Preliminary Program

Preliminary Program


Welcome Desk Opening

08:00 - 12:00

Simultaneous Pre-Congress Courses

Pre-Course 1

Organoid Medicine
Models for understanding early events and clinical implications in benign gynaecological pathologies: fibroids, endometriosis and adenomyosis

Organizers: Marie-Madeleine Dolmans (Belgium) & Ayman Al-Hendy (USA)

Session 1 : Modeling fibroids

  • Novel human myometrium and fibroid 3D organoid systems – Ayman Al Hendy (USA)
  • Studying risk factors using organoids of female reproductive tract – Julie Kim (USA)
  • Panel discussion

Session 2 : Modeling adenomyosis

  • Organoids as a model to study adenomyosis pathogenesis – Marie-Madeleine Dolmans & Christina Anna Stratopoulou (Belgium)
  • Adenomyosis endometrial organoids differentiated to secretory and gestational phase as a potential preclinical model to study adenomyosis pathogenesis and related infertility, as well as drug screening – TBC
  • Panel discussion
Coffee break

Session 3 : Modeling endometriosis

  • The Spheroids as a model for understanding early events in endometriosis pathology – Asgi Fazleabas (USA)
  • Next level endometrial organoids – TBC
  • Panel discussion

Organizers: Pietro Santulli (France) & Fernando Reis (Brazil)

Session 1: ART and endometriosis: difficult cases

  • Safety and efficacy of ART in case of endometriosis – Chloe Maignien (France)
  • When should we move to surgery before ART in case of endometriosis – Jean-Marie Wenger (Switzerland)
  • How to improve ART outcomes in presence of adenomyosis – Mathilde Bourdon (France)
  • Should we propose fertility preservation in case of endometriosis – Isabelle Streuli (Switzerland)
Coffee break

Session 2: How to optimize implantation chances for women undergoing ART

  • Are we sure that endometrial polyps and submucous fibroids must be removed before IVF? Silvia Vannuccini (Italy)
  • Uterine congenital malformations, is really surgery needed? Sergio Haimovich (Spain)
  • Reproductive outcomes in endometriosis-associated infertility: effects of surgery, IVF and integrated approach – Antonio Simone Laganà (Italy)
  • Obstetrical outcomes after ART – Louis Marcellin (France)
  • What is the impact of endometriosis on donor cycles? Paola Vigano (Italy)
  • Panelist discussion and pre-congress course close summary

Pre-Course 3

Gynaecological imaging in the transitional phases of life
Organizers: Anne-Elodie Millischer (France) & Thierry van den Bosch (Belgium)


  • Does adenomyosis exist in adolescents: how can it be detected? Francesco G. Martire (Italy)
  • Endometriosis in adolescents: how should it be investigated? Anne-Elodie Millischer (France)
  • Menometrorrhagia in adolescents: how to look for it? Maya Almemar (UK)
  • Unveiling the Unseen: Mastering Ultrasound for Superficial Endometriosis Detection – Mathew Leonardi (Canada)
Coffee break


  • Adenomyosis : update of the new MUSA criteria/ particularities at menopause? Thierry van den Bosch (Belgium)
  • Endometrioma and ovarian cancer: greater risk at the menopause? particularities of imaging – Flavia Sorbi (Italy)
  • Changes in myomas at the menopause: what should be done on imaging? Anne-Elodie Millischer (France)

Pre-Course 4

Chronic pain in women: Manual and physical management
Organizers: Cécile Tenot (Switzerland) & Sandrine Balisson (Switzerland)

  • Chronic pelvic pain: a need for a multimodal approach – Ramona Ramsauer (Switzerland)
  • Abdominopelvic pain, mictalgia, dyspareunia & dyschesia in endometriosis: management in osteopathic care – Laure-Isabelle Kazemi (Switzerland)
  • Pain education and therapeutic touch: a start to reduce chronic pain – Cécile Tenot (Switzerland)
Coffee break
  • Chronic pain in endometriosis : skills integration, manual and physical management in physiotherapy – Biljana Kennawa (Switzerland)
  • Use of neuromodulation (posterior tibial nerve, sacral roots, vagus nerve) – Daniela Dias (Switzerland)
  • Effectiveness of physical activity in pain management – Biljana Kennawa (Switzerland)
08:00 - 12:00

