The CME Task force is responsible for directing ISUOG’s project for CME accreditation of its online content, and ensuring this content is both current and of the highest quality, in order to provide members with a comprehensive and interactive learning experience.

Chair

Task force members

Education Committee, Executive Committee, Nominations Committee, Patient Information Task Force, Basic Training Task Force

Dr Caterina 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. She is current President of ISUOG and her other activities within ISUOG include enhancing the didactic and scientific value of the Congress, expanding ISUOG's membership and developing a patient information platform.

Country: The Netherlands

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; 3D & 4D ultrasound; genetics

Languages: English; Italian; French; Dutch

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Online Education Content Review Task Force (Chair), Bids Committee, Scientific Committee, Perinatal Doppler and Vascular Focus Group, Safety Committee

Prof. 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.

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

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Bids Committee, CME Task Force, Education Committee, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Honours Committee, ISUOG Advisory Membership Group, Nominations Committee, Outreach Committee

Prof. Josh Copel is a Professor of obstetrics, gynecology & reproductive sciences and pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine. He is past 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 a past President of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and a 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.

Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

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

Language: English

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Fetal MRI Focus Group (Chair)

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.

Country: Israel

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal brain

Language: English, Spanish, Hebrew

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ISUOG Ambassador to Egypt and North Africa, CME Task Force (Chair), Education Committee

Dr Aly Youssef was a resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alexandria University, Egypt until 2006. He worked as a trainee in the Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine Unit, Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy from 2008 to 2013 and has since become a specialist and research fellow. He has published over 35 academic papers in peer-reviewed journals mainly in the field of Ultrasound in Obstetrics.

Notable Publications:

Youssef A, Ghi T, Pilu G. How to perform ultrasound in labor: assessment of fetal occiput position. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013; 41: 476–478.

Youssef A, Ghi T, Pilu G. How to image the fetal corpus  callosum. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 42(6):718-20.

​Youssef A, Arcangeli T, Radico D, Contro E, Guasina F, Bellussi F, Maroni E, Morselli-Labate A, Farina A, Pilu G, Pelusi G, Ghi, T. Accuracy of fetal gender determination in the 1st trimester using 3D ultrasound. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2011 ;37:557-561.

Youssef A, Salsi G, Bellussi F, Arcangeli T, Farina A, Contro E, Maroni E, Pilu G, Rizzo N, Ghi T. Three-dimensional ultrasound is an accurate and reproducible technique for fetal crown-rump length measurement. Prenat Diagn 2012 ;32:220-227

Country: Italy / Egypt

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; maternal and fetal Doppler; ultrasound on the labour ward; 3D & 4D ultrasound; pelvic floor imaging

Languages: English; Italian; Arabic; French

"I have regularly organised, with the help of many local and international speakers, basic and advanced ultrasound courses in Egypt (and other countries in the middle-east). Many of these courses were ISUOG approved. It is always a pleasure to meet young people eager to learn, and to see year after year the positive feedback and the growing interest in prenatal diagnosis and ISUOG activities". 

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