Supplement your learning for the ISUOG course on fetal anomalies with the following learning resources.

Thank you for joining our course "Fetal anomalies 2019" taking place in Athens, Greece, from 3rd to 5th May 2019. This course is also available to live stream.

During this two day course, chaired by Aris Papageorghiou and Nick Vracnhis, and composed of theoretical lectures, interactive Q&A sessions, and live scans, you will have the opportunity to improve your knowledge on the principles and practice of fetal anomaly detection by ultrasound, and learn to get the routine scan right every time. 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 some may even grant you CME points.

Some of these activities are exlusively avilable to our members. Become a member today. 

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Learning modules

Apr 30, 2017 Video

A practical guide to the first trimester diagnosis of fetal brain malformation

This lecture was delivered by Dr Simon Meagher at ISUOG's Reproduction, early pregnancy and first trimester Course, Melbourne, 29-30 April 2017.

Apr 30, 2017 Video

First trimester diagnosis of fetal cardiac malformation: are we ready?

Presents the sonographic appearances of fetal brain malformation 11-1 4 weeks. CNS malformation is divided into lethal and non lethal malformation and many video clip sequences are presented demonstrating the key sonographic findings of acrania menigocele encephalocele holoprosencephaly, open spina bifida and posterior fossa anomalies. Lecture summarizes the benefits and limitations of CNS screening and diagnosis at 8-14 weeks

Apr 1, 2017 Video

Fetal abnormalities in multiple pregnancy

This lecture was delivered by Dr Caterina Bilardo at ISUOG's Multiple Pregnancy Course, London, 1-2 April 2017.

Jan 1, 2014 Video

Fetal genital anomalies: aetiology investigations

This lecture was delivered by Prof. Lyn Chitty at ISUOG's intensive course on Fetal anomalies & CNS: Thorax, GIT, GUT, Skeletal System and Syndromes, in February 2014.

More depth

At the same time, 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:

CME activities

Learning modules

Feb 1, 2014 Video

Hand malformations and syndromes

This lecture was delivered by Prof. Dario Paladini at ISUOG's intensive course on Fetal anomalies & CNS: Thorax, GIT, GUT, Skeletal System and Syndromes, in February 2014.

Feb 1, 2014 Video

Noonan syndrome: A checkmate?

This lecture was delivered by Caterina Bilardo at ISUOG's intensive course on Fetal anomalies & CNS: Thorax, GIT, GUT, Skeletal System and Syndromes, in February 2014.

Apr 30, 2017 Video

Anomalies of the fetal gastrointestinal tract 11-14 weeks: benefits and limitations

Dr Simon Meagher gives an account of the sonographic appearances of GIT anomalies at 11-14 weeks gestation, and summarises the benefits and limitations of early first trimester screening and diagnosis. 2017.

Key speakers 

View past talks by these speakers on On Demand.

ISUOG Fellowship 2014, Scientific Committee, Stuart Campbell Award for Education winner, 2018

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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ISUOG Fellowship, 2014, Stuart Campbell Award for Education winner, 2011

Prof. Dario Paladini is currently the Head of the Fetal Medicine and Surgery Unit at G. Gaslini Children's Hospital in Genova, Italy.

Country: Italy

Field: Gynecology; Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T2; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; fetal therapy

Languages: English; Italian; Spanish

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Bids Committee Chair, Nominations Committee Chair, Past Chair and member of the Scientific Committee

Prof. Aris Papageorghiou holds the following positions within ISUOG's Board and Committees:

  • Trustee and Board member
  • Honorary Secretary 
  • Chair, ISUOG Bids Committee
  • Member of the ISUOG Scientific Committee
  • Member of the ISUOG Executive Committee
  • Member of the Finance Committee
  • Member of the UOG Editorial Board
  • Member of the Basic Training Task Force

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

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Education Committee, Patient Information Task Force, Basic Training Task Force

Prof. Nikos Vrachnis is an As. Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fetal-Maternal Medicine at the University of Athens Medical School, Aretaieio University Hospital. Currently, he also serves as Chair of the Gynecology, Obstetrics and Perinatal Medicine Unit at Evgenideio University Hospital (Athens). He also serves as Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St George’s University Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, London.

