Course description

Course type

Advanced

Course description

This course, organised jointly by ESHRE’s SIGs Endometriosis / Endometrial Disorders and Reproductive Surgery, is aimed at clinicians, clinical researchers, basic scientists and patient associations with an interest in the basics and clinical and research applications of the most recent scientific developments on uterine fibroids and heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia). It will combine exciting lectures from well-known experts from the various fields of uterine fibroids and menstrual bleeding to provide an update on current knowledge in epidemiology, diagnostic methods, surgical and medical treatments, underlying pathogenic mechanisms, and novel research methodologies for (pre)clinical and translational research. Participants interested in presenting a poster related to the topics of this course are invited to submit an abstract. All abstracts will undergo peer review by the Scientific Faculty and may be accepted or rejected. The best poster presentation will be awarded at the end of the workshop. 


Course objectives

  • Epidemiology of uterine fibroids and heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Diagnosis of epidemiology of uterine fibroids and heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Pathogenesis of epidemiology of uterine fibroids and heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Treatments and new horizons of epidemiology of uterine fibroids and heavy menstrual bleeding


Target audience

Clinicians and basic scientists interested in clinical management and research on epidemiology of uterine fibroids and heavy menstrual bleeding
 

Educational needs and expected outcomes

This course will combine expertise from the fields of epidemiology, diagnostics, genetics, pathogenesis and clinical treatment (both medical and surgical) to provide an update on current knowlegde of these topics regarding uterine fibroids and heavy menstrual bleeding; the lessons learned can then be implemented both in clinical practice and research protocols.

Innovative aspects

Novel mechanisms and possible treatment and research strategies on uterine fibroids and heavy menstrual bleeding will be discussed, while exploring these issues beyond the boundaries of gynaecology; epidemiologists, radiologists and geneticists will present their facts and views. Participants interested in presenting a poster are invited to submit an abstract.

 

Educational methods

  • Lectures
  • Discussion
  • Poster session

Language

The official language of the course is English. 

Certificate of attendance

Participants can obtain a certificate of attendance after completing the workshop evaluation on the App. After the course, ESHRE will send an e-mail with the link and more information.