the Women's Health Symposium

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Presented By

Prof Thierry Vancaillie
Gynaecologist and Pain Specialist
Elizabeth Howard
Osteopath and Pain Educator
Samantha Cattach
Physiotherapist and Restorative Exercise Specialist
Dr Rhonda Anderson
Exercise Physiologist
Esme Soan
Excercise Physiologist
Jodie Dunne
Dr Anna Gollan
Clinical Psychologist


July 6, 2019 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Suited To

All health practitioners

Women’s health is more than just boobs and babies.

  • Do you have burning questions about women and menopause?
  • Have you seen patients with anxiety and wished you could offer them more support?
  • Have you heard about pelvic mesh, but aren’t sure what you can do to help?
  • Do you have sticky questions about sex or pelvic floor health?
  • Do you want to build a supportive network you can reach out to with difficult questions?

Then YOU should attend the women’s health symposium.

As health-care practitioners, we need safe spaces to talk about all the issues that face women today so that we create the best solutions for our patients. The Women’s Health Symposium seeks to foster a culture of inter-professional collaboration so that we can improve and promote the health of women in our society.

The Symposium draws its inspiration from the unconference movement, which is all about attendee participation. There are times when we’ll use the traditional lecture format, but you’ll also have the opportunity to break out into smaller groups and ask your burning questions.

Our speakers have been encouraged to focus on the take-home messages, so you’ll leave equipped with key ideas that you can apply in clinic straight away. Speakers and attendees will be encouraged to mingle at break-out sessions where you’ll get to ask questions and dig deeply into each speaker’s area of focus.

We can change the face of women’s health - one conversation at a time.


PROF. THIERRY VANCAILLIE - Gynaecologist and pain specialist

ELIZABETH HOWARD - Osteopath & Pain Education at WHRIA

SAMANTHA CATTACH - Women’s Health Physiotherapist and Restorative Exercise Specialist

DR RHONDA ANDERSON - Exercise Physiologist

ESME SOAN - Exercise Physiologist and founder of the Women’s Health Collective

JODIE DUNNE - Sexologist

DR ANNA GOLLAN - Clinical Psychologist

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Event Details

This is an event for all medical professionals, allied and complementary health practitioners interested in furthering the health of all women. The main conference will run from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea will be provided. For those who wish to linger and continue the discussions from earlier in the day, we’ll head to Newmarket Village for nibbles and post conference drinks.

visit the Women's Health Symposium website


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