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Navigating Endometriosis: Insights and Empowerment at Patient Symposium 2024

Navigating Endometriosis: Insights and Empowerment at Patient Symposium 2024

Get your tickets now for the 15th Annual Endometriosis Foundation of America Patient Symposium, "Understand Your Endo, Take Control of Your Life!" Join us from 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. on March 2 and from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. on March 3 at the 4W43 Building - 4 West 43rd St. in New York City.

Patient Day 2023

Every year, the Endometriosis Foundation of America brings together a community of strength, resilience, and shared knowledge at its Patient Symposium. This weekend-long event will feature more than 30 speakers—doctors, surgeons, researchers, therapists, and activists, among many others— who will provide the tools and information that individuals with endometriosis need to lead their best lives while managing this challenging condition.

The symposium promises to deliver a diverse range of expert panels and patient discussions, making it a must-attend for anyone seeking to navigate the complexities of endometriosis. Expert panels and session topics will include:

  • Menopause & Endo: Hormonal and Non-Hormonal Approaches—Explore the latest insights into managing endometriosis during menopause, including both hormonal and non-hormonal approaches.

  • Hysterectomy: When it Works and When it Doesn't—Gain valuable perspectives on the role of hysterectomy in treating endometriosis, understanding when it may be effective and when alternative approaches are more suitable.

  • Silent Battles: Understanding the Interplay Between Mental Health in the Shadow of Seeking Endometriosis Treatment—Through personal narratives, expert insights, and research findings, we will uncover the silent battles waged by those grappling with this debilitating condition. We’ll also examine coping mechanisms, support networks, and therapeutic approaches for solace and empowerment.

  • Debunking Endometriosis Myths—Unravel common misconceptions surrounding endometriosis, fostering a deeper understanding of the condition and promoting informed decision-making.

  • Talking to Your Employer about Endo: How to Request Reasonable Accommodations—Empower yourself with strategies to communicate effectively with employers about endometriosis, ensuring a supportive work environment.

  • Surgery First or IVF First for Embryo Banking & Egg-Freezing?—Navigate the decision-making process regarding fertility preservation, exploring whether surgery or in vitro fertilization is the optimal starting point.

  • Inflammation & Food as Medicine—Delve into the connection between inflammation and diet, learning how nutrition can play a role in managing endometriosis symptoms.

  • Patients Paving the Way: Improving Research in the Field of Endometriosis (Panel Discussion)—Stay on the cutting edge of endometriosis research with a panel discussion featuring experts sharing the latest developments and their implications for patient care.

  • Providers with Endometriosis: Advocating for Change from Within (Panel Discussion)—Hear from healthcare professionals who have personal experiences with endometriosis as they discuss advocating for change within the medical community.

  • Mothers & Sons: Having the Endo Conversation with Boys (Panel Discussion)—Explore the importance of open conversations about endometriosis within families, focusing on discussions with sons to foster understanding and support.

  • ENPOWR Program Update: Adolescent Endometriosis Education—Stay informed about the latest updates on the ENPOWR program, dedicated to educating adolescents about endometriosis and empowering the next generation with knowledge.

Patient Day 2023

Your ticket will include two days of a continental breakfast, lunch, coffee, tea, and other refreshments to keep you fueled and energized throughout the conference. Also, attendees are invited Saturday evening to forge meaningful connections within the endometriosis community at our Networking & Reception Social.

Tickets are $90. Those who cannot attend in person can purchase a video recording ticket for $50, which will be available about a week after the conference.

The Patient Symposium 2024 is not just an event; it's a supportive community coming together to share, learn, and empower each other in the face of endometriosis. Join us for a weekend of valuable insights, expert guidance, and the strength that comes from being part of a community that understands your journey. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your understanding and management of endometriosis—reserve your spot at the Patient Symposium 2024 today.