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Ethio-American Annual Medical Conference 2017

Arlington, VA US
September 22, 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.

Registration Fees

Full Fee: M.D., D.O., Ph.D.$200.00
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional$100.00


Target Audience

This course is designed for medical doctors and surgeons with different specialties, fellows, residents, medical students, physician assistants, nurses and other allied health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the role of newer oral anticoagulants and their specific clinical utility
  • Define the current recommended screening tests
  • Explain targeted therapy in cancer
  • Apply the current treatment concept in pain management
  • Review US and WHO guidelines in HIV diagnosis and management
  • Describe current treatment guidelines for chronic hepatitis C virus and hepatitis B virus
  • Explain the requirements in travel medicine
  • Describe the recommendations on vaccines needed prior to an international trip
  • Recognize and manage acute coronary syndromes, STEMI, NSTEMI
  • Recognize TIA, anterior and posterior circulation strokes and early recognition and management
  • Explain the prevention and management of thromboembolic diseases, with emphasis on the newer oral anticoagulants
  • Cite common causes of resistant hypertension and its management

Attendance at this course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 7.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
09/22/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/22/2017 - 4:30pm
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Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City
550 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
United States

Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City   
550 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202-2888

Guests may call 800-331-3131 and reference the Ethio-American Doctors Group Event at the Residence Inn Pentagon City to make their reservations at the group rate.  They may also book directly online by clicking the link below:

Ethio-American Doctors Group Event Sep2017

Start date: 9/21/17
End date: 9/24/17
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate: 
$144.00 USD  per night 

*Please note that if your guests are looking to book their reservations online, if they attempt to make their reservation to check in prior to 9/21/17 or if they choose to stay beyond 9/24/17, the system will respond that there are no rooms available.  

Just a reminder, the cutoff date for your block is September 1, 2017.  

Travel Information
Utilize Reagan National Airport
1 Aviation Circle - Washington, D.C. 20001

The hotel is 2 miles north of the airport and is accessible via public transportation.  Hotel shuttle service may also be available.

Other travel information located on the room block website.

Planning Committee

Course Directors: Kebede Begna, M.D, (Chair), Girma Teffera, M.D, Daniel Shibru, M.D, Dawd S.Siraj, M.D, Henock G/Zahber M.D, Melaku Demede, M.D, Kinfe Gebeyehue, M.D.

Course Faculty:

Asefa Mekonnnen, M.D., F.C.C.P                                     
Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Disorders                                                                                                                
Director, Premier Sleep Center,
Rockville, MD 20854

Ayalew Tefferi, M.D.
Professor of Medicine                          
Consultant, Hematology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 55905

Cumara B. O’Carroll, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale AZ 85259

Dawd S. Siraj, M.D., MPH&TM, FIDSA
Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship
Director, International Travel Clinic
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Wisconsin- Madison
Madison, WI 53705

Elias S. Siraj, M.D., Dr. Med., FACP, FACE
David L. Bernd Distinguished Chair for Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research                           
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
Director,  Strelitz Diabetes Center
Director, EVMS-Sentara Cardiovascular Diabetes Center
Eastern Virginia Medical School
855 W. Brambleton Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23510-1001

Henock G. Zabher, M.D., MPH, FACC, FSCAI
Associate Professor of Medicine, Interventional Cardiology                                                                     
Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab                                                                                        
Louisiana University Health Sciences Center                                                                                                  
Shreveport, LA 71130

Kebede H. Begna, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Consultant, Hematology
Mayo Clinic                                                                                                                                                       
Rochester, MN 55905

Mersema Abate, M.D., MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine                                                                                                       
Internal Medicine Clerkship Director                                                                                            
Department of Internal Medicine                                                                                                        
Division of Nephrology                
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Mohammed A. Nurhussein, M.D.
Clinical Associate Prof of Medicine
SUNY, Downstate                                                 
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Salahadin Abdi, M.D., PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pain Medicine - Unit 409                                                                
Helen Buchanan & Stanley Joseph Seeger Endowed Research Professor
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center                                                                                   
1515 Holcombe Boulevard         
Houston, TX 77030-4009

Teferi Y. Mitiku, M.D., FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCI
Department of Medicine, Division of cardiology                            
Director of electrophysiology                                                                                                     
UC Irvine Health                                                                                                                     
333 City BLVD W suite 400
Orange, CA 92868                                    

Tinsay A. Woreta, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine                                                                                                                          
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology                                                                                               
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine                                                                          
4940 Eastern Avenue                                                                                                                                                 
Baltimore, MD 21224

Zelalem Temesgen, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Consultant, Infectious Diseases
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 55905

Yonas E. Geda, M.D.
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
Consultant, Psychiatry
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ 85259




This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and Ethio-American Doctors Group.  Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 7.50 Attendance


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