The impacts of living with Endometriosis: An information night and art project launch
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (AEST)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
ABOUT THE EVENT
At The impacts of living with Endometriosis: An information night and art project launch we will be exploring the impacts of living with the illness endometriosis. What are the personal impacts of living with endometriosis? How does endometriosis impact upon women's relationships with lovers, family, friends and work colleagues? How does society's attitudes toward and understanding about endometriosis impact the women living with this condition?
This information night is for the curious. The curious might include women with a new diagnosis of endometriosis or women living with the condition who want to learn more about it. It might include partners, parents, siblings, children, extended family, friends and colleagues who want to know how to better support a woman living with endometriosis. It might include those working in women's health. Or anyone, anywhere in the ACT who wants to know more about this condition that impacts 1 in 10 women.
Maryam Moradi, PhD candidate at the Australian National University (ANU) Medical School, who will share the findings of her recently completed research into women's experiences of living with endometriosis and its impact.
Dr Omar Adham, Obstetrician & Gyneacologist, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon and Endometriosis Specialist with the Canberra Endometriosis Centre (CEC), who will speak on the complexity and clinical impacts of endometriosis, as well as the work and research of the CEC.
A member of the Canberra Endometriosis Network, a group of women supporting one another through the journey of endometriosis and pelvic pain.
Melissa Parker, Endometriosis Nurse Coordinator and Researcher at the CEC.
Local artist Margaret Kalms who will launch her art photography project 'Life with Endometriosis', an artistic exploration of the impacts of living with endometriosis. Margaret is pioneering in her efforts to bring women's experiences of menstruation to the community through photography. Photographs from her new project 'Life with Endometriosis' will be used to raise awareness of endometriosis to the wider community. Women at the event will be invited to participate in Margaret's project.
Internationally acclaimed local dancer Liz Lea performing her burlesque piece feathers, fans and finery: an homage to what one might miss. It will reveal the experiences of living with endometriosis in ways that will surprise and entertain you!
You will have the opportunity to view a selection of Margaret's previous work and chat with the artist about her upcoming project.
We know that the end of the working day can be a hungry and tired time, that's why we'll be making sure there are plenty of refreshments. But so we can get the right amount, please RSVP and bring your ticket along to the event.
When & Where
Women's Centre for Health Matters
The Women's Centre for Health Matters Inc. (WCHM) is a community-based not for profit organisation which works in the ACT and surrounding region to improve women's health and wellbeing. We do this in a variety of ways including: health promotion, social research, community development, capacity building, information provision and education and advocacy.