Congress highlights

Highlights from meetings and congresses on endometriosis

ESHRE2011: Avoidable loss of fertility
5 July 2011

Bill Ledger today encouraged women to have children at a younger age since there are no guarantees or evidence that life style changes or medically assisted conception can aid pregnancy at a later age.

ESHRE2011: A new method to detect subtle endometriosis?
4 July 2011

Bruce Lessey today presented a simple technique of using methylene blue staining to detect subtle or invisible endometriotic lesions in women with chronic pelvic pain.

EFA2011: Let’s talk about sex and endometriosis
20 March 2011

Highlignhts from the 2nd annual meeting of the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) featuring endometriosis experts from around the world; David Redwine, Caroline Gargett, Harry Reich, Asgi Fazleabas, Victor Gomel, a.o.

Picture of Susan Sarandon EFA2011: Susan Sarandon speaks up about endometriosis
19 March 2011

Susan Sarandon spoke up about endometriosis at EFA’s Blossom Ball. It is not a woman’s lot in life to suffer pain from endometriosis, or to miss part of your life because of it. She encouraged everyone to spread the word!

EFA2011: Endometriosis pioneers honoured at 3rd EFA Blossom Ball for Endometriosis
18 March 2011

Endometrial stem cell researcher Caroline Gargett and laparoscopic surgery pioneer David Redwine were honoured at the 3rd Endometriosis Blossom Ball for their contribution to the field of endometriosis.

GNRH2011: 50 years of the human clinical use of gonadotrophins
20 February 2011

Bruno Lunenfeld talks about 50 years of gonadotrophins in infertility and how work in implantation could influence progress in endometriosis.

Dan Lebovic and Robert Taylor ASRM2010: EndoSIG puts endometriosis on the map
28 October 2010

The Endometriosis Special Interest Group of the ASRM ensured that endometriosis got optimal exposure at the 66th Annual Meeting of the ASRM in Denver in October 2010 (ASRM2010)

ASRM2010: Endometriosis Fertility Index (EFI) predicts likelihood of natural conception in women with endometriosis
27 October 2010

The endometriosis fertility index (EFI) uses the functional status of women’s fallopian tubes, ovaries, and fimbria, to predict chances of conceiving naturally with endometriosis.

ASRM2010: Lessons from a primate model
27 October 2010

Professor Fazleabas explains the viability of non-human primates as models to investigate mechanisms in endometriosis (infertility), including ability to conduct clinical studies to develop diagnostic methods and testing treatment efficacies.

ASRM2010: Does Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) work in endometriosis?
27 October 2010

Pamela Stratton and Caihong Ma evaluate the effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the treatment of endometriosis. “Holistic individualisation” seems to be the key!

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