Meet Femke Jansen-van den Berg, #endometriosis patient, volunteer at the Dutch Endometriosis Society and on the World Endometriosis Organisation steering committee.
Read more below or wait until next Monday (📽️) to learn more about her role in FEMaLe.
Happy to have her on board! 🙌
I am Femke Jansen (what’s in a name, Finding Endometriosis using Machine … not sure about the K and E). I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2010. Shortly after I started as a volunteer for the Dutch Endometriosis Society. In 2015 I founded the Belgian Endometriosis Association (EndoHome), one of EndoHome’s goals were organizing support groups and creating awareness on many levels. EndoHome’s national information-day had become a yearly sold out event. Unfortunately, Endohome recently stopped and I am back volunteering for the Dutch Endometriosis Society as an international relations manager and scientific expert. Recently, I jointed the steering committee of the World Endometriosis Organizations (WEO). I have a PhD in biomedical science and work in a hospital as a senior IT projectmanager. I am passionate about awareness, advocacy and research. My three daughters motivate me to make a difference in the endo-world.
Femke’ selected projects/publications:
Diagnostic delay in endometriosis in the Netherlands: patient, general practitioner and gynaecologist a crucial triangle, Femke Jansen and Bianca de Bie, Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders congress, 7-9 May 2015, Paris, France. Awarded for best presentation
ESHRE guideline: Endometriosis, Hum Reprod 2022 feb 26, members of the Endometriosis Guideline Core Group; Christian M Becker, Attila Bokor, Oskari Heikinheimo, Andrew Horne, Femke Jansen, Ludwig Kiesel, Kathleen King, Marina Kvaskoff, Annemiek Nap, Katrine Petersen, Ertan Saridogan, Carla Tomassetti, Nehalennia van Hanegem, Nicolas Vulliemoz, Nathalie Vermeulen
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