Scientific Programme

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[Last updated 17 August 2018)

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ThursdayNovember 22, 2018

  • 08:00 - 12:30

    Live Surgeries

    Location: Room: Park Congress 1-2, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs:
  • 12:30 - 13:45

    Lunch Break

    Location: Exhibit Hall, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs:
  • 13:45 - 14:30

    Opening Ceremony

    Location: Room: Park Congress 1-2, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs:


    Speakers:

    13:45-14:05      Sex - a pleasure or a pain? – Lone Hummelshoj, WES Chief Executive, UK

    Welcome:

    14:05-14:10      Peter Oppelt – Congress President

    14:10-14:15      Neil Johnson – WES President

    14:15-14:20      Stefan Renner – EEL President

  • 14:30 - 15:30

    OVARIAN ENDOMETRIOSIS AND INFERTILITY

    Location: Room: TBC, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Omar, Shebl, Austria & Engin Oral, Turkey
    1. Case: 18-years-old; bilateral recurrent endometriomas; no desire of pregnancy – Jacques Maas, Netherlands
    2. Case: 29-years-old; bilateral recurrent endometriomas; desire of pregnancy – Rene Wenzl, Austria
    3. 45-years-old; bilateral recurrent endometriomas; no desire of pregnancy – Saeed Alborzi, Iran
  • 14:30 - 15:30

    BASIC RESEARCH

    Location: Room: TBC, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Sylvia Mechsner, Germany & Pol-Edern Le Renard, Austria
    1. 10 best papers in basic research on endometriosis in the last 10 years - Alexis Laux-Biehlmann, Germanay
    2. Genetic and epigenetic/environment – influence on endometriosis – Nilufer Rahmioglu, Turkey
    3. Defining Future Directions for Endometriosis Research – Krina Zondervan, UK
    4. The gut microbiota: a puppet master in the pathogenesis of endometriosis? - Mathias Laschke, Germany
  • 15:30 - 16:00

    Networking Break and Poster Session

    Location: Exhibit Hall, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs:
  • 16:00 - 16:30

    SELECTED POSTERS ON OVARIAN ENDOMETRIOSIS AND FERTILITY

    Location: Room: TBC, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Christian Becker, UK & TBC
  • 16:00 - 16:30

    SELECTED POSTERS ON BASIC RESEARCH

    Location: Room: TBC, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Andreas Ebert, Germany & Taner Usta, Turkey
  • 16:30 - 17:30

    TREATMENT FROM DIFFERENT VIEW POINTS – FERTILITY

    Location: Room: TBC, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs:
    Moderators: Christian Becker, UK

    Case Presentation by Residents of Kepler Universitäts Klinikum, Linz

    Panel:   Neil Johnson, New Zealand / Horace Roman, France / Engin Oral, Turkey / Stefan Renner, Germany
  • 16:30 - 17:30

    "SPEED DATING” – PITCH YOUR NEW RESEARCH PROJECT AND FIND A COLLABORATOR

    Location: Room: TBC, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Andreas Ebert, Germany & Taner Usta, Turkey
    Proposals collected in advance from the delegates - Submit your proposal! More details to be announced in early September

FridayNovember 23, 2018

  • 08:00 - 09:30

    ENDOMETRIOSIS AND THE RISK OF MALIGNANCY

    Location: Room: TBC, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Christhardt Köhler, Germany & Radek Chvatal, Czech Republic
     
    1. Case: 55-years-old, postmenopausal for the last 2 years; endometriomas in both ovaries (up to 25 x 35 mm); history: 2 laparoscopies due to multiple endometriomas in both ovaries 19 years ago; the patient asks: is the risk of ovarian cancer increased due to endometriosis? - Andrew Horne, UK
    2. Case: 28-years-old; laparoscopy because of peritoneal endometriosis and superficial implants on the rectum (not removed); family history of diverse cancers; the patient would like to know: is there an increased risk of malignant disease? – Marina Kvaskoff, France
    3. Case: 55-years-old, endometrial cancer pT1b, N0 (SN 0/3) G1; histology: adenocarcinoma and adenomyosis; history: sec. dysmenorrhea; suspected adenomyosis for many year; the patient wonders if the carcinoma could have been prevented because adenomyosis can be a precancerous condition – Peter Oppelt, Austria
    4. Is there an immunologic relationship between endometriosis and cancer - Hans Tinneberg, Germany
  • 08:00 - 09:30

