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.
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG,) in collaboration with the Center for International Reproductive Health Training (CIRHT), has organized a credited pre-conference Continuing Medical Education (CME) for all clinicians who provide reproductive health services. The conference entitled- The Africa Regional Conference on Abortion: From Research to Policy is to be held at Hilton Hotel on November 29, 2016 from 9AM through 4:30PM. The CMEswill cover a variety of topics ranging from Second trimester abortion updates and research in the context of abortion to quality of care in the context of abortion.
Residency Training Meeting was conducted among officials representing the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). This is the first meeting between the two institutions after the launch of the project- Enhancing Medical Education and Residency Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Ethiopia, which saw an ESOG/ACOG collaboration.
The meeting saw discussions on the current status of trainings in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob-Gyn) in Ethiopia and a review of the US system including the roles of Council Residency Education in Ob-Gyn (CREOG), the American Board of Ob-Gyn and the Accreditation Council on Graduate medical Education (ACGME).
The two days meeting did not conclude without thorough discussions on the needs to build successful residency programs regarding equipments, faculty recruitment and development, educational resources, partner institutions and needs assessment.
The launch of the project, which aimed at boosting the quality of Ob-Gyn trainings in Ethiopia, came after two successful meetings between delegates of the Society and the College. The first meeting took place in Washington D. C. on December 4 and 5, 2015. The second meeting, which happened here in Addis Ababa on February 13 and 14, 2016, brought the project closer to realization.