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The Endometriosis Foundation of America strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research. Engaged in a robust campaign to inform both the medical community and the public, the EndoFound places particular emphasis on the critical importance of early diagnosis and effective intervention while simultaneously providing education to the next generation of medical professionals and their patients.

Blossom Ball 2020

Blossom Ball 2020

To Benefit Endometriosis Research and Education MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020 CIPRIANI 42nd STREET, NEW YORK CITY FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT  Benefit OfficeMarianne Carey HayesEvent Associates162 West 56 StreetSuite 405New York, NY 10019blossomball@endofound.org212…

#GIVINGTUESDAY GIVEAWAY TERMS AND CONDITIONS

#GIVINGTUESDAY GIVEAWAY TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Prize November 2019: 1 winner will receive a gift box of wellness products. The approximate retail value is $1000. Eligibility Any supporter who donates or raises $200.00 between November 18, 2019 and December 3, 2019, by midnight, will automatically…

Policy on Treatment versus Management of Endometriosis  and Pharmaceutical Industry Interaction

Policy on Treatment versus Management of Endometriosis and Pharmaceutical Industry Interaction

The needs of all people with endometriosis, their families and caretakers are at the heart of all that we do at Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound). We are committed to serving people with endometriosis through awareness, advocacy,…

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Stephanie Meyer Endo Story

Stephanie Meyer Endo Story

 I remember my first period. I was in the 6th grade and woke up in the middle of the night in excruciating pain. I thought to myself "I have never felt pain like this before...what is happening to me?". As the pain intensified, I started…

Meet 2019 TCS New York City Marathon Team

Meet 2019 TCS New York City Marathon Team

Get to know the amazing athletes running with Team EndoFound in the TCS NYC Marathon this November!   Michael Lewis Hometown: Montreal, Canada Favorite Food: Middle Eastern Why Team EndoFound?: I care for patients with Endo and want to…

The role of inflammation induced epigenetic alteration of progesterone receptor gene in endometriosis/ <br />The role of microRNAs in mediating progesterone receptor expression in endometriosis

The role of inflammation induced epigenetic alteration of progesterone receptor gene in endometriosis/
The role of microRNAs in mediating progesterone receptor expression in endometriosis

Principal Investigator(s): Hugh Taylor, MD  Co-Investigator(s): Valerie Flores, MD / Ramanaiah Mamillapalli, PhD Institution: Yale School of Medicine Abstract: Endometriosis is a debilitating gynecologic disease affecting 1 in 10 reproductive-aged…

Deciphering T cell alterations with specific focus on Th17 pathway in endometriosis

Deciphering T cell alterations with specific focus on Th17 pathway in endometriosis

Principal Investigator(s): Chandra Tayade, DVM, PhD Co-Investigator(s): Madhuri Koti, DVM, PhD / Peter Gregersen, MD / Christine Metz, PhD Institution: Queen’s University & Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health…

Immune Cell Landscape in Endometriosis

Immune Cell Landscape in Endometriosis

Principal Investigator(s): Ie-Ming Shih, MD PhD Co-Investigator(s): Ayse Ayhan, MD PhD / Kristen Nicholes Institution: Johns Hopkins University, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Abstract: Scientists continue to struggle with a question…

Immunologic basis of fibrotic reactions in endometriosis: Role of KLF11

Immunologic basis of fibrotic reactions in endometriosis: Role of KLF11

Principal Investigator(s): Khashayarsha Khazaie, PhD DSc / Zaraq Khan, MD Institution: Mayo Clinic Abstract: Endometriosis is a common, systemic disease that is characterized by ectopic implantation of refluxed menstrual endometrium onto intraabdominal…

Endometrial stem cells in endometriosis: towards early diagnosis and disease modelling using novel organoids

Endometrial stem cells in endometriosis: towards early diagnosis and disease modelling using novel organoids

Principal Investigator(s): Caitlin Filby, PhD Co-Investigator(s): Caroline Gargett, PhD Institution: Hudson Institute of Medical Research Abstract: Endometriosis is a serious, chronic disorder affecting up to 1 in 10 girls and women. The debilitating…

Combined transcriptomic analyses of endometriosis establishment in the baboon to identify molecular signatures of peritoneal disease for early diagnostic screening

