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Advancing the Science and Surgery of  Endometriosis 2013

Einhorn Auditorium at Lenox Hill Hospital  Speakers & Faculty

131 E. 76th Street | between Park & Lex
New York City

Honorary Chairs
Dan Martin, MD
Serdar Bulun, MD

Program Chair
Tamer Seckin, MD | Founder EFA

Scientific Program Chairs
Harry Reich, MD
CY Liu, MD

Arnold Advincula MD
Arnold Wilson PhD
Avner Hershlag MD
Ayse Ayhan MD, PhD
Charles Miller MD
Cy Liu MD
Dan Martin MD
David Adamson, MD
David Keefe MD
David Levine MD
Donna Kesselman MD
Franklin Loffer MD
Harry Reich MD
Heather Guidone
Iris Orbuch MD
Jamie Grifo MD. PhD.
Jaime Knopman MD
Jon Einarsson MD
Kathy Huang MD
Keith Isaacson MS
Ken R.Sinervo MD
Linda Griffith PhD
Lone Hummelshoj
Maurice Chung R.Ph. MD
Mauricio Abrao, MD
Michael Lewis MD
Neena Agarwala MD
Rebecca Chodroff MD
Rosanne Kho MD
Samuel Levin MD
Serdar Bulun MD
Stacey A. Missmer ScD
Tamer Seckin MD
Ted Lee MD
Tomar Singer MD
Victor Gomel MD

SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013

Future Fertility of Women with Endometriosis

The Patient Outreach Program will focus on the overall quality of life issues for women with endometriosis and fertility problems.

The morning session will feature reproductive specialists and excision surgeons who will discuss preserving fertility by egg freezing and egg banking as a rational option for women who are diagnosed with endometriosis. They will also discuss the importance of timely surgical intervention for preserving the ovaries.

Quality of Life with Endometriosis

The afternoon session will include education and awareness on all aspects of endometriosis including discussion of symptoms that disrupt everyday life including pelvic pain, gastrointestinal discomfort, problems sleeping, painful sex and dietary issues. Additional topics will include; avoiding pain medication dependence, understanding the psychology of pain, the surgical options, natural remedies, hormone replacement and tips for seeking the best help.

Both sessions to be followed by an expert panel discussion and a Q & A.

Lunch will be served for participants.
Open to the public. Press invited.
Free of charge. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013

Improving Your Endometriosis Surgery

Learn to Excise Peritoneum and Deep Nodules, Reconstruct and Repair Bowel, Ureter, and Bladder.

This is first ever meeting exclusively covering endometriosis excision surgery as a postgraduate course for improving skills. Endometriosis surgery in early stages of the disease can be as challenging as advanced stage surgeries because in the early stages there is often partial and improper treatment of the disease. This leads to a need for repeated interventions.

Endometriosis surgery is unlike any diagnostic infertility procedure or oncologic surgery. It requires meticulous surgical skills with experience to precisely remove all lesions, and it's generally a long surgery. Guided by microsurgical principles, delicate tissue is excised using scrupulous hemostatic techniques under magnification.

In the afternoon there will be a hands-on suturing lab with didactics and practice with faculty.

Lunch will be served for participants.
Postgraduate course is open to physicians, surgeons, residents and fellows
$100 Pre-registration required.

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

American Perspective on Endometriosis 2013

The last three years the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) has successfully addressed three major chapters in endometriosis care beginning with "Stem Cells to Excision Surgery" in 2010, "Sex and Endometriosis, Seriously" in 2011, and "Endometriosis, The Next Generation" in 2012. Now, we are prepared to open an honest dialogue on the "American Perspective" -- examining where the American healthcare system currently stands on treating women with endometriosis and looking at opportunities to make it better.

How can we implement curriculum changes from high school to medical school?
How can we prevent the delay of diagnosis? How can we offer the best treatment?
How do we get American's to recognize endometriosis as a disease rather than a condition? How can we prevent "miss & hit" surgeries?

World renowned experts and master surgeons, together with scientists, will discuss their thoughts on these and many more questions.

Keynote Speakers:
Dan Martin, MD "Recognition of Endometriosis - Historical and Current Concepts."
Serdar Bulun, MD "Endometriosis Research: from Sampson to the 21st Century"


For General Information, Please Contact
[email protected]
(201) 941-6064


PROGRAM



SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013

Endometriosis 2013: The American Perspective

Saturday | March 9, 2013
Patient and Public Education Day
From Fertilty to Quality of Life

CONFERENCE CHAIR: Tamer Seckin, MD

The Patient Outreach Program will focus on the overall quality of life issues for
women with endometriosis and fertility problems.

The morning session will feature reproductive specialists and excision surgeons who will discuss preserving fertility by egg freezing and egg banking as a rational option for women who are diagnosed with endometriosis. They will also discuss the importance of timely surgical intervention for preserving the ovaries.

