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Chasing the Chameleon: Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis

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Leopoldina International Virtual Panel Series (LIVP)

Date: Thursday, 7 March 2024
Time: 13:00 to 14:00
Location: Online

Endometriosis is a chronic condition that affects an estimated 10% of women of reproductive age. It is characterized by the growth of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus, leading to symptoms such as severe pain, especially during menstrual periods, or infertility. Despite its prevalence, endometriosis is often misdiagnosed and the cause of the disease is still largely unknown, resulting in inadequate treatment and significant personal and societal burdens.

The Leopoldina International Virtual Panel Discussion will bring together leading experts to explain the characteristics of endometriosis and discuss the latest findings and advances in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis. The panel will provide a platform to exchange knowledge, ideas and perspectives on ongoing research efforts and raise scientific and public awareness of this complex condition.

The Leopoldina will welcome the following experts to the podium:

  • Professor Stacey Missmer, ScD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and Reproductive Biology at Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI, and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA, United States
  • Professor Dr Bettina Toth, Director of the Department Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine at the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Professor Dr Matthias Beckmann ML, Professor of Gynaecology at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen and Director of the Endometriosis Center at the University Hospital Erlangen, Germany
  • Professor Nicky Hudson, PhD, Professor of Medical Sociology, Centre for Reproduction Research, De Montford University, Leicester, United Kingdom

This panel discussion will be moderated by Dr Anna Carthaus, Deutsche Welle, and is part of the Leopoldina International Virtual Panel Series.

In July 2020, the Leopoldina launched a virtual format for global scientific exchange: Leopoldina International is a series of online panels organized by Leopoldina’s International Relations Department in cooperation with its global partners. It offers a virtual room for the global scientific community to convene and for the interested public to join the dialogue with scientists. Previous panels addressed the COVID-19 pandemic from different angles, including vaccination, multimorbidity, mental health, contact tracing, and Long Covid.

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