Welcome Letter

We have moved WCE2020 to Dubai in September

The 14th World Congress on Endometriosis was scheduled to be held in Shanghai – but the outbreak of COVID-19 means that we’ve had to change our plans. However, none of our goals and aims have changed for WCE2020, and we have an exciting scientific programme lined up for September.

We extend an invitation to join us in Dubai and work with us to “crack” endometriosis and adenomyosis

WES’s World Congresses on Endometriosis have a stellar reputation for delivering science and clinical progress in equal measures.

The World Endometriosis Society has, since its inception in 1998, remained committed to collaborative efforts to move the field of endometriosis and adenomyosis forward. These efforts include and involve all stakeholders, and our track record of output, in terms of consensuses on the management of endometriosis, as well as global research directions, speaks for itself.

WCE2020 will include every single aspect you’d expect a high quality congress on endometriosis and adenomyosis to contain.

We invite you to contribute to “cracking endometriosis and adenomyosis” through your participation in WCE2020 to advance clinical care and research – because that is what the World Endometriosis Society’s work is all about: to improve the lives of all affected women with endometriosis and adenomyosis.

Please help us achieve this goal.

See you in Dubai!

Thank you

Sun-Wei Guo, PhD
Joint WCE2020 President

Cong-Jian Xu, MD PhD
Joint WCE2020 President

Neil Johnson, MD
WES President

Scientific Programme

11 September 2020

08.30 – 12.30: Special Focus Meetings

13.30 – 17.30: Special Focus Meetings

18.00 – 19.00: World Endometriosis Society General Assembly

19.00 – 21.00: WCE2020 opening ceremony and cocktail reception

 

12 – 14 September 2020

Detailed preliminary scientific programme [PDF]

All presentations will be in English.
For questions regarding the scientific programme, please send us an email.

Organising Committees

WCE2020 CO-PRESIDENTS

  • Sun-Wei Guo, China
  • Cong-Jian Xu, China

WCE2020 HONORARY PRESIDENTS

  • Muna Tahlak, UAE
  • Arnaud Wattiez, UAE

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

  • Sun-Wei Guo (chair), China
  • Saeed Alborzi, Iran
  • Moamar Al-Jefout, Jordan
  • Catherine Allaire, Canada
  • Erkut Attar, Turkey
  • Deborah Bush, New Zealand
  • Rui Ferriani, Brazil
  • Linda Giudice, USA
  • Tasuku Harada, Japan
  • Lone Hummelshoj, UK
  • Neil Johnson, New Zealand
  • Harald Krentel, Germany
  • Xishi Liu, China
  • Olarik Musigavong, Thailand
  • Stacey Missmer, USA
  • Annemiek Nap, The Netherlands
  • Yutaka Osuga, Japan
  • Alexander Popov, Russia
  • Stefan Renner, Germany
  • Horace Roman, France
  • Luk Rombauts, Australia
  • Sean SJ Tsai, Chinese Taipei
  • Chii-Ruey Tzeng, Chinese Taipei
  • Guoyun Wang, China
  • Xinmei Zhang, China
  • Krina Zondervan, UK

PRE-CONGRESS COURSES COMMITTEE

  • Cong-Jian Xu (chair), China
  • Hua Duan, China
  • Keqin Hua, China
  • Wei Huang, China
  • Jie Qiao, China
  • Shuzhong Yao, China
  • Xiaofang Yi, China

SOCIAL COMMITTEE

  • Xishi Liu (chair), China
  • Hong Xu, China
  • Hong Xu, China
  • Ding Ding, China

THANK YOU TO OUR ABSTRACT REVIEWERS

Sponsors & Exhibitors

The World Congresses on Endometriosis (WCE) are made possible because of our longstanding partnerships with sponsors, exhibitors, and collaborators. The World Endometriosis Society (WES) is appreciative of this ongoing support and collaboration, which enables us to move the field of endometriosis and adenomyosis forward together.

Sponsoring the 14th World Congress on Endometriosis provides:

  • Outstanding access to the key international experts in the clinical management and scientific research of endometriosis, adenomyosis, and other uterine disorders
  • Extensive global marketing visibility to >1200 delegates
  • Ongoing website visibility with a direct link to your website
  • Strategic on-site visibility and high impact on-site exhibition spots with maximum exposure
  • Opportunities to identify cutting edge topical issues: clinical, pre-clinical, and research and development
  • Establishment of relationships with the current and future leaders in the field of endometriosis, adenomyosis, and other uterine disorders

If you are interested in supporting WCE2020 and/or exhibiting at the congress, please contact Lone Hummelshoj at the World Endometriosis Society for further details.

Thank you to our sponsors

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Thank you to our collaborators




 
 
   





Registration

WCE2020 is open for all stakeholders in endometriosis, including:

  • Those who treat women with endometriosis
  • Those who research endometriosis
  • Those who have endometriosis
  • Those who support women with endometriosis

Anyone, who wishes to contribute to moving the field of endometriosis forward, should register to be part of the largest global event on endometriosis!

Together we will crack the enigma and move the field of endometriosis and adenomyosis forward.

*Trainees, residents, low and lower middle income countries (LMIC), allied health professionals, medical students, support organisations and advocates must provide proof of status at time of registration. List of low and lower middle income countries.

^An accompanying person can attend the opening ceremony and reception but has no access to the scientific sessions.

Not yet a WES member?

