Supplement your learning for the ISUOG course on placental insufficiency with the following learning resources.

Thank you for joining our course "Placental insufficiency: from causes to consequences, from prediction to prevention" taking place in Las Vegas on 12th February, 2019, in conjunction with SMFM. This course is also available to live stream.

During this one day course, chaired by Anthony Odibo, Joanne Stone, Laurent Salomon and Aris Papageorghiou, you will have the opportuniity to improve your understanding of clinical manifestations of placental disorders and listen to in-depth talks on growth restrictions from building consensus on terminology, & limitations of tests to ISUOG’s fetal biometric guidelines.The course will also offer updates on the latest positions on genetics, epigenetics and precision medicine. 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.

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Learning modules

Nov 17, 2017 Video

Risk assessment for pre-eclampsia in nulliparous women in the first trimester

This lecture was delivered by Prof Laurent Salomon at ISUOG's World Congress in Vienna, in 2017.

Apr 29, 2017 Video

Prevention of pre-eclampsia: update

Dr. Rolnik describes the prevalence of pre-eclampsia, reasons for aspsirin use and trials done on effect of aspirin on pre-eclampsia. 2017.

Nov 15, 2017 Video

Putting TRUFFLE in perspective

This lecture was delivered as part of the workshop "IUGR management after the TRUFFLE trial" at ISUOG's World Congress in Vienna, in 2017.

Jul 17, 2018

No way, it’s the placenta!

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

Nov 16, 2017 Video

Is late uterine Doppler useful?

This lecture was delivered as part of the workshop "Late fetal growth restriction" at ISUOG's World Congress in Vienna, in 2017

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:

Learning modules

Apr 29, 2017 Video

Screening for major pregnancy syndromes: GDM, FGR and preterm delivery

Prof Hyett discusses implications, evidence and pitfallls of IUGR, preterm delivery and gestational diabetes. 2017.


UoG articles

Key speakers

View past talks given by these speakers on On Demand.  

Dr. Abuhamad is a physician-scientist-educator who is recognized internationally for his expertise and leadership in maternal-fetal medicine, ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, global outreach and patient safety.
Dr. Abuhamad came to EVMS in 1992. Currently, he is the Mason C. Andrews Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
As President of the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine, he oversaw a year-long initiative to encourage widespread use of ultrasound to minimize radiation exposure with other imaging modalities. He established the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology’s outreach program and has led several ultrasound training missions to the developing world to include Haiti, Ghana and Somaliland. He also is a past President of the Society for Ultrasound in Medical Education and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
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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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Prof. Anthony Odibo, MD, MSCE, FRCOG, FACOG

Anthony Odibo is currently employed as a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA. He completed his medical training at the University of Benin, Nigeria and trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology / Maternal Fetal Medicine in the UK and USA. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Anthony Odibo also holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Anthony Odibo splits his time between an active clinical practice, with focus on prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy, as well as research investigating prediction models and the role of the placenta in development of adverse pregnancy outcomes. He is the Medical Director of the Fetal Care Center of Tampa Bay.

Anthony Odibo is the new Editor in Chief of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has previously served as the Deputy Chief Editor for ACTA and Editor for BJOG and Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is on the Editorial Board for BJOG and Prenatal Diagnosis. 

Recent publications:

Customized fetal growth standard compared to the Intergrowth-21st Century standard at predicting small-for gestational age neonates.
Odibo AO, Nwabuobi C, Odibo L, Leavitt K, Obican S, Tuuli MG.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2018 Jun 7. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13394. [Epub ahead of print]

Vasa previa screening strategies: a decision and cost-effectiveness analysis.
Sinkey RG, Odibo AO.
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2018 May 22. doi: 10.1002/uog.19098. [Epub ahead of print]

Elective induction of labor at 39 weeks among nulliparous women: The impact on maternal and neonatal risk.
Sinkey RG, Lacevic J, Reljic T, Hozo I, Gibson KS, Odibo AO, Djulbegovic B, Lockwood CJ.
PLoS One. 2018 Apr 25;13(4):e0193169. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193169. eCollection 2018.

External validity in perinatal research.
Odibo AO, Acharya G.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2018 Apr;97(4):424-428. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13268. Epub 2017 Dec 18. Review.

Weight discordance and perinatal mortality in twin pregnancies: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
D'Antonio F, Odibo AO, Prefumo F, Khalil A, Buca D, Flacco ME, Liberati M, Manzoli L, Acharya G.
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Nov 20. doi: 10.1002/uog.18966. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Screening and prevention of preterm birth: what is a clinician to do?
Odibo AO.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2017 Aug;96(8):905-906. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13142. No abstract available.

