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Endometriosis 2023: Global Patient Symposium

Patient Day 2023

March 18-19, 2023 (8:30am - 5pm) - Einhorn Auditorium, Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC

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. 

We're excited to bring our community together for a true translational experience! In this two-day symposium, a series of expert panels and patient discussions will cover a range of topics on endometriosis. We will go in-depth about the causes and consequences of inflammatory comorbid conditions and shed light on diverse management and treatment techniques to help patients recover.

Topics for the "Together for Tomorrow" Patient Symposium include, but are not limited to:

  • Developments in Early Diagnosis
  • Fertility ("Egg Freezing, Failed IVF, and Now What?")
  • Integrated Management Strategies
  • Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Pain Management
  • Pelvic Floor Therapy, Acupuncture, and Holistic Management
  • Gold Standards of Treatment and Excision Surgery
  • Bowel, Bladder, and Thoracic Endometriosis
  • Wellbeing Practices to Strengthen Mind and Body

The final program and speaker list will be posted shortly! We invite you to share these days with your loved ones and support network, and look forward to seeing you there!

Patient Symposium 2023


Charlotte Abbate, MS, CNS, CDN

Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist

Rosa Aliberti

Berke-Weiss Law

Alex Berke

Berke-Weiss Law

Laurie Berke-Weiss, JD, MA

New York Woman’s Bar Association Foundation

Semir Beyaz, PhD

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Melissa Boudreau

Endo Advocate & Host of The Cycle. Endometriosis Podcast

Ciji Castro

Domestic Gourmet, Content Creator, Restaurant Guide, Activist

Amanda Chu, MD

Seckin Endometriosis Center

Sari Cooper, LCSW, CSTS, CST

AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

Gerard DeGregoris, MD

Director of Education and Research, Manhattan Spine and Pain Medicine, NY

Alexandra Diskin, PT, DPT, PRPC

Solstice Physiotherapy

Aimee Eyvazzadeh, MD

East Bay Fertility Specialist, Reproductive Endocrinologist

Corinne Foxx

EndoFound Ambassador, Actor, Producer, Activist

Rachel E. Gross

Award-winning Science Journalist & Author

Tracey Haas, DO, MPH

EndoFound Executive Director Family Physician

Claire Hamnet, PT, DPT, WCS, PRPC, CLT

Director of Clinical Education, Solstice Physiotherapy

Nicqueva Haughton

Author, Director, Founder & CEO of Elsada Shoes, LLC.

Daphne Javitch

Holistic Nutritionist and Founder of Doing Well

Dana Jones

Patient Speaker

Judy Joo

Chef, Restaurateur, Author and TV Personality

Latia Lee

Registered Nurse, EndoFound Patient Advisory Committee

Michael Lewis, MD

New York Methodist Hospital

Janelle Luk, MD, FACOG

Medical Director, Generation Next Fertility

Erica Michitsch, PT, DPT, WCS

Co-Owner of Solstice Physiotherapy

Mila Mintsis, DAC, LAC

Licensed Acupuncturist

Kara Mortifoglio, PT, DPT, WCS

Co-Owner of Solstice Physiotherapy

Drorit Or, MD

Attending Physician, Northwell Health

Adrianne Peñon

Patient Speaker

Mindy Pickard, MS, LAC

Licensed Acupuncturist

Karli Provost Goldstein, DO, FACOG

Minimally Invasive Surgeon,
Lenox Hill Hospital, NY

Sydney Faith Rose, LMSW, CHHC, ERYT

Integrative Trauma Therapy & Mindfulness

Tamer Seckin, MD

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

Tomer Singer, MD, MBA

Medical Director, Shady Grove Fertility New York

Lexie Stevenson

Actress, EndoFound Advisory Board

Deirdre Whiston

Artist and Endo Warrior


Saturday, March 18th, 2023 (8:00 AM - 7:30 PM ET)

