Welcome letter

Dear Colleagues,

It is a huge honour for us to take over as joint presidents of the 15th World Congress on Endometriosis to be held in Edinburgh from 3 to 6 May in 2023.

WCE2021 was an outstanding conference – too many excellent lectures and presentations to pick out any for a special mention. We wholeheartedly congratulate Sun Wei Guo, Cong-Jian Xi, Lone Hummelshoj, Neil Johnson, Luk Rombauts, and colleagues – and in particular the young WES board – for delivering such a successful online meeting in the circumstances; we have heard nothing but positive comments about it.

WCE2021 is going to be a hard act to follow but we have assembled a diverse and committed WCE2023 organising committee, who we are confident will have learnt from all of the positive aspects of this virtual meeting to enable us to deliver a hybrid (largely face-to-face) meeting in Edinburgh in 2023 that will appeal to and be accessible to everyone with an interest in endometriosis.

→ Follow us on Twitter for regular updates!

We very much look forward to hosting you in Edinburgh in May 2023.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Horne
Joint WCE2023 president

Philippa Saunders
Joint WCE2023 president

Scientific programme

Details of the scientific programme will be made available towards the middle of 2022.

Organising committees


Andrew Horne, United Kingdom
Philippa Saunders, United Kingdom

Local organising committee in Edinburgh

Douglas Gibson
Jane Hellewell
Stuart Jack
Serge Madhra
Cameron Martin
Kirsty Munroe
Thanasis Tsanas
Lucy Whittaker

(this list is not yet finalised)

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 to improve the lives of those affected and their families.

Sponsoring the 15th 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
  • 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 WCE2023 and/or exhibiting at the congress, please contact Lone Hummelshoj at the World Endometriosis Society for further details.


Registration details will be available during the first half of 2022.


Accommodation deals will be available during the first half of 2022.

General Information

General information about the congress venue and Edinburgh in general will be available soon.

Until then, please enjoy this introduction by the Edinburgh team to WCE2023.

Pre/Post Congress adventures

Detailed information about pre- and post-congress adventures in and around Edinburgh will be available soon.  In meantime, please check out:

The official guide to Edinburgh
Visit Scotland

Call for abstracts

A call for abstracts will be issued in June 2022.