Day 4: Congress: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Panel Session 4: Debate: “There Will Be an Answer, Let It Be” – Expert Debate on Treatments for Endometriosis Associated Pain


Tuesday, November 12, 2019


11:00 am – 12:45 pm


Rooms 118-120




Frank F. Tu


Megan Billow, Susan Pierce-Richards, David B. Redwine

Course Description

This session provides a forum to critically, holistically, and “combatively” address treatment of Endometriosis, an enigmatic condition that can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. Its varied clinical presentation, pain symptoms, and confounding medical conditions lead to not only diagnostic challenges but also controversial treatment considerations. This session will host a lively debate regarding the optimal treatment for endometriosis. Panelists will discuss evidence-based strategies for medical management, surgical management, and interdisciplinary care coordination to support patient-centered goals. Challenging clinical scenarios will be discussed to discern best approaches to the treatments for endometriosis associated pain.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Formulate valid, specific, patient-affirming multidisciplinary treatment plans for endometriosis-associated pelvic pain.

Course Outline

11:00Welcome, Introductions, and Course OverviewF. Tu
11:05Patient Centered Management of EndometriosisS. Pierce-Richards
11:25Medical Management of Endometriosis – Can It Solve the Painful Problem?M. Billow
11:45Surgery the Only AnswerD.B. Redwine
12:05The Down and Dirty Clinical Realities: EAPP Management in the Real WorldAll Faculty
12:25Questions & AnswersAll Faculty