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Friday, October 20th, 2023 – City Hall Cork
Full day event

NATIONAL MENOPAUSE SUMMIT Continuing the conversation in Cork

Due to the phenomenal success of the inaugural National Menopause Summit supported by M&S which took place 23 March 2023 in the Round Room Mansion House Dublin we are delighted to announce the launch of the National Menopause Summit Cork supported again by our wonderful partners at M&S.

The National Menopause Summit Cork supported by M&S will take place in the historical venue of Cork City Hall on Friday October 20th 2023. This full day Masterclass in Menopause will be held during the same week as World Menopause Day which is marked annually on October 18th.

Once again moderated by renowned journalist and broadcaster Gráinne Seoige and featuring the phenomenal Mariella Frostrup –  in addition to a speaker panel of leading clinicians, health care practitioners, legal & HR professionals, business & union leaders, facilitators and professionals in the area – The National Menopause Summit Cork supported by M&S full day event will continue to shift the narrative by debunking myths & taboos,  providing inclusive fact based information, advocating for support across both the personal and professional arenas and providing a platform of understanding and respect to ensure no one suffers needlessly at this oftentimes highly challenging and transitional stage of life.

This Masterclass in Menopause will deliver the ‘no filter reality’ of the serious challenges perimenopause and menopause presents and how best to negotiate these challenges.

Also championing for a ‘new norm’ across the Irish workplace, The National Menopause Summit Cork supported by M&S will advocate, educate and empower organisations on the introduction of inclusive, compassionate and sympathetic workplace policies to ensure all feel supported to forge forward in their careers, thus stemming the flow of women choosing to exit the workplace or disregard opportunities for advancement, due to the lack of these crucial supports.

Join us at this landmark full day event, in the beautiful surroundings of Cork City Hall for a packed agenda of knowledge, advice, support and content delivered by our powerful, expertly curated panel of speakers, moderated panel discussions, audience q & a and much more.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Event Speakers

Mariella Frostrup

Journalist, Broadcaster, Campaigner, Author of Cracking The Menopause & Trustee of the Great Initiative

Gráinne Seoige

Journalist, Broadcaster & Presenter

Dr Brenda Moran

Joint Lead Complex Menopause Clinic CUMH, Accredited Menopause Specialist, Portfolio GP with a Special Interest in Women's Health & Sexual Health

Dr Karen Soffe

Joint Lead Complex Menopause Clinic CUMH, GP Lead with Special Interest in Women's mid-life Health, Accredited Menopause Specialist

Roderic O’Gorman TD

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Cllr Kieran McCarthy

Lord Mayor of Cork, 2023-24

Dr Tanya Mulcahy BSc (Hons), PhD

Director Health Innovation Hub Ireland, Founder Femtech Ireland

Shalini Wiseman

Chartered Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health & Continence

Dr Sumi Dunne

GP & Clinical Lecturer in General Practice Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI)

Dr Caoimhe Hartley

Clinical Lead Rotunda Hospital Menopause Clinic, Founder & CEO Menopause Health

Katie Ridge

Head of Employer Relations Adare HRM

Joanne Healy

Head of Group Employee Relations, Bank of Ireland

Loretta Dignam

Founder & CEO The Menopause Hub

Aveen Bannon

Founder and Dietitian at the Dublin Nutrition Centre

Dr Máire Finn

GP, Educator and Broadcaster

Dr Samantha Cushen PhD RD

Lecturer, Researcher and CORU Registered Dietitian at University College Cork

Event Panelists

Janis Morrissey

Director of Health Promotion, Information & Training, Irish Heart Foundation

Siobhán O’Donovan

Chartered Physiotherapist, Creator and founder PostureFitting Physiotherapy Service

Dr Brian Kennedy

GP & Founder HRT prescribers in GP telegram group

Goretti Sheridan

Superintendent, An Garda Síochána

Fiona Weldon

Capacity Officer, Independent Living Movement Ireland

Sarah Alcock

Founder and creator of Prime Fit by Sarah

Kay McCarthy

Founder & CEO MCCP The Independent Strategy Agency

Fania Stoney

Business Development Strategist, Great Place to Work

Lynda Moore

Midwife Cork University Maternity Hospital & member of the INMO Executive Council

