Conference Programme

DAY 1: MAY 17, 2019                   

CONFERENCE 1                      PATIENT SAFETY       

Venue                                      Axum Hall

09:00 am – 09:15am              Welcoming

09:15 am – 09:25am              Opening remark:

 Dr.Bruck Lambiso, consultant orthopedic surgeon, AAU medical school, chairman of the national ethics committee

 Federal Ministry of Health

Session I                                  Panel Discussion - The Medico legal issues in Ethiopia

 Moderator: Dr. Aschalew Worku, consultant Pulmonologist

 AAU Medical School, Ethicist

09:30am – 9:50am                  Situation analysis of medico-legal issues in Ethiopia and the Legal necessity of having medical courts in Ethiopia

 Suleiman Shegute, former Legal Directorate Director

 Federal Ministry of Health

09:50am – 10:10am               The effectiveness of measures taken against health professionals for malpractice and the models employed

 Dr. Biruck Lambiso, Consultant Orthopedic surgeon and Chairman of the National Ethics Committee

10:10am – 10:20am               The legal framework governing medical malpractice in Ethiopia

 Wondwossen Wakene, LLB, Associate professor of law University of Gondar

10:20 am – 10:300am            Lessons from the past health professionals council

 Dr. Yewondwossen Tadese, consultant Nephrologist, AAU, Medical School, Chairman of the previous Health Professionals Council


11:30am – 12:30pm                Official Opening Ceremony


Venue                                       Presentation Platform

09:15 am – 09:25am               Opening remark:

  Midekesa Midega, Resource Mobilization Directorate Director, Federal Ministry of Health

Discussion Forum                 Voicing the contributions and concerns of the not for profit actors in health in Ethiopia

 Moderator: Yoseph Yersaw, Deputy Chief of Party at CCRDA

09:30am – 09:50am               The impact made on reproductive health

 Abebe Gebereyes, Chief of party CORHA

09:50 am – 10:10am              The water and sanitations efforts

 Fasil Tsegaye, Director of Nitsuhe Ethiopia

10:10am – 10:30am               New frontiers in HIV prevention

 Dr. Zenebe Melaku, Chief of Party, ICAP

10:30am – 11:00am                Discussion

11:00am – 12:00pm                Official Opening Ceremony and Exhibition Visit

CONFERENCE 3                       CLINICAL EXCELLENCE (Session I)

Venue                                       Axum Hall

01:45pm                                   Welcoming

Session I:                                 Panel Discussion - “Art, media and its impact on medical practice in Ethiopia”

                                                   Moderator: Dr. Wondwossen Assefa, Health economist, Chairperson MAPPP-E, General Manager WAH consulting

2:00pm – 2:20pm                    Medical practice in Ethiopia from the perspective of the artists

  Desalenge Hailu, artist, play write and producer

2:20pm – 2:40pm                     Medical practice in Ethiopia from the perspective of the journalist Mesay Wondemenh, MA, Journalist

2:40pm – 3:00pm                     The effect of art and media on the current medical practice in Ethiopia, a bird’s eye view

   Dr. Mulualem Tegeneworke, DDM, artist, poet and play write

03:00pm - 04:00pm                 Discussion


CONFERENCE 4                       DENTAL

Venue                                        Lalibela Hall


  Moderator: Dr.Natenael Abebe, DDM, President of EDPA

02:00pm – 02:30pm                Preventing mal-practice and legal awareness in dental practice

  Suleiman Shegute, former Legal Directorate Director

  Federal Ministry of Health

02:30pm – 03:00pm                Dental health in Ethiopia: “uncharted water”

  Dr. Wondwossen Assefa, Health economist, chairperson    MAPPP-E, General Manager WAH consulting

03:00pm – 03:30pm                Discussion

CONFERENCE 5                       Business meeting                          

Venue:                                      Presentation Platform

02:00pm-04.00pm                  Young Physician Network

DAY 2: MAY 18, 2019

CONFERENCE 6                      PHARMA                    

Venue                                      Axum Hall

09:15 am – 09:25am              Opening remark:

 Heran Gerba, Director General - Food, Medicine and Healthcare Administration and Control Authority of Ethiopia

Session I                                  Access to quality pharmaceuticals and its proper use: challenge and prospects

 Moderator: Bekele Ashagere,

09:30am – 09:50am                Pharmaceutical trade and ethics

 Heran Gerba, Director General, Food, Medicine and Healthcare Administration and Control Authority of Ethiopia

09:50am – 10:10am                Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Prospects in Ethiopia

 Asmelash Gebre, General Manager Highchem PLC, Secretary General, Ethiopian Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturers Association

10:10am – 10:30am               Options to expedite the registration process of pharmaceuticals

 Hailu Tadeg, Chief of Party, United States Pharmacopeia / promoting quality of medicines (USO/PQM)

10:30am – 10:50am                Pharmaceuticals distribution challenges and proposed solutions

  Dr. Loko Abrham, Director General, Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA)

10:50am – 11:10am                 Advancing pharmaceutical end to end visibility and logistics management practices.

