Dear Colleagues, Members and Friends of IGM,
After seven years during which I had the great privilege and honor to serve our society as president I am retiring from this function with great satisfaction. At the very successful International Congress for Gender and Sex-Specific Medicine in Sendai, Japan we amended our bylaws , conducted elections and we have now a change of guards and a new board. This is the time to express my sincere thanks to the founder generation for the honor to have been working with them and for their friendship. Together with me, the founding generation also retired from the board. The credit for our successes, mainly the organization of our congresses goes to those who hosted our meetings and the credit for introducing and promoting our science in academy, research, teaching and service goes to all board members , every one in her/his own environment. In all of this, the continuing activity and the presence of IGM, the ability of IGM to support and endorse activities on the level of regulators, research projects, grant applications and last not least in the media was certainly of no negligible importance. In just a few years, we have grown from a small group of about one hundred members to almost 800 and we all are contributing to the robust scientific knowledge base related to the differences between the sexes and genders. Gender and Sex-Specific Medicine (GSSM) is slowly but increasingly becoming an integral part in modern medicine and in the medical curricula of many leading universities. This website and our facebook are continuing to be helpful in this endeavor by providing a platform for all interested in the new science of GSSM. The new president of our society, Prof. Alexandra Kautzy –Willer will soon address you, our readers, on these pages and our website will soon also see changes and new developments. We are looking very much forward to your visits of our website and facebook and we continue to be grateful for any comment which you may have.
Prof. Marek Glezerman
Immediate Past President, The International Society for Gender Medicine (IGM)