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.
It is free to access following registration and 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.
Further information on the resource and details on how to register are available here.