Dear Colleagues and Fellow Surgeons,
We are excited to announce the Endometriosis Foundation of America's 11th Annual Medical Conference and Surgeons Symposium: Reoperative Endometriosis on March 14 to 16, 2020, at the Alexandria Center, NYC.
In this year's international symposium, we will reconsider our role as surgeons and researchers in repeat surgeries. How can we minimize reoperation rates? Is it the disease? Is it the patient? Or is it us? This year's theme aims to end the ambiguity. As author Émile Zola once said, "the truth is on the march, and nothing will stop it!"
At least one in three patients who undergo surgical treatment for endometriosis will need reoperation. These surgeries expose these patients to health risks, personal distress, and undue financial burden. In trying to understand the complicated explanations behind disease recurrence and the results of ineffective surgical strategy, our goal is to equip doctors and patients with the knowledge necessary for preventing and reducing the likelihood of reoperation.
When the quality of life and wellness of women are threatened by endometriosis, transparency and truth matters above all else. Your voice is powerful, and your thoughts must be put into action. Join us as we march toward the truth in beautiful New York City, the city that never sleeps!
Tamer Seckin, MD, FACOG
Founder, Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound)