Join us Thursday, November 2, for an exclusive screening of Endo What?, a groundbreaking film about the devastating condition endometriosis. The event will be held on the UNC Campus and is presented by Reply Ob/Gyn & Fertility, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and Women’s Birth & Wellness Center. The presentation is FREE and open to the public, but space is limited so please register to reserve your spot.
“Shatters the myths surrounding endometriosis.” –The New York Times
“Hands down my pick for film of the year because its truth-telling is powerful & inspirational.” –The Guardian
“This film is the first step in a plan to educate & organize for change.” –Newsweek
“Gives real, straightforward information to shed the mystery surrounding the disease.” –Cosmopolitan
Endometriosis affects about 1 in 10 women worldwide. Yet, women with the condition see an average of 8 doctors for 10 years before they’re diagnosed. During that time, many are forced to abandon dreams of having children, to leave careers they love, and to watch their personal relationships suffer. They’re routinely told (erroneously) that pregnancy & hysterectomy are cures, and that pain is normal or in their heads. It’s time to break that cycle. It’s time for a normal that doesn’t mean multiple doctors, surgeries, misdiagnoses, and years of pain. The only film of its kind, Endo What? gives viewers an accurate, up-to-date base of knowledge straight from the experts – a vital resource missing until now.
We are pleased to have the following experts join us for a panel discussion and Q&A immediately following the movie:
- Shannon Cohn: Director and Producer of Endo What? and Endometriosis Awareness Advocate
- Dr. John M. Thorp, Jr.: Reply Ob/Gyn & Fertility Medical Director, and the McAllister Distinguished Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Division Director for Women’s Primary Healthcare at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Dr. Rachel Urrutia: Reply Ob/Gyn & Fertility board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, preventive medicine specialist, women’s reproductive epidemiologist, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Dr. Erin Carey: board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, Division Director of UNC Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Dr. George Nowacek: board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Dr. Jennifer Harrington: Women’s Health Physical Therapist, Founder of UNC’s Women’s & Men’s Health Physical Therapy program, and lecturer at the UNC School of Physical Therapy and UNC School of Medicine
- Cherrelle Lawrence: Patient at Reply Ob/Gyn & Fertility, Endometriosis Awareness Advocate, and Founder of Her Yellow Ribbon
Thursday, November 2, 2017
5:30 pm Reception, featuring hors d’oeuvres from Green Planet Catering
6:30 pm Film screening of the groundbreaking new documentary, Endo What?
7:30 pm Expert panel and Q&A with the film director and physicians and medical experts from UNC and Reply Ob/Gyn & Fertility
Location: Room 1131 in the Bioinformatics Building at UNC-Chapel Hill (130 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599) – plug in to Google Maps, or see driving directions here
Tickets: The presentation is FREE and open to the public, but space is limited so please register here to reserve your spot.
This is an exclusive opportunity for the UNC and greater Triangle community.
We hope you’ll join us!