EMAS sessions in International Congresses

8th Ηellenic Congress of Climacterium and Menopause, Athens, Greece, 13-14 December 2019
European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) symposium
Chairs: George Christodoulakos, Irene Lambrinoudaki
Ovarian freezing to delay menopause. Haitham Hamoda (UK)
Endometriosis before and after menopause. Ludwig Kiesel (Germany)
Management of peri- and postmenopausal uterine bleeding. Patrice Lopez (France)


Vienna Menopause Congress, Vienna, Austria, 5-7 December 2019
EMAS Session: The Menopause and the Brain 

Moderation: I. Ceausu, M. Birkhäuser


  • M. Birkhäuser “Effects of various progestins on neuroendocrinological
  • disorders, especially on mood”
  • M. Brincat “Aetiology and Treatment of Hot Flushes”
  • I. Ceausu “From the Brain to the Heart. Hot Flashes and Cardiovascular Risks”
  • M. van Trotsenburg “Sleeping disturbances under cross-sex hormonal treatment”

Congress program


18th World Congress of the International Academy of Human Reproduction. Dublin, Ireland, 3-6 April 2019

Menopause 4.0: managing woman’s health at midlife in the era of e-medicine -Organized by the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS)

Chairperson/s: John Stevenson , Irene Lambrinoudaki 

  • Blazej Meczekalski  How to predict and prevent the long-term risks of POI
  • Irene Lambrinoudaki  Androgen excess after the menopause, clinical consequences and personalized approach
  • John Stevenson  From risk stratification to risk reduction in postmenopausal cardiovascular medicine

Vienna Menopause Congress, Vienna, Austria, 6-8 December 2018
EMAS Session:  Menopausal hormone therapy revisited: Benefits beyond hot flushes
Moderation: Martin Birkhäuser, A.E. Schindler
Mark Brincat: Musculoskeletal and Intervertebral discs effects of the Menopause and of HRT
Martin Birkhäuser: Natural Menopausal Hormone Therapy – How? Which molecules?
Iuliana Ceausu: Pregnancy as a Predictor Factor of Future Women Health – Gestational Diabetes
Stavroula Paschou: Diabetes and the menopause 2
Vienna program 2018

IMS: 16th World Congress on Menopause, Vancouver, Canada, 6-9 June 2018.
EMAS Symposium:
Hormone therapy in menopause: Beyond hot flushes.
Chairs: Tommaso Simoncini, Peter Chedraui
Patrice Lopez: Management of perimenopausal bleeding.
Petra Stute: The impact of progesterone on weight and sleep.
John Stevenson: Primary prevention of CHD with HRT.
Herman Depypere: HRT and cognition: is there a place for primary prevention?
Alfred Mueck: Breast cancer during HRT – Experimental vs. clinical data.

17th World Congress Of the Academy of Human Reproduction, Rome, Italy, 15-18 March 2017
EMAS Session: Preventive approach for healthy aging: Hormones and beyond 
Chairs: Irene Lambrinoudaki, Greece, Tommaso Simoncini
John Stevenson, UK: The True risks of HRT
Martin Birkauser, Switzerland: How to maintain good Quality of Life after menopausey
Tommaso Simoncini, Italy: The slippery border between VVA and urogenital dysfunction: between menopause and aging
Rosella Nappi, Italy: Revisiting androgen insufficiency in women: are we really in need of a replacement?

Vienna Menopause Congress, Vienne, Austria, 8-10 December 2016
EMAS Session: Management of menopause
Irene Lambrinoudaki: Diet and Lifestyle to prevent weight gain at menopause
Mark Brincat: Menopause transition in women and men
Petra Stute: Models of care for healthy aging women

2nd Croatian Menopausal Congress, Zagreb, 18-19 November 2016
Keynote lecture: Empowering a personalized approach towards healthy aging
Irene Lambrinoudaki

COGI, Amsterdam, 10-13 November 2016 
EMAS session: Potential therapy in menopause
Chairpersons: Santiago Palacios, Mark Brincat,
Can ovarian response to stimulation predict early menopause
Frank J.M. Broekmans,
Delaying menopause by ovarian tissue banking
Jacques Donnez,
Debate: HRT with proper timing and chosen regimen, HT is cardiovascular protective
Yes: Robert Langer, USA
No: Sven O. Skouby, Denmark

15 World Congress on menopause, Prague, Czech Republic, 28 September – 1 October 2016
EMAS Symposium: Lifestyle and culture in the promotion of healthy aging 
Chairs: Irene Lambrinoudaki, Florence Tremollieres
Alfred Mueck. Menopausal symptoms across cultures
Faustino Perez – Lopez. The Mediterranean lifestyle and longevity
Florence Tremollieres. Maintaining a healthy skeleton: beyond medication
Tommaso Simoncini. Personalized prevention and treatment strategies for a healthy pelvic floor aging

8th Alice and Albert Netter Day with the European Society of Gynecology, Wroclaw, Poland, 20th-22nd October 2016
EMAS Symposium: The close integration of all European circles of gynecologists and endocrinologists
Chairs: Prof. Andrzej Milewicz, Prof. Mirosław Wielgoś, Prof. Błażej Męczekalski, Prof. Andrea Genazzani, Prof. Mariusz Zimmer
Schenker Josef (IL) – Future trends in human reproduction
Adamyan Leila (RO)– Reconstructive surgery in treatment of infertility
Andrea Genazzani (I) – Sex Steroids and Human Brain from differentiation to protection
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FLASCYM Congress, 13-17 June 2016, Lima, Peru
EMAS Session: Management of menopause: unrecognized problems and new solutions 
Chairs: Faustino Perez-Lopez, Juan Blumel
Juan Blumel: Premenopausal climacteric symptoms: diagnosis and management
Faustino Perez-Lopez: Endometriosis and menopause
Tommaso Simoncini: The pelvic floor across menopause and ageing

10th Athens Congress on Women’s Health and Disease, Athens, Greece. September 1-3, 2016
EMAS Symposium: Managing estrogen deficiency in the menopause
Chairs: Irene Lambrinoudaki, Serge Rozenberg, Dimitrios Goulis,
Margaret Rees, UK, Lifestyle and menopausal symptoms
John Stevenson, UK, Prescribing menopausal hormone therapy according to cardiovascular risk
Serge Rozenberg, Belgium. Menopausal hormone therapy today: the safety of the breast.
Santiago Palacios, Spain. Prevention and management of osteoporosis: new strategies

EMAS Satellite Symposium ISGE Florence, Italy, 2-5 March 2016
Session title: Strategies for a healthy menopause 
Chairs: Florence Tremollieres, Irene Lambrinoudaki
Blazej Meczekalski: Nutrition and eating disorders in aging women
Irene Lambrinoudaki: Exercise for disease prevention in menopause
John Stevenson: The true risks of menopausal hormone therapy
Peter Chedraui: Sexual dysfunction in middle aged women

EBCOG Congress, 19-21 May 2016, Turin, Italy
Thursday 19 May 2016, 16:15 – 17:45 / North Foyer Hall 
EMAS Session: New pathways for the management of menopause – related diseases
Chairs: Alessandra Graziottin (IT), Irene Lambrinoudaki (GR)
Mark Brincat (Malta): Hormone Prevention Therapy at the Menopause in the reduction of Breast Cancer
Johannes Bitzer (Switzerland) : Menopausal transition for women and men-what is the challenge
Alessandra Graziottin (Italy): Joint pain after the menopause: how to address it
Stavros Athanasiou (Greece): Laser treatment for the genitourinary syndrome of menopause