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Endofound Org

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.

In Memory of Dr. Michael Brodherson

In Memory of Dr. Michael Brodherson

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Michael Brodherson, a valued member of the Endometriosis Foundation of America's board of directors. Dr. Brodherson was instrumental during EndoFound's early years and a dedicated…

EndoFound to Be Present in Washington, D.C., on Thursday as Endometriosis CARE Act Is Reintroduced

EndoFound to Be Present in Washington, D.C., on Thursday as Endometriosis CARE Act Is Reintroduced

By William Croyle Dr. Dan Martin, EndoFound’s scientific and medical director, will represent the organization on Thursday, May 23, at a press conference and reception in Washington, D.C., reintroducing the Endometriosis CARE Act. The…

Dismissed by Doctors for Years, Ultra-Marathon Runner Is Finally on a Path to Recovery  - Joella Nicole’s Endo Story

Dismissed by Doctors for Years, Ultra-Marathon Runner Is Finally on a Path to Recovery - Joella Nicole’s Endo Story

For the last eight years, Joella Nicole has pushed her body to its limits through sports. She recently registered for the Javelina Jundred, a 100-mile ultra-marathon held in October just outside Phoenix. Whether her body will allow her to participate…

Woman Who Started Gynecological Health Company Out of Frustration Receives EndoFound’s 2024 Innovation Award

Woman Who Started Gynecological Health Company Out of Frustration Receives EndoFound’s 2024 Innovation Award

More than a decade ago, Ridhi Tariyal was searching for proactive, preventative tests that could answer questions about her current and future reproductive health. Unable to find them, even from her own doctor, she did something about it. Tariyal…

Bindi Irwin Accepts Blossom Award on Behalf of the “Millions of My Fellow Women and Girls Who Are Drowning in Their Pain”

Bindi Irwin Accepts Blossom Award on Behalf of the “Millions of My Fellow Women and Girls Who Are Drowning in Their Pain”

Australian conservationist and television personality Bindi Irwin told supporters at EndoFound’s Blossom Ball on May 3 that she’s with them for the long haul.  “I will spend the rest of my life trying to raise awareness…

Bindi Irwin, Wildlife Conservationist  and CEO of the Australia Zoo

Bindi Irwin, Wildlife Conservationist and CEO of the Australia Zoo

Leslie Moser My name is Leslie Moser. You may know me as the human behind the famous Doug the Pug. He's somewhere over there, I am also an endo warrior. If I can take a moment to have anyone in the room who is a partner, family member, or friend…

Blossom Ball 2024

Blossom Ball 2024

FRIDAY, May 3, 2024, 7pm - 11pm Cocktails & Red Carpet 7:00 pm Dinner & Awards 8:00 pm After-Party & Dancing 11:00pm-12:00 am Festive Attire GOTHAM HALL, NYC EndoFound’s 12th Annual Blossom Ball is on Friday, May 3rd…

Ethical Responsibility and  Artificial Intelligence - Frank Chervenak, MD

Ethical Responsibility and Artificial Intelligence - Frank Chervenak, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Before we begin,…

How relevant is John Sampson today? - John Yovich, MD

How relevant is John Sampson today? - John Yovich, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Morning before…

Elevating Sampson - Tamer Seckin, MD

Elevating Sampson - Tamer Seckin, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC I like to start.…

Maximizing AI success for endometriosis scientific discovery and patient care - Stacey Missmer

Maximizing AI success for endometriosis scientific discovery and patient care - Stacey Missmer

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Getting the slides…

Applying AI in Surgery -Paul J. Chung, MD FACS

Applying AI in Surgery -Paul J. Chung, MD FACS

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Disclose this…

In the footsteps of genius: Dr. John Sampson and the Genesis of Gynecology-Daniel Kredentser, MD

In the footsteps of genius: Dr. John Sampson and the Genesis of Gynecology-Daniel Kredentser, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Thank you very…

ENDOMETRIOSIS Intuition – AI –experience - EBM - Philippe Koninckx, MD

ENDOMETRIOSIS Intuition – AI –experience - EBM - Philippe Koninckx, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Thank you for…

Opportunistic salpingectomy for tubal endometriosis - Francisco Carmona, MD

Opportunistic salpingectomy for tubal endometriosis - Francisco Carmona, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Thank you. Thank…

Impaired endometrial receptivity in uterine adenomyosis - Marie-Madeleine Dolmans, MD, PhD

Impaired endometrial receptivity in uterine adenomyosis - Marie-Madeleine Dolmans, MD, PhD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC And I wanted…

Deep endometriosis and uterine adenomyosis: different phenotypes of the same disease - Jacques Donnez, MD

