Pre-Congress Course 1

Cutting Edge Topics of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis

Date: Thursday, 23 May 2024
Time: 0900 – 1715
Venue: Meeting Room 3, Secretariat Building, PICC

This course aims to provide the participant with an overview of new developments in the field of endometriosis management. Current knowledge on the molecular and genetic basis of endometriosis provides insights into the origin of the disease, the clinical course and possible future innovative therapy. Controversies in the medical and surgical management of endometriosis will be tackled including the optimal approach to each of its various phenotypes as well as the strategies needed to manage associated infertility.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, participants will:
1. Gain an overview of the molecular, genetic and epigenetic mechanisms in the development of endometriosis.
2. Discover the role of the microbiome in the pathogenesis of endometriosis.
3. Determine the value of conflicting and complimentary medical and surgical treatment approaches.
4. Understand the application of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) in preserving, and restoring the fertility of women with endometriosis.

Register promptly as there are limited places for this in-demand course. The topics are relevant to and useful in the clinical practice not only of the reproductive medicine specialist but also of the general gynaecologist as well.

This course is jointly organised by the ASPIRE Endometriosis SIG and the Reproductive Surgery SIG.

More information pertaining to registration can be found HERE

Programme outline Speaker Chair
0900 – 0915 Introduction by Chairperson Huang Xiaowu (China)
0915 – 1000 Personalised Medicine for Women in Endometriosis
(including epigenetics aspect, new drugs etc)
Hsien-Ming Wu (Taiwan) Yutaka Osuga (Japan)
1000 – 1045 The Role of the Microbiome in Endometriosis Yasushi Hirota (Japan)
1030 – 1100 Coffee-Break
1100 – 1145 Fertility Preservation Prior to Surgery for Women with Endometriosis Dayong Lee (Korea) Chyi-Long Lee (Taiwan)
1145 – 1230 Different Surgical Approaches to Treat Ovarian Endometrioma Angela Aguilar (Philippines)
1230 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1415 Extra-Ovarian Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis (DIE)
Surgery – When Is It Indicated?
Xinmei Zhang (China) Huang Xiaowu (China)
1415 – 1500 Role of Medical Treatments Before and After Surgery Neil Johnson (New Zealand)
1500 – 1530 Coffee-Break
Debate: Adenomyosis Surgery Is Necessary in Fertility Management
1530 – 1700 Motion: For Yasushi Hirota (Japan) Chih-Feng Yen (Taiwan) & Rashida Begum (Bangladesh)
Motion: Against Mukhri Hamdan (Malaysia)
1700 – 1715 Closing Remarks Yutaka Osuga (Japan)