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Advances in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology 11-12 May 2018
2018-05-19
It was a dream-come-true to host the first ever ISUOG-Approved

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Advances in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology 11-12 May 2018
SANA’s Commences its Final Ultrasound Course for Midwives at Aboujaoude Hospital 17 May 2018
2018-05-17
SANA commenced its final ultrasound course for 8 midwives at

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SANA’s Commences its Final Ultrasound Course for Midwives at Aboujaoude Hospital 17 May 2018
SANA On its Last Trip to Dahieh 24 April 2018
2018-04-24
SANA’s team returned to Dahieh today for the last medical/educational

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SANA On its Last Trip to Dahieh 24 April 2018

Advances in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology 11-12 May 2018

It was a dream-come-true to host the first ever ISUOG-Approved course in Lebanon 11-12 May 2018 and it proved to be a most memorable event. The course was organized by SANA Medical NGO and Aboujaoude Hospital and it was under the patronage of the Lebanese Order of Physicians -Tripoli and in cooperation with LSOG and NSOG.

 

Delegates from all over Lebanon as well as from neighboring Syria, Jordan and as far as the UK gathered in the grand setting of Le Royal Hotel for the course. The reviews were overwhelmingly positive regarding the high level of the scientific sessions and the organization of the event.

 

The event’s success is owed to our amazing speakers who took our attendees through a journey of marvel into the world of ultrasound. The course covered all imaginable aspects of Ob/Gyn ultrasound: from the first trimester scan and its role in the era of cfDNA, to the second trimester scan with a special focus on the fetal heart, to the third trimester scan with a focus on growth and a discussion on the management of twins. In addition, an overview of the evaluation of the female pelvis ensued. At the end of the course, delegates were mesmerized as Prof. Abuhamad and Bilardo carried live scan demonstrations utilizing the latest sonographic equipment.

 

The meeting was not only a venue for the exchange of science and education but it was also an avenue for reuniting old friends, establishing new friends and acknowledging the world-class faculty amongst us. This was Prof. Abuhamad’s first visit back home in nearly 2 decades, Prof. Bilardo’s first visit to Lebanon and Prof. Visser’s third. The priceless contributions of Prof. Abuhamad, Bilardo and Visser to global maternal health in general, and to our Lebanon in particular, were recognized during our gala dinner. Shields of honor were presented to them by Dr. Omar Ayyash, President of the Lebanese Order of Physicians – Tripoli, Prof. Antoine Abu Musa, President of the Lebanese Society of Ob/Gyn, in addition to tokens of appreciation from SANA Medical NGO and Aboujaoude Hospital.

 

SANA Medical NGO and Aboujaoude Hospital also presented tokens of appreciation to LOP, LSOG and NSOG and a special token of appreciation was also presented to ISUOG for the incredible support. Finally, commemorating SANA’s 7th anniversary on May 19, special recognition to “Friends of SANA” was handed to Prof. Abuhamad and Bilardo, Aboujaoude Hospital and Drs. Daou and Helou.

 

A crowning event during our gala was providing the first ever ISUOG BT certificates to 10 trainees in Lebanon and details can be found at: http://www.sanango.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=265%3Aan-historic-moment-as-first-isuog-basic-training-certification-occurs-in-lebanon-11-may-2018&lang=en

 

Indeed our memory is replete with incredible images from a new gold standard in ultrasound courses in Lebanon. We owe it all to our distinguished speakers: Professors Abuhamad, Bilardo and Visser without whom this dream would not have been realized. May the future reunite us all in our beloved Lebanon…

 

SANA’s Commences its Final Ultrasound Course for Midwives at Aboujaoude Hospital 17 May 2018

SANA commenced its final ultrasound course for 8 midwives at Aboujaoude Hospital.

 

The team met today for introductions and goals and the first official didactic session.

 

The main topic today was the basics pertaining to physics and knobology. The midwifery students were quite excited to commence and they were given today’s handouts.

 

SANA’s portable probe was on hand today to create a pseudo-simulation setting using sonographic images on the screen and illustrating to the students the probe handling and orientation with respect to the image on the screen. This proved to be quite useful!

 

Most importantly, the ALARA principle and the 6-Step Approach to Obstetrical scanning were discussed and their importance stressed to the students.

 

SANA was able to secure 8 copies of Abuhamad’s e-book ‘Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology: A Practical Approach’ for each of the trainees. These were distributed to cement the strong foundations they shall need into the future.

 

It was a most exciting start and SANA looks forward to the evolution of its new trainees…

 

SANA On its Last Trip to Dahieh 24 April 2018

SANA’s team returned to Dahieh today for the last medical/educational mission at the health dispensary of “Aamel Organization”. Accompanying SANA was Dr. Maha Ayoubi, a 3rd year Ob/Gyn resident at the Lebanese University.

 

There were several patients waiting for SANA today and they were all between their 3rdthand 9thmonths of pregnancy. They ranged in age between 15 and 40 years, and 69% were on pregnancy 4 or more. Dr. Maha carried out all the scans with ease and comfort and systematically carried out the 6-Step and 3-sweep approaches, under the guidance of SANA’s Reem S. Abu-Rustum. In addition, she was skillfully obtained the majority of the anatomic planes ascertaining the presence and normal appearance of the various fetal organs. SANA redated 8% of the patients seen. Of note is that this was a very high risk group with 2 sets of twins seen, a patient with a placenta previa and 2 fetuses with anomalies. Followup was arranged for the patients.

 

SANA also brought to Aamel today the educational pamphlets, put forth by the Lebanese Society of Ob/Gyn, for distribution on how to ensure a safe fast to our expectant mothers during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

 

A special thank you to Levant Alie Houses SAL and Mr. Dory Mansour for providing all the supplements today.

 

At the end of a gratifying day, SANA thanked the outstanding team at Aamel and headed back home…

 
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