Invitation to attend the 24th annual conference
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are now making our final preparations to conduct the 24th Annual Conference of the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) colorfully at Hilton Addis Hotel in Addis Ababa, from Monday February 15- Wednesday 17, 2016.
This year’s annual conference is organized to be memorable and one of the best in its kind as we have finished our last laps of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and reorganizing our efforts to the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
There will be a panel discussion on: From MDGs to SDGs- Re-invigorating the Roles of ESOG. Distinguished panelists will speak on the unfinished agenda of MDG5, the role of ESOG and overview of SDGs.
Two Pre-Congress parallel Continuing Medical Education (CMEs) and one post-conference CME is also organized. There will be 16 papers to be presented in the scientific secession.
The usual social event of cocktail dinner will give you an opportunity to network with your colleagues and partners working in Reproductive Health (RH) sector in Ethiopia and abroad.
Please come and join us and be enriched by the science and friendship that the ESOG Annual Conference has to offer. I believe this experience will re-energize you to provide the best to the women and newborns under your care.
With my sincere regards,
Dereje Negussie, MD/ Obgyn, PgD-RM, MPH
Consultant Obstetrician / Gynecologist and Senior Public health Specialist
President, Executive board of the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG)
Executive committee member and honorary treasurer of the African Federation of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AFOG)
Sexual violence model clinics which were operational as of August, 2014 at Ayder Referral Hospital, Jimma University Specialized Hospital and Gondar University were handed over to the respective universities and hospitals by the end of December, 2015. The model clinics were funded by UNFPA.
A collaborative meeting was held between a delegation from the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) and their counterparts from the American Congress Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) on December 4 and 5, 2015. The joint meeting was held on issues of collaboration and experience sharing for the realization of the Ethiopian College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ECOG).
“We had a great discussion and dialogue and are well positioned to move forward in a meaningful way,” reads the email shared to our newsletter by ACOG’s team. “ESOG and ACOG will work together on this priority in 2 – 5 years.”
The joint communique also shares the immediate plan ahead. Accordingly, Dr. Dereje Negussie ESOG’s president and Dr. Vineeta Gupta from ACOG will serve as point persons. There will be a captain from ACOG and one from ESOG assigned to each major area of work. Each Co-Captain will be responsible for completing a draft work plan for their designated theme.
During the process of completing the draft work plan, the Co-Captains should estimate the resources that might be needed so craft preliminary budgets can be drafted.
Once completed, the draft work plan for each theme will be submitted to the organization’s point person for compilation.
“Ideally, by January 15th, 2016, we should have a Draft Work Plan and Preliminary Budget,” reads the
Moreover, ESOG’s Dr. Mengistu Hailemariam and Dr. Yirgu Gebrehiwot will be captaining the residence program along with ACOG’s Jan Chapin. Dr. Abdulfetah Abudulkadir from ESOG and Dr. Vineeta Gupta and Dr. Barbara Levy of ACOG will serve as captains of the Continuous Medical Education (CME) theme.
The new College’s Journal will be headed by Dr. Yirgu, the editor-in-chief of The Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health, ESOG’s biannual publication and Dr. Bert Peterson of ACOG. The theme of Individual Certification, on the other hand, is to be headed by Dr. Dereje and Jan.
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