International Neuromodulation Society 13th World Congress

  • 27 May - June 1 2017
  • Scotland

Prof Vancaillie spoke about the “Sydney Protocol”, WHRIA’s Approach to Pelvic Pain with Neuromodulation. Liz Howard attended to present two studies conducted at WHRIA, of the first 50 sacral neuromodulators. See the INS website for more details. 

Faulty of Pain Medicine ANZCA, 2017 Refresher Course Day

  • 12 May 2017
  • Brisbane

Big specifics” WHRIA’s Prof Vancaillie presented in the Pelvic Pain Masterclass session. For more information see the FPM ANZCA site.

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

  • 5 May 2017
  • Newcastle

Breaking Down the Barriers. WHRIA’s pelvic floor and paediatric bowel physiotherapist Donna Namdaran Reynolds spoke about Poos Wees and Farts and the Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist. 

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

  • 8 - 9 April 2017
  • Adelaide

The ‘Mechanisms of Action’. WHRIA’s Prof Vancaillie, Dr Lauren Kite and Liz Howard attended to present the study Sacral Neuromodulation for Pelvic Pain & Pelvic Organ Dysfunction. See the INS website

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

  • 2-4 March 2017
  • Sydney

WHRIA’s Prof Vancaillie, presented When Surgery Fails: contemporary non-surgical options for persistent pelvic pain. See the AGES website for the full program including Justin Clark, Kristen Matteson and Malcolm Munro.

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

  • 17 February 2017
  • Sydney

WHRIA’s A/Prof John Eden spoke about Bio-identical and Body-Identical hormones, joining an all-star line up including A/Prof Terry Bolin, Dr Nicholas Wood and Dr Terri Foran. Check the HealthEd website for the next update and the GP Education Day in your capital city. 

Sydney South Pelvic Floor Meeting

  • 17-19 February 2017
  • Sydney

This event featured speakers from Colorectal, Urogynaecology and Oncology backgrounds, including WHRIA’s Prof Thierry Vancaillie, Osteopath, Liz Howard and physiotherapist Donna Reynolds. The program covered controversies and challenges in pelvic floor health for Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals, with lectures and hands-on clinical workshops to encourage practical solutions for complex problems. 

Australia & New Zealand Vulvo-vaginal Society Biennial Scientific Conference
Education & Update Day

  • 11-13 November 2016
  • Brisbane

Dr Yasmin Tan attended this meeting to hear keynote speaker Dr Claudia Marchetelli from Buenos Aires speak about vulvo-vaginal health.

9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain

  • 1- 4 November 2016
  • Singapore

Prof Vancaillie, Dr Georgina Armstrong, Liz Howard, Amy Corcoran and WHRIA’s research students, Lucy Butcher & Gabi Levy presented a poster of the study: Changes To the Pelvic Girdle During Pregnancy – A Pilot Study.

Pelvic Pain Seminar and Physiotherapy Masterclass. Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia

  • 15-16 October 2016
  • Adelaide

The Pelvic Pain Foundation hosted this training seminar to provide practical training in how to confidently and effectively manage pelvic pain conditions in practice.

IASP 16th World Congress on Pain 

  • 26-30 September 2016
  • Yokohama JAPAN

Dr Jason Chow, Sherin Jarvis and Dr Lauren Kite attended the World Congress on Pain, the premier conference devoted to pain research and treatment. 

5th APAC Forum: Explore New Frontiers

  • 12-14 September 2016
  • Sydney

WHRIA’s Liz Howard & Prof Vancaillie’s poster “Preventing Persistent Pelvic Pain” has been accepted by the APAC Forum for presentation this year. It is recognised for attracting premier speakers, from healthcare and related industries, from around the globe. 

The Annual Women’s & Children's Health Update, Brisbane.

  • 23 July 2016
  • Brisbane

Dr Yasmin Tan spoke about New Approaches for the treatment of Vulvo- Vaginal Atrophy, such as the MonaLisa Touch Laser.  Dr Jason Chow spoke about Chronic Pelvic Pain, Advice for GP’s.

