EEC 2024

Confirmed Speakers

The head of the clinic at the Clinical Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology "Prof. Dr. Panait Sarbu", PROF. DR. ELVIRA BRĂTILĂ is a primary care obstetrician and gynecologist. She is also the founder of the Society of Endometriosis and Eastern European Fertility and the president of the Romanian Society of Urogynecology. She is an expert in maternal-fetal medicine, gynecological oncology, obstetric and gynecological ultrasound, gynecological laparoscopy, and colposcopy. She also has further training in infertility and human reproduction. In the field of obstetrics and gynecology, Prof. Dr. Elvira Brătilă is the author or co-author of 13 books and book chapters. The professional experience gained have all been recognized with awards at national and international congresses. The results of research projects in which the author has participated as a project director or member of the research team have also been reflected in the research of significant pathologies in both obstetrics and gynecology.

Elvira
BRĂTILĂ
(Romania)

Prof. Dr. Harald Krentel leads the Gynaecology Clinic and Gynaecological Cancer Centre at Bethesda Krankenhaus, Duisburg. He holds professorships in Oldenburg and Lima, and various leadership roles including Interim President of the European Endometriosis League and President of the German-Spanish Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dr. Krentel is a specialist in minimally invasive gynecological surgery and gynecological oncology, and actively contributes to the field as a mentor, co-founder of educational programs, and guest speaker.

Harald
KRENTEL
(Germany)

Shaheen Khazali is a renowned expert in advanced robotic and laparoscopic surgery, with a primary focus on treating complex cases of endometriosis that involve adjacent organs like the bowel, bladder, ureters, and pelvic nerves. Additionally, he provides care for various other benign gynaecological conditions, including heavy menstrual bleeding, ovarian cysts, and menstrual disorders.

His practice places significant emphasis on employing state-of-the-art techniques, primarily robotic surgery using da Vinci Xi at HCA Lister Hospital (Chelsea) and laparoscopic surgery at multiple locations. Consulting across London (Chelsea) and Surrey (Woking and Chertsey), Mr. Khazali is deeply committed to ensuring patient accessibility.

What sets Mr. Khazali apart is his formal training in Neuropelveology, enabling him to offer specialized treatments to patients with pelvic nerve involvement due to endometriosis or other pathologies. As the honorary secretary of the International Society of Neuropelveology (ISON), he plays a crucial role in advancing this field.

Moreover, Mr. Khazali has a strong passion for training fellow gynaecologists, particularly those aspiring to become proficient endometriosis surgeons or acquire advanced skills in gynaecological surgery. Many of his trainees now lead esteemed centres of excellence, both within the UK and internationally. He is frequently invited to share his expertise at national and international conferences, particularly on topics related to advanced minimally invasive gynaecology.

Shaheen
KHAZALI
(United Kingdom)

Prof. Dr. Jörg Keckstein is a pioneering gynecologist known for transforming endometriosis treatment and minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Trained at the University of Ulm, he excelled in obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive medicine. As Head of the Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery in Munich and LKH Villach, Austria, Keckstein founded Austria's first MIS school, "Endovision." A founding ESGE member, he chaired the SIG Endometriosis, earning the Raoul Palmer Award and the "Golden Scope" Award. Prof. Dr. Jörg Keckstein's legacy is a lasting tribute to his pioneering contributions in gynecology and MIS.

Jörg
KECKSTEIN
(Germany)

Moamer
AL JEFOUT
(Jordan)

Mustafa
ALDANE
(Egypt)

SUMMARY CURRICULUM VITAE DR. PEDRO N. BARRI SOLDEVILA
He was born in Barcelona in 1976
Degree in Medicine at Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona in 1991
Specialized in Gynecology and Obstetrics at Dexeus University Institute
from 2001 to 2005.
Director team for humanitarian surgery trips to Africa since 2003
"Chef de Clinique" of gynecological surgery at Hôpital Bichat (Paris,
2005-2006)
EMBA on management in health care delivery at Harvard Business School
(2015)

Scientific societies:
- Member of the “American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists”
(AAGL) and Past Board Member (2018-2020)
- Member of “European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy” (ESGE)
since 2008
- Member of “Sociedad Española de Ginecología y Obstetricia” (SEGO)
since 2015
- Member of “Societat Catalana d'Obstetrícia i Ginecologia” (SCOG)
since 2018
Currently he is:
- Director of the Department of Dexeus Mujer since January 2020
- Head of the Dexeus Mujer Endometriosis Unit founded in 2007
- Head for the FGM reconstruction programme since 200

Pedro N.
BARRI SOLDEVILA
(Spain)

Ass. Professor Pawel Basta MD, PhD

 

 

Dr Pawel Basta is a specialist in gynecology and obstetrics and gynecological oncology. Currently, he works at the University Hospital in Krakow as Deputy of a Head of the Department of Gynaecology and Gynaecological Oncology. He serves also a lecturer at Chair of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the Jagiellonian University, Collegium Medicum at the same time.

Onspring of Dr Basta’s professional career are related to the Gynaecological University Clinic LMU in Munich, where he first encountered a modern diagnostics and treatment of women with breast cancer. He worked at the renowned University College London Hospital in the UK as a scholarship holder of a grant from the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology in 2012. He has been involved in early diagnosis of a breast cancer along with oncoplastic and reconstructive surgical treatment of women with this cancer. Currently, his main areas of scientific and professional interest are surgery for cancer of the female reproductive organs and minimally invasive surgery for advanced and deep endometriosis.

He has been appointed as a Vice-President of the Polish Society of Gynaecological Oncology since 2021; he also serves as Chairman of a Senological Section of the Polish Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians and a Board member of an Endometriosis Section of this Society.

Dr Pawel Basta has been appointed as the Provincial Consultant in the field of gynecological oncology for Małopolska region since August 2023.

He was appointed as an expert to endometriosis working group by the Minister of Health for developing a care pathway for women with endometriosis in March 2023.

He is a co-author of recent guidelines for diagnosis and treatment in endometriosis of Polish Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians.

Pawel
BASTA
(Poland)

Professor Sofiane Bendifallah is a distinguished figure in the field of Gynecology-Obstetrics, currently holding the position of Professor at a renowned hospital in Paris. Notably, he leads the Endometriosis Expert Center at the American Hospital of Paris, showcasing his expertise in the field.

Professor Bendifallah is widely recognized for his surgical proficiency in both endometriosis and gynecological cancer. His dedication to precision medicine is evident in his extensive research endeavors, which have culminated in the publication of over 300 scientific works pertaining to endometriosis and oncology.

Additionally, he plays a crucial role in the executive committee of the Fondation Research Endometriosis, further demonstrating his commitment to advancing research in the field. Professor Sofiane Bendifallah's contributions have significantly impacted the landscape of Gynecology-Obstetrics, earning him a distinguished reputation in the global medical community.

Sofiane
BENDIFALLAH
(France)

Kutay
BIBEROGLU
(Turkiye)

Dr. Vimee Bindra is a highly accomplished Consultant Endometriosis Laparoscopic/Robotic Surgeon based in Hyderabad, India. She holds the distinction of being an SRC Accredited Master Surgeon in Multidisciplinary Endometriosis Care. Dr. Bindra serves at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, and is the Director of COPE – Centre for PCOS and Endometriosis. She is also the Founder of “The Endometriosis Foundation of India.”

With a focus on excision surgeries for endometriosis and fertility-enhancing minimally invasive surgeries, Dr. Bindra leads a dynamic multidisciplinary endometriosis team. She is deeply committed to educating on endometriosis and works tirelessly to raise awareness about this condition. Additionally, she co-founded the support group “ENDOCRUSADERS” to assist women dealing with endometriosis.

Dr. Bindra’s exceptional contributions to the field have earned her numerous accolades, including the "Telangana Women Leaders Award" in 2022. She was also honored with the "Young Clinician Award" and "Best Emerging Gynaecologist Award" in 2020, reflecting her outstanding dedication and expertise. Her leadership in healthcare was recognized with the "Women Healthcare Leadership Award" in the same year, as well as the "Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Azad Memorial Excellence Award."

She has been an esteemed faculty member for Endometriosis, TLH, and Hysteroscopy Workshops, organizing and conducting live workshops. Dr. Bindra is a published author, contributing chapters to Gynaecology and Obstetrics textbooks, and has authored three books herself. Her advocacy extends to film, having produced, and directed an awareness short film on “ENDOMETRIOSIS.”

In the realm of medical education, Dr. Bindra stands out for designing innovative models for Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy training, showcasing her commitment to advancing surgical education and proficiency.

Vimee
BINDRA
(India)

Attila
BOKOR
(Hungary)

Nicolas
BOURDEL
(France)

PhD degree (year, place): 2019, University of Burgundy (Dijon)

Other diplomas (year, place):

- Master's degree in Integrative Biology and Physiology, 2013, University Pierre and Marie Curie - Paris VI, France

- State-certified physiotherapist, 2006, Institute of Training in Massage and Physical Therapy - Berck sur Mer, France

 

Professional experience

Current Professional Situation:

2023 – Present: Research Associate at INSERM (Labtau U1032) – Lyon, France

• Main Project: Developing a complex ex vivo endometrial tissue model from patient biopsies to assess and optimize the response to current and potential treatments for endometriosis.

