Marek Jantos – Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Chronic Pain Consultant
Director: Behavioral Medicine Institute

Main Office

9th Floor, 118 King William St
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Behavioral Medicine Institute

Phone: (61+8) 8221 7070
Mobile: (61) 416 217071
E-mail: mjantos@behavioural-medicine.com
contact@marekjantos.com
marekjantos@gmail.com

Consulting Rooms
Specialist Medical Centre
833 Glenferrie Rd
Kew, VIC 3101

Specialist Medical Centre
Suite 4, 235 New South Head Rd
Edgecliff NSW 2027
AUSTRALIA
(Previously Australian Sexual Health Center
St Luke’s Hospital, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia)

Personal Data

DATE OF BIRTH 26 August, 1954
PLACE OF BIRTH Krakow, Poland
CITIZENSHIP Australian
RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS Summertown, SA 5141

Education, Training & Honors

EDUCATION School of Medicine
The University of Adelaide, Australia (2005 – 2009)
Doctor of Philosophy

School of Education
Andrews University, US (1978 – 1981)
Master of Arts (Educational Psychology)

School of Social Sciences/School of Biological Sciences
Flinders University, Australia (1976 – 1978)
Bachelor of Arts (Double Major – Psychology, Behavioral Biology)
TRAINING (Partial Listing) Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
Myofascial Release for Pelvic Dysfunction, Winfield, Illinois US (2015)

Pelvic Reconstructive/Vulvar Surgery
60 Hours of Observation Training with Professor Richard Reid
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia (2001 – 2012)

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Training
Marilyn Freedman, PT
Long Island, NY (1994, 2004), Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Australia (2000, 2003, 2005)

Advanced Training Workshop in Electromyography
Dr Jeff Cram PhD
Sydney, Australia (2005)

Myofascial Therapy
Australian College of Tactile Therapies, Adelaide, Australia (2000 – 2002)

Management of Chronic Vulvar Pain
Dr. Howard Glazer
St Luke’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia (1998)

Collaborative Work & Clinical Training
Associate Professor Dr. Howard Glazer
Cornell University, New York (1994, 1995, 1998)

Clinical Applications in Surface Electromyography
Glen Kassman (PT), Melbourne, Australia (1997)

Urodynamics Observation
Professor Jerry Blavis MD, New York, USA (1995)

Advanced Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory/Cadaver Workshop
Rush Medical Centre, Chicago, US (1994) (AMA Category 1)

MyoSymmetry Assessments
Dr. Stuart Donaldson
Alberta, Canada (1994)

Advanced Applications in Electromyography
Dr. Jeff Cram PhD
Sten’s Corporation, Denver, Colorado, US (1994)

Psychophysiology of Stress & Anxiety Management
Professor Eric Pepper
Sydney, Australia (1997)
HONORS Prince of Wales Award for Outstanding Community Service
Presented by the Governor General, Sir Ninian Stephens, Canberra (1987)

Professional Associations

Fellow, International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (2006 – Present)
Board Member, European Biofeedback Foundation (1998 – Present)
Fellow, Australia & New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (2002 – 2010)
Member, Australian Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (1996 – 2005)
Member, American Association of Applied Psychophysiology (1995 – 2012)
Member, The Australian Pain Society (1996 – 2008)
Member, Australian Psychological Society (1987 – 2007)
Member, Australian Institute of Management (1990 – 2000)
Member, International Society of Pelviperineology (2008 – Present)

Academic Appointments

Honorary Lecturer, Medical University of Lublin, Poland (2014 – Present)
Lecturer in the School of Medicine, The University of Adelaide (2002-2007)
Lecturer in Psychology, ACT Institute of Technical And Further Education (1988 – 1992)
Supervised/Advised PhD, Masters and Honors Students (1995 – Present)

Professional Appointments

Senior Psychologist, Canberra Hospital, Garran, ACT, Australia 1993 – 1998.
Psychology Consultant to Departments of Oncology & Haematology and General Medicine

Director and Senior Psychologist, Richmond Fellowship in the ACT, Australia 1983 -1993.
Overseeing residential and educational services for children in care under court orders.

