Dennis Connors

Dennis Connors

EFA’s Sixth Annual Medical Conference: Ending Endometriosis Starts at the Beginning

 

Lone Hummelsjhoj:  It is my pleasure to introduce the Executive Director of Lenox Hill Hospital who is going to do the welcome address.

 

Good morning everyone and welcome to Lenox Hill Hospital. On behalf of Lenox Hill administration and North Shore LIJ we welcome you and we are so happy once again to host this annual meeting.

 

What I would like to do is begin by telling you a little story about how I was first introduced to endometriosis. It was around 30 years ago when I was working at a hospital on Long Island, which then was called the Community Hospital of Glen Cove. This woman showed up in my office one day and she said, “You know what, I have a support group I’d like to start. And it’s for people with endometriosis, and we need a room”. And I am thinking to myself, “I have no idea who you are, I have no idea what endometriosis is so I don’t think this is something that we’re probably going to work out”. She was very persistent and around a month and a half later…

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