The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) honored two of its senior members, Professor Lukman Yusuf and Dr. Yirgu G.Hiwot, with a Life Time Achievement Award. The award was handed out as a part of an opening ceremony to the 25th Annual Conference of ESOG and its Silver Jubilee Celebration and the 2nd Annual Conference of the African Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Capital Hotel and Spa on the evening of Thursday, February 2, 2017.
A quick look at the curriculum vitae of these two professionals proves that the award is deservedly achieved. Dozens of original articles under their names, dozens of abstracts, presentations and reviews; community and public services in various institutions; authorship and contributions to various books, brochures and guidelines, Professor Lukman and Dr. Yirgu have spent the time of their lives dedicated to improve reproductive health in Ethiopia.
Dr. Yirgu has also served ESOG as its president for two terms and honorary secretary. He was also the president of the Ethiopian Medical Association and was AFOG’s founding president. Currently he is an officer of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the first from sub-Saharan Africa to be nominated for such post. Moreover he is also board member for IPAS International.
Series of CMEs Conducted
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) conducted a series Continuing Medical Educations (CMEs) on various topics at Black Lion Hospital, St. Paul Millennium Medical College (SPMMC) and Capital Hotel and Spa beginning February 1, 2017. As introductory to the 25th Annual Conference and Silver Jubilee Celebration of ESOG and the 2nd Annual Conference of the African Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AFOG), a number of preconference CMEs were also conducted and attended by members of the Society and other health professionals.
February 1 saw hands on training on Basic Obstetric Ultrasound at SPMMC while Black Lion was hosting one on Operative Hysteroscopy.
February 2 was well packed with a number of CMEs at Capital Hotel and Spa including Updatein Critical Care Medicine, Writing Manuscripts and Systematic Reviews, Family Planning: Long Acting and Permanent Methods, Infertility Management, Perinatal and Newborn Death, Surveillance and Response, Evaluation to Approach to the Treatment of Endometrial Cancer and , Update on Cervical Cancer, Update on Surgical Management of UVP, Monochorionic, Twins, Second Trimester Anomaly Scan and HPV Vaccine.
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) has successfully concluded the 25th Annual Conference and Silver Jubilee Celebration, which was conducted at Capital Hotel and Spa on February 2-4, 2017. The event was also accompanied by the 2nd Annual Conference of the African Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AFOG).
Themed- SDGS: Challenges and Opportunities for RH in Africa, the event brought together hundreds of gynecologists, obstetricians and other health professionals from Ethiopia, Africa and beyond. Dignitaries include Dr. Kebede Worku, state minster for the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Dereje Negussie, president of ESOG, Professor Ladapo A. Ladipo, president of AFOG, Dr. Yirgu G.Hiwot, officer for the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FIGO), Dr. Heywood Brown, president elect for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), among others.
Well colored by an opening ceremony and reception on the evening of Thursday February 2, the three days event saw more than 70 scientific presentations, Continuing Medical Educations (CMEs), exhibitions, discussions and deliberations.
During on the opening ceremony a Life Time Achievement Award was also handed out to two members of ESOG. Dr. Yirgu and Professor Lukman Yusuf received the awards for their lifelong contributions in obstetrics and gynecology both in their professional careers and their participations in dozens of studies.
A new song that celebrates the achievements of ESOG in maternal and children’s health was also made public during the opening ceremony.
The panel on the theme of the event brought to the stage Dr. Yirgu, Professor. Ladapo and Dr. Azmach Hadush of the World Health Organization (WHO), to share views on the national, continental and global perspectives of SDGs. Chaired by Professor Lukman the presentations were followed by discussions.
The event was concluded with success on Saturday February 4, 2017.
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