Deep endometriosis and uterine adenomyosis: different phenotypes of the same disease - Jacques Donnez, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC I will share…

Laparoscopic Bowel Surgery - Harry Reich, MD

Laparoscopic Bowel Surgery - Harry Reich, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Good. Okay. I…

GnRH - Antagonists in the Treatment of Endometriosis - Does the brain work better? - Wolfgang Kupker, MD

GnRH - Antagonists in the Treatment of Endometriosis - Does the brain work better? - Wolfgang Kupker, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC   First…

Machine learning and analytics to predict the development (or worsening) of chronic pelvic pain - Kevin Hellman, PhD

Machine learning and analytics to predict the development (or worsening) of chronic pelvic pain - Kevin Hellman, PhD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Good afternoon…

Development of a statewide endometriosis system - Danielle Luciano, MD

Development of a statewide endometriosis system - Danielle Luciano, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Thank you for…

Endometriosis World Discrepancies  - Bruno van Herendael, MD

Endometriosis World Discrepancies - Bruno van Herendael, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC So all the authors,…

AI and organoids - 	Linda G Griffith, PhD

AI and organoids - Linda G Griffith, PhD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Okay, so my actual…

Retrograde menstruation: Environmental toxicants differentially affect endometriosis - Katherine Burns, PhD

Retrograde menstruation: Environmental toxicants differentially affect endometriosis - Katherine Burns, PhD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC   But welcome…

AI and observational health data for early detection of endometriosis - Noémie Elhadad, PhD

AI and observational health data for early detection of endometriosis - Noémie Elhadad, PhD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Okay, can you…

The role of pathologic analysis in endometriosis - Ayse Ayhan, MD

The role of pathologic analysis in endometriosis - Ayse Ayhan, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Good afternoon.…

Visual recognition of endometriosis using AI - Antoine Netter, MD

Visual recognition of endometriosis using AI - Antoine Netter, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Hello everyone.…

Adenomyosis & Fertility - Pinar Kodaman, MD, PhD

Adenomyosis & Fertility - Pinar Kodaman, MD, PhD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC   Okay,…

ART/IVF/infertility and endometriosis - Arielle Bayer, MD

ART/IVF/infertility and endometriosis - Arielle Bayer, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Hello everyone.…

Deconstructing human endometrium by single-cell biology and organoid models - Semir Beyaz, PhD

Deconstructing human endometrium by single-cell biology and organoid models - Semir Beyaz, PhD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC   Today,…

What I wish I had known last year - Dan Martin, MD

What I wish I had known last year - Dan Martin, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC This is a good…

Peritoneal Endometriosis - Tamer Seckin, MD

Peritoneal Endometriosis - Tamer Seckin, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Today I am going…

The first centennium of the retrograde menstruation theory: Where do we stand now? - Sun-Wei Guo, Ph.D.

The first centennium of the retrograde menstruation theory: Where do we stand now? - Sun-Wei Guo, Ph.D.

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC It is actually…

IVF success rates of donor cycles in patients with endometriosis - Paola Vigano, PhD

IVF success rates of donor cycles in patients with endometriosis - Paola Vigano, PhD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Okay, so this…

May the application of artificial intelligence in imaging diagnostics reduce the time to diagnosis? - Jorg Keckstein, MD

May the application of artificial intelligence in imaging diagnostics reduce the time to diagnosis? - Jorg Keckstein, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC So that's fine,…

Would Sampson say we are ready for artificial intelligence and non-invasive testing? - Dan Martin, MD

Would Sampson say we are ready for artificial intelligence and non-invasive testing? - Dan Martin, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC So we're going…

Robotic management of endometriosis of sacral plexus - Horace Roman, MD

Robotic management of endometriosis of sacral plexus - Horace Roman, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Ladies and gentlemen,…

Noninvasive and early detection of endometriosis using a biological neural circuit-based novel gas sensor - Asgi Fazleabas PhD

Noninvasive and early detection of endometriosis using a biological neural circuit-based novel gas sensor - Asgi Fazleabas PhD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC Well, thanks…

Cryotherapy for Abdominal Wall Endometriosis - François Cornelis, MD

Cryotherapy for Abdominal Wall Endometriosis - François Cornelis, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC   All right.…

Bowel  Endometriosis - Ted Lee, MD

Bowel Endometriosis - Ted Lee, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC I just moved…

Endometriosis: Not just a gynecologic Disease - Hugh Taylor, MD

Endometriosis: Not just a gynecologic Disease - Hugh Taylor, MD

International Medical Conference Endometriosis 2024:Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy viaDeep Dive with AI For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC I am Hugh Taylor…