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AAGL Congress 2011 – Tamer Seckin

EndoFound‘s Co-Founders Dr. Tamer Seckin and Padma Lakshmi were prominent guests of the AAGL congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Hollywood, Florida in November 2011.

Ms. Lakshmi addressed over 5,500 delegates in the Jordan M. Phillips Keynote Session, while Dr. Seckin presented several lectures. These included:

  • Stem Cell Theory & Stemness of Endometriosis: Rationale for Excision.
  • Endometriosis: a Growing Societal Issue
  • A Critical Analysis of Reoperative Endometriosis.  

Endometriosis in the spotlight during the AAGL congress

Dr. Seckin, Ms. Lakshmi and EndoFound are extremely pleased and honored to see endometriosis and surgical excision brought into the spotlight at this year’s AAGL congress in such an elevated way.

The program focuses on awareness, research, surgical treatment and novel classification of endometriosis, an often devastating disease that affects over 176 million women around the world.

A quote from Dr. Seckin

“At one time, not so long ago, we thought endometriosis affected primarily upper middle class Caucasian women,” says Dr. Seckin. “We now realize through awareness and enhanced diagnostic abilities that the disease has no ethnic or social preference. It is often first discovered in adolescents suffering from dysmenorrhea as well as peri-menopausal women with an adnexol mass. It is our duty to help these patients who otherwise would suffer their entire reproductive life.”