The Very Peri Summit: perimenopause online event

Expert advice, from the people who really  know perimenopause.

Streaming on-demand 

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You hot? Same.
You’re in the right place. 

The Very Peri Summit is an online event presented by Mamamia, giving you unprecedented access to the best perimenopause experts in the world.

This is your shortcut to avoid years of struggle.
You don’t have to just suck it up.

The Experts

We’ve brought together the best experts in the world, all in one place, direct to you.
What actually IS perimenopause and how do I know if I’m in it?

Dr Sonia Davison

My body feels out of control. How can I stop gaining weight?

Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD)

Is it peri or am I just a horrible person? Surviving mood swings.

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni

I can’t sleep and I’m hot all the time. Make it stop.

Dr Ginni Mansberg

How to navigate Peri at home and at work.

Sandy Rea

The best natural treatments for peri (and which ones are a waste of money).

Lara Briden (ND)

How to peri-proof your sex life. Fixes for the most common complaints.

Tracey Cox

How to deal with peri-skin.

Dr. Jo-Ann See

My mental health is not great. Understanding the impact of peri.

Dr. Terri Foran

What exactly is HRT, is it safe and could it help me?

Dr. Yasmin Tan

Why am I gaining weight so fast and can I do anything about it?

Susie Burrell

Hosted by

Mia Freedman,
Mamamia Co-founder.
peri AF.

WHAT TO EXPECT

This time in our lives is so damn hard and nobody talks about it (why not?!) and help can be impossible to find.
Until now.

Here's everything we're covering:

  • The science of perimenopause
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
  • Weight gain and your changing body
  • Natural therapies
  • Sex and sexuality
  • Mood swings and rage
  • Hot flushes and insomnia
  • Peri-skin (yep…it’s a thing)
  • Managing Relationships
  • Anxiety and Depression

The best part is that we’re streaming it directly to your screen so you can watch it from the comfort of your (hopefully air conditioned) home.

The Value

The best peri experts in the world, direct to you.

ON-DEMAND ACCESS

$99

Watch it in your own time.

On-demand access from the 5th May 2022.

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Very Peri Summit

Streaming Online | May 3-4, 2022 | 6-8PM

Available on demand from May 5, 2022
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As part of your ticket, you get 6 months of on-demand access to every session. If life gets in the way or you want to re-watch later, we’ve got you covered.

Frequently asked questions

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The expert line-up

Dr. Sonia Davison

The science of perimenopause

What actually IS perimenopause and how do I know if I’m in it?

Dr Sonia Davison MBBS FRACP PhD, is an Endocrinologist with a special interest in Women's Health. She is a Clinical Fellow at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and has an adjunct appointment at the Women’s Health Research Program, Monash University, Victoria, Australia. Sonia is in private practice at the Melbourne Endocrine Clinic, Malvern, and at Jean Hailes for Women's Health. Sonia is Past President of the Australasian Menopause Society.

Dr. Wendy Sweet (PhD)

Weight gain and your changing body

My body feels out of control. How can I stop gaining weight?

Millions of women around the world are led to believe that menopause is just about hot flushes. But it’s not. We have oestrogen receptors all around our body, including fat cells, which have the highest affinity for excess oestrogen. This leads to unprecedented weight gain for so many Australian women – an increase of over 30% in obesity prevalence from puberty to adulthood (Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, 2018). Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD) from New Zealand is a women’s health and ageing researcher and is passionate about women understanding weight gain in peri-menopause and how lifestyle change is imperative for women entering their menopause transition and therefore, their ‘third-age’.

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni

Mood swings and rage

Is it peri or am I just a horrible person? Surviving mood swings.

Jayashri Kulkarni commenced her appointment as Professor of Psychiatry, The Alfred and Monash University in 2002. She founded and directs the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc): a large group - dedicated to discovering new treatments, new understanding and new services for people with a range of mental illnesses. Jayashri Kulkarni graduated in Medicine from Monash University in 1981 and became a Fellow of the College of Psychiatrists in 1989. She has conducted ground-breaking clinical research since then and is internationally acknowledged as a leader in the field of Women’s Mental Health, in particular for her innovative work on reproductive hormones and mental illness. In 2021, in addition to her ongoing academic role, she founded and directs Australia's first Women's Mental Health Hospital.

