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

  • Various in 2017
  • check the website for your capital city

This HealthEd series 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. 


Pelvic Pain Victoria: Weekend Workshop & Physio Masterclass

  • October 14-15, 2017
  • Melbourne

Don’t miss this full weekend of multi-disciplinary speakers including WHRIA’s Prof Vancaillie, as well as Melbourne local pain medicine specialists Dr Angela Chia, Dr Bruce Mitchell and many more from all professions. Enrol here.  Email for the e-flyer


Pelvic Pain - The Osteopathic Approach Applied at WHRIA

  • 22 October 2017
  • Melbourne

Pelvic pain can present in many ways, and the triggers can be multiple and complex. Liz Howard will present the most common presentations, how to easily identify these, and how you can help in your osteopathic or allied health practice. Common conditions include pelvic girdle pain, pudendal neuralgia and other pelvic nerve pain. See Pelvic & Perineal Pain for more information and to enrol. 

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 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

A/Prof John Eden will speak about the latest treatments for menopause, Bio-Identical Hormones. 

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

Pain Management Research Institute: Placebo Symposium 2017

  • 17- 18 November 2017
  • Manly, Sydney

An interactive, interdisciplinary event exploring the application of mind-brain and behavioural sciences to the bedside.
Includes a full working dinner with keynote lecture from Prof. Dan Moerman plus an exploration of the conference theme beyond the health setting, with presentation and unique blinded premium wine tasting (Elderton Estate, Barossa).
Over 10 Internationally renowned clinical researchers
A certificate of completion is offered to symposium participants. CPD points/hours available (including RACGP and AHPRA). Enrol here.

North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting 2018

  • 11-14 January 2018
  • Las Vegas

Prof Vancaillie and Liz Howard will attend and present at the world’s largest meeting in the field of neuromodulation.  With participants from more than 20 countries, NANS is the premier meeting in the world to capture the latest advances in the science and practice of neuromodulation. Visit the website to learn more

Pelvic and Perineal Pain: Weekend Workshop

  • February 3-4th, 2018
  • Christchurch, NZ

Save the date for February where WHRIA’s Liz Howard will present the approach we use at WHRIA to address common pelvic and perineal pain complaints. Email to register your interest. 

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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