About this event

  • Date and time Thu 23 Sep 2021 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Military Medicine

This meeting will help doctors understand the challenges and experiences of training women in an Armed Forces environment and will give attendees an understanding of the context within which women in the armed forces function.

Aims of this meeting include:

  • Understand how the physiology of women can influence performance outcomes.
  • Identify how menstrual health is impacted in arduous occupations.
  • Recognise nutritional deficiencies that affect the health and performance of servicewomen.

Join us to explore the lessons learned from Defence to protect and optimise the performance of women in the Workforce by reducing injury risk, promoting health and enhancing performance.

Key speakers include Professor Julie Greeves, Dr Sophie Arana and Major Elaine Walker. 

Tickets

Standard pricing available until 22 September 2021.

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£96.00 £57.00 £30.00

Key speakers

Professor Julie Greeves

British Army

Professor WD Fraser

University of East Anglia

Professor Brad Nindl

Pittsburgh University

Dr Karl Friedl

United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine 

Agenda

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Col Julian Woodhouse, President Military Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Maj Gen Sharon Nesmith, General Officer Commanding Army Recruiting and Initial Training Group 

Training Women for Role

Chaired by Dr Thomas O’Leary

The “oestrogen advantage”

Dr Karl Friedl, United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine 

Female preparedness for combat

Professor Brad Nindl, Pittsburgh University

Pregnancy and postpartum

Major Elaine Walker and Dr Sophie Arana, British Army

Panel discussion

Menstrual Health in Servicewomen

Chaired by: Dr Anna Casey

Influence of hormonal contraceptives on bone health

Professor Julie Greeves, British Army 

Menstrual function during arduous training

Squadron Leader Rob Gifford, Royal Air Force

Menopause in Servicewomen
Panel discussion

Tea and coffee break

Nutritional Requirements for Servicewomen

Chaired by: Dr Sophie Arana

Vitamin D
Iron

Dr Charlie Pedlar, St Mary’s University

Energy

Dr Anna Casey, Deployment Support Team

Panel discussion

Closing remarks

Col Julian Woodhouse, President Military Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

End

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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