RANZCOG 2016 New South Wales and Queensland Regional Scientific Meeting

  • 10 -12 June 2016
  • Sydney

WHRIA’s Dr Jason Chow spoke about Office Gynae Dilemmas: My vulva is itchy and painful. This annual event utilises workshops, keynote speakers and provides delegates the opportunity to share ideas, information and learning in the pursuit of providing excellent health care to women. 

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Update Conference

  • 21 May 2016
  • Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, Sydney

WHRIA’s pelvic floor physiotherapist Sherin Jarvis spoke about Persistent postnatal perineal pain with suspicion of pudendal neuralgia, and Dr Jason Chow spoke about Post-partum and Perineal/Rectal Pain along side Dr Rani Sachdev and Dr Giselle Kidson-Gerber. 

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HealthEd Annual Women’s Health Update, Sydney.

  • 20 February 2016
  • UNSW, Randwick, Sydney

WHRIA’s Pain Medicine Specialist, Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Dr Jason Chow spoke about Chronic Pelvic Pain – Advice for GP’s. Keynote speakers included A/Prof Gayle Fischer, Dr Rosie King, Dr Deborah Bateson, Prof Robert McLachlan. See HealthEd for a video of Dr Yasmin Tan speaking about Delayed Puberty.

Pelvic & Perineal Pain - An Osteopath's Role in the WHRIA Team Approach.

  • 25 November 2015
  • WHRIA, Sydney

WHRIA osteopath’s Amy Corcoran and Elizabeth Howard talked about an osteopath’s role in pelvic and perineal pain within the WHRIA interdisciplinary team.  Osteopaths had a chance to view our Bathurst St procedure rooms and met some of the team, including Acupuncturist Bernice Lowe, and Dr Jason Chow, Gynaecologist, Obstetrician and Pain Physician. 

WHRIA's Annual VIP GP Education Evening

  • 17 November 2015
  • Kogarah, Sydney

Prof John Eden spoke about post-natal depression, PMT and menopausal depression. Dr Jason Chow spoke about how pelvic pain is more than endometriosis. Donna Namdaran Reynolds spoke about the secrets of a pelvic floor physiotherapist, paediatrics, pregnancy and beyond and demonstrated many of her tools of the trade.

Osteopathy Australia National Conference 2015

  • 25 October 2015
  • Adelaide

WHRIA’s osteopaths, Amy Corcoran and Elizabeth Howard spoke about how osteopathy fits within the multidisciplinary management of pelvic pain.

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The 1st USANZ Functional Urology Symposium incorporating the 3rd Biennial Male LUTS Symposium.

  • 25 - 26 July 2015
  • Sydney

WHRIA’s Sherin Jarvis spoke about Pelvic floor muscle hyperactivity: clinical features and management pearls. She joined a host of well-renowned international and local urology and urogynaecology specialists, including: Venu Chalasani, Lewis Chan, Peter Chin, Mohamed Khadra, Jennifer King, Vincent Tse, Henry Woo, and Eric Chung to name a few.

"Shared Perspectives" Australia's First National EndoActive Conference

  • 16 May 2015
  • Sydney

The informative program featured 13 distinguished medical specialists, health professionals, scientists and academics. Sherin Jarvis, WHRIA’s pelvic floor physiotherapist spoke about physiotherapy and persistent pelvic pain. The latest research and trends in treatment and self-management were presented.  Now available on DVD.

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Health Practitioners Seminar: Chronic Pelvic and Perineal Pain: The Clinicians Perspective Sydney

  • 18 April 2015
  • Sydney

The Royal Hospital for Women Physiotherapy Department presented talks by an interdisciplinary team working with women in chronic pelvic and perineal pain. Guest lecturer, Dr Rosie King and presenters from WHRIA, Ms Sherin Jarvis, Professor Thierry Vancaillie, Dr Yasmin Tan, and Dr Jason Chow.

Geared towards allied health professionals experienced in working in this rewarding and often challenging patient group, the day provided the unique opportunity to gain insight into different practitioners’ clinical practice.

