QPPN

Queensland Pelvic Pain Network (QPPN) is a networking resource for improved persistent pelvic pain outcomes. QPPN supports appropriate referral networks and professional development and education.

Queensland Pelvic Pain Network (QPPN)

QPPN provides both formal and informal events to facilitate connections between like-minded clinicians to expand interdisciplinary referral networks. Members currently enjoy bimonthly bush walks and quarterly newsletters advertising network dinners, professional development opportunities and interviews introducing members and their professions’ contribution to pelvic pain management.

Members of QPPN are client-centred, evidence-based and have further training and interest in persistent pain and/or pelvic pain. Membership is currently free.

To apply, please email Alexandra Diggles: info@alexandradiggles.com with your qualifications and training related to pelvic pain.

QPPN developed from Queensland’s first public Persistent Pelvic Pain Clinic at the Mater Hospital in South Brisbane whose research demonstrated the effectiveness of multidisciplinary care for pelvic pain. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajo.13358

 

QPPN has grown to more than 180 members state wide and supports referrals between primary physicians, specialists and allied health. Membership spans:

  • Specialist urogyneacology
  • Advanced laparoscopic gyneacology
  • Pain Medicine and anaesthesia
  • Colorectal surgery 
  • Gastroenterology
  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Practice
  • Nursing
  • Allied health including
  • Psychology
  • Physiotherapy (pelvic health and pain)
  • Dietetics and nutrition
  • Osteopathy
  • Exercise Physiology

Regional networks for QPPN are growing and hosting regional network dinners to improve access to care.

QPPN also works to increase members’ involvement in pelvic pain research opportunities. 

Your interest in welcomed.