Program

Education and Agenda

Please join us for a comprehensive look at Endometriosis and Oncofertility: Endometriosis, Cancer and Reproduction.

Fertility Sparing Science from Molecules to Robotics.

WSE 2014 will include live surgery transmissions, debates on key topics, interactive question and answer sessions with panels of experts, video and poster abstract presentations, an interactive video marathon and an in-depth analysis of topics, including:

Symposium Agenda

Thursday, March 27, 2014
7:00 AM Registration and Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00 AM Welcome and Introduction – Symposium Overview Ceana Nezhat
New and Emerging Science
Moderators: Michel Canis, Clarisa Gracia, Ira Horowitz,
Anthony Luciano
Keynote Address
8:10 AM Introduction of Keynote Speaker Benedict Benigno
8:15 AM Cancer Arising from Endometriosis, Endometrioma and the Impact on Fertility: Our Theory Farr Nezhat
8:40 AM Embryonic Stem-cell Gametes: the New Frontier in Human Reproduction Gerald Schatten
8:55 AM Engineering a Cure – Tissue Engineering in Endometriosis and Cancer Linda Griffith
9:10 AM Interactive Question and Answer Session with Panel of Experts PANEL
9:20 AM Break with Exhibitors and Abstract Sessions
Modern Treatment of Endometriosis,
Adenomyosis and Myoma
Moderators: Grace Janik, Charles Miller, Hafeez Rahman
9:45 AM Strategies in the Treatment of Endometriosis and Methods to Decrease Adhesion Formation Resad P. Pasic
10:00 AM Impact of Robotic Surgery in Minimally Invasive Management of Oncofertility Patients Farr Nezhat
10:15 AM A New Approach to Adenomyosis: Hysteroscopic Evaluation of the Sub-Endometrial Myometrium Keith Isaacson
10:30 AM UAE in Benign and Malignant Patient and the Impact on Fertility Jason Levy
10:45 AM A New Surgical-Ultrasound Scoring System Helps in Mapping Pelvic Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis and Predicts Surgical Difficulties Errico Zupi
11:00 AM Interactive Question and Answer Session with Panel of Experts PANEL
11:10 AM Lunch with Exhibitors and Abstract Sessions
12:40 PM Live Surgery Transmission – Fertility Preserving Robotic Surgery Moderator: Grace Janik, Charles Miller
Surgeon: Ceana Nezhat
Endometriosis and Cancer
Moderators: Sahar Rosenbaum, Daniel Seidman,
Jim Toner, Colleen Austin
Keynote Address
1:40 PM Introduction of Keynote Speaker Ceana Nezhat
1:45 PM Evolution of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Fertility and Cancer Victor Gomel
2:10 PM Mechanism of Transformation of Endometriosis to Ovarian Cancer Michel Canis
2:25 PM Medical Management of Endometriosis: Agonists, Inhibitors and Beyond Mary Ellen Pavone
2:40 PM Endometriosis and Cancer: New Perspectives in Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain Susheel Dua
2:55 PM Interactive Question and Answer Session with Panel of Experts PANEL
3:10 PM Break with Exhibitors and Abstract Sessions
Oncofertility
Moderators: Lisa Camp-Engelstein, Alan Gordon, Cihat Unlu, Norbert Gleicher
3:35 PM Minimally Invasive Surgery for Fertility Preservation Togas Tulandi
3:50 PM Pitfalls in the Surgical Dissection of the Female Pelvis for Fertility Preservation Benedict Benigno
4:05 PM Fertility Management of Males with Malignancy Scott Miller
4:20 PM Damage to the Genital Tract due to Endometriosis and Cancer Treatment Ira Horowitz
4:35 PM Ovarian Preservation and Ovarian Transplantation in Patients with Cancer and Endometriosis Olivier Donnez
4:50 PM Interactive Question and Answer Session with Panel of Experts PANEL
Challenging Cases
Chair: Cheryl Jones
Panel: W. Hamilton Williams, Carla Roberts, Errico Zupi
5:00 PM Presentation of Interesting Cases in Endometriosis and Oncology
6:00 PM Adjourn for the Day – Opening Reception

 

