Dr Louise Newson takes part in the Longevity Leaders World Congress

Published: 1st June 2020

Recently, Dr Newson took part in two virtual panels as part of the Longevity Leaders World Congress - an event that aims to connect people, knowledge and investment in emerging longevity sectors to advance innovations that will extend the human health span. This year, due to COVID-19, the event was entirely virtual and all attendees were able to take part in online panels, join live debates and network with over 500 global longevity experts.

Dr Newson took part in two panels, the first of which was held by Dr Newson herself and was all about overcoming knowledge gaps, treatment gaps and the taboo that still surrounds the menopause. Dr Newson was joined by Dr Marje Isabelle, Founder and CEO of Fertile Matters; Tamara Rajah, Founder and CEO of Live Better With and Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at NHS Employers. The panellists covered important topics such as the chronic health risks associated with menopause and the treatment options available, the lack of specialised clinics and education for doctors as well as the problems that exist with the way menopause is understood and talked about (or not talked about!) 

Watch the full panel below:

The second panel was all about sex, wellbeing and ageing well and the panellists discussed why sexual activity should be encouraged among older adults and how to change the perception of sex and ageing in both commercial and clinical settings. Dr Newson was joined by Samantha Evans, Director of Jo Divine; Adam Lewis, Chief Executive Officer at Hot Octopuss; Dr Lee Smith, Director of Research at Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University and moderator Jackie Marshall-Cyrus, Ageing Innovation Strategist.

Watch the full panel below:


Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was launched in 2018 by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised and holistic treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, both via remote consultations and in-person at clinics in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire and Lymm, Cheshire.

A passionate and tireless campaigner for better menopause care for all women, Dr Newson has also founded the Menopause Doctor website, The Menopause Charity, the balance app, Newson Health Research and Education and written a best-selling Haynes Manual on Menopause.

The Menopause Doctor website is a free resource providing a huge amount of unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women and healthcare professionals. The site has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library for menopause. Visit www.menopausedoctor.co.uk.

The Menopause Charity was founded in 2020, with trustees including sustainable health expert Professor Matthew Cripps and media ambassadors Davina McCall, Lorraine Kelly, Liz Earle and Meg Mathews. The charity has many exciting plans to help women and their families and colleagues with the challenges caused by the menopause, including an educational website, professionally staffed helpline and fundraising for research activities. Visit www.themenopausecharity.org.

‘balance’ is a free app that was developed to enable women to track their symptoms, access personalised expert content, share stories and lots more. Get the balance app at www.balance-app.com.

Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation from which all profits are invested back into the business. A Confidence in Menopause educational platform has been developed specifically for healthcare professionals and can be found at https://www.fourteenfish.com/menopause/subscribe

The Haynes Manual on Menopause is a definitive guide to help women, their partners and families cut through the plethora of misinformation and take a straightforward look at menopause. Find out more at www.newsonhealth.co.uk/resources/menopause-manual.