International Medical Conference

Endometriosis 2024:
Elevating Sampson’s Century Legacy via
Deep Dive with AI

For the benefit of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound)

May 2-3, 2024 - JAY CENTER (Paris Room) - NYC

109 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018

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The 15th annual EndoFound Medical Conference will focus on the relevance of Sampson's many contributions to endometriosis care and research today. Sampson's "intelligent treatment of patients," research, and search for "knowledge"  embody vital components of EndoFound's mission to educate the next generation of medical professionals. This cornerstone event convenes top clinicians and researchers globally in NYC annually, fostering collaborative discussions to brainstorm care strategies. Not only does the conference delve into cutting-edge AI and technology advancements in endometriosis research, but it also champions the collaborative spirit of the medical community. By intertwining Sampson's enduring legacy with contemporary breakthroughs, the conference underscores an unwavering commitment to shaping the future of endometriosis care through education, collaboration, and innovation.

Note(*): Sampson had about 8 to 12 theories and 30 or more observations that are relevant today. Those include,

  • John Sampson built on the shoulders of Rokitansky, Pick, Bell, Bailey, Cullen, Novak, and others. 1925b
  • Sampson did not say implanted endometrium was endometriosis. Endometriosis differs from endometrium "both in structure and in function." 1921 
  • Ectopic endometrial glands and stroma is not a reasonable definition. Ectopic implanted endometrium is a precursor to endometriosis.  Sampson "could trace the transition of one type of lesion into the other.” 1927a
  • The implantation theory does not account for all instances of ectopic endometrium-like tissue in the pelvis.”  “Menstruation is only one means of disseminating that tissue.” 1927a
  • He published both retrograde dissemination and venous dissemination in 1927. 1927a & 1927b
  • The "intelligent treatment of patients who have peritoneal endometriosis" is more important than whether the source of endometriosis was "metaplasia of the surface epithelium of the ovary," "congenitally misplaced epithelium," or "the implantation theory." 1940
  • Dan Martin, MD., Scientific & Medical Director, Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound)
  • Tamer Seckin, MD., co-founder of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound)

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Medical Conference 2024

CME Event

Harry Reich Award

Jörg Keckstein, MD

University Tübingen: Tübingen, DE

Philippe Koninckx, MD, PhD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gruppo Italo Belga; Research Director, Latifa…


Arielle Bayer, MD

Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist at CCRM Fertility of New…

Piraye Beim, PhD

Founder and CEO, CelmatixEndoFound Board Member

Semir Beyaz, PhD

Assistant Professor, Immunologist, Researcher

Serdar Bulun, MD

JJ Sciarra Professor and Chair Department of Ob/Gyn, Northwestern University

Katherine Burns, PhD

Associate Professor, Division Director of Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology,…

Francisco Carmona, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, University of Barcelona’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Frank Chervenak, MD

Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lenox Hill Hospital

Paul Chung, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine…

François H. Cornelis, MD, PhD

Professor of Radiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell…

Marie-Madeleine Dolmans, MD, PhD

Ottignies, Brabant Wallon, Belgium

Jacques Donnez, MD, PHD

Director of the SRI (Infertility Research Unit)

Noémie Elhadad, PhD

Chair, Columbia University Biomedical Informatics

Asgi Fazleabas, PhD

University Distinguished Professor and Associate Chair of Research, Michigan State…

Peter Gregersen, MD

Professor, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research;…

Linda Griffith, PhD

Director, Center for Gynepathology Research; Member, Center for Environmental Health…

Sun-Wei Guo, PhD

Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry…

Kevin Hellman, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, NorthShore…

Bruno Van herendael, MD

Medical Director At International Society For Gynecologic Endoscopy (ISGE)

Jörg Keckstein, MD

University Tübingen: Tübingen, DE

Pinar Kodaman, MD PhD

Founder, Medical Director of Connecticut Reproductive Medicine

Philippe Koninckx, MD, PhD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gruppo Italo Belga; Research Director, Latifa…

Daniel Kredentser, MD

Albany Medical Center

Wolfgang Küpker, MD, PhD

Medical Director & CEO of IVF Baden Baden

Ted Lee, MD

Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, NYU Langone

Danielle Luciano, MD

Gynecology; Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dan Martin, MD

EndoFound Scientific and Medical Director

Sylvia Mechsner, MD

Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Christine Metz, PhD

Professor, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research

Stacey Missmer, SC.D.

Prof. OB/GYN R B, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State Univ., MI

Antoine Netter

lecturer at the University of Aix-Marseille and a gynecological surgeon at the University…

Michael Nimaroff, MD

Senior Vice President & Exec. Director, OB/GYN Services, Chief, Minimally Invasive…

Harry Reich, MD

Honorary Medical Director Emeritus and Senior Medical Advisor to EndoFound

Horace Roman, MD, PhD

Professor, Surgeon, Endometriosis Center, Clinique Tivoli-Ducos, Bordeaux, France

Tamer Seckin, MD

Attending physician Lenox Hill Hospital, Founder and President of Endometriosis…

Assia Stepanian, MD

Academia of Women’s Health and Endoscopic Surgery (USA)

Hugh Taylor, MD

Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences…

Paola Vigano, PhD

Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico San Raffaele · Division of…

John Yovich, MD

PIVET Medical Centre

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