Join the World Endometriosis Society now and save on WES events – it is a no-brainer!

Letter of invitation for VISA

An official letter of invitation to obtain a VISA and authorisation to attend the 14th World Congress on Endometriosis (WCE2020) will be issued ONLY after a completed registration form and full payment have been received.

Proof of status

  • Trainee or resident (MD in training or PhD student)
    Letter from supervisor
  • Allied health professional (includes nurses, dieticians/nutritionists, physiotherapists, paramedics, etc)
    Letter from hospital or health care professional license number
  • Medical student (non-graduate)
    Letter from supervisor/head of lab/institution or student ID card
  • Advocate (an individual who is suffering from or has suffered from endometriosis)
    Note from doctor confirming status as a current or past patient.
    NOTE: due to pharmacode regulations, advocates may not be permitted to attend industry supported symposia during WCE2020.

Cancellation policy

Registration cancellations received in writing at the WCE2020 Congress Secretariat’s address before 9 April 2020 will be accepted and all fees refunded, less a USD100.00 administrative fee. Cancellations received on or after 9 April 2020 will not be refunded; however, a transfer of your registration to another person is acceptable. This can be done by re-accessing your registration and modifying the details.

In the unlikely event that the congress is cancelled, any travel and accommodation costs incurred by delegates will not be refunded.

Accommodation

The congress secretariat (International Conference Services Ltd) is the official housing bureau for WCE2020 and will offer assistance with the coordination of housing requirements for the congress. ICS has negotiated the best possible hotel room rates for WCE2020 delegates with hotels that are within close proximity to the congress venue.

Contracted properties for WCE2020 will be available shortly

Accommodation scam alert

It has come to our attention that WCE2020 delegates are being targeted by companies claiming to be managing the congress room block and requesting credit card information.

If you are approached by any other company than ICS, please do NOT provide them with your credit card/personal information/confirmation email. If in doubt about your hotel booking, please email us at WCE2020-Registration@icsevents.com.

General Information

VENUE iNFORMATION

WCE2020 is planned to be held at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Dubai information


Dubai Facts and Figures

Climate

The weather begins to cool down in September. High temperatures include 39°C (102°F) and low temperatures can sit around 28°C (82°F). The congress venue is air conditioned and the evenings will be beautifully balmy for outdoor activities and dining.

Language

Arabic is the official language, but English is the most spoken language in Dubai.

Population

3.33 million

Time zone

Gulf Standard Time (UTC/GMT+04:00)

Banks and currency exchange

The currency in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates is the dirham (AED or Arab Emirate Dirham. Also abbreviated to DHS or DH).

Credit cards are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and shops in Dubai.

Money can be exchanged at exchange centres, which are located all over the city and they typically offer better rates than the bank and at the airport.

Banking hours vary, but most are typically open Saturdays to Thursdays from 08.00 – 14.00. Banks are closed on Fridays. Branches at shopping malls are open until 21.00.

TRAVEL iNFORMATION

Travel information will be available shortly.

Disclaimer
WCE2020 does not take any responsibility for information provided on this web page. It is ultimately each delegate’s responsibility to be in compliance with the UAE Embassy ‘s requirements in their country prior to attending WCE2020 to fulfil all VISA requirements.

Pre/Post-Congress Adventures

More information will be available shortly for adventures in and around Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.

Presentation Guidelines

All presentations and posters must be in English. Please endeavour to be in the meeting room, where you are presenting, at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the session.

Bearing in mind this is a congress devoted entirely to endometriosis, please avoid using introductory slides on the definitions, descriptions, and/or impact of the disease, as all congress participants know these facts already.

Use your speaking time wisely to get your key messages across!


Oral presentations

Your presentation should be prepared in Microsoft PowerPoint (16:9) in English. If you are preparing slides on a Mac, please ensure your slides are compatible with MS PowerPoint).

Any video clips must be saved in the format of .wmv or .mp4 and a separate video file must also be submitted in case it needs to be re-embedded into the final version.

All session room screens will be in the 16:9 format.

A countdown clock will be located on the lectern to advise you of how much time you have left for your presentation.

  • Seminar presentations: 15 minutes
  • Session presentations: 10 minutes

Slides should be submitted to the Speaker Preview Room no later than 3 hours before your presentation. If your presentation is first thing in the morning, please ensure the slides are submitted the day before.

You will not be able to submit your slides in the meeting room where you present, nor will you be able to use your own computer.

Poster presentations

  • Poster dimensions
    A0 (width 841mm x height 1189mm)
  • Poster preparation
    Posters will be mounted using push-pins and these will be provided for you. Please do not laminate your poster or use heavy materials as this can cause the poster to fall down.

Poster setup starts from 15.00 on Friday 11 September 2020, and all posters must be hung before the first poster reception on Saturday 12 September 2020 at 17.15.

Posters should not be removed until noon on Monday 14 September 2020. Any posters not removed by 15.00 on the Monday will be destroyed.

Video presentations

Your video should be no more than 7.5 minutes long and must be saved in either .wmv or .mp4 format.

A total of 10 minutes has been allocated for your presentation to include your introduction and any questions.

A countdown clock will be located on the lectern to advise you of how much time you have left for your presentation.

Videos should be submitted to the Speaker Preview Room no later than 3 hours before your presentation. You will not be able to submit your video in the meeting room where you present, nor will you be able to use your own computer.