Annual Conferences

28th Annual Conference

Preconference CMEs

Hands-on Training on Basic Obstetric Ultrasound Venue- Speaker: Professors Joan Mastrobattista, Turan Shifa and Nasrin Benion (sonographer)

Hands-on Training on Laparoscopy- Speaker:  Professor Diana Curran

Hands on training on Advanced Operative Obstetrics Venue- Speakers: 1. Elham Baghestan, 2. Kim Hinshaw, Professor 3. Jörg Kessler, Professor, 4. Torvid Kiserud, 5.Ferenc Macsali, Consultant,

Vaginal breech delivery - when it gets difficult- Speaker: Ferenc Machali

Alternative birth positions in breech delivery- Speaker:  Jørg Kessler

Hands-on training, breech- Speaker:  Hinshaw, Macsali, Kessler, Baghestan

Anal sphincter injury; diagnosis, treatment, counseling- Speaker: Elham Baghestan

Twin delivery - on the outlook for trouble- Speaker: Jørg Kessler

Hands-on training, twin (combined version, extraction)- Speaker:  Kessler, Hinshaw, Baghestan, Macsali 

Placenta accreta/percreta - conservative or surgical treatment- Speaker: Jørg Kessler

Uterine rupture- Speaker: Torvid Kiserud

Cervical cancer screening Speaker: Dr. Dawit Desalegn 

Cancer Guidelines Navigator Speaker: Dr. Roy Vergis, MD

Management of obstetric anal sphincter injuries Speaker: Dr. William Kobak (OASIS)

Planning your family- An Update on LARC and Permanent Contraception Speaker: Dr. Ferid Abbas

Empowering the OBGYN physicians as advocates for WASH in healthcare facilities Speaker: Dr. Pratima Gupta, MD FACOG, UCSD, University of California, San Diego

Management of advanced ovarian cancer Speakers: Prof. Christoph Thomssen

Radiotherapy in OBGYN oncology- Speaker:  Dr. Edom Seife ( MD, Clinical Oncologist)

Hereditary gynecologic malignancies- Speaker: Dr. Rahel Gebre

Sacrospinus ligament suspension surgical steps and its indication- Speaker:  Dr. Rahel Nardos

Urinary incontinence workup and treatment- Speaker Dr. Lopa Pandya

Diagnosis and management of ureteric injury- Speaker:  Dr. Fekade Ayanachew 

Make Contraceptive Methods: Current and Future Approaches- Speaker Dr. Sarah W. Prager

Ethics of global health mission- Speaker:  Professor Peter Schwartz

Research data analysis plan and research data management- Speaker: Dr. Mekitie Wondafrash

A novel surgical method for treatment of Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS)- Speaker: Professor Ozhan Shifa

FIGO Updates   on preeclampsia screening- Speaker: Dr Balkachew Nigatu 

Empowering the OBGYN physicians as advocates for WASH in healthcare facilities- Speaker: Pratima Gupta

Cancer Guidelines Navigator- Speaker: Dr. Roy Vergis, MD

Ultrasound Evaluation of Fetal Aneuploidy in the First and Second Trimesters- Speaker: Joan Mastrobattista

Updates on prenatal screening and results of genetic testing after amniocentesis- Speaker:  Dr Zewdu Terefework (M.Sc, Ph.D)

Identification and Management of IUGR- Speaker:  Torvid Kiserud

Heart Disease during Pregnancy: Global and Local Perspectives- Speaker: Dr. Joan Briller, Cardiologist

Updates on the current status and future of IVF in Ethiopia- Speaker: Dr. Mustefa Negash

Management of endometriosis- Speaker:  Professor Diana Curran 

2nd trimester abortion care: current status and approaches- Speaker:  Dr. Sara W. Prager

Clinical management of fetal growth restriction (FGR) - Speaker:  Ozhan Turan/ Shifa Tura

Complications of twin pregnancy - Speaker:  Ozhan Turan/ Shifa Turan

Conference Panels

Global Perspective on Challenges and Opportunities of SRHR- Speakers: Prof Sarah Prager

Program and Policy Perspective on Challenges and Opportunities of SRHR Speakers: Dr. Melkamu Abte, Head, Amhara Regional Health Bureau head

Providers View on the Current Challenges and Opportunities of SRHR Speakers: Dr. Feleke Worku, Marie Stopes International Ethiopia

How is the Current Status of SRHR in Ethiopia in Addressing the Needs of People with Disabilities? Speakers: Mrs. Dibab Bacha, Ethiopian Women with Disability National Association

Professional Societies’ Role in Promoting SRHR Speakers: Dr. Malede Birara, Executive Board Bember of ESOG

An Innovation in Management of PPH Carbitocin Launch Speakers: Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Former president of FIGO

The legal Framework and the Gaps in Bridging the Medical and Legal Interface Speakers: Mr. Leuleselassie Liben, Federal Supreme Court: National Coordination Body  

The Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors and the Challenge Providers have in Addressing the Legal Side, Solomon Kombi, Former ESOG president

Linking the survivors to the continuum of care: the support given by sanctuary houses Speakers: Mrs. Maria Munir, Lawyer, Founder of the Association for Woman’s Sanctuary and Development (AWSAD))

The youth and Gender-Based Violence – The Scope and Depth of the Problem Speakers: Ms. Yordanos T. Wolde, Talent youth association

Coordination of efforts in addressing gender-based violence Speakers: Mrs. Yelfign Abegaz UN Women

Scientific Session

Abstracts Presented: Oral Presentations

Menstrual Hygiene- Speakers: Zinie Abita

Assessment of Dysmenorrhea, Its effects and Associated Factors among Female Medical Students: An Institution Based Cross Sectional Study- Speakers: Rediet Agonafer

Prevalence, indication, Type and Complication of Elective Hysterectomy in a Tertiary Hospital in Ethiopia- Speakers: Ermias Abate

Obstetrics and Gynecologic Patients' Attitudes towards Medical Students' Involvement in Their Care at Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Mekelle, Tigrai, Ethiopia- Speakers: Girum Aschalew

Predictors of Cervical Cancer Screening Uptake in Sub Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis- Speakers: Nigus Bililign

Vulnerability to Reproductive Health Risks among On-street Women in Shashemene Town, West Arsi Zone, Ethiopia- Speakers: Bewunetu Zewude

Reproductive Health Needs of Street Dwellers and Contribution of Stakeholders in Southern Ethiopia: A Mixed Study Design- Speakers: Negash Wakgari

Determining the Readiness of Health Centers to Provide Family Planning and Comprehensive Abortion Care services; Learning from FPbC- Tewodros

Adolescent Contraception and Abortion-Related Care: A Mixed Methods Study of Adolescents Aged 10-19 in Addis Ababa- Speakers: Malede Birara

Completion of Maternity Continuum of Care and Its Associated Factors among Post-partum Period Women in Motta Town and Hulet Eji Enesie District Northwest Ethiopia; 2019- Speakers: Speakers: Melak Hunie

Magnitude and Determinants of Obstetric Case Fatality Rates among Women with Direct Causes of Maternal Deaths in Ethiopia- Ayele Geleto

Effects of the Birthing Room Environment on Vaginal Births and Client-Centered Outcomes in Women at Term Planning a Vaginal Birth: a Multicentre RCT- Speakers: Ronja Ocker1

Why Do Some Ethiopian Women Give Birth at Home after Receiving Antenatal Care? Phenomenological Study- Speakers: Netsanet Abera

Prolonged Second Stage of Labor and Maternal-Neonatal Outcomes: A Retrospective Cohort Study- Speakers: Henok Kumsa

The Effect of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension and Multiple Pregnancies on Preterm Birth in Ethiopia:  A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis- Speakers: Getaneh Mulualem

Prevalence of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care Service at St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia- Speakers: Moges Agazhe

Survival of Live Born Babies by Gestational Age and Birth Weight for Age   0-60 days Among Deliveries at SPHMMC- Speakers: Delayehu Bekele

