The Clinical Standards Committee (CSC) aims to improve and standardise medical practice guidelines for the use of diagnostic imaging procedures in obstetrics and gynecology.
The CSC also has the responsibility to provide guidance for individuals and sub-committees regarding the development of Guidelines or Consensus Statements on behalf of ISUOG. Therefore, members who are planning to develop such documents must submit a CSC Proposal Form at a very early stage of the process to minimize potential problems that may arise from late review of a nearly completed document that may not fully comply with either the expectations or best interests of the Society. Find out how to submit a proposal here.
Dr Federico Prefumo, MD, PhD, is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist at the University Hospital of Brescia, Italy. Dr Prefumo has previously worked at the Giannina Gaslini Institute in Genova, Italy and in the Fetal Medicine Unit at St. George's Hospital, London, UK. His main interests are in the field of high-risk obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine, fetal therapy and prenatal diagnosis. He has also worked on endometriosis and gynecological imaging. Dr Prefumo is an Editor of BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. For the years 2011-2012 and 2015-2017, he has been elected Vice-President of the Italian Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (SIEOG).
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; ultrasound on the labour ward
Languages: English; French; Italian
Scientific Committee (Chair), Clinical Standards Committee, Honours Committee, Basic Training Task Force, Fetal MRI Focus Group
Prof. Laurent Salomon is a senior consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at Necker-Enfants-Malades Hospital and full professor at Paris Descartes University. His special interests are imaging technologies including MRI, Twins, Fetal surgery, Statistics, Teaching processes and Quality control. Laurent completed a PhD in Physics with distinction (Paris XI Sud, Science University – Orsay), applied to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the placenta. He also completed a MSc in Medical Statistic with distinction at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
Laurent is an associate director of a Master Degree in Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Medicine at Paris Descartes University. He is on the Editorial Board of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and involved in many committees and task forces of ISUOG. 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.
Field: Obstetrics; Imaging; Fetal Medicine
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy
Languages: English; French
Dr. Francesco D’Antonio, MD, PhD, is an associate professor at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tromsø and consultant in maternal-fetal medicine in the University Hospital of Northern Norway, Tromsø. Dr. D’Antonio has previously worked in the Fetal Medicine Unit at St. George's Hospital, London, UK and in the High-risk Pregnancy Unit at Catholic University of The Sacred Heart Hospital, Rome, Italy. Dr. D’Antonio is the assistant chief editor of Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica since 2015.
Field: Obstetrics, fetal medicine, prenatal imaging
Specialties: Fetal brain, fetal heart, multiple pregnancies, fetal growth restriction, fetal magnetic resonance imaging, placenta accreta spectrum disorders.
Languages: English; Italian
UOG Editorial Board, Bids Committee, Clinical Standards Committee, Scientific Committee
Prof. Fabricio da Silva Costa (MD, PhD, FRANZCOG, DDU, COGU, Diploma in Fetal Medicine, FMF-London, UK) graduated in medicine in 1995. He was awarded a PhD in 2001 from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil for Doppler studies in the prediction of pre-eclampsia. In 2005, Prof. Costa became an Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and in 2014, he became Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Melbourne.
In 2009, Prof. Costa moved to Australia and worked at the Royal Women’s Hospital (University of Melbourne Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) for 7 years.
He was the Medical Director of Monash Ultrasound for Women, Adj. Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University and Head of Perinatal Services at the Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne before relocating back to Brazil in mid-2018.
Currently he is a Professor in O&G Ultrasound at Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo in Brazil.
Prof. Costa’s clinical and research interests focus on the use of ultrasound in maternal-fetal medicine, especially pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and preterm labour. In addition, he has special interest in first trimester screening, including non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). He also supervises trainees and post-graduate students on ultrasound in gynaecology.”
First Trimester Maternal Ophthalmic Artery Doppler Analysis For Prediction Of Pre-Eclampsia. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Feb 20. doi: 10.1002/uog.13338.
New directions in the prediction of pre-eclampsia. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2014 Apr;54(2):101-7. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12151.
