Supplement your learning for the ISUOG First Trimester course with the following learning resources.
Thank you for joining our 'First Trimester' course taking place in Melbourne, Austrailia from 4th-5th May 2019 . Live stream Dr Simon Meagher's First trimester course for an in-depth look at the guidelines and clinical practice for the sonographic assessment of the normal fetus at 11-14 weeks. During this two-day course, delegates will have the opportunity to improve their understanding of first trimester fetal malformation, receive deep insights into aneuploidy screening (FTCS, NIPT exome), and learn from world-renowned speakers about screening for adverse pregnancy outcome (PET IUD IUGR). 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 basics to a more comprehensive view of First Trimester Ultrasound some open to everyone and some available only to ISUOG members –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
- Routine first‐trimester screening for fetal trisomies in twin pregnancy: cell‐free DNA test contingent on results from combined test
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Dr Rolnik completed his Obstetrics and Gynaecology training at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. He then went on to work with Professor Kypros Nicolaides and undertook the Diploma in Fetal Medicine at the Fetal Medicine Foundation in London.
During this time, Dr Rolnik became involved in the ASPRE trial, a large scale randomised trial investigating the role of low dose aspirin in preventing pre-eclampsia in the context of a large first trimester screening program. The findings from this study, published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, have the potential to lead to a paradigm shift not only in the prevention of pre-eclampsia, but also in the way antenatal care is delivered.
Dr Rolnik is currently working as a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow at Monash Medical Centre
Dr Fred Ushakov is a highly experienced fetal medicine professional with unique expertise in practical implications of ultrasound. He has more than 25 years of international practice within the world's leading institutions. His main research interest is diagnosis of anomalies at 11-13 weeks, which includes early fetal echocardiography and neurosonography, along with detection of spina bifida, other serious anomalies and genetic syndromes during the first trimester of pregnancy.
He has exceptional knowledge in development and implementation of advanced interactive ultrasound courses with a solid track record in organisation of practical-oriented training in fetal echo, 3D/4D scan, neurosonography, and courses about facial, abdominal, renal, skeletal and other anomalies.
Ushakov, F., Fernandez, M., Lesmes Heredia, C. and Pandya, P. (2014), OP06.08: “Crash sign”: displacement and deformation of mesencephalon against occipital bone in the diagnosis of spina bifida at 11–13 weeks. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 44: 80.
Loureiro, T., Ushakov, F., Montenegro, N., Gielchinsky, Y. and Nicolaides, K. H. (2012), Cerebral ventricular system in fetuses with open spina bifida at 11–13 weeks' gestation. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 39: 620–624.
Country: United Kingdom
Field: Obstetrics; Fetal Medicine
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal anomalies screening; aneuploidy screening; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; 3D & 4D ultrasound; basic training; early pregnancy; 11-13 weeks echocardiography; neurosonography; anomalies
Languages: English; Russian; Hebrew
George received his initial Fellowship in Paediatrics in South Africa in 1997, and holds specialist Fellowships in general paediatrics and in clinical genetics from Australia. He is a member of Genetics in the North East (GeNE) clinical network that incorporates genetic services at the Austin Hospital, the Mercy Hospital and the Northern Hospital. He also has appointments at the Royal Women’s Hospital, the Victorian Clinical Genetic Service and co-leads the neurogenetics clinic at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
His major research interest is in genetic conditions affecting the development of the fetal brain, particularly the corpus callosum. He brings his extensive clinical and academic expertise in prenatal genetics to our fetal neurology and general fetal medicine clinics. With his unique skill set spanning fetal and paediatric medicine, he is able to provide continuity of care for couples that are expecting a baby with a significant neurogenetic condition, accompanying their journey through pregnancy, the newborn period and providing long term follow up of their child's development.
