Dr. Olivier Veran, the Minister of Health, has commissioned Dr. Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, Member of the European Parliament, to set up a National Endometriosis Strategy. A meeting to launch working groups on the National Endometriosis Strategy was held on April 2.
Prof. Horace Roman, with Dr. Anne Bottet and Prof. Michael Grynberg, are commissioned to develop a personalized and holistic approach for women suffering from endometriosis.
This approach will draw on experience from the ROUENDOMETRIOSE network in Normandy, the RESENDO network in Paris, the ENDAURA network, opinions from patients’ associations, and other models tested in France and abroad. Previous health plans, in cancer and obesity, will also serve as models. This is a subject that has been raised several times over recent years, and more particularly since 2013 when Dr Isabella Chanavaz-Lacheray and Ms Yasmine CANDAU, the President of EndoFrance, approached the DGOS for a national plan against endometriosis, similar those concerning cancer, obesity and Alzheimer’s. Eight years later, this dream can become reality if all the players work together with a shared objective.
Dr. Isabella Chanavaz-Lacheray, along with Prof. François Golfier and Prof. Michel Canis, are responsible for developing proposals concerning endometriosis training for health professionals. Mrs. Chanavaz-Lacheray has been particularly involved in this field over the past 8 years and has provided dozens of training sessions on endometriosis for general practitioners, gynecologists, young doctors, students at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy in Rouen, physiotherapists, midwives and school nurses. She played a major role in creating a university diploma in management of endometriosis and adenomyosis, and in 2017 wrote a chapter on management of endometriosis, to be included in the program of the National Classifying Examinations for medical interns.