25th Annual Conference

Date posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2024



25th Annual Conference

Ethiopian Pediatrics Society 25th Annual Conference and Pre-conference workshops Program.

Theme: Child Health and Pediatric care during Emergency and Humanitarian crisis.

February 27-29 /2024, Skylight Hotel Addis Ababa

 

EPS Profile

Ethiopian Pediatric Society (EPS) is a voluntary professional association, representing pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, pediatrics residents, and other people who work with and care for children. The Ethiopian Pediatric Society was founded in 1995, as a national society of pediatricians, committed to working together with governmental & non-governmental organizations for children and youth by nurturing excellence in health care, advocacy, education, research and support of its membership.

 

Vision

To see Every Ethiopian child accorded the right to  the highest attainable standard of health, and the opportunity to grow, develop, and fulfill to his or her human potential, the rights of child health professionals respected and ethically sound high standard pediatric practice ensured.

 

Mission

Pediatricians, working with partners, will be leaders in promoting physical, mental and social health for all children, and in realizing the highest standards of health for newborns, children, and adolescents.

 

EPS Values

 

1. Professional ethics with excellence
2. Partnership and networking
3. Team work
4. Innovation
5. Inclusiveness
6. Transparency
7. Accountability
8. Equity
9. Ethical standard
10. Evidence based practice

Objectives:

Advocate about children and play an advisory role in the planning and administration of policies and regulations related to child health.
Striving hard to ensure a high standard of pediatrics practice in Ethiopia and foster ethical pediatrics care and research.
Produce scientific publications related to the profession and encouraging and facilitating research activities, which benefit the professional in pediatric care.
Involve in capacity building trainings of child professionals and community.
Promote and facilitate the delivery of comprehensive maternal and child health services.
Establish and maintain professional linkages with similar societies and associations with in and outside of Ethiopia
Establish professional linkage with institutions and agencies working in child welfare within and outside of Ethiopia.

To achieve its objectives and to fulfill its mission EPS works in the following directions:

1. Conducted its annual conference and give updated and relevant medical education pertaining to paediatric service  though continue medical education  to its members and interested professionals
2. Advocate about children and play an advisory role in the planning and implementation of polices and regulations related to child health.
3. Represented in various national task forces and core group, So that EPS is able to contribute on planning and implementation of polices and regulations related to child health. Currently EPS has representation in reproductive health, safe motherhood, IMCI, and child servile task force.
4. Strive hard to ensure a high standard of pediatric practice in Ethiopia and foster Ethical pediatric care and research.
5. Produce scientific publications related to the professions and encouraging and facilitating research activities which benefit the professional in pediatric care provider.
6. Involve in capacity building trainings of child health professionals and the community.
7. Promote and facilitate the delivery of comprehensive maternal and child health service.
8. Establish and maintain professional linkage with similar societies and associations within and outside of Ethiopia.
9. Establish professional linkage with international institutions and agencies working in child welfare
10. EPS has official organ called “Ethiopian Journal of pediatrics and child health" addresses mainly the child health professionals and others publication called "EPS news letter" which address the public in child health issue.
11. Teaching the community about child health matters through mass media.

 

Focus Areas

a. Education

esigns and implements education and training programs for pediatricians and other child health personnel, on the needs of populations and particularly on child health care.

CME- Continuing Medical Education is the popular program of EPS, which is quarterly organized and also held together with the annual conference as pre- conference session.

 

b. Partnership

EPS will seek out and work with FMoH, United Nations agencies at country and global levels, donors and other partners in maternal and child health.

 

c. Advocacy

EPS promotes health for all children from birth through adolescence, and advocates for the right of every newborn, child, and adolescent health and well-being.

 

d. Collegiality

EPS collaborates with local and international organizations who work on pediatrics and child care , FMoH, Regional Health Bureaus and sister organizations are some of local organizations, WHO, UNICEF, Clinton Health Access initiative(CHAI) save the children International , International Pediatric Association (IPA), UNAPSA , NAPKA, are some but very important international organizations whom EPS works with.

 

Preconference workshops

Day 1 Tuesday February 27/2024

Time

Activity

Responsible

 

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Registration

EPS

 

Setting the  stage and house -keeping , welcome

Prof Bogale Worku

Theme 1 : Childhood: window of opportunity to mitigate chronic diseases    Moderator: Dr Tadele Hailu

 

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Epidemiologic burden and pathways of NCDs across the life course: in a Low-income Context

Prof Tsinuel Girma

9:30 – 10:00AM

Care and prevention of pediatric NCDs in Ethiopia: Strategies and Actions

Dr. Yoseph Mamo

10:00 –10:20AM

Updates on pediatric diabetes: Insulin regimens

Dr. SewagegnYeshiwas

10:20 -10:30 AM

Discussion

10: 30 -11:00 AM

Coffee Break and Exhibition

 

Moderator: Dr Mamude Dinkiye

11:00-11:15AM

The PEN-Plus Strategy

Mr. Wondu Bekele

Mathiwos WonduYeEthiopia Cancer Society

11:15 -11:40AM

Early detection of childhood cancers: the case of retinoblastoma

Dr Daniel Hailu

11:40 - 12:20 PM

Update on under five malnutrition guideline by WHO

Agnes Charles Kihamia

Technical Nutrition Officer, WHO

12:20- 12:30 PM

Discussion

12:30 -2:00 PM

Lunch break

 

