Three scholars from Addis Ababa University , College of Health Sciences delivered a senior lecture on common and emerging non communicable diseases on January 9 and 10 2014 at the University of Gondar. The lectures were delivered by Dr. Bekele Alemayehu (consultant Cardiologist) on “ischemic Heart Disease emphasis on interventional cardiology’, Dr. Lissane Seifu (Consultant Nephrologist) on “Chronic Kidney Disease” and Dr Abate Bane (consultant Gastroenterologist) on “Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)”. The lecture was attended by senior management staff of the University (Professor Mengesha Admassu, Professor Afework Kassu, Dr. Yemataw Wondie, Dr. Sisay Yifru, Dr. Desalegn Tigabu), senior staff members, Physicians from Gondar town, residents and students of the University of Gondar. Professor Mengesha Admassu addressed in his closing speech that non communicable diseases are alarmingly increased in prevalence, expert lectures are important and the Diamond Jubilee events can be used to promote non communicable diseases through seminars, lectures and other events. The event was followed by a dinner reception sponsored by Bilim Pharmaceuticals.
The lecture event was followed by discussions on further strengthening of the Continuous Medical Education (CME) and strengthening the sub specialty clinical service, teaching and research activities of the University of Gondar. The invited scholars and the top management of the university promised to support similar sessions in the future.
The three scholars (Dr. Bekele Alemayehu, Dr. Lissane Seifu and Dr. Abate Bane) were also external examiners of the first year residents in Internal Medicine held on January 9 and 10 2014. The internal medicine residency was one of the successful residency programs at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar.
Contributed by: Desalew Mekonnen, MD, Head, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Uversity of Gondar