Newsletter December 2020

Foreword of the executive board Dear Endometriosis Community, this is the first EEL newsletter, which from now on will provide you the most important information on our society, but also on the actual developments in endometriosis science and education. Even though these pandemic times changed everything, our patients still need the best support and medical care. With our online EEL webinar series and the EEL MasterClass we contribute to the development of endometriosis specialists. With pleasant anticipation we are currently preparing the 6th European Endometriosis Congress under the guidance of our Board member Prof. Horace Roman. We are looking forward to seeing you in person in 2021. Best regards. The executive Board of EEL  


• Letter from the President 2018-2020 • News from our society • Critiques of selected articles • EEL case reports • EEL Endometriosis MasterClass • EEL Webinar • Interview with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Rudolf Tinneberg • News from the world of Endometriosis • EEL Social Media  

Letter from the President 2018-2020

Dear Endometriosis Friends, I am writing these lines as the president of The European Endometriosis League (EEL) on behalf of the executive board. The European Endometriosis League is a non-profit society, founded by renowned physicians specialized on endometriosis-adenomyosis and pelvic pain, in 2005. So far EEL is active in several different European countries and is currently extending activities into additional countries. The European Endometriosis League is aiming to extend public awareness and supports scientific research in the field of endometriosis, adenomyosis, chronic pelvic pain and other co-existing gynaecological conditions. Furthermore, the society is conducting scientific meetings, seminars, a master class programme, educational programmes, congresses, research projects and serves as a frame for patient self-support groups. The results of the research projects held by EEL are published in scientific journals and thus brought to the public's attention. EEL is supported and financed through membership fees, donations and an advisory board of the medical industry. From now, EEL will be sending a newsletter to all of its members. I hope it will update and motivate you more into the endo world. Please do not hesitate to send your suggestions and comments about the newsletter to  After the pandemic, hope to meet you in person, just like in the old days. Prof. Engin Oral  

News from our society - infos for EEL members

Presidency 2018 - 2020 - Prof. Engin Oral: After two very successful years as President of the EEL, Prof. Engin Oral ended his regular presidency this November 2020. With his energy and fantastic ideas he directed the EEL towards a dynamic and creative international society. Within his presidency the EEL brought up new educational projects and he developed the concept of the EEL young team. The executive board and all members thank Prof. Engin Oral for his excellent work for the aims of the EEL. With our best wishes for his future activities, we remain respectfully. The EEL Board New office: We are happy to announce that the new EEL office is the company IF Kongress Management GmbH in Munich. Mr. Harry Brennstuhl and Mr. Marco Fragale are taking care of the administrative EEL affairs. General Assembly 2020 and board elections: Due to the pandemic situation it was not possible to held a meeting in 2020 in order to realize the annual general assembly with board elections. Following the regulations of the statutes the board took the decision to continue its work and postpone assembly and elections to the 6th EEL Congress in Bordeaux-France in December 2021.

Critiques of selected articles

International renown experts from the EEL Executive board and advisory board are discussing recent literature in this new online section. In this issue we present critiques by Ertan Saridogan, Omar Shebl , Caterina Exacoustos and Gernot Hudelist on the following articles: Outcome after surgery for deep endometriosis infiltrating the rectum Bafort C, van Elst B, Neutens S, Meuleman C, Laenen A, d'Hoore A, Wolthuis A, Tomassetti C. Fertil Steril. 2020 Jun;113(6):1319-1327.e3. Oocyte vitrification for fertility preservation in women with endometriosis: an observational study Cobo A, Giles J, Paolelli S, Pellicer A, Remohí J, García-Velasco JA. Fertil Steril. 2020 Apr;113(4):836-844. Clinical Characteristics and Postoperative Symptoms of 85 Adolescents with Endometriosis. Song XC, Yu X, Luo M, Yu Q, Zhu L. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2020 Jun 30:S1083- 3188(20)30258-8  

EEL case reports

In this new section we will share interesting case reports from certified European Endometriosis centers and discuss diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. The case reports include images and videos from ultrasound examinations and laparoscopies. This month: Diagnosis and treatment of large cystic adenomyosis of the uterine wall in a subfertile patient.

EEL Endometriosis MasterClass

In 2021 the EEL will realize the EEL Endometriosis MasterClass in six countries: Germany, United Kingdom, France, Hungary, Switzerland and Romania. The number of participants per MasterClass is limited to 15 persons. The event will be organized following the actual hygienic requirements. Inscription is open under

EEL Webinar

The EEL Webinar series started in March 2020 with an excellent lecture by Juan Garcia-Velasco. This December 15th, Prof. Ertan Saridogan will talk about "Endometriosis in adolescents”.

Interview with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Rudolf Tinneberg

For the interview for our first newsletter we invited Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Rudolf Tinneberg, the EEL Honorary President. Dr. Alin Stefan Constantin from the EEL Young Team discussed with Prof. Tinneberg the past, the present and future of endometriosis with focus on the following main topics: - The development and the game changers of minimal-invasive surgery and diagnosis of endometriosis. - The establishment of the European Endometriosis League - Dealing with endometriosis in the future and raising awareness

News from the world of Endometriosis

This new section of our website will inform you about the latest news regarding events and meetings. To stay up to date you will find national and international events on the topic of endometriosis taking place in the near future.

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