Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain - Clinical Guidelines, Management Education and Resource Limitation - 4 November 2021 at 12:30pm (AEDT)


More than 830,000 women and girls are affected by endometriosis in Australia - a chronic, debilitating condition impacting the quality of life.

This web conference will provide insight into the Canberra Endometriosis Centre which is a multi-disciplinary service and provides ongoing support to individuals and their families through diagnosis, treatment and long-term management.

Melissa Parker Endometriosis Coordinator and Researcher will talk about the successful establishment and maintaining the Endometriosis Centre. Melissa is also the first to recognise that many services have limited to no resources available to establish a Endo Centre , and will outline practical examples of how a service can provide quality education and care. Misdiagnosis is a common problem with endometriosis, 'There's often a long delay in getting a diagnosis,'' she said. ''Patients are often left waiting up to nine years.''

Our second Presenter Prof Jason Abbot the Chair of the Expert Endometriosis Working Group for RANZCOG will provide an overview of the first Australian Clinical Practice guideline for the diagnosis and management of Endometriosis.

  • Overview of the 75 guidance statements
  • Key updates from previous guidelines
  • Areas that require new evidence to improve guidance

Featured speakers:

Melissa Parker
Endometriosis Coordinator and Researcher
Canberra Endometriosis Centre
Centenary Hospital for Women and Children

Dr Sumi Saha
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon, Endometriosis and Pain Management Specialist

Ella Cameron
Physiotherapist (pelvic floor physiotherapy)

Professor Jason Abbott is the Chair of the Expert Endometriosis Working Group for RANZCOG and member of the government's Endometriosis Advisory group.  
He is professor of gynaecology at UNSW and Chair of Endometriosis Australia. 

How can I join this web meeting?

Please register for this event.  Details on how to join this Web Conference will then be emailed to you.  You can also visit our members website

All staff of Member Services are welcome to join this meeting. If you do not have a website account, you will need to create an account first.