Previous Research Activities

2020 – 2023: Post-doctoral Research

Mentor: Dr. Camille BERTHELOT

ENS Institute of Biology (INSERM U1024) / Pasteur Institute (INSERM UA12) – Paris, France

• Functional genomics of the uterine mucosa: a comparison between menstruating and non-menstruating species, and between healthy women and patients with endometriosis.

• Establishment of endometrial organoid cell lines from different species: comparative studies of the response to steroid hormones.

 

2015 – 2019: Doctoral Thesis

Mentors: Dr. Ludovic LE CORRE and Prof. Marie-Christine CHAGNON- University of Burgundy – INSERM UMR1231- Dijon, France

• Impact of perinatal and chronic exposure to an endocrine disruptor (bisphenol S: BPS) on the hepatic transcriptome and methylome in mice.

• Study of transgenerational metabolic disruptions induced by perinatal exposure to BPS in mice.

Axelle
BRULPORT
(France)

Laurin Burla, MD, completed his medical studies in Zurich, Switzerland, in 2016. After his training in various hospitals in Zurich and Schaffhausen in the fields of general surgery and gynecology, followed by a position as a senior physician in surgery, he is currently working at the University Hospital Zurich in the field of gynecology for his remaining gynecology training. His academic and clinical interests include the diagnosis and classification of endometriosis, particularly MRI diagnostics, as well as minimally invasive surgery, including robotics.

Laurin
BURLA
(Switzerland)

Maíra Casalechi has been working with endometriosis since the beginning of her career, as a researcher scholar during college
(2012-2016). During her PhD (2019-2024), she put efforts into the evaluation of a new molecular target to a non-invasive imaging diagnosis tool of endometriosis, under supervision of Dr. Fernando Reis at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Currently, she is a Research fellow at the Fondazione Ca’Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano, Italy, dedicating her time mainly to the study of the physiopathology of endometriosis and its influence on infertility.

Maíra
CASALECHI
(Italy)

Isabella
CHANAVAZ-LACHERAY
(France)

Vito
CHIANTERA
(Italy)

Alin Stefan Constantin, MD, is a highly skilled Consultant Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeon, with a specialization in endometriosis. He currently serves at Albertinen-Krankenhaus in Hamburg, Germany.

Dr. Constantin is dedicated to advancing the field of endometriosis and is actively involved in various professional organizations. He holds the position of Secretary General at the Endometriosis Academy, demonstrating his commitment to education and knowledge dissemination in the field. Additionally, he is a valuable member of the Young EEL Team within the European Endometriosis League.

With a strong academic background, Dr. Constantin earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie „Carol Davila” din București. He is also a board-certified Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology, recognized by the Landesärztekammer Hessen.

His dedication to providing exceptional care and contributing to the advancement of gynecological surgery is evident in his extensive professional experience and ongoing involvement in key medical organizations.

Alin Ștefan
CONSTANTIN
(Germany)

Ciprian-Andrei Coroleuca is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology with extensive experience in the field. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a strong commitment to women's health, providing top-quality medical care.

Currently, Coroleuca serves as a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Clinical Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology "Prof.  Panait Sîrbu" in Bucharest, Romania. Here, he dedicates his skills to offering careful and specialized medical care, contributing to the hospital's prestigious reputation.

Previously, Coroleuca worked as a specialist doctor at the same hospital, gaining significant experience in obstetrics and gynecology. Additionally, he provided exceptional medical services at the Emergency Clinical Hospital "Sf. Pantelimon" in Bucharest, known for its excellence in patient care.

In parallel with clinical practice, Coroleuca is involved in medical education, holding the position of Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest. Here, he shares his knowledge and experience with future doctors, offering clinical guidance and presenting relevant cases.

With a research-focused vision, Coroleuca earned a Doctor of Medicine degree in January 2015, with the distinction of "Excellent / Summa cum Laude". This reflects his dedication to advancing knowledge in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

Throughout his career, Coroleuca has continued to enhance his skills by obtaining several certificates of complementary studies in urogynecology, laparoscopic gynecological surgery, hysteroscopy, and obstetrical and gynecological ultrasonography.

With a solid background, including a doctorate in medicine, Ciprian-Andrei Coroleuca has established himself as a trusted specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. His significant contributions to patient care and medical education place him at the forefront of professionals in the field.

Ciprian-Andrei
COROLEUCĂ
(Romania)

Dr Fiona Cousins is an early career scientist at the Hudson Institute of Medical research (Melbourne, Australia) whose current research focuses on understanding the pathology of endometriosis with the overall aim of discovering new therapeutic targets.

Dr Cousins worked in industry (biomanufacturing) before pursuing a PhD and postdoctoral work at the University of Edinburgh, where she specialised in the regulation of endometrial repair and regeneration during menstruation. Dr Cousins was recruited to the Hudson Institute in 2015, to investigate the role of endometrial stem cells in endometrial repair and their contributions to endometriosis pathogenesis. Dr Cousins currently leads an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Ideas Grant (2023-2026) investigating the therapeutic potential of a novel type I interferon, IFNε, for endometriosis treatment. Her endometriosis research has been recognised by the World Endometriosis Society, awarded the prestigious David Healy Award for Best Scientific Presentation at the 14th World Congress of Endometriosis (2021) and a highly commended prize for Best Presentation by a Young Investigator at the 15th World Congress of Endometriosis (2023); she was also shortlisted in the Top 30 applicants in the L’Oreal UNESCO Women in Science Fellowship (2019).

She has a strong interest in women's health and the promotion of women in science, and regularly contributes to community outreach activities, such as co-ordinating Hudson’s Young Women in Science mentoring programme, writing on endometriosis for The Conversation (2020) and appearing as a subject expert on 3RRR radio’s recent special broadcast on endometriosis (2023).

Cătălin
COROLEUCĂ
(Romania)

Dr Fiona Cousins is an early career scientist at the Hudson Institute of Medical research (Melbourne, Australia) whose current research focuses on understanding the pathology of endometriosis with the overall aim of discovering new therapeutic targets.

Dr Cousins worked in industry (biomanufacturing) before pursuing a PhD and postdoctoral work at the University of Edinburgh, where she specialised in the regulation of endometrial repair and regeneration during menstruation. Dr Cousins was recruited to the Hudson Institute in 2015, to investigate the role of endometrial stem cells in endometrial repair and their contributions to endometriosis pathogenesis. Dr Cousins currently leads an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Ideas Grant (2023-2026) investigating the therapeutic potential of a novel type I interferon, IFNε, for endometriosis treatment. Her endometriosis research has been recognised by the World Endometriosis Society, awarded the prestigious David Healy Award for Best Scientific Presentation at the 14th World Congress of Endometriosis (2021) and a highly commended prize for Best Presentation by a Young Investigator at the 15th World Congress of Endometriosis (2023); she was also shortlisted in the Top 30 applicants in the L’Oreal UNESCO Women in Science Fellowship (2019).

She has a strong interest in women's health and the promotion of women in science, and regularly contributes to community outreach activities, such as co-ordinating Hudson’s Young Women in Science mentoring programme, writing on endometriosis for The Conversation (2020) and appearing as a subject expert on 3RRR radio’s recent special broadcast on endometriosis (2023).

Fiona
COUSINS
(Australia)

Lydia Coxon is a post-doc researcher in the Pain in Women and the EndoCaRe research groups at the University of Oxford. Prior to this she did a DPhil (PhD) with these groups entitled ‘Neuropathic Pain in Endometriosis’.

Her work investigates pain mechanisms in pelvic pain. She has particularly worked on endometriosis-associated pain and how stratification of patients can aid our understanding and inform our treatment of women with endometriosis-associated pain. She is now working on a project investigating dysmenorrhea (period pain) in adolescents.

She is also Treasurer of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Early Career Network.

Lydia
COXON
(United Kingdom)

Adrien Crestani is a distinguished medical professional with a comprehensive educational background. He completed his second cycle of medical studies at the University of Paris Sorbonne in 2014, earning the title of Laureate. In 2016, he pursued advanced studies in abdominal-pelvic surgical anatomy at the University of Paris-Descartes.

His significant contributions to the field are evidenced by his impressive list of publications, which include 17 international peer-reviewed articles. Adrien is a noted authority in cervical cancer, having contributed to the French recommendation for 2023. He has also shared his expertise as an oral speaker at various international congresses, including CNGOF in 2018 and 2020, ISUOG in 2019, ESGO in 2019, European Endometriosis Congress in 2022, SOBRACIL in Brazil in 2022, and the Royal Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2023.

Adrien Crestani is a respected figure in the academic community, serving as a reviewer for esteemed journals such as the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, European Journal of Radiology, Ultrasounds in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He has also contributed as a reviewer for Plos One.

Adrien
CRESTANI
(France)

Ezgi Darici, MD is a specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology. She got her medical degree at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty. She worked as a clinical REI fellow at Brussels IVF, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel between 2022-2023 and now a Ph.D. student working on endometriosis and infertility at Semmelweis University, Hungary. She is a crew member of the Endometriosis & Adenomyosis Society, Turkey since 2017 and an active member of the European Endometriosis League since 2018. Her main interest areas are advanced gynecologic sonography, endometriosis and reproductive endocrinology.

