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Endometriosis Surgery 2016:
Pursuing Precision with Passion

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Pursuing Precision with Passion

 

Endometriosis Surgery 2016: Pursuing Precision with Passion

Patient Awareness Day

The Lifecycle of Endometriosis: From Diagnosis to Coping with Disease

Sunday April 17, 2016

Lenox Hill Hospital, Einhorn Auditorium

 

This year’s Patient Awareness Day will gather top specialists to give patients and their loved ones the opportunity to discuss whole patient care, and allow attendees to network among other like-minded individuals.  Panel discussions and speakers will go through the lifecycle of endometriosis with topics focused on potential disease causes, early diagnosis, sex and fertility, treatment options, complementary pain therapies, comorbidities, and complications.  The day will wrap up with a discussion on the future of research funding and optimizing communication with health care providers.  This event is free and open to the public, so we hope all patients will bring along their family and friends for this fun, informative, and interactive event!

 

Each session will begin with a lecture from a leader in the field, followed by a panel discussion. Panels will consist of both health care professionals and patients.

Time

Topic

Speaker

8:00-8:30

Registration and breakfast

 

8:30-8:45

The Big Picture of Endometriosis

Tamer Seckin, MD

8:45-9:00

Questions your doctor forgot to ask and early misdiagnosis

Ja Hyun Shin, MD

9:00-9:15

The gut feeling: When is “IBS” really endometriosis?

Bruce Yaffe, MD

9:15- 9:30

Painful intercourse and quality of life: The impact of endometriosis on relationships

Lone Hummelshoj

9:30-9:45

Endometriomas and fertility

Kristin Patzkowsky, MD

9:45-10:00

Endometriosis: A high-risk population for major chronic diseases?

Leslie Farland, MSc, ScD

10:00-10:30

Discussion

 

10:30-10:40

 Break

10:40-11:00

Keynote: Framing endometriosis as a public health and social justice issue

Jhumka Gupta, MPH, ScD

11:00-11:10

Giving patients the tools to contribute to endometriosis research

Noemie Elhadad, PhD

11:10-11:20

The ROSE Study: Improving clinical care by finding the cause

Peter K. Gregersen, MD

11:20-11:40

Beyond individualized care: How the EFA is making a difference

Theresa Davidson, MPH, MEd
Nina Baker, MPH
The Brooklyn Latin School

11:40-12:00

Discussion

 

12:00-12:55

Lunch

 

12:55-1:05

Optimizing treatment: Talking to your doctor

Abby Norman

1:05-1:20

Is hysterectomy the definitive treatment?

Michael Lewis, MD

1:20-1:35

Update on medical treatment options

Jin Hee (Jeannie) Kim, MD

1:35-1:50

Why is there still pain?

Gerard DeGregoris, MD

1:50-2:05

Musculoskeletal causes of pelvic pain after excision of endometriosis

Allyson Shrikhande, MD

2:05-2:40

Discussion

 

2:40-3:10

Multidisciplinary pain therapies:

  • Physical therapy
  • Integrative nutrition
  • Acupuncture

Sallie Sarrel, DPT
Jessica Drummond, MPT
Christopher Butler, LAc

3:10-3:45

Discussion

 

3:45-4:00

Closing remarks and the direction of future research

Lone Hummelshoj

4:00

Meeting adjourned

 

 

Program is subject to change


 

Northwell

 


Endometriosis Surgery 2016: Pursuing Precision with Passion

Scientific Symposium
Advancing the Science and Surgery of Endometriosis

Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19, 2016
The Union Club, New York

 

The 7th Annual Medical Conference will engage surgeons, general practitioners, future physicians, patients and their loved ones, with a focus on the latest information in diagnosis, treatment, and investigative findings related to endometriosis.  Experts will lead panel discussions, Q&As, present video lectures, and offer an insider’s perspective on a broad range of topics related to occult/stromal endometriosis diagnosis, fertility treatments, retroperitoneum and cul-de-sac surgery, robotic surgery, vaginal excision, and endometriosis and cancer.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016

