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Santiago Palacios MD, PhD is the Director of the Palacios Institute of Health and Women’s Medicine, in Madrid, Spain and, in addition, he is the President of the Private Assistance Section of the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO), President of the Spanish Foundation of Women and Health (FEMYS), President of the Hispanic Foundation of Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases (FHOEMO), Professor of Universities and Head of Masters at the Distance University of Madrid (UDIMA) and the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP) ). He has also received two recognitions from Doctor Honoris Causa.

He is also Past President and Honorary Member of the Spanish Menopause Society (AEEM), Past Chairman of the Council of Affiliated Menopause Societies (CAMS) of the International Menopause Society (IMS), and Past President of the Ibero American Society of Osteology and Mineral Metabolism (SIBOMM).

Education: Dr. Palacios received his MD degree, completed his residency in obstetrics and gynaecology, and earned his PhD degree from Complutense University of Madrid.

Research and special interests: Dr. Palacios is highly experienced as a principal investigator, having participated in more than 100 clinical trials. His most important areas of research are menopause, osteoporosis and female sexual dysfunction. In 1989, Dr. Palacios founded the first Spanish unit devoted to the advancement of information on menopause at the Jimenez Diaz Foundation.

Publications and congresses: Dr. Palacios has contributed to more than 400 books and journal articles, nationals and internationals, on women’s health. He is editor in chief and member of the Editorial Board of several indexed journals related to menopause and gynaecology.

He is a frequent speaker in national and international congresses and has participated in more than 1000 presentations.

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