Ezgi
DARICI
(Turkiye)

Rudy Leon De Wilde is a distinguished figure in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology with an extensive academic and professional background. He has served as a Co-Assistant at the University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Leuven, Belgium. De Wilde holds ScD degrees in Obstetrics, Internal Medicine, and Surgery from Leuven, Belgium, showcasing his deep expertise in these areas.

His career has been marked by significant contributions to surgical research, particularly in microsurgery. He gained valuable experience as a Scientific-Researcher at the Unit for Experimental Surgery and obtained a qualification as a Microsurgeon at the University Department of General Surgery in Leuven. Further, he completed his Residency and Specialization in Microsurgery at the same institution.

De Wilde's academic journey has seen him engage with various universities, including Münster, Bochum, Göttingen, Groningen, and Oldenburg, where he held teaching appointments. He currently holds the position of Medical Director of the Clinic of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Gynecological Oncology at the Pius-Clinic Oldenburg. Additionally, he serves as the Head of the University Clinic for Gynecology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany.

With a prolific publication record of over 250 peer-reviewed articles on operative gynecology, De Wilde is a recognized authority in his field. He has received numerous international scientific awards for his contributions to Experimental Surgery, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Gynecological and Oncological Surgery. Furthermore, his role as Director of the European Society of Gynecological Endoscopy demonstrates his leadership and influence within the international medical community.

Rudy Leon
DE WILDE
(Germany)

He is an outstanding medical professional with extensive expertise. He holds positions as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kasr El-Aini School of Medicine, Cairo University, and serves as the Unit Director for Endoscopic Surgery in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, overseeing Unit 33. He established and directed the Virtual Endoscopic Simulation and Skills Acquisition Lab (Vessalka) at Kasr Al Aini. Previously, he held the role of Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in New York, USA. He completed fellowships at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

He contributed as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Medical School. Recognized as a Fellow of the Accreditation Council of Gynecologic Endoscopy, he is actively involved in the Egyptian Scientific Society (Institute de Egypte).

Ahmed Mahmoud
EL-MINAWI
(Egypt)

Prof. Caterina Exacoustos was born in Rome, Italy, from German father and Italian mother and has greek grand-grand father. She is an associate Professor of Ob/Gyn at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. She received her medical degree at the Catholic University of Rome in 1984 and completed in 1989 the Ob/Gyn residency and then a fellowship in obstetric and gynecological ultrasound in the same university. During that time her clinical and research interest was mostly on perinatal medicine and she had several important publications in this field. She has been attached since 1993 to the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology initially as research fellow then as researcher and now as associate professor. Since 1993 working with endoscopic surgical teams she test the advantages of the use of transvaginal ultrasound as presurgical diagnostic tool and for an accurate management of gynecological diseases. She spends also in 2010 a sabbatical year in US at the University of Connecticut as invited professor teaching 3D transvaginal ultrasound. Actually her main areas of interest are endometriosis and benign diseases including uterine pathology and infertility. She has published more than 150 scientific articles of more than 100 peer reviewed and more than 15 book chapters both in English and in Italian. She has been invited to numerous scientific meetings and conferences of gynecological pathology as speaker in Europe and USA. She has extensive experience in gynecologic ultrasound together with a long history in training activities in several ultrasound courses

Caterina
EXACOUSTOS
(Italy)

Hélder Ferreira is the Head of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Unit of Centro Hospitalar Universitário in Porto, Portugal. He is also a Professor of Gynaecology at the University of Porto and a holder of two fellowship programs in Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgery with Prof. Arnaud Wattiez (France-2009) and Prof. Joerg Keckstein (Austria-2011). He is a Full Executive Board Member of the European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) and an Advisory Board Member of the European Endometriosis League (EEL). He is a Board Member of the Portuguese Society of Gynecology and a Board Member of the Portuguese College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is president of the Portuguese Society of Minimally Invasive Surgery. He performs advanced laparoscopic surgeries (endometriosis, oncology, genital prolapse and uterovaginal malformations) and robotic gynaecological surgery. He is the author of several original articles, book chapters, short communications, and surgical video publications. He lectures in national, regional, and international scientific meetings/congresses. During conferences and postgraduate courses, he has performed live interactive surgeries in several countries. In addition, he has tutored many training courses on dry/live-tissue lab and cadaver dissection.

Hélder
FERREIRA
(Portugal)

Professor Jamal Fikri is a distinguished expert in endoscopic surgery and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). He holds the esteemed position of President at the Moroccan College of Fertility (CMF) and is a founding member and board member of the Moroccan Society of Gynecological Endoscopy. At Abulcassis University in Rabat, he leads the postgraduate program in reproductive medicine. Furthermore, he serves as the head of the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) unit and reproductive surgery at Al Boustane Clinic in Rabat. Professor Fikri is a globally recognized speaker, contributing his expertise to organizations like SIRU, the Global Congress of Hysteroscopy, the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, and the African Fertility Society. He is also an accomplished author with contributions to book chapters and articles.

Jamal
FIKRI
(Morocco)

Martin Götte is a Professor for Medical Biochemistry at the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the University of Münster, Germany. He obtained his diploma (Biology) in 1994 at the University of Münster, and his Ph.D. (Biochemistry) in 1997 from the University of Göttingen and the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. After a postdoctoral research period at the Department of Cell Biology of Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston, USA, he became a group leader at the Institute of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry of Münster University. Since 2003, he holds a tenured position as head of the research laboratory of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Münster University Hospital. His main areas of research cover various aspects of reproductive biology and gynaecological oncology. A particular research focus is on the molecular mechanisms of endometriosis, exploring the role of adult stem cells and microRNAs in the pathogenic process. Methodological approaches include histopathological biomarker studies, the use of knockout mouse diseases models, patient-derived primary cells and cell lines, which are investigated using a broad range of cell biological, biochemical and molecular biological techniques. Prof. Götte is a member of the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals (including American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology, Oncology reports, Cellular Signaling). He is basic science officer of the ESHRE special interest group for endometriosis and endometrial disorders, chairman of the board of the Reproductive medicine section of the German Society of Endocrinology, and a member of the board of the German Endometriosis Research Foundation SEF. His research has been funded by the European Commission, the German Research Council DFG, the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, the German Research Ministry (BMBF), the German Israeli Foundation and industry sources. Prof. Götte is the coordinator of a multinational EU H2020 RISE project, TRENDO, and past coordinator of MOMENDO which eludicate molecular mechanisms of endometriosis, and two oncological EU projects, GLYCANC and HEPINIB. Prof. Götte has authored ~200 publications in peer-reviewed journals and his work have been cited more than 10.000 times (H-index=49) (SCOPUS)

Martin
GÖTTE
(Germany)

Mihaela Grigore is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania. She specializes in minimally invasive surgery (European Diploma of Gynecologic Endoscopy and Minimal Invasive Surgeon Certificate from European Academy of Gynecological Surgery). She is also specialized in breast surgery, gynecologic ultrasound in cervical pathology and is currently the Secretary of the “Romanian Society of Colposcopy and Inferior Genital Tract Pathology” and member of the Advisory Board of the EFC (European Federation of Colposcopy). As member of the Prevention Committee of ESGO (European Society of Gynecologic Oncology), she is strongly committed to improving all parts of cervical cancer screening. She has organized two ESGO workshops on colposcopy and cervical cancer, one basic course in colposcopy and one advanced EFC colposcopy course.

The research interests are in the same fields of gynecology, and she has published several articles in prestigious journals (Lancet, Cochrane Database Reviews, Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Imaging, Journal of Medical Screening, European Journal of Public Health, Journal of Cancer Education, European Journal of Gynecologic Oncology, Bulletin du Cancer, Medical Ultrasonography). She is currently a member of the Cochrane Gynecology and Infertility Group and a Council Member of Cochrane Romania

Mihaela
GRIGORE
(Romania)

Grigoris
GRIMBIZIS
(Greece)

Stefano Guerriero is a distinguished Full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cagliari, Italy, a position he has held since 2016. He earned his medical degree at the University of Pisa and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology there in 1992.

Since January 2020, he has served as the Head of the Center of Assisted Reproduction and Diagnostics in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria of Cagliari. From 2018 to 2021, he held the position of director at the postgraduate school of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cagliari.

Professor Guerriero's extensive contributions to the field are reflected in his authorship of over 170 articles in peer-reviewed journals indexed by MEDLINE. As of January 2023, his h-index stands at 45 according to Scopus.

A founding member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG), he served as the Editor of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology from 2011 to 2019. He continues to be actively involved in the Editorial Board of the same journal. Moreover, Professor Guerriero has edited three books for Springer, including the notable "How to Perform Ultrasonography in Endometriosis."

He is a sought-after invited speaker at numerous international congresses, showcasing his expertise and contributing significantly to the global discourse in his field.

