Welcome Letter

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

Please join us at the 14th World Congress on Endometriosis – a congress with a stellar reputation for delivering science and clinical progress in equal measures.

WCE2020 will be held in Shanghai, China – not only an economic powerhouse, but also a country ranked highly for scientific output in endometriosis and adenomyosis.

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.

Thank you – and see you in Shanghai!

Sun-Wei Guo, PhD
Joint WCE2020 President

Cong-Jian Xu, MD PhD
Joint WCE2020 President

Neil Johnson, MD
WES President

Shanghai

Shanghai is the largest city in China (and arguably, for that matter, in the world) – a dynamic and vibrant metropolitan mega-city in China, and possibly in Asia, abuzz with a kaleidoscopic theatric shows, restaurants, museums, shops, and colourful night life.

If you want to visit the most vibrant mega-city in the world, which changes its skylines every five years, to see China, to see Asia, and, most importantly of all, to be with the movers and shakers in the field of endometriosis (and to touch base with old friends and to make new ones) you should definitely come to Shanghai!

Scientific Programme

8 May 2020

On Friday 8 May 2020 there will be a series of special focus meetings (formerly known as pre-congress courses), including deep endometriosis, pain, diagnostics, and live surgery. These will be announced shortly!

08.30 – 12.30: Special Focus Meetings (watch this space)
13.30 – 17.30: Special Focus Meetings (watch this space)
18.00 – 19.00: World Endometriosis Society General Assembly
19.00 – 21.00: WCE2020 opening ceremony and cocktail reception

9 – 11 May 2020

All presentations will be in English. However, there will be simultaneous translation into Chinese. For questions regarding the scientific programme, please send us an email.

Abstracts to be presented in the main seminars, oral sessions, video sessions, and poster sessions will be announced in early January 2020.

Organising Committees

WCE2020 CO-PRESIDENTS

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

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
  • Liping Jin, China
  • Neil Johnson, New Zealand
  • Harald Krentel, Germany
  • Jinhua Leng, China
  • Xishi Liu, China
  • Jun Lin, 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
  • Danbo Wang, China
  • Guoyun Wang, China
  • Xinmei Zhang, China
  • Lan Zhu, 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

Sponsors & Exhibitors

The World Congresses on Endometriosis (WCE) are made possible because of our longstanding partnerships with sponsors and exhibitors. 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 will provide:

  • 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 >1300 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.

Supporters

WCE2020 is pleased to collaborate with the following organisations.

 



 
 
 
 





Registration

 

 

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 this field forward.

*Trainees, residents, low and lower middle income countries, allied health professionals, medical students, support organisations and advocates must provide proof of status at time of registration. The list of low and lower middle income countries can be found here.

^Accompanying person can attend the opening ceremony and reception but have no access to the scientific sessions.

NOT YET A WES MEMBER?

Join the World Endometriosis Society now and save on WES events: https://wes.wildapricot.org/join-us

LETTER OF INVITATION FOR A 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 along with proof of accommodation booked during the congress dates.

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 conflict of interest, advocates will 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, 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 you will not be refunded.

Accommodation

You can book your accommodation in Shanghai at the time of your registration.

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. They have negotiated the best possible hotel room rates for WCE2020 delegates with hotels that are within close proximity to the congress venue, which is the Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview.

Please see below the contracted properties for WCE2020.

 The Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview is situated next to the Shanghai Multimedia Valley, neighboring the Daning Park. Its 317 contemporary rooms offer guests a comfortable and memorable stay. The hotel’s premium amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and indoor swimming pool, as well as access to a golf practice green and a tennis court.

Rates from RMB943 per night plus tax.

 


Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai Daning is ideally located in the complex life hub at Daning in the Zhabei District. It is a 10 minutes’ walk to the congress venue and just 5 minutes’ walk to Metro Line 1 Yanchang Road Station. It provides easy access to city landmarks including the bustling central business districts and popular tourist attractions.

Rates from RMB750 per night plus tax.

 

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 will be held at the Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview
All presentations will be in English however there will be simultaneous translation into Chinese.

