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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Axel Forman, Invited by AIAS Fellow Karl-Erik Andersson

Cyclic pelvic pain: Medico-economic aspects of a neglected women’s disease

Info about event


Monday 10 November 2014,  at 14:15 - 16:15


The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


Endometriosis is a chronic disease affecting 10% of fertile women. Diffuse cyclic abdominal pain is frequent even with minimal endometriosis and such patients are often dismissed as psychosocial cases, without any organic background. Recent studies indicate that these women suffer from changes in the autonomous nervous system causing visceral dysfunction. Previous misbelief in the organic background may originate from cultural perceptions of symptoms relating to the menstrual cycle and ignorance that absent evidence of organic disease may reflect lack of knowledge.

Short CV

Axel Forman graduated in 1978 and defended his thesis 1984 at the Faculty of Health, Aarhus University. After specialist training in Sweden and Denmark, he became consultant in 1994 at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aarhus University Hospital. He founded the Western Danish Endometriosis Center in 2000 and received his current position as clinical professor in 2008. He is president elect in the International Society of Neuropelveology.

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellows or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary. Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.