Ashley Connolly

Head of Health & Welfare Division at Fórsa

Shantie Tedjal-Carroll

Menopause Mentor, Yoga teacher and advocate for women’s wellness

Martin Gillick

Employee Wellbeing Manager at Bus Éireann

Summit Partners

Lead Partner

Official Wellbeing Partner

Official Summit Partner

Official Health Insurance Partner

Official Summit Partner

Official Summit Partner

Official Media Partner

Official Media Partner

Summit Partner

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Agenda

8.40 - 9.30amRegistration & coffee
9.30 - 9.40amWelcome addressSinéad McNamara,
Founder National Menopause Summit
9.40 - 9.45amOfficial opening of National Menopause Summit Cork Cllr Kieran McCarthy, Lord Mayor of Cork 2023-24
9:45 - 9.50amIntroduction & welcome to Session OneGráinne Seoige,
MC National Menopause Summit

SESSION ONE - MENOPAUSE & THE WORKPLACE
9.50 - 10.10amLet’s begin: Perimenopause, menopause & postmenopause definedDr Sumi Dunne,
GP & Clinical Lecturer in General Practice RCSI
10.10 - 10.30amMenopause: Gender, equality, safety & wellness at workKatie Ridge BL,
Head of Employer Relations Adare HRM
10.30 - 10.50amBank of Ireland: Implementation case studyJoanne Healy,
Head of Group Employee Relations Bank of Ireland
10.50 - 11.20amPANEL: Menopause & the workplace - research, innovation & supportAshley Connolly, Head of Health & Welfare Division FORSA
Lynda Moore, Midwife CUMH & member of the INMO Executive Council
Goretti Sheridan, Superintendent An Garda Síochána
Martin Gillick, Employee Wellbeing Manager Bus Éireann
Kay McCarthy, Founder & CEO MCCP The Independent Strategy Agency
Fania Stoney, Business Development Strategist Great Place to Work
11.20 - 11.40amNetworking coffee break
11.40 - 12.00pmWhy menopause in the workplace mattersLoretta Dignam, Founder & CEO The Menopause Hub
12.00 - 12.20pmThe FemTech Revolution: delivering innovation in menopauseDr Tanya Mulcahy,
Director Health Innovation Hub Ireland, Founder Femtech Ireland
12.20 - 1.00pmMODERATED PANEL DISCUSSION FOLLOWED BY AUDIENCE Q&A
1.00 - 2.00pmNetworking Lunch

SESSION TWO - THE JOURNEY THROUGH MENOPAUSE
2.00 - 2.05pmWelcome to Session TwoGráinne Seoige,
MC National Menopause Summit
2.05 - 2.50pmMariella Frostrup in conversation with Grainne followed by short audience Q&A
2.50 - 3.10pmMenopause health: Symptoms & solutionsDr Karen Soffe,
Joint Clinical Lead Complex Menopause Clinic CUMH
3.10 - 3.30pmComplex menopause: Navigating the journeyDr Brenda Moran,
Joint Clinical Lead Complex Menopause Clinic CUMH
3.30 - 4.00pmNetworking coffee break
4.00 - 4.20pmSex, exercise & pelvic healthShalini Wiseman,
Chartered Physiotherapist in Pelvic Heatth & Continence
4.20 - 4.40pmMenopause & nutritionAveen Bannon,
Founder & Dietician at Dublin Nutrition Centre &
Dr Samantha Cushen, Lecturer Researcher and CORU Registered Dietician at UCC
4.40 - 5.00pmMenopause & mental health: Managing brain fog, anxiety & stressDr Máire Finn,
GP Educator Broadcaster
5.00 - 5.30pmPANEL DISCUSSION: Menopause health & wellnessJanis Morrissey, Director of Health Promotion Information & Training Irish Heart Foundation
Fiona Weldon, Capacity Officer, Independent Living Movement Ireland
Siobhan O'Donovan, Chartered Physiotherapist Creator & Founder PostureFitting Physiotherapy Service
Dr Brian Kennedy, GP & Founder HRT Prescribers in the GP Telegram Group;
Sarah Alcock, Founder PrimeFit by Sarah
Dr Caoimhe Hartley, Clinical Lead Rotunda Menopause Clinic
Shantie Tedjal-Carroll, Menopause Mentor, Yoga teacher and advocate for women’s wellness

5.30 - 6.10pmMODERATED PANEL DISCUSSION FOLLOWED BY AUDIENCE Q&A
6.10 - 6.15pmOfficial closing of National Menopause Summit Cork Roderic O'Gorman TD, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth

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Contact Us

For partnership or group bookings enquiries please contact
Sinéad McNamara | 087 77 33 199 | sinead@bestinfest.ie

For media enquiries please contact
Shell Holden | 086 15 22 200 | shell@bestinfest.ie

Event Details

Date: Friday, 20 October 2023 – Full Day Event

Venue: City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork