We have brought together a virtual "Who's Who" of endometriosis for the ACE 2021, to bring forth cutting edge knowledge on the subject. The program will be of interest to the researcher as well as the clinician alike. We hope we will be able to make a difference to the quality of life of the millions of sufferers in the world.

The program is presently under development. It will include nine plenary lectures by leading global experts and parallel sessions that will be of great interest to clinicians and researchers, engaging nuances of endometriosis surgery, its diagnosis and cutting edge basic science research.

In addition, there will be many pre-congress activities – including a symposium to create awareness targeting opinion leaders in Sri Lanka; a masterclass aimed at early-career researchers titled “How to get your research published” conducted by renowned researchers who have published extensively; a hands-on workshop on endometriosis surgery.

Researchers will have an opportunity to present orally or as posters. From these, the best Free Communications will for selected for presentation along with the Plenary Lectures.

The preliminary program is given here


Day 1 - 28th October 2021

Free papers Free papers Free papers
0900 - 0910

Opening ceremony

Welcome Address – Hemantha Senanayake (Congress Chair)

President’s Welcome – Saeed Alborzi (President, ASEA)

0910 – 0940
Keynote 1
Sun Wei Guo (China) - The invisible gorilla, the elephant and the blind men: How a better understanding of the pathophysiology can guide us to develop better therapeutics for endometriosis
0940 - 1010
Plenary 1
Christoph Chwalisz (US)- Potential future medical therapies for endometriosis
1010 – 1040
Plenary 2
Deborah Bush (New Zealand) - Early intervention for dysmenorrhoea and why it matters
1040 - 1050 Q & A, Commercials
1050 – 1220 Symposium 1 (SY 1) Pathophysiology, genetics and epigenetics Symposium 2 (SY 2) Endometriosis surgery Symposium 3 (SY 3)
Dharani Hapangama (UK) Hierarchical organisation and novel microarchitecture of endometrial glands: implications for endometrial regeneration and endometriosis Akira Iwase (Japan) - Best practice for surgical management of endometriosis Pramathes Das Mahapatra (India) Surgery for endometriosis – does it improve outcomes?
Qing Xue (China) Epigenetic alteration and key molecular abnormalities of estrogen biosynthesis in endometriosis Rajesh Modi (India) – How to approach laparoscopic hysterectomy in the frozen pelvis Parveen Fatima (Bangladesh) Impact of endometriosis on infertility
Krina Zondervan (UK) Recent developments in understanding the genetics of endometriosis Amphan Chalermchockcharoenkit (Thailand) Laparoscopic Conservative Surgery in Frozen Pelvis
1220 - 1230 Q & A, Commercials
1230 – 1300
Plenary 3
SJ Sean Tsai (Taiwan) - Targeting adhesion capacity to treat endometriosis
1300 – 1330
Plenary 4
Dharani Hapangama (UK) - Endometrial epithelial progenitor cells and their role in endometrial regeneration and in endometriosis
1330 - 1340 Q &A, Commercials
1340 – 1510 Symposium 4 (SY 4) Pathophysiology and pathology Symposium 5 (SY 5) Robotic Surgery Symposium 5 (SY 6) Extragenital endometriosis
Sun Wei Guo (China) - Unveiling of pathogenesis and pathophysiology of adenomyosis Alexandr Popov (Russia) Robot-assisted surgery in colorectal endometriosis: 10 steps for successful results Yutaga Osuga (Japan) Modern management of extragenital endometriosis
Asgi Fazleabas (USA) miRNA’s in endometriosis: pathological insights and clinical implications Yoshiaki Ota (Japan) Robotic surgery in severe endometriosis Dhammike Silva (Sri Lanka) Diagnosis and management of urinary tract endometriosis
Khaleque Khan (Japan) An axonemal alteration in apical endometria of human adenomyosis: an implication in infertility Mee Ran Kim Robot assisted adenomyomectomy for fertility preservation PG Paul (India) Management of urinary tract endometriosis
Rooma Sinha (India) Robotics for endometriosis – will this be a paradigm shift? Zhang Xinmei (China) Deciding between segmental resection or endometriotic excision in bowel endometriosis
1510 - 1520 Q & A, Commercials
1520 - 1600 Free papers Free papers Free papers