Simultaneous National Sessions


Advanced imaging in minimally invasive gynecology: a game-changer for surgery
Chair: Jamie Kroft

  • Cesarean Scar Defect – Ally Murji
  • Endometriosis – Mathew Leonardi
  • Adenomyosis – Sarah Maheux-Lacroix


Isthmocele and Cesarean Scar
Chairs: Alexandra Kohl Schwartz & Christian Polli

  • Isthmocele definition and diagnosis – Arrigo Fruscalzo
  • Isthmocele and fertility – Marietta Gulz
  • When to operate isthmocele and when to abstain: when and which route? – Markus Eberhard
  • Isthmocele and pregnancy outcome – Ladina Vonzun


Chairs: Lubomir Mikulasek & Jan Drahonovsky

 In collaboration with

  • Power of patients – connecting experts and leading system changes – Michaela Lebeda
  • Peer support program for patients: the importance of support and education – Martina Sehnoutkova
  • The effect of complex physiotherapy on the quality of life of patients with endometriosis – Lenka Chuchutová
  • Endometriosis in Naturotherapy – Gabriela Tuatti
  • Patient as the center of complex therapy – multidisciplinary bridge – Jan Kummel
  • Endometriosis associated infertility – surgery or IVF first? Jan Drahonovsky
  • EUROENDOCERT as a quarantor of the quality of the endometriosis centres in Czech Republic – Radek Chvatal
  • Where is the responsibility, possibilities, importance and limits of primary centers: Endometriosis Out-Patient Clinics/Office Gynecology in the field of endometriosis and adenomyosis? Lubomir Mikulasek
  • Development of new and innovative methods in the surgical treatment of endometriosis – Jiri Hanacek
  • The essential role of advocacy in efforts to establish comprehensive endometriosis care – Ondrej Simetka
  • Discussion and conclusion – All of the experts


Chairs: Attila Bokor (Hungary) & Ludwig Kiesel (Germany)

  • Novel 3D models of the endometrium and endometriosis – Martin Götte (Germany)
  • Stem cells and progenitor cells in endometriosis – Antonio Simone Laganà (Italy)
  • Genetics in endometriosis: leveraging results for patient benefit – Krina Zondervan (UK)
  • Towards a shorter diagnostic delay in endometriosis; the GP perspective – Annemiek Nap (The Netherlands)


Chairs: Parul Kotdawala & Asha Rao

Session 1: Fibroid and adenomyosis

  • Adenomyosis and fertility – Asha Rao
  • Adenomyosis – surgical nuances – Divyesh Shukla
  • Robotic advantage in surgery for diffuse adenomyosis – Rooma Sinha
  • Decision making for surgeries of intramural & subserous myomas – Priya Bhave
  • Challenges of Submucous myoma – Mala Raj
  • Is there a role of long term medical management for AUB-L – Manjula Anagani
  • Surgical strategies for hysterectomy in frozen pelvis – Prashant Mangeshikar
  • Tissue retrieval in Lap surgeries for myoma – TBC

Session 2: Endometriosis

  • The Indian & south Asian survey about endometriosis – Pradip Mitra
  • Teenage endometriosis – challenge to diagnose, challenge to treat – Sonal Kotdawala
  • Fertility and endometriosis– Current concepts – Anu Chawla
  • IVF in Endometriosis – Malvika Mishra
  • Surgical strategies for colorectal endometriosis – Abhishek Mangeshikar
  • Adhesions and endometriosis – an unholy alliance – Parul Kotdawala
  • Pain in Endometriosis – various pathways and management – Parul Kotdawala
  • Non-Hormonal therapies for endometriosis – The pendulum swings – TBC


Chair: Saeed Alborzi

  • Ultrasound for the diagnosis of endometriosis – Ashraf Aleyaseen
  • MRI for the diagnosis of endometriosis – Mehrzad Lotfi
  • Management of Endometrioma – Ashraf Moieni
  • Role of ART In endometriosis – Saghar Salehpor
  • Medical and Surgical Management of DIE – Khadijeh Shadjoo
  • New updates in endometriosis – Saeed Alborzi


