MRKH is named for the four physicians who first diagnosed the congenital (present at birth), condition that results from the incomplete development of the female reproductive tract and occurs in approximately one in 5000 females.
The MRKH Conference is an educational event that will feature patients and physicians and is designed to bring stories of hope and healing to those affected by MRKH, their family members, and health care providers. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Mercer University’s Atlanta Administration and Conference Center at 2930 Flowers Road South, Atlanta, GA. Register at the conference website: www.beautifulyoumrkh.org/Atlanta-registration.html
About Dr. Assia Stepanian:
Dr. Stepanian is a board-certified gynecologist and the founder and principal of Atlanta’s Academia of Women’s Health & Endoscopic Surgery. She has devoted much of her career to enriching the lives of women affected by MRKH. She had the privilege of being personally trained in Russia by her mother, Dr. Leila Adamyan who created ground-breaking laparoscopic surgeries for treatment of some of the manifestations of MRKH. In an effort to share the advanced surgical techniques she had mastered, Dr. Stepanian moved to the United States in 2005 and continues to mentor doctors and patients alike. She served as a visiting professor at Cornell University where she presented “Endoscopic Treatment of MRKH and Mullerian Anomalies” and has authored and co-authored numerous chapters and articles on the topic. She is the founder of SurgeryU which includes the world’s first and largest collective, online video library featuring minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery. Together with Professor Adamyan, Dr. Stepanian co-authored the definitive classification of female genital malformations which was accepted by the International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians. Dr. Stepanian can be reached at 404.549.3224 or online at www.AcademaWomensHealth.com.
About A Beautiful You MRKH Foundation:
Created by survivors who have overcome, this at first, devastating diagnosis of MRKH, the foundation’s mission is to create a supportive community that partners with health care professionals to increase awareness and empower women of all ages with MRKH to feel beautiful, just as they are. The foundation is proud to welcome members from around the world and believes that through the community’s differences, they find their greatest strengths. The goals of the Foundation include supporting teens, women and families affected by MRKH, advocating for MRKH, providing a source of medically reliable and scientifically accurate information on MRKH, partnering with physicians to improve the experience of all females with MRKH, provide funding to help defray the cost of medical treatment and counseling, and to fund research into the causes of MRKH as well as the short-term and long-term emotional impact of MRKH on women and teens. Follow the Foundation’s Facebook community or email them at [email protected]
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