Friday, March 28, 2014
7:00 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00 AM Opening and Overview Ceana Nezhat
Keynote Address
8:05 AM Introduction of Keynote Speaker Ceana Nezhat
8:10 AM Preservation and Growth of Human Follicles Clarisa Gracia
8:35 AM Live Surgery Transmission – Fertility Sparing Surgical Treatment of Extensive Endometriosis Moderators: Arnaud Wattiez, Marco Aurelio Pinho de Oliviera
Surgeon: Horace Roman
9:35 AM Break with Exhibitors and Abstract Sessions
Social Issues in Oncofertility and Endometriosis
Moderators: Vicki Barnett, Linda Griffith, Sahar Rosenbaum,
Mark Perloe
10:05 AM Introduction of Session Patti Owen
10:10 AM The Social Impact of Cancer and Endometriosis on the Patient and their Family Margarett Ellison
10:25 AM Setting up an Oncofertility Community Hananel Holzer
10:40 AM Discussing Fertility Preservation with Patients: The Role of the Patient in Medical Decision Making Mary Ellen Pavone
10:55 AM Interactive Question and Answer Session with Panel of Experts PANEL
11:05 AM Debate – Is it safe to preserve ovaries in young patients with early stage endometrial cancer? Moderator: Linda Griffith
Ceana Nezhat vs.
Ira Horowitz
11:35 AM Lunch with Exhibitors
Endometriomas, Endometriosis and Reproductive Outcomes
Moderators: Carolyn Kaplan, Fatih Sendag, Andrew Toledo,
Camran Nezhat
Keynote Address
1:05 PM Introduction of Keynote Speaker Wayne Ambroze
1:10 PM My 40-year Experience with Endometriosis Related Surgery Camran Nezhat
1:35 PM Excision of Endometriosis: How to Maximize Ovarian Function and Decrease Recurrence Grace Janik
1:50 PM Medical Management of Endometriosis in Patients with Pain and/or Infertility Anthony Luciano
2:05 PM HRT Post Hysterectomy for Endometriosis and Supracervical Hysterectomy: What should we know? Cihat Unlu
2:20 PM General Aspects of Endoscopic Surgery to be Applied in Severe Endometriosis Arnaud Wattiez
2:35 PM How do we help pathologists find pathology? Dan Martin
2:50 PM Interactive Question and Answer Session with Panel of Experts PANEL
3:05 PM Break with Exhibitors and Abstract Sessions
Effect of Endometriosis and Cancer on Ovarian Function and Reserve
Moderators: Clarisa Gracia, Hananel Holzer, Olivier Donnez, Robin Fogle, Attila Vereczkey
3:35 PM Strategies in Ovarian Cystectomy to Preserve Ovarian Function Michel Canis
3:50 PM The Adolescent: A Patient at Risk – Ovarian Failure in Adolescent Cancer Survivors Avner Hershlag
4:05 PM Ovarian Reserve in Women with BRCA Mutation Norbert Gleicher
4:20 PM Should we offer fertility preservation to all patients with severe endometriosis? Daniel Seidman
4:35 PM Interactive Question and Answer Session with Panel of Experts PANEL
Presentation of Select Abstracts
4:50 PM Presentation of Select Posters and Videos Presenting Authors
5:50 PM Award announcement Ceana Nezhat
6:00 PM Adjourn for the Day

 

Saturday, March 29, 2014
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Opening and Overview Ceana Nezhat
Keynote Address
8:05 AM Introduction of Keynote Speaker Farr Nezhat
8:10 AM Directed Energy Surgery: Next Generation of Non-invasive Therapy, the Robot and Beyond Richard Satava
Technical Evolution in the Surgical Treatment of Endometriosis and Cancer related Infertility
Moderators: Victor Gomel, Keith Isaacson, Margarett Ellison,
Steven Palter
8:35 AM Surgical Surprises – Cases you may never see in your career Chair: Steven Palter
8:38 AM Technique of Cytoreductive Surgery in Patients with Myoma and Adenomyosis George Pistofidis
8:53 AM Surgical Surprises – Cases you may never see in your career
8:56 AM Single Incision Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery in Endometriosis and Infertility Fatih Sendag
9:11 AM Surgical Surprises – Cases you may never see in your career
9:14 AM Adhesion Prevention Techniques in Gynecological Minimal-access Surgery Rudy de Wilde
9:29 AM Surgical Surprises – Cases you may never see in your career
9:32 AM When and How To Do Fertility Sparing Laparoscopic Surgery for Deep Infiltrative Endometriosis Marco Pinho de Oliveira
9:47 AM Surgical Surprises – Cases you may never see in your career
9:50 AM Update on Robotics:Endometriosis and Myoma – What is the Current State? Charles Miller
10:05 AM Interactive Question and Answer Session with Panel of Experts Panel
10:15 AM Debate – Should we shave or resect the bowel in cases of deep endometriosis? Moderator: Resad Pasic Jacques Donnez v. Arnaud Wattiez
10:45 AM Surgical Surprises – Cases you may never see in your career
10:50 AM Break
11:05 AM Surgical Surprises РCases you may never see in your career
A Multidisciplinary Fertility Preserving Approach to Treating Endometriosis and Cancer
Moderators: Rudy de Wilde, Avner Hershlag, Gerald Schatten,
Cheryl Jones
11:08 AM Fertility Preservation, from Cancer to Benign Disease to Social Reasons: The Challenge of the Present Decade Jacques Donnez
11:28 AM Surgical Surprises – Cases you may never see in your career
11:31 AM Building a Multidisciplinary Team in Oncofertility Lisa Campo-Engelstein
11:51 AM Surgical Surprises – Cases you may never see in your career
11:54 AM A Call to Action to Primary Care Providers and Pediatricians – Early Detection and Treatment of Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids and Cancer Ceana Nezhat
12:14 AM Surgical Surprises – Cases you may never see in your career
12:17 AM Interactive Question and Answer Session with Panel of Experts PANEL
12:27 PM Closing remarks Ceana Nezhat
12:37 PM Evaluation and Post-Testing
12:45 PM Adjourn

 

Symposium Mission

The mission of this course is to increase awareness, amongst doctors and patients, for early detection and proper treatment of endometriosis in order to improve the quality of life, minimize adverse outcomes and reduce recurrence of disease of those suffering.

“Primum non nocere” or, “First do no harm”, is the very foundation of medical ethics and the basis for your practice. With the enigma of endometriosis, this principle must be applied to both treatment and the decision not to treat.

 

Live Case Transmissions

WSE 2014 will showcase live cases from national and international hospitals.

Thursday, March 27

Fertility Preserving Robotic Surgery

Friday, March 28

Fertility Sparing Surgical Treatment of Extensive Endometriosis

Please note, the agenda and faculty are subject to change without notice.