about

Besides the work that stills to be done to create gender equality in the workplace, there is an additional challenge for people with cycles: 1 out of 10 is affected by Endometriosis "the chameleon of gynecology". The name comes as a result of the different presentation of this disease, and the severity of its symptoms.
On average, it takes 7-10 years to be diagnosed and there is, until now, no cure for this condition. Those factors have important implications on the quality of life before and after the diagnosis, that go beyond the physical pain. The most common treatments (painkillers, hormones, and surgery) only suppress the physical symptoms temporarily.

Why wiselyheal?
Heal is different from cure. Healing is about restoring to health. It is a process, an act of getting well at an integral level. This project wants to support people diagnosed with endometriosis in this process, to help them make wise adjustments, based on their facts, on their individual challenges, and on in-depth understanding of their bodies and themselves to ease off the symptoms and communicate with confidence with different health practitioners.

behind wiselyheal


PROJECT LEADER
Dennise Cepeda, Healthcare Experience Innovator, Social Entrepreneur, Women Techmakers Ambassador. I am a researcher, digital products designer, and project manager passionate about innovation at the service of wellbeing.

advisors


CLINICAL ADVISOR
Pınar Yalçın Bahat, MD. , Ob. Gyn. Specialist, Board Member of Turkish Endometriosis & Adenomyosis Society

INNOVATION CONSULTANT
Eva-Maria Markutzik is a Senior Innovation Consultant at SOMMERRUST. She is an innovation expert in the fields of biotech, medtech and digital health.

SELF-HELP ASSOCIATION
The Endometriosis Association Germany e.V. was founded in 1996 as a self-help organization by and for those affected.


partners


supporters

This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). This body of the European Union receives support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program


get in touch


If you are interested in participating or collaborating on the project wiselyheal as a researcher, professional, partner, or organization, feel free to get in touch.