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Education and Training


surgeons trained in advanced endometriosis surgery


workshops organized for gynecological surgeons


Presentations at French and international congresses


surgical procedures transmitted live


chapters written in books dedicated to endometriosis

*Figures as of 16/12/2020

provides teaching on endometriosis worldwide

IFEM Endo’s teaching activity involves:


of advanced surgery

Teaching of advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery in endometriosis for gynecological and colorectal surgeons, which takes place in the operating room at the Tivoli-Ducos Clinic. Teaching includes:

  • Masterclasses in endometriosis management, in partnership with the European Endometriosis League, with a panel of French and European speakers: Learn more
  • Workshops by groups of 6 surgeons, organized by industrial partners ETHICON, OLYMPUS, NORDIC PHARMA, PLASMA SURGICAL LTD
  • Webinars organized by academic societies or industrial partners
  • Personalized teaching

From September 2018 to June 2020, advanced endometriosis surgery teaching was provided to 110 surgeons: 54 French surgeons and 56 surgeons from Australia, Germany, Bulgaria, Denmark, Spain, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Romania, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Turkey. Twelve surgeons completed fellowshipperiods of more than 1 month.

university teaching

management of endometriosis and adenomyosis

University teaching for endometriosis and adenomyosis management: The 3 IFEM Endo founding members organize and oversee a multidisciplinary and general Inter-University Diploma (DIU) in the management of endometriosis and adenomyosis. Two IFEM Endo founding members are on the DIU Steering Committee.

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Post-graduate education

management of endometriosis and adenomyosis

Postgraduate teaching management of endometriosis and adenomyosis, including sessions for gynecologists, general practitioners, midwives, school nurses and physiotherapists.

Drawing up

of recommendations for clinical practice

The IFEM Endo founding members have participated in the development of clinical practice guidelines for endometriosis, in partnership with various academic societies.
Dr Isabella Chanavaz-Lacheray was member of a team of specialists commissioned to establish recommendations for specialist endometriosis centers (CNGOF-HAS). Read more
Dr Benjamin Merlot and Pr Horace Roman were members of a specialist team commissioned to establish recommendations for clinical practice concerning endometriosis surgery (CNGOF-HAS). Read more
Pr Horace Roman was member of a specialist team of commissioned to establish recommendations for deep endometriosis surgery (ESHRE, WES, ESGE). For more information Read more



21 surgeries have been transmitted liveor recorded in different international congresses in New York, Madrid, Prague, Istanbul, Cairo, Bern, Bucharest, Timisoara, Budapest and Helsinki. The broadcasts concerned excision procedures of deep endometriosis lesions of the digestive tract, the urinary tract and the sacral nervous plexus, and can be viewed here.


at international congresses and in France

IFEM Endo founding members have presented 30 lectures and communications in 7 French and 19 international congresses, some of which can be viewed here.

January 27-28, 2021

virtual workshop

Laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis

February 1-12, 2021

international master program

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

February 3 to 5, 2021


League (EEL)

A masterclass was organized from March 18 to 20, 2020 under the auspices of the European Endometriosis League (EEL) for 15 European surgeons, postponed following lockdown measures due to the Coronavirus epidemic.

The next session is scheduled for February 3 to 5, 2021, and its program can be consulted here.

Registrations are made directly on the EEL website.

February 28th 2021


Annual Congress of the Endoscopic Surgery Society of Turkey

February 19-20, 2021

master class

IAGE master class in

March 6-10, 2021



The IFEM Endo founding members are actively involved in the organization and running of the next virtual congressof World Endometriosis Society,which will take place from March 6 to 10, 2021.