    ADENOMYOSIS & ADENOMYOSIS IN INFERTILITY

    Location: Room: TBC, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Miroslav Kopjar, Croatia & TBC
    1. How do I diagnose adenomyosis? - Errico Zupi, Italy
    2. The role of adenomyosis in reproductive medicine – Omar Shebl, Austria
    3. Is there a reasonable way to treat adenomyosis by surgery? - Jörg Keckstein, Austria
    4. A look in the future: What could be promising therapy approaches? – Sun-Wei Guo, China
  • 09:30 - 10:00

    SELECTED POSTERS ON ENDOMETRIOSIS AND THE RISK OF MALIGNANCY

    Location: Room: TBC, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Christhardt Köhler, Germany & TBC
  • 09:30 - 10:00

    SELECTED POSTERS ON ADENOMYOSIS & ADENOMYOSIS IN INFERTILITY

    Location: Room: TBC, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Miroslav Kopjar, Croatia & TBC
  • 09:30 - 10:00

    PATIENT DAY: MEETING OF EUROPEAN ENDOMETRIOSIS SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

    Location: Room: Park Congress 3, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: TBC
  • 10:00 - 10:30

    Networking Break and Poster Session

    Location: Exhibit Hall, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs:
  • 10:30 - 11:30

    CLASSIFICATION

    Location: Room: TBC, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Sun-Wei Guo, China & Andreas Ebert, Germany
    1. The role of classifications systems in reproductive medicine - TBC
    2. Pros and cons of different classification systems - Uwe Ulrich, Germany
    3. The WES consensus on classification – Neil Johnson, New Zealand
  • 10:30 - 11:30

    INTESTINAL AND UROLOGICAL ENDOMETRIOSIS

    Location: Room: TBC, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Andreas Shamiyeh, Austria & Steffen Krause, Austria
    1. Impression of endometriosis in the urological field - TBC
    2. Intestinal Endometriosis; what is possible – what is necessary – Horace Roman, France
    3. How to manage intestinal / urological complications - Gernot Hudelist, Austria
  • 10:30 - 11:30

    PATIENT DAY: MEETING OF EUROPEAN ENDOMETRIOSIS SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

    Location: Room: Park Congress 3, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: TBC
  • 11:30 - 12:00

    SELECTED POSTERS ON CLASSIFICATION

    Location: Room: TBC, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Sun-Wei Guo, China & Andreas Ebert, Germany
  • 11:30 - 12:00

    SELECTED POSTERS ON INTESTINAL AND UROLOGICAL ENDOMETRIOSIS

    Location: Room: TBC, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Andreas Shamiyeh, Austria & Steffen Krause, Austria
  • 11:30 - 12:00

    PATIENT DAY: MEETING OF EUROPEAN ENDOMETRIOSIS SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

    Location: Room: Park Congress 3, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: TBC
  • 12:00 - 13:00

    Lunch Break

    Location: Exhibit Hall, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs:
  • 12:00 - 13:00

    SPECIAL LUNCH SYMPOSIUM: HYSTEROSALPINGOGRAPHY AND FERTILITY: EMERGING DATA

    Location: Room: TBC, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Naile Bolca Topal, Turkey & Annalisa Racca, Belgium
    1. HSG and pelvic evaluation in infertility work up - targeting endometriosis in infertility investigation and treatment - Velja Mijatovic, Netherlands
    2. Lipiodol - evidence to 2017 - Neil Johnson, New Zealand
    3. H2Oil and the truth about the mechanism of lipiodol - Ben Willem Mol, Australia
  • 13:00 - 14:30