Dr Jayshree Ramkrishna is an Obstetrician Gynecologist with subspecialty training in Obstetric and Gynecological ultrasound. She completed her MD from the University of Mumbai and obtained her Fellowship and subspecialty from Royal Australian and New Zealand college of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr Ramkrishna trained and worked as a Consultant Obstetrician/Sonologist in the Fetal Medicine Unit and Department of Ultrasound at the Royal Women’s Hospital since 2004. During her sub-speciality training, she also worked at the Mercy Hospital for Women and Monash Medical Centre. Dr Ramkrishna has recently been appointed Consultant Sonologist for Eastern Health and is currently an examiner for the ASUM DDU and RANZCOG COGU examinations. She has a strong interest in education and teaching. Dr Ramkrishna has additional training in deep endometriosis scanning and has recently established this service at MUFW. Her areas of expertise include –Fetal neurosonography, fetal malformations, multiple pregnancies and women’s imaging.
Education Committee (Chair)
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.
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
A/Prof Lisa Hui is an obstetrician with subspecialist qualifications in maternal fetal medicine. She completed her clinical training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Sydney and performed her PhD research at the Mother Infant Research Institute in Boston before moving to Melbourne in 2013. She has clinical appointments at the Mercy Hospital for Women, Heidelberg, and The Northern Hosptial, Epping, and is Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Melbourne. In 2016 she was awarded an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship and a Sylvia Charles Viertel Clinical investigatorship. She is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) Women's Health Committee, RANZCOG
Maternal Fetal Medicine subcommittee, and the Victorian Consultative Committee on Obstetric and Paediatric Morbidity and Mortality, Stillbirth subcommittee. She also serves in senior editorial roles with the scientific journals Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Prenatal Diagnosis
Monash Ultrasound For Women genetic counselling department is lead by Dr Melody Menezes (BSc(Hons), GDipGenetCouns, PhD, MHGSA). Melody received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Medicine in 2011, studying fetal development and medicine, and genetic counselling.
Melody’s studies at The University of Melbourne also included her Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling (2007). Her undergraduate study at The University of Guelph Ontario, Canada saw her achieve Honours, majoring in molecular biology and genetics (2005).
Melody has held a position as Post-doctoral Research Officer at both the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (Genetics Education and Health Research department) and the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service (Genetic Health Research). She has worked as Associate Genetic
Counsellor at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne and is in her 6th year as lecturer at The University of Melbourne, educating both undergraduates and masters students.
Melody’s role as an educator extends to national and international conferences and she has several publications in medical and counselling journals.
Of special interest to Melody is ethics in medicine, and prenatal screening and testing.
Dr Simon Meagher is a consultant obstetrician gynaecologist at the Mercy hospital for Women and honorary senior lecturer department of Obstetrics and gynaecology, Monash University, Melbourne. He served as medical Director of Monash IVF /Ultrasound for Women for over 20 years. His previous appointments also included Council Member, Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM), Chairman Standards of Practice Committee (ASUM) , executive board member and examiner for the Diploma in Diagnostic Ultrasound (ASUM ) and Chairman of the Melbourne Sonologists group.
Notable Publications: He has published over 60 peer review articles.
Rightward convexity of the great vessel arising from the anterior ventricle: a novel fetal marker for transposition of the great arteries. Menahem S, Rotstein A, Meagher S. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Feb;41(2):168-71. doi: 10.1002/uog.11171.
The aqueduct of Sylvius: a sonographic landmark for neural tube defects in the first trimester. Finn M, Sutton D, Atkinson S, Ransome K, Sujenthiran P, Ditcham V, Wakefield P, Meagher S. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Dec;38(6):640-5.
Field: Obstetrics; Gynecology
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1T & 2T; fetal echocardiography T1 and T2; gynecological ultrasound.
"It is an honour to be appointed as ambassador to ISUOG for the Asia pacific region and I am committed to supporting and enhancing ISUOG’s membership across the region. I will continue with my commitment to education in the Asia pacific via conducting regular practical interactive symposia both locally and overseas.”