The Online Education Task Force is responsible for the review and restructuring of the existing and future education content of the Society into a comprehensive modular teaching framework.
Leader of Online Content Working Group
Dr. Lior Drukker is a senior consultant in the Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Rabin Medical Center, Israel, and an honorary research fellow at the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford. He holds an M.D. as well as B.Med.Sc from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Before studying medicine, he worked for five years in IT (Information Technology) as a developer of software to hardware interface and infrastructure.
His primary clinical and research interests are ultrasonography in prenatal diagnosis, maternal-fetal medicine, automation of ultrasound, and computer vision image analysis. His main research project is the Perception Ultrasound by Learning Sonographer Experience (PULSE) project, aiming to learn to develop novel imaging analysis (using machine learning and computer vision methods) that will aid operators and improve diagnostic pregnancy imaging, ultimately seeking to automate ultrasound analysis for clinical purposes. His research interests also include the utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) - Machine Learning (ML) to teach a machine how sonographers scan. His additional clinical and research interests are anomaly scanning, quality improvement, and cutting-edge ultrasound technologies.
Field: Obstetrics; Fetal Medicine; Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning
Specialties: Pregnancy care; Fetal scanning; Early anomaly screening; Third-trimester screening; Fetal growth; Fetal invasive procedures; Multiple gestations
Languages: English, Hebrew
Task Force members
A/Professor Meagher is an obstetrician gynaecologist at the Mercy Hospital for Women, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology University of Melbourne. He commenced his ultrasound training in 1991 and has been in full time ultrasound practice after obtaining RANZCOG subspecialty certification in obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound (COGU) in 1995. He also serves as Medical Director of Monash IVF / Monash Ultrasound for Women where he oversees a team of 50 sonologists, sonographers, genetic counsellors, phlebotomists, and administrative staff delivering a tertiary level ultrasound service across south east Melbourne.
◦ ISUOG Ambassador to Asia and Pacific region
◦ ISUOG International faculty of speakers
◦ ISUOG Joint Head of Courses committee
◦ ISUOG Online education committee
◦ ISUOG VISUOG committee
A/Prof Meagher immersed himself in education over the years and has delivered over 700 lectures, across 20 countries, and 46 cities worldwide. In 2015 he was awarded ‘Sonologist of the year’ by the Australian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) in recognition of his commitment to teaching both locally and across the Asia pacific region