WCHM supported the Canberra Endometriosis Network by hosting an information night exploring the impacts of living with the illness endometriosis on Tuesday 26 August 2014. Attendees heard from endometriosis researcher Maryam Moradi, Dr Omar Adham and Melissa Parker from the Canberra Endometriosis Centre, and Katie Williams, member of the Canberra Endometriosis Network. These speakers addressed the questions: 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? More than 100 women, partners, family members and friends attended the event.
The event was also an opportunity for local artist Margaret Kalms to launch her photographic project Life with Endometriosis.