Adenomyosis: Hard to diagnose. Difficult to treat.
Does it really matter?

London, Friday 14th October 2011

Organisers: Mr. Ertan Saridogan and Mr. Davor Jurkovic


Adenomyosis is one of the commonest gynecological conditions and yet little is known about its causes and its effects on women’s health. We gathered a group of distinguished experts in this area and asked them to try to address these difficult issues during a one day workshop. The meeting was aimed at gynecologists, fertility specialists and other health professionals who are providing care to women presenting with gynecological problems.




Academy of Medical Sciences

41 Portland Place

London W1B 1QH


Prof. Ivo Brosens

Dr. Marwan Habiba, Leicester, UK

Dr. Stephan Gordts, Leuven, Belguim

Mr. Davor Jurkovic, London, UK

Dr. Nishat Barwani

Dr. Joel Naftalin, London UK

Dr. Mohammed Mehasseb, Leicester, UK

Mr. Ertan Saridogan, London, UK

Mr. Paul Serhal, London UK




09.50 - 10.00 Welcome and Introduction

 Mr Ertan Saridogan

Session I

Causes and Epidemiology

Chair: Mr. Paul Serhal


10.00 - 10.20 Causes of adenomyosis: One or many?

Dr. Marwan Habiba


10.20 - 10.40 Too prevalent to be relevant?

Dr. Joel Naftalin

10.40 - 11.00 Adenomyosis under microscope

Dr. Mohammed Mehasseb


11.00 - 11.20 Discussion


11.20 - 11.50 COFFEE

Session II

Diagnostic Challenges

Chair: Dr. Marwan Habiba


11.50 - 12.10 Novel developments in ultrasound diagnosis

Mr. Davor Jurkovic


12.10 - 12.30 MRI and adenomyosis

Dr. Nishat Barwani


12.30 - 12.50 Hysteroscopic diagnosis

Dr. Stephan Gordts


12.50 - 13.10 Discussion


13.10 - 14.00 LUNCH

Session III

Clinical Aspects of Adenomyosis

Chair: Mr. Davor Jurkovic


14.00 - 14.30 Adenomyosis and infertility

Mr. Paul Serhal


14.30 - 14.50 Blood and pain of adenomyosis

Mr. Ertan Saridogan


14.50 - 15.10 Discussion


15.10 - 15.40 TEA

Session IV

Impossible to Treat?

Chair: Mr. Ertan Saridogan


15.40 - 16.00 Controversies in Medical management

Prof. Ivo Brosens


16.00 - 16.20 Surgery for adenomyosis?

Dr. Stephan Gordts


16.20 - 17.00Discussion

Session V

Chair: Prof. Ivo Brosens


17.00 - 17.30Directions for future research - Topics and methodological considerations.

Faculty discussion


17.30 - 18.00Summary and Close