Day 2 - 29th October 2021

0800 – 0830
Plenary 5
Bruce Lessey (US) - Endometriosis and recurrent implantation failure in IVF
0830 – 0900
Keynote 2
Saeed Alborzi (Iran) - Colorectal endometriosis, a review of 800 patients
0900 – 0930
Plenary 6
Kaori Koga (Japan) Endometriosis and ovarian reserve
1030 - 1130 Free papers Free papers Free papers
1130 – 1300
Symposium 7 (SY 7) Pathogenesis and pathology Symposium 8 (SY 8) Improving outcomes DIE (SY 9)
SJ Sean Tsai (Taiwan) - Pathological functions of lymphangiogenesis in endometriosis Fong Yoke Fai (Singapore) Ultrasound essentials for every endometriosis surgeon Sandesh Kade (India)
Kaori Koga (Japan) Immune responses associated with endometriosis Jeevan Marasinghe (Australia) Clinical and ultrasound correlates of endometriosis Kieth Isaacson (USA) What is the role of surgical resection of adenomyosis?
Sachiko Matsuzaki (France) Fibrosis and endometriosis Madura Jayawardena (Sri Lanka) Improving the outcomes of surgery for endometriosis Dhammike Silva (Sri Lanka) Surgery for the obliterated cul de sac
Chuii Ren Tzeng (Taiwan) Biomarkers of endometriosis Nikolai Ruhlyada (Russia) Reproductive strategy of endometriosis treatment
1130 - 1140 Q & A, Commercials
1140 – 1210
Plenary 6
Felice Petraglia (Italy, SEUD) Adenomyosis: pathogenesis of symptoms
1210 – 1240
Plenary 7
Harald Krentel – Adenomyosis – transvaginal ultrasound diagnosis and treatment options
1240 - 1310
Plenary 8
Tasuku Harada (Japan) Conservative management of adenomyosis
1310 - 1320 Q &A, Commercials
1320 - 1450 Symposium 10 (SY10) Adolescent endometriosis Symposium 11 (SY 11) Endometrioma Symposium 12 (SY 12) Client-centred care
Kanae Ogawa (Japan) Current status and development of adolescent endometriosis Dinesh Biyagama (Sri Lanka) Surgery for endometrioma – tips and tricks Deborah Bush (New Zealand) Endometriosis: Unmet Need in Patient Centred Care - an innovative adjunct
Ikuko Ota (Japan) Management of adolescent endometriosis with dienogest considering bone turnover Chanil Ekanayake (Sri Lanka) Prevention of recurrence following surgery Lone Hummelshoj (WES) Setting realistic expectations in the treatment of endometriosis
Sharmin Abbasi (Bangladesh) Adolescent endometriosis in the context of South Asia Aleksandr Popov (Russia) Surgical management of endometrioma: pitfalls and reproductive results Angela Aguilar (Philippines) Providing patient responsive endometriosis care: changing perspectives
Diana Bitner (USA) Bridging the Gap between induced menopause symptoms and real-life consequences Saeed Alborzi (Iran) Assisted reproductive technique outcomes in patients with endometrioma undergoing sclerotherapy vs laparoscopic cystectomy Hasthika Ellepola, Ian Bloomfield, Melanie Walkenhorst (Australia) Multidisciplinary collaborative care model for managing endometriosis: Australian experience
1450 - 1500 Q & A, Commercials
1500 - 1600 Free papers Free papers Free papers

Day 3 - 30th October 2021

0800 – 0830
Keynote 3
Prof. Asgi Fazleabas – The role of NOTCH 1 in endometriosis lesion development
0830 – 0900
Plenary 9
Khaleque Khan (Japan) – Bacterial contamination hypothesis: a new concept in endometriosis
Luk Rombauts (Australia, WES) - The clinical relevance of mild and minimal endometriosis
0900 - 1000 Free papers Free papers Free papers
1000 – 1130 Symposium 13 (SY 13) Infertility Symposium 14 (SY 14) Basics of endometriosis surgery Pregnancy outcomes/ cancer (SY 15)
Kutay Biberoglu (Turkey) How to manage endometriosis - associated infertilit Dinesh Biyagama (Sri Lanka- Pelvic anatomy for the endometriosis surgeon Tasuku Harada (Japan) Endometriosis and pregnancy outcomes
Jing Guan (China) Endometriosis, infertility and subtle lesions Probodana Ranaweera (Sri Lanka) Adenomyosis and pregnancy outcomes
Thilina Palihawadana (Sri Lanka) Endometriosis and assisted reproductive techniques TA Choudhury (Bangladesh) Do’s and don’ts of endometriosis surgery Fuminori Taniguchi (Japan) Malignant transformation of endometrioma
Meng-Hsing Wu (Taiwan) The impact of quality of life with endometriosis - related infertility undergoing IVF treatment Muditha Vidanathanthri (Sri Lanka) The ureter – the key to successful endometriosis surgery Samanthi Premaratne (Sri Lanka) Endometriosis and Cancer
Damodar R Rao (India) Total laparoscopic hysterectomy for endometriosis
1130 - 1140 Q & A, Commercials
1140 – 1210
Plenary 10
Moamar Al Jafout – Rethinking surgery in endometriosis
1210 – 1240
Plenary 11
Stacey Missimer (USA) - Endometriosis and risk of gynecologic and multisystemic morbidities
1240 - 1310
Plenary 12
Harald Krentel (Germany, EEL) – topic to be announced
1310 - 1320 Q & A, Commercials
1320 - 1450 Symposium 16 (SY16) Adolescent endometriosis Symposium 17 (SY 17) Adenomyosis Symposium 18 (SY18)
Yuval Kaufman (Israel) Huge potential for cannabis in endometriosis patients Asha R Rao (India) Adenomyosis and fertility outcomes Lil Valentine – Systematic transvaginal ultrasound for diagnosis and assessment of endometriosis
Kutay Biberoglu (Turkey) Dienogest in endometriosis associated pelvic pain Nozer Sheriar (India) Targeted operative hysteroscopy for adenomyosis Padmashri (India) Evaluating endometriomas
Olarik Musgavong (Thailand) Innovation in endometriosis care Andon Hestiantoro (Indonesia) Infertility management and adenomyosis
Kristof Chwalisz (USA) Clinical development of oral GnRH antagonists for the management of endometriosis Elham Eskari (Iran) Rate of coexistence between uterine adenomyosis and DIE according to imaging and histopathology findings
1450 - 1500 Q & A, Commercials
1500 - 1600 Free papers Free papers Free papers