The Scientific Committee oversees the production and development of the scientific program for the ISUOG World Congress and for other scientific meetings of the Society.

 

Committee membership

Scientific Committee, Honours Committee, UOG Editorial Board

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 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, where he became Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Melbourne.

Later, 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 as the Head of the Ultrasound Service, Dapartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ribeirao Preoto, Medical School, University of Sao Paulo. Currently, he is the Acting Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit, Gold Coast University Hospital and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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.”

Country: Brazil

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
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Honours Committee Member

Prof. Thierry Van den Bosch defended his PhD in 2007 on the diagnosis of endometrial disease. His clinical research focuses on the diagnosis of endometrial and myometrial pathology, endometriosis and fertility exploration. He has published over 150 papers and has been over 100 times invited speaker at international conferences in English, Dutch and French.

He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the KU Leuven (Belgium) and at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). In 1992 he was appointed consultant at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Unit of Gynecologic Oncology, of the University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Hospital (South-Africa). In 1994 he moved back to Belgium. He worked as gynecologist at the Regional Hospital RZ Tienen, consultant UZ Leuven and KU Leuven and became the Head of department in RZ Tienen.

He currently works at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital UZ Leuven, at the Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, and is Senior Clinical Investigator of the Scientific Research Fund (FWO) Flanders, Belgium. 

Notable Publications

Country: Belgium

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound

Languages: English; French; Dutch

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Dr Helen Feltovitch's clinical appointment is with Intermontain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA). She also conducts research on developing ultrasound technologies and preterm birth in developing and developed areas.

Publications:

Feltovitch H, Gall TJ. Quantative imaging of the cervix: setting the bar. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013 Feb 41 (2): 121-8

Myers KM, Feltovitch H, Mazza e etal, The mechanical role of the cervix during pregnancy. J Biomech 2015; Mar 11 (epub ahead of print)

Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal Anomaly Screening 1T and 2T; fetal anomalies screening; aneuploidy screening; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; safety in ultrasound; fetal growth; detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities in low and middle income countries. 

Languages: English

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Full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospital of Parma where he is the Chairman of the Unit.

Country: Italy
 
Field: Obstetrics and Maternal/Fetal Medicine
 
Main field of research: Obstetrics, ultrasound in labor and prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies.
 
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; preeclampsia; ultrasound on the labour ward 
 
Languages: Italian; English; French
 
In 2019 he Founded the ISLANDS group (International Society of Labor and Delivery Sonography)
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Dr Haratz is a Senior Physician, Division of Ultrasound in ObGyn at Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky medical center. She has earned a MD degree in 2004 from the Federal University of Parana, Brazil and a Title of Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2006. Since then Dr Krajden Haratz has maintained a lively medical practice as Senior Physician in Hospitals and Private Practice. Further she specialized in Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Fetal Medicine and earned Title of Specialist in both areas, from the Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics – FEBRASGO. Her Fellowship in Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Neurology was under the auspices Prof. Gustavo Malinger at Wolfson Medical Center, Holon Israel. After her aliyah she completed the requirements and earned a Title of Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Israeli Medical Association.

 

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Subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine, PhD in Fetal Medicine from the Fetal I&D Medicine Research Center and FetalMed PhD, the only worldwide consortium developed in three centers of excellence in fetal and perinatal medicine in Europe: Barcelona (Spain), Leuven (Belgium) and Lund (Sweden). Associate Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine/Gynecology & Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia. Has a large experience in translational research with emphasis on biomarkers in several pregnancy complications, such as preterm labor, placental pathology, prevention of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. As a result of this research, he has published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed international journals. Committed to an academic career, is a member of the N-Gen committee and of the Symposium Advisory Group LATAM-2022 for ISUOG. Serves as a reviewer in international scientific journals in Gynecology and Obstetrics. 
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Dr. Sándor Nagy is specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Clinical Genetics. He is the Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Petz Aladár University Teaching Hospital and Dean of Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences at Széchenyi István University of Győr, Hungary. His special interests are Ultrasound imaging technologies and fetal MRI, Fetal neurosonography, Perinatology, Education and training in ultrasonography. Sándor completed a PhD in Clinical Medicine (Semmelweis University – Budapest), applied to Clinical significance of subchorionic hematomas in the first trimester of pregnancy.  As a perinatology fellow he’s spent a year at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NewYork, NY 2001-2002.