Authorized Person under the Children’s Services Act, ACT, Australia, 1989 – 1993.

Research Interests

Chronic Urogenital Pain / Pelvic Pain
Neuromuscular Mechanisms of Chronic Pain
Myofascial Pain / Trigger Point Pain
Psychophysiology, Biofeedback, Electromyography
Psychophysiology of Respiration
Functional Chest Pain & Heart Rate Variability
Spirituality and Health
Positive Psychology
Medical Psychology

Editorial & Committee Appointments

EDITORIAL BOARDS Appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Lower Tract Genital Disease for a five year term (2013 – 2018). Requested to publish with the journal.
Editor-in-Chief: Edward J. Wilkinson, MD
ISSN: 1089-2591
Online ISSN: 1526-0976
Frequency: 4 issues / year
Ranking: Obstetrics & Gynecology 59/77
Impact Factor: 1.207

Joint Editor of the Pelvic Pain Section for the Journal Pelviperineology (2014 – Present)
University of Padova, 35128, Padova, Italy
GUEST EDITORSHIP Guest Editor, Journal of Pelviperineology, (2013-2014)
University of Padova, 35128, Padova, Italy

Feature Supplement for Medical Journal of Australia (2007), Spirituality and Health
COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS Secretary, Australian Association of Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback (1997 – 2000)
Member, Psychosexual Committee, International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases (2007 – Present)
Secretary/Public Officer, Spirituality and Health Conference Incorporated (1995 – Present)
COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS Director, South Australian Division of Adventist Health (2002 – 2009)

Director, Mai Palya Health Intervention Program for Aboriginal Communities in Central and South Australia, focusing on Port Augusta/Davenport, Oodnadatta and Finke Regions.

Conference & Course Convener

CONFERENCE CONVENER Convener, 5th National Conference on Spirituality & Health,
Compassion, Spirituality and Health, Keynote Speaker Professor Stephen G Post, Professor of Preventative Medicine Adelaide, New York, USA.
The University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2013

Advanced Clinical Application of Heart Rate Variability Protocols in the Management of Medical Disorders. Presented by Professor Richard Gevirtz Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology California School of Health Psychology, San Diego.
University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2011

Convener, 4th National Conference on Spirituality & Health,
Forgiveness, Spirituality and Health, Keynote Speaker Professor Everett Worthington,
Professor of Psychology (Head of School), Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA
The University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2011

Introduction to Biofeedback Hardware, Software & Applications, Sydney & Brisbane 2011

Convener, 3rd National Conference on Spirituality & Health,
Integrating Spirituality in the Practice of health Care, Keynote Speaker Professor Kenneth Pargament, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA
The University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2009

Convener, 2nd National Conference on Spirituality & Health Conference,
Lifestyle, Culture & The Workplace, Keynote Speaker Professor Harold G Koenig,
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences/Professor in Medicine, Duke University Medical Centre, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Festival Theater, Adelaide 2007

Convener, 1st National Conference on Spirituality and Health, Keynote Speaker, Dr. David R. Williams, Professor of Public Health, Harvard University School of Public Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
The University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2005

Convener, 1st National Conference on the Clinical Management of Vulvodynia, Holiday Inn Conference Centre, Sydney 2000

Quantifying and Treating Muscle Impairment Syndromes with SEMG Presenter Dr Jeffrey Cram Ph.D. Clinical Director of Sierra Health Institute, California.
Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide, 1997 & 2003

Introduction to EEG and QEEG.
Presenter Professor Barry M Sterman Ph.D. UCLA Medical School, California.
The University of Adelaide 2003

New Understandings and New Approaches to ADD, Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. Presenters Dr Linda Thompson Ph.D. and Dr Michael Thompson M.D. from Toronto, Canada.
Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide 2000, 2003 & 2007

Scientific Publications

PUBLICATION NUMBERS
Textbook Chapter Contributions 3
Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome/Vulvodynia 11
HIV/AIDS 1
Chronic Pain 3
Spirituality and Health 3
Other 3
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TEXT BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS Jantos M: Prayer and Meditation. In Cobb M, Rumbold B and Christina Puchalski (Eds). Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare. Chapter 49. Oxford University Press 2012. Pp 359-365.

