ESIM celebrates residents’ day

Residents’ day was celebrated at Tikur Anbessa Hospital, Gondar University, Mekelle University, Hawassa and St paul hospital. Internal medicine residents were briefed about activities of ESIM and potential areas of engagement for the trainees. Many registered for the membership of the association. The way forward for the link between the society and residents was also discussed.

 

ESIM conducts CMEs in Gondar, Bahir Dar, Hawassa and Mekelle

ESIM has successfully conducted CMEs in Gondar, Bahir Dar, Hawassa and Mekelle. The topics ranged in various aspects of internal medicine and were warmly welcomed by the audiences. The presenters were a mix of senior and young Internists with different subspecitalities. Upcoming events are to be held in Adama, Jimma and Dire Dawa.

 

 

ESIM in Dessie

 

 

 

ESIM conducted a successful CME in Dessie on November 1st 2015. It included topics like Chronic lung diseases with emphasis on bronchial asthma, Hypertension, Diabetes and management of chronic viral hepatitis. Participants were drawn from Dessie and nearby hospitals. Internists as well as GPs practicing in private hospitals also participated. Presenters were flown in from Addis for the event. Questions raised were focused towards addressing everyday problems faced by clinicians. After the event many participants also signed up for membership of the society. The CME was prepared in collaboration with Denk, Billim and Baker Pharmaceuticals, whose support was very crucial for realization of the event..

Cardiometabolic symposium with AstraZeneca

A cardiometabolic symposium was held with AstraZeneca at the Hilton Addis on Oct 24/2015. It brought in large participants from different walks of clinical practice. Topics in discussion include Heart failure in Africa, Realistic goals for treatment of diabetes, advanced diabetic foot care and complications of diabetes to mention a few. The CME carried 10 credit points and participants registered accordingly. On the occasion, the position statement of ESIM on antibiotic stewardship was also circulated for the attendees.

ESIM conducts CME with Novartis on diabetes and Hypertension

The CME, held on the 3rd of October was largely attended by experts in the field from Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia. The seminar highlighted challenges faced by practicing clinicians with regards to provision of care in hypertension and diabetes. An important topic was clinician inertia in the management of hypertension. In addition policy issues were raised and discussed in detail.  A small group discussion soon followed, which was also a good platform for interaction of the different nationalities.

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