Endometriosis: Shattering Misconceptions, Shaping the Future

On April 10, 2018, the Society for Women’s Health Research brought together a group of patients, clinicians, researchers and other relevant stakeholders for a daylong roundtable meeting to identify unmet needs and knowledge gaps in endometriosis. Following that session, SWHR hosted a public panel discussion at the George Washington University Milken School of Public Health to raise awareness about the disease and bring attention to issues related to a woman’s diagnosis, treatment and access to care.

Roundtable Participants

  • Damian P. Alagia III, MD, Quest Diagnostics
  • Sawsan (Suzie) As-Sanie, MD, University of Michigan Endometriosis Center
  • Rebecca Black, patient advocate
  • Linda Giudice, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Tanika Gray, White Dress Project
  • Jhumka Gupta, ScD, George Mason University
  • Lisa Halvorson, MD, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • Marc Laufer, MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston Center for Endometriosis
  • Alexandra Milspaw, PhD, LPC, 4Directions Counseling
  • Stacey Missmer, ScD, Michigan State University, Boston Center for Endometriosis
  • Abby Norman, author, “Ask Me About My Uterus”
  • Robert Neal Taylor, MD, PhD, Wake Forest University
  • Kedra Wallace, PhD, Mississippi Medical Center
  • Zev Williams, MD, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Judy Wolf, MD, Provista Diagnositcs
  • Paul Yong, MD, University of British Columbia, Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain & Endometriosis

Public Panel

  • Moderator: Amy M. Miller, SWHR President and CEO
  • Sawsan (Suzie) As-Sanie, MD, University of Michigan Endometriosis Center
  • Rebecca Black, patient advocate
  • Alexandra Milspaw, PhD, LPC, 4Directions Counseling
  • Stacey Missmer, ScD, Michigan State University, Boston Center for Endometriosis
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