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This webinar is designed for the general public, to learn more about continence products.
It will look at the continence products available on the market, what to look out for in a continence product, how they are used and disposed of, costs and funding options, and where to source them and get help.
About your presenters
Bronwyn Robinson has been the Education Manager at the Continence Foundation of Australia for nearly four years. She has worked in diverse educational settings including nine years as the Learning and Teaching Advisor at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and seven years at RMIT University working as a Learning and Teaching Development Manager across both the higher education and TAFE sectors. Each work experience has provided engagement with diverse stakeholder groups, challenged and enhanced Bronwyn’s concepts of effective educational practice and informed her educational philosophy, which places the learner at the centre of the process while providing authentic learning and assessment experiences.
Janie Thompson is the Clinical Services Manager at the Continence Foundation of Australia. Previously Janie worked as a Nurse Continence Specialist and Continence Service Manager at Alfred Health Continence Service and has over 20 years of experience as a Nurse Continence Specialist. She is the Immediate past President of the Continence Nurses Society Australia (CoNSA) National 2013 – 2018 and has been Treasurer of the Continence Nurses Society Australia (CoNSA) Victoria/Tasmania Branch
Greg Ryan is a member of the Continence Foundation of Australia ‘Consumer Advisory Committee’ and an advocate for the ’Bins4Blokes’ campaign. He is a 56-year-old from Melbourne who was born with a rare congenital condition called Imperforate Anus, also known as Anorectal Malformation. In laymen terms he was born with no anal opening and required reconstructive surgery to create an anal opening as a child by connecting his rectum to his anus, and also had no functioning sphincter muscles. This has resulted in Greg living a life of fecal incontinence which has impacted greatly on his physical and emotional health. Greg is now a very active advocate for those living with fecal incontinence and has written two internationally recognised books as well as being a keynote speaker at colorectal conferences in Australia, USA and Europe. He is passionate about raising awareness and understanding of fecal incontinence.