Tympanosclerosis, Live Surgery, Empowerment Seminars
OtoRinoENT Specialty Clinic
The University of Illinois – Section of Otology/Neurotology
The Ethio-American Hearing Project 2009EC 2017GC
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 21-23 November, 2019
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Gurd Sholla neighborhood
Dr. Es-hak Bedri, MD PhD, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Professor Vijayendra Honnurappa, Bangalore India
Professor Miriam Redleaf, Chicago USA
ጉባኤ Guba-e means ‘conference’ in Amharic, the national language of Ethiopia. November 2019 marks the third annual international Ethiopian Otology ጉባኤ Guba-e. This 3rd conference, like the first two before it, will feature international speakers and attendees. The format for this year’s conference will be to encourage our fellow African otologists to explore their resources and share strategies for success.
The medical content of this conference will focus on tympanosclerosis, a very widespread problem in our area. The surgical techniques as developed by Professor Vijayendra and Dr. Es-hak will show how they handle these cases in live surgeries. Another major focus of the conference will be to share advice on managing surgical education, and managing the operating theater. Finally, we will touch base on cochlear implantation. Every effort will be made to provide CME credit for Ethiopian nationals.
Wednesday 20 November 2019
Registration of attendees – Conference Hotel 8:00 pm
Thursday 21 November 2019
8:00 am – Welcome
8:15 am – Presentation: History of otology training in Ethiopia
8:30 am – Introduction of Professor Vijayendra Honnurappa, Vijaya ENT Care Centre in Bangalore
9:00 am – Live Surgery tympansoclerosis – presentation of patient- Dr. Betelhem, and surgery- Professor Vijayendra
11/ 11:30 am - Dr. Nebiat presentation: Stapes release operation in tympanosclerosis
noon – Discussion: participants’ experience with tympanosclerosis
12:30 – 1:30 pm – lunch
2:00 pm – Dr. Bilen presentation: Double-layer closure for tympanic membrane perforations
2:30 pm – Discussion: participants’ experience with tympanic membrane perforations
3:00 pm – Live Surgery double-layer tymanoplasty – presentation of patient – Dr. Medhanie, and surgery -Dr. Es-hak
5:15 pm – Professor Vijayendra and Dr. Es-hak present how to manage the OR
5:30 pm – Participants contribute how they have addressed the OR in their countries
6: 15 pm – Adjourn
7:00 pm – Dinner on your own – advice and escort will be provided
Friday 22 November 2019
8:00 am- Welcome
8:10 am – Dr. Es-hak and Professor Vijayendra share important points from the previous day.
8:40 am – Participants share important observations from the previous day
9:15 am – Dr. Asnake Bitew presentation: HIV positivity and tympanoplasty
9:35 am – Dr. Es-hak and participants share their tips for managing HIV+ patients
10:00 am – Live surgery tympanosclerosis– presentation of patient – Dr. Medhanie, and surgery - Professor Vijayendra
12:00 noon – lunch
1:00 pm – Professor Vijayendra presentation: tympanosclerosis
1:30 pm – participants comment/question the Professor
2:15pm – Live surgery tympanosclerosis – presentation of patient – Dr. Betelhem, and surgery - Dr. Es-hak
3:30 pm – Presentation – Professor Miriam – introduction to cochlear implantation
4: 15pm – Discussion of cochlear implantation
7:00 pm – Final night dinner will be provided as a group
Saturday 23 November 2019
8:00 am – Welcome to last day
8:10 am – Professor Vijayendra and Dr. Es-hak cover important points from the previous day
8:30 am – Participants share important observations from the previous day
9:15 am – Live surgery tympanosclerosis–presentation of patient – Dr. Betelhem, and surgery - Professor Vijayendra
12:00 noon – Group discussion of special concerns from live surgery with otologists
12:30 pm – lunch
1:30 pm – Professor Vijayendra Tympanosclerosis overview
2:15 pm– Professor Vijayendra presents his thoughts/observations about special issues in Africa
2:40 pm – Professor Miriam revisits the issue of otologic education with participants
3:15 pm- Closing ceremonies
6:00 pm – Dinner on your own – advice and escort will be provided
Dr. Es-hak Bedri, the founder of the OtoRinoENT Specialty Clinic, trained in Leipzig German and has practiced otology in Addis Ababa since 1997 GC. He is currently also the co-director of Ethiopian Otology Training. He will be a moderator for this Guba-e and also will perform live surgery.
Professor Vijayendra Honnurappa, the founder of the Vijaya ENT Care Centre in Bangalore, India, has opened his otology specialty center to Ethiopian Otology trainees since 2018. His International Live Surgery Conference in Bangalore India is attended by more than a thousand Indian Otolaryngologists each year. He will be speaking and performing live surgery in Addis Ababa.
Professor Miriam Redleaf is director of Otology/Neurotology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Together with Dr. Es-hak, she co-directs the Ethiopian Otology training. She will moderate the conference and facilitate the discussions of practical development.
Dr. Asnake Bitew is a graduate from the Ethiopian Otology program, a registered Ethiopian Otologist and Chair of ENT at Bahir Dar University. He will present his original research which has been published in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology.
Dr. Bilen Korra is a graduate from the Ethiopian Otology program, a registered Ethiopian Otologist and Chair of ENT at St. Peter’s Hospital. She will present her original research which has been published in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology.
Dr. Nebiat Teferi is a graduate from the Ethiopian Otology program, a registered Ethiopian Otologist and Chair of ENT at Addis Ababa University. He will present his original research which has been published in Otology & Neurotology.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND REGISTRATION PROCESS
The conference will occur at a conference room adjacent to Dr. Es-hak’s clinic into which live surgery will also be streamed. This conference has a capacity for several dozen attendees - all of whom can attend free of charge. A limited number of international registrants will be able to lodge at a local hotel for the duration of the conference free of charge. Please contact Dr. Es-hak Bedri. If friends or spouses of international guests arrive, escorts will be provided to accompany these to local sights.
Dr. ES-hak Bedri
+251 (0) 911 20 39 30
from left to right: Dr. Es-hak (otologist), Dr. Kinfe (anesthesiologist), Dr. Miriam (neurotologist)