March 19-20, 2021

live event

Controversies in endometriosis, adenomyosis and fibroids

March 20, 2021


VirtualEndo2021 organisé par International Society of Gynecological Endoscopy

March 25, 2021



April 21-24, 2021


Endometriosis and minimally invasive surgery

MAY 12, 2021


Live surgery at the Tivoli-Ducos clinic: removal of endometriosis of the sacral nerve plexus and the rectum

14 juillet 2021


Surgical anatomy course at the International School of Surgical Anatomy (ISSA)

Click on the image to see the program:

June 18, 2021


Live surgery at the Tivoli-Ducos clinic

June 25, 2021


Lecture about the robotic surgery of diaphragmatic endometriosis

June 26, 2021


Lecture at the annual congress of the ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology)

14 juillet 2021

school of surgical

Surgical anatomy course at the International School of Surgical Anatomy (ISSA)

“From the bottom to the top: Laparoscopic surgical anatomy of trans-anal colorectal surgery for deep endometriosis”.

July 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

22 October 2021

school of surgical

Advanced Surgery Course at the University of Thessalonik (Greece)

Management of ovarian and digestive tract endometriosis: how to choose your weapon ?


December 15 to 18, 2021

6th Congress

League (EEL)

The organization of the 6th EEL congress has been entrusted to IFEM Endo. It will take place in Bordeaux from December 15 to 18, 2021. A day for the general public will be organized on December 18, 2021.

Writing of chapters

Endometriosis: Current Topics in Diagnosis and Management

Colorectal Surgery. Alsalem H, Tuech JJ, Roman H. Dans Nazar Amso and Saikat Banerjee, eds, Endometriosis: Current Topics in Diagnosis and Management. Taylor and Francis Group (CRC Press), Londres, UK, 2021

Minimal Access Hysterectomy

Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Deep Infiltrating endometriosis. Darwish B, Merlot B, Roman H. Dans Prashant Mangeshikar, eds, Minimal Access Hysterectomy, Jaypee Brother Medical Publishers, Mumbai, Inde, 2021

Clinical management of bowel endometriosis

Long term follow up in patients undergoing surgical treatment of bowel endometriosis. Darwish B, Merlot B, Chanavaz-Lacheray I, Noailles M, Forestier D, Roman H. Dans Simone Ferrero, Marcello Ceccaroni, eds, Clinical management of bowel endometriosis, Springer, Cham, Suisse, 2020

Surgery for endometriosis

Colorectal involvement: Shaving, discoid resection, colorectal resection Roman H, Merlot B, Chanavaz-Lacheray I, Dennis T, Noailles M, Forestier D. In Pierre Collinet, Chrystele Rubod, eds, Chirurgie de l’endométriose, Masson, Elsevier, Paris, France, 2021

Treatment of extragenital lesions (parietal lesions, diaphragmatic lesions, pleural lesions). Merlot B, Roman H, Chanavaz-Lacheray I, Dennis T, Noailles M, Forestier D. Dans Pierre Collinet, Chrystele Rubod, eds, Chirurgie de l’endométriose,Masson, Elsevier, Paris, France, 2021

Endometriosis. A concise practical guide to current diagnosis and treatment

Surgical treatment of bladder endometriosis, Darwish B, Stochino-Loi E, Roman H. Dans Liselotte Mettler, Ibrahim Alkatout, Joerg Keckstein, Ivo Meinhold-Heerlein. Endometriosis. A concise practical guide to current diagnosis and treatment. Endo Press, Tuttingen, Allemagne, 2018

Medical-Surgical Encyclopedia: Surgical Techniques - Gynecology

Digestive endometriosis-surgical techniques of management. Merlot B, Forestier D, Noailles M, Ballester M, Quenost D, Tuech JJ, Roman H. Dans Encyclopédie Médico-Chirurgicale : Techniques Chirurgicales – Gynécologie, Masson, Elsevier, Paris, France, 2019

Ginecologia Minimamente Invasiva

Darwish, Roman H, Tuech JJ. Endométriose intestinale: Technique de Rouen. Dans Crispi P, Viera MA. Técnicas e Táticas Cirúrgicas em Ginecologia Minimamente Invasiva. Eds Thieme Revinter, Sao Paolo, Brésil, 2019

Last updated on May 19, 2021 @ 09:48