April 7, 2010

Medical Conference – Advancing The Art & Science of Endometriosis

On behalf of its founders, the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) is extremely pleased to announce a landmark scientific symposium, "Advancing the Art & Science of Endometriosis: Stem Cells to Radical Excision Surgery", taking place on Thursday, May 20, 2010 in New York City.

The event will be held at the prestigious New York Academy of Sciences and attended by elite speakers, panelists and attendees from around the globe. An expert consortium of faculty will present on topics ranging from epigenetics to surgical advances, including:

Camran Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS - Internationally renowned Laparoscopic Surgeon and Robotics expert, Scientist and Innovator; Stanford University Medical Center & El Camino Hospital of Silicon Valley.

Farr Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS "“ Chief of Gynecologic Minimally Invasive Surgery & Robotics and Fellowship, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals; Professor of Clinical OB/GYN, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.

Prof. Dr. Mauricio S. Abrao "“ Internationally renowned Laparoscopic Surgeon; Founding member of the Brazilian Society of OB/GYN in Infancy & Adolescence; Member of Executive Board of International Society of Gynecological Endoscopists (ISGE); Director of Health Services, School of Medicine, University of San Paulo, Brazil.

Louise Brinton, Ph.D., MPH - Chief of the Hormonal & Reproductive Epidemiology Branch and Senior Investigator at the National Institutes of Health NIH Cancer Institute.

Professor Serdar E. Bulun, MD - George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology; Chief, Division of Reproductive Biology Research Center; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Professor Linda G. Griffith, Ph.D. - School of Engineering Teaching Innovation Professor of Biological & Mechanical Engineering; Co-Founder & Director, the Center for Gynepathology Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ms. Lone Hummelshoj "“ International advocate and Chief Executive Officer, World Endometriosis Research Foundation; Secretary General, World Endometriosis Society; Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Endometriosis.org.

Keith Isaacson, MD - Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School; Medical Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital; Scientific Co-Director, Center for Gynepathology Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Harry Reich, MD, FACOG, FACS - Internationally renowned Laparoscopic surgery pioneer; founding member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons; Board Member, Foundation of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL).

Professor Hugh S. Taylor, MD - Director of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility; Professor of OB/GYN, Reproductive Sciences, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology; Yale University.

And others.

The EFA is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization co-founded by Top Chef Host and international celebrity Padma Lakshmi and EFA President Tamer Seckin, MD, internationally recognized advanced gynecologic surgeon. It is the EFA's mission to increase Endometriosis in the scientific literacy and raise awareness among academia, practitioners, patients, media and industry professionals worldwide.

A leading cause of infertility and chronic pelvic pain, Endometriosis affects nearly 90 million women and girls globally, and there is no absolute cure.

The Foundation sincerely hopes you will join us at "Advancing the Art & Science of Endometriosis: Stem Cells to Radical Excision Surgery" in NYC on May 20, 2010!

For details, registration and sponsorship/exhibit opportunities, please visit endofound.org/medicalconference.