Sydney will host the World Congress on Endometriosis in 2025 following an announcement by the World Endometriosis Society (WES) at its Congress in Edinburgh.
Secured by the Australian Society of Endometriosis working with BESydney, the Sydney Congress will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney and will attract more than 1000 people over four days in May 2025.
“The World Congress on Endometriosis is the only congress in the world that focuses solely on endometriosis and the impact it has on all those with the disease. It brings scientists, clinicians, researchers, and patients together into one space with the united goal of finding answers to the disease,” said Jason Abbott, bid leader and Clinical President for the Congress, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology UNSW Sydney.
“The World Congress on Endometriosis is unique since it not only highlights well-known experts to share their wisdom but elevates new and emerging investigators through abstract-driven plenary sessions to ensure that cutting edge technologies, ideas, and advances are adding to our understanding of endometriosis. Those 120 plus plenary presentations, based on the quality of abstracts submitted, are what make our Congress ground-breaking.”
Gita Mishra, Professor of Life Course Epidemiology in Women’s Health at the University of Queensland, is the Scientific President for the Congress.
“Not only is the World Congress on Endometriosis the pre-eminent event to advance our understanding of patient treatment, patient care, and causes and consequences of disease on the lives of countless women,” said Mishra.
“But it also represents an important opportunity to showcase Australia’s progress as the first country to enact a government funded National Action Plan for Endometriosis in 2018, that has created a foundation for the future, through capacity building, collaboration, and community engagement. This model has since been adopted by many other countries around the world.”
BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith said Sydney was able to create an exceptional team of national representatives from across the spectrum of endometriosis research, clinical care and patient advocacy to lobby for this event.
“We know that by bringing people together through events like this, delegates are provided the opportunity to contribute to ideas and solutions that will impact the lives and wellbeing of women around the globe,” she said.
The women’s health discussion will continue on into 2026 in Sydney with the previously announced Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Congress.