Combined transcriptomic analyses of endometriosis establishment in the baboon to identify molecular signatures of peritoneal disease for early diagnostic screening

Principal Investigator(s): Asgerally T. Fazleabas, PhD Co-Investigator(s): Gregory W. Burns, PhD Institution: College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University Abstract: Endometriosis, a non-malignant disorder defined by the presence of…

Understanding Endometriosis: Generation of induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Endometriosis Patients

Understanding Endometriosis: Generation of induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Endometriosis Patients

Principal Investigator(s): Serdar Bulun, MD / J. Julie Kim, PhD Institution: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Abstract: Endometriosis is a disease that promotes infertility and pain in reproductive-aged women with no effective…

Blossom Monthly Newsletter - August 2019

Blossom Monthly Newsletter - August 2019

Lara Oshon Los Angeles, Calif."Genesis" Acrylic on canvas   As its name suggests, artist Lara Oshon's painting, Genesis, took form long before she swept her paintbrush across its canvas. "I dealt with cruel and debilitating pain from…

Season Gorny - MY ENDO STORY

Season Gorny - MY ENDO STORY

Who am I? I am a local girl who grew up in Smithtown. Like any girl, I enjoyed Long Island life. Swimming in luxurious pools (as shown in my picture) and playing outside with friends during the warm months. I remember running as fast as I could…

25 with Endometriosis

25 with Endometriosis

By Jessica DiBernardo Endometriosis is the mysterious health disease that affects one in 10 women. It is a condition in which tissue, similar to the lining of the uterus, grows in other areas of the body (Ruggeri, 2015.) There is no cure. There…

New York Passes Historic Endometriosis Legislation

New York Passes Historic Endometriosis Legislation

EndoFound Inspired Bill to Bring Endometriosis Education to New York’s School and Medical Practitioners  The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound.org) is pleased to announce that its year-long campaign to encourage New…

Biological Woes of Womanhood

Biological Woes of Womanhood

**A Personal PSA on Living with Endometriosis** By Angel Stahr  “You’re not special.” Those were words uttered by one of my physicians years ago when I went into her office to talk about my extreme cramps and heavy cycle.…

Niki Militello Endo Story

Niki Militello Endo Story

My problems started when I was 17 and rushed to the emergency room. Doctors initially thought I had appendicitis; instead, they found an enlarged cyst on my ovary. This was also around the time I was missing my periods and experiencing constant…

How endometriosis disrupts women's lives:

How endometriosis disrupts women's lives: "Please just let me make it through today"

Georgie Kovacs Barden's path to motherhood spanned three years -- and 12 fertility treatments -- before she gave birth to her 3-year old son, Connor. At age 40, after seeing 10 doctors, she finally learned why she had difficulty getting pregnant:…

What Is Silent Endometriosis?

What Is Silent Endometriosis?

The lack of obvious symptoms can cloud diagnosis, lead to fertility problems. By Beth Levine Medically Reviewed by Kacy Church, MD Endometriosis and Infertility: What’s the Connection? According to the Endometriosis Foundation…

Padma Lakshmi Was One Of The First Celebs To Raise Endometriosis Awareness. Now She Asks: What’s Next?

Padma Lakshmi Was One Of The First Celebs To Raise Endometriosis Awareness. Now She Asks: What’s Next?

Padma Lakshmi was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2006, after experiencing symptoms for 23 years — and she’s been advocating for people with the condition ever since. About one in ten people born with a uterus have endometriosis,…

Red Carpet Interviews - Blossom Ball 2019

Red Carpet Interviews - Blossom Ball 2019

Blossom Ball 2019WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH - Cipriani Wall Street   Hi, I'm Molly Qerim and Happy 10th Anniversary to EndoFound. Thank you for supporting 1 in 10 women with endometriosis. How did you first become involved in women's health…

10th Year Anniversary - Blossom Ball 2019

10th Year Anniversary - Blossom Ball 2019

Blossom Ball 2019WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH - Cipriani Wall Street

Alicia Menendez - Blossom Ball 2019

Alicia Menendez - Blossom Ball 2019

Blossom Ball 2019WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH - Cipriani Wall Street Alicia Menendez Good evening, everyone, and welcome to the 10th annual Blossom Ball. It is a very special evening because we also mark the 10th anniversary of the Endometriosis…