Jantos M: Electromyographic assessment of female pelvic floor disorders. In Cram’s Introduction to Surface Electromyography (2nd edition). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett. 2010

Jantos M: Surface Electromyography and Myofascial Therapy in the Management of Pelvic Pain Disorders. In G.A. Santoro, P. Wieczorek & C. Bartram (Eds). Pelvic Floor Disorders: Imaging and a Multidisciplinary Approach to Management. Springer Press. 2010
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS Jantos M, Johns S, Torres A, Baszak-Radomanska E: Mapping Chronic Urogenital Pain in Women: Review and Rationale for a Muscle Assessment Protocol – Part 1. Pelviperineology 2015; 34:21-27

Jantos M, Johns S, Torres A, Baszak-Radomanska E: Mapping Chronic Urogenital Pain in Women: Insights into Mechanisms and Management of Pain Based on the IMAP. Part 2. Pelviperineology 2015; 34:28-36

Jantos, M: Invited Comments: Chronic Pelvic Pain. Pelviperineology 2015, 33:4;108

Jantos M: Vulvodynia: A Psychophysiological Profile. J. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 2008;33, 29-38

Jantos M, & Burns N: Vulvodynia: Development of a Psychosexual Profile. J. Reprod Med 2007;52:63-71

Jantos M, & Kiat H: Prayer as Medicine: How Much Have We Learned? Med J Australia 2007;186:S51-53

Jantos M: Understanding Chronic Pelvic Pain. Pelviperineology 2007;26:66-69

Glazer H.I, Jantos M, & Hartmann E.H: Electromyographic Comparisons of Pelvic Floor in Women with Dysesthetic Vulvodynia and Asymptomatic Women. J Reprod Med 1998;43:959-962

Jantos, M., & White, G: The Vestibulitis Syndrome: Medical and Psychosexual Assessment of a Cohort of Patients. J Reprod Med, 1998;42, 145-151.

Glazer H. I, Jantos M, Hartmann E.H, & Swencionis, C: Electromyographic Comparisons of the Pelvic Floor in Women with Dysesthetic Vulvodynia and Asymptomatic Women: J. Reprod. Med. 1998;43:959-962

White G, & Jantos M: Sexual Behavior Changes with Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome. J Reprod Med 1998;43:783-789

White G & Jantos M, Glazer HI: Establishing the Diagnosis of Vulvar Vestibulitis. J Reprod Med 1997;42:157-160

In Press or Preparation

Jantos M & Johns S: A New Perspective on Interstitial Cystitis and Painful Bladder Syndrome. International Journal of Pelviperineology (In Preparation).

Jantos M & Johns, S: Clitorodynia: The Nature, Source, and Potential Management of Chronic Clitoral Pain. The Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease (In Preparation).

Jantos M & Johns S: Pain Mapping: Chronic Urogenital Pain (In preparation).

Conference Presentations

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS Invited Speaker & Workshop Presenter, Mapping & Management of Chronic Urogenital Pain, Annual International Society of Pelviperineology, Tel Aviv, Israel, (September 2016).
RECENT PRESENTATIONS Invited Speaker, 6th International Colorectal Surgery Summit in Tianjin, New Perspectives on the Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain, and Mapping Chronic Pelvic & Urogenital Pain; Insights into Mechanisms of Pain (October 2015)

Invited Speaker, Inaugural Lecture to open the University Year for Medical Students, The Anatomy of Success, Lublin Medical University, Lublin, Poland (October 2015)

Invited Lecturer & Workshop Presenter, Mapping & Management of Chronic Urogenital Pain in Women, Jinan, China (March 2015), & Xiamen, China (October 2015) Progress in Female Pelvic Floor Research and Management.

