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  • Fracture risk in younger women
    WHI observational study: Fracture risk in younger women using the Garvan and FRAX Risk Calculators without DXA-derived BMD Fracture risk assessment after menopause is generally advised. The study [1] applied risk assessment by FRAX and Garvan to 63723 women, aged 50-64 years, in the WHI observation... Read more..
  • When and How to Be Screened for Breast Cancer and Having a Baseline Mammogram
    Dr Holly Pederson, director of Medical Breast Services at the Cleveland Clinic and associate professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Holly Pederson reviews when and how to be screened for breast cancer, the importance of... Read more..
  • Understanding Screening Guidelines for Breast Cancer and the Importance of Identifying Risk Factors in Women
    Dr Holly Pederson, director of Medical Breast Services at the Cleveland Clinic and associate professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Holly Pederson reviews different screening guidelines for breast cancer and the importa... Read more..
  • Predictors of premature and early natural menopause
    Moderator Professor Nanette Santoro Speakers Factors affecting age at menopauseProfessor Irene Lambrinoudaki Role of AMH in predicting age at menopauseProfessor Richard Anderson Read more..
  • Webinar: Perimenopause | 5 April 2022
     Thank you to Besins for the unrestricted education grant that made this webinar possible. About the Perimenopause webcast The perimenopause is an important transitional stage of life. It can be associated with a variety of symptoms and potential health consequences. This webinar is targe... Read more..
  • Menopause, Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis
    By Dr Carmel Reynolds Many of you may know that March is Endometriosis Awareness Month across the globe, as well as the month we celebrate International Women’s Day. It seems like a good time to talk about the Women and people Assigned Female at Birth (AFAB) and their health burden. Many of you wil... Read more..
  • AMS Template for Menopause Consult
    A structured approach to menopause consultations:  Menopause consult   History   Main concerns LMP/menstrual history Menopause/perimenopause symptoms – vasomotor, psychological, musculoskeletal genitourinary, sexual, other ... Read more..
  • eChanges February 2022
    Inside this issue AMS News President's Report Brain fog, dementia and menopause! The perfect time to include a “brain health check” Updated Glossary Information Sheet and New Patient Glossary Fact Sheet Breaking the silence on Early menopause Early menopause diagnosis article from THE CON... Read more..
  • Brain fog, dementia and menopause! The perfect time to include a “brain health check”
    By Dr Marita Long  Following on from last month’s excellent book review of “Secrets of Women’s Healthy Ageing” by Professor Cassandra Szoeke, I would like to raise two common issues relating to menopause and ageing: “brain fog” and dementia. The good news is that the cognitive changes we see ... Read more..
  • Menopause and Midlife Pre-Appointment Guide
    This checklist to assist women planning on seeing a healthcare professional to discuss issues relating to Midlife and Menopause. The first page helps women to find information on the Australasian Menopause Society (AMS) website by explaining how to easily access commonly viewed resources such as th... Read more..
  • Menopause Transition and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Implications for Timing of Early Prevention
    A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association Abstract Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in women, who have a notable increase in the risk for this disease after menopause and typically develop coronary heart disease several years later than men. This observat... Read more..
  • Sleep complaints and menopausal symptoms
    24 January 2022 Summary Recently, Monterrosa-Castro and collaborators [1] published the results of a sub-analysis of a larger cross-sectional study (The CAVIMEC project [Quality of life in the menopause and Colombian Ethnics]), that aimed at identifying the frequency of sleep complaints (SC) and a... Read more..
  • eChanges January 2022
    Inside this issue AMS News President's Report Introducing AMS President-Elect Dr Sylvia Rosevear Congratulations Professor Bronwyn Stuckey and Dr Gino Pecoraro for Australia Day Honours Congratulations Professor Susan Davis – Winner of the RACP College Medal 2022 Book review: Secrets of W... Read more..
  • Update on Migraine Management
    Most reproductive-aged women who report episodic headache have migraine. Despite recent advances in our understanding of migraine pathophysiology and new FDA-approved targeted migraine therapies, migraine remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. Early diagnosis of episodic migraine and treatment wit... Read more..
  • Climacteric E-alert - Vol 25 Iss 1 Feb 22
    Issue Highlights for Month YearVolume 25, Number 1  Welcome to the first issue of Climacteric for 2022. The focus of this issue is Bone and muscle health in women and I strongly commend it to you. My sincere thanks to our guest editors for this issue, Dr Tobie de Villiers and Professor Steve G... Read more..
  • eChanges December 2021
    Inside this issue AMS News President's Report Congress report Australasian Menopause Society Award – Professor Bronwyn Stuckey Hormone replacement therapy doesn't increase risk of dying early Vale Dr Katie (Catherine) Thorne Seasons Greetings Study Recruiting News from Around t... Read more..
  • eChanges August 2021
    Inside this issue AMS News President's Report A review of online exhibition of women at the heart of general practice Healthed Podcasts Progynova supply shortage and substitute Vale Dr Catherine (Katie) Thorne MBBS (Lond) LRCP MRCS AMS supports action to reduce carbon emissions Midlife a... Read more..
  • eChanges May 2021
    Inside this issue AMS News President's Report Menopause and Midlife Pre appointment Checklist Transdermal patches on PBS  Supply disruptions to Progynova Menopause: The hot topics webinar Healthed Podcasts Midlife and Menopause: Perception in the Pandemic Call for Abstracts - 24th ... Read more..
  • Hormone replacement therapy doesn't increase risk of dying early
    10 December 2021 A large UK study has provided reassurance that taking hormone replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms doesn’t increase the risk of dying early, and may even be slightly protective. Read more..
  • AMS Congress 2021 report
    Adelaide is often referred to as the city shaped by stories. This year at the 24th AMS Congress we added to those stories with our first hybrid conference. The arrival of COVID on our shores necessarily led to changes in how we arranged our programme so for the first time we had both online and ons... Read more..

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