Liane Belland, M.Sc., M.D., FRCSC, is an endometriosis surgeon who practiced as a general gynecologist for 10 years prior to pursuing a Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy in New Zealand. She has personally experienced the fact that endometriosis is a neglected condition which is inadequately taught and minimized in medical training leading to generations of health care professionals who are unaware, misinformed and contributors to the delay in diagnosis and appropriate treatment for women suffering from this condition. This deficiency in training led her to pursue her Fellowship training in New Zealand where she was immersed in a model of patient-centered and policy-supported endometriosis care. She returned to Canada to focus on endometriosis and promote it as a subspecialty of its own. Dr. Belland founded the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Complex Gynecologic Surgery at the University of Calgary to train future visionaries in Endometriosis care. She was the lead on the Endo(Vision) project bringing together patients, gynecologists, industry and charitable foundations to generate over 500K to purchase equipment dedicated to endometriosis care at her hospital. Liane participates as an educator for learners and family physicians at the community level, as a member of national advisory boards and in local and national research endeavors. She is currently the Vice-President of the Canadian Society for the Advancement of Gynecologic Excellence (CanSAGE).
Dr. Belland reports personal fees from AbbVie, Allergan, Bayer, and Olympus and grants from AbbVie and Allergan, outside EndoAct Canada work.