Endometriosis: The Basics and Beyond

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This conference is designed to educate audiences on current medical and surgical approaches to treat endometriosis.

Target Audience

  • March 22, 2019: Obstetrician/gynecologists and advanced practice clinicians
  • March 23, 2019: Public


  • Discuss the pathophysiology and diagnosis of endometriosis.
  • Relate current medical and surgical treatments of endometriosis.
  • Describe current approaches and advances in the treatment of endometriosis as well as treatment options of the future.



Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Director

Timothy A. Deimling MD, MSc, FACOG
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident Research
Assistant Fellowship Program Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Penn State Health
Hershey, PA


Fee includes cost of instruction, all listed meals and online handout materials.

  • March 22, 2019: $125 for physicians and advanced practice clinicians; $50 for fellows
  • March 23, 2019: $10 for the public

Registrations for the March 22, 2019, session that are received after March 21 will incur a $25 late fee.


March 22, 2019 – For Professionals

  • 7 a.m. | Final Registration and Exhibits
  • 8 a.m. | Every Patient is Different: Engineering Approaches to Personalized Medicine for Endometriosis/Adenomyosis
    Linda G. Griffith, PhD
    Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering
    Director, Center for Gynecopathology Research
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Cambridge, MA
  • 9 a.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 9:15 a.m. | Endometriosis: Symptoms, Presentation and Diagnosis
    Jin Hee Kim, MD, MSc
    Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Surgical Services
    Fellowship Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
    Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
    New York, NY
  • 10 a.m. | Adenomyosis: New Frontiers
    Megan Loring, MD, FACOG
    Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Associate Professor, Endometriosis and Adenomyosis Care Collaborative
    Minimally-Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
    Newton-Wellesley Hospital
    Newton, MA
  • 10:45 a.m. | When Love Hurts: Endometriosis and Female Sexual Dysfunction
    Teresa Tam, MD, FACOG, FACS
    Assistant Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program
    Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
    Rush University Medical Center
    Chicago, IL
  • 11:30 a.m. | Panel Discussion
  • 11:45 a.m. | Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. | Pearls for the Management of Endometriosis
    Kristin Patzkowsky, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Fellowship Director
    Gynecologic Specialties
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institution
    Baltimore, MD
  • 1:30 p.m. | Surgical Management of Endometriosis: Pitfalls and Pearls
    Gerald Harkins, MD, MPT
    Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Fellowship Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
    Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    Hershey, PA
  • 2:15 p.m. | Managing Endometriosis after Surgery
    Gretchen Makai, MD, FACOG
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
    Director, Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
    Program Director, AAGL – Affiliated Fellowship in Gynecologic Endoscopy
    Christiana Care Health System, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Newark, DE
  • 3 p.m. | Panel Discussion
  • 3:15 p.m. | Closing Comments

March 23, 2019 – For the Public

  • 9 a.m. | Check-In
  • 10 a.m. | Welcome
    Princess Young
    Central Pennsylvania Endometriosis Support Network
    Gettysburg, PA
  • 10:15 a.m. | Special Keynote Presentation
  • 11 a.m. | Break
  • 11:15 a.m. | Endometriosis: Demystifying a Menstrual Menace
    Harold Wu, MD
    Fellow, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institution
    Baltimore, MD
  • 11:45 a.m. | It’s All Greek to Me: Understanding Surgical Language
    Christina M. Johnson, MD
    Fellow, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
    Christiana Care Health System
    Newark, DE
  • 12:15 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. | Comorbidities
    Pamela F. Keller, CRNP
    Penn State Health Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Hershey, PA
  • 1:45 p.m. | Pelvic Physical Therapy before Surgery: An Option?
    Peter Movilla, MD
    Fellow, Minimally-Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
    Newton-Wellesley Hospital
    Newton, MA
  • 2:15 p.m. | Battle of the Sexes: Learning to Partner with Your Partner
    Lucy Liu, MD
    Fellow, Minimally-Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
    Penn State Health
    Hershey, PA
  • 2:45 p.m. | Break
  • 3 p.m. | Mind and Body
    Alexandra T. Milspaw, PhD, MEd, LPC
    Founder and Owner, 4Directions Counselling, LLC
    Bethlehem, PA
  • 3:30 p.m. | Endometriosis Future and Research
    Timothy A. Deimling MD, MSc, FACOG
    Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Director of OB/GYN Resident Research
    Assistant Fellowship Program Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
    Penn State Health
    Hershey, PA
  • 3:45 p.m. | Closing Comments


Cancellations for the March 22, 2019, session received after March 15, 2019, will incur a $25 fee.

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