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Vulvodynia: a multidisciplinary approach
Presenters: Jean Hailes for Women’s Health
Where: Online - wherever you like!
About the Webinar
A free webinar for health professionals
This webinar has been developed to improve health professionals’ knowledge and management of vulvodynia (vulval pain), a chronic pain condition affecting many women.
The webinar will cover:
The webinar aims to address gaps in practice, providing the opportunity for health professionals (GPs, nurses, specialists and a range of other health professionals) to be upskilled, develop their knowledge and confidence and, in turn, better manage the women who present with vulval pain.
By the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
This webinar is activity number 276154. It is accredited with RACGP for 3 CPD activity points.
Note: this activity does not count towards a GPs RANZCOG accreditation.
Pre-reading is recommended to give you an understanding of the topic before you attend the event.
About the Presenters
B.App.Sc.(Phty.), Post Grad. Cert. (Continence & Pelvic Floor Rehab)
Janetta Webb is a physiotherapist with an interest in the management of all types of persistent pelvic pain. She has consulted at Jean Hailes for over 15 years and is also in private practice in Melbourne. She has taught at the University of Melbourne for many years in the post-graduate physiotherapy Pelvic Floor and Continence course.
Dr Wendy Vanselow
MBBS DRCOG FRACGP B.Ed, PhD, FASPsychMed, FECSexMed
Women’s health GP, sex therapist
Dr Wendy Vanselow worked in community health and academic general practice before specialising in women's health. She consults at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and since 2001 has also worked at the Royal Women’s Hospital, in the fields of menopause, psychosexual medicine and family planning. Dr Vanselow is an inaugural Fellow of the European Committee for Sexual Medicine and Head of Psychosexual Medicine since 2017. In 2017 she was also appointed Clinical Associate Professor Dept. of O&G at the University of Melbourne. Her doctoral thesis involved menstrual cycle hormone-related mood disorders. Dr Vanselow has also trained in Advanced Couple Therapy with Relationships Australia.
Dr Megan Eddy
MBBS, FRACGP, B Physio (Hons), FFPMANZCA
Specialist pain medicine physician
Dr Megan Eddy is a specialist pain medicine physician. Her experience in working with patients who suffer from persistent pain began in her earliest days working as a physiotherapist. Dr Eddy went on to study medicine, then became a general practitioner and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. In 2018 she attained a Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetics. Dr Eddy now works solely as a specialist pain medicine physician in her own practice with special interests in musculoskeletal and pelvic pain.
Dr Sara Whitburn
BMBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG, DFSRH (UK)
Women’s health GP
Dr Sara Whitburn is a General Practitioner who is passionate about quality health care. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice (FRACGP) and holds Diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is experienced in vulval and menopause care. Sara works as a Medical Educator and General Practitioner at Family Planning Victoria.
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