Donate here for the conference on Endo! Please help Lesley and Syl Freedman and EndoActive raise funds for the first Endometriosis National Conference in Sydney on 16 May 2015. The conference is for women with Endo and health professionals.
Knowledge is PowerMany health professionals attend international conferences on Endometriosis, but how do they let us know about the latest medical research on Endo and chronic pain, new medications and treatments? This conference is our way of bringing you the information you've been asking for. We all need to be kept up to date so we're better equipped to help manage our own healthcare.
No-one talks about EndoThis is a community issue - we are shocked that there is so little public awareness and dialogue, no funding, little information and no early detection or education programmes in schools. (There are a few closed discussion groups on-line which would break your heart to read). We need education, support and community awareness for women and girls with Endo, just as there is for Diabetes, Breast Cancer and MS, for example.
Here's what we're doing about itLesley Freedman and her daughter Syl, founders of EndoActive, are committed to holding the inaugural Endometriosis National Conference on 16 May 2015 at Sydney University's Charles Perkins Centre. We'll invite specialists, scientists and researchers to explain their work, describe their research and share their insights and information. You'll be able to submit questions. If you can't attend the conference, video will be available at a later date.
What is Endometriosis?Endo is a complex gynaecological disease which causes inflammation and adhesions, resulting in chronic pelvic pain and often infertility. It affects more than 1 in 10 women and girls. In Australia, that's more than half a million. So far there is NO CURE. This debilitating disease causes many young women to leave school early, be unable to attend university or stay employed.