Presenter, Can Pain Mapping in Vulvodynia Provide Insights into Mechanisms & Management of Pain?
24th World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases
New York, US (July 2015).

Invited Speaker, Peking Union Medical College and Hospital, Beijing, China, Mapping Chronic Pelvic & Urogenital Pain; Insights into Mechanisms of Pain (September 2015)

Invited Speaker, Vishee Medical Training Conference on Biofeedback and Pelvic Disorders, Guangzhou, China, Mapping Chronic Pelvic & Urogenital Pain; Insights into Mechanisms of Pain (September 2015)

Invited Speaker, Management of Chronic Urogenital Pain in Women, Annual meeting of Chinese Gynecologists and Obstetricians, China (March 2015)
PAST PRESENTATIONS Invited Speaker, Insights Into Mechanisms of Urogenital Pain Based on Mapping,
International Society of Pelviperineology, Munich, Germany (September 2014)

Co-Presenter, Pelvic Pain & Hyperarousal,
International Society of Pelviperineology, Munich, Germany (September 2014)

Invited Clinical Trainer, New Approaches to the Management of Chronic Urogenital Pain, Lublin, Poland (September 2014)

Invited Workshop Presenter, Advanced Training in the Management of Chronic Urogenital Pain, Guangzhou, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, (September 2014) (150 Participants, Gynaecologists/Obstetricians, Colorectal Surgeons, Urologists and Urogynaecologists, Midwives and Nurses and Hospital Administrators)
Invited Workshop Presenter, Conservative Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain,
Lublin, Poland June 2013

Invited Workshop Presenter, Management of Chronic Urogenital Pain in Women, Beijing, Peking University Third Hospital, China (September 2013), & Guanghzhou, China (September 2013) (A Total of 450 Participants, Gynaecologists/Obstetricians, Colorectal Surgeons, Urologists and Urogynaecologists, Midwives and Nurses and Hospital Administrators)

Presenter, 23rd World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases, Rome, Italy, October 2013

Symposium, Conservative Management of Constipation
in Chronic Urogenital Pain Syndromes
, ISPP International Pelviperineology Conference
Yokohama, Japan, October 2012

Symposium, Sexual Function and CosmetoGynaecology
Designer Vagina: Necessity or Vanity: Is It Worth the Pain
, ISPP International Pelviperineology Conference, Yokohama, Japan, October 2012

Invited Speaker, 16th International Biofeedback Conference, Keynote Lecture,
Role of EMG in Understanding Sexual Pain Disorders, Rzeszow, Poland, September 2012
Workshop Presenter, 16th International Biofeedback Conference,
New Perspectives on Female Sexual Pain, (2 Day Workshop) Rzeszow, Poland, September 2012

Invited Speaker, The International Society for Pelviperineology (ISPP), New Perspectives on Interstitial Cystitis and Painful Bladder Syndrome, Sydney, September 2011

Invited Speaker, Joint Scientific Meeting of the International Pelviperineology Congress, Noosa, Queensland, August 2009

Invited Speaker, AAVIS-ICOPF-IPFDS Joint Scientific Meeting, Venice, Italy, October 2008

Invited Speaker and Workshop Presenter, 12th International Meeting of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe,
Salzburg, Austria, February 2008

  • Workshop Presentation: 2 Day Advanced Workshop on Management of Female Dyspareunia.
  • Podium Presentation 1: Vulvodynia: Development of a Psychosexual Profile.
  • Podium Presentation 2: Vulvodynia: A Psychophysiological Profile Based on Surface Electromyography.

Poster Presentation: A Psychological, Sexual and Physiological Profile of a Cohort of Vulvodynia Patients.

