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Country: India

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal growth; aneuploidy screening; fetal heart with fetal autopsy pathology specimen (video); fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedure. 

Languages: English; Hindi


Prashant Acharya is a consultant in fetal medicine and high risk obstetric care at Paras advanced center for fetal medicine, Ahmedabad, India. He is honorary sonologist and fetal medicine consultant at the NHL municipal medical college & KM school of post graduate medical studies, affiliated to Gujarat University. He is a leader in Maternal Fetal Medicine. His expertise is in obstetrical ultrasound with special focus on fetal growth, fetal Doppler, fetal echocardiography and fetal Interventions.

Relevant publications:

1) Evaluation of Applicability of Standard Growth Curves to Indian Women by Fetal Biometry:   Prashant Acharya, Ashini Acharya
South Asian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology, September-December 2009;1(3):55-61

2) International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 119S3 (2012) S161–S260  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 
LOW COST IN UTERO FETAL TRANSFUSION :P. Acharya, A. Acharya

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Education Committee (Chair), Patient Group Task Force (Chair), Basic Training Task Force, Editorial Board of UOG

C.M. (Katia) Bilardo is Professor of Fetal Medicine at UMCG in the Netherlands and is an expert on ultrasound and invasive prenatal diagnosis. Her areas of interest include Doppler Ultrasound, 1st trimester screening, fetal cardiology including heart function and fetal anomalies. Within ISUOG her activities include enhancing the didactic and scientific value of the Congress, expanding ISUOG's membership and developing a patient information and forum platform.

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Finance Committee (Chair), Scientific Committee, Bids Committee

Tom Bourne is Adjunct Professor and research team lead at Imperial College and Consultant Gynaecologist at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital London. He is visiting Professor and consultant at KU Leuven in Belgium. He has a specialist interest in the management of early pregnancy complications, and the use of ultrasound for the assessment of gynaecological disorders. He is a medical advisor and trustee of the UK patient group, the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. He is on the steering committee of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) and International Endometrial Tumor Analysis (IETA) trials as well as a number of other trials in the UK.

 

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Bids Committee, Scientific Committee, Perinatal Doppler and Vascular Focus Group, Editorial Board of UOG, Safety Committee, Online Education Content Review (Chair)

Country: Austria

Field: Obstetrics/Gynecology/Reproductive Medicine

Specialties: Fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; gynecological ultrasound; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine; safety of ultrasound

Languages: English; French; Italian; Dutch


Christoph Brezinka is an associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the reproductive medicine department of Innsbruck Medical University. He has an active interest in Doppler in Perinatal and periconceptional medicine since 1986. Christoph was secretary of the International Perinatal Doppler Society and organised this society's merger with ISUOG in 2002.

Notable Publications:

Brezinka C (2012). "Rare but typical" - a review of extrauterine dislocations of IUD's. J Gyn Endokrinol 6:12-17.

Brezinka C and Spitzer D (2012). Ultraschall in der Reproduktionsmedizin [ultrasound in reproductive medicine]. In: Gembruch U, Hecher K, and Steiner H, editors. Ultraschall in Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (in press). Berlin: Springer.

 

 

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Bids Committee, CME Taskforce, Education Committee, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Membership Development Committee, Outreach Committee

Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; aneuploidies; fetal heart; fetal interventional procedures

Language: English
 

Josh Copel is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine. He is currently President of ISUOG and in addition, he is an active member of the society having served as Treasurer from 2007 to 2011, and is a part of several ISUOG Committees. He is also Past President of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Past President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Notable Publications:

Moore CL, Copel JA. Point-of-Care Ultrasonography. N Engl J Med 2011;364:749-757.

Werner EF, Han CS, Burd I, Lipkind HS, Copel JA, Bahtiyar MO, Thung SF. Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of prenatal surgery for myelomeningoceles: a decision analysis.  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Apr 18. doi: 10.1002/uog.11176.