Dr. Ginni Mansberg

Hot flushes and insomnia

I can’t sleep and I’m hot all the time. Make it stop.

Ginni is a GP, TV presenter, author and columnist. She has a General Practice in Sydney’s Sans Souci, where she has a clinical interest in women’s health and menopause. She also has a supervisory role in the Discipline of General Practice at the University of Notre Dame Sydney Medical School. She is author of 5 books, including bestseller The M Word- How to Thrive in Menopause and has worked extensively as a medical journalist and columnist.

Sandy Rea

Managing relationships

Peri is badly impacting my relationships. How to navigate things at home and at work.

Sandy Rea is a psychologist with over 30 years of experience. Her practice is multi-disciplinary, dealing with everyday issues. Holding multiple advanced degrees, Sandy is currently a PhD candidate at James Cook University. Further, Sandy regularly offers commentary on Channel 9 Today, Weekend Today, Today Extra, and 3AW. For 10 years, she was a weekly columnist at Herald Sun, providing her insights into mental health.

Lara Briden (ND)

Natural therapies

The best natural treatments for peri (and which ones are a waste of money).

Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and author of the bestselling books Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual. She has 25 years’ experience in women’s health and currently has consulting rooms in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she treats women with PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, perimenopause, and many other hormone- and period-related health problems.

Tracey Cox

Sex and sexuality

How to peri-proof your sex life. Fixes for the most common complaints.

Tracey Cox is an international sex, body language and relationships expert as well as a TV presenter. She is well-known for her TV shows on sex and relationships as well as her range of best-selling books which have sold millions world-wide. Tracey has a weekly column in the Mail Online and her own range of products, developed with Love Honey. Visit her website at www.traceycox.com.

Dr. Jo-Ann See

Peri-skin

How to deal with peri-skin.

Dr Jo-Ann See is an internationally recognised dermatologist whose expertise is in acne and skincare. She has been a skin specialist for over 25 years and has lectured nationally and internationally as well as writing clinical papers and educating not only physicians but the broader community. She appears regularly on radio, press, podcasts and runs a popular website All about acne acne.org.au

Dr. Terri Foran

Anxiety and depression

My mental health is not great. Understanding the impact of peri.

Dr Terri Foran is a Sexual Health Physician and holds the position of Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Women’s and Children’s Health at UNSW Sydney, where she lectures both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is in private clinical practice in Darlinghurst and is also engaged in both clinical and research work at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney.

Dr. Yasmin Tan

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

What exactly is HRT, is it safe and could it help me?

Dr Yasmin Tan is a Sydney gynaecologist, laparoscopic surgeon and women’s ultrasound specialist. She works at the Women’s Health and Research Institute of Australia (WHRIA) and at the Royal Hospital for Women. She is a Clinical Lecturer with The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Neonatology.

Susie Burrell

Peri weight gain

Why am I gaining weight so fast and can I do anything about it?

Susie Burrell is one of Australia’s leading dietitians. Susie works exclusively in the area of hormones and weight control and works online helping busy women reach their health and weight-related goals minus strict diets and deprivation. Susie is the resident dietitian on Channel 7’s SUNRISE, has a weekly column in The Daily Telegraph and is regularly called upon to comment in the media on all areas of nutrition and healthy eating. Susie holds a Master’s Degree in Coaching Psychology at Sydney University.

The Value

The best peri experts in the world, direct to you.

ON-DEMAND ACCESS

$99

Watch it in your own time.

On-demand access from the 5th May 2022 for 6 months.

GET YOUR TICKET
GIFT A TICKET

The most thoughtful gift you can give a peri friend.

What’s better than help from a friend? 
Being the helpful friend.
GIFT A TICKET