Workshops & Talks
I’m a regular speaker at conferences, events, groups, businesses, women’s shows, health & wellness clubs—and to other healthcare professionals—about the menopause transition, to women (and men!) to
- raise awareness provide education
- demystify menopause and treatments
- help women navigate the change
- empower women to make informed decisions about their health, lifestyle, and symptom management, so they can live a healthier, happier life.
As a Registered Pharmacist and NAMS-Certified Menopause Practitioner—and as a woman who has gone through menopause herself—I have the expertise and experience to provide expert education on perimenopause and menopause, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, symptom management, disease prevention, and healthy aging, in order to improve quality of life, relationships, and work.
For Employers & Other Groups
Corporations, Businesses, Women’s Groups, & Lifestyle Organizations
Menopause – More than hot flashes!
I give talks in the workplace—to employees, managers, and HR professionals, to both women and men—that give an overview of:
- the stages of menopause (perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause)
- the physical, cognitive, and emotional changes of menopause
- the symptoms and challenges that women may experience in this phase of life
- and some coping tips.
Past engagements include Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto; FLOW-The Menstruation Exhibition at THEMUSEUM, Kitchener; Keeping Well@Work-University of Waterloo; Toronto Public Library; “Fight Back with Libby Znaimer” on Zoomer Radio AM740; the “Sunday Night Health Show” with Maureen McGrath on CKNW radio in B.C.; Stantec; Brock University; and Maple Leaf Foods.
For Healthcare Providers
Pharmacists, Nurses, Psychiatrists, Chiropractors, Physicians, NDs, PTs, & Associations
How to Help Women through the Menopause Transition
I help Healthcare Professionals provide better care of menopausal women:
- to understand the Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop+10 (perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause)
- to identify the physical, emotional and cognitive changes of menopause
- to learn to advise women on the use of pharmacological approaches for the management of menopause symptoms.
Some of the groups of healthcare professionals that I’ve spoken to include the Canadian Pharmacists Association conference; the Ontario Pharmacists Association Annual Conference; and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre clinicians.
Menopause – The Glass Ceiling No One Talks About
This talk raises awareness about the many physical, cognitive, and emotional changes of the menopause transition. When women are aware of and prepared for the changes of perimenopause (the years leading up to menopause), which can start in a woman’s late 30s or early 40s, they are more likely to be less bothered by them and more likely to engage in healthy lifestyle habits to minimize symptoms and improve their quality of life, relationships, and work.
- For an easier (peri)menopause P.L.E.A.S.E. Yourself!
- Supplements & vitamins for women 40+
- Herbal and other non-hormonal treatments for menopause symptoms
- Menopause Hormone Therapy (MHT)
- Vaginal, urinary, and sexual health education for women 40+
- Healthy aging & disease prevention (osteoporosis, heart attacks & strokes, diabetes, & cancer)
- Induced menopause. Helping cancer survivors under 50 cope with sudden and early loss of estrogen short-term and long-term
Read what people are saying about me
Teresa Dias is a knowledgeable and engaging speaker. As a pharmacist, she has credibility to command the audience. And she makes women feel comfortable learning and discussing issues related to menopause — a subject that isn’t talked about nearly enough. Her solutions-oriented approach to the issues associated with menopause are much appreciated!
I had the pleasure of being introduced to Teresa when she gave a talk at a Women’s Health event. Her expertise on menopause and healthy aging for women in mid-life, was accessible, insightful and helpful. I joined her WHIM Network shortly thereafter and have participated in several events. The knowledge that Teresa imparts is vital and is always delivered in a professional, warm and encouraging manner. I feel it’s important to support Teresa in her efforts to help women in mid-life as she facilitates an open and honest dialogue on a subject that many women find difficult to talk about.