Chair: Olarik Musigavong

  • Utilizing Social Media for Women’s Health Care – Olarik Musigavong
  • Enhanced Pre-Operative Evaluation of Pouch of Douglas Obliteration at The Entry Site of The Transvaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (vNOTES) by “Sliding Signe” – Siwaporn Siripenpong
  • Breaking Barriers: Analgesics and the Role of Cannabinoids in Endometriosis Pain Management – Siriruthai Amnatbuddee
  • The in-depth exploration of the operative office hysteroscopy: How to succeed ? Woradej Hongsakorn
  • Ovocyte cryopreservation in Endometriosis: When & Worth? Weena Krutsawad
  • Role of gynecologist in bladder and ureteral endometriosis – Srithean Lertvikool
  • The Contribution of Obstetricians in Addressing Declining Birth Rates and an Aging Population in Thailand – Vitaya Titapant
  • Endometriosis and Sexual Satisfaction:How to improve orgasmic phase? – Thiranu Sasunee
  • Understanding Uterine Fibroids During Pregnancy from a Thai Cultural Perspective – Wilasinee Chansin
  • Occult Uterine Sarcomas: Pre and Intra-operative Considerations – Chuleekorn Sritonchai


Chairs: Vito Cela, Blazej Meczekalski & Maciej Wilczak

  • Endometriosis in Adolescents – Agnieszka Drosdzol – Cop
  • Gender incongruence of adolescence -pros and cons of a GnRH treatment – Monika Grymowicz
  • Lateral uteropexy in the treatment of female genital prolapse – Maciej Wilczak
  • Endometrial dysbiosis in women with repeated implantation failure : how to diagnose and treat it – Vito Cela
  • Kisspeptin and Endometriosis – Blazej Meczekalski


Chairs: Francisco Carmona (Spain) & Juan Salgado (Porto Rico)

  • Fertility management in women with adenomyosis – Francisco Carmona (Spain)
  • Challenges in adenomyosis diagnosis – Mariona Rius (Spain)
  • Parametrial and Sciatic nerve robotic approach – Thiers Soares (Brazil)
  • Preoperative Transvaginal Ultrasonography for adhesions in TLH to prevent surgical surprises – Juan Salgado (Porto Rico)


Chairs: Wen Di, Jinhua Leng & Jinghe Lang

  • Evaluation and laparoscopic treatment for bladder endometriosis – Jinhua leng
  • Laparoscopic techniques for Rectovaginal septum endometriosis – Yingfang Zhou
  • Laparoscopic non stapler intestinal segmental resection for bowel endometriosis and postoperative management – Xinmei Zhang
  • Laparoscopic resection of abdominal wall endometriosis – Shuzhong Yao
  • MDT assists in the management of complex endometriosis patients with fertility requirement – Lijie Wang
  • Education for patients with endometriosis – Guoyun Wang
  • Diagnosis and treatment strategies for adolescent endometriosis – Keqin Hua
  • Transabdominal resection and abdominal wall repair for giant abdominal endometriosis – Yi Dai
12:00 - 13:00

Lunch Symposium n°1

12:00 - 13:00

Exhibition hall

Lunch Break & Exhibition Visit
13:00 - 13:10
Opening Ceremony
  • SEUD President: Francisco Carmona (Spain)
  • Congress Presidents: Michael Mueller & Nicola Pluchino (Switzerland)
13:10 - 13:30
Big Bang Talk n°1
13:30 - 15:00
Plenary Session 1 – Endometriosis: Strategies for pain management
  • Neurobiology of pain – Brett McKinnon (Australia)
  • Adolescents and young women – Sara Imboden (Switzerland)
  • In patient with pregnancy desire – Francisco Carmona (Spain)
  • In patient with recurrent – Alan Lam (Australia)
15:00 - 15:30
Keynote Lecture 1
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding and dysmenorrhea: the key symptoms of menstruation-related disorders – Felice Petraglia (Italy)
15:30 - 16:30
Symposium n°1
16:30 - 17:00

Exhibition hall

Coffee Break & Exhibition Visit
17:00 - 18:30

Simultaneous Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session 2 – Uterine congenital malformations

  • Diagnosis by ultrasound – Peter Oppelt (Austria) 
  • Surgical therapy – Sergio Haimovich (Spain) 
  • Obstetrical outcome – Stefano Bettocchi (Italy)

