Conference Program

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - LOTTE NEW YORK PALACE

Time Topic Speaker Title
7:30am-8:00am Breakfast & Registration
The Mission and History
8:00am-8:25am Welcome:
Why is Endometriosis Foundation of America Doing this Conference?

Tamer Seckin, MD, FACOG

Karli Goldstein, DO

Endometriosis Foundation of America

8:250am -8:40am Endometriosis: hormonal or surgical? My reality! Harry Reich, MD, FACOG, FACS  
Former Director of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at Columbia University Department of OBGYN.
Estrogen from Inflammation to Cancer: A Distant Link?
8:40am - 9:10am Hormone and Cytokine Sensitivity in Endometriosis Robert Taylor, MD, PhD Wake Forest University Health Sciences
9:10am – 9:40am The Environmental Risks of Breast Cancer: Common Ground with Endometriosis Marisa Weiss,  MD Chief Medical Officer and Founder
9:40am - 10:10am Breast Cancer in Young Women; Early Diagnosis Timely Intervention Stephanie Bernik, MD Chief - Surgical Oncology of Surgery - General Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
10:10am - 10:25am Coffee & Refreshment    
DNA of  Stem Cells: the Target and the Product
Steroids and DNA in Reproductive Tissues: Dangerous Liaisons Q&A Serdar Bulun, MD Chair of Dept. of OBGYN Northwestern University
11:10am-11:40pm Mechanisms of Survival of Stem Cells in the Cancer Milieu Daniela Matei, MD Professor, Department of Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine
11:40am-12:10pm Ovarian Cancer Jeannine Villella, DO Chair Gynecologic Oncology, Dept of OBGYN, Lenox Hill
12:10pm - 12:30pm “Cells Are the New Cure: The Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs That Are Transforming Our Health” Max Gomez, PhD. Award-winning broadcast journalist, CBS News Medical Correspondent
12:30pm - 1:15pm Luncheon
Cancer Mutations May Not Be Innocent Bystanders When Aroused by Sex Hormones
1:15pm - 1:45pm Cancer Implications for Patients with Endometriosis – Followed by Q & A le-Ming Shih MD, PhD Richard W. TeLinde Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University
1:45pm- 2:15pm Hormones and Brain: Theory and Practice Sarah L Berga MD Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology Wake Forest School of Medicine
Finding the Funds When Research is a Priority:  Hope for Non-Government, Private Sector Money
2:15pm - 2:35pm NIH Funding - Present and Future Lisa Halvorson MD Chief, Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch National Institute of Health/NICHD/HHS
2:35pm  - 3:05pm
Estrogen Receptors in Endometriosis and Breast Cancer EFA Research Grants Jennifer Knudtson MD Assistant Professor, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility University of Texas Health & Science Center at San Antonio
EFA Research Grants Serin Seckin, MD Resident Physician at Mount Sinai Health System
3:05pm  - 3:20pm Coffee & Refreshment    
The Endpoint: Prevention for Cure
3:20pm- 3:35pm Prophylactic  Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Oren Lerman, MD Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
3:35pm - 3:50pm Bilateral Oophorectomy with Excision Michael Nimaroff, MD Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Ob-Gyn Services, Chief, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Northwell Health
Pausing Mortality for the Miracle of Life
3:50pm - 4:20pm Fertility Preservation to BRCA Mutations: A Path to Discovering Mechanisms and Manipulation Ovarian Aging Kutluk Oktay, MD, PhD, FACOG Director, Laboratory of Molecular Reproduction & Fertility Preservation
Professor, OBGYN: Yale University School of Medicine
4:20pm - 5:00pm “The Abnormal Embryos That Aren’t” **“Tens of thousands women thought they couldn't have babies: But what if they could.” Panel Discussion **New York Magazine: Sep 18 – Oct 1, 2017 Edition Norbert Gleicher, MD , FACOG, FACS.

Monica Halem, MD, FAAD
Norbert Gleicher, MD, FACOG, FACS, Center for Human Reproduction

Monica Halem, MD., FAAD, The New York Dermatologic Surgery Cosmetic Laser Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Future Direction
5:00pm  – 5:30pm The Common Risk Factors and Hormonal Accelerates for Breast & Ovarian Cancers & Endometriosis Serdar Bulun, MD
Lisa Halvorson, MD
Daniela Matei, MD
Robert Taylor MD, PhD
Panel Discussion: