This course will be livestreamed on the 21st - 22th of October 2021 from Malmö, Sweden. The course will be delivered in English. The organising institution is Skåne University Hospital.

The course aims to give participants a theoretical basis for  using ultrasound to detect endometriosis and adenomyosis and to determine the extent of the disease, to describe the ultrasound findings using standardized terminology, diagnose decidualization in endometriosis and counselling patients with endometriosis about their risk of malignancy.

Location: The course is web-based (Zoom) because of the pandemic. The participants can follow the course from home or any other place.  A computer with camera, microphone and speaker is needed as well as well-functioning internet.  Link, code and final program will be distributed before course start.

Program: Lectures, live scanning, case presentations. The course includes image optimization, scanning-technique, pelvic anatomy as seen with ultrasound (central, anterior, posterior and lateral compartment), ultrasound appearance of deep endometriosis in different sites (ovaries, uterus, utero-sacral ligaments, bowel, urinary bladder, abdominal wall, umbilicus, groin, ileo-caekal, nerves), Measurement technique, standardized terminology (IDEA), diagnosis of decidualization of endometriosis during pregnancy and malignization in endometriosis.

Aim: The course aims to give participants a theoretical basis for  using ultrasound to detect endometriosis and adenomyosis and to determine the extent of the disease, to describe the ultrasound findings using standardized terminology, diagnose decidualization in endometriosis and counselling patients with endometriosis about their risk of malignancy

Course language: English

Internationally renowned speakers: 

UOG Editorial Board, Courses Task Force

2019 Gold Medal Award article

Prof. Lil Valentin has been a Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Lund University, Sweden, since 2002. She is Head of the Ultrasound Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Skåne University Hospital Malmö, Sweden. Her research is mainly in gynecologic ultrasound, especially Doppler ultrasound (both 2D and 3D), but also obstetric ultrasound (RCT on nuchal translucency screening, cervix in pregnancy, cesarean hysterotomy scars).

With more than 200 scientific publications and vast teaching experience, she is often an invited speaker at Congresses and courses. She has organised many ultrasound courses herself and is a current member of the Editorial Board for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Country: Sweden

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy; safety of ultrasound

Languages: English; Swedish

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Country: Sweden

Field: Gynecology; Obstetrics

Specialties: 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine

Languages: English; Swedish; Russian

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ISUOG Trustee (2011-2019), ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Editorial Board of UOG, VISUOG Task Force, Governance group

Dr Antonia Carla Testa studied medicine at the Catholic University in Rome. She did her residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the same university and specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She obtained a Doctorate in fetal and pediatric cardiological sciences.

Since 1998 she worked in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Catholic University in Rome. In 2004 she became an Assistant Professor in the same University. Since 1989 she has been involved in ultrasound research, at first in the use of Doppler velocimetry in pregnancy and then in the study of ovarian masses and oncological pathologies. At present she is in charge of the gyne-oncological ultrasound service at the Catholic University in Rome.

Country: Italy

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological oncology, gynecological ultrasound

Languages: Italian, English

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Dr Povilas Sladkevicius has spoken on OB/GYN ultrasound all around the world as a lecturer at various courses: Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Russia, Poland, Egypt and the United Kingdom. Dr Sladkevicius is a senior consultant of the ultrasound unit at Skane University Hospital, Sweden. He has previously worked at St. George’s Hospital, London University, London, United Kingdom.

Notable publications: Dr Sladkevicius has more than 100 publications in English, Russian, Swedish and Lithuanian.

Country: Sweden

Field: Gynecology; Obstetrics; Fertility

Specialties: 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine

Languages: English; Russian; Swedish; Lithuanian

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Examination: Theoretical test

Price: 300 Euro plus 25% VAT (corresponding to 3000 SEK plus 25% VAT)

Contact, information, registration: Dana Sladkeviciene, dana.sladkeviciene@med.lu.se

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