Annual Conferences

The 18th Annual Conference:

Conference Theme: Magnesium Sulphate for Prevention of Eclampsia Related Mortality 
Issues addressed on the panel discussion include: 
Profile of preeclampsia/eclampsia in Ethiopia - A Review of the available literature: by Birhanu Kebede
Pharmacology of Magnesium Sulphate in the management of Preeclampsia/Eclampsia: by Professor Eyasu Mekonnen 
The FMoH – UNICEF Initiative to Introduce Magnesium Sulphate therapy by 2010: by Ato Samuel Hadera
Clinical Guide for the Administration of Magnesium Sulphate in the Management of Preeclampsia/Eclampsia: by Dr. Kassahun Kiros
Newborn Health Status in Ethiopia; Why Obstetricians Should Care: by Dr. Samuel Teshome
Scientific papers presented: 
A Multi-Centre Retrospective Cohort Study in HIV-Infected Children: by Dr. Yifru Berhan
Cord blood banking & Transplantation: by Dr Ri Min Sakh 
3rd &4th degree perineal tear managed in Addis Ababa Hamlin Fistula Hospital, Ethiopia: a cases series study: by Dr. Habtemariam Tekle
New Development in Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital: by Mr. Mark Bennett 
A Five-Year Retrospective Study of Vulvovaginal and oral candidiasis at the Mycology Referral   Laboratory of EHNRI, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: by  Negga Asamene1, Mekonen Getahun, Surafel Fentaw, 1 Theodros Getachew,1 Meseret Assefa 1 EndriMohammed1, Samuel kinde,2 Kasu Desta2
Pregnancy outcomes in a previously repaired obstetric fistula patients: by Habtemariam Tekle*, prof. Gordon William, Dereje Ayle. 

The 17th Annual Conference:

Conference Theme: The Future of Obstetric and Gynaecologic Care in Ethiopia
Issues addressed on the panel discussion include: 
National EmONC Assessment-Ethiopia: by Dr. Barbara Kwast. 
Obstetric and Gynecologic Practice in Ethiopia-Status and Prospects: by Dr. Mekonnen Kebede. 
Obstetric and Gynecologic Education in Ethiopia: by Dr. Nebreed Fisseha. 
International Experiences of Obstetric and Gynecologic Education of relevance to Ethiopia: by Prof. Lukman Yusuf. 
Graduate Program at AAU/MF-Viewpoints from Recent Graduates: by Dr. Abdu Mengesha. 
Medico legal issues of relevance to Health Care Providers: by Dr. Ato Abebe Asamere.
ESOG and the Obstetric and Gynecologic profession in Ethiopia: by Dr. Iyasu H/Selassie. 
Msc Training in Emergency Obstetric and Surgery and the Obstetric and Gynecologic Profession:by Dr.Yifru Berhan
Scientific papers presented: 
Cost-effectiveness analysis of clinic specialist outreach project in Ethiopia: by Abeba Mekonen, Tilahun Nigatu, Yibeltal Kifle 
Ureterovaginal fistulae following obstetric and gynecological intervention in Ethiopia from 2004-2009: by Professor G. Williams, Dr Rahel Nardos, S. Broughton, Dr Haile Mariam and Dr Habte Mariam.
Safe Motherhood Initiative - A Success and a Challenge Attat Hospital Experience 1987-2008: by Sister Elaine Kohls, MMS, MSc
New Innovations for Cervical Cancer Screening Liquid Based cytology (LBC): the current situation: by Misrak Teshome
Mother-Support-Group Initiation and Scale-Up in Ethiopia’s PMTCT Program: by Patricia MCLAUGHLIN, Hanna Tesama, Solomon Hagos
Contribution of private facilities in national PMTCT program: by Dr. Daniel Kindie
ACCESS Program activities and its role in EONC: by Dr. Nebreed Fesseha

The 16th Annual Conference:

Conference theme: PMTCT Current Status in Ethiopia.
Issues addressed on the panel discussion include:
New national PMTCT guideline: by Dr. Leuleseged Johannes
Identifying HIV positive women- opt out testing and counseling for PMTCT: by Dr. Tigistu Adamu
Expansion of PMTCT services into the private sector: by Dr. Eyasu Mesfin
JHU- TSEHAI’s PMTCT Expansion Experience: by Dr. Daniel Bisetegn
PMTCT and Nutrition: by Dr. Hanna Nekatibeb
PMTCT Mother-to-Mother Support Group Experience of Intrahealth Ethiopia: by    Dr. Yetnayet Asfaw
Scientific papers presented: 
Hemorrhage: The Role of Misoprostol: by Dr. Tesfanesh Belay, Dr.Ndola Prata, Atnafu Setegn DKT Ethiopia; Dr. Yilma Melkamu, Dr.Tekle-Ab Mekibib,
We can prevent mortality and morbidity from Preeclampsia: by Harshad Sanghvi
Audit of Obstetrician-Gynecologists in Ethiopia: by Dr. Asheber Gaym
Supporting Accelerated Health Officer Training in Maternal Newborn Care, ACCESS, Experience in Eight Affiliated Hospitals: by Dr. Nebreed Fesseha 
Outreach ANC and PMTCT as a model to increase coverage in Ethiopia: by Daniel Bisetenge, Daniel Kinde, Edris, Melesse, Girma Tesfaye, Meg C. Doherty  JHU TSEHAI, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, USA

The 15th Annual Conference:

Conference theme:  Implementing Best Practices: The Way Forward
Presentations: 
IMPLANTS: what is new? by Dr. Ayele Debebe
Past Reproductive Performance and its correlation with current prenatal mortality by Dr. Solomon Tilahun 
Barrier to accessing emergency contraception among victims of sexual assault in Addis Ababa by Dr. Munir Kassa 
KAP of physicians on Hormone replacement therapy by Dr. Dawit Desalegn 
Gender based violence among high school girls in Addis Ababa by Dr. Gelane Lelissa 
A 5 year retrospective review of maternal mortality at Ambo Hospital by Dr. Herpassa Garamssa 
Early Medical Abortion by Dr. Helena von Hertzen
Making products available for medical abortion by Peter Hall
Summary of the new classification of Obstetric vesical and rectal Fistulae by Dr. Biruk Tafesse
Female genital mutilation and obstetric outcomes: WHO multi-center collaborative study by Dr Guyo Jaldesa & Dr Mohamed EL Fadi
Issues addressed on the panel discussion include: 
Ethiopia’s Population Growth and its implications for achieving selected MDGs, ,by Dr Assefa Hailemariam ,SRC/AAU
The Future of RH in Ethiopia: Policies, Strategies and Action Plans  , ,by Dr Ayele Debebe ,Head, Family health Department, MoH
Upcoming Human Resource Issues in Health , ,by Ato Yohannes Tadesse, Health Training Department, MoH
International SRH Perspectives and their Implication to the Future of SRH in Ethiopia, ,by Dr Monique Rakotomalala UNFPA Representative 
Gender policies and action plans:  inference  to the Future of SRH in Ethiopia , ,by W/o Atsede Guta, Ministry of Women’s Affairs
Young Gynecologists perspective and expectations of the future. , , by Dr Lia Tadesse, Consultant, Obs-Gyn, ESOG
SRHR and the Legal Implications , by W/o Mahider Paulos, EWLA