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Dr. Temesgen Tantu Returns From Salzburg Weill Cornell Seminar in Obstetrics and Gynecology


KIU, Western Campus – Dr. Temesgen Tantu, an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at KIU Western Campus has returned from Salzburg, Austria where he attended the Weill Cornell seminar in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The one-week seminar, which was hosted by the Open Medical Institute (OMI) American Austrian Foundation and held in the OMI conference centre at Schloss Arenberg, started on March 4th and ended on March 8th, 2024.

The OMI seminars are one-week courses in all areas of medicine held throughout the calendar year. Each medical specialty is divided into two or three related modules, which rotate on an annual basis. 

Dr. Tantu said that the seminar contributed to his professional development, knowledge expansion, networking, career progression, and keeping up with healthcare innovations.

“It enhanced my knowledge and broadened my comprehension by providing in-depth insights into certain obstetrics and gynecologic themes, techniques, technology, and research findings,” he said.

“I have gained knowledge from group projects, conversations with experts, networking opportunities and mentorship programs that support personal development, introspection, and ongoing advancement in medical practice and patient care,” he added.

During the seminar, Dr. Tantu made a case presentation on adolescent pregnancies and their problems, where he scored 100% in the post-seminar tests and was awarded a certificate of academic distinction for his efforts.

Dr. Tantu also discussed with Prof. Wolfgang Aulitzky, the Medical Director of the American Austrian Foundation. Discussions were focused on Kampala International University in terms of enhancing clinical care through professional development and evidence-based medicine practices, as well as growing access to high-quality medical education.