Determinants of Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes of Oligohydramnios after 37+0 Weeks of Gestation in Mekelle Public Hospitals, Northern Ethiopia- Speakers: Hale Teka

Incidence and Predictors of Surgical Site Infection Following Cesarean Section at Debre-Markos Referral Hospital in Amhara region, North-west Ethiopia: Prospective Cohort Study- Speakers: Daniel Bekele

Efficacy of Sublingual Misoprostol versus Oxytocin Drip for Induction of Labor in Term Premature Rupture of Membranes in Two Ethiopian Hospitals: A Quasi-Experimental Study Design- Speakers: Amenu Diriba

Survival of Live Born Babies by Gestational Age and Birth Weight for Age   0-60 days among Deliveries at SPHMMC- Speakers: Wondale Getinet

Perinatal and Maternal Outcomes of Oligohydramnios In Third Trimester Pregnancy- Speakers: Yismaw Yimam

Effects of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on Risk of Adverse Maternal Outcomes: A Prospective Cohort Study in Northwest Ethiopia- Speakers: Teshager Mersha

Poster Presentations

Lactating women have significantly lower hemoglobin concentration than their family members, a comparative cross sectional study- Birhanu Elfu Feleke

Heterotopic Pregnancy: Case Report- Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge in Resource-Limited Setting- Yoseph Techane

Prevalence and Associated Factors of Cevical Cancer among Women in Ethiopia- Dereje Zena

Group B Streptococci Carriage Rate and Serotype Distribution among Mother Newborn Dyads Attending Tikur Anbesa Specialized Hospital, Ethiopia- Mohammed Musa

Prevalence of perinatal asphyxia and its associated factors in Ethiopia; A systematic review and meta-Analysis- Moges Agazhe

A Case of Non-Puerperal Uterine Inversion in Reproductive Age- Getu Dinku

Risk Factors Associated with Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy in Nekemte Referral Hospital, from July 2015 to June 2017, Ethiopia: Case Control Study- Leta Hinkosa

A case of Advanced Unruptured  Cornual Pregnancy- Yitbarek Fantahun

Spontaneous Bilateral Tubal Pregnancy: A Case Report- Anberbir Girma

Midwives Practice in Adolescent Girls’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Ethiopia- Aster Teshome

27th Annual Conference

Pre-Conference CME Topics:

  • Hands on Training on Basic Obstetric Ultrasound, Speakers: Pro. Joan Masterobattista & Pro. Shifa Turan
  • Hands-on Training on Laparoscopy: Minimally invasive surgery, Speaker: Pro. Diana Curran
  • How to prepare for media interview and public speech : using our skill for advocacy in the era of litigation, Speaker: Tesfaye Woldeyohannes
  • Updates in the management of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, Speaker, Dr. Balkachew Negatu
  • Update on Ovulation induction (OI) for treatment of infertility, Speaker, Dr. Ibrahim Salih
  • The Pregnant Patient with Non-Obstetric Abdominal Pain: Workup and Management, Speaker, Dr. Jason Bell
  • Management of Post fistula repair urinary incontinence, Speaker, Dr. Fekade Ayenachew
  • Management of Advanced stages of Prolapse in young women who want to preserve their fertility, Speaker, Dr. Margaret MC Dougald
  • Overactive Bladder: Pathophysiology and Management, Speaker, Dr Rahel Nardos
  • Incontinence and Prolapse – A Physiotherapy Approach, Speaker, Angela N. Johanson
  • Update on methods for terminating second trimester pregnancy (2nd trimester abortion), Speaker, Dr. Jason Bell
  • Ethical opinions in OBGYN, Speaker, Prof. Peter Schwartz
  • Cardiologist's approach to Risk Assessment of  cardiac disease in pregnancy, Speaker, Dr. Dejuma Yadeta  
  • The pregnant cardiac patients: Cardiac catastrophes, Speaker Dr. Thut Teshome
  • Congenital Heart Disease ( Cyanotic Vs. Non-cyanotic ) in pregnancy, Speaker, Dr. Esubalew Woldeyes
  • Valvular disease of the heart in pregnancy, Speakers, Dr. J Igor Iruretagoyena and Dr. Dessalew Mekonnen
  • Controversies in anticoagulation in pregnancy, Speaker, Dr. J Igor Iruretagoyena 
  • Recent Progress in Inflammation Associated Preterm Birth and Neonatal Sepsis, Speaker, Pro. Catalin Buhimschi
  • Preeclampsia: research update, challenges and new opportunities, Speaker, Pro. Irina Buhimschi
  • Management of Rh-alloimmunisation, Speaker, Dr. Delayehu Bekele
  • Updates on the Management of contraception in women with medical conditions, Speaker, Dr. Sarah W. Prager
  • Update on approach to evaluation and management of female factor infertility, Speaker, Dr. Parul Katiyar
  • Management of ovarian cancer, Speaker, Pro. Christoph Thomssen 
  • Management of recurrent ovarian cancer, Speaker, Dr. Tadios Mekonnen
  • Vulvar cancer, Speaker, Dr. Tilman Lantzsch 
  • Chemotherapy in OBGYN oncology, Speaker, Dr. Abdu Yesuf Adem
  • Radiotherapy in OBGYN oncology, Speaker, Dr. Mathewos Assefa
  • How to approach pre-invasive lesions of the cervix, Speaker: Dr. Nancy Papendick
  • Palliative care in advanced Gyn oncology, Speaker, Dr. Debru Gubba
  • Fetal ultrasound, Speaker, Dr. J. Igor Iruretagovena

