RANZCOG Women’s Health Summit 2021

The College held the RANZCOG Women’s Health Summit 2021 at Australian Parliament House, Canberra on Thursday 27 May 2021

RANZCOG

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The theme of the 2021 Summit was Time to Act. This event brought together a diverse group of Australians from the women’s health landscape, including industry, non-government organisations, community groups, and government, in a unique collaboration to discuss and address pressing health challenges faced by Australian women.

Hosted by the ABC’s National Medical Reporter, Sophie Scott, the Summit comprised five panels, and guest speakers, the Honourable Greg Hunt, Minister for Health and Aged Care, and the Honourable Linda Burney MP, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians.

Events such as the summit would not be possible without support from our industry partners. We would like to thank Avant Mutual for coming on board as a major partner to provide invaluable support for this event.

Summit outcomes

View the summit statement that captures key discussion points and recommendations from the event, and watch the recording of the summit, below.


Our panellists

Gender equity and health equity for women

Chair: Ms Vase Jovanoska, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Ms Gulnara Abbasova, Executive Officer, Migrant and Refugee Health Partnership

Ms Nicky Bath, Chief Executive Officer, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

Ms Tricia Malowney, President, Women with Disabilities Australia

Ms Kit McMahon, Chair, Gender Equity Victoria

Adjunct Professor Ruth Stewart, National Rural Health Commissioner, Australian Government Department of Health

Sexual and reproductive health

Chair: Professor Kirsten Black, Sexual and Reproductive Health Special Interest Group, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Associate Professor Deborah Bateson, Medical Director, Family Planning New South Wales

Professor Caroline Homer AO, Co-Program Director Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Burnet Institute

Dr Nisha Khot, Councillor, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Ms Tessa Kowaliw, Consumer Representative, Council, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Professor Danielle Mazza, Chief Investigator and Director, SPHERE, Monash University

Preventative health, chronic conditions and healthy ageing

Chair: Dr John Regan, Board Director, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Ms Donna Ciccia, Director & Cofounder, Endometriosis Australia

Professor Susan Davis AO, Head, Women’s Health Research Program, Monash University

Professor Peter Ebeling AO, Board Chair, Healthy Bones Australia

Ms Emma Lonsdale, Executive Officer, Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance

Ms Jo Root, Policy Director, Consumer Health Forum of Australia

Mental health and impact of violence against women and girls

Chair: Professor Steve Robson, Immediate Past President, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Professor Jane Fisher, Director of Global and Women’s Health, Monash University

Professor Jennie Hudson, Director of Research, Black Dog Institute

Ms Patty Kinnersly, Chief Executive Officer, Our Watch

Ms Emma Reid, Chair, RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Dr Ruth Vine, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health, Australian Government Department of Health

Future research, data collection, monitoring and evaluation

Chair: Professor Gita Mishra NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland

Associate Professor Catherine Chamberlain, La Trobe University

Professor Cynthia Farquhar, Dean of Research and Policy, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Professor Julie Ratcliffe, President, Australian Health Economics Society

Professor Helena Teede, Chair of the National AHRA Women’s Health Research, Translation and Impact Network

Ms Leigh Toomey, Consumer Representative, RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist

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