Stefano
GUERRIERO
(Italy)

Professor Guo received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1991. He worked at University of Michigan and University of Minnesota before becoming a tenured full Professor at Medical College of Wisconsin. After serving a three-year term directorship at the Institute of Obstetric and Gynecologic Research, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, he has been Professor of Gynecology at Shanghai OB/GYN Hospital, Fudan University since 2010. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Endometriosis Society (WES), the Asian Society of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis (ASEA), the past board member of the Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders (SEUD), and a member of the WHO Expert Working Groups (EWG3A). He has served as an Associated Editor for Human Reproduction Update, Human Reproduction, Reproductive Sciences, and Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy. Currently he is a member of the Advisory Board on Trends in Molecular Medicine, serves as co-Editor-in-Chief for the newly launched SEUD official journal, Journal of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders, and as Associate Editor for several other international journals.

Sun-Wei
GUO
(USA)

· Vice President of Tottori University, Japan

· Professor, Tottori University School of Medicine, Japan

Professor Harada graduated from Tottori University in 1983 and he learned IVF-ET at Leeds University in England in 1985. He has been a professor since 2008.

Professor Harada has (co)authored over 230 articles in peer-review international journals. The most cited paper is “Role of cytokines in endometriosis” published in Fertility Sterility in 2001. He was the chief investigator of the drug development of low dose OC, dienogest and oral GnRH antagonist for endometriosis in Japan. He edited a book “Endometriosis Pathogenesis and Treatment” by Springer in 2014.

President: Japan Society of Endometriosis

Past President: Asian Society of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis (2015-2016) Previous Board member: World Endometriosis Society, Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders

Tasuku
HARADA
(Japan)

Alicia
HERNANDEZ
(Spain)

Andrew is Professor of Gynaecology at the University of Edinburgh in the UK and a leading researcher in women’s health problems, with a focus on endometriosis and pelvic pain. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He is President-elect of the World Endometriosis Society and Trustee to Endometriosis UK. He has written a popular book on endometriosis with a patient.

Andrew
HORNE
(United Kingdom)

Prof. PD. Gernot Hudelist, MD, MSc, is a distinguished Reproductive and Pelvic Surgeon based in Vienna, Austria. Currently serving as a Consultant Gynaecologist at Hospital St. John of God and the Rudolfinerhaus Private Clinic, his impact on women's health is profound. With over 5000 surgeries for endometriosis, including 2000 for deep endometriosis (DE), his surgical expertise is highly regarded.

In addition to his clinical practice, Prof. Hudelist holds the prestigious position of Full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Actively engaged in international collaborative research, he is a valued contributor to various multicenter studies, notably the IDEA and #ENZIAN initiatives. A dedicated member of the European Endometriosis League (EEL) and the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy's Special Interest Group for Endometriosis (ESGE-SIG), Prof. Hudelist is committed to advancing the understanding and treatment of gynecological conditions.

Furthermore, his academic influence extends through an impressive portfolio of 140+ publications in esteemed peer-reviewed scientific journals. Prof. Hudelist's research contributions have significantly enriched the body of knowledge in gynecology. His unwavering dedication to women's health, demonstrated through surgical excellence, research leadership, and active participation in international collaborations, solidifies his standing as a pioneering figure in gynecology.

Gernot
HUDELIST
(Austria)

Lone Hummelshoj has been advocating for those with endometriosis for more than 25 years. She has project managed multiple research studies demonstrating the impact and burden of endometriosis, implemented six successful world congresses on endometriosis, and is the programme manager for the WERF EPHect tools that define global standards in endometriosis research. Lone publishes endometriosis.org as a global repository for information and news in endometriosis.

Lone
HUMMELSHOJ
(Denmark)

Dr. Med. Sara Imboden is a Consultant in Gynecological Oncology at the University Hospital Bern (Inselspital). Prior to this, from August 2017 to January 2018, they served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Karolinska Institut in Stockholm, Sweden. Their extensive training includes a fellowship and deputy leadership role at the Endometriosis Center at the University Hospital Bern. They also completed international training in robotic surgery and clinical research at the University of Lund, Sweden.

In terms of research, Dr. Med. Sara Imboden has been instrumental in projects aimed at advancing personalized medicine in endometrial cancer. They have received funding and awards for their contributions in this field. Additionally, they are involved in various educational roles, including supervising dissertations and mentoring master's students. They are a dedicated educator, contributing to courses and training programs in gynecology.

Dr. med. Sara imboden is an active member of several prestigious medical societies, including the Swiss Gynecology Society (SGGG), European Society of Gynecological Oncology (ESGO), and European Endometriosis League (EEL). They have also been a member of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) since 2009 and have contributed significantly to organizations like EndoHelp and AGE (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Gynäkologische Endoskopie). Furthermore, they served on the board of the Swiss Lymphedema Framework from 2017 to 2021 and are currently a member of the ElleHelp Medical Board.

Sara
IMBODEN
(Switzerland)

Prof. Dr. Ludwig Kiesel received his medical education from the School of Medicine in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Royal Free Hospital in London, UK. He earned a medical doctorate (M.D.) from the University of Heidelberg in 1981 and obtained ECFMG certification (American Medical Exam) in 1982. Following this, he pursued a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, USA, from 1981 to 1982. In 1992, he completed his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Throughout his clinical career, Prof. Dr. Kiesel held various positions of significance. He served as a Resident at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Heidelberg from 1983 to 1990 and achieved board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1989. Subsequently, he worked as a Faculty Member at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Heidelberg until 1992. Following this, he continued as a Faculty Member at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tübingen from 1992 to 2000. Since 2000, he has been the Chairman of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University of Muenster.

Prof. Dr. Kiesel's professional interests encompass a wide range of areas, including menopause, gynecological endocrinology, contraception, endometriosis, and mechanisms of hormone action in breast cancer.

His extensive involvement in professional organizations is notable. He has held the position of President of the Society of German Society of Gynaecologic Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine. Additionally, he served as the Past President of the German Menopause Society (DMG) from 2004 to 2010, the German Joint Societies of Reproduction (DVR) from 2006 to 2009, and the German Endometriosis Foundation (SEF) from 2008 to 2012. He also acted as a Board Member of the World Endometriosis Society from 2011 to 2017.

Prof. Dr. Ludwig Kiesel is actively involved in the development of clinical guidelines. He is a member of various guideline groups, including the German Menopause Guideline Group, European Endometriosis Guideline Group (ESHRE), German Endometriosis Guideline Group (DGGG), and World Endometriosis Society Consensus Board (WES).

Furthermore, he took on the role of Congress President for the Annual Meeting of the German Menopause Society (DMG) held in Münster in 2005.

Ludwig
KIESEL
(Germany)

Jure Knez has graduated in medicine at the Medical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana in 2008. In 2014, he obtained a position of a Clinical Research Fellow for the internationally leading expert in gynaecological and early pregnancy ultrasound Mr Davor Jurkovic at the University College London Hospital, UK, which is recognised as one of the world leading centres for the use of gynaecologic ultrasound. During this time, he has gained a high level of expertise in ultrasound diagnostics of gynaecologic disease, endometriosis and early pregnancy complications. In 2015, he finished his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and obtained a position of a consultant gynaecologist at the Gynaecology Clinic, University Medical Centre Maribor. In 2016, he has attained the title of European Fellow of Obstetrics and Gynaecology by completing the European specialist exam in Obstetrics and Gynaecology by the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG). He currently holds a position of Assistant Professor for Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Maribor, Slovenia. His main clinical and research focus is management of endometriosis, endometrial cancer, and the use of gynaecological ultrasound in clinical practice. In his research career, he has collaborated with experts working at high-esteemed internationally acknowledged institutions, such as Vrije Universiteit Brussel (the Free University of Brussels, Belgium) and the University College London, UK (UCL), which resulted in publication of several high impact papers. He is the national director of Ian Donald Inter-University School of Medical Ultrasound. Since 2023 he is the Associate Editor of one of the leading journals in the field of gynaecology “Human Reproduction, Oxford University Press”. He is a leader of several research projects in the field of endometriosis and the use of gynaecological ultrasound.

Jure
KNEZ
(Slovenia)

Graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. On a daily routine, she works as a senior assistant and lecturer in the Clinical Department of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology at the University Hospital in Krakow.

She became a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology in 2017, in 2021 in gynecological oncology, and has been undergoing specialty training in radiology since 2021.

Her interests and professional work mainly focus on issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of gynecological cancers and endometriosis. She has a special interest in ultrasound diagnostics, including imaging of deep endometriosis, ovarian tumors and oncological lesions.

She has received training and additional experience during internships in Rome, Prague and Leuven.

Member of ISUOG, ESGO, EEL, the Polish Society of Gynecologic Oncology (PTGO), a board member of the Young Gynecologic Oncologists Club of PTGO and the IOTA plus Editorial Board.

Agnieszka
KOTLARZ
(Poland)

Marina Kvaskoff is an Epidemiologist and Tenured Scientist at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) in France. She is leading a research group focused on the epidemiology of endometriosis and women’s health. Her research interests span the descriptive epidemiology of endometriosis, its risk factors, progression, heterogeneity, and long-term consequences.

