Annual Conferences

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

The 14th Annual Conference:

Pre-conference workshop: Two weeks training of research proposal Development
Presentations: 
Androgen insensitivity syndrome by Dr Dereje Negussie
An unusual case of cervical Dystocia by Dr Samson Jema
Determinants of VCT uptake among pregnant women attending two ANC clinics in Addis  Ababa city: by Dr Paulos Maedot 
Introduction to pediatric gynecology by  Prof  M.S. Banerjee 
Advanced abdominal pregnancy by Dr. Wondwossen Belete
Management of Preterm premature Rupture of membranes by Prof. M.S Banerjee/Dr.     Nebreed Fisseha 
Conference theme:  Implementing Best Practices: The Way Forward
Issues addressed on the panel discussion include: 
What is IBP? and ESOG’s best practices  by Dr Yirgu G/Hiowt, ESOG
Making pregnancy safer program best practices by Dr Ayele Debebe ,MOH-WHO
Engendered health’s best RH experiences by Dr Gelila kidane,Country Director ,Engender Health
Lessons learned in implementing and improving Post Abortion Care services by Dr Takele Geressu ,Senior program officer, IPAS, Ethiopia
Taking PMTCT services from Facility to Community  by Cristina Ruden, Country Director,  INTRAHEALTH, Ethiopia
Preventing FGM: experiences from the afar region by Dr Sitotaw Abagare,Care Ethiopia
Leading and Managing Change, and taking Sound Innovations to Scale by Jerker Liljestrand, Assistant professor, Lund university, Sweden