The Courses Sub-Committee is responsible for planning and developing ISUOG’s intensive and approved course portfolio, based on the pedagogical needs of our members.


Dr Simon Meagher is consultant sonologist at the Perinatal department, Mercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne. He also serves as Medical Director of Monash Ultrasound for Women where he oversees a team of 50 sonologists, sonographers, genetic counsellors, phlebotomists and administrative staff in delivering a tertiary level ultrasound service across south east Melbourne. Dr Meagher has dedicated 30  years of his term as Medical Director, teaching and lecturing in obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound both locally and overseas. He has delivered over 800 lectures, across 17 countries, and 43 cities worldwide. In 2015, he was awarded ‘Sonologist of The Year’ by the Australian society of Ultrasound in medicine (ASUM) in recognition  of his teaching skills and his commitment to  hands on training within the hospital setting at the Mercy Hospital for Women and for  his commitment and contributions to ASUM.

His interest in clinical research has focussed on early pregnancy screening and diagnosis he has published over 100  articles in peer review journals, including 15 articles  in the last 3 years focusing on first trimester  pregnancy screening and diagnosis. Dr Meagher has described five original sonographic fetal markers during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy. He is now focusing his interest on aneuploidy and embryo development from  seven to 10 weeks as we approach the dawn of a new era of genetic screening via free fetal DNA analysis.  

Dr Meagher has taken on multiple leadership positions - early in his career as the Chair of the Standards of Practice Committee at ASUM, examiner and executive board member for the ASUM Diploma of diagnostic ultrasound and later as council member of ASUM. Thereafter he served as Chairman of the Victoria Obstetric Sonologists group and on several  ISUOG Sub-Committees  at the  International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound.

Country: Australia

Field: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Specialties: Prenatal Diagnosis. First and Second Trimester Fetal anomaly screening. Aneuploidy screening and diagnosis. NIPT and prenatal Exome sequencing. Maternal and Fetal Doppler Ultrasound. Invasive Prenatal Procedures.  Ultrasound and Infertility. Tubal Patency Testing. 

Languages: English


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Sub-Committee Members

Dr Carol B. Benson is Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and was Chief of the Division of Ultrasound and Co-Director of High-Risk Obstetrical Ultrasound at Brigham and Women's Hospital until July 2020. She is a radiologist who specializes in ultrasound. Her clinical and research work spans topics in diagnostic ultrasound and Doppler, with special focus on obstetrical and gynecologic ultrasound and fetal interventions. She is a charter member of ISUOG and active in other national and international radiology and ultrasound societies. She is an elected fellow in the American College of Radiology, the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Carol played a key role in establishing the inter-disciplinary fetal cardiac intervention program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. The team has performed more than 200 aortic balloon valvuloplasty in fetuses with critical aortic stenosis developing hypoplastic left heart and more than 50 other cardiac interventions including valvuloplasty for pulmonic atresia. In addition, she and her maternal-fetal medicine and neurointerventional radiology colleagues developed a technique for in utero embolization of vein of Galen malformation. Their team performed the first successful embolization procedure in North America in March 2023.

Country: USA   

Field: Radiology, Ultrasound

Specialties: Obstetrical and gynecologic ultrasound, Fetal interventions

Languages: English

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Dr Conrado Milani Coutinho is currently a senior consultant in Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Clinics Hospital, University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. His special interests are related to the use of ultrasound during pregnancy for prediction, prevention and diagnosis of fetal and placental anomalies and the great obstetrics syndromes. Conrado completed MSc and PhD degrees in Tocogynecology (Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine, University of São Paulo) and a post-doctoral fellowship in Fetal Medicine in St. George’s University Hospital.

Conrado is currently involved in various academic and associative activities. He is currently a postgraduate supervisor at the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, member of the perinatology committee at the Brazilian Federation of ObGyn (FEBRASGO), associate editor of RBGO Gynecology and Obstetrics and member of ISUOG Educational Courses Task Force.

