Annual Conferences

29th Annual Conference

Pre-Conference CMEs

  • Role of Ultrasound in Prediction and Prevention of Spontaneous Preterm Labor- Speaker: Badreldeen Ahmed
  • Preinvasive disease of the lower genital tract- Speaker: Alan Waxman and Andrea Milbourne
  • Menopausal care management- Speaker: Jaideep Malhotra
  • Non-Surgical Treatment Options for myoma- Speaker: Narendra Malhotra
  • Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis-Speaker: Hesborn Wao
  • Updates on the Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse- Speaker: Rahel Nardos
  • Innovatice Approaches for pharmacologic studies in pregnant and lactating women- Speaker: Ahizechukwu Eke
  • Fascinating Function of Fetal Brain- how modern 4D ultrasound visualize them- Speaker: Asim Kurjak
  • Ultrasonic Assessment of Recurrent Miscarriage- Speaker: Hesham Arab
  • MRI and USG image correlation with laparoscopic findings in endometriosis, what has the experience shown- Speaker: Rodrigo Ayala
  • Placenta Accreta- Speaker: Ana Bianchi
  • Perinatal Cytomegalovirus Infection: Risks, Diagnosis, Prevention and Management- Speaker: Marina Degtyareva
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding and its evaluation- Speaker: Adi Katz
  • Medical, social and ethical issues of prenatal screening and diagnosis- Speaker: Giovanni Monni
  • Bloodless Medicine- Speaker: William Onyebeke
  • Humanistic Approach to Surgery- Speaker: Ben Schwartz
  • Why Fetal Heart Should Be Part of Routine Examination- Speaker: Cihat Sen
  • Limits of viability: ethical and medical aspects- Speaker: Milan Stanojevic
  • Ultrasound in Fetal Thoracic Anomalies- Speaker: Radu Vladareanu
  • IUGR baby: The pendulum swings- Speaker: Ivica Zalud
  • RH alloimmunization : opportunities and Challenges- Speaker: Wondimu Gudu
  • Evaluation and management plan/algorism of infertile couples- Speaker: Jaideep Mlhotra
  • Diagnosis and management of mullerien anomalies- Speaker: Narendra Malhotra
  • GTD: Management of High -Risk, & Recurrent/Refractory Disease-Speaker: Rahel Ghebre
  • Principle of chemotherapy in gynecology malignancy- Speaker: Christof Thomssen
  • Pharmacotherapeutic dilemmas in Obstetrics: Lessons from HIV and Preeclampsia- Speaker: Ahizechukwu Eke
  • Normal Fetal Heart Anatomy- Speaker: Shifa Turan
  • First and second trimester anatomy- Speaker: Joan Mastrobattista
  • Ultrasound evaluation for fetal aneuploidy in the first and second trimesters- Speaker: Joan Mastrobattista
  • Updates on contraceptives (Especially new generation)- Speaker: Sara Prager
  • Updates on 2nd-trimester surgical termination of pregnancy- Speaker: Sara Prager
  • Ethical Aspects in the Distribution of Covid Vaccine- Speaker: Peter Schwartz
  • “The Congo Red test: A novel approach to diagnosing preeclampsia "- Speaker: Irina A. Buhimschi, and Gelila K. Goba

Scientific Session

28th Annual Conference

Preconference CMEs

Hands-on Training on Basic Obstetric Ultrasound Venue- Speaker: Professors Joan Mastrobattista, Turan Shifa and Nasrin Benion (sonographer)

Hands-on Training on Laparoscopy- Speaker:  Professor Diana Curran

Hands on training on Advanced Operative Obstetrics Venue- Speakers: 1. Elham Baghestan, 2. Kim Hinshaw, Professor 3. Jörg Kessler, Professor, 4. Torvid Kiserud, 5.Ferenc Macsali, Consultant,

Vaginal breech delivery - when it gets difficult- Speaker: Ferenc Machali

Alternative birth positions in breech delivery- Speaker:  Jørg Kessler

Hands-on training, breech- Speaker:  Hinshaw, Macsali, Kessler, Baghestan

Anal sphincter injury; diagnosis, treatment, counseling- Speaker: Elham Baghestan

Twin delivery - on the outlook for trouble- Speaker: Jørg Kessler

Hands-on training, twin (combined version, extraction)- Speaker:  Kessler, Hinshaw, Baghestan, Macsali 