 

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: ISUOG Ambassador (Latin America), Fetal Heart Special Interest Group, VISUOG Taskforce

Dr. Mauricio Herrera is an obstetrician gynecologist with a specialty in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Fetal Cardiology and Fetal Neurology. He is the Director of the Maternal Fetal Unit at the Colombian University Clinic – Colsanitas Clinic since 2001.

 

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ISUOG Committee and Working Groups: Scientific Committee

Country: Australia

Field: Obstetrics
 

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery; genetics

Language: English

Jon Hyett trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and sub-specialized in Maternal and Fetal Medicine in the UK. He is currently Joint Head of the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonataology, University of Sydney. He is involved nationally with the Nuchal Translucency Accreditation Program of RANZCR / RANZCOG and internationally with the obstetric ultrasound accreditation programs run by the Fetal Medicine Foundation, UK and ISUOG. Jon is also involved in the Scientific Committee oversees the production and development of the scientific program for the ISUOG World Congress.

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Perinatal Doppler and Vascular Focus Group (Chair), Editorial Board of UOG, Safety Committee, Simulation Task Force, Scientific Committee

Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; preeclampsia; safety of ultrasound

Language: English


Christoph Lees is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine subspecialist, Consultant Obstetrician and Head of Fetal Medicine at Imperial College London where he is Clinical Reader. He is visiting Professor, KU Leuven, Belgium, was RCOG inaugural National Ultrasound Officer 2010-2013 and Vice Chairman, RCOG Subspecialty Committee 2011-2013. His research focuses on pre-eclampsia, cardiovascular adaptation, Doppler, intra-uterine growth restriction and non-invasive fetal surgery.

 

 

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: ISUOG President Elect, Finance Committee, Nominations Committee, Bids Committee, Membership Development Committee

Country: Australia

Field: Gynecology/Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal growth restriction; fetal interventional procedures; reproductive medicine

Language: English


Dr Andrew Ngu is a Fellow of RANZCOG with a subspeciality in Ultrasound. Currently the Chairman of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northern Health Epping and is a lecturer at the University of Melbourne. He is the principal of East Melbourne Ultrasound. He is also currently on the executive of the Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM). He is the Chairman of the Board of Examiners for DMU (Asia) and for DDU, by ASUM. He also served as President of ISUOG from 2014-2016.

 

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Membership Development Committee (Chair), Editorial Board of UOG, Incoming Chair of Scientific Committee

Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery

Language: English

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Fetal MRI Focus Group

Country: Austria

Field: Obstetrics/Fetal Radiology

Specialties: Fetal anomalies; fetal brain

Languages: English; German

Daniela Prayer is Professor at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria (MUW), Head of the Department Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Radiology, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy. Board member of ISUOG, ESMRMB, and the Austrian Society of Perinatology, member of the European and Austrian Society of Neuroradiology, RSNA, International Society of prenatal Diagnosis, publication of more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

 

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Editor of UOG, Clinical Standards Committee, Fetal MRI Focus Group, Scientific Committee

Prof Laurent J SALOMON, MD, PhD is a senior consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at Necker-Enfants-Malades Hospital and full professor at Paris Descartes University.Laurent is an associate director of a Master Degree in Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Medicine at Paris Descartes University. He is Editor of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Laurent also serves on a regular basis as an expert for the National Agency for Biomedicine, French Health Authority and National Security Agency in Health Products, as well as for international research projects.

 

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Deputy Editor-in-Chief of UOG, Clinical Standards Committee (Chair), Education Committee, 3D Focus Group, Patient Group Task Force

Nick Raine-Fenning works as a Consultant Gynecologist and Reader/Associate Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, UK. Clinically he manages women with benign gynecological pathology and subfertility including patients requiring IVF treatment. He is the Director of Research for the Assisted Conception unit (NURTURE: Nottingham University Research and Treatment Unit in Reproduction) and lead for the Academic Imaging Suite. Nick is a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the Wellbeing of Women and the lead of PREPARE (Patient-led Research into Early Pregnancy and Reproduction), a patient-led group he established in 2011.