Time Presentation Title Speaker(s)
9:00am – 9:30am Continental Breakfast | Faculty Meet & Greet
9:30am – 9:40am Welcome Remarks Update on
Endometriosis Foundation of America
Tamer Seckin, MD
SESSION I
Fertility Considerations When You Have Endometriosis
Program Chairs: Avner Hershlag, MD | Victor Gomel, MD
9:40am – 10:00am What is the Greatest Gift I Gave to my Daughter? Victor Gomel, MD
10:00am – 10:20am Egg Banking: Buying Reproductive Insurance Avner Hershlag, MD
10:20am – 10:40am Egg Freezing as an Option for Endometriosis Patients Jamie Grifo, MD
10:40am – 11:00am Fertility Concious Endometriosis Surgery Tamer Seckin, MD
11:00am – 11:20am Early Pregnancy Outcomes for Women with Endometriosis Jamie Knopman, MD
11:20am – 11:30am Refreshment Break
11:00am – 11:20am Panel Discussion | Q&A
Panelists: Session I Speakers & Chairs
Moderator:
Lone Hummelshoj
12:30pm – 1:30pm LUNCH SERVICE
"My Endometriosis Experience" | Guest Speaker: Lizzie O'Leary

SESSION II
Endometriosis & Quality of Life

Program Chairs: Heather Guidone | C.Y. Liu, MD

The afternoon session will include education and awareness on all aspects of endometriosis including discussion of symptoms that disrupt everyday life.
1:30pm – 1:50pm When IBS is Really Endometriosis on the Bowel Ken Sinervo, MD
1:50pm – 2:10pm Endometriosis & Painful Sex Lone Hummelshoj
2:10pm – 2:30pm Drug Use or Abuse?
The Need for Responsible Pain Management
Donna Kesselman, MD
2:30pm – 2:50pm Endometriosis & Mind: Psychology of Pain Arnold Wilson, PhD
2:50pm – 3:10pm Current Research Priorities in Endometriosis Stacey Missmer, PhD
3:10pm – 3:20pm Refreshment Break
3:20pm – 4:00pm Panel Discussion | Q&A | Moderator: Lone Hummelshoj
Panelists: Session II Speakers, Chairs, Dan Martin MD,
Karlene ChinQuee MD
4:00pm – 4:10pm Closing Remarks & Adjournment Lone Hummelshoj
Faculty & Agenda Subject to Change.



SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013

Endometriosis 2013: The American Perspective

Sunday | March 10, 2013
Postgraduate Course:
"Improving Your Endometriosis Surgery"
This course is designed for residents, fellows, and practicing physicians who want to advance their laparoscopic suturing skills. A specially constructed teaching methodology, with distinct emphasis on relative hand positions and movements, allows the participants to follow step-by-step a virtual laparoscopic suturing. The faculty will closely observe and correct any mistakes.  The goal is for those practicing to be able to learn the latest suturing skills and immediately be able to transfer them to the operating room. 
CONFERENCE CHAIR: Tamer Seckin, MD
Time Presentation Title Speaker(s)
8:00am –9:00am Continental Breakfast | Faculty Meet & Greet
9:00am – 9:15am Welcome Remarks
Improving Your Endometriosis Surgery &
Rationale for Excision Surgery
Tamer Seckin, MD
9:15am – 9:45am Endometriosis & Look Alike Lesions:
Laparoscopic Appearance, Histology, Palpable,
Non-Visual Lesions, Hidden Lesions
Dan Martin, MD
SESSION I
VIDEO LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

Moderator: Kathy Huang, MD
9:45am - 9:55am
9:55am - 10:05am
10:05am - 10:15am
10:15am - 10:25am
10:25am - 10:35am
10:35am - 10:45am
Rationale for Excision Surgery | Tamer Seckin, MD
Microsurgical Principles & Techniques for Excising Endometriosis | Victor Gomel, MD
Managing Endometriosis of Bowel | Elizabeth Poyner MD, PhD
Endometriosis on the Pelvic Side Wall, Ureter & Bladder | CY Liu, MD
Frozen Pelvis & Stage 4 Endometriosis | Ted Lee, MD
Robotic Retroperitoneal Anatomy | Rosanne Kho, MD
10:45am – 11:00am Refreshment
11:00am - 11:10am
11:10am - 11:20am
11:20am - 11:30am
11:30am - 11:40am
11:40am - 11:50am
Hysterectomy in Patients with Severe Endometriosis | Arnold Advincula, MD
Pelvic Pain, Endometriosis & Interstitial Cystitis | Maurice Chung, MD
How to Manage Endometrioma of the Ovary | Farr Nezhat, MD
How Endometriosis Affects Patient Fertility | Tomar Singer, MD
Fibroids and Endometriosis: When to Treat, What to Treat | Kathy Huang, MD
12:30pm – 1:00pm LUNCH SERVICE
1:00pm – 1:30pm Practical Management of Endometriosis Serdar Bulun, MD
11:50am - 12:30pm Q&A/Discussion

