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Reprod Sci. 2017 Feb;24(2):202-226. doi: 10.1177/1933719116654991. Epub 2016 Sep 27.

Research Priorities for Endometriosis.

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1 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
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2 Palo Alto Medical Foundation Fertility Physicians of Northern California, Palo Alto, CA, USA.
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3 World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF), London, United Kingdom.
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4 Mutah University, Maw'tah, Jordan.
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5 Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Endometriosis Care Centre, Oxford, United Kingdom.
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6 University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Leuven, Belgium.
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7 Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Research Institute GROW, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
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8 Michigan State University, Michigan, MI, USA.
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9 University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.
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10 World Endometriosis Society (WES), Vancouver, Canada.
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11 MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
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12 The Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.
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13 Harvard Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.
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14 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia.
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15 NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA.
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16 Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.
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17 Monash University, Clayton, Australia.
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18 MRC Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
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19 Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Abstract

The 3rd International Consensus Workshop on Research Priorities in Endometriosis was held in São Paulo on May 4, 2014, following the 12th World Congress on Endometriosis. The workshop was attended by 60 participants from 19 countries and was divided into 5 main sessions covering pathogenesis/pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnosis/classification/prognosis, disease/symptom management, and research policy. This research priorities consensus statement builds on earlier efforts to develop research directions for endometriosis. Of the 56 research recommendations from the 2011 meeting in Montpellier, a total of 41 remained unchanged, 13 were updated, and 2 were deemed to be completed. Fifty-three new research recommendations were made at the 2014 meeting in Sao Paulo, which in addition to the 13 updated recommendations resulted in a total of 66 new recommendations for research. The research recommendations published herein, as well as those from the 2 previous papers from international consensus workshops, are an attempt to promote high-quality research in endometriosis by identifying and agreeing on key issues that require investigation. New areas included in the 2014 recommendations include infertility, patient stratification, and research in emerging nations, in addition to an increased focus on translational research. A revised and updated set of research priorities that builds on this document will be developed at the 13th World Congress on Endometriosis to be held on May 17-20, 2017, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

KEYWORDS:

consensus report; endometriosis; international workshop; research priorities

PMID:
27368878
PMCID:
PMC5933154
DOI:
10.1177/1933719116654991
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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