Supplement your learning for the ISUOG Pre-Congress Course "From genetics to obstetric management: essential genetics in practice."

Thank you for joining the pre-congress course  “From genetics to obstetric management: essential genetics in practice” course taking place in Singapore on Saturday, 20th April 2018, as part of the 28th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. During this one-day course you will receive a full view of the approach to the normal brain and heart followed by a detailed discussion of common and rare malformations affecting these organs. This course will Improve your knowledge on fetal neurosonography, will help you get the routine scan right every time, and develop your ability to detect abnormalities using orthogonal planes. A hands-on demonstration and a final quiz will challenge your knowledge. Explore the topic before you attend our course.

Explore the topic 

In order to make the most of this learning experience and help you achieve your learning objectives, we have prepared a path to guide you from the essentials to our course’s topics through ISUOG resources. The material below, will take you from the most basic aspects to a more comprehensive view of fetal anomalies, and some may even grant you CME points.

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More depth

This course is the perfect opportunity for you to dive in our rich material and discover or re-discover more advanced approaches to the topic, research updates or related educational material of a more advanced level:

Learning resources: Essential genetics in practice

May 24, 2018 Video

Beyond NIPT for the common trisomies: zooming in and out on the fetal genome

This lecture was delivered by Lisa Hui at ISUOG's World Congress in Montreal, in 2015.

Nov 15, 2017 Video

Cell free DNA: from prenatal screening to molecular diagnosis of cancer (D. Lo, Hong Kong)

This plenary lecutre was delivered at ISUOG's World Congress in Vienna, in 2017,

May 24, 2018 Video

Expanding analysis of cell-free DNA to deliver safe, accurate, speedy diagnosis of skeletal dysplasias and other monogenic disorders

This lecture was delivered at ISUOG's World Congress in Rome, in 2016.

Sep 15, 2017 Video

Expanding the reach of genetic carrier screening: sequencing for single gene disorders and exome testing - who benefits, what are the cautions?

This lecture was delivered by Louise Wilkins-Haug at ISUOG's pre-congress course "Modern obstetric management: the latest updates" in Vienna, in 2017

Apr 1, 2015 Video

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis

Alison Lashwood reviews the definition of PGS, and the definition, application and inclusion critera for PGD, shows application to diseases (hemoglobinopathies, HLA typing for genetic/acquired disorders) and includes some information on UK law and licensing. 2015.

Sep 15, 2017 Video

Screening for chromosomal abnormalities using cell-free DNA: Latest updates

This lecture was delivered at ISUOG's pre-congress course "Modern obstetric management: the latest updates" in Vienna, in 2017

Nov 16, 2017 Video

Screening for chromosomal anomalies: cfDNA for all, cfTS for all, Microarray for all?

This masterclass was delivered at ISUOG's World Congress in Vienna, in 2017.

Sep 15, 2017 Video

Understanding NIPT in practice: interpreting difficult clinical situations through case-based discussions

This lecture was delivered at ISUOG's pre-congress course "Modern obstetric management: the latest updates" in Vienna, in 2017

May 24, 2018 Video

NIPT based on cfDNA: the basics

This lecture was delivered at ISUOG's World Congress in Montreal, in 2015.

UoG Journal Articles 

Key speakers 

View past talks given by these speakers on On Demand.  

ISUOG Trustee (2013-2019), 2018 ISUOG World Congress Chair, Outreach Committee

Prof. George SH Yeo is a Fetal Medicine specialist at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), Singapore. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Singapore in 1975, became a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, in 1996 and a Fellow of College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Singapore in 2004. He led the development of Maternal Fetal Medicine subspecialty in KKH and has been the Head of Obstetric Ultrasound and Prenatal Diagnosis since 1993. He established the screening of beta Thalassaemia and the combined First Trimester Screening in Singapore.

Prof. Yeo is also a Professor of OBGYN at the Duke-NUS School of Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He is head of the Maternal Fetal Section of the College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Singapore. He has more than 160 papers in indexed journals and speaks regularly to schools as well as national and international conferences. He also has a RG Score of 39.30 and Google Scholar citations of 5535. 

