14 November 2018, 7:30am - 9am

Novotel Parramatta

$35 per person

The Health Professional’s Breakfast will be held on the morning of Wednesday, 14th November at the Novotel Parramatta Hotel. Open to both 2018 Men’s Health Gathering delegates and the wider men’s health community, this is an opportunity to hear from leaders in health policy.


Breakfast Speakers


Alan Philp

Assistant Secretary

Preventive Health Policy Branch

Department of Health


Presentation: When is the Best Time to Get Men More Focused on their Health Outcomes?

Alan Philp as Assistant Secretary of the Preventive Health Policy Branch has held responsibility for a broad range of preventive health policies including: food and nutrition; chronic disease; physical activity; and the men’s and women’s health policies.

Importantly Alan was instrumental in securing Commonwealth funding for the Male Health Initiative announced by Minister Hunt in April 2017.

Alan has a longstanding and recognised career in public health and has held senior positions in Western Australia and Canberra.

Alan is a trained Nurse and Midwife, and his academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) and a Master of Public Health (Medicine, UWA).


Dr Michael Lowy

The Male Clinic

Dr Michael Lowy is a men’s health physician with a special interest in male sexual dysfunction, relationship counselling and the general health issues of men.


Dr Lowy began his medical career in general practice, he became a sexual health physician (FAChSHM) in 1996 and obtained a Master of Psychological Medicine in 2001. In 2012 Dr Lowy became a Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine.

Dr Lowy recently relocated from Sydney Men’s Health in Bondi Junction to The Male Clinic in Woolloomooloo. Dr Lowy works in close association with many urologists for the treatment of sexual dysfunction arising from prostate issues (sexual rehabilitation). Dr Lowy is a lecturer in Men’s Health at the University of NSW, Notre Dame University, University of Sydney and Family Planning NSW. He is a life member of ASSERT NSW and a founding member of Society of Australian Sexologists NSW branch.

Presentation: How do Men Look After Their Health – Successfully or Not?

There are a range of sexual health problems occurring in men from youth to the senior years. Young men may experience testicular problems such as torsion, mumps orchitis and later cancer. In the teens and 20s STIs become a significant health issue. Around this time premature ejaculation may concern the young man, in later years erectile dysfunction (ED) may appear and even later still, ED may present alongside symptoms of prostate enlargement. This is also the stage of life where prostate cancer may present. Fortunately, there are many good treatments for these male health issues, some old, some new and some quite innovative.


For more information and to register, visit Men's Health Gathering's website. 

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Last updated: 30 August 2018