24th & 25th April 2020
University of Winchester
Following our groundbreaking first year, we are thrilled to announce that PMDD & Me will be back in 2020 for an even bigger conference tailored to the needs of those affected by PMDD.
Your feedback means a lot to us and we have listened to what you said this year. With this in mind the theme for next year is; Managing your PMDD: Symptoms and Solutions.
We have listened to your feedback about the location, and we will be hosting next year’s event at the University of Winchester’s brand new conference centre. Only an hour from London, 10 minutes’ walk from the train station, and on a direct Park and Ride bus route, Winchester is a vibrant, medieval city on the edge of England’s South Downs National Park with links to King Arthur’s Round Table and buzzing with cultural attractions for the whole family.
Next year we are running a double event. We recognise that empowering those affected by PMDD to be their own menstrual health advocates, is only half the story. The awareness, knowledge and skills of the wider healthcare service is essential in supporting you to live a healthy, full life. Therefore in addition to the conference tailored specifically for those affected by the disorder, we are running a day tailored to those providing care to sufferers.
In a landmark decision in May 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) added PMDD to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Eleventh Revision (ICD-11). PMDD now has its own ICD code (GA34.41), validating PMDD as a legitimate medical diagnosis worldwide and acknowledging our growing scientific and medical understanding of this little known but debilitating condition. Although its primary location in the ICD‐11 is in the chapter on diseases of the genitourinary system, PMDD is cross‐listed in the subgrouping of depressive disorders due to the prominence of mood symptomatology.
This CPD accredited event is an opportunity for professionals involved in the care of those affected by PMDD to come together to share evidence-based experiences and expertise in this diverse field of women's healthcare and to become skilled in the appropriate management of this complex, multifaceted condition.
The theme of this event is focused on how those affected by PMDD can become an expert of their condition and the uniqueness of how they experience it. We will have talks from worldwide leading experts on the symptoms and recommended management of PMDD alongside a range of versatile workshops for you to engage with throughout the day. The conference is designed for you to tailor the day to your individual needs and to equip you with the tools to help you manage your symptoms and to be the healthiest version of yourself, both in mind and body.
24th & 25th April 2020 confirmed
Dr. Eisenlohr-Moul is the Associate Director of Translational Research in Women’s Mental Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychiatry. As a scientist, she uses clinical trials to clarify the biological causes of perimenstrual risk for suicide, substance abuse, and interpersonal conflict. She is also a psychologist specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of premenstrual disorders (PMDs), and runs a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic for treatment-resistant PMDs.
24th April 2020 confirmed
Dr Short is an accredited specialist in female hormonal health (menopause & PMS), GP and medical writer. After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford, she went on to complete her medical training at the University of Cambridge and qualified in 2009. She achieved Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners(MRCGP) in 2016, and has completed diplomas from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (DFSRH).
24th & 25th April 2020 confirmed
Dr Diane Danzebrink is a Psychotherapist, Menopause Expert and Wellbeing Consultant who specialises in working privately with women and couples guiding and supporting them through menopause, midlife and beyond. Dr Danzebrink is the founder of the Menopause Support campaign, and isalso the driving force behind the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign, launched with the support of cross-party MPs at Westminster in October 2018. Diane also provides bespoke menopause training and support solutions for businesses and organisations and menopause training for therapists, she is the media lay spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, a member of the RCOG Women’s Voices Involvement Panel and a member of the British Menopause Society.
25th April 2020 confirmed
Nigel Denby is a registered dietitian, author of ten successful nutrition books and a broadcaster across television and radio both in the UK and Europe. Dietitian of the Year 2013, Nigel is the author of The Denby Report – the leading and authoritative review of nutritional subjects.
His special areas of clinical interest include women’s health, hormone balance, weight management, particularly for menopausal women, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Nigel is registered with the Health Professions Council and Nutrition advisor to Women’s Health Concern – and as well as his areas of speciality, he also works with patients in the dietary management of chronic and acute medical conditions including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and a wide range of digestive and endocrine disorders.
Many more speakers and workshops to be announced!
For the second year we are proud to be partnered with the International Association for Premenstrual Disorders (IAPMD) and will be raising funds for their hugely important Peer Support Programme.
Early bird tickets, that are a freeze on 2019 prices go on sale from 1st September 2019!
We will also be live streaming this event for those unable to make it in person or who would like to keep the video of the day they attend.
*Please ensure your internet device is capable of connecting to the streaming site and can successfully play the video. PMDD & Me is unable to take any responsibility for your internet device not being able to play the video.
Our technical team fully test all video and playback on multiple devices (laptops, desktops, Mac, tablet, iOS and Android) and types of internet connections including 4G, fibre, and standard broadband with multiple scenarios.