President's Report for 2024

Dear PSCM members:

Happy new year! After ending a successful anniversary year for the PSCM in 2023, we look forward to so much more this 2024.

  • We will kick off our Menotalk Wednesday monthly habit this February. The first virtual Menotalk webinar will be on February 7, with a line-up of interesting topics and excellent speakers thereafter, for the remaining months up to August 2024. We also plan to have face-to-face CME webinars in the different regions.
  • We invite you to the 17th Midyear Convention with the theme: MHT 101, on April 8, 2024 in Coron Westown Resort, Coron Palawan. Let us all join this first face-toface post-pandemic midyear convention and embrace the warmth of camaraderie and knowledge in the breathtaking paradise of Coron. Registration is ongoing through the registration link:
  • The 31st Annual Convention will be on September 2-3 and preparations are underway.
  • Lay Fora on Healthy Aging will be continued this year in the different regions, and will be paired with FTF CME webinars.
  • Menopause Clinics are continuously being set up in different training hospitals. We advise that you inform us of new clinics. The PSCM Board would gladly visit newly set-up clinics.
  • The Main World Menopause Day celebration will be hosted by Region 11 (Southern Mindanao) in early October of this year, in Davao.
  • The 2024 Clinical Guide to the Care of the Menopausal Woman with lead editor Dr. Delfin Tan is being distributed for free to all PSCM active members who have settled all dues and attended the 2023 annual convention.
  • The ‘early bird’ registration is open for the 19th International Menopause Society (IMS) World Congress on Menopause until March 26, 2024. The World Congress is slated to be held on October 19 to 22 in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Free membership to IMS is being offered this year to all active members of PSCM, since we are a member of the Council for Affiliate Menopause Societies (CAMS). I hope you will take this rare opportunity to be a member of IMS.

We in the PSCM board are excited to journey with you as we fulfill the society’s visionmission of being the lead organization globally recognized as the authority in providing wholistic health care to climacteric women, dedicated to enhancing the well-being and quality of life of Filipino women by advancing the art and science of climacteric medicine.

With warmest regards from the desk of the PSCM President

Maria Jesusa B. Banal-Silao, MD, MSc, FPOGS, FPSRM, FPSGE, FPSUOG

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
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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
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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