“The International Menopause Society (IMS)
brings together the world’s leading experts to collaborate
and share knowledge about all aspects of aging in women”.1

Definition

What is the International Menopause Society (IMS)?International Menopause Society

In Promoting Research and Education on Midlife Women’s Health the IMS explain:

“The International Menopause Society (IMS) brings together the world’s leading experts to collaborate and share knowledge about all aspects of aging in women. The IMS advocates evidence-based treatment options that optimise mid-life women’s health and promotes best practice in women’s health care”.2

Mission

International Menopause SocietyWhat is the mission of the IMS?

In Mission and Vision of the IMS the IMS elaborate on:

“The mission of the International Menopause Society (IMS) is 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”.3

Vision

International Menopause SocietyWhat is the vision of the IMS?

In Mission and Vision of the IMS the IMS elaborate on:

“The vision of the IMS is that all women across the world will have easy and equitable access to evidence-based knowledge and health care, empowering them to make fully informed mid-life health choices”.4

World Menopause Day

When is World Menopause Day (WMD)?

In World Menopause Day the International Menopause Society (IMS) explain:

“World Menopause Day is held every year on the 18th October. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing”.5

World Menopause Month

What is World Menopause Month?

The IMS note:

“Since it is not always possible for local societies to arrange activities for this specific day, the IMS has now designated October as World Menopause Month. Local societies can also collaborate with other organizations working in the field of adult women’s health, such as societies for osteoporosis and breast cancer, to organize joint events. World Menopause Month can also be a call to implement policies that support research and treatment in the area of menopausal health”.6

World Menopause Day 2022

What is the theme for WMD 2022?

In World Menopause Day: Engagement Toolkit – Theme for 2022 the IMS announce:

“The theme chosen by the IMS for World Menopause Day 2022 is Brain Fog and Memory Difficulties in Menopause”.7

World Menopause Day 2022Patient Information Leaflet

What do the IMS note in their Patient Information Leaflet about brain fog and memory difficulties in menopause for WMD 2022?

On page two in their Patient Information Leaflet – Brain Fog and Memory Difficulties in Menopause: What Is Menopausal Brain Fog? the IMS elaborate on:

“Research studies find that women’s memory does in fact change at menopause, so these complaints are real – it’s not in your imagination. Brain fog is normal and common at midlife. These bothersome problems can affect your quality of life. However, they are usually quite mild and will improve post menopause”.8

IMS White Paper

What is the IMS White Paper for WMD 2022?

In World Menopause Day the IMS include their Brain Fog In Menopause: A Health-Care Professional’s Guide for Decision-Making and Counseling on Cognition: The IMS White Paper.

Videos and Podcasts

What are the IMS’s Videos and Podcasts for WMD 2022?

In Videos and Podcasts the IMS include:

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  1. Promoting Research and Education on Midlife Women’s Health. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/ Assessed: 15 October 2022
  2. Promoting Research and Education on Midlife Women’s Health. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/ Assessed: 15 October 2022
  3. Mission and Vision of the IMS. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/about-us/mission/ Assessed: 15 October 2022
  4. Mission and Vision of the IMS. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/about-us/mission/ Assessed: 15 October 2022
  5. World Menopause Day. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/education/world-menopause-day/ Accessed: 15 October 2022
  6. World Menopause Day 2014: World menopause Month. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/education/world-menopause-day/wmd-2014/ Accessed: 15 October 2022
  7. World Menopause Day: Engagement Toolkit – Theme for 2022. 2022:2. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/education/world-menopause-day/ Accessed: 15 October 2022
  8. World Menopause Day: Patient Information Leaflet – Brain Fog and Memory Difficulties in Menopause: What Is Menopausal Brain Fog? https://www.imsociety.org/education/world-menopause-day Accessed: 15 October 2022
Topic Last Updated: 01 November 2022 – Topic Last Reviewed: 15 October 2022

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