The Pelvic Pain Puzzle

  • 7 March 2021
  • Sydney

Pelvic pain is a common, yet challenging area of practice. Learn to diagnose and treat common presentations including pain with sitting, walking and sex, bladder and bowel symptoms, musculo-skeletal pain such as pelvic girdle pain, and visceral pain such as dysmenorrhea and endometriosis.

Let's Talk About Sex - Sexuality & Sexual Difficulties

  • 14 & 21 March
  • Online

This multidisciplinary and fully online interactive 2-day course course will discuss the need to talk about sex, the obstacles to talking about sex and will empower the registrants to raise and discuss topics of sexuality and sexual difficulties with their patients / clients. Facilitator: Dr Anita Elias, Monash University. Register here.

Anatomy Up Close - The Pelvis

  • 20 March 2021
  • Melbourne Uni Anatomy Lab

Reacquaint yourself up-close and personal with the anatomy of the pelvis by examining cadaver specimens in the anatomy lab. Then transfer and apply the anatomical perspectives into a clinical setting in the afternoon. Presented by Prof Thierry Vancaillie and Liz Howard.

Sydney Annual Women’s & Children’s Health Update 2021

  • Various in 2021
  • Check the website for your capital city

The HealthEd series is presented in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. Check your city for speakers at the HealthEd website. HealthEd also host a GP Education Day in capital cities. 


CoNSA Continence Nurses Society Australia Forum

  • TBC 2021
  • Burwood RSL, Sydney

WHRIA’s pelvic floor physiotherapist Sherin Jarvis will present Painful Bladder Syndrome. For more information on when this will be rescheduled (hopefully September) contact Lorraine Dickson via the CoNSA website or 

Pain & Pregnancy

  • Postponed (COVID)
  • 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 2021. All allied health interested in treating pregnant women are welcome. 

See Bowerbird CPD for full details.

International Association for the Study of Pain Virtual Series on Pain & Expo

  • Until March 2021
  • Online

IASP is committed to providing timely scientific content and education. The Virtual Series on Pain & Expo – six months of innovative virtual content and interactive engagement from September 2020 through March 2021

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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