Dear members of our society, I, Engin Oral (Istanbul, Turkey) as the newly elected president of The European Endometriosis League (EEL) will work to fulfill the aim of this league to extend public awareness and support scientific research in the field of Endometriosis. As a new Executive Board of EEL, we are willing to stimulate and foster improvements in all aspects of endometriosis and we are very proud to say that the list of major accomplishments by the society is long. My adventure with Endometriosis started in 1995 at USA,Yale University Depart. Of Obstetrics & Gynecology  (under the division of reproductive endocrinology with the mentorship of Prof. Aydın Arıcı,MD). In  2009 we found the Endometriosis & Adenomyosis Society, Turkey. In 2012, I started attending EEL meetings (Siena, Italy),  where I met international colleagues with whom I shared the same ambition of understanding Endometriosis. In 2012, me and my colleagues organized 2. Asian Endometriosis Congress  which took place in Istanbul. After these in 2016, we held a course in ESHRE Campus  Workshop as a special interest group in Istanbul. In 2016, I joined the board members of EEL which led me to my new position. I am honored to work with such amazing colleagues/friends (executive board; Renner, Krentel, Roman, Exacoustos, Bokor) and I believe that with the support of this international group we are going to take strong steps in fulfilling our mission. With regards to advancing our field, EEL members’ contributions will always be remarkable. I wish everyone a fresh start to a productive 2019 and wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.’ Yours Engin Oral

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