Worldwide EndoMarch Hobart 2018
End The Silence On Endo ...
Join us on Saturday March 24th, 2018 for an extraordinary High Tea with a glass of sparkling on arrival and take part in a world wide event to raise funds, education and awareness for Endometriosis.
Enjoy an afternoon with our Key Note Speaker & Special Guest Speakers and MC'd by our fabulous Ambassador Olivia Hicks. Enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival, delicious food and help raise awareness and funds for Endometriosis Australia.
With thanks to Hadley's for their support.
Mistress of Ceremonies
Ambassador Olivia Hicks
Olivia is currently a journalist and TV Reporter for WIN News in Hobart.
Last year, not long after I was diagnosed, I did a story on endometriosis. The response to that report was immense and made me realise so many women suffer from this insidious disease. It’s unrelenting, unforgiving and doesn’t discriminate.
Since then I have been actively spreading awareness of the disease. Unfortunately my pain has returned, but knowing I’m supporting others helps me through my bad days. This disease doesn’t only affect the lives of women – but society as a whole and I hope one day perceptions will change and women won’t have to suffer in silence. Olivia will be your Host for EndoMarch Hobart.
Senator Carol Brown
Labor Senator for Tasmania
Shadow Minister for Disability and Carers
Carol’s driving principle is the pursuit of equality and fairness. Her passion and commitment to see all people treated with equity, tolerance and respect is driven by her life experiences and these strong values.
She has been a lifelong advocate for equality and fairness and proud representative of Tasmania since joining the Senate in 2005.
Her involvement with the Labor movement began at an early age when she joined the party at the age of 20 determined to fight for the core values of greater equality, equal access to employment, education, health and other community services.
Carol is passionate about empowering women, improving the way we care for older Australians and those with a disability, providing equal opportunities for all in our community regardless of their background, promoting initiatives that lead to a more inclusive society and fighting against discrimination. She has been a strong advocate for many years for marriage equality, women’s reproductive health and worker’s rights.
Carol has been Shadow Minister for Disability and Carers since July 2016
Carol lives in Hobart with her partner and their daughter and son.
Thank you to our Supporters
Dr Kim Dobromilsky
Dr Kim Dobromilsky lives in Burnie, Tasmania. She holds a part-time appointment as a Staff Specialist at The North West Regional Hospital. Kim also practices privately in general O&G and fertility at the North West Private Hospital.
Kim was lucky enough to have participated the AGES Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy Fellowship programme at Monash Health, Victoria in 2015 under the leadership of Dr Jim Tsaltas.
Dr Dobromilsky is passionate about minimally invasive surgery and enjoys teaching in this field. Kim has a special interest in advanced laparoscopy, endometriosis and fertility surgery.
Kim balances her busy career with her role as mother of three adorable sons and a wife. In her spare time Kim enjoys wine, reading young adult fiction and sleep-ins.
Dr Jason Hawrelak
ND, BNat(Hons), PhD, FNHAA, MASN, FACN
Jason Hawrelak, PhD, is a research scientist, educator, naturopath and Western herbalist with more than 18 years’ clinical experience. His passion for gastrointestinal health, the human microbiome, and probiotics was ignited during the final year of his naturopathic training. Subsequently, Dr Hawrelak did his Honours (First Class) and PhD degrees in the areas of the gastrointestinal microbiota, irritable bowel syndrome, the causes of dysbiosis, and the clinical applications of pre- and probiotics. He has written extensively in the medical literature on these topics – including 16 textbook chapters – and his research has been cited over 800 times.
Dr Hawrelak has taught health professionals at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level for the past 18 years. He currently coordinates and teaches the Evidence-based Complementary Medicine Programs in the College of Health & Medicine at the University of Tasmania (Hobart, Australia) and is the Gastrointestinal Imbalances lecturer in the Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine program at the University of Western States (Portland, Oregon). He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM) at the University of Technology Sydney (Sydney, Australia).
Dr Hawrelak is on the Medical Nutrition Council of the American Society for Nutrition and in July 2015, Jason was awarded a Fellowship from the American College of Nutrition for his significant contributions to the teaching and practice of nutrition in Australia and North America. Jason is also a Fellow of the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia. He is Chief Research Officer at ProbioticAdvisor.com, which offers a searchable database that enables easy, evidence-based prescribing of probiotic products and online resources for clinicians, and health-conscious members of the public, to learn more about the human microbiome and how they can positively influence these ecosystems.