FIGO 2009 – endometriosis session arranged by WES

6 October 2009

The XIX World Congress on Gynaecology and Obstetrics took place from 4 – 9 October 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa.

The FIGO scientific committee had invited the World Endometriosis Society (WES) to arrange the scientific session on endometriosis in order the present preliminary data from the first two studies conducted by the World Endometriosis Research Foundation (see also:

The session took place on Tuesday 6 October 2009 at 14.00 – 15.30 (Auditorium 1):

The epidemiology of endometriosis: identifying factors for prevention and early treatment

  • The limitations of current diagnostic methods and therapies (Hans Evers, Netherlands)
  • Susceptibility and risk factors for developing endometriosis: a diagnostic aid (Krina Zondervan, UK)
  • Socio-economic impact (Kelechi Nnoaham, UK)
  • Life impact and life planning for women with endometriosis (Lone Hummelshoj, UK)
  • Translating results into treatment strategies for the clinician (Stephen Kennedy, UK)
  • Q&A with the panel of experts

For more information on the two studies, which were presented at FIGO, please see: