11 & 12 April 2024, Aviva Stadium Dublin

ONE DAY TICKET EVENT | SAME AGENDA ACROSS BOTH DAYS

NATIONAL MENOPAUSE SUMMIT 2024

* Please note the 2024 National Menopause Summit will run the same programme across both days affording our delegates the opportunity to choose whichever date works best for their calendar.

Following the phenomenal success of TWO SOLD OUT SUMMITS in both DUBLIN & CORK in 2023 the National Menopause Summit returns on 11 & 12 April 2024 at the iconic Aviva Stadium Dublin.

Now firmly established as Europe’s premier fact based menopause education empowerment and advocacy event, the 2024 National Menopause Summit will feature an event Main Stage in addition to compelling and inspirational breakout sessions across both days delivered by best in class speakers including leading clinicians, healthcare practitioners, legal & HR experts, business & union leaders, facilitators & advocates sharing the most up to date knowledge, expertise and research in the area of perimenopause and menopause.

The 2024 National Menopause Summit will continue to advocate for a new norm across the Irish workplace through the empowerment and education of Irish organisations on the introduction of inclusive, compassionate and sympathetic workplace policies to ensure all feel supported to forge forward in their careers at this oftentimes highly challenging and transitional stage of life.

Masterclass in Menopause the 2024 National Menopause Summit will deliver the ‘no filter reality’ of the serious challenges menopause presents to the individual, intimate and familial relationships, the workplace and wider economy and how best we may negotiate these challenges.

Join us at this landmark event at the iconic Aviva Stadium Dublin 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, breakout sessions and much more.*

We look forward to welcoming you.

Speakers

Headliners

Mariella Frostrup

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

Headliners

Gráinne Seoige

Journalist, Broadcaster & Presenter

Speakers

Dr Caoimhe Hartley

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

Speakers

Maeve McCleane

Chief People Officer & Board Executive, Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland

Speakers

Dr Deirdre Lundy

Lead Medical Officer Complex Menopause Service NMH Holles Street

Speakers

Davina Ramkissoon

Workplace Wellbeing Psychologist

Speakers

Dr Sumi Dunne

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

Speakers

Katie Ridge

Head of Employer Relations Adare HRM, Barrister at Law

Speakers

Dr Tanya Mulcahy

Director of Health Innovation Hub Ireland and Founder of FemTech Ireland

Speakers

Dr Michael Twomey PhD

Senior Clinical Research Manager and Clinical Evaluation Lead at Health Innovation Hub Ireland

Speakers

Loretta Dignam

Founder and CEO The Menopause Hub

Speakers

Dr Samantha Cushen

Lecturer, Researcher and CORU Registered Dietitian at University College Cork

Speakers

Shalini Wiseman

Chartered Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health & Continence

Panelists & Breakout session speakers

Panelists

Dr Brian Kennedy

Clinical Lead Complex Menopause Clinic Mid West Hub Nenagh Hospital, BMS accredited menopause specialist

Panelists

Alana Kirk

Certified coach, best selling author and motivational speaker

Panelists

Karey Coughlin Lewis

Elite Health & Human Performance Director, Certified Clinician and Founder Kare Clinic, Head of Business Relations ITL Health

Panelists

Janis Morrissey

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

Panelists

Sarah Alcock

Founder and creator of Prime Fit by Sarah

Panelists

Cathal Divilly

CEO, Great Place to Work

Panelists

Martin Gillick

Employee Wellbeing Manager at Bus Éireann

Panelists

Goretti Sheridan

Chief Superintendent, An Garda Síochána, Donegal

Panelists

Shawna Scott

SexSiopa.ie Founder

Panelists

Victoria Jones MPSI

The Menopause Pharmacist

Panelists

Marie Percival

Author, academic and practitioner specialising in psychology and psychotherapy

Agenda*

*subject to change

8.00 - 8.40Registration & coffee
Welcome address Sinead McNamara,
Founder and co director National Menopause Summit
Introduction & welcome to Session One Grainne Seoige,
MC National Menopause Summit

SESSION ONE: MENOPAUSE AND THE WORKPLACE

Lets begin: Perimenopause, menopause & post menopause definedDr Sumi Dunne,
GP & Clinical Lecturer in General Practice Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI)
The Femtech revolution: delivering innovation in menopauseDr Tanya Mulcahy,
Director Health Innovation Hub Ireland, Founder Femtech Ireland (Thursday)
Dr Michael Twomey PhD,
Senior Clinical Research Manager and Clinical Evaluation Lead at Health Innovation Hub Ireland (Friday)
Menopause: Gender, equality, safety & wellness at workKatie Ridge,
Head of Employer Relations Adare HRM, Barrister at Law
PANEL DISCUSSION: Menopause & the Workplace - innovations & supportKarey Coughlin Lewis, ITL Health
Martin Gillick, Bus Eireann
Goretti Sheridan, An Garda Síochána
Cathal Divilly, Great Place to Work
10.30 - 11.10Networking coffee break and BREAKOUT SESSIONS
10:40 - 11.00Mid-morning breakout session 1

I don’t need to tell you how hard life is. Midlife women are the busiest - and least supported - cohort in society. You’re also ageing in an age of anti-ageing propaganda, and amid the mayhem of midlife, you can experience huge physical and emotional changes due to peri/menopause. I know we're superwomen, but it’s also exhausting, so it's easy to miss the incredible opportunities we have in this unique midlife.