She is leading projects in several population-based cohorts and is the PI of ComPaRe-Endometriosis, a prospective e-cohort of several thousands of patients with endometriosis and/or adenomyosis in France.

She is President of the Scientific Committee of the French Foundation for Research on Endometriosis and a member of the Early-Career Board of the World Endometriosis Society.

Marina
KVASKOFF
(France)

Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Department of Health Promotion, Mother and Childcare, Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties (PROMISE), University of Palermo (Palermo, Italy).

Antonio Simone Laganà was born in Reggio Calabria (Italy) on 8th May 1986. He is Coordinator of the Special Interest Group for Endometriosis & Endometrial Disorders (SIGEED) of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).

Antonio Simone Laganà was trained in obstetric/gynecological ultrasound at the Altamedica Main Centre in Rome (Italy), got the Master in “Gynecological Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery” at the University of Pisa (Italy), the Ph.D. in “Medical and Surgical Biotechnologies” at the University of Messina (Italy), and developed an intensive training in minimally invasive gynecological surgery (high-volume advanced laparoscopy, hysteroscopy) at the Univerzitetni Klinični Center Ljubljana (Slovenia), during the Subspecialist Training Programme (Fellowship) in Reproductive Medicine (according to the criteria of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, ESHRE, and European Board and College of Gynecology and Obstetrics, EBCOG).

His research interests include endometriosis, reproductive immunology, infertility, gynaecological endocrinology, laparoscopy, and hysteroscopy. He is the author of more than 440 papers published in PubMed-indexed international peer-reviewed journals, and his presence is often requested as an invited speaker at international congresses. He is currently an editor of high-impact journals, including Scientific Reports, Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Journal of Ovarian Research, Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation, and many others.

He is habilitated as Full Professor in Italy for Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Antonio Simone
LAGANÀ
(Italy)

Mohamed
MABROUK
(United Kingdom)

Cristina Maricel is an accomplished radiologist with a wealth of experience and expertise in the field. Her commitment to advancing women's health through top-notch medical care is commendable.

She serves as a Radiology Consultant at Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João in Porto, Portugal. She also holds the position of Invited Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, further showcasing her dedication to education and clinical practice.

With a dynamic career spanning several prestigious institutions, Maricel has made significant contributions to the field of radiology. Her role as a consultant at Hospital Privado de Gaia and Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, along with her tenure at Hospital da Luz, Guimarães, highlights her versatile expertise in the domain.

Education has been a cornerstone of  Maricel's career, marked by a Fellowship in Interventional Radiology at Nouvelle Hôpital Civil, Strasbourg, France, and a Fellowship in Genitourinary Imaging at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, United Kingdom. Her extensive training has equipped her with specialized skills and knowledge.

 Maricel's contributions extend beyond clinical practice. She has authored notable publications, shedding light on critical topics in radiology, including endometriosis and congenital anomalies in the female genital tract. Her research has earned recognition in esteemed journals, further solidifying her position as a leader in the field.

In addition to her clinical and academic pursuits, Maricel actively engages in professional networks. She is a valued member of the Portuguese Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, the European Society of Radiology, and the European Society of Urogenital Radiology. She also plays an active role in the Female Pelvis Imaging Working Group, showcasing her commitment to collaborative efforts in advancing women's health.

Cristina Maricel's career is marked by excellence, driven by a passion for radiology and a dedication to improving patient outcomes. Her contributions to the field serve as a testament to her expertise and leadership in the domain of radiology.

Cristina
MACIEL
(Portugal)

Dr. Abhishek Mangeshikar is a highly accomplished specialist in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, currently heading the departments at Saifee and Jaslok Hospitals. He's recognized as a Level 2 Neuropelveologist and a Vetted Surgeon of Excellence for Endometriosis. Dr. Mangeshikar's outstanding contributions have earned him accolades like the IAGE Young Achiever of the Year 2022 and a USD 10,000 Traveling Scholarship for groundbreaking research in Gynecological Cancers. He's also a published author in esteemed medical journals. Dr. Mangeshikar is an active member of various influential boards and societies, including the Young Advisory Group (YAG) for APAGE, where he actively mentors fellows in advanced Endometriosis Surgery and contributes significantly to the promotion of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Asia Pacific region. His dedication and expertise make him a pivotal figure in the field of gynecology.

Abhishek
MANGESHIKAR
(India)

Dr. Prashant Mangeshikar is the Pioneer of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in India

 

Conferred Honorary Membership for his academic contributions to gynecological endoscopy

  • Kiel School of Gynecological Endoscopy, University of Kiel Germany (June 2007)
  • Romanian Society of Gynecological Endoscopy
  • Australian Society of Gynecological Endoscopy

Awarded Honorary Chair of Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons 2023

Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by APAGE 2022

 

CURRENT POSITIONS:

 

NATIONAL

  1. Director, Mangeshikar Minimal Access Gynecology Clinic for Women, Mumbai.
  2. Honorary Consultant Gynecological Endoscopic Surgeon, Armed Forces of India, India.
  3. Former Faculty Director, Division of Gynecological Endoscopy, CEMAST, Center of Excellence for Minimal Access Training, Mumbai
  4. Panel Consultant Gynecologist and Head of Department of Gynecological Endoscopic Surgery, Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences.
  5. Consultant Gynecological Endoscopic Surgeon and Robotic Surgeon, Saifee Hospital Mumbai
  6. Consultant Gynecological Endoscopic Surgeon, Department of Minimally invasive Gynecological Surgery at Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

VISITING FACULTY at:

  1. Kiel School of Gynecological Endoscopy, University of Schleswig Holstein, Germany
  2. Giessen School of Gynecological Endoscopic Surgery, University of Giessen, Germany
  3. European Institute of Telesurgery and IRCAD, University of Strasbourg, France

 

He has developed the technique of Laparoscopic Mangeshikar Cervicopexy as conservative Surgery for Uterine Prolapse. In addition, he has been the first to perform Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in India, recognized by the Federation of Gynaecological and Obstetrical Societies of India (FOGSI).

 

Dr. Mangeshikar has to his credit several instrument designs pertaining to laparoscopic surgery.  He has been a wide advocate of Endosuturing techniques in Laparoscopy, for which he has developed instruments and technique. He has invented the Mangeshikar Uterine Mobilisar (Karl Storz) for safe and effective Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy.

 

He has conducted more than 450 workshops on Advanced Endoscopic Surgery as Faculty Member at several centers in India, UK, France, Germany, Muscat, China, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan and Singapore in addition being the first to conduct such workshops in India.

 

Past President of the Indian Association of Gynecological Endoscopy.

Founder Vice President of the Asia Pacific Association of Gynecological Endoscopists (APAGE).

Past President of the International Society for Gynecological Endoscopy (ISGE) (2013-2015).

Global Director of the International Society of Neuropelveology (ISON)

 

Dr. Mangeshikar has been an invited Faculty Member as well as Guest Speaker at several International and National Conferences on Endoscopic Surgery. He is deeply involved in spreading the knowledge of Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery amidst the medical fraternity and continues to travel and teach with the greatest enthusiasm, to enable the fun and art of operative endoscopy to reach all surgeons.

Prashant
MANGESHIKAR
(India)

Sylvia Mechsner is a consultant at the Department of Gynecology, Charité University Medicine in Berlin, Germany. She is the Head of the Endometriosis Unit with expertise in the clinical and surgical management of endometriosis. She has led the Endometriosis Research Unit since 2005. Her research focuses on the investigation of pathogenetic mechanisms of pain including inflammation, neuroimmunomodulation, smooth muscle metaplasia and invasion factors in endometriosis.

Sylvia
MECHSNER
(Germany)

Dr. Merlot is a surgeon specializing in the treatment of endometriosis.

He is one of the founding members of IFEMENENDO, a nationally and internationally recognized center for the treatment of endometriosis and recently a center certified by the regional agency of Health Ministery “ARS “as a “surgical referral center for complex endometriosis”.

He was one of the “experts” in the development of the latest recommendations for good practices in the management of endometriosis published at the end of 2017 (HAS and CNGOF).

His clinical activity has focused for many years on the surgical management of this disease, and in particular the most complex surgeries.

With around 150 to 200 so-called “complex” surgeries per year.

He actively participates in research against endometriosis, collaborating on numerous scientific articles in international journals and also as principal investigator of innovative research projects.

He has also participated in the training of more than 150 French and foreign surgeons over the last 4 years, and is actively involved in the organization of the Inter-University Diploma in the Management of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis in France.

Benjamin
MERLOT
(France)

Liselotte
METTLER
(Germany)

Julian Matthias Metzler is a distinguished Specialist in OB/GYN based at the University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland. With a rich background in both gynecology and surgery, his expertise encompasses a wide range of medical domains. Metzler also holds influential positions, including being a Co-Founder and Board Member of dAIgnose AG, a venture focused on integrating Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Ultrasound. Moreover, his role in the Scientific Endometriosis Foundation and membership in the Swiss Society of Ultrasound in OB/GYN underpin his commitment to advancing women's health.

Over the years, Metzler has contributed significantly to the field through his extensive research and numerous publications. His work has covered diverse areas, from endometriosis and migraines to the effects of vitamin D supplementation in endometriosis. Furthermore, he has been involved in studies analyzing the influence of social media on perceptions of endometriosis, showcasing a multidimensional approach to medical research. Metzler's dedication to advancing knowledge in his field is evident in his academic achievements and practical contributions to patient care.

