Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia - Health Professionals Event
Join us for a free session for health professionals in Warragul bought to you by the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia (PPFA).
- Time: 6pm Doors Open. 6:30pm Start. 8pm Event Close.
- Location: West Gippsland Arts Centre (Lyre Bird Room) - Corner of Smith and Albert Streets, 1 Civic Place Warragul VIC 3820
Pelvic Pain affects 1 in 5 women and 1 in 12 men at some time in their life – yet it is a condition that is rarely discussed. As most types of pelvic pain cannot be diagnosed with blood tests or scans, it is common for people with this problem to suffer from pelvic pain for years before finding the help they need. It is estimated that over 300 million people world-wide suffer from pelvic pain, and anecdotal evidence suggests this number is understated and growing rapidly.
The Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia is a not-for-profit organisation formed to build a healthier and more productive community by improving the quality of life of people with pelvic pain.
We realise that pelvic pain affects many people of all genders, ages, ethnicities, and social backgrounds. We aim to minimise the suffering and burden of pelvic pain on individuals, their families and the community through awareness, education, funding, support, and research.
This session will cover:
- Explanation of PPEP Talk® and PPFA
- PPEP Talk® description and statistics
- Validated tools for period and pelvic pain
- Research on symptomatology of pelvic pain
- Benefits of multi-disciplinary care
- Summary of symptoms suggestive of Pelvic Muscle involvement
- Overview of the role of diet in managing pelvic pain
- Way to promote patient self-efficacy
- How to become involved with PPFA
A light supper will be provided - please indicate dietary requirements and allergens and we will do our best to cater for everyone.
Due to this being a catered event if you are unable to attend please let us know one week prior to the event by emailing Marleigh.email@example.com
- Parking: There is ample free parking onsite and all parking in the surrounding streets is free also.
- Train: We are a short 10-minute walk along Smith St. from the Warragul Railway Station.
- Taxi: The Warragul Taxi stand is located on Smith St. at the junction with Victoria St.
PPFA - Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia
PPEP Talk - The Periods, Pain and Endometriosis Program. PPEP Talk® addresses the number one priority of the National Action Plan for Endometriosis – education and awareness. PPEP Talk® is the largest pain education program for students in Australia.
GWH - Gippsland Women’s Health. GWH is the lead organisation for gender equality, women's sexual and reproductive health promotion, prevention of violence against women, and family violence system leadership in Gippsland. We achieve our core work through community education and training (capacity building), strategic partnerships, advocacy, and awareness-raising campaigns and initiatives. Our team is based throughout Gippsland, and we work to promote the services of local health organisations to ensure equal access for all women. Find out more about GWH here - www.gwhealth.asn.au.
For more information, please contact Marleigh.Andrews@gwhealth.asn.au