TIME

TOPIC

SPEAKER

8:00-8:30

Registration and breakfast

8:30-8:45

Welcome address

Tamer Seckin, MD

SESSION I:  Pathogenesis and diagnosis

8:45-9:00

The role of microRNAs in the pathophysiology of endometriosis

Asgi Fazleabas, PhD

9:00-9:15

Early diagnosis and optimal timing of intervention: How to approach endometriosis in adolescents

Heather Appelbaum, MD

9:15-9:30

Diagnosis of occult and stromal endometriosis: The blue dye technique

Tamer Seckin, MD

9:30-9:45

Discussion

Faculty

SESSION II:  Treatment considerations

9:45-10:00

Preventing Complications

Melanie Marin, MD

10:00-10:15

Endometriosis and sexual dysfunction

Suzanne Fenske, MD

10:15-10:30

Break

10:30-10:45

Adenomyosis and infertility

Keith Isaacson, MD

10:45-11:00

Neuropathy and nerve sparing surgery

Ja Hyun Shin, MD

11:00-11:15

Continuity of care

Wendy Winer, RN

11:15-11:30

Endometriosis and oocyte cryopreservation

Tomer Singer, MD

11:30-12:00

Discussion

Faculty

12:00-12:50

Lunch

SESSION III:  Surgical considerations

12:50-1:05

Extrapelvic endometriosis

Jin Hee (Jeannie) Kim, MD

1:05-1:20

Endometrioma:  Challenges and controversies to preserving ovarian function

Kristin Patzkowsky, MD

1:20-1:35

Retroperitoneum and cul-de-sac surgery

Juan Salgado-Morales, MD

1:35-1:50

Endometriosis from a colorectal perspective

Alexis Grucela, MD

1:50-2:00

Break

2:00-2:15

Vaginal excision of endometriosis                                                        

Rosanne Kho, MD

2:15-2:30

The need to improve the therapeutic strategy of endometriosis treatment

Mauricio Abrao, MD

2:30-2:45

Robotic surgery for endometriosis

Vladimir Nikifarouk, MD

2:45-3:15

Discussion

Faculty

SESSION IV: Research considerations

3:15-3:30

Research considerations in endometriosis

Linda Griffith, PhD

3:30-3:45

Global research perspectives

Lone Hummelshoj

3:45-4:00

Closing remarks

Harry Reich, MD

4:00

Meeting adjourned

 

 



TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016

TIME

TOPIC

SPEAKER

8:30-9:00

Registration and breakfast

9:00-9:15

Welcome address

Tamer Seckin, MD

SESSION I: Honoree's keynote lecture

9:15-9:45

Endometriosis and cancer

Farr Nezhat, MD

9:45-9:55

Discussion

 

SESSION II: Treatment considerations and challenges

9:55-10:15

Endometriosis: The cure and why we are not there yet

Harry Reich, MD

10:15-10:35

Knowledge, practice, experience, and judgment.  Endometriosis:  A complex yet common disease

Ray Wertheim, MD

10:35-10:55

Surgical approach to a difficult pelvis

William Burke, MD

10:55-11:15

The biology and etiology of endometriosis-associated ovarian cancer (EAOC)

Dennis Chi, MD

11:15-11:45

Lunch

11:45-12:05

Medical apps:  Ideas for endometriosis and how they will change your practice

Paul Alan Wetter, MD

12:05-12:25

Endometrioma:  Timing of surgery vs. IVF

Pinar Kodaman, MD

12:25-12:45

Should we ablate or resect endometriosis?

Michael Nimaroff, MD

SESSION III:  Research considerations

1:05-1:15

Endometriosis and stem cells

Hugh Taylor, MD

1:15

Closing remarks

Tamer Seckin, MD
Harry Reich, MD

1:15

Meeting adjourned

 

Ethicon

 


Harry Reich Award

Established by EFA founder, Dr. Tamer Seckin, the Harry Reich Award recognizes an extraordinary healthcare professional who is making a difference in women’s lives (as well as their families) by their practice, research, and advocacy.  Their achievements inspire, encourage, and embolden women to take charge of their health.

