Gender health (SEM-05)

Sunday 12 May 2019, 08:30-10:00
Room E
Knowledge transfer across borders: ripple effect of providing gender health education


Women's and pelvic health physical therapy has incurred significant growth; however, people continue to suffer from a diminished level of care in underserved countries. Significant variance exists in educational curriculum of women’s and pelvic health globally, including exclusion of the topic in underserved countries. There are opportunities to expand education and services to advance the level of competent care. This panel represents multiple regions and seeks to create a conversation to advance women’s and pelvic health education. The panel will evaluate the opportunities and challenges facing academic institutions, organisational societies and non-profits and in providing education to improve quality of care.


  1. Examine and compare the curricular diversity and available guidelines for women’s and pelvic health academic education throughout the globe
  2. Advancing and defining the scope of education for women's health practice in under-resourced countries
  3. Demonstrate partnerships with non-profit organisations to provide physical therapy education and provide real world case examples of knowledge transfer in Chile and Ethiopia