This is the first time the biennial congress will be held in Melbourne and is the largest gathering worldwide for specialists in the field of research and management of menopause.
The four-day event, taking place from 30 April - 3rd May 2020, is expected to attract more than 2,000 health care professionals and researchers to Melbourne, from sectors including women's health, psychology, ageing, aged care, epidemiology, menopause and oncology.
Melbourne Convention Bureau partnered with Club Melbourne Ambassadors Professor Susan Davis, President-elect International Menopause Society and Researcher Monash University and Professor Gabor Kovacs AM, International Medical Director Monash IVF, to collaboratively bid to bring the event to Melbourne.
MCB has worked on bringing the 17th WCM to Victoria for six years. Karen Bolinger, MCB chief executive officer said Melbourne has a proven track record in hosting important health meetings.
"Melbourne has an outstanding international medical research reputation," she said. "The academic community is the backbone of our success. Conferences such as this foster knowledge exchange and partnership opportunities with global counterparts, building legacy opportunities that extend beyond the conference itself and reinforce Melbourne's international profile."
Professor Mary Ann Lumsden, president International Menopause Society added: "The International Menopause Society is delighted to be visiting Australia again to hold our World Congress on Menopause in 2022. We last held our congress on Australian shores in 1996, and since that time Melbourne has become a renowned centre for scientific research into women's midlife health and we feel provides both an ideal scientific setting as well as a beautiful location to visit for all our delegates."
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