Farr Nezhat, MD is the recipient of the third annual Harry Reich Award Farr Nezhat, MD is the recipient of the third annual Harry Reich Award as he has dedicated his life to gynecological care, developed a multitude of techniques, and pioneered research and clinical treatment of cancer as it relates to endometriosis.

Dr. Farr Nezhat is a board certified gynecologic oncologist. He is a world-renowned authority in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery for the treatment of gynecological cancers and complex benign conditions such as uterine fibroids, pelvic masses and severe and multi-organ endometriosis.

He is Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine at the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. He is the Director of the Division and Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Robotics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at Winthrop University Hospital.

Dr. Nezhat devoted his early career to pioneering advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques for treating extensive pelvic endometriosis and other pelvic pathologies and contributed numerous surgical “firsts” to the literature, establishing evidence-based protocols for improved patient care. One of his main interests is the laparoscopic management of ovarian cysts and masses. He demonstrated the ability to manage adnexal masses by laparoscope instead of by laparotomy, and this has had a profound medical and societal impact.

Recognizing the potential impact of minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of gynecologic cancer, Dr. Nezhat completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Subsequently, he was able to refine and develop laparoscopic operative techniques for efficient, safe and effective application in gynecological oncology. His work resulted in several groundbreaking publications on laparoscopic and robotic management of cervical, endometrial and ovarian cancer. He developed an interest in cancer arising from endometriosis, resulting in widely recognized, influential studies.

He contributes prolifically to the scientific and medical literature, having authored over 200 manuscripts, four textbooks and dozens of book chapters. He organizes numerous post-graduate courses and is a regularly invited faculty member at national and international professional societies and congresses.

Dr. Nezhat established a minimally invasive surgery division and fellowships at three hospitals, benefitting countless numbers of fellows, residents, medical students and national and international visiting physicians. He was one of the first to perform, publish and teach robotic surgery in gynecology.

He was a founding member of The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, established in 1992, and has continuously served the SLS in various board positions since 1994, including President, Vice President and Treasurer. Dr. Nezhat’s surgical fellowship program is certified by SLS.


Union Club of the City of New York

101 East 69th Street

New York, NY 10021

Union Club of the City of New YorkFounded in 1836, the Union Club is the second oldest urban social club in the country.  It has often been referred to as the Mother of Clubs because it was from the Union Club and its membership that many other private clubs in New York and elsewhere have sprung.  

Over the last 179 years, the purposes of the Union Club have not changed.  As one author writing about New York clubs explained in 1873, the Union Club's sole operating rule is "ease and comfort within the limits of courtesy." 

 

Chef Jean-Louis Dumonet grew up in Paris Born in Poitiers, Chef Jean-Louis Dumonet grew up in Paris where his family owned two Parisian bistros, Josephine and La Rotisserie.  From 1983-1987, he was the Chef for Louis Outhier’s restaurant operations in Bangkok, London and Lisbon.  He and his wife Karen then operated their own restaurant, “Restaurant Jean-Louis Dumonet,” in Chateauroux, France until 1991. In July 1992, they opened Trois Jean Bistro in New York City.  In 1994, he was awarded the prestigious title “Maître Cuisinier de France,” Master Chef of France, the youngest of only 48 in the U.S. when he joined. Since 1995, he has served as Secretary of the American Canadian Chapter of the “Association des Maître Cuisiniers de France,” and became the President in 2002.  Jean-Louis was the Executive Chef at The Carlyle from 2001-2005.  In May 2005, he became the Corporate Executive Chef for Saks Fifth Avenue, overseeing all Saks Fifth Avenue restaurants in the United States of America.  In January 2008, he became the Executive Chef of the Union Club of New York. 


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