Jan 31, 2018

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Kristine Aas-Eng-foto

Kristine Aas-Eng is a consultant gynaecologist at Oslo university Hospital, which is a tertiary referral centre for endometriosis in Norway. She is part of the team diagnosing, treating and following up patients with endometriosis. As a laparoscopic surgeon she is interested in linking the value of transvaginal ultrasound findings to improve patient consent, surgical planning and treatment of advanced endometriosis. Kristine Aas-Eng collaborates with Gernot Hudelist’s research group in Vienna, Austria.

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Silja Ástþórsdóttir is CEO of The Endometriosis Association of Iceland. Earlier she was chairman of the board for six years. In co-operation with the association's board, she organized the first endometriosis conference in Iceland in 2012, Iceland's participation in the Million Women March for Endometriosis 2014, the association's ten year's anniversary event in 2016, a forum about endometriosis in 2017 as well as the association's yearly awareness week and participation in the Reykjavík marathon. As chairman, she has emphasized raising awareness about endometriosis. She has pushed for a multi-disciplinary approach to treating women with endometriosis and the establishing of a formal endometriosis center in Iceland. Silja strives for the association's main objective, which is to assist women with endometriosis. Silja has published numerous articles about endometriosis in Icelandic media and been interviewed repeatedly on the subject. She did a lecture at the AAGL Global Endometriosis Summit, in Reykjavík 2017.

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Aisha de Graaff -foto

Aisha de Graaff
After graduating in 2005 from the University of Leiden, Aisha de Graaff worked for two years as a physician in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In 2007, she moved to the Maastricht University Medical Centre, to work as an IVF-doctor and commence work for her PhD thesis. In 2011 started as a resident in obstetrics and gynecology since 2016 she works as a resident in the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, in Amsterdam. In December 2016 she graduated at the University of Maastricht on her thesis ‘Endometriosis; genetics, imaging, quality of life’.  The clinical part of her  thesis focus on the effect of endometriosis on quality of life and sexual functioning. In 2014 she won the ‘Rodolphe Maheux Award’ for best clinical abstract during the World Congress on Endometriosis in Sao Paulo.

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professional_pic-Jón Ívar Einarsson

Jon Ivar Einarsson, MD PhD MPH, Director of the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School.

The MIGS Division is a referral practice for challenging surgical cases that otherwise may not be considered candidates for minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Einarsson has lectured and operated extensively nationally and internationally. He was published over 100 articles and book chapters and is the editor of a textbook entitled Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery: Evidence-Based Laparoscopic, Hysteroscopic and Robotic Surgeries. He is also a surgical innovator and a holder of 10 patents for medical devices. Dr. Einarsson is the immediate past President of the AAGL.

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Axel Forman is professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aarhus University Hospital, president-elect in the International Society of Neuropelveology, ambassador for the World Endometriosis Society and board member of the Danish Endometriosis Association. His focus areas comprise all aspects of endometriosis, general gynecology, complex pain conditions and neuromodulation for senso-motor rehabilitation in spinal cord injury.


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Reynir T. Geirsson, Professor.



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Foto-Päivi Härkki

Päivi Härkki, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland

She is working on benign gynecological surgery and she has been accreditated with advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery by AAGL. Her main interest nowadays is medical and surgical treatment of endometriosis. Her scientific work is focused in addition on hysterectomies, fibroids, laparoscopic surgery and training.

She is a Past President of the Finnish Society for Gynecological Surgery which organizes annual congresses for Finnish doctors and nurses.  She is also a President of the Nordic Society on Gynecological Endoscopy. 

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Doctor Grigorios A. Karampas works since 2014 as consultant in the “Department of Benign Gynecology” at Skåne University Hospital in southern Sweden and as lecturer of “Biostatistics and Research Appreciation” in Aegean College in Athens. He was born in Athens (Greece) and graduated from the “Medical School of Athens” in 2005. He fulfilled his specialisation in Obstetrics & Gynecology in Athens. He has a Master Degree in “Research in Female Reproduction” and a Doctorate Diploma in the field of “High Risk Pregnancy”. He is sub-specialised in “Minimal Invasive Gynecological Surgery” and certified by the European Society of Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE) at the level of “Minimal Invasive Gynecological Surgeon”. Finally, he works as main researcher in the post-doc research protocol “Biomarkers with predictive value for severe preeclampsia – eclampsia” at Skåne University Hospital and as research assistant at the “Department of Gynecology” in Odense University Hospital (OUH). 

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Jacob Brink Laursen-photo

My name is Jacob Brink Laursen. I am a senior resident in department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
My main interests and research areas are endometriosis, laparoscopic training and minimally invasive surgery.

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Edvard Marinovskij, MD

Edvard Marinovskij is a diagnostic radiologist with a 12-year career at the MR Centre, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Denmark. 

Edvards fascination of radiology is due to fact that he appreciates to have  knowledge within all areas of medicine:  internal, OB/GYN, pediatrics, orthopedics, neurology, trauma, infectious disease, etc. He finds it important and significant to play a critical, pivotal role in the delivery of excellent patient care.

His present focus is in MRI of Gynecology and Prostate.

Edvard Marinovskij has authored and co-authored 11 papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals. He lectures regularly in seminars for medical radiology residents - and has made presentations at scientific conferences. He pursues his research and publication activity at the  MR Centre, Aarhus University Hospital.
Edvard Marinovskij can be contacted at

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Christiab Moberg-foto

Christian Moberg is a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology and co-founder of the Endometriosis
Centre at Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden. His main clinical interest is in laparoscopic
gynaecological surgery, including robotic surgery, and endometriosis. He wrote his thesis on the human
endometrium with aspects on angiogenesis and endometriosis and continues to do research within the
same field.

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Hans Kristian Opøien-foro

Hans Kristian Opøien
is a MD with PhD in endometriosis and reproductive medicine from the University of Oslo, Norway. Beside his research, he has a dual background in reproductive surgery and IVF, and has a special interest in the selection of patients to reproductive surgery.

HK Opøien is currently working as a consultant at the Women´s clinic at Akershus University Hospital.

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Karin Bruun Plesner-foto

Karin Bruun Plesner, Consultant, Anesthesiologically Department, OUH Odense University Hospital, Denmark

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Photo-Liisu Saavalainen

Liisu Saavalainen, MD, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.
Special interest in benign gynecology, urogynecology.
Research on endometriosis. 

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Mikkel Seyer-Hansen-Photo

Mikkel Seyer-Hansen, MD, PhD, Ass. Professor.
Certified expert in advanced endometriosis, emplyoyed at the endometriosis clinic at Aarhus University Hospital. Main research interests are surgical training and endometriosis, especially focussing on transvaginal ultrasound of advanced endometriosis, surgical treatment of bowel-endometriosis and the influence of surgery on the fertility chance of women with endometriosis.


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Valgerdur Steinthorsdottir, Dr is a Project leader in the Department of Population Genomics, at the biotechnology company deCODE genetics in Iceland. With background in biology, she has 20 years’ experience in studying the effect of genetic variations on human diseases. Her main interests include metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and obesity and female reproductive disorders, including preeclampsia and endometriosis. 


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Line Holdgaard Thomsen - speaker

Line Holdgaard Thomsen, M.D.
Trainee Doctor in Gynaecology and Obstetrics at Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby and Horsens Regional Hospital.
Future Ph.D.-student at Odense University Hospital in endometriosis and ovarian cancer. Main Supervisor Jan Blaakær, DMSc, M.D. 

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