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- Discuss the impacts of uterine fibroids on women’s health, including disparities and stigma
- Provide a holistic overview of treatment options for patients and key considerations for disease management
- Highlight information and wellness strategies from SWHR’s uterine fibroids patient toolkit
- Increase visibility of the patient experience, emphasizing ways to empower patients and improve quality of care and general wellbeing
Soyini Hawkins, MD, MPH, FACOG
Dr. Soyini Hawkins is a Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon. She is the owner and medical director of the Fibroid and Pelvic Wellness Center of GA. Dr. Hawkins provides specialized surgical management of abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, and most benign gynecologic conditions. She is active in her church and community as a member of several societies and a participator in numerous outreach endeavors. As a fibroid conqueror herself, she is passionate about educating, advocating for, and treating fibroid sufferers. She encourages all women to live THEIR best healthy life!
Sateria Venable is the Founder and CEO of The Fibroid Foundation, a global, patient advocacy organization. The Fibroid Foundation develops programming to support its community of over 26,000 women. Ms. Venable began her advocacy efforts in 2007. Since that time, the organization has developed a substantial global network.
Ms. Venable, who holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University, has co-authored several scientific papers on fibroid research. She is the inventor of an undergarment inspired by her journey, which she hopes will transform intimate apparel for all women. A sought-after speaker, she has been featured in print and radio media, and has presented at gynecologic conferences worldwide.