Continence in children affected by Hirschsprung Disease and Anorectal Malformation

  • 7 February 2020
  • Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

WHRIA’s women’s and paediatric bowel and pelvic floor physiotherapist, Donna Namdaran Reynolds is speaking at this event hosted by the Neonatal Surgical Bowel Clinic. Suitable for parents and interested clinicians. From 10am – 2pm, please RSVP via email and you will receive venue details


FIRE - Fertility Innovation in Reproductive Endocrinology Forum

  • 22 February 2020
  • Sheraton Grand Hotel Sydney

WHRIA’s Professor Thierry Vancaillie is speaking about Rejuvenating the uterus. Both global and local fertility experts have been assembled to speak at the FORUM, see the website for more details

The Royal Hospital for Women Midwifery Conference

  • 23 February 2020
  • RHW Lecture Theatre 1, Level 1 Barker St, Randwick

Dr Amanda Beech, WHRIA’s Obstetric Physician is speaking on An Update on Hyperemesis Gravidarum at the 10 year anniversary conference. Head to the website to enrol and for the full program  

Levelling the Playing Field - by Network of Women in Emergency Medicine

  • 26 February 2020
  • Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney

A day to promote a level playing field between healthcare providers and consumers. Open to emergency medicine registrars and other healthcare providers. WHRIA’s Dr Jason Chow will be presenting Chronic Pelvic Pain. Learn about a broad range of topics including indigenous and transgender health, dementia, personality disorders and eating disorders. Only $20 +bf Eventbrite tickets


Sydney Annual Women’s & Children’s Health Update 2020

  • Various in 2020
  • Check the website for your capital city

The HealthEd series is presented in Sydney (29 Feb), Melbourne (14 Mar), Adelaide (16 May), Perth (8 Aug) and Brisbane (29 Aug). Check your city for speakers at the HealthEd website. HealthEd also host a GP Education Day in capital cities. 


AGES Advanced Trainee Workshop, 2020

  • 4 March 2020
  • Hyatt Regency, Sydney

WHRIA’s Dr Jason Chow will present the talk: Approach to the Patient in Pain, and a Workshop: Laparoscopic suturing, knot tying.
Applicable for Australian and New Zealand AGES trainees who are in their 5th year or above of specialisation. Limited to 20 participants. See for more information. 

AGES Annual Scientific Meeting, 2020

  • 5 - 7 March 2020
  • Hyatt Regency, Sydney

WHRIA’s Prof Vancaillie will present The Evolution of Hysterectomy; Dr Lauren Kite will present Vulval Pain Syndromes and physiotherapist Sherin Jarvis will present Dyspareunia and Vaginismus, Dr Jason Chow will present the Stellate Ganglion Block for Hot Flushes. Check the website for the full program of speakers here

BOOM Days - Maternal Fetal Medicine and Basics of Obstetric Medicine Conference

  • 5 - 7 March 2020
  • Brisbane

Dr Amanda Beech, WHRIA’s Obstetric Physician is speaking on Hepatitis and intrahepatic cholestasis: what to do with deranged LFT’s in pregnancy.  Join obstetricians, trainees, physicians, GP’s, rural generalists and midwives. See for full details. 

CoNSA Continence Nurses Society Australia Forum

  • 20 March 2020
  • Burwood RSL, Sydney

WHRIA’s pelvic floor physiotherapist Sherin Jarvis will present Painful Bladder Syndrome. For more information contact Lorraine Dickson via the CoNSA website or 

Pain & Pregnancy

  • 23 May 2020
  • Gold Coast

Pregnancy can be extremely challenging for a mother’s body. Learn to help women prepare for labour, during their pregnancy and to recover efficiently from delivery or caesarean section. WHRIA’s Liz Howard will present her popular course in 2020. All allied health interested in treating pregnant women are welcome. 

See Bowerbird CPD for full details.

International Association for the Study of Pain 18th World Congress

  • 4-8 August 2020
  • Amsterdam

Plan your holidays around the next IASP World Congress, see the IASP website for full details. 

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

  • Various dates
  • Worldwide

Highly recommended by WHRIA to update your pain knowledge.  Explain Pain, Graded Motor Imagery and for the neurologically minded, the Pain, Plasticity & Rehab course is a gem.  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 about courses this year. 

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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 months. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for 24 hours of professional development. For more information see the PMRI website.

Jean Hailes Webinar Library For Health Professionals

  • All year
  • On line

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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