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Day 1, 29 May 2019

Opening Ceremonies
Master of Ceremonies:
Agnes S. Estrella, MD, MHPEd
Secretary, Philippine Society for Climacteric Medicine
8:00 AM Welcome Address Jericho Thaddeus P. Luna, MD
President, Philippine Society for Climacteric Medicine (PSCM)
Opening of the Congress Ma. Corazon Zaida N. Gamilla, MD
President, Asia-Pacific Menopause Federation (APMF)
Special Session
The Asia-Pacific Perspective: Real-World Practice and Management of the Menopause
Chair: Ma. Corazon Zaida N. Gamilla, MD
8:30 AM Australia Elizabeth Farrell, MD
China Yu Qi, MD
India Jyothi Unni, MD
Indonesia Tita Husnitawati Madjid, MD
Japan Masakazu Terauchi, MD
Malaysia Ho Choon Moy, MD
Mongolia Enkhee Sodnomdorj, MD
Philippines Ma. Corazon Zaida N. Gamilla, MD
Singapore Ang Seng Bin, MD
South Korea Byung-Koo Yoon, MD
Taiwan R.O.C. Ko-En Huang, MD
Thailand Kobchitt Limpaphayom, MD
10:10 AM Open Discussion and Summary
10:30 AM Coffee Break, Visit Exhibits
Keynote Address
Management of the Menopause in 2019: State-of-the -Art
President, International Menopause Society
11:00 AM Introduction
President, PSCM
Management of the Menopause in 2019: State of the Art Susan R. Davis, MD President, International Menopause Society
Industry-Sponsored Symposia 1
12:00 NN Industry-Sponsored Symposium: Pharmalink
12:30 PM Industry-Sponsored Symposium: Metro Pharma Philippines, Inc.
1:00 PM Lunch Break, Opening of Exhibits
Simultaneous Sessions
  SS 1. The Perimenopause: Optimizing the Management of the Menopause Transition Chair: Zoraida R. Umipig, MD (Philippines)

SS 2. The Menopausal Symptoms and Menopausal Hormone Therapy
Chair: Abigail Elsie DG. Castro, MD (Philippines) 
1:30 PM Pathophysiology of the Menopausal Transition: Update Jyothi Unni, MD (India)

Menopausal Symptoms in Asian Women: Are there cross-cultural differences? Ko-En Huang, MD (Taiwan ROC)
1:50 PM Contraception Meets Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Choice of Hormone Therapy Ma. Antonia E. Habana, MD (Philippines) Is the hot flush a biomarker for cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases? Mary Ann Lumsden, MD (UK)
2:10 PM Preventing the Emergence of the Metabolic Syndrome with the Onset of Menopause Duru Shah, MD (India) Management of Menopausal Symptoms: Current Practice Enkhee Sodnomdorj, MD (Mongolia)
2:30 PM Perimenopausal Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Diagnosis and Treatment Duru Shah, MD (India) Is the combined transdermal estradiol and micronized progesterone the better and safer MHT? Masakazu Terauchi, MD (Japan)
3:00 PM Industry-Sponsored Symposia 2
Industry-Sponsored Symposium: Bharat Serums And Vaccines Limited Industry-Sponsored Symposium: DKT Health, Inc.
Simultaneous Sessions
  SS 3. Protecting the Breast Chair: Elisa O. Tiu, MD (Philippines) SS 4. Lifestyle Management for the Asian Postmenopausal Women Chair: Sylvia A. Carnero, MD (Philippines)
3:30 PM Breast Cancer Risk in Asian Women Ang Seng Bin, MD (Singapore) Recommendations for Dietary Management after the Menopause Marianna Ramona S. Sioson, MD (Philippines)
3:50 PM Breast Cancer Screening: Current Practice Pierette Y. Kaw, MD (Philippines) Physical Activity Recommendations for Healthy Aging Ma. Jesusa B. Banal-Silao, MD (Philippines)
4:10 PM Managing Menopausal Symptoms after Breast Cancer: An Endocrine Dilemma Elizabeth Farrell, MD (Australia) Skin Care after the Menopause: Is the Asian skin different? Evelyn R. Gonzaga, MD (Philippines)
4:30 PM Is estrogen-alone therapy protective against breast cancer in the postmenopausal woman? Rodney Baber, MD (Australia) Weight Management in the Climacterium Tita Husnitawati Madjid, MD (Indonesia)
6:00 PM Welcome Reception / Turnover Ceremonies / Gala Night Host: Anna Belen Ignacio-Alensuela, MD