Placenta accreta/percreta - conservative or surgical treatment- Speaker: Jørg Kessler

Uterine rupture- Speaker: Torvid Kiserud

Cervical cancer screening Speaker: Dr. Dawit Desalegn 

Cancer Guidelines Navigator Speaker: Dr. Roy Vergis, MD

Management of obstetric anal sphincter injuries Speaker: Dr. William Kobak (OASIS)

Planning your family- An Update on LARC and Permanent Contraception Speaker: Dr. Ferid Abbas

Empowering the OBGYN physicians as advocates for WASH in healthcare facilities Speaker: Dr. Pratima Gupta, MD FACOG, UCSD, University of California, San Diego

Management of advanced ovarian cancer Speakers: Prof. Christoph Thomssen

Radiotherapy in OBGYN oncology- Speaker:  Dr. Edom Seife ( MD, Clinical Oncologist)

Hereditary gynecologic malignancies- Speaker: Dr. Rahel Gebre

Sacrospinus ligament suspension surgical steps and its indication- Speaker:  Dr. Rahel Nardos

Urinary incontinence workup and treatment- Speaker Dr. Lopa Pandya

Diagnosis and management of ureteric injury- Speaker:  Dr. Fekade Ayanachew 

Make Contraceptive Methods: Current and Future Approaches- Speaker Dr. Sarah W. Prager

Ethics of global health mission- Speaker:  Professor Peter Schwartz

Research data analysis plan and research data management- Speaker: Dr. Mekitie Wondafrash

A novel surgical method for treatment of Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS)- Speaker: Professor Ozhan Shifa

FIGO Updates   on preeclampsia screening- Speaker: Dr Balkachew Nigatu 

Empowering the OBGYN physicians as advocates for WASH in healthcare facilities- Speaker: Pratima Gupta

Cancer Guidelines Navigator- Speaker: Dr. Roy Vergis, MD

Ultrasound Evaluation of Fetal Aneuploidy in the First and Second Trimesters- Speaker: Joan Mastrobattista

Updates on prenatal screening and results of genetic testing after amniocentesis- Speaker:  Dr Zewdu Terefework (M.Sc, Ph.D)

Identification and Management of IUGR- Speaker:  Torvid Kiserud

Heart Disease during Pregnancy: Global and Local Perspectives- Speaker: Dr. Joan Briller, Cardiologist

Updates on the current status and future of IVF in Ethiopia- Speaker: Dr. Mustefa Negash

Management of endometriosis- Speaker:  Professor Diana Curran 

2nd trimester abortion care: current status and approaches- Speaker:  Dr. Sara W. Prager

Clinical management of fetal growth restriction (FGR) - Speaker:  Ozhan Turan/ Shifa Tura

Complications of twin pregnancy - Speaker:  Ozhan Turan/ Shifa Turan

Conference Panels

Global Perspective on Challenges and Opportunities of SRHR- Speakers: Prof Sarah Prager

Program and Policy Perspective on Challenges and Opportunities of SRHR Speakers: Dr. Melkamu Abte, Head, Amhara Regional Health Bureau head

Providers View on the Current Challenges and Opportunities of SRHR Speakers: Dr. Feleke Worku, Marie Stopes International Ethiopia

How is the Current Status of SRHR in Ethiopia in Addressing the Needs of People with Disabilities? Speakers: Mrs. Dibab Bacha, Ethiopian Women with Disability National Association

Professional Societies’ Role in Promoting SRHR Speakers: Dr. Malede Birara, Executive Board Bember of ESOG

An Innovation in Management of PPH Carbitocin Launch Speakers: Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Former president of FIGO

The legal Framework and the Gaps in Bridging the Medical and Legal Interface Speakers: Mr. Leuleselassie Liben, Federal Supreme Court: National Coordination Body  

The Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors and the Challenge Providers have in Addressing the Legal Side, Solomon Kombi, Former ESOG president

Linking the survivors to the continuum of care: the support given by sanctuary houses Speakers: Mrs. Maria Munir, Lawyer, Founder of the Association for Woman’s Sanctuary and Development (AWSAD))

The youth and Gender-Based Violence – The Scope and Depth of the Problem Speakers: Ms. Yordanos T. Wolde, Talent youth association

Coordination of efforts in addressing gender-based violence Speakers: Mrs. Yelfign Abegaz UN Women

