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Professor Rod Baber, past President and currently Editor in Chief of Climacteric reports

“IMS current and past Board members Xiangyan Ruan and Alfred Mueck co-chaired the 10th International Congress on Gynecological Endocrinology and Menopause in Beijing from September 7th – 9th 2018. The meeting, held under the auspices of The Capital medical University and The Beijing Women’s and Children’s Hospital, was attended by a large and enthusiastic audience of clinicians, junior doctors and PhD students.

IMS past president Andrea Genazzani delivered an address on the impact of endometriosis on oocyte quality, IMS Board member Tommaso Simoncini spoke on the topic of fat metabolism and menopause: from biology to health implications and IMS General Secretary Nick Panay on The POI International Database. Professor Dympna Gallagher addressed the increasingly common problem of the impact of excessive gestational weight gain on the body composition of offspring and Climacteric Editor in Chief Rod Baber discussed the pros and cons of mammography screening particularly in low risk populations.

There were also outstanding lectures on endometriosis, ovarian cryopreservation, the use of the oral contraceptive in ART, Hormones and Psyche and intravaginal DHEA to treat VVA. The role of progesterone in pregnancy was reviewed by Prof Adolf Schindler, Professor Ruan spoke on the management of PCOS and Professor Mueck on hormonal bleeding problems. All lectures were well received by the enthusiastic by the delegates.

This meeting has been attended by the last 5 IMS Presidents as well as by many IMS Board members. We are very grateful to Professor Ruan and Professor Mueck for their support of IMS and Climacteric and commend them on the enthusiasm, knowledge and diligence of their junior staff. It bodes well for the future of gynaecological endocrinology in China.”

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