President's Message

Greetings from the Asia Pacific Federation.

The vision of the Federation is to represent the menopausal women in this region. Although climacteric medicine is a universal concept, the understanding of how the women in this continent cope with changes and perceptions at this time of their lives is significant .It is glaring that the needs are diverse among the different Asian countries as ethnicity and culture varies. The Federation hopes to pursue the goals in supporting Asian women in their quality of life issues by sharing with fellow physicians and advocates their concepts, practices, and researches. The hosting of a scientific meet comes every two years to be attuned to what may be recent concerns. The hope that the focused meeting will address specific concerns that will better redound to serve the aging women population is of great impact. It is with distinct honor that the Philippines will host this 2019 Scientific meeting. All the members of the Federation will meet this May to report on their mission assessments and achievements.

See you all in Manila.
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MA. CORAZON ZAIDA N. GAMILLA, MD

President, APMF

Scientific Topics

  • Bleeding pattern for the early and late menopausal transition
  • Hormonal changes of menopause (STRAW +10)
  • Managing short-term menopausal symptoms
  • Common gynecologic problems in the perimenopause
  • Menopausal consequences of PCOS
  • Postmenopausal endometriosis
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency
  • Genito-urinary concerns in the perimenopause
  • Breast cancer and MHT
  • Sexuality in menopause
  • Cardiovascular risk assessment and management in menopausal women
  • Managing depression in the perimenopause
  • Diabetes and menopause
  • Postmenopausal obesity
  • Cognitive changes and preventive strategies
  • Lifestyle changes during the menopause
  • Sleep disorders in the menopause
  • Quality of life issues
  • Osteoporosis prevention and treatment
  • Endoscopic management of gynecologic conditions during the menopause
  • Contraception in the late reproductive period
  • Precision menopausal medicine
  • Long term benefits and risks of MHT
  • Complementary and alternative therapies
  • Fertility options after 40
  • Periodic health examinations for those 40 and above
  • Recommended screening for breast cancer
  • How to start and stop MHT
  • Meet the experts
  • Pre-congress workshops

Invited Foreign Speakers

Dr. Robert Langer (USA)

Dr. Robert Langer (USA)

Dr. Santiago Palacios (Spain)

Dr. Santiago Palacios (Spain)

Dr. Susan Davis (Australia)

Dr. Susan Davis (Australia)

Dr. Mary Ann Lumsden (UK)

Dr. Mary Ann Lumsden (UK)

Dr. Rodney Baber (Australia)

Dr. Rodney Baber (Australia)

Dr. Duru Shah (India)

Dr. Duru Shah (India)

Dr. Fernand Labrie (Canada)

Dr. Fernand Labrie (Canada)