Day 2, 30 May 2019

Plenary Symposium 1
Screening for Cancer in the Postmenopausal Woman: We Need to Remain Vigilant
Chair: Lourdes B. Capito, MD (Philippines)
8:00 AM Ovarian Cancer Screening: Current Practice Jericho Thaddeus P. Luna, MD (Philippines)
8:30 AM Endometrial Cancer Screening: Current Practice Ma. Corazon Zaida N. Gamilla, MD (Philippines)
9:00 AM Cervical Cancer Screening: Current Practice Kobchitt Limpaphayom, MD (Thailand)
9:30 AM Colon Cancer Screening: Current Practice Janus P. Ong, MD (Philippines)
10:00 AM Coffee Break, Visit Exhibits
Plenary Symposium 2
Urogynecology Issues in Postmenopausal Women: Changing Perspectives
Chair: Evelyn P. Palaypayon, MD (Philippines)
10:30 AM GSM - Findings from the Pan-Asian REVIVE Study and New Treatment Options Chua Yang, MD (Singapore)
11:00 AM Vaginal Hyperlaxity Syndrome Santiago Palacios, MD (Spain)
11:30 AM Industry-Sponsored Symposium: Astellas
12:00 NN Industry-Sponsored Symposium: DKSH
12:30 PM Lunch Break, Visit Exhibits
Simultaneous Sessions (SS)
  SS 5. Promoting Cardiovascular Health: Updates
Chair: Prudence V. Aquino-Aquino, MD (Philippines)
SS 6. Promoting Bone Health: Updates
Chair: Marilyn D. Ruaro, MD (Philippines)
1:30 PM Cardiovascular Disease in Asian Women: Concerns and Challenges Lourdes B. Capito, MD (Philippines) Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Asian Women: Concerns and Challenges Yu Qi, MD (China)
1:50 PM Assessment and Management of Cardiovascular Risk in the Postmenopausal Woman Dante D. Morales, MD (Philippines) Bone Densitometry and Bone Turnover Markers: How useful are they in current practice? Tammy L. de la Rosa, MD (Philippines)
2:10 PM Cardiometabolic Effects of Menopausal Hormone Therapy Ho Choon Moy, MD (Malaysia) Managing Postmenopausal Osteoporosis after the WHI: Role of Menopausal Hormone Therapy Duru Shah, MD (India)
2:30 PM Menopausal Hormone Therapy for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease? Delfin A. Tan, MD (Philippines) Non-hormonal Therapies for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: Current Options Yu Qi, MD (China)

3:00 PM Industry-Sponsored Symposia 4
Industry-Sponsored Symposium: Novo Nordisk Industry-Sponsored Symposium
Simultaneous Sessions (SS)
  SS 7. Hormone Therapy and Alternatives Chair: Joan Tan-Garcia, MD (Philippines) SS 8. Promoting Brain Health: Updates Chair: Debby P. Songco, MD (Philippines)
3:30 PM The Role of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for Menopause Management Chua Yang, MD (Singapore) Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Dementia in Asian Women Byung-Koo Yoon, MD (South Korea)
3:50 PM Local and/or Systemic Hormone Therapy: Is it the first choice for VVA? Mary Ann Lumsden, MD (UK) Physical and Mental Exercises for Mental Health Lyra Ruth C. Chua, MD (Philippines)
4:10 PM Laser Therapy for the Restoration of Vaginal Function Santiago Palacios, MD (Spain) Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Cognitive Impairment: Is there a benefit? Byung-Koo Yoon, MD (South Korea)
4:30 PM Intravaginal Prasterone (DHEA): Is it the ideal treatment for VVA? Santiago Palacios, MD (Spain) Peri- and Postmenopausal Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment Alma L. Jimenez, MD (Philippines)
5:00 PM PSCM Business Meeting
6:00 PM APMF China Dinner

Day 3, 31 May 2019

Plenary Symposium 3
Gynecologic Disorders in the Postmenopausal Woman
Chair: Ma. Antonia E. Habana, MD, MSc (Philippines)
8:00 AM Premature Ovarian Insufficiency: Update on Diagnosis and Treatment
Eileen M. Manalo, MD (Philippines)
8:30 AM Postmenopausal Bleeding: Update on Diagnosis and Treatment Mary Ann Lumsden, MD (UK)
9:00 AM Consequences of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Preventive Strategies Lilia P. Luna, MD, MHA (Philippines)
9:30 AM Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Preventive Strategies Lisa T. Prodigalidad-Jabson, MD (Philippines)
10:00 AM Coffee Break, Visit Exhibits
Plenary Symposium 4
Menopause Medicine: Quo vadis?
Chair: Agnes S. Estrella, MD, MHPEd (Philippines)
10:30 AM The Women’s Health Initiative after 17 years: Has it done more harm than good?
Delfin A. Tan, MD (Philippines)
11:00 AM Precision Menopause Medicine: The Right Woman for the Right MHT Rodney Baber, MD (Australia)
11:30 AM Menopause Medicine: Should it be now taught and practiced as a subspecialty? Susan R. Davis, MD (Australia)
12:00 NN SingHealth Workshop on Sexual Health
Ang Seng Bin, MD (Singapore) and Jean-Jasmin Lee, MD (Singapore)
Menopause Societies Symposia (MSS)
1:30 PM MSS 1. Indian Menopause Society MSS 2. Chinese Menopause Society
Free Communications (FC)
3:30 PM FC 1. Basic Studies Chair: Enrico Gil C. Oblepias, MD
FC 2. Clinical Studies Chair: Marlyn T. Dee, MD
Closing Ceremonies
Master of Ceremonies: Agnes S. Estrella, MD, MHPEd
Secretary, Philippine Society for Climacteric Medicine
5:00 PM Awarding of Prizes for the Best FC Papers
Closing Remarks Prudence V. Aquino-Aquino, MD
Vice-President, Philippine Society for Climacteric Medicine