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 Speakers
8:30 am - 9:30 am Breakfast & Check-In
9:30 am - 9:40 am Opening Remarks: Why are we here today? Background & Introduction of Speakers Tamer Seckin, MD
9:40 am - 10:00 am Debunking Endometriosis Myths Amanda Chu, MD
10:00 am - 10:40 am Multi-Organ Symptoms: Listening to the Voices of Endo Patient Panel: McCall Huey, Liesel Lewis, Nicole Notar
Moderaters: Tamer Seckin, MD, Dan Martin, MD
10:40 am - 11:00 am Endometriosis Essentials with Excision Tamer Seckin, MD
11:00 am - 11:20 am Break
11:20 am - 11:40 pm Endometriosis Treatment: When Surgery Works & When it Does Not! Ted Lee, MD
11:40 am - 12:00 pm When to Preserve Eggs and Embryos? Tomer Singer, MD
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm KEYNOTE: What I Wish We Knew in 1974: 50 Years of Change in Endometriosis Research and Care Dan Martin, MD
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch with Lawyers: "Reasonable Accommodations: Understanding Your Legal Protections with Endo" Laurie Berke-Weiss JD, MA, Alex Berke JD, Rosa Aliberti JD
1:30 pm - 1:50 pm How to Read and Understand Scientific Articles Whitney Ross, MD

Breakout Sessions: Social Hall
Improving Research in the Field of Endometriosis
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Menstrual Blood: A Tool for Developing Better Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Endometriosis
Speaker: Christine Metz, PhD
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Unlocking the Enigma: Leveraging Cutting-Edge Technologies to Illuminate Endometriosis
Speaker: Elise Courtois, PhD
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Voices of 17,000: Unveiling the day-to-day lived experience of endometriosis
Speaker: Noemie Elhadad, PhD
Breakout Sessions: Blue Room
Mental Health Awareness
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Silent and Lost Battles: The Story of a Mother
Speaker: Sarah Austin
2:20 pm - 3:00 pm Understanding the Interplay Between Mental Health in the Shadow of Seeking Endometriosis Treatment
Speaker: Shakira O'Garro, LMHC, LPC, LCPC, NCC

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Endo Black: Empowering Endo Sistas Speaker: Lauren Kornegay (Founder of Endo Black, Inc.)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Physical Therapy Q&A with Solstice Panel: Kara Mortifoglio DPT, Erica Azzaretto Michitsch DPT, Emma Codman DPT, Claire Hamnett DPT, Rebecca Arkin OTD
Moderator: Amanda Chu, MD
Time Topic Speakers
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Endo at the Dinner Table: A Discussion with Patients and Their Loved Ones Patient Panel: Ciji & Miguel Castro, Tracy & Stryker Lewis, Troone & Jill Marchak
Moderator: Tamer Seckin, MD
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 Speakers
8:30 am - 9:30 am Breakfast & Check-In
9:30 am - 10:00 am Starting from Breakfast: Food & Inflammation for Endo Semir Beyaz, PhD
10:00 am - 10:30 am The ENPOWR Project: Adolescent Endo Education and Advocacy Carolyn Mayer, Milcah Macatiag, Jacqueline Cecil
10:30 am - 11:00 am Socially Endo: Promoting Education, Awareness, & Connection Samantha Cohen, Ayesha Shand, Sydney Yiu
11:00 am - 11:15 am Break
11:15 am - 11:45 am Unlocking the Mystery of Your Genes: The Role of Genomics and Epigenetics in Endometriosis Dr. Roberta Kline
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Keynote: The Science of Happiness Daniel Lerner, MAPP
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm (Presentation) Beyond the Taboo: Improving Care for Menstrual Disorders and Endometriosis in India Georgina Harding, Tirukurungudi Santhanam Padmapriya (The Cycle & Sanitation First India)
1:30 pm - 1:55 pm Adenomyosis & Fertility Pinar Kodaman, MD PhD

Breakout Sessions: Social Hall
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Infertility and Endometriosis
Speaker: Serin Seckin, MD
2:20 pm - 2:50 pm Navigating Fertility: Patient Perspectives
Patient Panel: Ashley Albrecht, Halley Ceglia Terrell, LCSW, LICSW, Nanda Singh, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC,
Moderater: Serin Seckin, MD
2:50 pm - 3:10 pm Immunology & Menstrual Fluid
Speaker: Katherine Burns, PhD
Breakout Sessions: Blue Room
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Interactive Session)
6 Foundational Lifestyle Pillars: An East Meets West Approach with Elix
Speakers: Lulu Ge, Julie Predki-Weber L.Ac, Dipl.OM, MSOM
2:30 pm - 2:50 pm (Interactive Session)
Yoga Therapy for Pelvic and Menstrual Pain
Speaker: Danielle Taranotola
2:50 pm - 3:10 pm Pelvic Floor PT & Osteopathic Techniques for People with Endometriosis
Speaker: Melanie Carminati, DPT

3:10 pm - 3:15 pm Break

Time Topic Speakers
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Connecting the Dots: Closing Remarks Tamer Seckin, MD

*Program subject to change