Pain and Pregnancy for Allied Health Practitioners

  • September 2 SYD 16 BNE , November 10 MLB
  • Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne,

Pregnancy can be extremely challenging for a mother’s body. Liz Howard from WHRIA will present how to help women prepare for labour, manage pain during their pregnancy and to recover efficiently from delivery or caesarean section. Open to all allied health and practitioners who see pregnant women, or would like to expand their practice. More information at Bower Bird CPD. 

SYDNEY 2 September. BRISBANE 16 September. MELBOURNE 10 November 


AGES Pelvic Floor Symposium 2018

  • 3, 4 August 2018
  • Brisbane

More Than Gynaecology – The Multidisciplinary Team, is the theme this year. Joining international speakers, WHRIA’s Prof Vancaillie will speak about the management of pelvic mesh pain. Dr Jason Chow will discuss Pelvic Floor Hyperactivity, and Dr Lauren Kite will present her current study, the use of hyaluronic acid for the treatment of pudendal nerve pain. To attend see the AGES website

Sydney Annual Women’s & Children’s Health Update 2018

  • Various in 2018
  • 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. 


International Association for the Study of Pain 17th World Congress

  • 12-16 September 2018
  • Boston, USA

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

AGES Focus Meeting. Sex, Drugs and Politics

  • 3, 4 November
  • Canberra

Dr Jason Chow will speak about the non-surgical management of chronic pelvic pain. See the website for more 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
  • 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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