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AMS Congress 2023

AMS Congress 2023

The AMS is pleased to advise that the 26th AMS Congress will be held at The Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand from 1-3 September 2023.

The theme of the Congress is “Remarkable reflections on midlife and menopause”.

Dr Ashley Makepeace is Chair of the Scientific Committee and will be sure to put together an up-to-date and stimulating scientific program.

Dr Sylvia Rosevear is Chair of the Local Organising Committee and is looking forward to welcoming delegates to Queenstown to experience the beauty and adventure of this amazing destination.

So please add the dates 1-3 September 2023 in your diaries and keep up to date about the Congress at www.amscongress.com.au  

Call for Abstracts - now open

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for 10-minute oral, 4-minute rapid fire or poster presentations for consideration by the AMS Scientific Program Committee. Abstracts may be submitted on any topic relevant to the menopause and its treatment. Previously published abstracts will not be accepted.

All abstracts submitted by AMS members will automatically be considered for the Barbara Gross Award. AMS members who are within 10 years of completing their tertiary degree are also eligible for the Jean Hailes Memorial Prize. The Congress Awards will be announced during the Congress Dinner on 2 September 2023.

Abstract submissions close 12 June 2023.

For more details and to submit an abstract, please go to amscongress.com.au/2023-abstracts.

AMS Awards and Prizes

AMS Award

The Australasian Menopause Society Award recognises a distinguished person in the field of menopause and women’s midlife health, who has given much of their life making a significant contribution to this field.

The Award is determined every two years by the AMS Board of Directors and the presentation includes a certificate, an honorarium of AUD$1,000 and a memento acknowledging the occasion.

AMS Scientific Publication Prize

The AMS Scientific Publication Prize is for the best publication by an AMS member in the preceding financial year. The winner receives AUD$500 and a certificate of honour. Publications submitted should be published or e-published in the period 1 July 2022 – 30 June 2023. Papers which are accepted but not published, either on line or in print, are not eligible.

The first author, senior author or corresponding author need to be an AMS member at the time the paper is published. The applicant needs to be a member at the time of applying for the AMS Scientific Prize.

For more details about the AMS Scientific Prize, please go to amscongress.com.au/2023-award

Applications are to be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 11 August 2023.

AMS Congress Awards

The Barbara Gross Award is presented to the best overall free communication or poster by a current AMS member. All free communications and posters presented at the Congress by a current AMS member will be entered for this award. The winner will receive a certificate of honour and AUD$1,000.

The Jean Hailes Memorial Prize is presented to the best free communication or poster presentation by a current AMS member who is still within 10 years of having completed their tertiary degree. The presenter is to indicate their eligibility for this prize when submitting their abstract. The winner will receive a certificate of honour and AUD$500.

The Vivien Wallace Poster Prize is to encourage AMS members working in any area of midlife women’s health to submit a poster. The winner of the best poster will receive a certificate of honour and AUD$500.

Judges for the Congress Awards are appointed by the Chair of the AMS Education Subcommittee and there are two judges per room, with a prescribed scoring system. Judges reserve the right to not award a prize a minimum score is not met.

AMS Scholarships

The AMS will fund two (2) scholarships for medical students, doctors in training or PhD candidates who have submitted an abstract to attend the AMS Congress. The scholarship includes registration to the Congress and Pre-Congress meetings, Welcome Reception and one year AMS membership.

To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must:

  • Be either a medical student, PhD candidate or a doctor in training;
  • Have submitted an abstract for Free Communications at the Congress’
  • Complete the AMS Scholarship Application Form;
  • Provide a letter of support from their supervisor/referee with their application;
  • Provide a presentation to their supervisor or peer group on highlights of the AMS Congress.

Applications close on 12 June 2023. For more details and to apply, please go to amscongress.com.au/2023-abstracts

AMS Travel Grants

The AMS will fund two (2) travel grants of $1,000 for delegates who have been an AMS member for at least 12 months and who live and work in a rural or remote region. Applications close on 12 June 2023. For more details and to apply, please go to amscongress.com.au/2023-abstracts

Content updated 27 March 2023

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