Opening Up 2022 – A Women’s Health Concerns Clinic Event

Friday, November 18, 2022
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm – A Virtual Event!

Welcome to the free registration page for Opening Up: A Women’s Health Concerns Clinic Event. This is a half-day, virtual event on November 18, 2022.

For more information, reach out to Jane Allison via email: or via phone: 905-520-1745.

Menopause and the Changing Brain

Name an experience that 50 per cent of the world’s population will experience. We’ll wait right here…

The answer is MENOPAUSE, and it will be the featured topic at the Women’s Health Concerns Clinic Forum – Opening Up – on November 18, 2022.  Building on the success of the inaugural Opening Up in 2021, this year’s focus will be on Menopause and Cognition. It is an important opportunity for advancing the knowledge and awareness of hormone-related women’s mental health.

Using a virtual setting, Opening Up will connect leaders in women’s mental health with a local and global community, to share knowledge, resources, and support. Through panel discussions featuring women with lived experience, networking opportunities and presentations by leading experts, Opening Up will unite a collective of passionate and collaborative mentors through a supportive, non-judgemental, and community-building approach.

Join us as we explore the journey of the brain and menopause, and highlight opportunities in the future delivery of mental health care. The Women’s Health Concerns Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton specializes in perinatal, post-partum and hormonal mental health challenges, supporting women and their families in all stages of their lives.

Hosted by:

Dr. Luisa Caropreso
Psychiatrist, Women’s Health Concerns Clinic and Schizophrenia Outpatient Clinic
Assistant Professor, McMaster University

Dr. Benicio Frey
Medical Director, Women’s Health Concerns Clinic
Professor and Academic Head, Mood Disorders Program, McMaster University

Dr. Alison Shea
Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Menopause and Reproductive Mental Health Specialist
Assistant Professor, McMaster University