Time Topic Speaker
8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration and breakfast  
9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks Tamer Seckin, MD, FACOG
Tracey Haas, D.O.
9:10 am - 9:55 am General Session I:
Part 1: What Really *is* Endometriosis?
Part 2: What's New in Endometriosis?: Emerging Facts & Unchanging Truths
Karli Provost Goldstein, DO, FACOG
Tamer Seckin, MD, FACOG
10:00 am - 10:40 am General Session II:
Types of Endometriosis Based on Multi-Organ Involvement
Tamer Seckin, MD, FACOG
Patient Panelists:
Adrianne Penon
Dana Jones
Ciji Castro
10:45 am - 11:30 am General Session III:
Legal & HR Protections for those with Endometriosis
Laurie Berke-Weiss, JD, MA
Alex Berke, JD
Rosa Aliberti, JD
11:35 am - 12:30 pm General Session IV:Worthy of Care: Managing the Social and Emotional Impacts of Endometriosis Corinne Foxx,
Sydney Faith Rose, LMSW, CHHC, ERYT
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch Session:
Rachel Gross, Award-Winning Science Journalist and author of Vagina Obscura 
Rachel Gross
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm General Session V:
Egg Freezing & Endometriosis
Tomer Singer, MD
2:40 pm - 3:20 pm General Session VI:
The Healing Power of Routine
Daphne Javitch
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm General Session VII:
Pain Management with Alternative Interventions
Erica Michitsch PT, DPT, WCS
Lexi Burtman, PT, DPT, PRPC
Gerald DeGregoris MD
Mila Mintsis, DAc, LAc
Mindy Pickard, MS, LAc
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm General Session VIII:
Addressing the Impact of Endometriosis on Sexuality and Intimacy for Couples
Sari Cooper, LCSW, CSTS, CST
5:15 pm - 5:30 pm Final Discussion & Closing Remarks Sam Stockton
Tamer Seckin, MD, FACOG
Tracey Haas, DO
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

EndoFound Networking Event
"Together for Tomorrow" Social with Live Music by The Far East


*Program subject to change



Sunday, March 19th, 2023 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET)

Time Topic Speaker
8:00 am - 9:00 am Coffee & Conversation  
9:00 am - 9:15 am Opening Remarks Lexie Stevenson
9:15 am - 9:45 am General Session IX:
Recap of Endo 101 + Q&A
Tracey Haas, DO.
9:45 am - 10:00 am How to Advocate for Yourself Melissa Boudreau
10:00 am - 10:30 am General Session X:
Surgery for Endometriosis - Options & Opinions
Amanda Chu, MD.
10:45 am - 11:30 am Training the Next Generation of Endometriosis Physicians (Einhorn Auditorium) Michael Lewis, MD.
The Science of Food & Inflammation (Bruno Conference Room) Semir Beyaz, PhD.
Judy Joo
11:45 am - 12:30 pm General Session XI:
Hormonal Management, Non-Surgical & Pharmaceutical Approaches
Drorit Or, MD
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Session & Q&A with the Egg Whisperer Aimee Eyzzavadeh, MD
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm General Session XII:
New Developments in Fertility
Janelle Luk, MD FACOG
Latia Lee
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Creating a Visual Journal: Art, Pain Management, and Catharsis (Aron Board Room) Deirdre Whiston
Making the Decision: Hysterectomy - Panel Discussion Tracey Haas, DO, MPH
Nicqueva Haughton
Cynthia Hornig
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm General Session XIII: Panel Discussion:
Hormonal Balancing, Inflammation, & the Endo Belly
Charlotte Abbate, MS, CNS, CDN
Kirsten Manges, LAc
Claire Hamnet, PT, DPT, WCS, PRPC, CLT
Kara Mortifoglio PT, DPT, WCS,
4:45 pm- 5:00 pm Closing Remarks Tamer Seckin, MD, FACOG
Tracey Haas, DO

*Program subject to change

Endometriosis 2023:
Global Patient Symposium

Together for Tomorrow

March 18-19, 2023 - Einhorn Auditorium, Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC

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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.