Scientific Session

Abstracts Presented: Oral PresentationsMenstrual Hygiene Management and Associated Factors among High School Girls in Finote Selam Town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2019- Speakers: Zinie Abita

Poster Presentations

27th Annual Conference

Pre-Conference CME Topics:

  • Hands on Training on Basic Obstetric Ultrasound, Speakers: Pro. Joan Masterobattista & Pro. Shifa Turan
  • Hands-on Training on Laparoscopy: Minimally invasive surgery, Speaker: Pro. Diana Curran
  • How to prepare for media interview and public speech : using our skill for advocacy in the era of litigation, Speaker: Tesfaye Woldeyohannes
  • Updates in the management of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, Speaker, Dr. Balkachew Negatu
  • Update on Ovulation induction (OI) for treatment of infertility, Speaker, Dr. Ibrahim Salih
  • The Pregnant Patient with Non-Obstetric Abdominal Pain: Workup and Management, Speaker, Dr. Jason Bell
  • Management of Post fistula repair urinary incontinence, Speaker, Dr. Fekade Ayenachew
  • Management of Advanced stages of Prolapse in young women who want to preserve their fertility, Speaker, Dr. Margaret MC Dougald
  • Overactive Bladder: Pathophysiology and Management, Speaker, Dr Rahel Nardos
  • Incontinence and Prolapse – A Physiotherapy Approach, Speaker, Angela N. Johanson
  • Update on methods for terminating second trimester pregnancy (2nd trimester abortion), Speaker, Dr. Jason Bell
  • Ethical opinions in OBGYN, Speaker, Prof. Peter Schwartz
  • Cardiologist's approach to Risk Assessment of  cardiac disease in pregnancy, Speaker, Dr. Dejuma Yadeta  
  • The pregnant cardiac patients: Cardiac catastrophes, Speaker Dr. Thut Teshome
  • Congenital Heart Disease ( Cyanotic Vs. Non-cyanotic ) in pregnancy, Speaker, Dr. Esubalew Woldeyes
  • Valvular disease of the heart in pregnancy, Speakers, Dr. J Igor Iruretagoyena and Dr. Dessalew Mekonnen
  • Controversies in anticoagulation in pregnancy, Speaker, Dr. J Igor Iruretagoyena 
  • Recent Progress in Inflammation Associated Preterm Birth and Neonatal Sepsis, Speaker, Pro. Catalin Buhimschi
  • Preeclampsia: research update, challenges and new opportunities, Speaker, Pro. Irina Buhimschi
  • Management of Rh-alloimmunisation, Speaker, Dr. Delayehu Bekele
  • Updates on the Management of contraception in women with medical conditions, Speaker, Dr. Sarah W. Prager
  • Update on approach to evaluation and management of female factor infertility, Speaker, Dr. Parul Katiyar
  • Management of ovarian cancer, Speaker, Pro. Christoph Thomssen 
  • Management of recurrent ovarian cancer, Speaker, Dr. Tadios Mekonnen
  • Vulvar cancer, Speaker, Dr. Tilman Lantzsch 
  • Chemotherapy in OBGYN oncology, Speaker, Dr. Abdu Yesuf Adem
  • Radiotherapy in OBGYN oncology, Speaker, Dr. Mathewos Assefa
  • How to approach pre-invasive lesions of the cervix, Speaker: Dr. Nancy Papendick
  • Palliative care in advanced Gyn oncology, Speaker, Dr. Debru Gubba
  • Fetal ultrasound, Speaker, Dr. J. Igor Iruretagovena

Abstracts Presented on the Conference:


