Chronic Pelvic Pain: Thinking Outside the Box

1 Hour | taught by Dr. Catherine Allaire MD, FRCSC

Course description

What are the causes and possible  contributors to chronic pelvic pain? Dr. Allaire talks about the  challenges in the assessment and diagnosis of pelvic pain and discusses  therapies that can help in managing this condition.

This webinar will help you: 

  1. Understand the anatomical and physiologic interactions in the pelvis that can lead to pelvic pain 
  2. Get a better sense of what therapies can be helpful for local pain triggers 
  3. Understand that the brain plays a major role in ongoing pain and that therapies  must target the pain centers in the brain as well
Dr. Catherine Allaire MD, FRCSC
Dr. Catherine Allaire MD, FRCSC

Dr. Allaire is the Medical Director of  the BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain & Endometriosis and a Clinical Professor in the University of British Columbia’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. A gynecologist, she is known across Canada  and internationally as a teacher and mentor in minimally-invasive  surgery. Dr. Allaire is active in research related to gynecology and  pelvic pain. As a member of the Society of Obstetricians &  Gynecologists of Canada, she has participated in creating national  guidelines for the management of chronic pelvic pain.

Graham Lowe is president of The Graham Lowe Group Inc., a workplace consulting and research firm. He also is a professor emeritus at the University of Alberta, where he had a distinguished academic career. Graham has over three decades of organizational, labour market, and employment policy consulting experience. He is the author of several books, including Creating Healthy Organizations: How Vibrant Workplaces Inspire Employees to Achieve Sustainable Success ( His latest book, with Frank Graves, is entitled Redesigning Work: A Blueprint for Canada’s Future Well-Being and Prosperity ( Graham has given hundreds of conference talks and workshops across Canada and internationally. He is a recipient of the Canadian Workplace Wellness Pioneer Award and holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto.

This program is pre-approved by VRA Canada for a 1 hour training session