Field: Obstetrics and Reproduction
Specialities: Fetal Anomaly Screening T1 & T2; Aneuploidy; Fetal Anomalies; Maternal and Fetal Doppler; Fetal Growth Restriction; Preeclampsia; Preterm Delivery; 1st trimester screening including NIPT and Pre-Eclampsia; Ultrasound in reproduction
Languages: English, Portuguese
"It was with great pleasure I was able to help to expand ISUOG's mission to Brazil and Australia. By promoting our society in Brazil (through a partnership with SBUS) and in Australia (through a partnership with ASUM) we are attracting new members for the society and delivering in these regions high level education activities through ISUOG Approved Courses. Now, living again in Brazil, my mission is to expand ISUOG education activities in Latin America.”
Prof. Asma Khalil is a Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine at St George’s University Hospital (University of London). She is a subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, specialising in scanning women and babies with complications in pregnancy. She is the lead for the Multiple Pregnancy service at St George’s Hospital, the referral unit for the South West London region, but also cares for women with low risk pregnancies.
Prof. Khalil gained her MD at the University of London in 2009 following two years’ research into pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure in pregnancy). She also has a Masters degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and an MRC scholarship. She has published more than 45 peer reviewed research papers in medical journals, and many review articles and book chapters. She has been awarded many research prizes, at both national and international meetings.
Her research interests include hypertensive disease in pregnancy, multiple pregnancy, and other complications of pregnancy.
You can follow her on twitter @ProfAsmaKhalil
Notable publications: She has published more than 45 peer reviewed research papers in medical journals, and many review articles and book chapters. Read more.
Field: Obstetrics; Fetal Medicine
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; prenatal diagnosis; fetal therapy; interventional procedures during pregnancy.
Languages: English; Arabic
"I am committed to supporting ISUOG’s membership growth and providing educational opportunities in underrepresented regions of the world. I have contributed to the Society’s scientific program, speaking at their Intensive education courses and even running two Approved courses of my own, which have become popular in their own right. One of these courses takes place in Egypt, the other in the UK, where there is a shortage in opportunities for basic training in the field. Through these initiatives I have introduced more than 70 new members to the Society in the last year alone and strive to continue delivering ISUOG’s resources in areas where there is most in need."
Prof. Anthony Odibo, MD, MSCE, FRCOG, FACOG
Anthony Odibo is currently employed as a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA. He completed his medical training at the University of Benin, Nigeria and trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology / Maternal Fetal Medicine in the UK and USA. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Anthony Odibo also holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Anthony Odibo splits his time between an active clinical practice, with focus on prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy, as well as research investigating prediction models and the role of the placenta in development of adverse pregnancy outcomes. He is the Medical Director of the Fetal Care Center of Tampa Bay.
Anthony Odibo is the new Editor in Chief of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has previously served as the Deputy Chief Editor for ACTA and Editor for BJOG and Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is on the Editorial Board for BJOG and Prenatal Diagnosis.
Customized fetal growth standard compared to the Intergrowth-21st Century standard at predicting small-for gestational age neonates.
Odibo AO, Nwabuobi C, Odibo L, Leavitt K, Obican S, Tuuli MG.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2018 Jun 7. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13394. [Epub ahead of print]
Vasa previa screening strategies: a decision and cost-effectiveness analysis.
Sinkey RG, Odibo AO.
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2018 May 22. doi: 10.1002/uog.19098. [Epub ahead of print]
Elective induction of labor at 39 weeks among nulliparous women: The impact on maternal and neonatal risk.
Sinkey RG, Lacevic J, Reljic T, Hozo I, Gibson KS, Odibo AO, Djulbegovic B, Lockwood CJ.
PLoS One. 2018 Apr 25;13(4):e0193169. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193169. eCollection 2018.
External validity in perinatal research.
Odibo AO, Acharya G.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2018 Apr;97(4):424-428. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13268. Epub 2017 Dec 18. Review.
Weight discordance and perinatal mortality in twin pregnancies: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
D'Antonio F, Odibo AO, Prefumo F, Khalil A, Buca D, Flacco ME, Liberati M, Manzoli L, Acharya G.
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Nov 20. doi: 10.1002/uog.18966. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
Screening and prevention of preterm birth: what is a clinician to do?
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2017 Aug;96(8):905-906. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13142. No abstract available.
Three-Dimensional Power Doppler Evaluation of Cerebral Vascular Blood Flow: A Novel Tool in the Assessment of Fetal Growth Restriction.
Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG, Odibo L, Macones GA, Odibo AO.
J Ultrasound Med. 2018 Jan;37(1):139-147. doi: 10.1002/jum.14323. Epub 2017 Jul 14.
Sexual Dimorphism in Umbilical Vein Blood Flow During the Second Half of Pregnancy: A Longitudinal Study.
Widnes C, Flo K, Wilsgaard T, Odibo AO, Acharya G.
J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Dec;36(12):2447-2458. doi: 10.1002/jum.14286. Epub 2017 Jun 24.
Prenatal diagnosis of aortopulmonary window associated with aberrant subclavian artery.
Louis-Jacques AF, Običan SG, Nguyen T, Odibo A.
Cardiol Young. 2017 Sep;27(7):1441-1443. doi: 10.1017/S104795111700035X. Epub 2017 Mar 16.
A stillbirth calculator: Development and internal validation of a clinical prediction model to quantify stillbirth risk.
Trudell AS, Tuuli MG, Colditz GA, Macones GA, Odibo AO.
PLoS One. 2017 Mar 7;12(3):e0173461. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173461. eCollection 2017.
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 &T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery
Professor Liona Poon is an Academic Subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine, devoted in improving maternal and fetal health. She has had a prolific research output throughout her clinical and research posts, including over 130 peer-reviewed publications in high impact international journals. In the last 10 years she has focused her research on establishing a programme for effective early prediction and prevention of preeclampsia, a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. With her success in developing a first-trimester prediction model for preeclampsia using maternal risk factors, ultrasound, blood pressure and biochemical markers, and on Aspirin prophylaxis against preeclampsia, her goal in the next 10 years is to improve obstetric care worldwide, through clinical research and education.
Aspire trial: incidence of preterm preeclampsia in patients fulfulling ACOG and NICE criteria according to risk by the FMF algorithm. Poon LC, Rolnik DL, Tan MY, Delgado JL, Tsokaki T, Akolekar R, Singh M, Andrade W, Efeturk T, Jani JC, Plasencia W, Papaioannou G, Blazquez AR, Carbone IF, Wright D, Nikolaides KH.
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2018 Jan 30. doi: 10.1002/uog.19019 [Epub ahead of print]
Aspirin versus Placebo in Pregnancies at High Risk of Preterm Preeclampsia. Rolnik DL, Wright D, Poon LC, O'Gorman N, Syngelaki A, de Paco Matallana C, Akolekar R, Cicero S, Janga D, Singh M, Molina FS, Persico N, Jani JC, Plasencia W, Papaioannou G, Tennebaum Gavish K, Meiri H, Gizurarson S, Maclagan K, Nicolaides K.H.
New England Journal Medicine 2017, 2017 Jun 28. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1704559. [Epub ahead of print]
Country: China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal anomalies screening; aneuploidy screening; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery; fetal growth; detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities; ultrasound on the labour ward
Languages: English; Chinese (Mandarin); Chinese (Cantonese)
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, UOG
Dr Alexandros Sotiriadis (MD, PhD, Diploma in Fetal Medicine) is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics – Gynecology (Maternal-Fetal Medicine) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and works as a Consultant at the Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ippokrateion Hospital, Thessaloniki. He is currently Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, member of the Editorial Board of Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and member of the ISUOG Clinical Standards Committee and EFSUMB Publication Committee. He has published over 100 articles in PubMed-indexed peer-reviewed journals.
Specialties: fetal growth; fetal anomalies; placental complications; genetics; preterm birth; evidence-based obstetrics
Languages: English, Greek
Bids Committee, Clinical Standards Committee, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Nominations Committee (Chair), Honours Committee, Governance group, ISUOG Task Forces & Special Interest Groups
Prof. Boris Tutschek is an ISUOG Board Member, a fetal medicine and gynecology ultrasound specialist in Zürich, Switzerland, as well as a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Düsseldorf University in Germany. His expertise includes fetal maternal medicine, fetal cardiology, teaching and training obstetrics and gynecology as well as new technologies. He is an active member of several ISUOG Working Groups.
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 and T2; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; maternal and fetal Doppler; ultrasound on the labour ward; 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound
Languages: English; German