Abstracts Presented on the Conference:


  • Incidence of Gestational Hypertension and Progression towards Preeclampsia in Ethiopia, by Dr. Awol Yemane
  • Prevalence and patterns of Cardiovascular Diseases among Pregnant Mothers Attending Antenatal care at Saint Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, by Dr. Dawit Bacha 
  • Underreporting of Health facility maternal deaths in three Addis Ababa hospitals, Ethiopia, by Dr. Mahlet Yigeremu
  • Prevalence of intimate partner violence and associated factors among pregnant women residing in Gedeo zone, Southern Ethiopia: community based Cross-sectional, by Hirbaye Mokona
  • Comparison of pregnancy outcome after repeat caesarean delivery or trial of labour following single lower uterine segment caesarean section In three teaching hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A prospective cohort study, by Getachew Ahmed
  • Focused family planning counseling increases immediate Post-partum Intra Uterine Contraceptive Device uptake: A Quasi Experimental Study, by Dr. Muleta Befkene
  • Family planning utilization and associated factors among women attending psychiatric outpatient clinic, a cross-sectional study, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by Tigist Zerihun
  • Spatial clustering and determinants of women’s postnatal health checkup in Ethiopia: Results from the 2016 demographic and health survey, by Tesfahun Taddege
  • A cross sectional study of emergency obstetrics and gynecology cases referral status in tertiary hospital of northwest Ethiopia; the neglected half of hierarchical health care delivery system, by Dr. Ahmed Amdihun
  • Immediate Newborn Stabilization in a Low Resource Setting: Assessment of a Newborn Advanced Life Support (NALS) Nursing Team Saint Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by Tsinat Kifle
  • Molecular epidemiology of Human papillomaviruses from cervical samples in Ethiopia: A systematic review, by Awoke Derbie
  • Cervical lesions and its associated factors using visual inspection with acetic acid at a Referral Hospital in Ethiopia, by Awoke Derbie
  • Rapid increase in adherence to peri-operative infection prevention practices using a quality improvement program in Ethiopia, by Natnael Gebeyehu
  • Determinants of adverse pregnancy outcomes among mothers who gave birth from Jan 1-Dec 31/2015 in Jimma University specialized hospital, case control study, 2016, by Eyosias Yeshialem
  • Factors associated with low birth weight among babies born at Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia, Melese Seyoum
  • Mode of delivery among physicians practicing at a Teaching Hospital, Northern Ethiopia, by Dr. Hale Teka
  • The role of partner on fertility decision and utilization of contraceptives among women in four emerging regions of Ethiopia, by Dr. Wondimu Gudu
  • Magnitude of problematic alcohol use during pregnancy and associated factors among mothers visiting antenatal care unit at public health institutions, by Abate Dargie
  • Challenges of PMTCT service utilization in Amhara region: a comparative cross-sectional study, by Berhanu Elfu
  • Gestational Syphilis in Ethiopia, Meta-Analysis and Systemic Review, by Bekele Tesfaye
  • Azathioprine in recurrent IVF failure, by Ahmed Hussein
  • Characteristics of childhood sexual abuse and risky sexual behaviours: A meta-analysis, by Amanuel Alemu
  • Maternal, Perinatal and Labor Outcomes of High Dose versus Low Dose Oxytocin Regimen for Labor Induction in Four Hospitals of Ethiopia: A Multicenter Prospective Comparative Study, by Dr. Melese Gezahegn
  • Levels and correlates of knowledge and attitude on preconception care at public hospitals in Wolayita Zone, South Ethiopia, by Zemenu Yohannes
  • Survival status and predictor of mortality among premature neonate admitted to neonatal intensive care unit from 2013-2017 in Tikur Anbesa specialized hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2018, by Yared Asmare
  • Evaluation of a See and Treat Cervical Screening Programme in the Afar Region, by Dr Margaret McDougald


