International Keynote Speakers announced

Carolyn Vandyken BHSc (PT), Canada

Registered Physiotherapist

Carolyn is a physiotherapist, educator, researcher and advocate in the areas of low back pain, pelvic health and pain science. She became an MDT-credentialled physiotherapist in 1999, holds a CBT certificate from Wilfred University, and has been practicing in the field of pelvic health for the past 20 years. Practicing as a physiotherapist for 33 years, she runs post-graduate pelvic health courses that are steeped in pain science and won the distinguished Education Award from the Ontario Physiotherapy Association in 2015.

Carolyn presents extensively at international conferences and has co-authored several chapters, books and papers on central pain mechanisms and pelvic pain. She is actively involved in research with Dr Sinead Dufour and has published several studies on the connection between low back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction.

Dr Lynsey Hayward BSc (Hons), MBChB (Hons), MRCOG, FRANZCOG, New Zealand

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Lynsey is a gynaecologist specialising in urogynaecology, she is the immediate past President of the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA), chair of the Foundation for International Urogynecological Assistance (FIUGA), a member of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) committee on urogynaecology and was a founding board member of the UroGynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA).

Having trained in the UK and New Zealand, Lynsey has worked as a consultant gynaecologist at Middlemore Hospital since 2001 and has a busy private practice. Lynsey is part of the New Zealand Pelvic Floor research group and has research interests in bioengineering in relation to pelvic floor function amongst others. Lynsey has three children two of whom are medical students.

NCOI 2020 Australian Invited Speakers to be announced Mid-March.