Nikos has written or edited 15 books, has more than 150 scientific publications and has been awarded four times for his research work.  He has a special interest in medical education, simulation and training, preterm labour, Down’s syndrome, fetal anomalies and 3D/4D ultrasound. Has run more than 100 practical courses in Greece and Cyprus, including Obstetric and Gynecologic Ultrasound courses, as well as courses in Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Presently serves as President of the Hellenic Society of Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergency.

Within the ISUOG he is a member of the Educational Committee, of the Basic Training Task Force and of the Patient Leaflets task force.

Notable publications
Soluble Fas and Fas-ligand levels in mid-trimester amniotic fluid and their associations with severe small for gestational age fetuses: a prospective observational study.
Vrachnis N, Dalainas I, Papoutsis D, Samoli E, Rizos D, Iliodromiti Z, Siristatidis C, Tsikouras P, Creatsas G, Botsis D. J Reprod Immunol. 2013 Jun;98(1-2):39-44

The fetus that is small for gestational age.
Vrachnis N, Botsis D, Iliodromiti Z. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Dec;1092:304-9

Elevated mid-trimester amniotic fluid ADAM-8 concentrations as a potential risk factor for preterm delivery.
Vrachnis N, Malamitsi-Puchner A, Samoli E, Botsis D, Iliodromiti Z, Baka S, Hassiakos D, Creatsas G. J Soc Gynecol Investig. 2006 Apr;13(3):186-90.

Resistin in mid-trimester amniotic fluid in trisomy 21.
Vrachnis N, Gkogkas L, Iliodromiti S, Grigoriadis C, Samoli E, Iliodromiti Z, Pangalos C, Pappa KI, Drakoulis N, Creatsas G, Botsis D. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 Nov;26(16):1576-80

Three-dimensional ultrasound and three-dimensional power Doppler improve the preoperative evaluation of complex benign ovarian lesions.
Vrachnis N, Sifakis S, Samoli E, Kappou D, Pavlakis K, Iliodromiti Z, Botsis D. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2012;39(4):474-8.

Hospital visiting in obstetrics and gynecology: a tool for the advancement of training.
Creatsas G, Vrachnis N. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2006 Dec;95(3):298-301

Placental growth factor (PlGF): a key to optimizing fetal growth.
Vrachnis N, Kalampokas E, Sifakis S, Vitoratos N, Kalampokas T, Botsis D, Iliodromiti Z. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 Jul;26(10):995-1002.

Doppler assessment of the intrauterine growth-restricted fetus.
Botsis D, Vrachnis N, Christodoulakos G. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Dec;1092:297-303

Country: Greece

Field: Obstetrics, Gynecology, Fetal-Maternal Medicine

Specialties: Preterm labour, Down’s syndrome, fetal anomalies, and 3D/4D ultrasound

Languages: Greek, English

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Honorary Member, Outreach Committee

Prof. Ann Tabor is Professor of Fetal Medicine at the Department of Obstetrics, The Juliane Marie Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital and the University of Copenhagen. Her main research areas are:

  • Prenatal screening
  • First trimester risk assessment of the fetus
  • Invasive diagnostic procedures in pregnancy
  • Intrauterine growth
  • Intrauterine monitoring of foetuses at risk
  • Teaching and training in obstetrical and gynaecological ultrasound
  • Physical and sexual abuse in women

Professor Ann Tabor received an Award from the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, in recognition of achievement in gynaecology and obstetrics, in 2000. In 2008 she was awarded the Gold Medal from the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Singapore, and in 2011 she was rewarded with a grant from The Found called ‘A Good Beginning In Life” for her research on violence and abuse in women.

Country: Denmark

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 &T2; aneuploidies; preterm delivery

Languages: English; Danish; French

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