15th World Congress on Menopause

15th IMS World Congress on the Menopause

First Announcement

The First Announcement for the 15th IMS World Congress on the Menopause is now available.

For further information, including the First Announcement and Updates, see

Date Change

Please note the change of date for the Congress after the first announcement.

It is now taking place from Wednesday 28th September to Saturday 1st October 2016.

Rod Baber - IMS President

Rod Baber, President, visits Prague

Professor Rod Baber, President, visited Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, which is the venue for the 15th IMS World Congress on the Menopause from Wednesday 28th September – Saturday October 1st, 2016.

The Czech Republic is situated in central Europe, bordered by Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria. Prague is a city of 1.2 million people with the Vltava River flowing through it. The historical centre of the city has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1992 and is dominated by Prague Castle.

Prague is a significant traffic junction, well connected by major and budget airlines; 53 airlines fly to 130 destinations in 52 countries.

Being quite compact, Prague is an excellent Conference venue. 

The Prague Convention Centre is situated just outside the Town centre.  It is a large modern facility with an impressive record of hosting major medical and other congresses (including a NATO meeting).  The mix of large and small meeting rooms, audio-visual and catering facilities will ensure the IMS Congress is, as usual, an outstanding scientific and social event.  The Convention centre is connected to the city by a metro line with a train station adjacent to it. Also linked to the convention centre are two large hotels with over 650 rooms.

Prague has many hotels within the city as well and there are a wide range of choices and prices available.  Delegates to the IMS congress will also be provided with a free public transport card for use during the congress as an added incentive.

It is a wonderful city to visit, full of history and culture and with ready access to other travel opportunities in The Czech Republic and neighbouring countries.

Professor Tomas Fait and his colleagues in The Czech Menopause and Andropause Society will be joining IMS in the organization of the 15th IMS World Congress in September 2016 and we can assure you of the very best in science, culture, entertainment and hospitality.


Call for abstracts!
Abstract submission is now open!

Submit your abstract to the congress and you may have the chance to present it at an international congress. You have time until March 29th.


The IMS Robert Greenblatt Prize

Robert B. Greenblatt, co-founder and first President of the International Menopause Society, originally conceived the idea of awarding prizes at all International Menopause Congresses to the two junior investigators who present the best papers in the field of menopause, from both basic science and clinical points of view. There are two prizes, each of £1,500, one of which will be for clinical work and the other for basic scientific work. Award winners must be under 40 years of age, or in training, by the first day of the Congress. They must have been the sole or principal investigator in the study reported. Entrants for the Greenblatt prizes must submit their work in abstract form by the deadline, 29th March 2016. The Scientific Sub-Committee, appointed by the IMS President to act as the jury, will review the abstracts and select a shortlist of six candidates. These final candidates will each be asked to submit a full-length manuscript of their work and will then present their papers to the jury at a special session in Prague on Wednesday 29th September,11-12.30pm in Forum Hall.  The final vote will be taken and the names of the award winners will be announced at the President’s dinner.

 The IMS Henry Burger Prize

This Prize, £2000, was named to mark the great contribution that Professor Henry Burger has made to the field of menopause. It is awarded to the investigator who is judged as having published the most significant contribution(s) to the field of menopause in basic science or clinical studies in the period since the previous World Congress. Applications and nominations are invited for this Prize to be received no later than 1st July 2016. The publications must have been in a peer-reviewed journal, in print or e-pub, in the public domain, during the qualifying period. Judging of entries is undertaken by the Scientific Prize Sub-Committee. The prize winner will give a short presentation of his/her work at the World Congress in Prague at a special session on Wednesday 29th September 2016, 18.00-18.15 in the Forum Hall, Prague Congress Centre.

If you have any queries or would like to submit an application please contact Lee Tomkins, Executive Director, IMS on


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