Sándor is a director of a Master Degree for Sonographers in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Széchenyi University. He is the President of the Hungarian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (HSUOG) and General Secretariat of the Hungarian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. and Vice President of the Hungarian Society of Perinatology. Involved in many committees and task forces of national societies. Sándor also serves on a regular basis as an expert for the Hungarian Health Authority as well as for international research projects. He is also acting as President of OB/GYN Department of Medical College (Ministry of Home Affairs).

Country: Hungary

Field: Obstetrics; Imaging; Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; screening of aneuploidies and fetal anomalies; neurosonography; maternal and fetal Doppler; basic training for medical students and sonographers

Languages: English; Hungarian

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Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Baylor College of Medicine

Dr Sanz Cortes current academic position is in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas), as an Associate Professor.  She is a fetal surgeon at Texas Children's Hospital providing care for patients who receive any fetal intervention from the time of pre-surgical evaluation, surgery and until delivery. Part of her clinical care is also dedicated to the management of the fetal neurosonology clinic at the same center.  She is also very invested in multiple research projects related to fetal conditions that require utero therapy from a multidisciplinary approach and with particular emphasis on advanced imaging techniques.  She is passionate about research mentorship, education, development of biomedical devices and innovation.  One of the main focus of her research has been dedicated to understanding the effects of fetal spina bifida repair and its minimally invasive approach, leading initiatives such as the International Consortium for Fetoscopic Myelomeningocele Repair.  

Other current affiliations that she holds are:  Member of the Steering Committee of Texas Children's Hospital Fetal Center, Steering Committee of the North American Fetal Therapy Network, Scientific Committee of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG), part of the Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Prenatal Diagnosis journal editorial boards.

 

Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomalies; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal therapy and intervention

Languages: English; Spanish

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Dr Srdjan Saso is a Gynaecological (Cancer) Surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London. Dr Saso is a great believer in translational clinical and academic work and projects that have the potential for ‘cross-fertilisation’ between medical and non-medical specialties. His main academic and clinical interest lies in gynaecological surgery (cancer and non-cancer) and the diagnostic application of ultrasound, with a particular focus on fertility-sparing surgery and oncofertility in general. Hence, the management of gynaecological issues in women who have not started or completed their families.

His other main research themes focus on the growing influence of Artificial Intelligence (and technology in general) in gynaecology. He is currently a PI on a machine learning and ovarian cancer diagnosis project. In addition, he is co-Principal Investigator on a point-of-care ovarian cancer diagnostic tool project and a co-Investigator on a project developing biomaterials strategies for preventing endometrial fibrosis and promoting endometrial regeneration.

Country: United Kingdom

Field: Gynaecological Surgery and Oncology, Ultrasound Diagnostics

Specialties: Gynaecological Surgery, Gynaecological Cancers, Oncofertility, Fertility-sparing Surgery, IOTA, Ultrasound Diagnostics

Languages: English, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, French

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ISUOG International Faculty Member

Dr Mala Sibal is presently a consultant physician at the department of Fetal Medicine and Obstetric and Gynecological Ultrasound, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. She is also the course director and faculty member of the Gynecological Ultrasound online learning portal ‘’Gynecology Academy’’ (www.gynac.org).
 
She is the author of the book “Ultrasound in Gynecology: An Atlas and Guide” published by Springer in February 2017.
She is authorised by the IOTA steering committee to conduct IOTA certification programs both nationally and internationally. She is especially interested in Gynecological Ultrasound and has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences on this subject.
 
She has authored peer-reviewed journal articles on novel diagnostic ultrasound techniques in the American Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. She is also a principal investigator in the ongoing International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA 5 & 7) International Research Program.
 
Notable publications
Mala Sibal (2017). Ultrasound in Gynecology: An Atlas and Guide, Springer Verlag, Singapore. The book has over 49,000 downloads.
 
 
Country: India

Field: Obstetrician and Gynecologist doing exclusive Fetal Medicine and Obstetric & Gynecological Ultrasound

Specialties: 3D/4D Ultrasound, Gynecological ultrasound, Gynecological oncology

Languages: English
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