About North American Menopause Society
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is a multidisciplinary, non-profit professional organization that provides a forum for scientific disciplines with an interest in menopause. Since its inception in 1989 at a joint meeting with the New York Academy of Sciences, the Society has grown to include over 2,000 physicians and other health care professionals from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and several other countries around the world. The Society’s members include professionals from a variety of disciplines including clinical and basic science experts from medicine, nursing, anthropology, sociology, and psychology. The mission of the NAMS is to promote understanding of menopause. The Society’s main objectives include improving the quality of life for menopausal women; promoting the scientific study of the biologic, cultural, and psychosocial changes and aspects (climacteric) of menopause; organizing, preparing, conducting, and participating in meetings and congresses on related subjects; and advancing the interchange of information and experience among the multidisciplinary membership of the Society. Additional objectives include promoting and providing public education that will increase awareness and understanding of menopause; developing and disseminating information to health care providers; fostering, recognizing, and supporting research in all aspects of menopause; and serving as a definitive resource on menopause for both professional and lay organizations. The Society publishes educational materials for consumers and health care providers; produces professional publications including a magazine entitled “Menopause Management,” its peer-reviewed journal “Menopause,” and its membership newsletter “Flashes”; and offers menopause practices and consumer menopause discussion groups. The Society also maintains a web site on the Internet that provides news and meeting updates, information concerning its educational and professional materials, an FAQ (“frequently asked questions”) area, and links to related sites.