  • Incidence of Gestational Hypertension and Progression towards Preeclampsia in Ethiopia, by Dr. Awol Yemane
  • Prevalence and patterns of Cardiovascular Diseases among Pregnant Mothers Attending Antenatal care at Saint Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, by Dr. Dawit Bacha 
  • Underreporting of Health facility maternal deaths in three Addis Ababa hospitals, Ethiopia, by Dr. Mahlet Yigeremu
  • Prevalence of intimate partner violence and associated factors among pregnant women residing in Gedeo zone, Southern Ethiopia: community based Cross-sectional, by Hirbaye Mokona
  • Comparison of pregnancy outcome after repeat caesarean delivery or trial of labour following single lower uterine segment caesarean section In three teaching hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A prospective cohort study, by Getachew Ahmed
  • Focused family planning counseling increases immediate Post-partum Intra Uterine Contraceptive Device uptake: A Quasi Experimental Study, by Dr. Muleta Befkene
  • Family planning utilization and associated factors among women attending psychiatric outpatient clinic, a cross-sectional study, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by Tigist Zerihun
  • Spatial clustering and determinants of women’s postnatal health checkup in Ethiopia: Results from the 2016 demographic and health survey, by Tesfahun Taddege
  • A cross sectional study of emergency obstetrics and gynecology cases referral status in tertiary hospital of northwest Ethiopia; the neglected half of hierarchical health care delivery system, by Dr. Ahmed Amdihun
  • Immediate Newborn Stabilization in a Low Resource Setting: Assessment of a Newborn Advanced Life Support (NALS) Nursing Team Saint Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by Tsinat Kifle
  • Molecular epidemiology of Human papillomaviruses from cervical samples in Ethiopia: A systematic review, by Awoke Derbie
  • Cervical lesions and its associated factors using visual inspection with acetic acid at a Referral Hospital in Ethiopia, by Awoke Derbie
  • Rapid increase in adherence to peri-operative infection prevention practices using a quality improvement program in Ethiopia, by Natnael Gebeyehu
  • Determinants of adverse pregnancy outcomes among mothers who gave birth from Jan 1-Dec 31/2015 in Jimma University specialized hospital, case control study, 2016, by Eyosias Yeshialem
  • Factors associated with low birth weight among babies born at Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia, Melese Seyoum
  • Mode of delivery among physicians practicing at a Teaching Hospital, Northern Ethiopia, by Dr. Hale Teka
  • The role of partner on fertility decision and utilization of contraceptives among women in four emerging regions of Ethiopia, by Dr. Wondimu Gudu
  • Magnitude of problematic alcohol use during pregnancy and associated factors among mothers visiting antenatal care unit at public health institutions, by Abate Dargie
  • Challenges of PMTCT service utilization in Amhara region: a comparative cross-sectional study, by Berhanu Elfu
  • Gestational Syphilis in Ethiopia, Meta-Analysis and Systemic Review, by Bekele Tesfaye
  • Azathioprine in recurrent IVF failure, by Ahmed Hussein
  • Characteristics of childhood sexual abuse and risky sexual behaviours: A meta-analysis, by Amanuel Alemu
  • Maternal, Perinatal and Labor Outcomes of High Dose versus Low Dose Oxytocin Regimen for Labor Induction in Four Hospitals of Ethiopia: A Multicenter Prospective Comparative Study, by Dr. Melese Gezahegn
  • Levels and correlates of knowledge and attitude on preconception care at public hospitals in Wolayita Zone, South Ethiopia, by Zemenu Yohannes
  • Survival status and predictor of mortality among premature neonate admitted to neonatal intensive care unit from 2013-2017 in Tikur Anbesa specialized hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2018, by Yared Asmare
  • Evaluation of a See and Treat Cervical Screening Programme in the Afar Region, by Dr Margaret McDougald


  • Spacial patterns and determinants of unmet need for family planning in Ethiopia: data from EDHS 2016, by Getiye Dejenu
  • Diprosopus assoicatd with Chiari II malformation and bilateral cleft lip and palate: case report and review of the literatures, by Dr. Melese Gezahegn
  • Evaluation of a see and test cervical screening program in the Afar Region, by Dr. Margaret McDouglad
  • Vesicouterine Fistula (Youssef’s Syndrome): A Case Report by Mohammode S.

  • Chronic Intracranial Subdural Hematoma after spinal Ansthesia for a parturient: a case report, by Mehari Bayable
  • Obstetric referrals at SPHMMC: pre-referral care and referral appropriateness, by Dr. Mustefa Negash
  • Pregnancy outcomes in multiparous women: does partity matter? A comparative study, by Tesfahun
  • Prevalence of intimate partner violence and assoicated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care in public health institutions of Debre Markos Town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018, by Zelalem Nigussie
  • Survivial status and predictors of mortality among breast cancer women at Black Lion Specialized Hospital, Adult Oncology Unit, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2018: A retrospective follow up study, by Wondimeneh Shibabaw

26th Annual Conference

26th Annual Conference of ESOG with Preconference CME Courses

Conference Theme: Ensuring the Quality and Access to Safe surgery in Obstetric and Gynecologic Practice in Ethiopia

Pre-Conference CMEs

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