Sydney to host World Congress on Endometriosis

The four-day event is expected to attract more than 1,000 delegates and generate an estimated $3.9 million in direct expenditure. 

The World Endometriosis Society (WES) has announced Sydney as the host city for the World Congress on Endometriosis in May 2025. The announcement was made during the WES Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The four-day event will take place at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) and is expected to attract more than 1,000 delegates and generate an estimated $3.9 million in direct expenditure.

The bid for the Congress was led by the Australian Society of Endometriosis and BESydney.

WES promotes the exchange of clinical and scientific experience, thought, and investigation among those committed to advancing the understanding of endometriosis to improve treatments and quality of life for women with the disease.

“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,” Bid leader and Clinical President for the Congress, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology UNSW Sydney, Jason Abbott said.

“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.”

BESydney chief executive officer 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 important 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.”

The women’s health discussion will continue on into 2026 in Sydney with the previously announced Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG) Congress. Sydney has a strong global reputation for its robust health and life sciences industry and ground-breaking facilities such as the Westmead Health and Innovation Precinct which continues to attract important global health events each year. Coming up on the Sydney calendar in 2023, major health and life science events include the FDI World Dental Congress, World Conference on Family Doctors (WONCA) and the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work.

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