President's Report

Greetings to our dear friends and colleagues!

It is with great honor and pleasure to welcome you all to this year’s activities of the Philippine Society of Climacteric Medicine.  Keeping in line with the vision/mission of the Society, we continue to give updates on the physiology and management of the menopausal woman.

We started the year with our traditional Menotalk Wednesdays, a two-hour CME webinar held every first Wednesday of the month. This year, the format added case discussions after the lectures, to have a more practical approach to the different topics. We also invited other subspecialties (breast surgery, oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, rehabilitation medicine, orthopedics, dermatology and aesthetic surgery) to give lectures and discuss the cases, partnering with our gynecologic experts in menopause care. During our webinar on aging beautifully, we even had as our panelist a prominent local actress and beauty title holder to share her life journey on aging gracefully. True enough, our panel discussions proved to be interactive and engaging.

In addition to our regular monthly CME webinars, we conducted the first of two series of workshops on how to set up menopause clinics in postgraduate OBGYN residency training hospitals. Our ultimate goal is for all POGS-accredited training hospitals to further enhance residency training in menopause care and have active and sustainable menopause clinics nationwide.

The Society has likewise set up two lay fora on healthy aging. We want to reach out, not only to our colleagues, but to our patients as well.

We will celebrate the World Menopause Month in October. The different clusters will hold their celebrations in their respective regions, with the main celebration to be hosted by Region V in Legaspi. Come join us as we hold the walk for menopause on the morning of October 22, amidst the beautiful Mayon Volcano, followed by a series of interactive lectures, games and Zumba session with our patients and colleagues.

The Society is currently updating the clinical practice guidelines on Menopause Care. The manual will be launched at our annual convention, and will be free to all members of good standing.

We will culminate the year with the 30th anniversary celebration and annual convention in September. This is the first face-to-face convention since the pandemic. We have prepared a robust scientific program, with prominent international and local speakers. We invite all of you to celebrate our 30th anniversary with all our past presidents, board members, and organizing committee team. To commemorate our 30th year, we will have a coffee table book to encapsulate the history and journey of our Society.

We have a busy year ahead of us. We hope to see you in our activities. We are here to help build a better health care for our Filipino aging women. Mabuhay po tayong lahat!

Upcoming Events

News and Updates

“The 2022 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society” has been published in the July 2022 issue of Menopause, along with the opportunity to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits. Read more

Our Menopause World - March 2022 Read more

Menopause Live IMS UPDATES

Lifetime history of interpersonal partner violence is associated with insomnia among midlife women veterans
Over one third of women in the US report a lifetime history of intimate partner violence (IPV). Although a recent review found that IPV is related to poor subjective sleep, the majority of studies involved reproductive-aged women and used suboptimal measures of IPV and/or insomnia. Read more

Metabolic syndrome and breast cancer in postmenopausal women
Recently, Palmiero et al. reported the results of a study aimed at assessing the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS), diagnosed according to current guidelines, in postmenopausal women with breast cancer, and determine its role as an independent risk factor. Read more

Excitatory and inhibitory neuromuscular mechanisms are modulated in perimenopausal women
In order to elucidate several neuromuscular mechanisms, and investigate cortical inhibition and peripheral muscle twitch force potentiation in women during the perimenopause Read more

Vasomotor menopausal symptoms and cardiovascular disease risk
Zhu D et al. pooled individual-level data from 23,365 women of six prospective studies which contributed to the InterLACE consortium. Women who experienced cardiovascular disease (CVD) events before baseline were excluded. Read more

Predicted reproductive longevity and women’s facial attractiveness
Who would think of such a crazy idea to design a study on possible association between beauty and reproductive longevity? Well, it appears that researchers from Wrocław, Poland did it and now published their interesting findings. Read more