Norman Beischer Medical Research Foundation CEO, Andrew Brooks, Prof Gabor Kovacs, Visiting Professor Richard Anderson and Epworth obstetrician & gynaecologist Megan Di Quinzio

International Speaker Headlines Epworth Symposium

The recent and Tenth Epworth Obstetrics and Gynaecology Symposium took place at the Park Hyatt Melbourne, and included an international headline speaker provided by the Norman Beischer Medical Research Foundation.

Professor Richard Anderson, the Elsie Inglis Professor of Clinical Reproductive Science, and Head of Section, Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Edinburgh, was brought to the event due to his expertise in obstetrics and gynaecology, and particularly his clinical research in male and female reproductive endocrinology.

Professor Anderson’s variety of talks at the Symposium included Fertility Prevention In Young Girls, From PCO To Hot Flushes: New Pathways For Treatment and Anti Mullerian Hormone: So Much More Than IVF.

The Norman Beischer Medical Research Foundation’s CEO, Mr Andrew Brookes said it was a pleasure to have Professor Anderson address the Symposium, which brought a great insight from his topics of discussion.

“Professor Anderson is renowned for his clinical research in both male and female reproductive endocrinology, bringing his expertise and latest evidence to   Australian obstetricians and gynaecologists,” Mr Brookes said.

“Along with his team, he is recognised as the first to show how kisspeptin administration to males increases luteinising hormone pulse frequency. His further work has explored the interaction between kisspeptin and neurokinin B in the control of reproduction in women and men,” Mr Brookes said.

The Tenth Epworth Obstetrics and Gynaecology Symposium was a major success and included talks by twenty-one industry experts. Other areas of interest discussed at the Symposium included Skeletal Dysplasia And Other Genetic Diseases, Labial Plastic Surgery and Pelvic Pain And Endometriosis. 

“Having Professor Anderson address the Symposium brought a wealth of knowledge to those attending,” Mr Brookes said.

“Involving international educators, such as Professor Anderson, is one of our objectives at the Norman Beischer Medical Research Foundation, being the delivery of the latest information, practices and data to Australian medical practitioners.” 

Prof Richard Anderson speaks at the Tenth Epworth Obstetrics and Gynaecology Symposium