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Course description including main topics

Distinguished experts in the field of endometrial and endometriosis research will give an update on methodological aspects of biobanking (to facilitate and enable large-scale, cross-centre, longitudinal, epidemiologically robust, biomarker and treatment target discovery research in endometriosis), genomics (micro-RNAs and their role in the aetiology of endometriosis, genome wide association studies and next generation sequencing), cell biology (cell populations regulating endometrial function with a putative role in endometriosis), intracrinology (role of the steroid microenvironment), epidemiology, clinical trials (the importance of trial design), biomarkers (serum, urinary, imaging) and animal models (murine and primate). The latest knowledge will be reviewed to facilitate the generation and interpretation of biochemical, genetic/epigenetic, genomic, cell biology, and quality of life data relevant to endometriosis symptoms and targeted therapies.

The course syllabus is aimed at basic scientists and clinical researchers with an interest in endometrial function and endometriosis. 

This workshop has been organised jointly by the ESHRE SIG Endometriosis / Endometrium and the ASRM Endometriosis Special Interest Group.


Course objectives
  • Understand the importance of careful and co-ordinated biobanking to facilitate endometrial and endometriosis research
  • Understand what laboratory and clinical tools are available to study endometrial function and endometriosis
  • Understand the importance of good study design

Target audience
Basic scientists and clinical researchers with an interest in endometrial function and endometriosis

Educational needs and expected outcomes

Many fundamental aspects of endometrial function and endometriosis are still only poorly understood. However, knowledge is advancing fast and there is a need to offer continuous education to researchers involved in this field. Novel insights brought by molecular approaches in diagnostics and therapeutics require translation in a comprehensive way. A meeting bringing together those with a special interest in the field of endometrial function and endometriosis is the most appropriate way to discuss specialised technologies and study design.

Educational methods
  • Lectures
  • Discussions


Innovative aspects

The meeting will facilitate the sharing of new information between basic scientists and clinical researchers affiliated to ESHRE and ASRM.


The official language of the course is English. 


Certificate of attendance

Participants can only obtain a certificate of attendance after completing the online evaluation. After the course, ESHRE will send an email with the link and more information.