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General news from the field of endometriosis

Launching the Boston Center for Endometriosis
18 April 2012

The Boston Center for Endometriosis has been launched with a $3M donation from the Marriott Foundation. Joint chiefs, Marc Laufer and Stacey Missmer, announce an undertaking to discover causes, promote prevention, and develop new treatments.

Picture of Professor Linda Giudice Linda Giudice honoured by the AAAS
23 January 2012

Endometriosis scientist, Linda Giudice, has been awarded the distinction of fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her scientific research in reproductive medicine, endometriosis, statistics, and stem cells.

Impact of endometriosis presented to US state legislators for the first time!
17 November 2011

Lone Hummelshoj (WERF) and Heather Guidone (EFA) today presented on the impact and cost of endometriosis at the 2nd Annual Healthcare Summit of Women in Government in Washington DC and called for action in three policy areas.

$100 reward for help on looking at “blind spots” in endometriosis
27 April 2011

$100 reward for assistance in identifying papers with statistically significant differences in outcomes (pain, tenderness, fertility, change in appearance) of surgery or medical therapy for endometriosis.

Picture of Padma Lakshmi EFA partners with Mitchigan State University and Inforum Women’s Alliance
27 April 2011

EFA’s Tamer Seckin and Padma Lakshmi team up with Michigan State University (Asgi Fazleabas) and Inforum Women’s Alliance to raise awareness of endometriosis

World Endometriosis Society launches first ever film to raise awareness of endometriosis
11 March 2011

Vice-president of the European Parliament urges women to take action if they have symptoms suggestive of endometriosis, as World Endometriosis Society launches first ever awareness film about the disease.

Picture of Charles Koh and Keith Isaacson 2009 SRS Distinguished Surgeon Award presented to Charles Koh
20 October 2009

Charles Koh was presented with the 2009 Distinguished Surgeon Award by the Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS), during the 65th Annual Meeting of the ASRM in recognition of his many contributions to the field of reproductive surgery.

WERF commences its third international study: EndoCost
31 August 2009

The World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF) commences the first prospective study to assess the direct and indirect cost of endometriosis to society and to women with the disease.

Photo of Stephen Kennedy Stephen Kennedy is honoured with the Arnaldo Bruno Prize for Gynaecology
15 May 2009

Stephen Kennedy has been awarded the Arnaldo Bruno Prize for Gynaecology for his services to gynaecology, and to endometriosis in particular.

I did the London Marathon!
28 April 2009

Diana Wallis MEP ran the London Marathon in April 2009 to raise funds for the World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF).

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