  Edmealem Ejigu, Pharmacy Services Director, USAID global Health Supply Chain Program / Procurement and supply chain (GHSC/PSM)

11: 10am – 11:30am                Discussion

11:30am – 12:30pm                 Visiting the Exhibition

Session II                                  State of the Art Lectures

   Moderator: Daniel Megersa, MSC Consultant Pharmacist

02:00pm – 02:20pm                 Anti-microbial resistance and rational use of antibiotics

   Gebremedhin Bedemariam, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics and Social Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, AAU

02:20pm – 02:40pm                 Over the counter drugs, pain management and patient outcomes

   Teddy Berihun, Senior Health Information Systems Adviser, Health Systems and Resilience Team, USAID

02:40pm – 03:00pm                 Discussion

03:00pm – 03:20pm                 The future pharmacy

   Daniel Megersa, MSC Consultant Pharmacist

03:20pm – 03:40pm                 Pharmaco- epidemiology

   Dr. Solomon Worku, MD, MPH, MSC, Pharmacologist

03:40pm – 04:00pm                 Discussion

4:00pm                                       End of the Conference

CONFERENCE 7                        IMAGING AND DIAGNOSTICS                      

Venue                                        Lalibela Hall

09:15 am – 09:25am                Opening remark:

   Dr. Eba Abate, Director General, Ethiopian Public Health Institute

Session I                                    Diagnostics

09:30am – 09:50am                 The war on error

   Abdi Dereje, Microbiologist, Country representative of Olympus

09:50am – 10:10am                 What is on the menu? The advances of clinical laboratory globally

   Dr. Aster Tsegaye, Immunologist, associate professor at AAU School of Health Sciences.

10:10am - 10:30am                  Discussions


Session 2                                   Imaging

                                                    Moderator: Abdi Dereje, Microbiologist, Country representative of Olympus

10:30am – 10:50am                 Molecular Imaging in this era

   Dr.Yonas Tadese, consultant radiologist, St. Paul millennium medical college

10:50am – 11:10am                 Biomedical engineering services in Ethiopia, prospects

  Abebayehu Mamo, Electronic Engineer, Director of Scientific Devices at Metrology institute

11:10am – 11:300am               Discussion

Session III:                                Biomedical engineering

2.00pm-4.00pm                        Business Meeting

CONFERENCE 8                        CLINICAL EXCELLENCE (Session II)

Venue:                                       Presentation Platform

Session III                                  NCDs

  Moderator: Dr. Mulugeta Haile Mariam, MD, MPH

09:00am - 09:40am                  On Dialysis

           Dr. Lisan Seifu, consultant nephrologist,

   AAU, Health Science College

09:40am - 10:20am                 Autism in Ethiopia

  Dr. Tigest Zerihun, Associate Professor of Psychiatry,

  St. Paul millennium medical college

10:20am - 10:40am                 Discussion

10:40am - 11:20am                 Adolescent reproductive health, a new approach

  Dr. Delayehu Bekele, associate professor of Gyne&Ob,

  St. Paul    millennium medical college, president of ESOG

11:20am – 12:00pm                Clinical Nutrition

  Dr. Bilal Shekure, associate professor of public health

  AAU, College of Health Sciences

10:20am-11:00am                   Discussion

CONFERENCE 9                      Business Meeting                          

Venue:                                     Presentation Platform

02:00pm - 05.00pm               Ethiopia Midwife Association event


DAY 3: MAY 19, 2019

CONFERENCE 10                     CLINICAL EXCELLENCE (Session III)

Venue                                        Lalibela Hall

Session III                                 State of the art lectures

   Moderator: Dr.Yoseph Denekew,MD,MPH

09:00am – 09:40am                 Trauma and oncology in craniomaxillo facial surgery

   Dr.Tewodrose Tefera, DDM,maxillofacial surgeon,assistant professor at yekatit 12,medical college

09:40am-10:00am                    Discussion

10:00am – 10:40am                 Neurosurgery Practice in Ethiopia

   Dr. Azariase Kasahun, MD, neurosurgeon, assistant professor of neurosurgery at AAU, health Science College

10:40am – 11:00am                  Discussion

11:00am – 12:30am                  Visiting the Exhibition

Session IV                                  State of the Art Lectures

    Moderator: Dr.Mulugeta Haile Mariam, MD, MPH             

02:00pm – 02:30pm                  Hip replacement surgery

     Dr. Samuel Tekelemedhin, MD,consultant orthopedic surgeon

     Associate professor, AAU, health Science College

02:30pm-03:00pm                     Minimal invasive surgery in urology

    Dr. Abeselom Geberamlak, MD, uro-surgeon

            Assistant professor, AAU, health Science College

03:00pm – 03:30pm                  Discussion

CONFERENCE 11                       World Nurse Day Closing Program                

Venue:                                        Axum Hall

02:00pm-05.00pm                    Ethiopia Nurses Association

Opening Time


Thursday - March 26, 2020: 10:00am - 06:00pm

Friday - March 27, 2020:       10:00am - 06:00pm

Saturday - March 28, 2020:  10:00am - 04:00pm

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