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! ????

Femke writes:
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