Educational/Speaking Events

Tuesday 7th February 6 - 7pm

Fertility and Endo with Dr Simon McDowell

Location: Free, Online

Simon is a dual-trained subspecialist in Wellington, New Zealand, and a member of our CAC. He is a dedicated Fertility Specialist and is fully trained to provide the highest level of expertise to patients with reproductive endocrine and infertility disorders. He also completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery, specifically in the treatment of endometriosis.

He works at Fertility Associates, Wellington Public Hospital, and Wakefield Private Hospital and is a senior lecturer at the University of Otago.

Simon will discuss commonly asked questions such as how endo can affect fertility, what can be done to protect fertility, and when is a good time to freeze eggs if needed.

Simon will be answering your questions on fertility so make sure to sign up for the webinar and submit your questions via email to

Register here!

Thursday 17th November, 6 pm – 7 pm.

Wellbeing and Resilience workshop

Location: Free online

The workshop will be facilitated by Sharon Bennett. Sharon has a background in health (nursing and midwifery), with over 20 years’ experience in education and training on a variety of subjects, topics and issues. Her particular passion lies in supporting personal and professional development of others. She believes that effective communication is at the heart of both personal and professional success; looking at and addressing internal and external dialogue is essential for creating positive outcomes.

This workshop will look at aspects that make up wellbeing and resilience and explore how taking small steps can make huge improvements in your psychological wellbeing. Understand how the body responds to stress and the ongoing effects this has and look at strategies and techniques to reduce or minimise stress.

Strictly limited to 100 spaces, so secure your space now! Register here!

Wednesday 19th October

Christchurch Volunteer get together

Location: 6 Hazeldean Road, Addington, Christchurch

We would like to invite you to a volunteer get-together on Wednesday 19th October from 6 – 7 pm, in Christchurch.

This will be a great opportunity to meet you face to face, meet other volunteers, and discuss volunteer opportunities for March Awareness 2023, and other available roles.

We will provide refreshments, please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

Email to RSVP. We look forward to meeting you!

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Thursday 14th July 2022

Facebook Live Q&A with Karra Eloff

Location: Facebook Live

We held the Facebook Live Q&A with Karra Eloff on Thursday 14th July 2022. This event was live-streamed and made available for FREE for our endo community across the country.

Kara, the author of, “The Chronic Pain Couple”, will speak briefly about her book and how chronic pain impacts intimate relationships and then answer questions submitted by YOU and collated from her event “A Remarkable Relationship In Spite Of Chronic Pain with Kara Eloff”.

The struggle to maintain joy & a fulfilling relationship while coping with chronic illness and pain is a serious problem for millions of people today. Kara is a wife and mother who suffers from chronic pain illnesses including endometriosis and adenomyosis.

‘The Chronic Pain Couple is an authentic, meaningful and highly practical guide to safeguarding and restoring relationships touched by chronic pain. Rather than observing the topic from a safe distance, Karra dives in boots-and-all with an account that is both deeply personal and accessible, all the while grounded in evidence-based research and practice. A must-read for any couple or individual navigating the twin challenges of managing chronic pain and aspiring to a mutually satisfying relationship, and for the health professionals who support them.’

— Dr Gemma Roux, Clinical Psychologist, Director of Flourish Psychology and Communicator

Watch the recorded version here

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