Agenda

15th Annual Patient Symposium
Endometriosis 2024

UNDERSTAND YOUR ENDO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE !


DAY I: Saturday, March 2th, 2024

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Time Topic Speaker
8:30 am - 9:30 am Breakfast & Check-In  
9:30 am - 9:45 am Opening Remarks  
9:45 am - 10:30 am Endometriosis 101: What really is endometriosis? Tamer Seckin, MD
10:30 am - 11:00 am Debunking Endometriosis Myths Amanda Chu, MD
11:00 am - 11:15 am Beverage Break  
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Patient Voices: The Multi-Organ Impact of Endometriosis Moderator:
Tamer Seckin, MD
Speakers:
McCall Huey, Liesel Lewis, Nicole Notar
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm What I Wish We Knew in 1974: 50 Years of Change in Endometriosis Research and Care Dan Martin, MD
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm Lunch with Solstice Physical Therapy Speakers:
Kara Mortifoglio, Erica Azzaretto Michitsch, Emma Codman, Claire Hamnett, Rebecca Arkin
12:45 pm - 01:15 pm Optional Q&A Panel:  
01:30 pm - 02:00 pm Reasonable Accommodations:
Understanding Your Legal Protections with Endo
Speakers:
Laurie Berke-Weiss, Alex Berke, Rosa Aliberti

Breakout Sessions: Social Hall
Improving Research in the Field of Endometriosis
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Tips for Reading and Understanding Scientific Research
Speaker: Whitney Ross, MD
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Menstrual Blood: A Tool for Developing Better Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Endometriosis
Speaker: Christine Metz, PhD
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Title TBD
Speaker: Elise Curtoise, PhD
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Title TBD
Speaker: Noemie Elhadad, PhD

Breakout Sessions: Blue Room
Part One: Fertility, Part Two: Mental Health
2:00 am - 2:20 am Surgery-First or IVF-First for Embryo Banking & Egg-Freezing?
Speaker: Serin Seckin, MD
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Title TBD
Speaker: Tomer Singer, MD
2:40 pm - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Silent Battles: Understanding the Interplay Between Mental Health in the Shadow of Seeking Endometriosis Treatment
Speaker: Shakira O'Garro, LMHC, LPC, LCPC, NCC
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Title TBD
Speaker: Speaker: Sarah Austin

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Beverage Break  
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Title TBD Speaker: Lauren Kornegay
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Endo at the Dinner Table: A Discussion with Patients and Their Loved Ones Speakers: Ciji Castro, Miguel Castro, Stryker Louis, Tracy Lewis, Troone Marchak, Jill Marchak
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm "Together for Tomorrow" Social  

*Program subject to change

 

DAY II:

Sunday, March 3th, 2024

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Time Topic Speaker
9:00 am - 10:00 am Breakfast & Check-In  
10:00 am - 10:30 am Starting from Breakfast: Food & Inflammation for Endo Speaker: Semir Beyaz, PhD
10:30 am - 11:00 am The ENPOWR Project: Adolescent Endo Education and Advocacy Speakers:Carolyn Mayer, Milcah Macatiag, Jacqueline Cecil
11:00 am - 11:15 am Beverage Break  
11:15 am - 11:45 am Unlocking the Mystery of Your Genes: The Role of Genomics and Epigenetics in Endometriosis Speakers:Dr. Roberta Kline
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Keynote: The Science of Happiness Speakers:Daniel Lerner
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm Lunch with "The Cycle" Speakers:
Georgina Harding, Tirukurungudi Santhanam Padmapriya
01:30 pm - 01:45 pm Title TBA Speaker: TBA

Breakout Sessions: Social Hall
1:45 pm - 2:25 pm Patient Voices: Fertility Panel
Speakers: Alyssa Albrecht, Elissa Embree, Halley Torrell
Breakout Sessions: Blue Room
1:45 pm - 2:25 pm Yoga for Pelvic & Menstrual Pain (Interactive Session)
Speaker: Danielle Taranotola

2:25 pm - 2:30 pm Short Break  

Breakout Sessions: Social Hall
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Title TBA
Speakers: Sydney Yiu, Samantha Cohen, Stephanie Moss, Nanda Singh
Breakout Sessions: Blue Room
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm 6 Foundational Lifestyle Pillars: An East Meets West Approach with Elix (Interactive Session)
Speaker: TBD

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Title TBD Speaker: Pinar Kodaman, MD PhD
3:20 pm - 3:40 pm TITLE TBA (Topic: Management of Endometriomas) Speaker: Jeannie Kim, MD
3:40 pm - 3:45 pm Short Break  
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Closing Remarks Speaker: Tamer Seckin, MD

*Program subject to change