FPM x MWF – The Menopause: Not just a woman’s issue – What Can We Do? (Day 2)

Thursday 14 October 2021

Despite being a natural part of growing older, the menopause is often associated with stigma and taboo.

This stigma results in a lack of discussion with many people not learning about the effects of the menopause until they experience it themselves.

This absence of education also means workplaces are inapt to support people who are experiencing symptoms.

To tackle this stigma and to raise awareness about the topic, FPM and Medical Womens Federation (MWF) will be hosting two joint webinars on the topic.

Key dates

The Menopause: Not just a woman’s issue – Raise awareness.
Thursday 7 October 2021, 12:30-14:00 GMT+1

The Menopause: Not just a woman’s issue – What can we do? 
Thursday 14 October 2021, 12:30-14:00 GMT+1

Bookings are now closed

Day 2 - Agenda

Day 2 of the webinar series will focus on pharmaceutical interventions and occupational health.

We will discuss the need for more research to understand the full cycle of the menopause and its impact on our working lives, which aspects of the menopause can be impacted by pharmaceutical interventions, the challenges of conducting research into hormone therapies, the need for more research into how people going through the menopause can be supported at work and the support that employers can provide through workplace adjustments.

The panel will endeavour to make recommendations aimed at influencing policy as well as increasing research investment into people’s health, to raise awareness of menopause related health impacts and available resources.


Please note that the speaker line up for this webinar has changed.

Session 2 – Raise Awareness – Speakers & Chair:

Chaired by Dr Sheuli Porkess 


Professor Amanda Griffiths, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) practitioner psychologist.

Dr Flic Gabbay, Managing Partner of tranScrip, FPM vice-president.


Booking Information

Bookings will close at 10:00 on October 14 2021.

Queries: If you are unable to complete your booking online or you would like to be invoiced, please email events@fpm.org.uk 

Joining Instructions will be sent periodically. Final reminders to be sent on 6 October 2021 and 15 mn before the event begins.

Please note: this workshop will be held on Zoom.


If you attend this course you can use it as CPD for your appraisal. To do so you’ll need to provide:

  • evidence (certificate of attendance), and
  • reflection, specifically a couple of paragraphs on what you learnt, what effect it will have on your current practice and how it relates to Good Medical Practice.

Upload these into your portfolio and self-allocate your CPD points at 0.25 credits per 15 mins.

The views, information, or opinions expressed during FPM/MWF events and training are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine. We value inclusivity, equality and diversity, and work hard to promote these whenever possible in all of our activities. We welcome your comments and feedback:events@fpm.org.uk