It is my privilege and pleasure to encourage you to put the dates for the next IMS World Congress in your diaries and think positively about coming to Rome, June 8–11, 2011.
With Professor Andrea Genazzani as Congress Chairman and myself as Chairman of the Scientific Committee, we can guarantee that this will be a time of rewarding scientific exchange, good socialising and a great opportunity to soak up the centuries of culture and pioneering history of this ancient city.
Rome was a major world centre of the Renaissance and in the IMS we are determined to re-establish menopausal medicine and women’s health as priorities for medical care all around the world. Rome is famous also for its Latin proverbs for which ‘Bona valetudo melior est quam maximae divitiae’ – ‘Good health is worth more than the greatest wealth’ – would seem to be a most appropriate maxim for our Congress. We look forward to sharing time with you in ‘Roma 2011’.
President IMS 2008–2011
It is my pleasure to invite you to the 13th World Congress on the Menopause organized by the International Menopause Society which will be held in Rome, Italy, June 8–11, 2011. In these recent years we certainly had some difficult moments for climateric medicine due to misinterpretation and overvaluation of data arising from studies aimed more at understanding the impact of hormone therapies in elderly women than at understanding the needs of treatment and their impact in women in the menopausal transition. The scientific community facing this unexpected situation has been able to perform new studies and re-elaborate the old ones to clarify these points and now in Rome… The Renaissance in Menopause will take place with a new understanding of the biological event, an appraisal of the real difference between the symptomatic and non-symptomatic women, a better knowledge of effects of different molecules and, last but not least, the new evaluation of long term effects of hormonal therapies in healthy post-menopausal women. This is the Renaissance!
From the Roman Empire we went to the dark times of the Middle Ages and Renaissance was able to bring light again to human minds creatinga novel society where Art and Science developed to improve the quality of human life. The Congress in Rome will be a unique experience not only for the fantastic scientific program but also for the great social and personal experience that each one of us will enjoy in the Eternal City. It is my pleasure also to announce that on Wednesday 9th His Sanctity the Pope will be receiving all those who would like to. In addition, the social program will give us the unique possibility to meet together enjoying the charm of Rome as the ancient Capital of the Roman Empire and the contemporary discussion forum of Art and Science of climacteric medicine.
I look forward to welcoming you all in Rome.
Andrea R. Genazzani
Chairman of the Congress