SESSION II
HANDS ON LAPAROSCOPIC SUTURE LAB (Einhorn Auditorium)
Limited to 40 Participants
Program Chairs: Ted Lee, MD | CY Liu, MD
Faculty: Neena Agarwala MD, Hayama Brill MD, Kathy Huang MD, Michael Lewis MD, Iris Orbuch MD, Laurence Orbuch MD

1:30pm – 4:45pm This course is designed for residents, fellows and practicing physicians
who want to advance their laparoscopic suturing skills. With specially
constructed teaching methodology, and emphasis on relative hand positions
and movements, participants will be able to follow step by step in virtual
laparoscopic suturing.
2:45pm – 3:00pm Refreshment Break
4:45pm – 5:00pm Closing Remarks & Adjournment Tamer Seckin, MD

SUTURE LAB SPONSORS: Karl Storz Endoscopy | Covidien | Ethicon Endo

 
Faculty & Agenda Subject to Change.

Pre-registration is required for each day. Members of the medical community may sign-up for one or both days of the Two-Day Medical Conference for $100 a day or for the discounted fee of $150 for both days. Attendees on all both days will have access to all educational lectures and discussion groups plus continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

 



MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

Monday | March 11, 2013 - Annual Main Congress Day

Endometriosis 2013:
The American Perspective

The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) addressed three major chapters in endometriosis care over the last three years beginning with "Stem Cells to Excision Surgery" in 2010, "Sex and Endometriosis, Seriously" in 2011, and "Endometriosis, The Next Generation" in 2012. Now, we open an honest dialogue on the "Endometriosis 2013: American Perspective" -- examining our own American healthcare system -- its failures and its successes treating endometriosis. 
CONFERENCE CHAIR: Tamer Seckin, MD, FACILITATOR: Lone Hummelshoj

SESSION I
Program Chairs: Michael Divon, MD | Victor Gomel, MD | Avner Hershlag, MD

Time Presentation Title Speaker(s)
7:30am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast | Faculty Meet & Greet
8:00am – 8:10am Welcome Remarks & Introduction of Michael Divon Tamer Seckin, MD
8:10am – 8:20am Recognition of AAGL Support Franklin Loffer, MD
8:20am – 8:30am Challenges We Confront with Endometriosis Surgery Harry Reich, MD
8:30am – 9:00am KEYNOTE: Endometriosis Research:
From Sampson to the 21st Century
Serdar Bulun, MD
9:00am – 9:15am Fertility Options for Women with Endometriosis Avner Hershlag, MD
9:15am – 9:30am Fertility Surgery for Endometriosis: Critical Review Charles Miller, MD
9:30am – 9:45am Economic Burden of Endometriosis Infertility Treatment in the United States David Adamson, MD
9:45am – 10:00am Refreshment Break
SESSION II
Program Chairs: CY Liu, MD | Harry Reich, MD | Juan Salgado-Morales, MD
10:00am – 10:30am KEYNOTE Recognition of Endometriosis:
Historical and Current Concepts
Dan Martin, MD
10:45am – 11:00am American Perspective: The Challenge of
Deep Fibrotic & Infiltrative Endometriosis
Ted Lee, MD
11:00am – 11:15am Prevention of Unintended Consequences and
Complications of Deep Endometriosis Surgery-
Importance of Multidisciplinary Approach
Tamer Seckin, MD
11:15am – 11:30am Endometriosis is Not a Benign Disease Michael Beste, PhD
11:30am – 11:45am Endometriosis: The Impact of Research
in the Clinical Practice
Mauricio Abrao, MD
11:45am – 12:30pm LUNCH SERVICE
Q&A with Speakers
SESSION III
Program Chairs: Maurice Chung, MD | CY Liu, MD | Tomar Singer, MD
12:30pm – 12:45pm The Role of Medical Therapy After Surgery Jon Einarsson, MD
12:45pm – 1:00pm Pros & Cons of Robotics Tool in Endometriosis Surgery Arnold Advincula, MD
1:00pm – 1:15pm Pelvic Sidewall Surgery for Ovarian Remnant
Syndrome & Endometriosis
Rosanne Kho, MD
1:15pm – 1:30pm Adenomyosis Keith Isaacson, MD
1:30pm – 1:45pm Molecular Events in Endometriosis-Related
Ovarian Cancers: ARID1A Chromatin Remodeling Factor
Ayse Ayhan, MD, PhD
1:45pm – 2:00pm Cancer Arising from Endometriosis:
Its Significance for Your Practice
Farr Nezhat, MD
2:00pm – 2:15pm A Report from the Front Lines of Personalized
Reproductive Medicine
Rebecca Chodroff, PhD 
2:15pm – 2:30pm New Data About Telomeres and Endometriosis David Keefe, MD
2:30pm – 2:45pm Beyond Molecules and Robotics– the Future
Treatment of Endometriosis
Ceana Nezhat, MD
2:45pm – 3:00pm Discussion on Consensus Endometriosis 2013 Harry Reich, MD
3:00pm – 3:15pm Closing Remarks Tamer Seckin, MD
Faculty & Agenda Subject to Change.