Akira Iwase
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine

Message from the President

I am pleased to announce that I have been appointed as the successor of Dr. Harada, Former President of the Japanese Society of Endometriosis. I am very excited to take on the heavy responsibility of managing the traditional Japanese Society of Endometriosis.

Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological diseases that many gynecologists encounter during the first stage of their careers. On the other hand, the pathophysiology of the disease is complicated, and patients' complaints and concerns vary. Consequently, it would be necessary to accumulate 10 to 20 years or more experiences as a gynecologist to become familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis.
In addition to the traditional issues of endometriosis such as pain, infertility, and cancerous transformation of ovarian endometriotic cysts, in recent years the discussion of health risks in women with endometriosis has expanded to include mental health, perinatal complications, and cardiovascular disease. We will have to constantly tackle these new issues.

Oue Society has developed as a place where not only medical professionals but also researchers in this field gather and discuss the issues described above. More than 100 years of clinical and basic research on endometriosis have yielded minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and the development of various hormonal therapies. On the other hand, the pathogenesis of endometriosis has not been fully elucidated, and the development of new treatments based on further research are desired. Furthermore, we recognize that synergistic effects can be achieved by discussing uterine adenomyosis and uterine fibroids, which often coexist with endometriosis, as female hormone-dependent gynecological diseases in this society.

There are several international societies focusing on endometriosis, such as the World endometriosis society, the society of endometriosis and uterine disorders, and the Asian society of endometriosis and adenomyosis. We would like to deepen collaboration with such international societies and encourage young doctors and researchers to disseminate their research results worldwide thorough our Society.

I intend to value and continue to pass on the efforts and achievements made by our predecessors who contributed to the growth of our Society and carried on the tradition of endometriosis research in Japan. To the best of my ability, I will contribute to the progress of our Society. Thank you in advance for your kind guidance and support.

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