Round table, Live voting and debate

Plenary Session 3 – IVF in Endometriosis and Adenomyosis

  • Impact of adenomyosis on implantation in IVF patients – Jacques Donnez (Belgium) 
  • Cumulative pregnancy rate in endometriosis and adenomyosis – Pietro Santulli (France)
  • A specific protocol for endometriosis –
  • Management of large endometrioma before IVF – Nicola Pluchino (Switzerland) 
18:30 - 19:30
Welcome Cocktail

Welcome Desk Opening

08:00 - 09:30

Simultaneous Free Communications

08:00 - 09:30

Plenary Session 4 – Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (HMB)

  • HMB: Basic Science – Ayman Al-Hendy (USA)
  • Iron Deficiency and Anemia – Drazen Pulanic (Croatia)
  • HMB: Medical Management – Fernando Reis (Brazil)
  • High standards of medical care: Center of Excellence and Preceptorship program – Jarmila Zdanowicz (Switzerland) 
09:30 - 10:00

Exhibition hall

Coffee Break &Exhibition Visit
10:00 - 12:30
SEUD Surgical Talk Show

Horace Roman (France) & Gaby Moawad (USA)

Experts: Marcello Ceccaronni (Italy), Attilio di Spiezio (Italy), Michael Mueller (Switzerland), Filippa Osorio (Portugal) & Nicola Pluchino (Switzerland)

12:30 - 13:00
Keynote Lecture 2
  • Endometriosis as a systemic Disease – Charles Chapron (France) 
13:15 - 14:15

Lunch Symposium n°2

13:00 - 14:00

Exhibition hall

Lunch Break & Exhibition Visit
14:15 - 14:45
Big Bang Talk n°2
14:45 - 16:15

Simultaneous Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session 5 – Mini-invasive management of myoma

  • Basic science lecture – Marie-Madeleine Dolmans (Belgium) 
  • Intra-uterine surgery – Attilio di Spiezio (Italy)
  • Radiofrequency – Thomas Röemer (Germany)
  • Embolization/Hifu/MRgFUS for Uterine Myomas and Adenomyosis – Jaron Rabinovici (Israel) 

Plenary Session 6 – New therapeutic strategies in endometriosis and uterine disorders

  • Is there a place for HIFU in the treatment of Deep Infiltrated Endometriosis (DIE)? – Gil Dubernard (France) 
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • AI in ART for endometriosis related infertility – Jim Tsaltas (Australia) 
  • Will Microbiome become a new agent in endometriosis therapy? – Siobhain O’Mahony (UK)
16:15 - 17:15
Symposium n°2
17:15 - 17:45

Exhibition hall

Coffee Break & Exhibition Visit
17:45 - 19:00
Consensus / Debate: Management of endometrioma
  • Cystectomy – Attila Bokor (Hungary)
  • Vaporization – Carla Tomassetti (Belgium) 
  • Sclerotherapy – Horace Roman (France) 
  • ART – Paola Vigano (Italy) 

SEUD Congress Dinner
at Bâtiment des Forces Motrices – Geneva


Welcome Desk Opening

09:00 - 10:30

Simultaneous Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session 7 – How to manage endometriosis associated co-morbidities

  • Immune cells and co-morbidities – Hugh Taylor (USA)
  • Gastrointestinal comorbidities – Silvia Vannuccini (Italy) 
  • Oncological risk – Michael Mueller (Switzerland) 
  • Mental health – Gayathri Delanerolle (UK)

Plenary Session 8 – Adenomyosis

  • Basic Science in Adenomyosis – Sun-Wei Guo (China)
  • Imaging, subtypes and classification – Juan Luis Alcazar (Spain)
  • IVF/ Pregnancy – Engin Oral (Turkey) 
  • Conservative Surgery – Tommaso Falcone (UK)
10:30 - 11:00

Exhibition hall

Coffee Break & Exhibition Visit
11:00 - 11:30
Keynote Lecture 3
  • Fertility preservation in Endometriosis – Alexandra Kohl Schwartz (Switzerland)
11:30 - 13:00

Plenary Session 9 – SEUD Global Health in partnership with Red Cross

  • Menstruation and Human rights – Hannah Wu (Switzerland)
  • Period Poverty – Pernille Fenger (Switzerland)
  • Endometriosis management in Africa – Charles Muteshi (Kenya)
13:00 - 13:30

SEUD Research Grant Results & Closing Ceremony 

  • SEUD President: Francisco Carmona (Spain) 
  • Congress Presidents: Michael Mueller & Nicola Pluchino (Switzerland)