 

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Editorial Board of UOG, Nominations Committee

Antonia Carla Testa studied medicine at the Catholic University in Rome. She did her residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the same university and specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She obtained a Doctorate in fetal and pediatric cardiological sciences.

Since 1998 she worked in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Catholic University in Rome. In 2004 she became an Assistant Professor in the same University. Since 1989 she has been involved in ultrasound research, at first in the use of Doppler velocimetry in pregnancy and then in the study of ovarian masses and oncological pathologies. At present she is in charge of the gyne-oncological ultrasound service at the Catholic University in Rome.

 

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Dirk Timmerman is professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at KU Leuven, Belgium, and Clinical head of benign gynecology and early pregnancy UZ Leuven

Vice-chair of the Medical Council at the University Hospitals Leuven. Senior Clinical Investigator of the Scientific Research Fund (FWO) Flanders.

He is coordinator of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) collaborative group including more than 50 centers for ovarian cancer diagnosis throughout the world. The IOTA group aims to develop new algorithms and liquid biopsies to diagnose and detect ovarian cancer and for optimal care of adnexal tumors (included patients n>22,500). InBev Baillet-Latour Prize for Clinical Research 2014 at the Royal Academy of Medicine, Belgium. Fellowship ad eundem from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG, London, 2014). William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine  2016 at AIUM Annual Convention, New York.

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Fetal MRI Focus Group (Chair), Education Committee, Approved Courses Task Force (Chair), Editorial Board of UOG

Country: Israel

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal brain

Language: English, Spanish, Hebrew


Gustavo Malinger is Associated Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University. Director Division of Prenatal Diagnosis Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel. He is also a current Board Member of ISUOG. He has organized and directed more than 40 courses and seminars on Fetal Brain imaging in 25 countries.

Notable Publications: 

Timor I, Monteagudo A, Pilu G, Malinger G.  Ultrasonography of the Prenatal Brain. Mc Graw-Hill, New York. 2012 (in press)

Farkas N, Hoffmann C, Ben-Sira L, Lev D, Schweiger A, Kidron D, Lerman-Sagie T, Malinger G. Does normal fetal brain ultrasound predict normal neurodevelopmental outcome in congenital cytomegalovirus infection? Prenat Diagn, 31:360-366, 2011.

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Outreach Committee

Dr George SH Yeo is a Fetal Medicine specialist at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), Singapore. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Singapore in 1975, became a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, in 1996 and a fellow of College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Singapore in 2004. He lead the development of Maternal Fetal Medicine subspecialty in KKH, is the head of obstetric ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis since 1993. He has special interest in and established the screening of beta Thalassaemia and the combined First Trimester Screening in Singapore.
Dr Yeo is professor of OBGYN at the Duke-NUS School of Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He is head of the Maternal Fetal Section of the College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Singapore. He is a clinician with special interest is in Birth Defects screening and he has more than 160 papers in indexed journals , speaks regularly to schools, national and international conferences. He has a RG Score of 39.30 and Google Scholar citations of 5535. Publication list is found at: https://scholar.google.com.sg/citations?user=M05LxJMAAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=1

 

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ISUOG Working Groups: 3D Focus Group (Secretary), Fetal Heart Special Interest Group, Perinatal Doppler and Vascular Focus Group, MRI Special Interest Group, Online Education Content Task Force.

Daniela Fischerova is an associate professor of OBGYN at the First Medical Faculty of Charles University in Prague. She has dedicated her career to the implementation of ultrasound in gynecological oncology and in the planning of individualized treatment of cancer patients based on ultrasound diagnosis and staging. Daniela is a past member of the Scientific Committee, Editorial Board of UOG and ISUOG Advisory Membership Group.

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ISUOG Trustee MoU

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