Case studies and examples were used to illustrate approaches to treatment and management.

For more information about the next lecture series email: physio.rhw@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Urogynaecology Society of Australasia Annual Scientific and General Meeting

  • 13 March 2015
  • Sydney

WHRIA’s Dr Jason Chow presented on neuralgia following gynaecological surgery, alongside international keynote speakers.

For more information see UGSA.

The Annual Women’s Health Update 2015, Sydney

  • 21 February 2015
  • Sydney

Presented by Healthed and the Royal Hospital for Women. 16 Category 2 CPD points approved by RACGP

WHRIA’s Associate Professor John Eden has been an integral part of the Brains Trust for this unrivalled, high-quality annual GP educational event for over 25 years with Dr Ramesh Manocha, Dr Christine Read and Dr Terri Foran. This year the topic of his talk was ‘HRT – Not all progestins are the same.’

To view some of these talks, see HealthEd.

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International Pelvic Floor Symposium

  • 14 February 2015
  • Christchurch, New Zealand

WHRIA’s Professor Thierry Vancaillie presented three talks: ‘Neuropelveology – Understanding the road map,’ ‘Botox – where, when how?’ and ‘Pudendal nerve release – the answer we have been waiting for?’

He was also part of a panel discussion on pelvic organ prolapse.

WHRIA's Annual VIP GP Education Evening 2014

  • November 2014
  • Sydney

Associate Professor John Eden presented case studies describing the various presentations and managements of menopause. He discussed the indications, benefits and various methods of administration of hormone replacement pharmaceuticals, including evidenced-based herbal and bio-identical options.

Professor Thierry Vancaillie presented the current medical and interdisciplinary approach to chronic pelvic and perineal pain. He discussed key clinical symptom clusters and signs for the most common pelvic pain presentations, and their management – from the traditional medical approach to alternative options available within the realm of integrative medicine.

WHRIA's First Annual VIP GP Education Evening 2013

  • November 2013
  • Sydney

Dr Yasmin Tan, WHRIA gynaecologist and ultrasound specialist, presented on the new treatment and management options for the most common vulval disorders seen by GPs.

Dr Juman Farjo spoke about the historical and new treatment and management options for prolapse and pelvic floor issues.

Chronic Pelvic and Perineal Pain: Consensus on Disease Identity, Sydney 2012

  • 2012
  • Sydney

In March 2011, WHRIA’s Professor Thierry Vancaillie (gynaecologist and pain medicine specialist) and Sherin Jarvis (pelvic floor physiotherapist) along with Dr Andreas Loeffler (orthopaedic surgeon) visited the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) in Nantes, France.

They spent one week learning with anatomist and neurosurgeon Professor Roger Robert’s team. The CHU in Nantes has a long-standing history in the treatment of pain syndromes and is a centre for this type of work in Europe.

Our team learnt the gluteal approach to pudendal nerve release surgery, and introduced it in Australia. The knowledge they gained at the CHU has enhanced our understanding of pudendal neuralgia, and helped us to improve the management of patients suffering from this condition at WHRIA.

The team from Nantes accepted our invitation to come to Australia to share their expertise, in a day of seminar presentations in February 2012:

  • Master Class in Pelvic Anatomy, Roger Robert (anatomist and neurosurgeon)
  • Current Status on MRI of the Pelvis, Toos Sachinwalla (radiologist)
  • Painful Bladder Syndrome / Interstitial Cystitis, Audrey Wang (urologist)
  • Chronic Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain in Men, Vincent Tse (urologist)
  • IBS, Abdominal Pain and Food Intolerances, Jelica Kurtovic (gastroenterologist)
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain without Obvious Pathology in Women, Susan Evans (gynaecologist)
  • Pudendal Neuralgia, Jean-Jacques Labbat (neurologist)
  • Border Nerves Neuralgia, Thibault Riant (pain physician)
  • Vulvodynia, Ross Pagano (gynaecologist)
  • Proctalgia / Proctalgia Fugax, David Lubowski (colorectal surgeon)
  • Coccydynia / Osteitis Pubis, the Nantes team

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