Event postponed until further notice - Interrogating "A Woman's Curse" - What Endometriosis Tells Us About Politics and Society

University of Birmingham - Edgbaston - B15 2TT
Thursday 26 March 2020 (09:30-16:45)
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Join us for two days of events engaging with social science research and activism relating to endometriosis.

Thursday 26 March 2020

09:00 - Registration

09:30 – 10:30 Keynote Presentation: A History of Endometriosis Research, Contested Pain, and the Gendered Quest for Credibility - Professor Elaine Denny

10:45 – 13:15 Panel 1: New Framings
Chair: Laura Jenkins 
How does endometriosis engage, negate or disrupt expressions of femininity and sexuality expressed through Jamaican popularised culture?', Ebony Francis
'Endometriosis and Adenomyosis: Using Photo voice to make the Invisible Visible', Clair Dempsey
Endometriosis, Healthcare, and Distributive Justice', Andrew Reid
'Bleeding Hell, Women in...Women in...Bleeding Hell?: How endometriosis blurs the personal, professional, artistic and academic identity through a reflective exploration of my personal, artistic and academic ongoing relationship with endo', Amy Bonsall

14:15 – 16:45 Panel 2: Emerging Discourses
Chair: Sameera Khalfey
'Conceptualising male partners' accounts of living with women and endometriosis - the use of healthwork and emotion work', Helene Mitchell
Blackboxing, the adolescent body, and endometriosis', Veronique A. S. Griffith
Endo-O, not the end of a career', Victoria Williams
Hysteria and the Construction of Noncitizenship: Considering what makes subjects credible and suffering salient', Tendayi Bloom

Friday 27 March 2020

09:00 - Registration

9:30 – 10:30 Keynote Presentation: The Makings of a Modern Epidemic: Endometriosis, Gender and Politics - Professor Kate Seear

10:45 – 13:15 Panel 3: Endometriosis and Policy
Chair: Gemma Williams
Endometriosis at the Intersections: Historian Michell Chresfield in conversation with Cysters' Neelam Heera and Nikita Aashi Chadha'
'Communicating Endo: GPs' and Gynaecologists' Experience of Treating Patients with (Suspected) Endometriosis', Annalise Weckesser 
Considerations for the Treatment and Diagnosis of Endometriosis in Patients with a History of Sexual Assault: Lessons from a Cervical Screening Clinic', Jill Zelin and Jane Vosper
The Endometriosis Health Profile-30: What have we learned over twenty years of measuring the quality of life of women with endometriosis?', Georgina L Jones, D Chruchman and C Jenkinson

14:15 – 16:15 Workshop: Devising Policy Agendas
With presentation from Emma Cox, CEO of Endometriosis UK and Secretariat to the APPG on Endometriosis 

17:30 – 19:00 How Health Inequalities Made Me a Social Activist - with Cysters and Endometriosis UK

This symposium is supported by funding from the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness and will be in partnership with Endometriosis UK, Cysters UK and Birmingham City University.

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