The International Menopause Society Professional Activity for Refresher Training (IMPART) is the first educational initiative pertaining to menopause that is internationally applicable to health care professionals working in, or with a special interest in, midlife women’s health. It is aligned with the International Menopause Society’s (IMS) mission to work globally to promote and support access to best practice health care for women through their menopause transition and post-reproductive years, enabling them to achieve optimal health and well-being.
Once registered, the course can also be accessed via the talentlms app using domain name internationalmenopausesociety.
IMPART provides comprehensive practitioner training for healthcare professionals in managing acute menopausal symptoms and the long-term consequences of the changes that occur at menopause. It systematically presents the benefits and risks of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) and summarises currently available MHT options, as well as the efficacy and safety of complementary therapies for menopause. It provides guidance in midlife preventative health care, including when and what basic health checks should be performed to prevent and detect bone loss and osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, gynaecological cancers, and poor psychological wellbeing.
There are two Levels. Level 1 is comprised of eight modules:
- The Menopause Transition
- Menopause and Its Consequences
- Peri- and Post- Menopausal Bleeding: What Is Normal and What Is Not?
- Basics and Guidelines of Menopausal Hormone Therapy
- Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Benefits and Risks
- Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Pre-Treatment Evaluation
- Complementary Therapy
- Menopause: Case Profiles
Participants complete multi-choice questions at the end of each of the modules.
Upon completion, participants receive a certificate and a one-year complimentary Entry Level Associate Membership to IMS.
Level 2 is comprised of 5 modules and is currently in the final stages of review.