Sawsan (Suzie) As-Sanie - Pain mechanisms in endometriosis: understanding the neurobiology of chronic pain to enhance patient care

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

Pain mechanisms in endometriosis: understanding the neurobiology of chronic pain to enhance patient care

Sawsan (Suzie) As-Sanie, MD

It is now my pleasure to introduce our first speaker, Dr. Suzie As-Sanie. She is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Minimally Invasive Gynecology Fellowship in the Department of OBGYN and the Director of the University of Michigan’s Endometriosis Center. The title of her talk “The Pain Mechanism in Endometriosis: Understanding the Neurobiology of Chronic Pain to Enhance Patient Care”, Dr. As-Sanie.

 

Thank you so much to the course organizers, Dr. Seckin and Lone for inviting me to this tremendous organization and conference. It is my first time here and it is really wonderful to see so many people interested and dedicated to improving the care and quality of life for women with endometriosis.

 

I want to just give one qualifier. I have no conflicts of interest but I do want to qualify that I am not a neurobiologist or a neuroimaging specialist but this is the area of my research…

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