Digital Innovation in Women’s Health: Adolescence

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Digital Innovation in Women’s Health: Adolescence

Date: Tuesday 25th May, 6.30pm-8.00pm
Cost: Free
Attendance: *Please note that this event is now fully online. A zoom link will be sent upon registration.


Welcome to a new event series looking at the convergence between women’s health and digital health across the lifespan. This event series is a collaboration between the Digital Health and Informatics Network (DHIN), and The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)

Each webinar will explore a distinct time in women’s life, starting with adolescence. The panel will discuss how they are using technology-enabled solutions in adolescent gynaecology, mental health, supporting reproductive health of people with intellectual disabilities, and nutrition and messaging through social media. The panel will also share how they use digital health in their research, and practice, and discuss what advances have been made. Our speakers share how digital health is disrupting traditional healthcare and look at how far there is still left to go. A Q&A session will follow the speaker presentations with plenty of time for questions from attendees. The Digital Innovation in Women’s Health Series is free and open to the general public.

On the evening our speakers will be presenting on:
– Professor Kate Steinbeck Don’t make Assumptions – adolescents and digital technologies in Health Care
– Dr Mitchell Dowling Bringing technology into standard mental health care with young people
– Dr Natalie Lister What adolescents see on Instagram: content analysis of popular diets
– E-Lin Chang Planet Puberty – A new digital resource helping parents and carers to support their child with intellectual disability and autism  through puberty
– Dr Rebecca Deans An overview of how RANZCOG uses technology in practice and training

Speaker bios

Associate Professor Rebecca Deans is a Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecologist and a Fertility specialist. After completing her specialist training, Dr Deans undertook a fellowship post at the Royal Hospital for Women (2007-2009), and subsequently went to University College London Hospital (2009-2011) to further pursue her training in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology under Professor Sarah Creighton, and still has a collaborative role in research with UCLH. She completed the Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in 2011. Rebecca is an early career researcher and is currently a part time clinical lecturer at UNSW, with an appointment at the Royal Hospital for Women (NSW), and Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Professor Katharine Steinbeck (Kate) is an endocrinologist and adolescent physician and the Chair in Adolescent Medicine at the University of Sydney, Australia. She heads a Centre of Excellence in Adolescent Health to improve adolescent health services in the digital age.

Kate has led the development of a statewide transition service in NSW and has researched transition for 15 years.

Resources: WH&Y Organisation
Ee-Lin Chang is the Senior Health Promotion Officer – Disability, Family Planning NSW. Ee-Lin has over seven years’ experience providing social and recreational support to adults with disability in a variety of roles. In her role at Family Planning NSW, Ee-Lin leads a team of health promotion officers and educators working towards improving the reproductive and sexual health of people with intellectual disability through education, advocacy and the creation of accessible resources. She has been leading Family Planning NSW’s new project, Planet Puberty.

Resources: Planet Puberty
Dr Natalie Lister is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow at University of Sydney Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School. She is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and has a PhD in Nutritional Science. Her research interests include investigating dietary interventions that will prevent and manage obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular risk in children and adolescents. Natalie is particularly interested in individualised care and the role of eating behaviours, dietary components, and diet quality in improving health.

Recently Natalie has been investigating the nutrition information available to adolescents via social media.
Dr Mitchell Dowling is a Clinical Psychologist working at headspace Camperdown and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with the Brain and Mind Centres Youth Mental Health and Technology Team. He has specialised in treating young people experiencing mental health problems, conducting clinical work in headspace centres for the last five years. Mitchell’s research experience has explored the development and implementation of technology-enabled solutions in mental health care. He is currently working on developing the education and training program for the BMC’s highly personalised and measurement-based care model to manage youth mental health.

Resources: Headspace
Facilitated by Dr Sarah Woodbury Sarah is well known as a highly accomplished yet warm, down to earth wife and working mother with over a decade of experience as one of Sydney's popular Obstetricians. She focuses on empowering and guiding women through these most crucial life stages in a way that gives them confidence and enjoyment. Sarah is the only female obstetrician on the northern beaches and has a special interest in risk management and preventative practices.

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