🎤 Topic: Endometriosis – More than “Women’s Issues” in the Workplace
📆 Date: Wednesday 7 December
🕔 Time: 11:00am AEDT / 10:30am (ACDT) / 10:00am (AEST) / 8:00am (AWST)
💻 Where: Online via Zoom
💛 What else: Helpful endometriosis giveaways
About the event
Recovery Partners won the Safe Work SA 2022 Augusta Zadow Award for our proposal ‘More than “Women’s Issues” in the Workplace’. We identified that endometriosis is a significant burden to not only those who suffer, but to the Australian economy.
This webinar is all about creating awareness and understanding of the debilitating condition, endometriosis. We will provide education on the impact of endometriosis on the individual, the workplace and wider community.
We will also offer practical solutions based on current evidence-based research for both women* in their day to day lives and for organisations, with the goal to improve the management of endometriosis in the workplace.
*those assigned female at birth
A/Professor Susan Evans
Associate Professor Susan Evans is a gynaecologist, pain physician, PhD, and lifetime believer in the abilities of women. Fostering equal opportunity for women takes many forms, and her life focus has been in the management of endometriosis and pelvic pain. Women are more likely to suffer chronic pain than men, and so often these conditions involve symptoms that can’t be seen, are easily dismissed by others, or involve diagnostic delay.
A/Prof Evans is Chair of the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia, Co-developer of the Periods, Pain and Endometriosis (PPEPTalk) Schools Program, Author of the book ‘Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain’, and is developing a new intrauterine device to reduce pelvic pain in women.
Alexis Wolfe – CEO of Endometriosis Australia
Alexis Wolfe’s passion and notable leadership qualities led to her appointment as CEO of Endometriosis Australia.
As the leader of Australia’s peak advocacy organisation for Endometriosis, Alexis works to raise patients’ voices and bridge the gap between patient experience and the health system.
As an Endo Warrior herself, Alexis is driven to deliver on Endometriosis Australia’s objectives to increase awareness, provide education, and invest in research for endometriosis.
Hayley Davies is the Team Leader of SA for Recovery Partners and is an experienced Senior Rehabilitation Counsellor with a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) qualification. Hayley has extensive experience in providing vocational rehabilitation services to assist individuals with complex and multiple injuries (including chronic pain), mental health conditions and disabilities return to pre-injury/new employment and normal life.
Hayley is also passionate about promoting the many positive benefits of work in people’s lives and developing new health and wellbeing initiatives to reduce the human and financial cost of injury and illness in the workplace.
Eva Jakob is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, with a Masters in Women’s Health Medicine. She has a passion for providing up to date, evidence-based research and promoting the importance of women’s Health within the workplace. Eva has over six years of experience working as an Exercise Physiologist and Women’s Health Practitioner, and is experienced in working closely with women who suffer from endometriosis and their inability to return to work due to their condition.