Endometriosis-associated infertility: to operate or not?

Precongress Course 11

 SIG Reproductive Surgery  Special Interest Group Reproductive Surgery

Course coordinator

Georgios Pados (Greece)


Course type



Course description

In this course surgical treatment of endometriosis-associated infertility will be presented and the results will be updated.


Target audience 

Reproductive surgeons, clinicians and practice managers


Needs assessment and expected educational outcomes

Experts in endometriosis-associated infertility surgery will update the current knowledge on the surgical management of this enigmatic disease and provide evidence-based approach for the various stages of endometriosis

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Appraise the effectiveness of laparoscopic approach in cases of endometriosis-associated infertility
  2. Select which patients will benefit from minimal invasive surgery to achieve spontaneous pregnancy
  3. Improve the reproductive performance of patients undergoing IVF

Innovative aspects of the course

  • Evidence-based presentations on the value of minimal invasive surgery for the management of endometriosis-associated infertility
  • Determine the limits of laparoscopic surgery in cases of patients with endometriosis undergoing ART


Sunday 07 July 2024

Georgios Pados, Greece
María Isabel Acien, Spain
09:00 - 09:30
Pathophysiology of endometriosis-associated infertility
María Isabel Acien, Spain
09:30 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:15
Medical therapy for endometriosis- associated infertility: myth or reality?
Alessandro Arena, Italy
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
María Isabel Acien, Spain
Georgios Pados, Greece
11:00 - 11:30
Surgical management of peritoneal endometriosis
Attila Vereczkey, Hungary
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:15
Should endometriotic cyst be treated before IVF?
Angelos Daniilidis, Greece
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
Michelle Nisolle, Belgium
Stephan Gordts, Belgium
Debate: Excisional or ablative techniques for endometriotic cysts: which is the gold standard?
13:30 - 14:00
Excisional techniques
Georgios Pados, Greece
14:00 - 14:30
Ablative techniques
Michelle Nisolle, Belgium
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00
Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) and infertility
Horace Roman, France
16:00 - 16:15
16:15 - 16:45
What is the surgical method of choice for bowel endometriosis associated infertility?
Jorg Keckstein, Austria
16:45 - 17:00