And so it doesn't matter what age and stage of life you are in - peri / post / WTF? - I want you to know this is YOUR time.  I’ll be sharing the 3 superpowers of midlife, how to sign your own permission slip to run your life rather than be run down by it, and how to learn to age, evolve and grow powerfully in this redefined midlife.

Alana Kirk, The Midlife Coach
10:40 - 11.00Mid-morning breakout session 2

Are you getting the most out of  your hormone journey?

With such large knowledge gaps in our healthcare system, are you using your HRT correctly?

Victoria aims to show you the best way to optimise your HRT journey.

A live demonstration of how, when and where to apply or take your HRT along with lots of practical tips.

Victoria Jones, The Menopause Pharmacist
Why menopause in the workplace mattersLoretta Dignam,
Founder & CEO The Menopause Hub
Lidl: Implementation case studyMaeve McCleane,
Chief People Officer Lidl Irl & NI
GROUP PANEL DISCUSSION & AUDIENCE Q&A
12.40 - 13.40Networking lunch and BREAKOUT SESSIONS
13.00 - 13.20Lunch breakout session 1

Join me in this informative and empowering session, as we navigate the complexities of sexuality and relationships during and after menopause. You will discover different strategies to improve your sexual well-being and enhance communication with your partner. We will explore the fascinating world of sensate focus techniques and learn how these approaches can positively impact intimacy, pleasure and connection.

I will introduce you to the concept of sexual self-esteem, and the relatively new concept of sexualised body perception and insights from research in the field of psychosexual therapy.

Let contemporary research in psychology be your friend – offering you a reliable roadmap and a trusted companion on a path towards a more fulfilling and satisfying sexual life regardless of your age or menopause status.

Marie Percival, Psychology & Psychotherapy practitioner

Welcome to Session Two Grainne Seoige,
MC National Menopause Summit

SESSION TWO: THE JOURNEY THROUGH MENOPAUSE

Mariella Frostrup in conversation with Gráinne Seoige
Menopause health: symptoms & solutionsDr Caoimhe Hartley,
Clinical Lead Rotunda Hospital Menopause Clinic, Founder & CEO Menopause Health
Complex menopause: navigating the journeyDr Deirdre Lundy,
Lead Medical Officer Complex Menopause Service NMH Holles Street
PANEL DISCUSSION: The Journey through Menopause - health & wellnessJanis Morrissey, Irish Heart Foundation
Dr Brian Kennedy, Nenagh Hospital Complex Menopause Clinic
Sarah Alcock, Primefit by Sarah
Alana Kirk, The MidLife Coach
Shawna Scott, Founder SexSiopa.ie
15.35 - 16.15 Networking coffee break and BREAKOUT SESSIONS
15.45 - 16.05Mid afternoon breakout session 1

Uncover the genuine and achievable ways to maintain your fitness and health during perimenopause and beyond. Are you grappling with weight management, concerned about bone health or seeking ways to boost your brain health and cognitive performance at work? This session is tailored to ensure you walk away with the knowledge, confidence, and practical approaches needed for long-term success and vitality.

Employers, this is your opportunity to learn how to meaningfully support your midlife staff. Learn evidence-based approaches that foster change and retain your invaluable midlife employees for years to come.

Be part of a movement that redefines midlife health and professional vitality!

Sarah Alcock, Peri & Post Menopause Coach
15.45 - 16.05Mid afternoon breakout session 2

Join Dr Brian Kennedy for a Q&A on all things Complex Menopause and the services provided by the Complex Menopause Clinics nationwide.

The Complex Menopause Clinics, now located at The Rotunda, National Maternity &  Coombe Hospitals in Dublin, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Galway University Hospital and Nenagh Hospital Tipperary are dedicated to helping women with serious medical conditions manage their Menopausal symptoms.

Dr Brian Kennedy
Menopause & mental health: Managing brain fog, anxiety & stress Davina Ramkissoon,
Workplace Wellbeing Psychologist
Sex, exercise & pelvic healthShalini Wiseman,
Chartered Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health & Continence
Menopause & nutritionDr Samantha Cushen,
Lecturer, Researcher and CORU Registered Dietitian at University College Cork
GROUP PANEL DISCUSSION & AUDIENCE Q&A
18.00Summit ends - closing remarks

PREVIOUS EVENTS' VIDEOS

20 October 2023 | City Hall | Cork
Click to view the Cork Summit video above

23 March 2023 | Mansion House | Dublin
Click to view the Dublin Summit video above

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ATTENDING ORGANISATIONS 2023

TICKETS

PLEASE NOTE THE 2024 SUMMIT WILL RUN THE SAME PROGRAMME ACROSS BOTH DAYS

Registration/ticketing queries: hello@nationalmenopausesummit.com

For further information please contact: sinead@bestinfest.ie

SINGLE TICKET

€169 Prices inclusive of VAT & Fees

SOLD OUT

TABLE OF TEN - TIER ONE

€1600 Prices inclusive of VAT & Fees

SOLD OUT

TABLE OF TEN - TIER TWO

€1750 Prices exclusive of VAT & Fees

SOLD OUT

Contact Us

If you would like further details on attending or partnering with the National Menopause Summit 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: Thursday & Friday, 11th & 12 April  2024

Timing: 9am – 6pm

Venue: Stairwell 42 Entrance Way, Aviva Stadium. Lansdowne Road. Ballsbridge. Dublin 4. D04 K5F9