Living with Endometriosis: DMU to hold a seminar to improve understanding of the condition

A seminar called Living with Endometriosis: Understanding its Impact and Management will be held at DMU on Wednesday 7 March, from 1-3pm.

The event is presented by DMU’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Work and Wellbeing Group, with support from People and Organisational Development and the Centre for Reproduction Research. Staff and students are welcome to attend (see below for details).


Endometriosis is a chronic gynaecological condition. Its prevalence is difficult to estimate, but it’s thought to affect 2-10 per cent of women of reproductive age. Common symptoms include chronic pelvic pain, fatigue, heavy and painful periods, pain during sex and subfertility. Treatments include analgesics, hormone treatments and surgery.

The Centre for Reproduction Research at DMU leads a programme of research into the condition and has worked with Endometriosis UK to improve support resources, and has featured on mainstream media including BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 4 Women's Hour discussing the condition. 2017 saw the launch of the first NICE guidelines to address the diagnosis and management of endometriosis.

About the seminar

The seminar will be led by Cathy Dean, an Endometriosis Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Portland Hospital, London, and will focus on what endometriosis is, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, support and care, the experience of living with endometriosis and the potential impact on various aspects of life such as work, education and relationships. 

The event may be of interest to people with suspected or diagnosed endometriosis; their partners, family and friends; and also managers and teaching staff who may be supporting women with endometriosis. This seminar aims to enhance knowledge and understanding of the condition, how it can impact on people and how it can be managed, and to answer any questions attendees may have (attendees will be given the opportunity to send questions in advance).

How to register

DMU staff and students are welcome to attend, however, places are limited so booking is essential. To register, please email by Friday 16 February. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. A light lunch will be provided. 

Posted on Thursday 1st February 2018

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