Julian Matthias
METZLER
(Switzerland)

Emad Mikhail is a distinguished professional with extensive experience in Gynecologic Subspecialties. Currently serving as the Division Director of Gynecologic Subspecialties at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA, he also holds the position of Medical Director of Inpatient Gynecologic Services at Tampa General Hospital. Mikhail's expertise lies in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, and he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

His educational background includes an MB.BCh degree from the School of Medicine at Cairo University, awarded in 2001.   Mikhail is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). He is an active member of various esteemed organizations, including the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS), and the International Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy (ISGE).

  Mikhail's contributions to the field have been widely recognized. He has received several awards, including the Mitchel Hoffman Surgical Educator Award from the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at the University of South Florida. His commitment to education is evident through his induction into the 2021 charter class of the Morsani College of Medicine, Academy of Distinguished Educators. Additionally, Mikhail has a notable presence in peer-reviewed publications, contributing significantly to advancements in Gynecology.

Emad
MIKHAIL
(USA)

Lubomir
MIKULASEK
(Czech Republic)

Gaby Moawad is a highly accomplished Obstetrician and Gynecologist with extensive experience in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. He completed his Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, George Washington University in Washington, DC.  Moawad's expertise is further highlighted by his board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

With a rich educational background, including his residency at the University of Balamand in Beirut, Lebanon, Moawad has demonstrated exceptional dedication to women's health. He also completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University, solidifying his knowledge and skills in the field.

 Moawad's contributions extend beyond clinical practice. He has been recognized with numerous awards, including the AAGL Best Basic Science Abstract and the Teaching Award at the Kane-King-Dodek Obstetrical Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and an active member of several esteemed societies, including the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy.

In addition to his clinical and academic pursuits, Moawad plays a crucial role in various administrative and university activities. He serves on the AAGL Foundation Board and has chaired the Research Committee. His involvement in editorial boards and curriculum committees showcases his commitment to advancing the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Furthermore, Moawad’s educational achievements are notable. He has taught courses at various international meetings and conferences, sharing his expertise in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. His dedication to education is further exemplified by his involvement in numerous courses and workshops around the world.

With a substantial number of publications and abstracts to his name, Moawad's contributions to the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology are highly regarded. His research on topics such as diaphragmatic endometriosis and advancements in robotic surgery demonstrates his commitment to advancing women's healthcare.

Overall, Gaby Moawad's extensive experience, educational achievements, and contributions to the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology make him a highly respected expert in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. His dedication to education, research, and clinical practice continues to shape the future of women's healthcare.

Gaby N.
MOAWAD
(USA)

Mira Mousa is the Deputy Director of the Biomedical Science Discovery (BISDI) Program, and Postdoctoral Scientist in Genetic Epidemiology and Molecular Genetics at the Khalifa University. The BISDI program is an initiative to champion biomedical life science research and drive drug development innovation in Abu Dhabi by demystifying the function of mystery genes and target validation for immunotherapy. Mira’s research interests focuses on integrating multi-OMICs modalities, primarily in single-cell, to gain a comprehensive understanding of genotypic-phenotypic interactions underlying the pathogenesis of conditions, and identify novel biomarkers for early diagnosis and therapeutics. Her expertise includes the integration of genetic epidemiology, genomic medicine, population genetics, biostatistical techniques, computational biology and bioinformatics in reproductive health, metabolic conditions and infectious diseases.

 

Mira is leading the ‘MAR’A Project: Middle Eastern Women Research Association,’ an epidemiological study on women’s health conditions in the Middle East that aims to develop a better understanding of cultural and regional gynecological health patterns. With institutional, stakeholder and governmental collaborations, her research focuses on delineating epidemiological and genomic profiles associated with common gynecological diseases, specifically endometriosis and related co-morbidities, as well as metabolic conditions. Mira

 

Mira obtained her PhD from the University of Oxford. During her doctorate, Mira collaborated with the World Endometriosis Society to delineate the epidemiological and genomic profiles associated with common gynecological diseases. Mira has received funding from Sheikh Saud Al Qasimi Research Foundation and Bio-Rad Laboratories, achieved a Distinction for her Master’s degree in Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Medicine, University College London, and a Summa Cum Laude from her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Central Florida, USA.

Mira
MOUSA
(United Arab Emirates)

· FMH board-certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician

· Board certification in surgical Gynecology and Obstetrics

· Board certification in Gynecological Oncology

· President of the Swiss Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics (SGGG) since 2023

 

Areas of interest

· Clinics: Endometriosis, Gynecological Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery

· Science: Angiogenesis, Inflammation related Cytokines and Chemokines, Pain pathophysiology

 

Publications and Awards:

· 2023: ESGO Certificate of Professional Recognition

· 2022: nominated for the AAGL Steege Mentorship Award

· 270 publications in peer reviewed journals and more than 20 book chapters

· First prize for the best scientific work in Gynecology 2000 40 first prizes for scientific posters, 30 prizes for best videos, other scientific awards

 

Memberships

· Member of the Swiss Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics (SGGG)

· Board member of the working group for Gynecological Oncology (AGO, SGGG)

· Member of the working group for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (AKOL, SGGG)

· Founding member and current president of the working group for Endoscopic Gynecology (AGE, SGGG)

· Member of the European Society for Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE)

· Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)

· Member of the European Society of Gynecological Oncology ESGO

· Member of the Society of Pelvic Surgeons (SPS)

· Member of the Endometriosis Society

· Editorial Board Member of Gynecological Surgery and regular Reviewer of Gynecologic Oncology,

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction,

Obstetrics and Gynecology and other scientific journals

Michael D.
MUELLER
(Switzerland)

Annemiek Nap is a professor in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine. She is Head of Department of the department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Currently, she is a member of the advisory board of EEL. She was past Treasurer of the World Endometriosis Society from 2021-2023 and she was a member of the Core Group of the Guideline Development Group of the ESHRE guideline on Endometriosis 2022. In the Netherlands, she is Head of the division of Reproductive medicine of the Dutch Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Her research group is active in the field of endometriosis. She focuses on decreasing diagnostic delay, on patient empowerment in endometriosis treatment and on improving fertility in those with endometriosis.

Annemiek
NAP
(Netherlands)

Professor Michelle NISOLLE is President of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the University of Liege (ULiege) and Head of University GYN/OBST Department at CHU Liege (site Citadelle) in Belgium. Her clinical activity is focused on endoscopic management of benign pathology (especially endometriosis), Mullerian malformations and fibroids. She is particularly involved in endoscopic surgery teaching in the complementary Gynecology-Obstetrics Master. She created a university endometriosis care center, called LUCERM (Liège Universitary Center of Endometriosis Reproductive Medicine), to provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary patient care. She is very active in scientific societies (ESGE, ESHRE, ESG, French Fondation for Research on Endometriosis (FRE)) and journals (Fertility and Sterility ; Facts, Views and Vision in Obgyn ; European Gynecology and Obstetrics), invited speaker in international congresses and author of numerous book chapters and publications in renowned journals. Her research focuses on endometriosis, adenomyosis and ovarian cryopreservation.

Michelle
NISOLLE
(Belgium)

Peter Oppelt embarked on his medical journey in 1988 at the University of Regensburg and continued studies at the Technical University of Munich. He pursued an MD thesis at the University Women's Hospital, Technical University Munich. Following residencies and specialized training in gynecology and obstetrics at various universities, he obtained expertise in public health management through an MBA program at the University of Coburg. His career progressed through leadership roles at different hospitals in Austria, specializing in gynecology, obstetrics, and gynecological endocrinology. Presently, he holds the esteemed position of Professor and Chair for Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Gynecological Endocrinology at the Kepler Universitätsklinikum Linz in Austria.

Peter
OPPELT
(Austria)

I am a clinical professor at Bezmialem Vakıf University at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Istanbul, Turkey, and my primary areas of expertise are reproductive endocrinology and surgery and especially endometriosis specialist. Following my residency at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, I completed my postdoctoral training at Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Div.of Reproductive Endocrinology at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

I served as an Associate professor and Professor from 1997 to 2019 at Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty (Istanbul-Türkiye), Dept of Obstetrics &Gynecology, Div. of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility.

I am the former president of the European Endometriosis League and have been an active member of the organization since 2016.

I founded the Endometriosis and Adenomyosis Society of Turkey in 2009 and currently serve as an executive board member.

In March 2019, I was appointed as a World Endometriosis Society Senior Ambassador, and in 2023, I was elected to the World Endometriosis Society executive board member and the secretary of the Board.

I am the editor of the book "Endometriosis and Adenomyosis: Global Perspectives Across the Lifespan" published by Springer International Publishing in 2022.

I have 73 peer-reviewed articles published in international academic journals, 33 of which are about endometriosis. My research is mainly focuses on endometriosis, ART and infertility.