    MANAGING ENDOMETRIOSIS IN ADOLESCENTS (TEENAGERS)

    Location: Room: TBC, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Bhaskar Goolab, South Africa & Bernhard Krämer, Germany
    1. Case: 35-years-old, history of server endometriosis (also her sister); the mother is afraid her 12 years old pre-pubescent daughter will develop endometriosis; is there a hereditary component – Krina Zondervan, UK
    2. 14-years-old, tanner 2, primary dysmenorrhea, diagnosis and treatment - Beata Seeber, Austria
    3. 17-years-old, tanner 4, primary dysmenorrhea, diagnosis and treatment – Michel Müller, Switzerland
    4. The need of endometriosis awareness in adolescent girls – Deborah Bush, New Zealand
  • 13:00 - 14:30

    DIAGNOSIS

    Location: Room: TBC, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Christian Becker, UK & TBC
    1. Case: 27-years-old; suspected endometriosis of ovarian and deep endometriosis; patient consist on MRI for exact preoperative diagnosis; Is this really necessary? – Caterina Exacoustos, Italy
    2. Case: 17-years-old, primary dysmenorrhea; are biomarkers an alternative to laparoscopy for diagnosis – Christian Becker, UK
    3. 27-years-old, mild dysmenorrhea, new endometrioma left of 20 mm; desire of pregnancy for the last 1,5 years - TBC
    4. Which symptom needs which diagnostic pathway - TBC
    5. Microscopic and asymptomatic endometriosis – disease or natural phenomenon? – Moamar Al-Jefout, Jordan
  • 13:00 - 14:30

    PATIENT DAY: OPEN INFORMATION EVENT FOR PATIENTS (in German)

    Location: Room: Park Congress 3, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: TBC
  • 14:30 - 15:00

    SELECTED POSTERS ON MANAGING ENDOMETRIOSIS IN TEENAGERS

    Location: Room: TBC, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Bhaskar Goolab, South Africa & Bernhard Krämer, Germany
  • 14:30 - 15:00

    SELECTED POSTERS ON DIAGNOSIS

    Location: Room: TBC, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Christian Becker, UK & TBC
  • 14:30 - 15:00

    PATIENT DAY: OPEN INFORMATION EVENT FOR PATIENTS (in German)

    Location: Room: Park Congress 3, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: TBC
  • 15:00 - 15:30

    Networking Break and Poster Session

    Location: Exhibit Hall, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs:
  • 15:30 - 16:30

    UNUSUAL ENDOMETRIOSIS

    Location: Room: TBC, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Adolf Schindler, Germany & Horace Roman, France
    1. Case: 32-years-old; desire of pregnancy, four laparoscopies because of endometriosis - is there a risk for pregnancy? - TBC
    2. Random diagnosis of endometriosis during laparoscopy for pelvic pain; insufficient information in the hospital about endometriosis; Where can the patient find out about the clinical picture? – Lone Hummelshoj, UK
    3. Diagnostic delay in endometriosis – did it change through global awareness? – Annemiek Nap, Netherlands
    4. The drought in drug development in endometriosis and adenomyosis - good science is not enough - TBC
  • 15:30 - 16:30

    PERSISTENT PAIN

    Location: Room: TBC, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Michel Müller, Switzerland & Ghassan Lotfi, UAE
    1. The mechanism of pain – Sylvia Mechsner, Germany
    2. Case: 37-years-old, several surgeries for endometriosis (incl. tubal ligation); severe pelvic pain; further surgery is declined by the patient; exhausted pain medication: what are the alternative treatments? - Ingeborg Kremen-Pilz, Austria
    3. Hocus-pocus or real medicine – Is there a place of psychotherapy in endometriosis treatment – Anna Maria Schweizer-Arau, Germany
    4. Future perspectives in medical treatment - TBC
  • 15:30 - 17:15

