Oral Presentation 6th Australian Health and Medical Research Congress 2012

Brain Pain : Pelvic Pain - A new look at Endometriosis and Pain (#25)

Susan Evans 1
  1. University of Adelaide, Norwood, SA, Australia

Dr Susan Evans is a Gynaecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon and Pain Medicine Physician from Adelaide, Australia. She is author of the book ‘Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain’, the ebook ‘Pelvic Pain’ and co-author of the policy paper ‘The Pelvic Pain Report: The $6Billion Woman and the $600Million Girl’.

Her presentation provides an understanding of how the ‘Big Picture’ of chronic pelvic pain fits with the concept of endometriosis as a systemic, hormonally influenced, multi-organ, inflammatory, neurovascular condition. It combines principles of pain medicine and the latest in functional MRI research to look at areas of potential for research.

Dr Susan Evans has contributed widely to education on pelvic pain in Australia and overseas through contributions to medical textbooks, international pain guidelines, online learning modules, articles in everything from medical journals to Cosmopoliton, and media interviews across ABC and Commercial TV and Radio.

She believes that pelvic pain is a substantially under-researched area with enormous potential for new discoveries. She hopes to explain the overall clinical picture of pelvic pain to stimulate new and original thought in this area.