This course will provide a comprehensive overview of ISUOG Practice Guidelines on the role of ultrasound in the prediction of spontaneous preterm birth.

Overview

Course name: Preterm birth: prediction and prevention through ultrasound
Duration of course: 6 hours 
Length of access for each course: 3 months
Certificates: 6 CME credits and ISUOG Certificate of Completion
Access: On demand lectures, learn at your own pace.  
Education level: Advanced 
Program language: English

Suitable for: This course is relevant to obstetricians, sonographers, midwives, and anyone who is the involved in antenatal care of pregnant women.

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Why do this course?

'Preterm birth: prediction and prevention through ultrasound' will be centred around updated ISUOG Practice Guidelines on the role of ultrasound in the prediction of spontaneous preterm birth. To support your day to day work, this course will bring you up to date with recent developments in two different clinical scenarios: 

  • Asymptomatic patients, to discuss the role of ultrasound on the prediction of spontaneous preterm birth and to advise them regarding the potential preventive measures, including progesterone, pessary, and cerclage.
  • Assessment of preterm birth risk using clinical examination, ultrasound, and point-of-care tests in patients symptomatic of preterm labor, to assist in the therapeutic decisions to be taken.

‘One of the most clinically useful courses I have attended for some time, thank you so much. And great to watch on the day but also really good to have access to the lectures to go back and listen again subsequently.’ - course participant

‘This course was an excellent synthesis of latest scientific data and practical application of it’ - course participant

Course description

This is the on demand version of the livestream course in July 2022. It contains the following lectures:

  • Setting the scene for the ISUOG Preterm birth Guidelines and Course - Conrado Milani Coutinho and Fabricio da Silva Costa
  • The global burden of preterm birth - João Paulo Souza (Brazil)
  • The issue of provider-indicated preterm birth around the globe - Fabricio da Silva Costa (Australia)
  • Spontaneous preterm labor as a syndrome - Rupsa Boelig (USA)
  • Prediction of preterm birth in asymptomatic singletons without prior risk factors - Helen Feltovich (USA)
  • How should cervical length be measured? - Conrado Milani Coutinho (Brazil)
  • Prevention of preterm birth in asymptomatic singletons: conservative measures and progesterone - Anthony Odibo (USA)
  • Prevention of preterm birth in asymptomatic singletons: cerclage and pessary - Vincenzo Berghella (USA)
  • Implementation of universal cervical length screening - John Newnham (Australia)
  • Overview of additional risk factors associated with high-risk for preterm birth and cervical surveillance - Raffaele Napolitano (UK)
  • Surveillance and management for patients at high-risk for preterm birth - Vincenzo Berghella (USA)
  • Are specialized antenatal clinics beneficial for pregnant women at high risk for preterm birth? - Penelope Sheehan (Australia)
  • The role of ultrasound in the management of singleton pregnancies with symptoms of preterm labor - Alexandros Sotiriadis (Greece)
  • The use of point-of-care biochemical markers in the management of symptomatic women - Francesco D’Antonio (Italy)
  • Multiple pregnancies: the role of ultrasound in the screening for preterm birth and management of preterm labor - Asma Khalil (UK)
  • The role of apps and algorithms for preterm birth prediction - Andrew Shennan (UK)
  • Frontiers of knowledge, AI and more on preterm birth - Helen Feltovich (USA)
  • ISUOG Preterm birth Practice Guidelines: summary of recommendations - Conrado Milani Coutinho (Brazil)

Learning objectives

  • Get up to date with the latest ISUOG guidelines on the role of ultrasound in the prediction of spontaneous preterm birth.
  • Learn about the global burden of preterm birth and the adverse outcomes associated with preterm birth.
  • Establish the role of ultrasound in the prediction of spontaneous preterm birth and the risk factors associated with cervical surveillance and management of high-risk patients.
  • Gain expertise in how to measure cervical length.
  • Learn how ultrasound and point-of-care biochemical markers can complement clinical examination and clinical decisions for patients symptomatic for preterm labor.
  • Understand the latest evidence for predictions and prevention of preterm birth in multiple pregnancies.
  • Discuss the role of AI, apps, and algorithms for preterm birth prediction.

 

Prices

Prices for ISUOG members

ISUOG member  £70     
ISUOG member - with trainee/sonographer discount  £35
ISUOG member in middle-income setting  £35
ISUOG member in lower-resource setting  £10
 

Purchase this course as a member

Members receive a discounted price for this course.


Prices for ISUOG non-members*

Non-member £80   
Non-member - with trainee/sonographer discount  £40
Non-member in middle-income setting  £40
Non-member in lower-resource setting  £15

* Prices for non-members does NOT include ISUOG membership. Join as an ISUOG member first for discounted prices to our online training courses (allow 24 hours for systems to update).

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Trainees/residents and sonographers/radiographers

Proof of status: All trainees, residents, sonographers and radiographers will need to submit proof of their trainee, resident, sonographer or radiographer status by way of a letter from their Department or Institution. The letter must be in English and dated within the last 3 months and submitted by email to [email protected] along with the name of the course you wish to purchase.

Sonographer definition: A sonographer is a non-physician medical imaging professional who performs diagnostic medical sonography, or diagnostic ultrasound.

Trainee/resident definition: A trainee is a medical professional who is not yet fully qualified or practicing without supervision within their chosen specialty and in accordance with the relevant national regulatory authorities; a resident is in residency training which leads to specially or subspecialty) certification.

Low resource country discount

ISUOG's mission is to disseminate the highest quality education to the broadest audience. To support this aim, we have ensured that attendees from low resource countries have the lowest purchase costs. ISUOG's low resource country list can be viewed here https://www.research4life.org/access/eligibility/.

No other discounts can be used in conjunction with this rate. These rates will appear automatically in the ISUOG Academy based on your membership details, or registered details. Please make sure these details are up to date.

Middle income country discount

ISUOG's mission is to disseminate the highest quality education to the broadest audience. To support this aim, we have ensured that attendees from middle income countries have access to reduced purchase costs. ISUOG has identified the following countries whose economies fall within the middle income category as defined by the World Bank: American Samoa, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic , India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan.

No other discounts can be used in conjunction with this rate. These rates will appear automatically in the ISUOG Academy based on your membership details, or registered details. Please make sure these details are up to date.

 

Further information

Accreditation and CME Credits

CME credits
The European Accreditation Council (EACCME) accredits this online course for Continuing Medical Education (CME). European CME credits (ECMEC®) will be awarded on successful completion of this course. Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

CME Subcommittee
The CME Subcommittee oversees the CME requirements for our CME accredited courses.

Conflict of Interest
No commercial support has been accepted related to the development or publication of this course. This course underwent peer review in line with the standards of editorial integrity and publication ethics maintained by the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology (ISUOG). Conflicts of interest have been identified and resolved in accordance with EACCME guidelines.

You can find out how we adhere to the essential criteria for EACCME accreditation requirements here.

Technical Requirements

You can study on your phone, tablet or laptop. To participate and access this activity you will need a good internet connection and an up to date browser:

  • MS Internet Explorer 11 (Not including compatibility modes)
  • MS Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox version 60 Extended Support Release (ESR)
  • Google Chrome 73
  • Safari 10 auf OS X
  • Mobile Browser Android >4 and iOS > 9
  • Current versions of Adobe Reader plugin

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