333 Guang Zhong Road West,
Jing’an District, Shanghai 200072 China

Situated next to the Shanghai Multimedia Valley, neighboring the Daning Park, the largest central greens in downtown provides a tranquil environment surrounded by nature trails. The 317 contemporary-designed guest rooms combine style with elegance, offering you a comfortable and memorable stay. Each sophisticated room is sure to exceed your expectations featuring available high-speed internet, multi-media player, plush Simmons® Mattresses, and tasteful decor. The impressive 2,800 sqm of meeting space including 2 pillarless ballrooms, one 1,400 sqm grand ballroom and another 1,000 sqm ballroom are catering to a variety of conferences, meetings, social events, and weddings.

SHANGHAI INFORMATION

Shanghai, the city by the sea
Shanghai is China’s largest city by population. Located right in the middle of China’s east coastline, Shanghai is one of the most important industrial cities of China. Its sea and river port provides easy access to the vast hinterland. The city is divided into two parts by the Huangpu River: the older part Puxi (west of the Huangpu River) and the modern part Pudong (east of the Huangpu River).


Shanghai Facts and Figures

Climate
The month of May sees pleasant weather conditions and is recommended as the best season for travelling. High temperatures include 25°C (77°F) and low temperatures can sit around 15°C (59°F).

Language
Mandarin (Shanghainese is the local dialect)

Population
24.15 million

Altitude
4m above sea level

Time Zone
Universal Time Coordinated (UTC+08:00)

TRAVEL INFORMATION

How to get to Shanghai

Airports
Arriving in Shanghai by airplane, you can choose from two commercial airports.
Pudong International (PVG) handles international traffic to and from Shanghai. Pudong International has the third highest traffic in China, after Beijing’s and Hongkong‘s International Airports.
Shanghai’s second airport is Hongqiao International (SHA) which mainly serves domestic routes. Additionally, a few city-to-city flights to Haneda Airport in Tokyo and Seoul’s city airport are also offered.

Airport public transport
The extensive public transport system assists you in getting to and from Shanghai’s airports. The Shanghai metro operates frequently between Shanghai’s city centre, main attractions and airports. The rapid Maglev train runs between Shanghai’s Longyang Road metro station and Pudong International Airport (PVG) and is convenient and easily accessible as mode of transportation.
Furthermore, the different bus lines can also be accessed in order to reach the airports, the City Air Terminal, Shanghai’s railway stations, and Shanghai’s main attractions. The latter includes the Hongkou football stadium, Air City Park, Lupu Bridg, People’s Square, Zhenguang Community, Yangjiadu (Pudong), and Lingang New City.
For more information, please visit this website.

Taxi
The taxi fares vary according to the chosen destination within Shanghai’s city centre, as well as according to the time. An additional 30% fee is charged for taxi rides between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am.

Taxis from Pudong International Airport to one of the following destinations cost approximately:

  • Jinqiao: about CNY 130
  • People’s Square: about CNY 170
  • Shanghai Railway Station: about CNY 175
  • Hongqiao: about CNY 195

Hotline for Shanghai Taxi Agency: 962000
Dazhong Taxi: 96822
Qiangsheng Taxi: +86 21 62580000
Bus Taxi: 96840

Getting around Shanghai
Public Transportation
Shanghai has an extensive public transport system, largely based on buses, taxis, and a rapidly expanding metro system. All of these public transport tools can be accessed using the Shanghai Public Transportation Card.

Shanghai Metro
The Shanghai Metro rapid-transit system has connections all over the city, with stops close to Shanghai’s main attractions and commercial areas. It is one of the fastest-growing systems in the world – the first line opened in just 1995 – and currently has 16 lines (numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10,11, 12,13,16, 17 and Pujiang Line). It is advisable to avoid the rush hours between 7am-10am and 5pm-7.30pm. Metro fares run from CNY3 to CNY 9 depending on distance. For more information, click here.

Please visit this page for a detailed metro map.

