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Prof. Hans Evers, Editor in Chief of Human Reproduction - Highlight of June 2013
Professor Hans Evers, Editor-in-Chief of Human Reproduction, casts his eye over the current issue of Human Reproduction and selects his own highlight.
Neil P Johnson and Lone Hummelshoj, for The World Endometriosis Society Montpellier Consortium: Consensus on current management of endometriosis. Hum. Reprod. 2013;28:1552-1568
The World Endometriosis Society (WES) convened a meeting in September 2011 in Montpellier in which 56 representatives of 36 national and international medical and non-medical societies and patient organizations were engaged in intense dialogue to reach a global consensus on the management of endometriosis. This unique meeting was the culmination of many months of arduous efforts by dedicated clinicians and scientists, and laborious electronic exchanges of ideas. Linda Giudice, the vice-chair of the WES commented: “The dedication of the attendees and the organizers to having conclusions based firmly on scientific evidence and acknowledging areas where there is lack of evidence is a credit to the rigor with which this endeavor was undertaken with the long-term goal of improving the wellbeing of millions of women and teens afflicted with this disease worldwide”. Evidence based medicine is the skill – perhaps even the art – of being able to integrate the best available scientific evidence and to apply it to each patient’s individual situation. Or, as WES president Paolo Vercellini put it, “it is more than ‘recommendations’ or ‘a guideline’; it is a concentrate of immense clinical experience, research efforts, and cooperation with endometriosis patients”. This is a exceptional document indeed. As an Editor-in-Chief of Human Reproduction I am proud that the authors have picked our journal to publish it.
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