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17 June 2011

SA doc heads up Menopause Society

The election of a Cape Town doctor as president of the International Menopause Society means a South African takes over leadership of an international women's health organisation.

Cape Town gynaecologist Tobie de Villiers is the new president of the International Menopause Society (IMS). Dr de Villiers’ election means that for the first time a South African takes over the leadership of one of the main international organisations working in women’s health. His accession to the presidency comes as the conclusion to the IMS’s highly successful World Congress on the Menopause in Rome (11 June). 

Commenting on his appointment, Dr de Villiers said: 

 
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