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Call for papers - Understanding and managing endometriosis

Guest Editors

Olga Bougie, MD, MPH, FRCSC, Queen's University, Canada
Jennifer Mier Cabrera, PhD, Anáhuac University, México

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 11 April 2025

BMC Women's Health is calling for submissions to our Collection on Understanding and managing endometriosis. This Collection seeks to gather cutting-edge research on endometriosis, encompassing its pathophysiology, clinical impact, and multidisciplinary management approaches. We invite researchers to contribute their work on genetic and environmental factors, mental health implications, pain management innovations, early and non-invasive diagnosis, and fertility preservation strategies, with the aim of advancing our understanding and improving the care and outcomes for individuals affected by endometriosis.

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Meet the Guest Editors

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Olga Bougie, MD, MPH, FRCSC, Queen's University, Canada

Dr Bougie is currently an associate professor at Queen’s University in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She attainted her medical degree at Queen’s University and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa. She subsequently completing an AAGL Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecology at the University of Ottawa, as well as a Masters of Public Health, Clinical Epidemiology at Harvard University. Her clinical interests include endoscopic surgery and complex benign gynecologic cases. Her research interests include endometriosis and patient-centered outcomes in gynecology.

Jennifer Mier Cabrera, PhD, Anáhuac University, México

Dr Mier Cabrera is a dedicated Mexican researcher with over 20 years of experience in the field of endometriosis. Initially, she focused on molecular aspects, but now she takes an epidemiological approach to understand how the disease affects the quality of life of Mexican women. Collaborating with researchers in Puerto Rico and Spain, she leads projects on health services and pain normalizing in endometriosis for Spanish-speaking countries. She also serves on the board of directors of Ibero Endometriosis, an association that supports women with endometriosis. Her commitment extends to offering nutrition consultations for endometriosis and university teaching.

About the Collection

BMC Women's Health is calling for submissions to our Collection on Understanding and managing endometriosis.

Endometriosis is a common but complex chronic gynecological condition characterized by the presence of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus. The symptoms of endometriosis include chronic pelvic pain, infertility, and menstrual irregularities, and women with endometriosis are predisposed to other chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases. Despite being a prevalent condition, the pathophysiology and etiology of endometriosis remain incompletely understood. The potential role of genetic, immunological, and environmental factors on endometriosis have been recently reported, but further study is needed to advance our understanding of its underlying mechanisms and risk factors and to develop, non-invasive early diagnosis, novel but less adverse effect treatment, and optimal management strategies.

 Topics welcome to this collection may include but not limited to:

  • Genetic and environmental factors underlying endometriosis
  • Mental health implications in women with endometriosis
  • Innovations in pain management for endometriosis women
  • Fertility preservation strategies for individuals with endometriosis
  • Improved, non-invasive, and AI-assisted early diagnosis for heterogenetic endometriosis
  • Novel therapeutics with fewer adverse effect for women with endometriosis
  • Improved robotic assisted surgery for deep endometriosis

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There are currently no articles in this collection.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Understanding and managing endometriosis" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.