Theme 2: Emerging infectious diseases in the realm of underperforming health systemsModerator: Dr SolomeJebessa/Prof Workabeba A

2:00- 2:30 PM

Updates on childhood malaria

Dr. Elham Sani

2:30 -3:00PM

Human vaccines production in Ethiopia

Dr. Markos Abebe(AHRI)

3:00- 3:30 PM

National strategies for  the Zero dose child

MOH/ EPI 

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Discussion

4 :00- 4:30PM

Coffee Break and Exhibition

 

Preconference workshops

Day 2. Wednesday February 28/2024

 

Time

Activity

Responsible

 

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Registration

EPS

Theme 3: Quality of perinatal care in Ethiopia: Challenges and opportunities           Moderator :  Dr Asrat Dimitse DrMahlet Abayneh

8:30-9:00 AM

Trends of perinatal morbidity/mortality in Ethiopia and way forward

Meles SolomonMSc pediatrics;

Newborn and Child Health head,MOH

9:00-9:30 AM

The Role of PHC in reducing perinatal mortality.

Prof AssayeKassie

9:30-10:00AM

Early childhood development: nurturing care framework

Dr. AtsedeT/Haimanot

10:00-10:15AM

′Flying against the wind -  A tale of  mothers′

Mothers testimony

Mekdes Tsegaye(good will ambassador)

10:15-10:30AM

Discussion

10:30-11:00AM

Tea break and exhibition

 

11:00-12:30 AM

Business meeting

All members

12:30-2:00 PM

Lunch

 

Moderator :  Dr Addishiwot Melese

2:00-2:40 PM

A dawn of Probiotics in Ethiopia ; Saccharomyces Boulardii, overview of current clinical practice

Prof Milan  Lukas

MD, PHD Gastroenterologist

 

2:40 - 3:10 PM

A dawn of Probiotics in Ethiopia ;

Product profile and clinical evidence

Dr. Pramod Mane

MD pharmacology

Director Global medical affairs

3:10-3:30 PM

Discussion

3:30 -4:00 PM

Coffee Break and Exhibition

 

Moderator : Prof Bogale Worku

4:00-4:30 PM

Neonatal: Nutrition (Early enteral nutrition RCTs), TPN utilization (EFDA)

Dr. MahletAbayneh

4:30-4:50 PM

Care of the preterm baby with Apnea of prematurity with caffeine

Dr. GesitMetaferia  

4:50-5:00 PM

Discussion 

 

Ethiopian Pediatrics Society 25th Annual Conference

Thursday February 29/2024 

Time

Activity

Responsible

8:30-9:00 AM

Registration

EPS

 

9:00-9:15 AM

Setting the stage by the master of ceremony

EPS –documentary video

Dr. Bezawit Mesfin

MC  

 

Welcome  speech

Dr. Rahel Argaw

9:15-10:30AM

Key Note Address

 

WR-Ethiopia

UNICEF - Country Rep – Ethiopia

 

Presidential Address

Prof  Damte Shimelis,  

EPS  President

 

Opening Speech

HE Dr Dereje Duguma  

State Minister of Health, Ethiopia

 

Award ceremony

Dr. Tigist Chalachew, Award committee chair

Guest of honor

 

 

10:30 –11:00 AM

Coffee Break and Exhibition

EPS

 

 

Grand Theme: Pediatric care and child health during emergency and crisis (drought, natural disaster, conflict)

Moderator:  Dr Damtew W/ Mariam , Dr Zelalem Tadesse

11:00-12:40PM

Pediatric care and child health during emergency and crisis (drought, natural disaster, conflict)

EPHI/PHEM

Dr Yayeh Negash/ UNICEF,

Dr Wegen Shiferaw/ WHO

Dr Debela Chali / EPHA

Prof Lulu Muhe/ EPS

Belay Hafa /WV- Ethiopia

12:40-1:00PM

Discussion

 

1:00-2:00PM

Lunch break

 

 

Moderator : Dr Kalkidan

2:00-2:30PM

Experience of cardiac surgery in pediatrics at private hospital in Addis Ababa

Dr. Sisay Bekele ,TAZMA medical and surgical specialized center

2:30-3:00PM

Pediatric Emergency and ICU care: past, present and future

Dr. Tigist Bacha

3:30-3:50PM

M-NICU, an innovative approach to improve neonatal outcomes.

Dr. Yared Tadesse

USAID Quality Healthcare Activity

3:50-4:10PM

The pattern of claimed Medicolegal Issues and Challenges encountered in handling pediatric cases in AACA from 2015 to 2023

Dr. Muluwork Dinberu

 

4:10-4:20PM

Discussion  

 

4:20-4:30

Closing

 

4:30-5:00PM

Coffee Break and exhibition

 

 

Rapporteurs: Dr Bezaye Abebe / DrMamude Dinkiye



Starting Date: February, 27 2024
Ending Date February, 29 2024


							
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Testimony


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