1st World Congress of Sexual Health: XVIII World Congress of WAS Sydney 2007.

  • Presentation 1. Vulvodynia: Development of a Psychosexual Profile.
  • Presentation 2. Vulvodynia: Identifying Psychophysiological Contributors to the Maintenance of Chronic Vulvar Pain.

19th World Congress for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases, Alaska, USA, July/Aug 2007. Presentation: Psychosexual Issues in Vulvar Diseases.

18th World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases, Presentation. A Psychophysiological Profile of an Australian Cohort of Vulvodynia Patients.
Queenstown, New Zealand, February 2006

Invited Speaker, 7th Annual Scientific Meeting: Association of Ambulatory Vaginal and Incontinence Surgeons; Presentation: Pelvic Pain after Mesh Repair.
Sydney, NSW, October 2005

Invited Workshop Presenter, 9th Scientific Meeting of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe, Presentation: Psychophysiological Aspects of Female Dyspareunia, Hasselt, Belgium, February, 2005

Invited Speaker, Conference On Vulvar Disorders,
Presentation 1; Vulvar Vestibulitits Syndrome: Electromyographic Studies
Presentation 2; Role of Emotions in the Maintenance of Chronic Vulvar Pain.
Gold Coast, Australia, September 2004

Invited Workshop Presenter, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Biofeedback and Psychophysiology,. Presentation: Clinical Management of Female Dyspareunia.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 2004

Invited Speaker, Symposium on Vulvar Disorders,
Presentation; Psychosexual Aspects of Vulvar Pain.
Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 2003.

Invited Speaker, Conference on Pelvic Surgery: A Defect-Specific Approach.
3rd Annual Meeting
Presentation 1; EMG Biofeedback Retraining for Urgency and Mixed Incontinence;
Presentation 2; Biofeedback and Myofascial De-sensitization Techniques in Dyspareunia.
Sydney Conference, 2002.

Invited Speaker, National Colposcopy Conference, Presentation; A Psychophysiological Approach to the
Management of Vulvodynia
. Perth, Australia, 2002

Convener and Presenter, First National Symposium on the Clinical Management of Vulvodynia, Presentation: Psychophysiological Management of Chronic Vulvar Pain. Sydney, August 2000.

Biomedical Innovations & Special Projects

Development of multichannel EMG pelvic probe, Concept Design, Prototype Development,
Anatomical MRI Studies, Prototype Testing, Preparation for Commercial Production (2013 – 2015)

Development of Chronic Urogenital Pain Mapping Software, Concept Design, Software Testing (2014 – Present)

Validation of urogenital pain mapping utilizing human cadavers, joint research venture with School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Lublin, Poland (2014)

Grants

Private Practice Grant, Canberra Hospital, Garran, Australian Capital Territory,
For purposes of Overseas Study and Research into Chronic Pelvic Pain and Sexual Dysfunction, 1995 & 1997

Sanitarium Health Foods and Adventist Health Grant to implement the Mai Palya Health Intervention Program
for Aboriginal Communities in Central and South Australia, 2005 & 2006

Sydney Adventist Hospital Grant for Supplement Publication on Spirituality and Health in Medical Journal of
Australia, 2007

Humanitarian & Voluntary Activities

Coordinator of a humanitarian medical and health education team to Vanuatu and Solomon Islands 1998

Health Wise Seminar Series, City of West Torrens Council and Adventist Health 2004 & 2005

Health Promotion Programs for Indigenous People in South Australia and Northern Territory Port Augusta,
Cooper Peddy, Oodnadatta and Finke – NT (2003)

Assisting in the construction and establishment of an Orphanage in Arusha, Tanzania (2006)

Health Training Programs, Apatula Community, Finke NT, 2007

Humanitarian Work – Nepal, Distribution of clothing and blankets and health education to cave-dwelling
communities in the Chitwan region, 2010