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International Patient Conference 2021: The Path Towards A Cure

The Path Towards A Cure:
Connecting Patients with Science

Every year, the Endometriosis Foundation of America hosts a patient conference designed to equip patients with all the tools and information they need to live their best lives with endometriosis. This year, we’re delighted to partner with The International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy (ISGE) on March 19-21 to bring you the 2021 Global Patient Conference: The Path Toward a Cure.

The virtual conference will be offered in several different time zones and will include panels by experts in fields ranging from extrapelvic endometriosis and fertility to mental health and nutrition. We believe that living with endometriosis requires a collaborative and interdisciplinary effort that prioritizes the patient's voice. We are excited to continue spotlighting patients who will take the virtual stage to tell their stories and share their toolkits for advocacy, management, and support.

Patient Day was created for and inspired by endometriosis patients and we invite you to share this day with your loved ones and support network. Together we can seek the information and support that the endo community deserves.



Lida Ahmady, LAc

Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Herbalist

Zara Altbach

Endo Patient

Mike Armour, PhD, BHSc BSc (Hons)

Senior Research Fellow | Higher Degree Research Coordinator

Merve Aypak

Endo Patient

Kim Bendheim

Endo Patient

Shan Biscette, MD

Assistant Professor, Dept OB-GYN, and Women's Health

Deborah Bush, MNZM QSM

Chief Executive Endometriosis New Zealand Director, EPP Coaching World Endometriosis Society Board Trustee

Winnie Chan

EndoFound Patient Advisory Committee

Alison Chemla

Endo Patient

Sarah Choi, FRANZCOG

Gynaecologist and Advanced Pelvic Surgeon

Margaret Cianci

Endometriosis Foundation of America

Michael Dahan, MD

McGill University in Montreal, QC, Canada

Diana Falzone

EndoFound ambassador and Executive producer for Endo TV

Simone Ferrero, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Genova, Italy

Victor Gomel, MD

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of British Columbia

Tracey Haas, DO

Clinical Instructor, University of Washington School of Medicine, EndoFound Board of Directors

Anna Hagood

Endo Patient

Nikki Hartzoulakis

Endo Patient

Kym Jackson

Endo Patient

Neil Johnson, MD

Professor of Reproductive Health, Gynaecologist and REI Subspecialist, President of the World Endometriosis Society

Judy Joo

Chef, Restaurateur, Author and TV Personality

Shaheen Khazali, MD

Centre for Endometriosis and Minimally Invasive Gynecology (UK)

Kathleen King

Endo Patient

Lori Konecni

Endo Patient

Padma Lakshmi

Actor, Writer, Producer, EndoFound Founder

Brian Levine, MD

CCRM New York Fertility Clinic (USA)

Li Ma, MD

Associate Consultant, Division of Benign Gynaecology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, National University Hospital

Debbie Madigan

Endo Patient

Christine Madigan

Endo Patient

Dan Martin, MD

EndoFound Scientific and Medical Director

Zaher Merhi, MD

Medical Director, CEO, Founder of Rejuvenating Fertility Center (RFC)

Doris Murimi

CEO at Endo Sisters East Africa Foundation

Jessica Murnane

Author Know Your Endo and One Part Plant Cookbook; Founder of Know Your Endo

Laura Payne, PhD

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

Karli Provost Goldstein, DO, FACOG

Minimally Invasive Surgeon,
Lenox Hill Hospital, NY

Amira Quevedo, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health

Tanya Raymond

Endo Patient

Lane Rechan

Endo Patient

Neve Rechan

Endo Patient

Meredithe Rechan

Endo Patient

Harry Reich, MD

Honorary Medical Director Emeritus and Senior Medical Advisor to EndoFound

Dearne Richards

Endo Patient

Erik Rieloff

Endo Patient's Husband

Karen Robinovitz

Endo Patient

Tamer Seckin, MD

Attending physician Lenox Hill Hospital, Founder and President of Endometriosis Foundation of America

Anil Sharma, MD

Gynaecologist, Auckland, New Zealand

Tomer Singer, MD

Shady Grove Fertility New York Medical Director and Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist

Hanne Vedsted-Hansen

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher

Smitha Vilasagar, MD

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon, Carolinas Healthcare System Mercy Women's Center for Pelvic Health

Arnold Wilson, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Psychiatry, Columbia University School of Medicine, NY,
Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

Charlotte Woska

Endo Patient

Patrick Yeung, MD

Director of the SLUCare Center for Endometriosis