Country: Singapore

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal Anomaly screening 1st trimester; Fetal Anomaly screening 2nd trimester; Fetal biometry and wellbeing; Aneuploidies; Fetal heart; Fetal growth restriction; Multiple pregnancy; 3D and 4D ultrasound

Languages: English; Chinese (Mandarin)

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UOG Editorial Board, Scientific Committee, China Task Force

Aris Papageorghiou is Professor of Fetal Medicine. He splits his time between providing clinical services to the National Health Service at St George’s Hospital in London and academic work at the University of Oxford. 
His clinical interests are in maternal and fetal medicine, in particular fetal diagnosis and therapy. On the academic front he is research director of the Oxford Maternal and Perinatal Health Institute and leads research in maternal, fetal and perinatal health using diverse methods. This includes several large global projects in low resource settings using ultrasound, biomarkers and interventions to improve phenotyping and outcomes. One major research line is in the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in imaging, which led to him founding the Oxford spin-out, Intelligent Ultrasound. Committed to globally accessible education, he founded during the pandemic. 
Aris is a prolific academic with over 450 original articles and an h-index of 86. He has received many honours, including a prestigious Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Athens; Honorary Fellow Award of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine; and Fellowship of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a Visiting Professor at Capital Medical University, Beijing; and the Chair of the Expert Working Group in OBGYN for NHS Digital, UK. In 2022 he was appointed as Editor-in-Chief for the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Prof. Aris Papageorghiou holds the following positions within ISUOG's Board and Committees:
  • Member of the UOG Editorial Board
Country: UK
Field: Obstetrics
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery
Language: English, German, Greek Spanish
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Professor in Fetal Medicine at St George’s Hospital, University of London, Director of Fetal Medicine at St George’s Hospital, former Editor-in-Chief UOG 2011-2018

Prof. Basky Thilaganathan is a specialist in the medical and surgical management of highrisk pregnancies (materno-fetal medicine) with a focus on twin pregnancy, fetal growth, fetal abnormality and pre-eclampsia. Prof. Thilaganathan's research methods include uterine Doppler and trophoblast invasion, screening for pre-eclampsia, echocardiography-based studies of maternal cardiac adaptation to pregnancy, and clinical studies of twin pregnancies.

He has authored two undergraduate and five postgraduate textbooks in obstetrics and fetal medicine and is the lead trainer for the Maternal-Fetal medicine sub-speciality training programme at St George’s Hospital, London. Prof. Thilaganathan was Editor-in-Chief of ISUOG’s Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology for nearly 8 years, within that time raising the Journal’s impact factor to 5.654. Furthermore, he has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications in indexed journals. He is a Council Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), member of the National screening Committee and also the Clinical Lead
for the first dedicated high-throughput NIPT lab in the UK NHS to undertake cfDNA aneuploidy screening in pregnancy.

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She is Director of the Prenatal Diagnostic Center at UCSF and co-Director of the UCSF Center for Maternal-Fetal Precision Medicine. She is also the President of the Perinatal Quality Foundation, and the Immediate Past President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include genetic testing and its application to prenatal screening and diagnosis.  She focuses on the unique aspects of translating new technologies into improved care for pregnant women and their fetuses.  Much of her recent research has involved cell free DNA screening and implementation into prenatal care.
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Nominations Committee

Prof. Jon Hyett trained in obstetrics and gynecology and sub-specialised in maternal and fetal medicine in the UK. He is currently Joint Head of the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonataology at the University of Sydney. He is involved nationally with the Nuchal Translucency Accreditation Program of RANZCR / RANZCOG and internationally with the obstetric ultrasound accreditation programs run by the Fetal Medicine Foundation, UK and ISUOG. Jon is also involved in the Scientific Committee, which oversees the production and development of the scientific program for the ISUOG World Congress.

Country: Australia

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; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery; genetics

Language: English

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