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RANZCOG Women's Health Summit 2021
 

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) held the RANZCOG Women’s Health Summit 2021 at Australian Parliament House, Canberra on Thursday 27 May 2021.
 
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.

 

Program and panellists

View our program handbook to read about all our speakers and 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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Summit Outcomes

Download the Summit Statement that captures key discussion points and recommendations from the event.

Watch the recording of the Summit here:

 

 

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More information

If you have further questions about the RANZCOG Women's Health Summit, please contact our Events team 

Email: events@ranzcog.edu.au


For media enquiries, please contact Andre Khoury, Head of  Communications and Public Affairs 

Phone: +61 3 9114 3923
Email: [email protected]



 


 

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