The International Menopause Society Professional Activity for Refresher Training or “IMPART” course, aimed at both family doctors and medical specialists, was launched at the World Congress on the Menopause in Vancouver in June 2018.

The World Bank estimates that the global population in 2030 will include over 1200 million women who have gone through the menopause, equivalent to around one woman in every 6. In spite of menopause being one of the most common conditions they manage, many family doctors are not aware of the best practice recommendations for menopausal symptoms (such as hot flushes, depression and vaginal dryness), and lack confidence in prescribing treatment.

This is the first educational initiative pertaining to menopause that is internationally applicable to family doctors and specialists working in midlife women’s health. IMPART delivers internationally-accepted evidence-based educational material to improve midlife women’s health care. IMPART is accessible on line, is cost free* and available by clicking the Register Now link at the bottom of the page.

“This is an area where there has been a deficiency in readily-available continuing medical education” said Professor Duru Shah (University of Mumbai, India), Director of Digital Education for the International Menopause Society. “Many mature women are treated according to current recommendations, sometimes through cultural or sexual discrimination, but often because their doctors are not up to date with the best treatment options”.

IMPART comprehensively provides practitioner training in managing both acute menopausal symptoms and the long term consequences of the changes that occur at 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 impaired mental health. 

See the list of available modules below the Welcome video.

To register for the program, click the link at the bottom of the page..

On successful registration, you will receive an acknowledgment at your registered email address.

* while enrolment and the self learning modules are at no cost, in order to receive the IMS Certificate of Completion, you will need to be either a member of the IMS or join as an Associate Member. In addition to receiving the Certificate of Completion, Associate Membership provides the following for 12 months:

You can join IMS as an entry level Associate Member for a fee of £10 per year. This would give you:

  • participation in live webinars and access to archived sessions
  • online access to educational slide kits
  • online access to global position statements
  • online access to World Menopause Day campaign materials
  • online access to press statements when the Society reacts promptly to new data giving expert opinion on the implications and guidance for members

At the time of registration, for an additional £25 per year, you could be made a full Associate member which offers additional benefits such as:

  • Online subscription to Climacteric, the Offical Journal of the Society which is published six times per year, in February, April, June, August, October and December, plus Supplements from time to time. 
  • Free attendance at our pre World Congress workshop for strictly limited numbers
  • An Associate Member certificate suitable for framing.

If you would like to apply for Associate Membership of IMS, please click here.

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