Country: Brazil

Field: Obstetrics; Ultrasound; Maternal Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal biometry and wellbeing; Maternal and fetal Doppler; Fetal anomaly screening and management; Fetal growth restriction; Multiple pregnancy; Preterm birth prediction and prevention; Placenta accreta spectrum disorders; Infections in pregnancy.

Languages: English; Portuguese; Spanish


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Prof. Simone Ferrero is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Genova. He graduated from the University of Genova in Northern Italy and obtained his Ph.D. in the Queen Mary University of London in the United Kingdom with a thesis entitled “Protein and cellular studies on the peritoneal fluid of women with endometriosis”. Prof. Simone Ferrero has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and edited several international books on endometriosis, uterine fibroids and endometrial cancer.

The main areas of his research are endometriosis and uterine fibroids. Prof. Simone Ferrero has extensive experience in the ultrasonographic diagnosis of gynecological conditions, in the hormonal and the laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis and fibroids.

Country: Italy

Field: Gynaecology; Imaging; Reproductive Medicine

Specialties: endometriosis; uterine fibroids; endometrial cancer; ovarian cancer

Languages: English; Italian; French

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Country: Sweden

Field: Gynecology; Obstetrics

Specialties: 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine

Languages: English; Swedish; Russian

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Executive Committee, Finance & Risk Committee, Courses Sub-Committee, Twins Special Interest Group, Doppler Special Interest Group

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.

Country: UK

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."

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Fetal Imaging specialist and consultant Fetal medicine at Prime Diagnostics center, Chandigarh, India

Dr Meetan Preet, is currently working as a Fetal Imaging specialist and consultant Fetal medicine at Prime Diagnostics center, Chandigarh, India. She has obtained her post doctoral fellowship from Mediscans in Chennai, India under Prof. S. Suresh.

Meetan is also working as a Consultant and Advisor to Medgenome Genetic Labs, India.

She has been a gold medalist during her graduation. She has several publications in national and international journals.

Her special interests include the fetal face and 3D, 4D in field of fetal medicine.

Country: India

Field:  Ultrasound; Obstetrics; Fetal Medicine

Specialties: First trimester screening for Anomalies, Fetal biometry and wellbeing; Second trimester Anomaly scan; 3D and 4D in obstetrics; Materno-fetal Dopplers and fetal growth restriction.

Languages: English; Hindi

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Honours Committee Member

Prof. Angela Ranzini is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and full professor of Reproductive Biology at Case Western Reserve University. Her special interests include anomaly identification, prediction of prematurity, Twins, Teaching processes and Quality control. Angela completed her MD at Medical College of Virginia (VCU), her Ob/Gyn residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY and her Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. 

Angela is the Director of the Fetal Diagnostic Center at the MetroHealth System and the  Program Director for the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the MetroHealth/Case Western Reserve University joint fellowship with University Hospitals. She is a Fellow member of AIUM and is a  reviewer for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. She is currently the Chair of the Education Committee, the Project Lead for the Rwanda Outreach program and serves as the VISUOG Abdomen section editor. She has been involved in many Committees and Task Forces of ISUOG.

Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics; Imaging; Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy

Languages: English

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Dr Carman Wing Sze Lai (MBBS, MRCOG, FHKCOG, MFM cert (RCOG), MFM cert (RANZCOG) received training in Maternal Fetal Medicine and Hong Kong and in the United Kingdom. She had worked as Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Lai is currently working in Gold Coast University Hospital as MFM consultant. She and her team have set up the high-risk obstetric clinic in the unit. Her research interests include placental function assessment and use of digital technology in improving obstetrics outcomes.  

Country: Australia    

Field: Maternal Fetal Medicine, high risk obstetrics  

Specialties: Fetal anomalies, fetal growth restriction, fetal wellbeing assessment 

Languages: English, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) 

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