A joint leadership meeting was conducted between the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Center for International Reproductive Health Training (CIRHT) at Hilton Hotel on November 29, 2016. The meeting aimed at reviewing progress and informing the leadership team on the program to date.
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 have added three more areas to its list: E-learning and Resource Center, PR & Communication and Leadership Development.
The flagship project to improve medical education particularly in ob-gyn residency program in Ethiopia is in line with the priorities in the Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP), Dr. Dereje Negussie, president of ESOG, noted in his welcoming address.
The meeting saw reports from Residency Committee; Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee and Journal Committee. The reports also addressed issues related to residency program implementation challenges and certification and accreditation and leadership development activity along with discussions and more.
Training of Trainers (ToT) was conducted on Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the project office of the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) on November 28, 2016. The one day training was part of the collaboration project between ESOG and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). ESOG CME Experiences, Planning a CME Meeting, Types of CME Meetings and Credit Assessment, Selecting CME Topics, Selecting CME Faculty and Next Steps were the topics covered by the training sessions and discussions conducted. The ToT brought together 14 participants from ESOG members, CME Committee members, ACOG, Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA) and Ethiopian Thoracic Society (ETS).
A Preconference Continuing Medical Education (CME) was conducted at Hilton Hotel on November 29, 2016. The conference headlined African Regional Conference on Abortion was conducted on the following three days, November 30 through December 2, 2016. The preconference CME was organized by Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and the Center for International Reproductive Health Training (CIRHT). Attendees of the CME were all clinicians working on reproductive health including ESOG members. Topics covered during the CME included 2nd Trimester Abortion Updates, Research in the Context of Abortion and Quality of Care in the Context of Abortion. Each topic with its detailed discussion was held for an hour and 30 minutes.
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