  • Spacial patterns and determinants of unmet need for family planning in Ethiopia: data from EDHS 2016, by Getiye Dejenu
  • Diprosopus assoicatd with Chiari II malformation and bilateral cleft lip and palate: case report and review of the literatures, by Dr. Melese Gezahegn
  • Evaluation of a see and test cervical screening program in the Afar Region, by Dr. Margaret McDouglad
  • Vesicouterine Fistula (Youssef’s Syndrome): A Case Report by Mohammode S.

  • Chronic Intracranial Subdural Hematoma after spinal Ansthesia for a parturient: a case report, by Mehari Bayable
  • Obstetric referrals at SPHMMC: pre-referral care and referral appropriateness, by Dr. Mustefa Negash
  • Pregnancy outcomes in multiparous women: does partity matter? A comparative study, by Tesfahun
  • Prevalence of intimate partner violence and assoicated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care in public health institutions of Debre Markos Town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018, by Zelalem Nigussie
  • Survivial status and predictors of mortality among breast cancer women at Black Lion Specialized Hospital, Adult Oncology Unit, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2018: A retrospective follow up study, by Wondimeneh Shibabaw

26th Annual Conference

26th Annual Conference of ESOG with Preconference CME Courses

Conference Theme: Ensuring the Quality and Access to Safe surgery in Obstetric and Gynecologic Practice in Ethiopia

Pre-Conference CMEs

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The 25th Annual Conference:

The 25th Annual Conference of ESOG

Conference Theme: SDGs: Opportunities and Challenges for Reproductive Health in Africa

Pre- Conference CME:

Basic Obstetrics Ultrasound Training (Hands-on Training): by Joan Mastrobattista MD, Professor, Shifa Turan, MD RDMS, Assistant Professor, Nasrin Benion, Lead Maternal-Fetal Medicine Sonographer

Hysteroscopy (Advancing your Skills in Operative and Office Hysteroscopy): by Robert K. Zurawin, Associate Professor

Update in Critical Care Medicine Relevant for Ob-Gyn Practice: by Haywood Brown, Professor

Writing Manuscripts: by Dr. Nancy Chescheir

Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis: by Dr. Nancy Chescheir

Infertility Management: by Dr. Robert Zurawin, Dr. Eyassu Mesfin, Dr. Mustfa Negash, Dr Eskinder Kebede

Perinatal and Neonatal Death Surveillance and Response: by Dr. Ruth Lawley, Dr. Tamiru Wondie, Dr. Abiy Seifu, Dr. Azmach Hadush, Dr. Dilayehu Bekele, Pro. Bogale Worku

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