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Scientific Program

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.


       Pauline M. Maki, PhD
2016 Scientific Program Committee

Scientific Program

The Science and Art of Menopause Health


This year’s Scientific Program, with the theme of The Science and Art of Menopause Health, provides the most comprehensive, clinically relevant, up-to-date coverage and discussion of today’s most compelling issues and trends relating to menopause and midlife women’s health.

The Scientific Program Committee, chaired by Pauline M. Maki, PhD, welcomes you to join them October 5 to October 8 in Orlando, Florida, for what many consider to be the 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 these topics:

  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment
  • Controversies in the Medical Management of DCIS
  • Hormone Therapy and Nonhormonal Management of Menopause Symptoms
  • Osteoporosis Risk and Treatment Options
  • The Evolution of Desire
  • Vulvar and Vaginal Health
  • The History and Basic Science of Soy Isoflavonoids
  • Nutritional Needs for the Midlife Woman
  • Flibanserin—Are We Evening the Score?
  • The Natural History of Menopause Symptoms
  • And much more

Pre-Meeting Symposium

Menopause and the Brain: Maximizing Cognitive and Psychological Well-being at Midlife

 Join us on Wednesday, October 5, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM for the Pre-Meeting Symposium, Menopause and the Brain: Maximizing Cognitive and Psychological Well-being at Midlife. Presentations will address mood changes, screening and treatment of depression and anxiety, cognitive changes and complaints, and sleep, with interactive panel discussions. (Note: This is a separate registration fee from Annual Meeting).


3rd Utian Translational Science Symposium

A Conversation About Hormone Therapy: Is There an Appropriate Dose, Route, and Duration of Use?

We’re excited to launch this year’s Annual Meeting with the 3rd Utian Translational Science Symposium, A Conversation About Hormone Therapy: Is There an Appropriate Dose, Route, and Duration of Use? This timely and engaging program will be held at the hotel on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and seating is limited. (Note: This is a separate registration fee from the Annual Meeting).


“Meet the Experts” CME Breakfasts

You have questions. Our experts have answers. Take this opportunity to speak one-on-one with leaders in the field who have been studying and specializing in these topic areas.


There’s more . . .

The President's Reception

Unwind in an entertaining atmosphere filled with music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. NAMS President Dr. Peter Schnatz invites you and your registered guest to a special President's Reception on Wednesday evening, October 5.

Research Poster Reception and NAMS Exhibits

Learn about some of the latest medical studies and about new products on the market by attending the Research Poster Reception and visiting the NAMS Exhibits. A special reception is being hosted in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday evening, October 6.

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, October 5, 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.


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.


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