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Medical Conference 2023: From Molecular Fingerprints to Multiorgan Complex Surgery

  • Dan Martin, MD., Scientific & Medical Director, Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound)
  • Tamer Seckin, MD., co-founder of Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound)
  • Piraye Beim, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Celmatix
  • Harry Reich, MD., Honorary Medical Director Emeritus and Senior Medical Advisor to EndoFound
  • Karli Goldstein, MD, board member, Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound)
  • Amanda Chu, MD, Seckin Endometriosis Center

CME Event

Harry Reich Award
2023 Honorees


Jacques Donnez, MD, PHD

Director of the SRI (Infertility Research Unit)

Stephen Palmer, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer, Celmatix



Ayse Ayhan, MD, PhD

Consultant Pathologist, Hamamatsu & Hiroshima University School of Medicine & Seirei…

Sarah Berga, MD

Professor and Chair Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Jacobs School of Medicine

Semir Beyaz, PhD

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Serdar Bulun, MD

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

Lucy Chen, MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Frank Chervenak, MD

Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lenox Hill Hospital

Amanda Chu, MD

Seckin Endometriosis Center

Noémie Elhadad, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University Department of…

Asgi Fazleabas, PhD

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

Caroline Gargett, PhD

NHMRC Leadership Fellow, Theme Leader, Women's Health, The Ritchie Centre; Head,…

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…

Tracey Haas, DO, MPH

EndoFound Executive Director Family Physician

Kevin Hellman, PhD

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

Jae Wook Jeong, PhD

University of Missouri

Jörg Keckstein, MD

University Tübingen: Tübingen, DE

J. Julie Kim, PhD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University.

Pinar Kodaman, MD PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences;…

Wolfgang Küpker, MD, PhD

Medical Director & CEO of IVF Baden Baden

Ted Lee, MD

President of the AAGL, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (USA)

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;…

Michael Nimaroff, MD

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

Mark Noar, MD, MPH

Director of the Endometriosis and Neuroenterology Research Institute

Karli Provost Goldstein, DO

Minimally Invasive Surgeon, Lenox Hill Hospital, NY

Harry Reich, MD

Honorary Medical Director Emeritus and Senior Medical Advisor to EndoFound

Tamer Seckin, MD

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

Serin Seckin, MD

Third Year Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Columbia University…

Ie-Ming Shih, MD, PhD

Richard W. TeLinde Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of…

Mijo Simunovic, PhD

Columbia University

Tomer Singer, MD, MBA

Medical Director, Shady Grove Fertility New York

Ridhi Tariyal, MBA, BS

CEO, NextGen Jane

Chandra Tayade, DVM,PhD

Queen's University (CAN)

Robert Taylor, MD, PhD

University of Buffalo

Hugh Taylor, MD

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


DAY I: Saturday, April 1, 2023 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET)

Time Topic Speaker Chair
8:00-9:00 Registration and breakfast    
9:00-9:10 Introduction & Welcome Dan Martin, MD
Frank Chervenak, MD
Frank Chervenak, MD
9:10-9:30 Recognition of endometriosis Dan Martin, MD
9:30- 9:50 Laparoscopic hysterectomy: How it was and how it is Harry Reich, MD 
9:50-10:10 Management of endometriosis during hysterectomy Ted Lee, MD
10:10-10:20 Discussion  
10:20-10:40 Break    
10:40-11:00 Ideal Scenario: Scientists and endometriosis surgeons working  together! Tamer Seckin, MD
Karli Goldstein, DO
Ted Lee, MD
11:00-11:20 Extreme endometriosis Ie Ming Shih, MD, PhD and Lucy Chen, MD
Leveraging the immune system to treat endometriosis Stephen Palmer, PhD
11:50-12:00 Discussion  
12:00-1:00 Lunchwith Product Presentation Electroviscerography (EVG) in Endometriosis Mark Noar, MD, MPH  
1:00-1:20 Single-cell analysis of menstrual endometrial tissues defines phenotypes associated with endometriosis Peter Gregersen, MD and Christine Metz, PhD Robert Taylor, MD, PhD
1:20-1:40 Identification of a novel neuroendocrine pathway and its role in endometriosis-related infertility Robert Taylor, MD, PhD
1:40-2:00 Utilization of third party reproduction in patients with endometriosis  Tomer Singer, MD
2:00-2:20 Pros and cons of hormonal interventions for endometriosis Sarah Berga, MD  
2:20-2:30 Discussion  
2:30-2:40 Break    
2:40-3:00 Targeting epigenetic regulators for endometriosis therapy Jae Wook Jeong, PhD Karli Goldstein, DO
3:00-3:20 Adenomyosis and infertility: Does immunology mapping help? Wolfgang Küpker, MD, PhD
3:20-3:40 AI-driven early detection of endometriosis from observational clinical data Noémie Elhadad, PhD
3:40-3:50 Discussion  
3:50-4:10 The role of neurogenic inflammation in endometriosis Sylvia Mechsner, MD Peter Gregersen, MD and Christine Metz, PhD
4:10-4:30 Insights into immune dysfunction in endometriosis Chandrakant Tayade, DVM, PhD
4:30-4:50 Understanding endometriosis: Role of induced pluripotent stem cells Julie Kim, PhD
4:50-5:00 Discussion  
5:00 Closing Remarks Dan Martin, MD
Tamer Seckin, MD

DAY II: Sunday, April 2, 2023 (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET)

Time Topic Speaker Chair
8:00-9:00 Registration and breakfast    
9:00-9:20 The effect of endometriosis on fertility Michael Nimaroff, MD Sarah Berga, MD
9:20-9:40 Integrative medical management of endometriosis Pinar Kodaman, MD, PhD
9:40-10:00 The systemic nature of endometriosis Hugh Taylor, MD 
10:00-10:20 Preclinical organ-on-chip models of endometriosis lesions Linda Griffith, PhD
10:20-10:30 Discussion  
10:30-10:40 Break    
10:40-11:00 #Enzian classification, an essential tool for surgical management of severe endometriosis Jorg Keckstein, MD  Michael Nimaroff, MD
Deep endometriosis: The place of laparoscopic shaving Jacques Donnez, MD, PhD
11:30-11:50 Vascular and other complications of endometriosis surgery Tamer Seckin, MD
11:50-12:00 Discussion  
12:00-1:00 Lunchwith Product Presentation Opportunities and challenges in looking for biomarkers in menstrual effluence Ridhi Tariyal, MBA, BS  
1:00-1:20 Menstrual fluid: Non-invasive source of endometrial tissue for organoids and diagnostics Caroline Gargett, PhD  Pinar Kodaman, MD, PhD
1:20-1:40 Modeling the feto-maternal interface using pluripotent stem cells Mijo Simunovic, PhD
1:40-2:00 Organoid models of endometriosis Asgi Fazleabas, PhD
2:00-2:20 Studying endometrial cellular plasticity and endometriosis using patient-derived organoid models Semir Beyaz, PhD
2:20-2:30 Discussion  
2:30-2:40 Break    
2:40-3:00 Endometriosis & adenomyosis: Single cell genome wide approaches Serdar Bulun, MD  Asgi Fazleabas, PhD
3:00-3:20 Where is the evidence? The devil is under the microscope Ayse Ayhan, MD, PhD
3:20-3:40 New insight on the mechanisms responsible for menstrual pain in primary dysmenorrhea and endometriosis using novel imaging methods Kevin Hellman, PhD
3:40-3:50 Discussion  
3:50-4:00 Closing Remarks Dan Martin, MD
Tamer Seckin, MD





Supported by an education grant from Myovant Sciences and Pfizer Inc.


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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.