Dear colleagues and friends,
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 13th European Congress on Menopause and Andropause.
This congress has represented a challenge to EMAS due to the difficulties created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The drawbacks, however, have become an opportunity. Therefore, we are looking forward to hosting this year’s congress in a virtual format. This is a unique opportunity to expand our audience and welcome past and new attendees from all over the world.
Efforts have been made to prepare a programme suited for a virtual audience that is sensitive to this new era, in which creative standards of care are needed by women and men in their mid-life and beyond. To mention a few, the focus on such innovative areas like artificial intelligence or machine learning is shared with contemporary issues like transgender medicine, or the various facets of menopause, including healthy lifestyle, non-communicable diseases related to menopause or ageing.
This all will be found in traditional sessions but also in more informal formats, like open debates and clinical cases, used with success in previous meetings. The virtual format will allow more attendees to engage directly with speakers during the Q&A session after the presentations.
We thank the Scientific Committee for contributing with so many useful ideas, the Local Committee for facilitating every step thus far, and our Officers and Members of the Board.
We thank you in advance for joining us at the EMAS Congress to enjoy and share science together!
See you in September,
EMAS 2021 Co-Chair, EMAS President