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The Council of Affiliated Menopause Societies (CAMS) is comprised of representatives from national/regional menopause societies who have joined the IMS as members. Membership is open to any national/regional menopause society via application to the IMS.

The purpose of CAMS is to:

  • Establish connectivity between the IMS and the national/regional society; and
  • Advise and work in partnership with the IMS to deliver its mission and vision.

One representative from each society is nominated to serve on the Council, with equal membership and voting rights for all, irrespective of size or number of members of the national/regional society.

CAMS has a Chair and two Co-Chairs. The Council meets in person at least once every 2 years, at the IMS World Congress on the Menopause.

CAMS Executive

Tommaso Simoncini

CAMS Chair

Tommaso Simoncini is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine of the University of Pisa and Head of the OB/GYN Division. He is the Scientific Director of the Molecular and Cellular Gynecological Endocrinology Laboratory (MCGEL), an International center of excellence performing studies on molecular mechanisms of actions of sex hormones on vascular cells, cancer cells and brain cells, that are relevant to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, cancer metastasis and brain degenerative disorders. He also performs clinical research, particularly on the effect of steroidal drugs on endometriosis, on the role of the feto-placental nitric oxide system in fetal growth restriction or on preterm birth, on surgical techniques in pelvic floor diseases, on computer-assisted pre-surgical simulation of pelvic procedures, on innovative robotic surgical approaches to benign and malignant gynecological diseases.

Tommaso has published over 300 original papers on high-impact scientific Journal, with a global IF of over 750 and an H index of 48. His publications have been cited more than 10.000 times.

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Camilo Rueda Beltz

Camilo Rueda Beltz, Gynecologist

General Secretary

I’m Camilo Rueda Beltz. Medical Gynecologist graduated from the El Rosario University of Bogotá, Colombia. I did a Menopause training process at the European Foundation for Women’s Health and the Palacios Institute in Madrid Spain. I am a Clinical Professor of Gynecological Endocrinology at the University of La Sabana in Bogotá.

I have held the positions of President of the Colombian Menopause Association (2015-2017) and President of the Colombian Menopause Association Bogotá Chapter (2009-2013). I am a Latin American Expert in Climacteric, title received by FLACSYM in the year 2106.

Within my work as an active member of IMS for about ten years, I have promoted and promoted the courses of Climacter supported by IMS, in the year 2013 and in the year 2017. These courses have counted with the participation of 500 doctors of the country and from the Latin American region and have been dictated by the most prestigious IMS representatives who have generously come to Colombia, convened by me.

Since 2011 every year I have organized the World Menopause Day with the Colombian Menopause Association, following the official agenda of IMS and in these events we have summoned 150 leading doctors in the country in Climacteric where we have always carried out an event in rural areas of the country, to further encourage the practice and knowledge of Menopause in all possible regions.

Peter Chedraui

Peter Chedraui, MD, MSc, PhD


Dr. Chedraui is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist, associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Instituto de Investigación e Innovación en Salud Integral, Universidad Católica of Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Member of the International Menopause Society (IMS), the European and Androgen Society (EMAS) and the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE). Currently Editor in Chief for Gynecological Endocrinology the Official Journal of the ISGE. He has served as past Board Member of the IMS, the EMAS and the ISGE, and Past Secretary of the Council of Affiliated Menopause Societies (CAMS).

He is Past President of the Ecuadorian Society of Climacteric and Menopause and Past Vice-President of the Latin American Association of Gynecological Endocrinology (ALEG).

His field of expertise is women’s health (reproductive and non-reproductive stages), with focus on preeclampsia, obesity, the metabolic syndrome, menopausal symptoms and cardiovascular risk, all endorsed by more than 200 peer reviewed publications, many of which are part of a joint effort of a Latin American scientific network.

CAMS Directory

Country/Region Name of Society
Asia Pacific The Asia Pacific Menopause Federation (APMF)
Argentina Asociacion Argentina Para el Estudio del Climaterio (AAPEC)
Australasia Australasian Menopause Society (AMS)
Austria Austrian Menopause Society
Bangladesh Bangladesh Menopause Society
Belgium Belgian Menopause Society
Brazil Sociedade Brasileira de Climatério (SOBRAC)
Canada Canadian Menopause Society / Société Canadienne de Ménopause (SIGMA)
Chile Sociedad Chilena de Climaterio
Colombia Asociacion Colombiana de Menopausia
Costa Rica Asociación Costarricense de Climaterio,Menopausia y Osteoporosis (ACCMYO)
Croatia Croatian Menopause Society
Czech Republic Czech Menopause and Andropause Society
Dominican Republic Sociedad Dominicana de Menopausia
Ecuador Ecuadorian Climacteric and Menopause Society (SECLIM)
Europe European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS)
Latin America Federacion LatinoAmericana de Asociaciones y Sociedades de Climaterio y Menopausia (FLASCYM)
FRACYM Federacion Region A de Climaterio y Menopausia
France Groupe Etude de la Ménopause et du Vieillissement Hormonal (GEMVI)
Germany German Menopause Society
Greece Hellenic Society of Climacterium and Menopause (Emmino)
Hungary Hungarian Menopause Society
India Indian Menopause Society
Indonesia Perkumpulan Menopause Indonesia (PERMINESIA)
Israel Israel Menopause Society
Italy Societa Italiana della Menopausa (SIM)
Japan Japan Society for Menopause and Women’s Health
Korea Korean Society of Menopause
Mexico Asociacion Mexicana para el Estudio del Climaterio (AMEC)
Mongolia Mongolian Menopause and Andropause Society (MMAS)
North America North American Menopause Society (NAMS)
Netherlands Dutch Menopause Society
Nicaragua Asociacion Nicaraguense de Climaterio y Menopausia (ANCYM)
Panama Sociedad Panamena de Obstetricia y Ginecologia (Seccion de Climaterio)
Paraguay Sociedad Paraguaya de Climaterio y Menopausia
Peru Sociedad Peruana del Climaterio
Philippines Philippine Society of Climacteric Medicine (PSCM)
Russia Russian Menopause Society
South Africa South African Menopause Society (SAMS)
Spain Asociacion Espanola para el Estudio fde la Menopausia (AEEM)
Switzerland Swiss Menopause Society
Taiwan Taiwanese Menopause Society
Thailand Thai Menopause Society
Turkey Turkish Menopause and Osteoporosis Society
United Arab Emirates Emirates Medical Association Menopause Society (EMAMS)
United Kingdom British Menopause Society (BMS)
International Menopause Society

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