The ISUOG Outreach team has returned to El Obeid to conduct Phase I Trip II of the Outreach program in Sudan. Led by Prof. Hisham Mirghani of UAE (ISUOG Ambassador to the Middle East), the team is comprised once more of Dr. Angela Ranzini of USA, Dr. Reem Abu-Rustum of Lebanon (also ISUOG Ambassador to the Middle East), Yasmin Casmod of South Africa, Sami Mahmood Abdelkhair of Sudan and ISUOG’s International Development Coordinator, Gesu Antonio Baez. The team was also accompanied by ISUOG’s local partner on the ground Salamat Doctors Charity President, Dr. Sohaib El Badami.
The week began with excitement as trainees were reunited with trainers who had been mentoring them all year via WhatsApp. Trainees sent their images for review and trainers sent them cases to go over to allow them to remain in touch with training.
The day commenced with an assessment of the trainees’ retention of previous materials covered via a pre-test assessment and a practical assessment examining their knowledge of both fetal biometry and their systematic approach to the six-steps. These assessments helped give the trainers a greater idea on how to tailor hands-on training for those struggling trainees so as to best help fine tune their skills.
Prof. Hisham Mirghani delivering a lecture
The day ended with lectures on the 20 planes approach to the routine mid-trimester scan, evaluating fetal anatomy from longitudinal section, as well as distinguishing between normal and abnormal appearances of skull and brain. Despite a long day, most of the trainees asked to start earlier to conduct more hands-on training. Stay tuned for more stories from the field this week as we cover more of ISUOG Outreach Trip II in Sudan.
“Coming Full Circle Under the Sudan Sun…”
Collage by Dr. Reem Abu-Rustum