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Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain affects a large number of people, yet there is very little information available to Australia’s health industry.

Let’s look at some stats around pelvic pain in Australia:

  • Pelvic pain is estimated to cost Australia more than $6 billion annually
  • Persistent pelvic pain (PPP) is estimated to affect 15–25% of women
  • Endometriosis is the most common cause of chronic pelvic pain, accounting for 24–40% of all Chronic pelvic pain diagnoses and has a prevalence rate of around 11% in Australia

Despite this, pelvic pain is not considered a National Health Priority Area in Australia. Let’s change that!

You're invited to join us at the

National Pelvic Pain Conference

Latrobe Valley has been selected as the location for the 2022 Pelvic Pain Conference thanks to a successful pilot program implemented in 2020 as an initiative of the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone. The pilot program reached a large number of students and teachers, including participation from principals, school counsellors, nurses and parents.   

Current evidence and research highlight the opportunity for health practitioners to update their knowledge and practice in pelvic pain management. For this reason, the Latrobe Health Assembly and the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia have partnered to deliver the National Pelvic Pain Conference 2022. The Conference is a health practitioner-training  conference, developed by leading experts in the field to provide practical management for a wide range of pelvic pain conditions. The conference is exclusive to AHPRA-Registered Health Professionals and students in an associated field.

Book your ticket today and come along to hear from experts in their field as we shine a light on this national issue.

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Accredited Training

Conference speakers

Professor Sonia Grover
Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology
Presentation to be advised. 

Associate Professor Susan Evans
Gynaecologist Pain Specialist
All of the symptoms fitting together The Neuroscience of Pelvic Pain.

Associate Professor Louise Hull
Gynaecologist & Endometriosis Specialist
Do we need laparoscopy to diagnose Endometriosis?

Professor Kerry Sherman
School of psychological sciences – Macquarie University
Congitive functioning in men diagniosed with prostate cancer undergoing hormone treatment.

Dr Kate Tyson
Gynaecologist/ Laparascopic Surgeon – Epworth Julia Argyrou Endometriosis Centre
The Process – deciding when to operate and getting the best surgical outcomes.

Nikki Campbell
Registered Nurse – Epworth Julia Argyrou Endometriosis Centre
The Role of the Registered Nurse in the Multidisciplinary Pain Team.

Dr Yu Hwee Tan
Urogynaecologist
The crossover of pelvic pain and urological symptoms.

Alex Diggles
Pelvic Physiotherapist
Beyond the clinic: Addressing Pelvic Floor Symptoms right now.

Dr Marilla Druitt
Obstetrician Gynaecologist
The HAPPI Study – reducing Endometriosis pain by comparing the effects of yoga, cognitive behaviour therapy, and education

Dr Sinead De Gooyer
General Practitioner – Inverloch Healthcare
Presentation to be advised.

Dr Julian Rong
Gastroenterologist – Gippsland Gastro
Presentation to be advised.

Dr Mike Armour
Western Sydney University
Understanding Experiences of Endometriosis and Work.

Amanda Grogan
QENDO
Presentation to be advised.

Rachel Anderson
Victorian Department of Health
Presenting the Victorian Department of Health’s Sexual Health and Wellbeing plan.

Rebekah Davenport
PHD candidate – University of Melbourne
Understanding sexual dysfunction and psychological symptoms in individuals with Endometriosis.

Brydee Pickup
PHD candidate – University of Sydney
Understanding pain experiences among people with Endometriosis.

Many more speakers to be announced soon!

2022 National Pelvic Pain

Conference Details

The 2022 Pelvic Pain Conference will be held at the state of the art Gippsland Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon, 2 hours drive East of Melbourne Victoria.

Accommodation packages and transfer options will be sent to all registrants.

Date/sFri 30 September – Sat 1 October
TimesDay #1: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Day #2: 9:00am – 1:30pm
LocationGippsland Performing Arts Centre
32 Kay St, Traralgon VIC 3844
PricingCategoryEarly bird*Full Price
 All categories of registrants (EXCEPT those below)$230$330
 General Practitioners$180$280
 Nurses & Allied Health Professionals$50$100
 Students ­— inc. PhD, Masters, Honours & Undergraduate$0$0

*Early bird prices end 19/08/2022

Please note: Student cards required on attendance at the conference for student ticket holders.

2022 National Pelvic Pain Conference

Book online

Tickets go on sale Monday 18 July (4:00pm)