9th Annual Health Care and Medical Education conference

People to People (P2P), a non-profit organization for Ethiopian Health Care Professionals in the Diaspora, will be hosting its 9th annual Health Care and Medical Education conference on September 23rd 2017 at the Residence Inn, Pentagon City, just outside of Washington DC. This event comes on the heels of 8 consecutive successful conferences which gained wide attendance by high officials of the Ethiopian Ministries of Health and Education, US governmental and academic institutions, and health care professionals both in Ethiopia and the Diaspora. The central theme for this year will be “Cancer and Cancer Care”, a topic you will agree, is gaining increasing importance in Ethiopia and beyond.

P2P has been promoting the concept of triangular partnership since its inception in 2009. This model recognizes the pivotal role Diaspora Health Professionals can play in fostering partnerships between US and Ethiopian Institutions of Higher Learning. Many of the newly emerging medical schools participated in the two day workshop P2P conducted in collaboration with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), University of Kentucky (UK) and Welkite University (WKU) in February 2016 which was held in Addis Ababa. The conference this September will provide further opportunity to network and meet Ethiopian and US Institutions of Higher Learning who share the same mission and vision.

The main theme this year will be the current status of cancer care in Ethiopia and will brainstorm on ways to support clinical care, education and research in this field. To this end, we have assembled an impressive roster of speakers with wide experience in academia and building and supporting fellowship programs in Hematology and Oncology. As important stake holders in education and clinical care, participation of institutions like yours is critical for the success of our joint effort.

We hereby cordially invite you to attend our conference and share your experiences, hopes and aspirations with our conference participants. We plan to form a task force to actively work in building and supporting a Hematology/Oncology fellowship in one of the medical schools as it aligns with the blue print of the ministries of health and education. We also plan to conduct a follow up workshop in Ethiopia where concrete proposals will be written with the participation of all stake holders.

We are hopeful that your schedule will allow you to participate in this important conference. Full conference schedule and list of speakers will follow soon. We also invite you to attend the continuing medical education (CME) forum jointly organized by P2P and the Ethio-American Doctors Group (EADG) on Friday, September 22nd, 2017. This CME activity will be held in the same venue and is accredited by the Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development and participants are eligible for 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.

Speakers Bio

Ethio-American Annual Medical Conference 2017

Click here to register for Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development (September 22nd, 2017)

Course Director: Kebede Begna, M.D. (Chair); Co-Directors: Girma Teffera, M.D.; Daniel Shibru, M.D.; Dawd Siraj, M.D.; Henock G/Zabher M.D.; Melak Demede, M.D.; Kinfe Gebeyehue, M.D.

The Ethio-American Annual Medical conference is the first medical conference for health care professionals mainly of Ethiopian origin. It is meant to be the premiere health care and ACCME accredited conference to be conducted in North America. It is jointly organized by Ethio-American Doctors Group (EADG) and People to People (P2P). EADG is an organization formed by a group of Ethiopian diaspora health care professionals (mainly medical doctors with different specialties from all over the world) who are trying to establish an economically sustainable, center of excellence hospital that will deliver an internationally accredited standard of care and become a catalyst for change in how health care is delivered in Ethiopia. P2P is a non-governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care and reducing the spread of diseases, particularly in Ethiopia and in diaspora communities. This conference will update EADG members and others in the latest knowledge of medicine

 Please call 507.538.3270 if you have any question or difficulties registering for the conference. 


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Conference Location and Dates

September 22nd 2017 - Ethio-American Annual Medical Conference

September 23rd 2017 - 9th Annual Health Care and Medical Education Conference



Registration Fee:
Physicians and all other Professionals: $50.00
Residents Fellows and Students: $25.00
(Fee will cover cost of food and refreshments)
(Contact: info@peoplepeople.org)

Time Presentation(Topic) Speaker



Kebede Begna, MD, MSc; Chair, 2017 scientific conference on Cancer and Cancer Care
Enawgaw Mehari, MD Founder and President, P2P INC


Poster sessions (7:30- 4:00PM)
Coordinator: Mahlet Tsegaye. M.Ed


Conference Organizing Committee members:
Kebede H. Begna, MD, MSc (Chair, Scientific committee 9th Global P2P conference)
Anteneh Habte, MD (Chair, P2P board of Directors)
Enawgaw Mehari, MD (President and founder of P2P)
Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH (Board member of P2P)
Lydia Tesfa, PhD (Board member of P2P)
Meskerem Tadesse, PhD (Board member of P2P)
Joseph Bogale, BA, BSc (Board member of P2P)
Mahlet Tsegaye, M.Ed (Board member of P2P)
Gizacehew Beyene, MA (Board member of P2P)
Keith Parnell, JD (Board member of P2P)

CME Power Point Presentations

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Speaker Presentation(Topic) View Power Point
Kebede H. Begna, MD Ethio-American Annual Medical Conference (Introduction) Download/View Presentation
Mohammed A. Nurhussein,MD Update on Screening and Prevention Download/View Presentation
Ayalew Teferi, MD Targeted anti-cancer therapy using patient’s own immune cells Download/View Presentation
Yonas E. Geda, M.D., M.Sc. Delirium and other common psychiatric disorders in medical settings Download/View Presentation
Elias S. Siraj, MD, Dr. Med., FACP, FACE DIABETES UPDATE: What is new Globally and in Ethiopia? Download/View Presentation
Asefa Jejaw Mekonnen, M.D Sleep - What dreams are made of... Download/View Presentation
Mersema Abate, MD Resistance Hypertension Download/View Presentation
Teferi Mitiku, MD Medical Management of Atrial Fibrillation Download/View Presentation
Cumara B. O’Carroll MD, MPH Thunderclap Headache & Stroke: Case Discussion Download/View Presentation
Kebede H. Begna, MD Role of New Oral AntiCoagulants (NOAC) Download/View Presentation
Tinsay A. Woreta, M.D., M.P.H. An Update on the Management of Chronic Viral Hepatitis Download/View Presentation
Dawd S. Siraj, MD, MPH & TM Getting Ready for a Travel: vaccines and Beyond Download/View Presentation

P2P Power Point Presentations

Speaker Presentation(Topic) View Power Point
Abate Tadesse Wolde-Kirkos, PhD Promoting Awareness:Drinking Water And Health In Resource Challenged Countries Download/View Presentation
Anteneh Habte, MD Hospice and Palliative Care Overview Download/View Presentation
Aziza Shad, MD The Building of a Sustainable Pediatric Cancer Health System in Ethiopia Download/View Presentation
Cumara B. O’Carroll, M.D., MPH Neurology in Uganda: My experiences in Mbarara Download/View Presentation
Dawit Wondimagengn Gebreamlak, MD Cancer care and Education in Ethiopia: Reflections Download/View Presentation
International Cancer Expert Corp Improving cancer care through mentorship and education while promoting innovation Download/View Presentation
Kebede H. Begna, M.D., Msc. Cancer care and control: Choosing wisely Download/View Presentation
Kenneth David Miller, MD Cancer Care in LMIC Download/View Presentation
Meskerem Tadesse, PhD 2017 People to People Awards and Recognition Ceremony Download/View Presentation
Salahadin Abdi, M.D., PhD Pain Management Through (Education) Research (and Mentoring) In Resource Limited Countries Download/View Presentation
Wondu Bekele What MWECS is doing in promoting cancer care in Ethiopia Download/View Presentation
Zaki Sherif, MD, PhD Practical Approaches to Cancer Research in Resource-Limited Countries Download/View Presentation