Supplement your learning for the ISUOG Fetal anomalies course with the following learning resources.
Thank you for joining our “Fetal Anomalies” course taking place in Athens on Saturday, 21 April 2018, as part of the International Symposium 2018. 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.
Some of these activities are exclusively available to our members. Become a member today.
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:
UoG Journal Articles
- Accuracy of neurosonography and MRI in clinical management of fetuses referred with central nervous system abnormalities (2014)
- Fetal posterior fossa dimensions: normal and anomalous development assessed in mid-sagittal cranial plane by three-dimensional multiplanar sonography (2014)
- Anterior and posterior complexes: a step towards improving neurosonographic screening of midline and cortical anomalies (2015)
- Basic heart examination: feasibility study of first-trimester systematic simplified fetal echocardiography (2017)
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- Cavum septi pellucidi (CSP) ratio: a marker for partial agenesis of the fetal corpus callosum (2017)
- Non-visualization of choroid plexus of fourth ventricle as first-trimester predictor of posterior fossa anomalies and chromosomal defects (2018)
View past talks given by these speakers on On Demand.
2020 Virtual Congress Technical Congress Chair; Education Committee & Task Forces, Executive, Finance, Honours and Nominations Committees; Education Task Forces, UOG Editorial Board
Prof. dr. C.M. (Katia) Bilardo is Professor of Fetal Medicine at UMCG in the Netherlands and is an expert on ultrasound and invasive prenatal diagnosis.
Caterina (Katia) M. Bilardo was born in Savigliano (Piedmont), Italy. After completing
cum laude in 1983 the Medical studies and the Specialization in Obstetrics and
Gynaecology at the University of Turin, she trained as Fellow in Prenatal Diagnosis and
Fetal Medicine (1985- 1989) at King’s College Hospital, London, where she worked
under the supervision of Prof. S. Campbell and Prof. K. N. Nicolaides.
Since 1989 she has relocated to the Netherlands where she has worked as Consultant
and Head of the Prenatal Diagnosis Department at the Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam (1992-2010). From 2010 to 2017 she has worked as Head of the Fetal
Medicine Department at the University Medical Center Groningen where, in 2011, she
has been appointed Professor in Fetal Medicine. Since October 2017 she has moved
with the same position to the Amsterdam UMC, location VU Medical Center in
Amsterdam, where she has also been appointed as Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology
and Fetal Medicine. In the Netherlands she has been President of the Dutch Working
Party for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is currently member of the
Committee Prenatal Screening of the National Health Council.
Since 2007 she is in the Editorial Board of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Since 2009 she is Board member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics
and Gynecology (ISUOG). Between 2013-2017 she was Chair of the Education
Committee within ISUOG. And in 2018-2020 she has been President of the same
She has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and supervised numerous PhD students.
In 2021 she was bestowed the Stuart Campbell award for Education.
• Doppler study of the utero-placental and fetal circulation (chief researcher
• Fetal dysmorphology ( 2D and 3D studies)
• First and second trimester ultrasound screening for aneuploidies
• First trimester ultrasound
• Psychological aspects of Screening
• Fetal cardiology
Country: The Netherlands
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; 3D & 4D ultrasound; genetics
Languages: English; Italian; French; Dutch
Fetal Heart Special Interest Group (Chair)
Professor Carvalho is a paediatric cardiologist who specialises in imaging and managing abnormalities of the fetal heart during pregnancy. She works in London, at the Royal Brompton and St George’s NHS Foundation Trusts and is Professor of Practice at St George’s University of London.
Professor Carvalho graduated with Honours in Brazil (MB BS) and initiated her Cardiology training in São Paulo. She obtained her PhD and completed her specialist training in paediatric cardiology in London. Since 1999, she has focused her interest in imaging the fetal heart throughout pregnancy and managing high-risk pregnancies (fetal cardiology). She is Head of ‘Brompton Centre for Fetal Cardiology’ at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Lead Fetal Cardiologist at St George’s Hospital and Professor of Practice at St George’s University of London.
She is Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), Fellow of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG), and Chairperson of ISUOG Fetal Heart Special Interest Group. She was ISUOG Board Member and Trustee (2009-2016), Editor for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2011-2014) and Council Member of the British Congenital Cardiac Association (BCCA, 2016-2019).
She is known internationally for her clinical, educational and research interests in Fetal Cardiology and lectures regularly at national and international conferences.
Field: Obstetrics/Fetal and Pediatric Cardiology
Specialties: Fetal heart
Languages: English; Portuguese
UOG Editorial Board, Fetal MRI Focus Group (Chair)
Gustavo Malinger is Associated Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University. Director Division of Prenatal Diagnosis Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel. He is also a current Board Member of ISUOG. He has organized and directed more than 40 courses and seminars on Fetal Brain imaging in 25 countries.
Timor I, Monteagudo A, Pilu G, Malinger G. Ultrasonography of the Prenatal Brain. Mc Graw-Hill, New York. 2012 (in press)
Farkas N, Hoffmann C, Ben-Sira L, Lev D, Schweiger A, Kidron D, Lerman-Sagie T, Malinger G. Does normal fetal brain ultrasound predict normal neurodevelopmental outcome in congenital cytomegalovirus infection? Prenat Diagn, 31:360-366, 2011.
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal brain
Language: English, Spanish, Hebrew
UOG Editorial Board, Scientific Committee, China Task Force
Prof. Aris Papageorghiou holds the following positions within ISUOG's Board and Committees:
- Member of the ISUOG Scientific Committee
- Member of the UOG Editorial Board
- Member of the Basic Training Task Force
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
ISUOG Advisory Group, Executive Committee, Finance & Risk Committee, Nominations Committee, Fetal MRI Focus Group, UOG Editorial Board
Prof. Laurent Salomon is a senior consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at Necker-Enfants-Malades Hospital and full professor at Paris Descartes University. His special interests are imaging technologies including MRI, Twins, Fetal surgery, Statistics, Teaching processes and Quality control. Laurent completed a PhD in Physics with distinction (Paris XI Sud, Science University – Orsay), applied to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the placenta. He also completed a MSc in Medical Statistic with distinction at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
Laurent is an associate director of a Master Degree in Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Medicine at Paris Descartes University. He is on the Editorial Board of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and involved in many committees and task forces of ISUOG. Laurent also serves on a regular basis as an expert for the National Agency for Biomedicine, French Health Authority and National Security Agency in Health Products, as well as for international research projects.
Field: Obstetrics; Imaging; Fetal Medicine
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy
Languages: English; French
Education Committee, Basic Training Task Force
Prof. Nikos Vrachnis is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Athens Medical School, Attiko University Hospital in Athens, and Chair of the ISUOG Validation Task Force. Currently, he serves as President of the Hellenic Authority for Medically Assisted Reproduction. He is also a Visiting Reader in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine 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.
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
Field: Obstetrics, Gynecology, Fetal-Maternal Medicine
Specialties: Preterm labour, Down’s syndrome, fetal anomalies, and 3D/4D ultrasound
Languages: Greek, English