The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) conducted a Training of Trainers (ToT) on E-Learning Instructional Design at Capital Hotel, Addis Ababa on July 16-19, 2018. The training was meant to provide trainers with skills necessary to develop E-Learning Instructional Materials.

Organized by the Continuing Medical Education (CME) committee under ESOG-ACOG-CIHRT Collaborative Project, the training brought trainees from ESOG, the Ethiopian Medical Association, the Federal Ministry of Health, the Ethiopian Public Health Association and other institutions. Experts from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) were providing the training.

With a full implementation of E-Learning Center, members and other health professionals will be able to attend CMEs online, from where they are. Skills acquired at the training will be used to develop E-Leaning materials to be used during E-Learning sessions.

The ESOG-ACOG collaborative project was launched in June, 2016 with the objective of addressing four thematic areas: Resident Ship, CME, Journal and Certification and Accreditation. The thematic areas to be addressed by the collaborative project later added three more areas to its list: IT, PR & Communication and Leadership Development. The issue of medical ethics was added later as yet another focus area of the project.

Roche Diagnostics in collaboration with St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC) and the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) conducted Women’s Health Forum 2018 at Radison Blue Hotel, Addis Ababa on July 12, 2018. Entitled- Doing Now What Patients Need Next, the event brought together participants from Addis Ababa and the regions, many of whom were ESOG’s members.

The event involved a series of CMEs on various topics. Epidemiology and prevention of female genital cancer, primary HPV DNA testing in cervical cancer screening, in vitro fertilization in low resource settings and noninvasive perinatal testing are some of the topics covered by different speakers mainly from Roche. A panel discussion was also held on Women’s Health.

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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.