Pain & Pregnancy

  • 16 June 2019
  • Sydney

Pregnancy can be extremely challenging for a mother’s body. Learn to more effectively 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 Sydney. All allied health interested in treating pregnant women are welcome. 

See Bowerbird CPD for full details and tickets.

Women & Heart Disease Forum

  • 19 June 2019
  • UNSW, Sydney

The 2019 National Women and Heart Disease Forum will bring together experts in cardiology, obstetrics & gynaecology, midwifery, emergency medicine, nursing, oncology, general practice, community and public health. It will also hear from women directly impacted by heart disease. WHRIA’s Dr Amanda Beech will speak about Gestational Diabetes and other red flags. 

Women's Health Symposium

  • Sat 6th July 2019
  • Brisbane

This is an event for all healthcare practitioners who are passionate about women’s health.

Prof Vancaillie and Liz Howard will speak about the holistic approach used at WHRIA for the treatment of women affected by pelvic mesh implants. Join us for a day of great speakers, passionate about promoting women’s health. 

The best priced CPD you’ll get all year! Claim 6.5 hours of professional development and network with like minded practitioners. Click link for details

Individual Tickets: $45.00 (plus GST) each ‘Bring a friend’ deal: $32.00 each (plus GST ) when you book two or more tickets.

Myofascial Release Part 1

  • 13 July 2019
  • Melbourne

Need some new tricks in your manual therapy bag?
Fascia is one of the most critical and misunderstood anatomical structures and is often the missing link for persistent pain after a fall or injury, recurrent acute back pain, post-surgical pain and contusion injuries.

WHRIA’s Liz Howard will present this course, which is open to all allied health manual therapy practitioners. Tickets and info via Bowerbird CPD

Sydney Annual Women’s & Children’s Health Update 2019

  • Various in 2019
  • Check the website for your capital city

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


The Limits & Limitations of Surgery & Endometriosis. AGES WES Focus Meeting 2019

  • 2 & 3 August, 2019
  • Melbourne

WHRIA’s Dr Jason Chow will speak about Endometriosis and neurological disease: nerves the brain and more. See the AGES WES FM2019 website for full details. 

Pain In Europe XI European Pain World Congress

  • 4-7 September 2019
  • Valencia, Spain

WHRIA’s Liz Howard and Prof Vancaillie will present their research poster PELVIC PAIN OUTCOMES AFTER TRANS-VAGINAL MESH REMOVAL SURGERY AT A TERTIARY INTERDISCIPLINARY PELVIC PAIN CLINIC IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA at the The European congresses of the European Pain Federation. They will join leading lecturers and a scientific program consisting of the latest evidence-based and best-practice-based medicine in all relevant disciplines in the field of pain management. See the website for details.

AGES Pelvic Floor Symposium

  • 1-2 November 2019
  • Sydney

Keep and eye out on the AGES website for upcoming details.

Pelvic Pain Victoria

  • 23-24 November 2019
  • Melbourne

Save the date for the upcoming two day seminar and join the Pelvic Pain group for notifications of the event, speakers etc organised by Dr Bruce Mitchell and the team at Metro Pain. 

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

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
  • 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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