Tamer Seckin, MD - Blossom Ball 2019

Tamer Seckin, MD - Blossom Ball 2019

Blossom Ball 2019WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH - Cipriani Wall Street   Tamer Seckin, MD Certainly this is different than the operating room. There are so many lights. We turn the lights off in the operating room. Thank you. Thank you. I'm so…

Fran Drescher - Blossom Ball 2019

Fran Drescher - Blossom Ball 2019

Blossom Ball 2019WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH - Cipriani Wall Street   Fran Drescher Thank you. Thank you, thank you everybody. I'm so happy to be here tonight, and you know, and thank you, Doctor. All the doctors, all the honorees, all the…

Sandra Gelbard, MD - Blossom Ball 2019

Sandra Gelbard, MD - Blossom Ball 2019

Blossom Ball 2019WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH - Cipriani Wall Street Sandra Gelbard, MD Thank you all again for being with us tonight. I want to start by thanking a few people right off. Subrata De, my Blossom Co-Chair, it's been such a pleasure…

Molly Qerim Rose - Blossom Ball 2019

Molly Qerim Rose - Blossom Ball 2019

Blossom Ball 2019WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH - Cipriani Wall Street Molly Qerim Rose Good evening everyone. As many of you know, this can be pretty emotional. So I've got my napkins and my tissue's already, so please bear with me, and also my notes.…

Alaia Baldwin - Blossom Ball 2019

Alaia Baldwin - Blossom Ball 2019

Blossom Ball 2019WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH - Cipriani Wall Street Alaia Baldwin Hello, everyone. So, our next honoree. She's a powerful one. She's powerful because she represents the future. Some of you here know her as a model. Her friends and…

Resistance Revival Chorus - Blossom Ball 2019

Resistance Revival Chorus - Blossom Ball 2019

Blossom Ball 2019WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH - Cipriani Wall Street Resistance Revival Chorus  

Padma Lakshmi - Blossom Ball 2019

Padma Lakshmi - Blossom Ball 2019

Blossom Ball 2019WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH - Cipriani Wall Street Padma Lakshmi, we'd like to welcome to the stage with a little 'This Joy'. We're going to take us off with 'This Joy'. But we need Padma. (singing) What a beautiful group. What…

Blossom Ball 2019

Blossom Ball 2019

Blossom Ball 2019 PROGRAM Blossom Ball 2019 WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH Cocktails 6:00 pm Dinner 7:00 pm Cocktails & Dancing 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm Cipriani Wall Street55 Wall Street   CO-CHAIRS   Subrata De & Sandra…

Katrina Tysinger's Endo Story

Katrina Tysinger's Endo Story

Usually, an eye mask brings comfort. Living in Alaska, the Land of the Midnight Sun, an eye mask is a necessity. But I don’t think I can bring myself to put one on ever again. Endometriosis is a condition that I have survived. It is a…

Live Surgery 2019 by Mario Malzoni

Live Surgery 2019 by Mario Malzoni

Live From Italy Involving Bowel and Cul-de-Sac MARCH 11, 2019 (8-10AM) - LENOX HILL HOSPITAL 130 East 77th st. (Entrance near # 6 Train at 77th st & Lexington Ave.) by Mario Malzoni, MD Mario Malzoni is a world-renowned endometriosis specialist…

Patient Awareness Day 2019:<br /> Healthy Mind & Happy Pelvis

Patient Awareness Day 2019:
Healthy Mind & Happy Pelvis

Patient Day 2019 PROGRAMDesign Credit: Daisy Patton Dear friends and colleagues, On behalf of The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound), I am thrilled to invite you to attend our Annual Patient Awareness Day on Sunday, March…

2019: Targeting Inflammation:<br /><span>From Biomarkers to Precision Surgery</span>

2019: Targeting Inflammation:
From Biomarkers to Precision Surgery

Medical Conference 2019 PROGRAM Dear esteemed friends and colleagues, We are excited to invite you to witness a new era for endometriosis; both in fundamental science and in surgical technique. On behalf of the Endometriosis Foundation of America…

Endometriosis: Why Is It So Hard to Get Good Care?

Endometriosis: Why Is It So Hard to Get Good Care?

