Health April 3, 2024 | 3:35 pm

First endometriosis patient conference takes place in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Endometriosis Association (ASOENDO), in partnership with the Medical Center of Diabetes, Obesity, and Specialties (CEMDOE), recently hosted the inaugural conference day for endometriosis patients in the Dominican Republic. The event aimed to equip women affected by endometriosis with tools to enhance their quality of life and empower them in managing their health effectively.

Endometriosis, a condition impacting 200 million women globally, took center stage during the conference, which brought together experts from various fields including gynecology, surgery, human reproduction, nutrition, diagnostic imaging, psychology, sexual and pelvic floor therapy, and endocrinology. This diverse range of specialties enabled attendees to engage with all professionals involved in endometriosis treatment and management under one roof.

The first panel focused on the clinical perspective of endometriosis, featuring distinguished doctors such as Omar De la Rosa, a specialist in Human Reproduction and Endocrinology; José Eugenio Colón, specialized in endometriosis and minimally invasive surgery; Raúl Sánchez, a sonographer and specialist in Human Reproduction and Infertility; and José Ángel García, specializing in Human Reproduction and high-risk pregnancy.

The panel included graduates Clara Sánchez, a psychologist and psychotherapist; Katy Gómez, a urogynecological and pelvic floor physiotherapist; as well as doctors Génesis Tiapa, a functional doctor and nutritionist, and Mirtha De León, a sexologist and couples therapist.

Paola Paniagua, president of ASOENDO, emphasized the complexity of endometriosis and the necessity for a multidisciplinary approach for effective management. She expressed satisfaction in providing patients with valuable insights and opportunities to connect with experts in various relevant fields.

Dr. Gricely Pozo, medical director of CEMDOE, underscored the significance of education for patients and their families. She reiterated the commitment to offering comprehensive support to patient groups like ASOENDO, acknowledging their role in raising awareness, educating, and facilitating access to appropriate medical care.

The inaugural Endo360 conference day marked a pioneering effort in the Dominican Republic, emphasizing the importance of addressing endometriosis holistically and creating a vital platform for knowledge exchange and shared experiences between patients and healthcare professionals.

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