Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society
Vol. 25, No. 11
© 2018 by The North American Menopause Society
25 Years of Publishing Excellence
Menopause 25th Anniversary Commemorative Issue
As we approached the 25th year of the publication of Menopause, the opportunity arose to reflect on our past and make plans for the future. We are very proud of the papers that we have published over this past quarter century, as they have helped advance knowledge of menopause and midlife women's health in all the disciplines which make up The North American Menopause Society.
We have been very fortunate to attract papers from leading investigators around the world and to create a home for these distinguished individuals to publish their research findings. With each passing year, it became more and more obvious that Menopause was the resource for investigators and practitioners in the field to make their findings known. Although our journal is based in North America, we have been fortunate to publish groundbreaking research from around the world.
In addition to our contributing authors, a consistently dedicated editorial board of leading experts in their respective areas have lent their vast knowledge to us and continue to help Menopause strive for excellence. Of course, we are deeply grateful to our reviewers, our publisher, editorial office staff, and our colleagues at The North American Menopause Society Central Office for their dedication, diligence, and continued support.
To mark this milestone, we as editors came together and looked back on each volume of Menopause to select what we felt was the most significant paper from each volume. Dr. Schiff selected at least two, and sometimes three papers, from each volume that were most relevant from that year and had stood the test of time over the past 25 years. Dr. Pinkerton and Dr. Utian had the difficult test of reviewing and ranking the selections from each volume to determine which paper from that year would be featured in this commemorative issue, as there were so many great papers each year. We unanimously selected the 2017 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society as the final paper. Throughout the years the position statements have set the standard for the care of midlife women and beyond and have been a critical feature of our journal.
We proudly present this commemorative 25th anniversary issue of Menopause, which would not have been possible without the support of all who have been involved with the journal since its inception. We feel very fortunate as we look back over our rich history and eagerly look forward to seeing what the future holds for our beloved journal, Menopause, and the next generation of researchers and publications about menopause and midlife women's health.
Isaac Schiff, CM, MD: Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Emeritus
The Women's Care Division Massachusetts General Hospital Joe Vincent Meigs Distinguished Professor of Gynecology Harvard Medical School
JoAnn V. Pinkerton MD, FACOG, NCMP: Executive Director, NAMS
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Division Director of Midlife Health The University of Virginia Health System
Wulf H. Utian, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCOG, FACOG: Honorary Founding President and Executive
Director Emeritus, NAMS Professor Emeritus, Reproductive Biology Case Western Reserve University