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Ellie Hurley

Ellie Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley is an author, nonprofit professional, and endo advocate based in Oregon. She hopes to pursue a Masters in Public Health and work to raise awareness of endometriosis and change policies impacting women's health.  

Connecting Patients with Science: Highlights from the 2021 International Patient Conference

Connecting Patients with Science: Highlights from the 2021 International Patient Conference

The Endometriosis Foundation of America's International Patient Conference was an incredible opportunity to connect patients and providers around the world. Because of this year's virtual setting, the free sessions were accessible to all. If…

Endometriosis Awareness Month 2021: Events Around the World

Endometriosis Awareness Month 2021: Events Around the World

Happy Endometriosis Awareness Month!  It's the best time of year. Okay, maybe that's a tiny bit of a stretch, but it's certainly up there! What could be better than seeing people across the world celebrate endometriosis awareness? …

Highlights from the 2020 Medical Conference: Reoperative Endometriosis

Highlights from the 2020 Medical Conference: Reoperative Endometriosis

EndoFound's Virtual Medical Conference kicked off on Saturday, January 16 with a live Q&A featuring several prominent endometriosis specialists. Drs. Tamer Seckin, Dan Martin, Harry Reich, Victor Gomel, Arnaud Wattiez, Ie-Ming Shih, Karli…

A Guide to Supporting Your Employee with Endometriosis

A Guide to Supporting Your Employee with Endometriosis

This is a guide for people who may not know anything about endometriosis, but want to better support their employee with the disease. There is so much to cover when talking endo, but we're sticking to the basics that impact the person you work…

From Excision Surgery to Patient Advocacy: Highlights from the 2020 Virtual Patient Conference

From Excision Surgery to Patient Advocacy: Highlights from the 2020 Virtual Patient Conference

After kicking off on Friday, the virtual Patient Conference continued all weekend with engaging talks and Q+A sessions with endo experts. Saturday’s sessions focused on supporting the body and the mind. Dr. Corinne Idzal centered attendees…

EndoFound’s Virtual Patient Conference Begins!

EndoFound’s Virtual Patient Conference Begins!

EndoFound’s annual Patient Conference is officially under way, and going virtual has done nothing to dampen the spirits of presenters and attendees. It's clear why this community event is essential as it brings providers, patients, and…

The Link Between Eating Disorders and Endometriosis

The Link Between Eating Disorders and Endometriosis

Trigger warning: discussion of eating disorders.  Chances are that if you or a loved one has or is suspected to have endometriosis, you've heard a few of the following suggestions:  "Just cut out gluten, dairy, and alcohol - you'll…

How to Navigate Sex with Endometriosis

How to Navigate Sex with Endometriosis

Many people with endometriosis experience painful penetration. Maybe certain positions are unpleasant, or maybe they're downright impossible. Often, endo patients start to believe that sex just isn't something they can enjoy, or that it's something…