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Virtual Patient Conference 2020
Live Your Best Life with Endo

Virtual Patient Conference, October 16 - 18

EndoFound is excited to announce that our annual Patient Conference is going virtual this year! Join us on Oct. 16 - 18 for this conference designed specifically for individuals with endometriosis, organized in part by EndoFound’s Patient Advocate Committee. This event is FREE and open to all members of the endometriosis community. Full detailed schedule coming soon. 

Some of the topics we’re going to discuss include,

Virtual Patient Conference 2020

  • The Life Cycle: Endo from Adolescence to Menopause and Beyond
  • How Pain Affects the Brain
  • Endo 101
  • Meditation & Yoga for Endo
  • Endo & Nutrition
  • How to Advocate for Yourself
  • Endo, Hormones, and Menopause
  • Extra-Pelvic Endometriosis
  • Hidden Endometriosis

This virtual conference will also offer:

  • Happy hour
  • Virtual goodie bag
  • And more!


Deepa Barot, DO

Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Physician

Ashley Boer

EndoFound Patient Advisory Committee

Lilia Bolgov, MS, RD

Registered Dietitian

Winnie Chan

EndoFound Patient Advisory Committee

Margaret Cianci

Endometriosis Foundation of America

Samantha Denäe

Author, Screenwriter, Endometriosis Educator

Diana Falzone

EndoFound ambassador and Executive producer for Endo TV

Kylie Gomez

Writer & Speaker

Tracey Haas, DO, MPH

EndoFound Executive Director Family Physician

Eva Hagberg, PhD

Writer, Educator, and Architectural Historian

Soyini Hawkins, MD

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon

Les Henderson

Founder of endoQueer, Host of the Be A Beacon Podcast

McCall Huey

Endometriosis Advocate

Corinne Idzal, DPT NLP RYT

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Pelvic Floor and Core Specialist, NLP, Therapeutic Yoga

Adi Katz, MD

Womens Comprehensive Health Center

Rosanne Kho, MD

Obstetrician-gynecologist, Cleveland Clinic

Lauren Kornegay

Founder and Executive Director of Endo Black Incorporated

Padma Lakshmi

Actor, Writer, Producer, EndoFound Founder

Latia Lee

Registered Nurse, EndoFound Patient Advisory Committee

Brianna Majsiak

Senior Health Producer, Everyday Health

Dan Martin, MD

EndoFound Scientific and Medical Director

Michael Nimaroff, MD

Senior Vice President & Exec. Director, OB/GYN Services, Chief, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Northwell Health.

Laura Payne, PhD

Director of the Clinical and Translational Pain Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital

Mary Ray

MyHealthTeams COO & Co-founder

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 Foundation of America

Andrea Stevens

EndoFound Patient Advisory Committee

Lexie Stevenson

Actress, EndoFound Advisory Board

Natalie Vavricka

Account Strategist

T Wood

EndoFound Patient Advisory Committee


Friday, October 16, 2020

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Opening and Welcome Welcome - Margaret Caspler Cianci, A Special Welcome - Padma Lakshmi, Welcome & Foundation impact - Tamer Seckin, MD, Yellow Drink Cheers- Patient Advisory Committee
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Endometriosis 101 Dr. Goldstein and Dr. Hawkins
7:05 PM - 7:25 PM EDT Keynote Lexie Stevenson
7:25 PM - 7:50 PM EDT How to talk to your doctor about Endometriosis Tracey Haas, DO
7:55 PM - 8:00 PM EDT Closing  


Saturday, October 17, 2020

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM EDT Soothing the Pains of Endometriosis: Mind & Body Corinne Idzal
1:20 PM - 1:40 PM EDT Follow Your Gut: Endometriosis & Nutrition Lilia Bolgov
1:40 PM - 2:00 PM EDT IBS is BS when it is Endometriosis….Culprit in the misdiagnosis, and years of delay. Tamer Seckin, MD
Moderator: Diana Falzone
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT Endometriosis Advocates: Supporting yourself and others with endo Les Henderson, Lauren Kornegay, Samantha Denae, Kylie Gomez
2:45 PM - 2:55 PM EDT How to advocate with your insurance Latia Lee, Moderator: Melissa Boudreau
2:55 PM - 3:00 PM EDT Break  
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM EDT The Endo Life Cycle: Endo through the ages Natalie Vavricka Chanier, Dr. Deepa Barot, McCall Huey, Moderator: Mary Ray
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM EDT Closing Q&A Moderator: Diana Falzone, Harry Reich, MD, Dan Martin, MD, Tamer Seckin, MD


Sunday, October 17, 2020

1:00 PM - 1:25 PM EDT Mental Health & Coping with Pain Dr. Laura Payne
1:25 PM - 1:50 PM EDT Endometriosis After Hysterectomy Dr. Rosanne Kho
1:50 PM - 1:55 PM EDT Break  
1:55 PM - 2:45 PM EDT Endometriosis Outside the Pelvis Introduced by: Tamer Seckin MD, Dan Martin, MD, Michael Nimaroff MD
2:45 PM - 2:55 PM EDT Break  
2:55 PM - 3:15 PM EDT Hidden & Asymptomatic Endometriosis: Why Physicians Misdiagnose Endometriosis Dr. Adi Katz, Dr. Goldstein
3:15 PM - 3:25 PM EDT How Chronic Illness Taught Me To Find Happiness : Eva Hagberg Eva Hagberg, PhD
3:25 PM - 4:30 PM EDT Closing and Live Q&A Moderator: Margaret Caspler Cianci, Tamer Seckin, MD, Harry Reich