In a new report, the Society for Women's Health Research outlines reasons why women must fight to get a timely diagnosis and adequate care. By Beth Levine Although 10 percent of reproductive-age women live with endometriosis, a chronic disease…

Tamer Seckin, MD - Opening and Welcome

Tamer Seckin, MD - Opening and Welcome

Tamer Seckin, MD - Opening and Welcome Patient Awareness Day 2019: HEALTHY MIND & HAPPY PELVISLiving Your Best Life With EndoMarch 10, 2019 (8am - 5pm)Einhorn Auditorium, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Cityhttps://www.endofound.org/patientday/2019…

Dan Martin, MD - Tomatoes, Placebos, Nocebos, & Theories: Educating Medical Professionals on How to Give Your Patients the Right Treatment They Deserve

Dan Martin, MD - Tomatoes, Placebos, Nocebos, & Theories: Educating Medical Professionals on How to Give Your Patients the Right Treatment They Deserve

Dan Martin, MD - Tomatoes, Placebos, Nocebos, & Theories: Educating Medical Professionals on How to Give Your Patients the Right Treatment They Deserve Patient Awareness Day 2019: HEALTHY MIND & HAPPY PELVISLiving Your Best Life With…

Piraye Beim, PhD - New Developments in Predicting Diagnosis

Piraye Beim, PhD - New Developments in Predicting Diagnosis

Piraye Beim, PhD - New Developments in Predicting Diagnosis Patient Awareness Day 2019: HEALTHY MIND & HAPPY PELVISLiving Your Best Life With EndoMarch 10, 2019 (8am - 5pm)Einhorn Auditorium, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Cityhttps://www.endofound.org/patientday/2019…

Horace Roman, MD, PhD - Surgery of Colorectal Endometriosis and Pregnancy Wish: Don't Worry the Patients!

Horace Roman, MD, PhD - Surgery of Colorectal Endometriosis and Pregnancy Wish: Don't Worry the Patients!

Horace Roman, MD, PhD - Surgery of Colorectal Endometriosis and Pregnancy Wish: Don't Worry the Patients! Patient Awareness Day 2019: HEALTHY MIND & HAPPY PELVISLiving Your Best Life With EndoMarch 10, 2019 (8am - 5pm)Einhorn Auditorium,…

Amanda Laird, Writer & Nutritionist - The Building Blocks for An Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Amanda Laird, Writer & Nutritionist - The Building Blocks for An Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Amanda Laird, Writer & Nutritionist - The Building Blocks for An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Patient Awareness Day 2019: HEALTHY MIND & HAPPY PELVISLiving Your Best Life With EndoMarch 10, 2019 (8am - 5pm)Einhorn Auditorium, Lenox Hill Hospital,…

Daphne Javitch, Holistic Nutritionist - Internal Flow for a More Vibrant Life: Relieving Stagnation By Activating Flow

Daphne Javitch, Holistic Nutritionist - Internal Flow for a More Vibrant Life: Relieving Stagnation By Activating Flow

Daphne Javitch, Holistic Nutritionist - Internal Flow for a More Vibrant Life: Relieving Stagnation By Activating Flow Patient Awareness Day 2019: HEALTHY MIND & HAPPY PELVISLiving Your Best Life With EndoMarch 10, 2019 (8am - 5pm)Einhorn…

Christina Liparini, PhD, LPC - It’s Not All in Your Head! - Effects of Inflammation on Mood

Christina Liparini, PhD, LPC - It’s Not All in Your Head! - Effects of Inflammation on Mood

Christina Liparini, PhD, LPC - It’s Not All in Your Head! - Effects of Inflammation on Mood Patient Awareness Day 2019: HEALTHY MIND & HAPPY PELVISLiving Your Best Life With EndoMarch 10, 2019 (8am - 5pm)Einhorn Auditorium, Lenox…

Arnold Wilson, PhD - It’s Not All in Your Head! - Effects of Inflammation on Mood

Arnold Wilson, PhD - It’s Not All in Your Head! - Effects of Inflammation on Mood

Arnold Wilson, PhD - It’s Not All in Your Head! - Effects of Inflammation on Mood Patient Awareness Day 2019: HEALTHY MIND & HAPPY PELVISLiving Your Best Life With EndoMarch 10, 2019 (8am - 5pm)Einhorn Auditorium, Lenox Hill Hospital,…