A Continuing Medical Education (CME) entitled Current Issues in Medicine and Surgery: Update 2018 was conducted at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) on July 3-4, 2018. The CME was organized by the Ethio-American Doctors Group (EADG) and Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) in partnership with the American College of Surgeons and the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG).
The event brought together dozens of medical professionals both from home and the US. Also present was Dr. Amir Aman, minister of health who opened the event in the morning of July 3, 2018.
The CME sessions covered topics ranging from Medical Ethics and Professionalism to Cancer Care; from Critical Care Issues to Updates in Ob-Gyn; from Surgical Oncology to Emergency Disaster Preparedness and many more. The sessions were being delivered by professional speakers both from home and abroad.
EADG was legally incorporated as a C-Corp (for profit) in North Carolina on May 26, 2011, for the purpose of establishing a center of excellence, internationally accredited tertiary hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. EADG has grown from 12 to over 250+ physician members. The group functions with objectives of building and operate a center of excellence, comprehensive, multi-specialty hospital; establishing an economically sustainable hospital while maintaining high ethical standards, compassion and accountability; achieving a Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation to become a regional, and eventually international, hub for medical tourism and transferring medical skills and experiences to medical staff and other health personnel in the region.