IMS Midlife Health Charitable Health Clinic Project 2017-18
PLEASE START ENROLLING FOR THIS NOBLE CAUSE IN LARGE NUMBERS TO STAY COMMITTED ON THE
5TH OF EVERY MONTH FOR 50+ WOMEN
Welcome to the website of Indian Menopause Society (IMS)
With blessing from the almighty, I started my journey as the 15th President of this vibrant organization IMS with 43 societies and 3000 odd members in February 2017 in Raipur. From Raipur, travelling across East, West, South, and North of IMS, India, this year long journey will conclude on 16th February, at Gurgaon. I will hand over the baton to my friend Dr Ratnabali Chakraborthi who will surely have a very active year.
When I started, I was very apprehensive about finishing the huge agenda which was staring at me. But when I look back and review the work done, I feel overwhelmed and exhilarated with the response that I have received from my team 2017-18. This year has been full of activities touching all aspects of menopausal health and midlife. So much work has been done by so many of our chapters. IMS was visible in print and elctronic media across the country. Our society presidents and their teams have shown extraordinary capabilities in working for the cause. I am sure this news-letter will reflect all the activities done by various chapters and committees whose efforts deserve appreciation.
As you know, my theme for this year was “Menopause … creating new horizons for new beginning”
IMS this year has taken a new step on a new Horizon and has made a new beginning as a registered body functioning in a federation mode.
E-voting was on agenda of IMS since many years; some concrete steps have been taken in this regard in this year, so that we will be in a position to conduct e-voting next year.
I wish all the very best to Dr Pushpa Sethi, Dr Ragini Agarwal and IMSCON 2018 team for a successful conference at Gurgaon.
North zone conference was organized by Dr Surjit Kaur and team at Jalandhar. Zonal council meeting was called at Jalandhar. Dr Savita Mehendale, Dr Parag Biniwale and Vaishali Biniwale and team Pune organized the south zone conference with great enthusiasm, Dr Kusum Kapoor and Dr Usha Didwania from Patna society organized the east zone conference with a great scientific and cultural program. I must put on record that Mumbai menopause society organized a wonderful west zone conference at a very short notice. Kudos to Dr. Nita Dalal and her team!
Apart from zonal conferences we had overall more than 150 programs on
different themes throughout India.
The year saw activities to impart education and knowledge targeted to our members, post graduate students, paramedical staff and women from rural and urban areas through several programs. Our Training of Trainers program “Menopause Management – An Executive Guide TOT Certificate Course supported by pfizer was a very popular program which was conducted during the first six months. Many more events are in the pipeline. In the month of October, first time ever in history of IMS ,we launched an online certificate course and already more than 100 doctors have benefitted from this program. workshops on Holistic Health at Menopause “supported by GSK and Palep laboratory have been organized successfully all over. 6 modules covering all aspects of menopausal health were distributed to all chapters, with the aim of helping our practitioners to offer better care to their patients. These modues on Health is wealth, Menopause – a new beginning, Musculoskeletal health of women, Urogenital issues after menopause, Co morbidities at menopause, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding at Perimenopause, Controversies to Consensus were utilized by our chapters. More than 40 experts had contributed, and I thank each one of them for their valuable contributionto this CD on holistic health workshop. I feel content that we have got a very good feedback from chapters.
IMS Gurukul has been a great success and was the highlight of this year and was appreciated by all members and colleges, there is an increasing demand from all the colleges across the country.
Reaching the Unreached Program “Coping with midlife crisis“. was targeted to women from all regions of country, speaking and understanding only local languages. Under our Healthy villages program about 15 villages have been adopted by various chapters.
Community and corporate social responsibility (CSR): This year IMS decided to offer service to humanity & charity. About 80 IMS varishta jana swasthya yojana' or IMS-Midlife health charitable clinics have been established. On every 5th day of the month doctors are regularly offering Primary and Preventive Health Care for Older Women free of charge. I salute the members who are devoting time and energy and money to poor and needy! Thousands of women across the country have availed of this free service The members conducting these clinics will be felicitated at IMSCON 2018.
Under the Healthy villages program, 15 chapters have already adopted one village each nearby and are conducting various camps and health related activities.
On international front, all our senior international representatives, Dr Duru Shah, Dr Sunila, Dr Meeta,Dr Maninder, Dr Jaydeep, Dr Hara Patnaik ,
Dr Jyothi Unni ,and Dr Atul Munshi, are doing wonderful work.
We at IMS this year have been observing international days for sensitizing members and people towards various issues relevant to midlife health. I was amazed to see the innovative ideas that our society presidents had !! My office bearers Dr Jignesh shah, Dr C. ambuja, Dr Goel, Dr Mrutunjay, and Dr Parag Biniwale have been a great team!
To conclude, I thank each one of you and entire IMS family, for supporting me and bestowing love and affection through-out. I express my deep gratitude towards all past presidents whose consistent and persistent efforts have brought IMS to such high standard, international repute.
I wish my friend Dr Ratnabali Chakrabothi and her team all the very best for a successful year ahead.
I congratulate Dr. Abha Singh, Dr manoj Chellani and Dr Jyoti Jaiswal for bringing out this issue of newsletter with great zeal and enthusiasm
Long Live IMS!