Shanghai Bus
Shanghai also has an extensive bus system with nearly one thousand bus lines, operated by numerous transportation companies. Not all of Shanghai’s bus routes are numbered – some have names exclusively in Chinese. Bus fares are usually CNY 1, CNY 1.5 or CNY 2, sometimes higher.

Shanghai Maglev Train
In cooperation with the Shanghai Municipality and the Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development Co., German Transrapid constructed the first commercial Maglev railway in the world in 2002. It runs between Shanghai’s Longyang Road metro station and Pudong International Airport. The 30 km trip takes 7 minutes and 21 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 431 km/h (267.8 mph). Fares for a single ride are CNY 50 and for a round trip on the same day CNY 80.

Shanghai Railway
Trains are a very inexpensive way to explore China and bring about a good opportunity to meet locals. The trains arrive at and depart from either the South Railway Station or the Railway Station in Shanghai.

Car
If you prefer driving yourself, rental cars are available. However, be cautious and avoid the congested overhead roads in the urban area inside the Inner Ring Road during rush hour, if possible.

Passport, VISA and Border Crossing Information

Any foreign visitor who wishes to enter China must have a passport, which will remain valid during the period of their stay. In order to enter China, visitors usually must comply with the conditions of their visas and authorisations of resident eligibility. However, transit visa exemptions can be made for foreign citizens of 51 different countries provided that they are transferring to a third country and that their stays are within 144 hours. During the visa exemption period, the passenger is only allowed to move around within the administration precincts of Beijing and Shanghai municipality.

For further information, please see our Visa Requirements Page below.

Banks and Currency Exchange
1 USD = 6.55375 CNY (as of September 15, 2017)
The Chinese currency is called Renminbi, abbreviated as RMB or internationally as CYN (Chinese Yuan Renminbi). The unit for Renminbi is Yuan (1 CNY), Jiao (0.1 CNY) and Fen (0.01 CNY).

Credit cards can be accepted at most hotels, tourist shops and some department stores.
One can change money upon arrival at the international airports of Shanghai. Also, the Bank of China and most hotels offer foreign exchange service. Banking Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Prior to booking flights, registrants are strongly advised to confirm with their travel agent whether they require a VISA to travel to China.

Entry Visas
A Chinese visa is a permit issued by visa authorities of the People’s Republic of China to a foreign citizen for entry into, exit from or transit through Chinese territory. Therefore, foreigners entering China in order to attend the conference in Shanghai should apply for a visa authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of People’s Republic of China. On the website of the Chinese Visa Application Service Center, step by step guidance is offered. Select your visa category that best describes your trip to China and prepare your visa application including all necessary supporting documents. You can then apply for the visa in the nearest Consulate of P. R. China in your country. Submit your application, pay the application fee and pick up your visa in the end.

For more information, click here.

Disclaimer
WES does not take any responsibility for information provided on this web page. It is ultimately the delegate’s responsibility to check with the Chinese Embassy in their country prior to attending WCE2020 to fulfil all visa requirements.

Pre/Post-Congress Adventures

Shanghai is a city full of attractions

Shanghai offers many beautiful sights. The older part (Puxi) hosts the majority of attractions, shops, restaurants, and museums. This includes the People’s Square, a garden-style square in the downtown area, also known as the “Green Lung of Shanghai”.

The People’s Square is surrounded by a number of protected historical and cultural sites and examples of outstanding historical architecture. The 400-year-old Ming dynasty private Yu Garden is not only a tourist attraction, but also a shopping destination offering local products and famous snacks.

One of the Shanghai’s highlights is the Bund historic area that is located on the bank of the Huangpu River. It features popular attractions such as the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Jinmao Tower. These extremely impressive high-rises are on the shore of the modern day Pudong.

Besides the historic and cultural zones, Shanghai offers a vast diversity of dining possibilities, such as time-honored or old villa restaurants, various amusement facilities, and multiple options to relax.

We have put together a few tour options for you to explore Shanghai either before or after the 14th World Congress on Endometriosis.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission is now closed!
Notifications regarding acceptance/rejection will be emailed to the submitting author no later than 9 January 2020.