Three-Dimensional Power Doppler Evaluation of Cerebral Vascular Blood Flow: A Novel Tool in the Assessment of Fetal Growth Restriction.
Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG, Odibo L, Macones GA, Odibo AO.
J Ultrasound Med. 2018 Jan;37(1):139-147. doi: 10.1002/jum.14323. Epub 2017 Jul 14.

Sexual Dimorphism in Umbilical Vein Blood Flow During the Second Half of Pregnancy: A Longitudinal Study.
Widnes C, Flo K, Wilsgaard T, Odibo AO, Acharya G.
J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Dec;36(12):2447-2458. doi: 10.1002/jum.14286. Epub 2017 Jun 24.

Prenatal diagnosis of aortopulmonary window associated with aberrant subclavian artery.
Louis-Jacques AF, Običan SG, Nguyen T, Odibo A.
Cardiol Young. 2017 Sep;27(7):1441-1443. doi: 10.1017/S104795111700035X. Epub 2017 Mar 16.

A stillbirth calculator: Development and internal validation of a clinical prediction model to quantify stillbirth risk.
Trudell AS, Tuuli MG, Colditz GA, Macones GA, Odibo AO.
PLoS One. 2017 Mar 7;12(3):e0173461. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173461. eCollection 2017.

Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

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; preeclampsia; preterm delivery

Language: English

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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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Dr Roberto Romero, MD, D.Med.Sci., is Chief of the Perinatology Research Branch of the NICHD/NIH. He trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Yale University, where he was Director of Perinatal Research, before joining NIH.  Dr. Romero’s team has made seminal contributions to the diagnosis and treatment of ectopic pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies, prediction and prevention of preterm labor/delivery, and the role of infection/inflammation in preterm and term parturition.

In addition, Dr. Romero is an author of over 1000 peer-reviewed publications and several books, including the medical best seller, Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Anomalies. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the recipient of 14 Doctorate Honoris Causa and Honorary Professorships from Universities worldwide.

Dr. Romero has been honored by national and international professional societies for his medical and scientific contributions, including the Ian Donald Gold Medal (International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology), the Erich Saling Award from the World Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Maternité Prize in Obstetrics, awarded by the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, and also, is the first obstetrician to receive the prestigious Asan Award in Medicine from the Asan Foundation in South Korea.  

Dr. Romero is Editor-in-Chief for Obstetrics of one of the oldest journals in its discipline, the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The journal has a circulation of 42,000 in the United States and has published seminal work that has the changed the lives of mothers and children.


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Executive Committee, Finance & Risk Committee, Nominations Committee, Fetal MRI Special Interest 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. 

Country: France

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

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Dr. Silver is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician at University of Utah Health, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He serves as the chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology and holds the John A. Dixon presidential chair. He has considerable expertise and experience with the clinical care for and research on pregnancies complicated by placenta accrete spectrum (PAS).  He is or has been the principal investigator for the Utah site of the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network, the Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction (EAGeR) trial, the Nulliparous Pregnancy and Preterm Birth Networks, and the Population Health Research Network.  All are sponsored by the NICHD.  He also serves as the PI for several NHLBI funded studies including NuMoM sleep and NuMom Hearthealth, the PI of an American Heart Association sponsored study of placental function, epigenetics and congenital heart disease and the Utah PI of a human clinical study of placental function that is part of the human placenta project. He has specialized in the care of women with PAS, stillbirth, and pregnancy loss for over 30 years.  Other areas of research emphasis include abnormal placental function and associated complications and genetic causes of pregnancy loss and obstetric complications. 

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Joanne Stone is a Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in New York, US. She was an Associate Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (2001-2009) and Assistant Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in New York, US (1992-2001). She was taking prominent positions in SMFM (The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine) and other societies and professional organizations. In 2017, Joanne Stone was selected to the Executive Board of SMFM. She is well- known both nationally and internationally for her research publications.

Her numerous hospital appointments include:

•    President-Elect Faculty Council 2019-2021

•    Vice-Chair Diversity and Inclusion Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Reproductive Sciences (2018-present)

•    Benefits Chair Faculty Council (2017-present)

•    Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Healthcare System (2016-present)

•    Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Mount Sinai Hospital (2007-present)

•    Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Director, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (2006-present)

•    Director, Perinatal Ultrasound, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount   Sinai (1995-present)

Joanne Stone was educated at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and continued her education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. As part of her postgraduate training, she spent two years working in the Mount Sinai Hospital as well as in the Long Island Jewish Hospital, and the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Joanne Stone enjoys teaching and takes responsibilites to educate junior doctors. She is leading courses at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Embryology Course for medical students, running weekly research meeting with fellows, medical students and residents for research in MFM. In 2004, she was selected by new PGY-1 to serve as mentor. 

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