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Uganda Medicine Grand Rounds

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MESAU stands for Medical Education for Services to All Ugandans. The universities are Makerere, Mbarara, Gulu, Kampala International University and Busitema University. MESAU is a consortium of universities in Uganda formed under the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) funding from the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

As MESAU’s “Northern” partner, the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) has the great privilege to coordinate the Johns Hopkins University’s technical assistance to MESAU. The mission of the CCGHE at Hopkins is to provide access to high quality training to health care providers in resource-limited communities. The MESAU leadership has asked Hopkins to provide support in 5 strategic areas, including monitoring and evaluation, research capacity building, IRB strengthening, curriculum development and IT/distance learning.

MESAU International Grand Rounds

The CCGHE has launched a new distance education Grand Rounds initiative in partnership with the Medical Education Partnership for All Ugandans (MESAU), a consortium of five Ugandan medical schools, including Makerere University, Mbarara University, Gulu University, Kampala International University and Busitema University. MEASAU is supported by the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI). The inaugural Grand Rounds Webinar took place on August 25th, 2011 from Makerere University in Uganda and was entitled “Mental Illness Among Health Professional Students”.  The student case presentations and faculty discussions were chaired by Dr. Seggane Musisi, Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry School of Medicine of Makerere University College of Health Sciences.  You can view these session via webcast at the following links. 

Uganda Medicine Grand Rounds 2016-04-19

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23 y/o female presented with left-sided facial injury after falling from a speeding boda boda (motorycle taxi)    

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Severl Speakers
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June 1, 2016

Quest for a Safe, Effective and Affordable HIV Vaccine for Uganda

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An HIV vaccine's primary goal would be to prevent establishment of an HIV infection.  There are secondary (control of infection) and teriary (reduce HIV transmission) goals as well. In this session, Dr. Robb explores the data on what's needed, what's been done and the current work in the quest for a vaccine. 

Speaker: 
Dr. Merin Robb, Director of HIV Vaccine Research, US
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May 12, 2014

Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children

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In this session, in depth presentations explore the clinical presentation of severe malnutrition in children, its complications and challenges.

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Drs. S Businge, E Kumbakumba, F Oriokot
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November 15, 2013

Medical Ethics & Professionalism

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A code of ethics exist for medical professionals and define ethical obligations and standards of professional practice.  Uganda's Mbarara University of Science and Technology present a series of case presentaitons and discussion on medical ethics and professionalism.

Speaker: 
Dr.Katumba Ssentongo Gubala
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September 6, 2013

Malaria in Pregnancy

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P. falciparum is the primary species responsible for morbidity and mortality in pregnancy.  There are 300-500 million cases/year, mostly in rural tropical areas below 1000m altitude. 30% of preventable cases of low birth weight and 2-3x increased risk of infant anemia as a result of an infected mother.

Speaker: 
Dr. M Adroma, PJ Kitonsa, A Collins, IE Namugaya, OA Aketoko
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March 27, 2013

Community Based Education Research and Service (COBERS)

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Community Based Education Research and Service (COBERS), when part of their medical education, is an excellent way for students to work in the communities in which they will eventually serve and experience first-hand the challenges of patients in hard-to-reach areas.

Hear discussion on how the COBERS program is working in Uganda, including rewarding experiences from 2 students. 

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Drs. G Ruzaaza, J Najjuma,
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February 15, 2013

Neonatal Health in Uganda

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A joint grand rounds program with University of North Carolina and Makerere University on newborn health.  While there are many challenges in improving newborn health in Uganda, opportunities also exist.  Hear specific case presentations as well as discussion about these challenges and opportunities.

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Drs. F Namiiro, M Kihlstrom, GK Mukasa, J Nakunda J Sabiiti
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October 4, 2012

Ebola

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Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda presents several cases of ebola as well as address several topics arounds ebola presenation, diagnosis and prevention.

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Drs. D Muyanja, T Kabanda, T. Wilson, R Muhindo, Y Boum
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August 31, 2012

Cervical Cancer: Challenges in Reducing Incidence

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Worldwide, cervical is the 3rd most common cancer in women and 7th overall.  85% of the global burden occurs in developing countries. (Globocan 2008, IARC)  Through case presentation and discussion, learn what is being done about cervical cancer in Uganda.

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Drs. N Bosco, E Mugisha, T Mutyaba, M Nakalembe, A Ndira
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July 13, 2012

Hepatobiliary Obstruction

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Obstructive jaundice benefits from multidisciplinary management.  In this session, through case presentation and discussion, learn more about causes of hepatobiliary obstruction, imaging modalities, and management.

Speaker: 
Drs. Timothy Kumuli, Christopher Opio & Michael Kawooya
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June 19, 2012

HIV-TB Interactions and Obstacles to TB control

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It is estimated that incident TB cases globally is upwards of 8.8 million and about 13% are in people with HIV.  The majority of these coinfected individuals are in the Africa region.  

In this session, hear practitioners at Makerere University addressing TB diagnosis and drug resistance in the setting of HIV in Uganda.

Speaker: 
Dr. Moses Kamya, Makerere College of Health Sciences
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April 13, 2012

PMTCT: Where are we now?

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An international grand rounds session between Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS), Addis Ababba University, and Johns Hopkins - Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV, Where are we now?

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Drs. M Kagawas, C Argani, J Birungi, J Byamugisha
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February 14, 2012

CNS Infections in HIV

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Neurologic complications occur in more than 40% of patients with HIV infection. This session reviews select cases from autopsies of HIV patients at Makerere University where CNS infections were involved.

Speaker: 
Robert Lukande
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November 29, 2011

Mental Illness Among Health Professional Students

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Data has shown that medical education can have an impact on students physical and medical health. This forum is dedicated to this topic. Case presentations and expert discussants from Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS): a production of the MEPI MESAU program.

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August 25, 2011