Engin
ORAL
(Turkiye)

Yutaka Osuga, MD, PhD

· Professor and Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo

· Deputy director, the University of Tokyo Hospital

· Vice Chairperson of the Executive Board, Chairperson of International Relations Committee, Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology

· President, Japan Society for Reproductive Medicine

· President, Japan Society of Fertilization and Implantation

Prof. Osuga received his MD in 1985 and PhD in 1995 from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tokyo, Japan. He completed his OB/GYN residency training at the University of Tokyo. He trained as a postdoctoral fellow in the field of ovarian physiology in Stanford University from 1995 to 1997. He is board certified by Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Japan Society of Gynecologic and Obstetric Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Therapy, Japan Society for Reproductive Medicine, and Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Prof. Osuga provides clinical services in gynecology and reproductive medicine with special expertise in laparoscopic surgery and assisted reproductive technology. His main research targets cover a wide variety of physiology and pathology of reproduction including endometriosis, implantation, folliculogenesis, and reproductive aging. He has authored over 500 research papers published in eminent peer-reviewed journals and has written and edited many textbooks. He serves as an executive board member of several medical groups and associations and an editor of several international journals. He is frequently sought out to provide his expertise at international medical conferences and academic institutions.

Yutaka
OSUGA
(Japan)

Dr Pille Pargmae is since 2019 Consultant Gynaecologist and Specialist in Minimal
Invasive Surgery and Endometriosis and founder of the endometriose service in
Radboud University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
She is also lead and educational supervisor for trainees in Ob/Gyn in benign complex gynaecology
and lead for regional minimal invasive simulation training for Ob/Gyn trainees and junior doctors in
Radboud University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
She holds a medical degree from Estonia and was trained in Estonia, followed by
Ob/Gyn training In the UK, Oxford University Hospital with advanced training in
minimal invasive surgery, followed by fellowship with prof Keckstein in
endometriosis.
She has been and is involved in research and publications in the field and member
of ESGE, BSGE, NVOG.

Pille
PARGMAE
(United Kingdom)

Laurențiu
PIRTEA
(Romania)

Alexander Popov is MD, professor, obstetrician-gynecologist, the Chief of department of Gyn and OncoGyn Surgery of the Moscow Regional Research Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Prof. Popov is board Certified in obstetrics and gynecology, one of the leading experts in the field of gynecological endoscopic and robotic surgery. Prof. Popov has much experience in educational process and held the school of career development courses for gynecologists in the fields of urogynecology and reproductology.

The main directions of professional activity: surgical treatment of benign and oncologic diseases; reproductive surgery; surgical and medical treatment of endometriosis; surgical treatment of genital prolapse and urinary incontinence; robot-assisted surgery in gynecology and urogynecology.

Prof. Popov holds postgraduate endoscopic courses in minimal invasive surgery in Russia. He is the author of more than 350 scientific articles and 3 monographs. He is one of the authors and leading experts for Federal Endometriosis Guideline.

Prof Popov is the Vice-President of Russian Association of Human Reproductive (RAHR), Member of Russian Association of Endoscopic Gynecologists (RAEG), Russian Association of endometriosis (RAE), European society of gynecologic Endoscopy (ESGE) and American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy (AAGL), the leading expert of the World Endometriosis Society (WES), Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders (SEUD), the society of European Robotic Gynecological Surgery (SERGS).

Alexandr
POPOV
(Russia)

M.D., MBA
Head of Gynecology and Obstetric Department, Clinics Boeblingen, Germany
Head of the following centerS: Breast-Cancer, Gynecological Oncology, Perinatal Medicine, Endometriosis and Fibroids all at the Clinics Boeblingen
Asscociate Professor at the Gynecological and Obstetrics Department, University Clinic Erlangen
Past President EEL

 

Prof. Dr. med.; born 1975; 1994-2000 Medical studies at the Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf; 2001 doctoral thesis on breast and gynecological carcionoma; 2001-2017 internship, residant and assistant clinical director, Gyn. and Obs. Dept., University Clinic Erlangen, Germany; 2007-2017 Head of clinical management and DRG issues, 2008-2017 Head of the University Endometriosis Center Franconia (UEF), 2015-2017 Head of the University Cancer Center for Gynaecological Oncology, University Clinic Erlangen; 2011 Master of Business Administration (MBA); 2011 qualification in minimal invsavie surgery (MIC III, highest degree oft he German Endoscopy Society, AGE) Specialisation in Gynecological Oncology (2011), Obstetrics and special Perinatal Medicine (2014) and Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine (2016), 2010 Postdoctoral lecture qualification („Habilitation“) – 2014 Associate Proferssor;  2016 Visiting Professor Cleveland Clinics, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Scientific main focus: Endometriosis and gynecological oncology, more than 200 peer reviewed papers (cumulative impact factor >250);
Advisory Board of the Scientific Endometriosis Society (SEF) Germany, Member of the committee for developing the German guideline for endoemtetriosis at the German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics; Exectutive Board EEL, Offical Representative for Certification of Endometriosis Centers from EEL and SEF; Certifified Auditor from the German Cancer Society (DKG) for Breast Cancer Centers, Gynecological Oncoloy Centers and Dysplasia Centers; Member of Editorial Board: Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Disorder, Advances in Medicine, Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde, Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology, International Journal of Gynecology & Clinical Practices

Stefan
RENNER
(Germany)

Horace Roman is surgeon of endometriosis at Institut Franco-Européen Muntidisciplinaire d’Endométriose (IFEMEndo, Franco-European Multidisciplinary Institute for Endometriosis) in Bordeaux, France, at IFEMEndo-Middle East Clinic, Burjeel Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE and Honorary Professor at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. His practice and clinical research exclusively focus on the surgical management of patients with deep endometriosis. He has published more than 190 scientific peer-reviewed articles in endometriosis field. Since 2005, he has managed more than 1,500 patients with deep endometriosis infiltrating the digestive tract, more than 250 with endometriosis of the urinary tract, more than 130 with involvement of sacral plexus or sciatic nerves, and 70 with endometriosis of the diaphragm. He privileges conservative procedures in deep endometriosis of the rectum and performed more than 450 rectal disc excisions. He is a certified Master Surgeon in Multidisciplinary Endometriosis Care (SRC). He exclusively performs minimally invasive surgery by laparoscopy with or without robotic assistance. He has already given more than 100 lectures and conferences during meetings on six continents.

Horace
ROMAN
(France)

Israel Ortega
SÁNCHEZ
(Spain)

Ertan Saridogan is a Professor of Gynaecological Surgery at University College London and a Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Minimal Access Surgery at University College London Hospitals. He is a former President of the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy and is the current President-Elect of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Facts, Views and Vision: Journal of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy. He has been member of ESHRE Endometriosis Guideline Development Group, is one of the authors of 2005, 2013 and 2022 guidelines. He has co-authored more than 150 peer reviewed publications, edited 2 books and wrote more than 30 book chapters.

 

His clinical interests include laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery for benign gynaecological conditions, reproductive surgery, endometriosis and fibroids.

His research interests include non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis, clinical outcomes following

endometriosis surgery, and the place of screening and risk reducing surgery in women with a history of familial cancer.

Ertan
SARIDOGAN
(United Kingdom)

Sebastian D. Schäfer is a highly accomplished professional in the field of Gynecology and Obstetrics. He is affiliated with the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Münster. Sebastian D. Schäfer's academic journey began with his medical education at the Westfalian Wilhelms University Münster, where he completed his dissertation on chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

Over the years, he has obtained various certifications and accreditations, showcasing his commitment to excellence in the field. Noteworthy achievements include his certifications in minimally invasive surgery and gynecological oncology, as well as his role as an auditor for Euroendocert, certifying endometriosis centers in Germany and Europe.

Sebastian D. Schäfer is deeply involved in the academic and professional community. He serves on the reviewer boards of reputable journals, including Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology and Diagnostics. Additionally, he is an active member of several esteemed organizations, such as the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (DGGG) and the European Society of Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE).

His extensive experience, coupled with his dedication to advancing the field, positions Sebastian D. Schäfer as a prominent figure in the field of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Sebastian D.
SCHÄFER
(Germany)

Prof. med. h.c. Karl-Werner Schweppe is a distinguished figure in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, with a career spanning several decades. He has held prominent positions, including being the Chairman of the Endometriosis Centre at the Ammerland Clinic, which is an Academic Teaching Hospital affiliated with the University of Göttingen. Prof. Schweppe's expertise extends to various areas, from sonography to breast and ovarian cancer, reproductive medicine, and endometriosis.

His extensive contributions to the field are reflected in his numerous publications, which include eight books, two scientific films, over 40 book chapters, and more than 130 peer-reviewed papers in both national and international scientific journals. Prof. Schweppe's research encompasses a wide range of topics, highlighting his commitment to advancing knowledge in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Moreover, his active involvement in various national and international societies further underscores his dedication to the field. As a Board Member of the Endometriosis Research Foundation and a former President of the North German Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Prof. Schweppe has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of women's health research and practice.

Karl-Werner
SCHWEPPE
(Germany)

Martin
SEYER-HANSEN
(Denmark)

Sean Tsai
SHAW-JENQ
(Taiwan)

Martin Sillem is a consultant gynaecologist in private practice in Mannheim and at Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg, Germany, where he also holds a position as associate professor. His main clinical and research interest is in endometriosis and related disorders. He is acting chairman of the Scientific Endometriosis Foundation and managing partner at EuroEndoCert.

