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.


Committee members 

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).

Country: Italy

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; ultrasound on the labour ward

Languages: English; French; Italian

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Scientific Committee (Vice Chair, Obstetrics), 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. 

Country: France

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

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Francesco D’Antonio, MD, PhD, is an associate professor and consultant in maternal-fetal medicine at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chieti, Italy. Dr. D’Antonio has previously worked in the Fetal Medicine Unit at St. George's Hospital, London, UK, in the High-risk Pregnancy Unit at Catholic University of The Sacred Heart Hospital, Rome, Italy and in the University Hospital of Northern Norway, Tromsø. D’Antonio is in the Editorial Board of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Country: Italy

 

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

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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. 

Recent publications:

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?
Odibo AO.
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.

Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

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

Language: English

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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. 

Country: Switzerland

Field: Gynecology/Obstetrics

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

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