Professional Workshops & Presentations

 
Dr Knowles has conducted workshops both nationally and internationally on topics relating to clinical psychology, and working with Gastrointestinal conditions.
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2019 & Upcoming

Knowles, S.R.  (2019, October 12th – Brisbane, QLD. Pacific Hotel Spring Hill Brisbane. 345 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill Brisbane Registration: https://www.trybooking.com/BDKSS) ACPA: The Brain-Gut Connection in Clinical Practice.

 Knowles, S.R.  (2019, August 28th – Melbourne, VIC). Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria, Inc: the bran-gut-axis and Gastrointestinal Conditions and workshop for professional staff. See here for further details: https://www.adavic.org.au/product-view.aspx?Id=324

 

Knowles, S.R. (2019, April). Keynote speaker at the Australian Crohn’s and Colitis Association silver lining lunch.

 

 

Knowles, S.R. & Tye-Din, J.(2019). “Help I’ve just been diagnosed!” Coeliac Australia Webinar.

  

 

Knowles, S.R.  (2019). Healthy-mind, Healthy-Gut. Crohn’s and Colitis Australia paediatric IBD information forum. Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

 

2018

2018 Knowles, S.R.  (Wednesday, 25th July, Melbourne). Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria, Inc: Anxiety & the Brain-Gut Link. Workshop for professional staff. URL: https://www.adavic.org.au/product-view.aspx?Id=297

 

Knowles, S.R.  (2018). Gastroparesis and the role of Psychology. Melbourne University Psychiatry Department Colloquium

 

Knowles, S.R.  (2018). The brain-gut-axis and Gastrointestinal Conditions (2-hour workshop). RMH psychology staff and supervisees.

 

Knowles, S.R.  (2018).The psychological well-being of ostomates. Coloplast Pty Ltd.

 

Knowles, S.R.  (2018).Australian symposium on Gastroparesis. Invited speaker and panel member.

 

Knowles, S.R.  (2018). Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria, Inc: the bran-gut-axis and Gastrointestinal Conditions and workshop for professional staff

2017
Knowles, S.R.  (2017). Ausmed Education Pty Ltd: The Ins and Outs of Bowel Disease Conference. Invited keynote speaker. Topic: Psychological impact of IBD Knowles, S.R.  (2017). Educationinnutrition.com.au webinar: The brain-gut axis seminar for dietitians. Knowles, S.R.  (2017). Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria, Inc: the bran-gut-axis and Gastrointestinal Conditions and workshop for professional staff
2016
Knowles, S., Peters, S. (2016). Integrated hypnosis interventions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 1-day workshop presented for Australian Society of Hypnotherapy, Victoria Knowles, S. R. (2016, July). Non-pharmacological therapies: Central therapies. The Alfred Hospital. The multidisciplinary management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Invited keynote speaker. Knowles, S. R. (2016, May). Psychology and Gastrointestinal Diseases Gastroenterology Nursing Seminar 10th May 2016. Royal Melbourne Hospital. Invited keynote speaker.
2015
Knowles, S.R. (2015, September). Gastro 2015 GESA-AGW & WGO International Congress: Functional GI Disease Around the World: Pathogenesis: Co-chair Knowles, S.R. (2015, September). Gastro 2015 GESA-AGW & WGO International Congress: Psychologically based therapies for FGID: Invited conference speaker. Knowles, S.R. (2015, September). Gastro 2015 GESA-AGW & WGO International Congress: Psychologically based therapies for FGID: Psychological E Health interventions: Invited conference speaker. Knowles, S.R. (2015, October). 15th Congress of the Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology: Invited conference keynote speaker. Knowles, S.R.  (2015). Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria, Inc: the bran-gut-axis and Gastrointestinal Conditions and workshop for professional staff Knowles, S.R.  (2015). Abbvie Australia. Compass presentation series: Transition issues in IBD.
2014
Knowles, S.R.  (2014). Crohn’s & Colitis Australia Forum Knowles, S.R.  (2014). Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria, Inc: the bran-gut-axis and Gastrointestinal Conditions Knowles, S.R. (2014).  Shire Australia: Clinical Insights presenter and scientific committee member
2013
Knowles, S.R.  (2013). Australian Chinese Medical Association of Victoria – Current Controversies in Clinical Medicine Knowles, S.R.  (2013). Reconnexion – National Anxiety and Depression Conference Knowles, S.R.  (2013). Crohn’s & Colitis Australia Forum Knowles, S.R.  (2013).  Shire Australia: Clinical Insights presenter Knowles, S.R.  (2013). Healthed /Generation Next. Presentations Sydney and Melbourne. Knowles, S. R., (2012/2013). Gastroenterological Disorders and the Mind-Body connection: From Theory to Practice (>200 Health professionals attended across 4 locations: Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane).
2010
Knowles, S.R.  (2010). Psychological Impact of Chronic GI Conditions. St Mark’s Hospital, London. United Kingdom.
2009
Knowles, S.R.  (2009). Psychoimmunology: exploring the role of stress and indigenous gut microbiota in irritable bowel syndrome. Melbourne University Psychiatry Department Colloquium
2008
Knowles, S.R.  (2008). Introduction to IBS and its treatment. Monash University counselling and medical staff (Caulfield Campus). Knowles, S.R. (2008). Introduction to IBS and its treatment. Caulfield Medical Centre counselling and medical staff. Integrated hypnosis-interventions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome 1 day workshop (Saturday 4th of June, Hawthorn East) Dr Simon Knowles & Ms Simone Peters are presenting an interactive 1-day workshop that will provide therapists with an overview of the latest research findings relating IBS, including the role of the brain-gut-axis and therapeutic interventions for IBS. For more information, see the workshop flyer