Carolyn and Kerry have just returned from the International Menopause Society Meeting in Vancouver. They were very proud to be attending as this is the first time this meeting has been hosted in Canada. Presenters from around the world shared their research and many new treatments not yet available in Canada were discussed. In the following weeks we will be sharing information about these novel approaches.

One of the first areas discussed was the amount of menopausal hormone replacement prescribed. Although up to 46% of woman go to their health professional with menopausal complaints, only 10% of woman receive hormone replacement therapy. This is in part due to the lack of awareness of the most recent evidence; that the benefits of hormone replacement out way the low level of risk.

INPART is an online series of educational modules for health professionals designed as a refresher course in the treatment of perimenopausal and menopausal women. It was launched at the conference and is available through the International  Menopause Society’s website at no charge. Experts from around the world wrote the content which will be updated on a regular basis. We invite you to share this information with your health care practitioners. Next week, we will discuss a new app developed for patient use designed to keep you well informed.