    PATIENT DAY: OPEN INFORMATION EVENT FOR PATIENTS (in German)

    Location: Room: Park Congress 3, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: TBC
  • 16:30 - 17:15

    SELECTED POSTERS ON UNUSUAL ENDOMETRIOSIS

    Location: Room: TBC, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Adolf Schindler, Germany & Horace Roman, France
  • 16:30 - 17:15

    SELECTED POSTERS ON PERSISTENT PAIN

    Location: Room: TBC, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Michel Müller, Switzerland & Ghassan Lotfi, UAE
  • 17:15 - 18:15

    GUIDED POSTER SESSION 1

    Location: Exhibit Hall, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: TBC
  • 17:15 - 18:15

    GUIDED POSTER SESSION 2

    Location: Exhibit Hall, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Karl-Werner Schweppe, Germany & Ghassan Lotfi, UAE

SaturdayNovember 24, 2018

  • 08:30 - 10:00

    DEEP ENDOMETRIOSIS

    Location: Room: TBC, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Martin Sillem, Germany & Taner Usta, Turkey
    1. Atypical localisation of lesions: Is there a need to treat? - TBC
    2. Extra-abdominal localisation - TBC
    3. Nerve and functionality in the small pelvis – Marc Possover, Switzerland
    4. Are there advantages using the robotic surgery? – Peter Barton-Smith, UK
    5. Are there practical guidelines? – what do ESGE/ESHRE/WES say - Jörg Keckstein, Austria
  • 08:30 - 10:00

    BLEEDING DISORDERS IN FIBROIDS AND ADENOMYOSIS

    Location: Room: TBC, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Karl-Werner Schweppe, Germany & Errico Zupi, Italy
    1. When the knife is invisible – smooth destroying treatments – David Toub, USA
    2. Endometrial Ablation – is there a Gold Standard - Thomas Römer, Germany
    3. Is there a place for a long-term medical treatment - TBC
  • 10:00 - 10:30

    SELECTED POSTERS ON DEEP ENDOMETRIOSIS

    Location: Room: TBC, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Martin Sillem, Germany & TBC
  • 10:00 - 10:30

    SELECTED POSTERS ON BLEEDING DISORDERS IN FIBROIDS AND ADENOMYOSIS

    Location: Room: TBC, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Karl-Werner Schweppe, Germany & Errico Zupi, Italy
  • 10:30 - 11:00

    Networking Break and Poster Session

    Location: Exhibit Hall, Mezzanine level, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs:
  • 11:00 - 12:00

    TREATMENT FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES - DEEP ENDOMETRIOSIS: CASE PRESENTATIONS

    Location: Room: Park Congress 1-2, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs:
    Moderators: Sun-Wei Guo, China & TBC

    Case Presentation by Residents of Kepler Universitäts Klinikum, Linz

    Panel:   Jörg Keckstein, Austria / Bettina Toth, Austria  
  • 12:10 - 12:25

    POSTER AWARDS

    Location: Room: Park Congress 1-2, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs:
    Moderator: Thomas Römer, Germany
  • 12:25 - 12:55

    ROKITANSKY AWARD AND PRESENTATION BY THE LAUREATE

    Location: Room: Park Congress 1-2, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs:
    Laudation: Martin Sillem, Germany

    Joint Award Winners: Ivo Brosens, Belgium and Patrick Puttemans, Belgium
  • 12:55 - 13:00

    PRESENTATION OF WCE2020

    Location: Room: Park Congress 1-2, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs: Sun-Wei Guo, China & Cong-Jan Xu, China
  • 13:00 - 13:05

    PRESENTATION OF EEC2019

    Location: Room: Park Congress 1-2, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs:
  • 13:05 - 13:15

    CLOSING REMARKS

    Location: Room: Park Congress 1-2, Ground floor, Hilton Vienna am Stadtpark
    Chairs:
    Moderator: Peter Oppelt, Austria

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