Sydney Annual Women’s & Children’s Health Update 2017

  • Various in 2017
  • check website for capital city

This HealthEd seminar is presented in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. WHRIA’s A/Prof John Eden will travel around Australia to speak about Bio-identical and Body-Identical hormones. Other speakers include A/Prof Terry Bolin, Dr Nicholas Wood, and Dr Terri Foran, but check your city for speakers at the HealthEd website. HealthEd also host a GP Education Day in capital cities. 


Australasian Gynaecological, Endoscopic & Surgery Society, Annual Scientific Meeting. Surgery in O&G: Building it up, breaking it down.

  • 2-4 March 2017
  • Sydney

This year’s international keynote speakers include Justin Clark, Kristen Matteson and Malcolm Munro. Our international speakers will join an eminent Australasian contingent, including WHRIA’s Prof Vancaillie, to present When Surgery Fails: contemporary non-surgical options for persistent pelvic pain. See the AGES website for more details as well as information about pre-conference workshops.

Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand 12th Annual Scientific Meeting: ‘Mechanisms of Action’

  • 8 - 9 April 2017
  • Adelaide

The ‘Mechanisms of Action’ overarching theme will be explored by an exciting line up of International speakers led by Dr Elliot Krames. WHRIA’s Prof Vancaillie, Dr Lauren Kite and Liz Howard will attend to present the recent study Sacral Neuromodulation for Pelvic Pain & Pelvic Organ Dysfunction. Register via the INS website, and you can stay on for the APS meeting (see below). 

2017 Australian Pain Society 37th Annual Scientific Meeting
Expanding Horizons

  • 9 - 12 April 2017
  • Adelaide

Professor Stephen Hunt from University College, London, Professor Judith Turner from the University of Washington and Dr Sean Mackay from Stanford University will be joined by a range of local and national speakers who will provide a diverse look at all things pain related.  Their combined knowledge spans molecular biology, neural plasticity, psychological therapies, body-behaviour-environment links, issues associated with opioid therapy and contemporary approaches to outcome assessment (just to name a few areas). Register here.

Continence Foundation of Australia NSW State Annual Meeting. Breaking Down the Barriers

  • 5 May 2017
  • Newcastle

This year the Breaking Down the Barriers theme reflects the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to the care of people with incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction. WHRIA’s pelvic floor and paediatric bowel physiotherapist Donna Namdaran Reynolds will speak about Poos Wees and Farts and the Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist. She joins other allied health and specialists from NSW in a top line up of integrated speakers.  Click the picture for full program details.banner newcastle

Faulty of Pain Medicine ANZCA, 2017 Refresher Course Day

  • 12 May 2017
  • Brisbane

FPM &ANZCA Fellows, trainees and health professionals interested in pain medicine are invited to the 15th Annual event. This year’s theme “Big specifics” will deal with the big challenges involved in specific types of pain such as paediatric and pelvic pain. It will also give practical tips on how to specifically manage persistent pain. How do we interpret big data, create big networks for pain management across vast distance yet apply this to our specific patients. WHRIA’s Prof Vancaillie will speak in the Pelvic Pain Masterclass session. For more information see the FPM ANZCA site.

International Neuromodulation Society 13th World Congress

  • 27 May - June 1 2017
  • Edinburgh, Scotland

Prof Vancaillie will attend with a view to presenting two studies conducted at WHRIA, of the first 50 sacral neuromodulators. See the INS website for more details. 

3rd World Congress on Abdominal & Pelvic Pain

  • 11-15 October 2017
  • Washington DC, USA

Plan your holidays around this conference which brings together the IPPSA, and the WCAPP, and includes many keynote speakers.

This year it will include a Morning Yoga session: Using Mindfulness, Breath, and Gentle Movement for Pain Management. See the website for more details.

RANZCOG 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting: A View from the Top.

  • 29 October - 1 November 2017
  • Auckland, New Zealand

Save the date and stay tuned for more details via the RANZCOG website.

International Association for the Study of Pain 17th World Congress

  • 12-16 September 2018
  • Boston, USA

Save the date for 2018 and plan your holidays around the next IASP World Congress.

Neuro Orthopaedic Institute Courses:
Explain Pain;
Pain, Plasticity & Rehab; & more courses.

  • Various dates
  • Worldwide

WHRIA’s Bernice Lowe and Amy Corcoran have attended the three-day course Explain Pain(EP). You can attend EP by itself, but you can only take the Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) as a one-day course if you have completed an EP course within two years. For the neurologically minded, the Pain, Plasticity & Rehab course is a gem – designed and written by Brendon Haslam in collaboration with David Butler. See NOI Group for more details.

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Continence Foundation of Australia

  • All year
  • On line

The Continence Foundation of Australia provides state-wide education as well as quality on-line courses. See their website for more details on courses such as 

  • Positive Practice for the Pelvic Floor
  • Urinary continence management in women: A multidisciplinary approach
  • Bladder & Bowel Dysfunction in the Pre and Post-natal period.

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Putting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills into Practice

  • 8 series during the year
  • On line

The University of Sydney’s Pain Management and Research Institute presents Putting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills into Practice webinar training program. This gives you an opportunity to learn how to help your patients better manage chronic or persisting pain problems.

Each program consists of six webinar sessions of 90 minutes duration conducted over a 2-3 month timeframe. In each session you will explore specific strategies on how to effectively manage patients experiencing chronic pain.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion recognising 24 hours of professional development if all attendance and homework requirements are met. For more information see the PMRI website.

Jean Hailes Webinar Library For Health Professionals

  • All year
  • Internet

View webinars by Jean Hailes’ Women’s Health experts on such topics as Multi-disciplinary management of Urinary Incontinence, Menopause, a physiotherapist’s view on Painful Sex and more. Click on the picture below to access.


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