He attended medical school in Mainz, Freiburg, and London. He received his postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology at Goettingen and Heidelberg University Medical Centers as well as Aschaffenburg District General Hospital. In 1993-4 he was a research fellow at the Jones Institute in Norfolk, Virginia (USA). He is also a board-certified specialist in gynaecologic oncology as well as in gynaecologic endocrinology and reproductive medicine.

Martin
SILLEM
(Germany)

Dr. Voicu Simedrea is a primary care physician in obstetrics and gynecology with areas of interest in Advanced Endometriosis Surgery, Gynecologic Oncologic Surgery, Urogynecology, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Vaginal Surgery. He is the Founder of Endoinstitute -the endometriosis management network,
SRC-accredited surgeon of excellence in endometriosis
Head of EndoInstitute Timisoara - level 3 centre of excellence in multidisciplinary management of endometriosis - EEL and SRC accredited, Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, Premiere Hospital Timisoara. He is a member of numerous medical societies such as: Member SOGR, Member ARCE, Member SRCMIG, Member EEAS, Member ESGE, Member SEUD, Member EEL.

Voicu
SIMEDREA
(Romania)

Răzvan
SOCOLOV
(Romania)

Erich
SOLOMAYER
(Germany)

Dr. Emanuela Spagnolo is consultant gynaecologist at La Paz University Hospital (Madrid, Spain) and Honorary Professor of Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.

Member of Endometriosis Research Group (Research Institute of La Paz University Hospital, Madrid).

She did Medical University at Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna (Italy); Ob-Gyn Residency at S.Orsola University Hospital, Bologna (Italy) from 2009 to 2014.

PhD (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid), in May 2022. Thesis: “Bowel endometriosis and post-operative complications: the role of fluorescence guided surgery”.

Personal skills: Pelvic surgery. Laparoscopy.  She participated has speaker and member of the scientific committee of several international congresses. Scientific Research (40 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts).

Emanuela
SPAGNOLO
(Spain)

Licensed Specialist in Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hungarian College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2017).

PhD degree from Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary (2013) - awarded summa cum laude.

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology - conferred summa cum laude by the National Board of Health Ministry (2007).

MD degree from the University of Debrecen, Faculty of Medicine, Hungary (2001).

Academic and Professional Achievements:

 Szabó has made significant contributions to the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with a notable focus on ultrasound. He serves as the Senior Lecturer and Head of the Ultrasound Unit at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Semmelweis University, Hungary.

Scientific Contributions:

  • Number of publications: 36 in English, 18 in Hungarian.
  • Number of citations: 285 (210 independent citations).
  • Number of impact factors: 62.1.

Committee and Board Memberships:

  • ISUOG Advisory Group Member (2017-2020).
  • ISUOG Online Education Task Force (2017- present).
  • Gremium for Education in German, Semmelweis University, Budapest (2020- present).
  • General Secretary of the Hungarian Fetal Medicine Society (MMMT) (2022- present).
  • Quality Control and Evaluation Board, Schools of PhD Studies, Semmelweis University, Budapest (2023- present).

 Gábor Szabó's extensive knowledge and dedication to advancing the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology, particularly in the realm of ultrasound, have earned him a prominent position as a leading expert in his domain. His contributions to research, education, and professional organizations continue to shape the future of women's healthcare.

Gábor
SZABÓ
(Hungary)

Dr. Tina Tellum is a Senior Consultant at the Department of Gynecology in Oslo University Hospital, in Oslo, Norway. Her research background is in ultrasound in benign gynecology, with a main focus on adenomyosis and endometriosis. She is a member of various expert groups, including the MUSA (Morphological Uterus Sonographic Assessment) group and the FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) working committee on adenomyosis classification. She is also Assistant Chief Editor in AOGS, an international journal. Her main clinical focus is in gynecological imaging, and endometriosis and acute gynecology.

Tina
TELLUM
(Norway)

Prof. Isabelle Thomassin-Naggara, MD, PhD, is a distinguished figure in the field of medical imaging. She currently serves as the Department Chief of Imaging at Tenon Hospital, APHP, affiliated with Sorbonne University.

Additionally, she holds the prestigious position of President of the French Women’s Imaging Society, further exemplifying her leadership and expertise in the domain.

Prof. Thomassin-Naggara's contributions extend to a remarkable portfolio of over 200 indexed publications, showcasing her extensive research and academic prowess. Her influence and expertise are further underscored by her participation as an invited speaker in over 150 conferences of renowned organizations such as ESHRE, ESGE, RSNA, ECR, and more. This not only highlights her standing as an expert in the field but also her commitment to sharing knowledge and advancing the field of medical imaging.

Isabelle
THOMASSIN-NAGGARA
(France)

Hans
TINNEBERG
(Germany)

Mr. Denis Tsepov, MRCOG  is a renowned high-volume gynaecological robotic surgeon leading the London Endometriosis & Advance Pelvic Surgery Centre at The Princess Grace Hospital, London UK. He is a member of the Royal College Of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of The United Kingdom and is an internationally recognized expert in the use of the DaVinci Xi robot to treat severe deep endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and complex benign gynaecological conditions. Mr Tsepov is a member of Intuitive Faculty in IRCAD, France,  Karolinska Institute, Sweden, and Griffin Institute, UK. 

Mr Tsepov gained his medical qualifications in Russia in 1997 before undertaking specialist training in the UK. He also spent time at a number of leading European endometriosis centres learning advanced surgical skills for the excisional treatment of severe endometriosis and complex gynaecological surgery. Mr Tsepov is a regularly invited speaker/sessions chair at major gynecological surgery and endometriosis conferences around the world and has performed live robotic surgery broadcasts at several international congresses. Mr Tsepov is a scientific Chair of the XIII Congress of BIARGS (British and Irish Robotic Gynaecology Society) in London, UK in 2023.

Denis
TSEPOV
(United Kingdom)

Dr. Taner Usta graduated Cerrahpasa medical school from the University of Istanbul in Turkey. He completed Residency training in Obstetrics&Gynaecology in the Bezm-i Alem University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. He completed Assisted Reproductive Technologies Education program in Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical school, Assisted Reproductive Unit, in 2008. He had joined education program about Pelvic Neuroanatomy and Chronic Pelvic Pain in Saint Joseph Hospital, Arizona, Saint Louis University, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. He completed the education program of from International Society of Neuropelveology (ISON), passed the exam, and joined a intensive hands-on course about the Neuropelveology program in Viborg - Aarhus/Denmark. He interest in Laparoscopy, Robotic Surgery, Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain. He established the Office Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy Unit in 2008 in Bezm-i Alem University and also in 2011 in Bagcilar Education and Research Hospital. He established Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic in Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital in 2016. Now he has worked Acibadem Altunizade Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey since March 2017 and Acibadem University. He established Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Clinic in Acıbadem Altunizade Hospital. This is the first Pelvic Pain clinic in Acibadem Healthcare Group. He was the General secretary of Europian Endometriosis League (EEL) from 2015-2017. He was the President of Turkish Endometriosis and Adenomyosis Society in 2019- 2022, and he is also Board member of the same society. He is Advisory Board member of Europian Endometriosis League (EEL) from 2019 and Europian Society of Gynaecologic Endoscopy (ESGE) from 2021. In March 2022 Taner Usta is had a accreditation Surgeon of Excellence, and his Endometriosis Center is being Turkey's 1st, Europe's 2nd, and the world's 6th.Center of Excellence in Multidisciplinary Endometriosis Care (COEMEC, from U.S.A.). He has many national and international article, more than 100 abstracts, oral presentation at national and international meetings. His research focuses on Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain, pelvic nerves and endoscopic tecniques. He has a Professor at Acibadem MAA University.

Taner
USTA
(Turkiye)

Andreea
VELIȘCU
(Romania)

Lucy
WHITAKER
(United Kingdom)

Krina Zondervan FRCOG is Professor of Reproductive & Genomic Epidemiology, Head of the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health at Oxford University, and Co-Director of the Oxford Endometriosis CaRe Centre. Her research over the past 25 years has focused on using genomic and epidemiological approaches to understand the causes of common, under-recognised women’s health conditions to improve diagnostic and treatment options. She has led several global collaborative research initiatives including largest-scale studies that have identified genetic variants and their role in the development of endometriosis and uterine fibroids, providing new insights into pathogenesis and patient stratification directly relevant to the development of better-targeted treatments. She co-founded the Endometriosis PHenotyping and Biobanking Harmonisation ProjECT (EPHECT), a global phenome and biobanking standardisation initiative producing guidelines now adopted by >50 research centres. She has published more than 150 peer-reviewed research papers (h-index 78) and has served as a board member of numerous charities and funding committees in the field of women’s health and genomics. She was recognised in 2013 as Outstanding Female Scientist by AcademiaNet (Wellcome Trust nomination); in 2019 through an honorary professorship at the Aarhus University, Denmark; and in 2022 through an honorary fellowship ad eundem by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for contributions to women’s health.

Krina
ZONDERVAN
(United Kingdom)