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Medical Conference 2015: Ending Endometriosis Starts at the Beginning

Medical Conference 2015



The Medical Conference and Awareness Day will both be held at the Lenox Hill Hospital Einhorn Auditorium
131 E 76th Street New York, NY 10021 -- 76th Street between Lex & Park NYC

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015 - Lenox Hill

Endometriosis Awareness Day: A day for women with endometriosis, their loved ones, nurses, and educators

Updates on coping, research progress, and the opportunity to speak with the experts.

CHAIRS: Lone Hummelshoj | Heather Guidone | Deborah Bush | Theresa Davidson

09:00am – 09:30am Registration and refreshments  
09:30am – 09.35am Welcome Tamer Seckin
09:35am – 11:00am Sick and tired of being sick and tired. I am over it, what can I do?
An interactive session to:
  • understand what happens when you are ill all the time
  • strategize for living well with endometriosis
  • learn about self-management
Deborah Bush
11:00am – 11:15am Break  
11:15am – 11:45pm Is anyone doing anything about endometriosis?
An update on global research into the disease
Stacey Missmer
11:45am - 12:15pm Back to the roots?
Botanicals as natural therapeutics for endometriosis
Robert Taylor
12:15pm – 1:00pm The ENPOWR Project Jennifer Hancher
The ENPOWR Award Padma Lakshmi, Tamer Seckin, Theresa Davidson, Young Women's Leadership Network, Senator Jeffrey Klein
1:00pm - 1:45pm LUNCH  

1:45pm – 2:45pm

Support strategies for young women with endometriosis Deborah Bush Stacey Missmer
Endometriosis, peri-menopause, and beyond Sarah Berga
Endometriosis and infertility Enda McVeigh Casey Berna
Relationships, sex, and endometriosis Heather Guidone Lone Hummelshoj
2:50pm- 3:50pm

Ask the endometriosis specialists

Your opportunity to ask those burning questions and to get real-life answers from a global panel of experts in endometriosis
Harry Reich, Tamer Seckin, Robert Taylor, Sarah Berga, Juan Salgado, Andrew Cook, Ken Sinervo, Enda McVeigh, Stacey Missmer
3:45pm – 4:00pm Take home messages and close Lone Hummelshoj


SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015 - Lenox Hill

Clinical, surgical, and scientific aspects of endometriosis
Scientific program chairs:  Harry Reich | Lone Hummelshoj | Tamer Seckin

Over one and half days in New York City, the Endometriosis Foundation of America is proud to present an international faculty that will address leading-edge clinical, surgical, and scientific conundrums in endometriosis:

07:30am - 08:30am Registration and continental breakfast --
08:30am - 09:00am Welcome
Background and successes of Endofound
Dennis Connors, MBA
Tamer Seckin, MD
CHAIRS: Robert Taylor | Lone Hummelshoj
09:00am - 09:15am The black hole: what we don’t see in endometriosis Tamer Seckin, MD
09:15am - 10:00am KEYNOTE
Mullerianosis: embryonic endometriosis, adenomyosis, endosalpingiosis, and endocervicosis
Ronald Batt, MD, PhD
10:00am - 10:15am DISCUSSION --
10:15am - 10:30am Break and poster viewing --
10:35am - 11:20am KEYNOTE  
The tale of the weeping ovary
Stephan Gordts, MD, PhD
11:20am - 11:30am DISCUSSION --
CHAIRS: Stacey Missmer | Hayama Brill
11:30am - 11:45am Visual diagnosis of endometriosis using fluorescence Imaging + ICG Dye (Firefly) Aileen Caceres, MD
11:45am - 12.00pm What happened to pelvic MRI to detect DIE pre-op? A comparison between the expert versus the general radiologist Kathy Huang, MD
12:00pm - 12:15pm New data on peritoneal resection and fertility Grace Janik, MD
12:15pm - 12:30pm ENPOWR Project update Theresa Davidson, MEd, MPH
CHAIR: Karlene ChinQuee
12:30pm - 1:30pm LUNCH
The patients’ role in medical decision making
Deborah Bush
SHOWCASING EXCISION SURGERY (video presentations; ten minutes each + five minutes for discussion)
CHAIRS: Harry Reich | Elizabeth Kavaler
1:30pm - 1:45 pm Ureter CY Liu, MD
1:45pm - 2.00pm Bladder Andrew Cook, MD
2:00pm - 2:15pm Endometrioma Adel Shervin, MD
2:15pm - 2:30pm Bowel Ken Sinervo, MD
2:30pm - 2:45pm Clinical diagnosis of endometriosis in adolescents using the robot John Dulemba, MD
2:45pm - 3:00pm Past, present, and future of robotic surgery for endometriosis and hysterectomy Vladimir Nikifarouk, MD
3:00pm - 3:15pm DISCUSSION --
3:15pm - 3:30pm Break and poster viewing --
CHAIRS: CY Liu | Sarah Berga
3:30pm - 3:50pm Have robotics replaced traditional laparoscopy in the surgical treatment of endometriosis? Michael Nimaroff, MD
3:50pm - 4:05pm The sins of the fathers are visited on the sons: should hysterectomies be pre-certed other than vaginal? Ray Wertheim, MD
4:05pm - 4:20pm Moving from “it is all in your head” to early surgical intervention Melanie Marin, MD
4:20pm - 4:35pm Should endometriosis surgery have its own credentialing? Harry Reich, MD
4:35pm - 4:45pm Close and take home messages Harry Reich, MD


MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015 Lenox Hill

Clinical, surgical, and scientific aspects of endometriosis
Scientific program chairs:  Harry Reich | Lone Hummelshoj | Tamer Seckin

07:30am - 08:30am Registration and continental breakfast --
CHAIRS: Stacey Rosen | Adam Romoff
08:30am - 08:35am Welcome Stacey Rosen, MD
08:35am - 08:55am Pain mechanisms in endometriosis: understanding the neurobiology of chronic pain to enhance patient care Sawsan (Suzie) As-Sanie, MD
08:55am - 09:40am KEYNOTE
In the beginning: identification and treatment of nascent endometriosis
Robert Taylor, MD, PhD
09:40am - 10:05am The key window for diagnosing endometriosis to commence early intervention Stacey Missmer, MD
10:05am - 10:20am Break --
CHAIRS: Christine Metz | Milton Haynes
10:20am - 10:40am The ROSE Study: Investigative tools for the study of endometriosis Peter Gregersen, MD
10:40am - 11:00am Primate Models for Endometriosis Research - do miRNAs play a role? Asgi Fazleabas, PhD
11:00am - 11:20am Towards mechanism-based molecular classification of women with endometriosis Linda Griffith, PhD
11:20am - 11:35am Break  
CHAIRS: Tomer Singer | Irving Buterman
11:35am - 11:55am Diagnosis and treatment: surgery vs. no surgery? Juan Salgado, MD
11:55am - 12:15pm Cost effective IVF for endometriosis Enda McVeigh, MD
12:15pm - 12:35pm From adolescence through menopause Sarah Berga, MD
12:35pm - 12:50pm Take home messages and close Tamer Seckin, MD

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Disclaimer: The opinions shared by each of our panelists and speakers belong to each of them respectively and
may not accurately reflect the beliefs of the EndoFound organization as a whole.