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Menopause & Perimenopause | Fast Facts for Pharmacists

March 14th 2023 | 7pm

Welcome back to United Drug's award winning Pharmacy Webinar Series for 2023. Our goal is to support our customers and improve patient care at any given opportunity. So, our educational topics coupled with valuable industry insight aims to guide our customers in enhancing patient care and maximising their business opportunities.

This month we are joined by Dr. Caoimhe Hartley, (Clinical Lead, Rotunda Hospital Menopause Clinic), Loretta Dignam (Founder and CEO of The Menopause Hub) and Denis O'Driscoll, (Superintendent Pharmacist of LloydsPharmacy) to discuss the Key issues women are facing in Menopause and Perimenopause, Common symptoms and where the knowledge gaps are in pharmacy.

Key Learnings

This webinar will aim to provide the Pharmacist with advice to support their female patients in pharmacy, common symptoms and treatments available, key questions Pharmacists can ask to determine a referral.

Guest Speakers

Dr. Caoimhe Hartley

Panel Speaker

Clinical Lead, The Rotunda Menopause Clinic

Since qualifying in Medicine from UCD in 2007, Dr. Hartley has developed her skills and expertise in the area of Women’s Health and Menopause care. She became accredited by both the North American Menopause Society and the British Menopause Society. She was recently honoured to become a British Menopause Society Trainer. She is a member of the Advisory Board of both the European Menopause And Andropause Society and The Newson Health Menopause Society.

She was awarded membership of the Irish College of General Practice in 2013, obtaining diplomate status with the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists in 2012 and achieving a certificate in Women’s Health from the Irish College of General Practice.

Laura Dowling

Panel Speaker

Pharmacist, CEO & Founder of Fabuwellness

Laura is a qualified pharmacist and scientist,  having graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2002.  Laura has over twenty years experience working on the front line in community pharmacy, where she has always strived to put patients and customers first. Her dedication to the industry was recently recognised, when Laura was awarded the prestigious 2022 Pharmacist of The Year Award.

Laura is on a mission to optimise wellness by educating and empowering people to achieve sustainable, healthy lifestyles.
Online Laura is known as “The Fabulous Pharmacist”, where her Instagram channel is dedicated to sharing relatable and passionate advice about health, wellbeing, family, and self-care. Using her online platform, Laura gives her followers the tools and skills to live a balanced, sustainable, and healthy lifestyle - and importantly - without ever
resorting to short-term crazes or fads. Whether talking about skin concerns, constipation, female incontinence, sexualor mental health, Laura aims to educate her followers and to shine a light on topics that other public figures can often tend to shy away from.

Loretta Dignam

Panel Speaker

Founder and CEO, The Menopause Hub

Loretta Dignam is an award-winning Marketer of the Year, who opened the doors to The
Menopause Hub, Ireland's first and only dedicated multidisciplinary menopause clinic in December 2018. Loretta is the founder and CEO.

The Menopause Hub is Ireland’s first dedicated, multidisciplinary clinic, which includes a team of doctors - GPs and Gynaecologists, - a psychologist, a dietitian and nutritionist, a women’s health physiotherapist and an acupuncturist.

Loretta is an advocate for menopausal women and has developed a programme to support organisations with menopause in the workplace awareness and education training, and policy development.

Denis O’Driscoll

Webinar MC

Superintendent Pharmacist for LloydsPharmacy

Denis has 26 years’ experience in pharmacy, including 22 years with HSE Addiction Services as Chief Pharmacist. After spending the most of his career as an addiction expert, Denis moved to role of Superintendent Pharmacist for LloydsPharmacy Ireland in 2018. Denis currently is the clinical lead for one of the largest pharmacy chain in Ireland, 89 pharmacies and is responsible for management and delivery of quality pharmacy service to the public. His interest in Addition continues as he is voluntary independent chair for Naloxone Advisory Group for HSE Strategy on Overdose Prevention. Denis has a PhD in Biopharmaceutics from Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Trinity College, Dublin and a Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy from the same alma mater.

Registration is now closed.

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