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.
Editorial Board of UOG, 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
Member of the 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."
Martins WP, Welsh AW, Lima JC, Nastri CO, Raine-Fenning NJ. The "volumetric" pulsatility index as evaluated by spatiotemporal imaging correlation (STIC): a preliminary description of a novel technique, its application to the endometrium and an evaluation of its reproducibility. Ultrasound Med Biol 2011; 37: 2160-2168.
Martins WP, Rocha IA, Ferriani RA, Nastri CO. Assisted hatching of human embryos: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Hum Reprod Update 2011; 17: 438-453.
Field: Reproductive Medicine; Gynecology; Early Pregnancy
Specialties: 3D and 4D ultrasound; evidence based medicine; reproducibility of results
Language: English; Portuguese
"I’ve coordinated the translation of the ISUOG Clinical Standards Committee guidelines into Portuguese (Brazil) and I’ve divulged the free membership for trainees in Ob-Gyn and/or Ultrasound in Brazil. I greatly enjoyed these tasks because I believe these will improve the quality of ultrasound scans in Portuguese-speaking countries, particularly in Brazil."
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
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
3D Focus Group (Secretary), Fetal Heart Special Interest Group, Perinatal Doppler and Vascular Focus Group, MRI Special Interest Group, Online Education Content Task Force.
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