between Australian states. ASPOG offers three prizes for papers presented at the ASPOG annual meeting: please go to the website for further information.

We welcome papers on all topics that reflect the interests of the society, in particular those that fall under the theme for this year’s meeting: ‘Does the sun always shine? From birth to death: perspectives on Women's Health'.


Abstract Preparation

1.     Abstracts must be no more than 300 words.
2.     Abstracts should not contain references or figures; however, they may
        contain tables.

3.     Please submit in a word document using Arial font size 11. The title is to    
        be left justified, in Upper and Lower Case (not CAPITALS) followed by
       double spacing, then author/s name/s in upper and lower 
       case. Use number superscripts for authors’ institutional affiliations and
       list affiliations and city below the names. The name of the author
       presenting the paper must be underlined:

a.     Title (Upper and Lower Case - not CAPITALS)
b.     Author 1, Author 2, Author 3
c.     1 organisation and city (one line per affiliation)
4.     Do not use printing enhancements such as different fonts, italics,
        underlining, bold text etc, except for italics for non-English words or
        scientific names where necessary.

5.     All abstracts will be printed as submitted, so should be thoroughly
        checked for spelling and grammar before submitting.

6.    Your abstract may be eligible for one of the prizes. Please check if you are
       eligible for any of the prizes, refer to guidelines on the website.

7.    Include a statement on ethical compliance, not counted in word
       limit.

 
The ASPOG Program and call for abstracts information is correct at the time of printing. However, the organisers reserve the right to change the information where necessary without notice

Abstract Submission

  1. Abstracts must be submitted by email (as a word attachment) to Lesley Woods, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  2. Please name the e-mail attachment as follows:          First author's surname+initials.doc eg Citizen J.doc
  3. If you are the first author on more than one abstract, please number the e-mail file as follows: Citizen J1.doc, Citizen J2.doc 
  4. E-mails MUST be received on or before Friday 30 June 2017. You will be emailed an acknowledgment of receipt. 


Notification of Acceptance

  1. Authors will be advised by Friday 7 July 2017 whether or not their abstracts have been accepted.
  2. Successful abstracts will be published in the Meeting handbook and distributed to delegates at the Annual Scientific Meeting. Abstracts will be published only if the presenting author is a registered or invited delegate. If authors do not register by the specified date of Friday 21 July 2017, the abstract will not appear in the program and will not be published.

Statement of Ethical Compliance

ASPOG is committed to ethically responsible reporting of research and clinical work.

The NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 – updated 2009 provides advice about what constitutes ‘human research’:

“Human Research is conducted with or about people or their data or tissue. Human participation in research is therefore to be understood broadly to involve human beings through

  • taking part in surveys, interviews or focus groups
  • undergoing psychological, physiological or medical testing or treatment
  • being observed by researchers
  • researchers having access to their personal documents or other materials
  • the collection and use of their body organs, tissues or fluids ( eg skin, blood, urine, saliva, hair, bones, tumour and other biopsy specimens)
  • access to their information (in individually identifiable, re-identifiable or non-identifiable form) as part of an existing published or unpublished source or database”

NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007, p.8

Therefore, when submitting an abstract to ASPOG please demonstrate your compliance with ethical standards by including one of the following statements, whichever is applicable:

  • The submitted abstract reports on research or clinical material from human participants or patients with approval from an Institutional Human Research Ethics Committee.
  • The submitted abstract reports on work with quality improvement project approval.
  • The submitted abstract does not use data collected from human participants or patients.

Prizes

ASPOG offers three prizes for papers presented at the ASPOG annual meeting.
1.The “ASPOG New Researcher Prize”

Applicants will be eligible for this prize if they are within 5 years of a Bachelor, Masters or a PhD degree or of obtaining fellowship of a National Clinical College, and present their paper in person at the meeting.

The Prize consists of a framed plaque and future subscription to an ASPOG scientific meeting to be used within 5 years of it being awarded.


2.“Roger Wurm Award” Founder of ASPOG 1991

To be awarded for the best scientific paper presented in person at the annual meeting.

The prize consists of a framed plaque.

 

3. “The Suzanne Abraham Clinical Presentation Award”

To be awarded for the best clinical presentation during the specified session of the meeting by a junior doctor (registrar or below).

The prize consists of a monetary award of $450

Statement of Ethical Compliance

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Prize Guidelines

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PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PRESENTERS MUST PAY 
REGISTRATION FEES TO ATTEND THE MEETING


Secretariat
For further Conference information please contact:

ASPOG Conference Secretariat
Lesley Woods or Lara Birchby

PO Box 764
Mitcham  SA  5062  Australia
32 The Strand
Colonel Light Gardens SA 5041  Australia
t: +61 8 8177 2215 
m: +61 (0) 418 870 057
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ASPOG 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting 2017

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Welcome    

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

Registration

ASPOG

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.
Acknowledgement
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

PO Box 764
Mitcham  SA  5062  Australia
32 The Strand
Colonel Light Gardens SA 5041  Australia
t: +61 8 8177 2215 
m: +61 (0) 418 870 057
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w: http://www.themeetingpeople.com.au




 
ASPOG 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting 2016

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"No Women is an Island. How Life, Lifestyle and
Relationships Affect Women's Health..."

Thursday 28th July - Saturday 30th July 2016
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

Conference Handbook

Please download the conference handbook/abstracts here

Secretariat
For further Conference information please contact:

ASPOG Conference Secretariat
Lesley Woods or Lara Birchby

PO Box 764
Mitcham  SA  5062  Australia
32 The Strand
Colonel Light Gardens SA 5041  Australia
t: +61 8 8177 2215 
m: +61 (0) 418 870 057
e:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
w: http://www.themeetingpeople.com.au




 
ASPOG 41st Annual Scientific Meeting 2015

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"Women's Health, Sex and Society... Are We Really Victorian?"
31 July & 1 August 2015
Royal Women's Hospital
Melbourne Victoria

 

Conference Handbook

Please down the conference handbook/abstracts here

Conference Presentations

Postmenopausal Sexual Functioning. 20 year Follow Up
Prof Lorraine Dennerstein

Office for Gender & Health Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne


Vaginismus: When Her Body Does the Talking

Dr Anita Elias

Head of Sexual Medicine and Therapy Clinic, Monash Medical Centre Psychosexual service, Royal Women's Hospital


Queer(y)ing Sexual Expression: Addressing the Needs of Same Sex Attracted and Gender Diverse Young People

Dr William Leonard

Director Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria, ARCSHS La Trobe University


The Role of the Pelvic Floor in Sexual Pain

Ms Shan Morrison

Specialist Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist Managing Director of Women’s and Men’s Health Physiotherapy

Conference Manager
Ms Bianca Scarlett
Scarlett Events
PO Box 169
Parap   NT   0804
Australia

p|       +61 8 8942 1240
f|        +61 8 8942 1230
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ASPOG 40th Annual Scientific Meeting 2014

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                  7-9 August 2014
        Vibe Hotel, Waterfront, Darwin


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Handbook

Download the handbook and abstracts here


Conference Manager

Ms Bianca Scarlett
Scarlett Events

PO Box 169
Parap   NT   0804
Australia

P| +61 8 8942 1240
F| +61 8 8942 1230
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