Two teams representing Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) met with the Ethiopian Minister of Health, H.E. Professor Yifru Birhan on Tuesday, June 5, 2017. The meeting, which was conducted at the Minister’s office, aimed at briefing the Minster on the progress of the ESOG-ACOG Collaborative Project.
The ESOG-ACOG collaborative project was launched in June, 2016 with the objective of addressing four thematic areas: Resident Ship, CME, Journal and Examination Certification and Accreditation. The thematic areas to be addressed by the collaborative project later added three more areas to its list: E-learning and Resource Center, PR & Communication and Leadership Development. The issue of medical ethics was added later as yet another focus area of the project.
Dr. Dereje Negussie, president of ESOG, Dr. Balkachew Nigatu, vice president of ESOG represented the ESOG side while ACOG was represented by Dr. Peter Shwartz, Dr. Rebecca McAlister and Dr. Diana Lauren. Also present was Dr. Birhanu Tadesse, lube between the two teams for the collaborative project.
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) conducted a two day Program Directors’ School Training at Friendship Hotel, Addis Ababa from June 5 to 6, 2017.
The training, which was opened by a welcoming speech by Dr. Getachew Tolera, human resource directorate director at the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and Dr. Dereje Negussie, president of ESOG, brought together about 24 attendees from 12 universities and medical colleges.
Attendees were from 12 of the universities where Ob-Gyn residency programs are up and running and two other institutions.
Topics covered during the training include Mentoring Residents; Residency Program Orientation; Resident Selection, Retention and Attrition; Curriculum Design and Basics; Motivating Faculty to Be Effective Teachers; Academic and Technical Remediation for Residents in Trouble and more. Dr. Peter Shwartz, Dr. Rebecca McAlister and Dr. Diana Lauren, all from ACOG and Dr. Balkachew Nigatu of ESOG took turns in covering the topics. Also present was Dr. Birhanu Taye, lube.
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) have conducted the annual leadership meeting in Washington DC from May 2 through 4, 2017. During the event the annual activities were reviewed and year two activities and action points were agreed. The first year activity review was found to be successfully accomplished as in the plan.
The meeting was attended by ACOG leadership: Tom Gillehose, president, Barbra Levey, v. president, Carla Eckardt, director of the global women health, Dr. Berhanu Tadesse Taye, program director, Prof. Doglas Lube, Prof. Bert Paterson. Hannan A., program specialist of ESOG-ACOG Program, and Elizabeth O’Connell, MPIA, director of development. The Center for International Reproductive Health Training (CIRHT) was also represented by Jenet Hall, and Olivia. Led by the President of ESOG, Dr. Dereje Negussie, the Ethiopian team brought Dr. Balkachew Nega, vice president of ESOG, Mengistu H. Mariam, Dr. Muhdin Abdo, Dr. Mahlet Yigeremu, (all board members) and Dr. Abdulfetah Abdulkadir of the CME Committee.
The event also involved the Annual Clinical Meeting (ACM) of ACOG, which was conducted in San Diego from May 6 through 9, 2017. Five of the leadership team and eight more members of ESOG have attended the event. CMEs, panel discussions, and the presidential inauguration of Dr. Heywood Brown were all part of the main event.
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