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Annual ALSWH Symposium 2021: ALSWH overview and midlife health

ALSWH overview and mid-life health

Presented and recorded on Monday 29th November 2021

In 2021 The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) delivered its annual symposium to The Department of Health over five days, as a series of lunchtime webinars.

Day one of the ALSWH annual symposium commenced with a welcome from Mary Wood – First Assistant Secretary of the Population Health Division at the Department of Health.

Professor Gita Mishra provided an overview and update on the refresh of the 1989-95 and 1973-78 cohorts with women with North-Eastern, South-Eastern and Southern Asian ancestry, an update on current linkages, and an update on the establishment of a Secure E Research Platform (SERP) to access data.

Professor Annette Dobson presented on following the experiences of women in the 1973-78 cohort (from ages 18-23 to 40-45) and women in the 1946-51 cohort (from ages 45-50 to 68-73) over 20 years, focusing on risk factors for health and well-being in mid-life.