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Scientific Program


Nanette F Santoro, MD
Chair, 2020 Scientific Program Committee

Ever since 1989, The North American Menopause Society has held an Annual Scientific Meeting considered to be the leading medical conference dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond.

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Scientific Program

NAMS 2020: Reaching New Heights in Menopause Care

This year’s meeting, with the theme of NAMS 2020: Reaching New Heights in Menopause Care, is sure to provide you with comprehensive and exciting updates on today’s most relevant issues relating to menopause and midlife women’s health.

The Scientific Program Committee, chaired by Nanette F. Santoro, MD, welcomes you to join them September 30 to October 3 in Denver, Colorado, for what promises to be an outstanding scientific program. The NAMS Annual Meeting is a must-attend event for anyone involved with midlife women’s health issues.

  • Hear from world-renowned speakers
  • Learn the latest discoveries from the most important clinical trials
  • Network with colleagues from North America and around the world

The Continuing Education Program will cover such topics as

  • Novel Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Women
  • Hormones of Menopause
  • Weight Management
  • Sleep and Anxiety
  • Breast Health
  • Cognition and Menopause
  • Addressing Sexual Concerns
  • Special Needs of Women When Menopause Comes Early
  • New Guidelines and How to Apply Them
  • Cardiovascular Disease and Women
  • Urogynecology and the Pelvic Floor
  • Review of the MsFLASH Trials
  • And much more

Menopause 101 Course 

Building the Foundation


Back by popular demand, NAMS will again offer a Menopause 101 course on Tuesday, September 29, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, titled Menopause 101: Building the Foundation. The 2020 Menopause 101 course includes new speakers and new topics. Presentations during the program will include

  • How to Initiative Treatment
  • Dose, Route, and Formulation
  • Perimenopause to Menopause: When to Transition from Oral Contraception to Hormone Therapy
  • Perimenopause and Beyond: Cardiovascular Disease, Breast and Bone Health, PAP Tests
  • Nonhormone Management of Hot Flashes
  • Sexual Health: Libido and Testosterone
Marla Shapiro

Marla Shapiro, C.M., MDCM, CCFP, MHSc, FRCPC, FCFP, NCMP
Co-Chair, 2020 Menopause 101 Course

Pre-Meeting Symposium

Menopause Symptom Management in 2020: One Size Doesn’t Fit All 


Join us on Wednesday, September 30, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, for the Pre-Meeting Symposium organized by the 2020 Pre-Meeting Co-Chair, JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, NCMP.     

Presentations will address

  • The Burden of Menopause on Vasomotor Symptoms and Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause
  • Hormone Therapy 2020
  • Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Vasomotor Symptoms
  • New Nonhormone Therapies for Vasomotor Symptoms
  • New Hormone Therapies for Vasomotor Symptoms
  • Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
  • Management of Symptoms in Perimenopause
  • Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause Management

The program will include interactive panel discussions and Q&A with the audience.



JoAnn V Pinkerton, MD, NCMP
Co-Chair, 2020 Pre-Meeting Symposium

There’s more . . .

The President's Reception

Unwind in an entertaining atmosphere filled with music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. NAMS President Dr. Rebecca Thurston invites you and your registered guest to a special President's Reception on Wednesday evening, September 30.

Poster Reception and NAMS Exhibits

Learn about some of the latest medical studies and about new products on the market by attending the Poster Reception and visiting the NAMS Exhibit Hall. A special reception is being hosted in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday evening, October 1.

Donor Cocktail Party

Show your support of NAMS by joining the Board of Trustees for appetizers and cocktails at the 2020 Donor Cocktail Party on Friday evening, October 2. Your tax-deductible donation gives you access to the party and helps support NAMS many educational initiatives.

NCMP Certification

Signal to the world that you are a menopause specialist by becoming a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP). The competency exam leading to this prestigious credential will be administered from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Wednesday, September 30, at the hotel—so that you can be on your way to meeting a new standard of care at the same time you’re attending the NAMS Annual Meeting. Learn more about registration deadlines and fees by referring to the Candidate Handbook.

Candidate Handbook

Welcome to Commercial Supporters

All registered commercial supporters are invited to attend all scientific sessions. By exhibiting at the NAMS Annual Meeting, you have an opportunity to have an influence and showcase your products and messages to the medical industry’s top thought leaders, decision makers, and influential educators in the field of menopause and women’s health.

Exhibit Prospectus

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