Course leaders: Lil Valentin, Povilas Sladkevicius, Ligita Jokubkiene Time: 17th and 18th October 2022 Contact, information, registration: Dana Sladkeviciene, [email protected] Venue: Web-based course (Zoom) Name of organizing institution (public): Dept Obstet Gynecol, Skane University Hospital, Malmö, SWEDEN
Suitable for: Specialists in obstetrics and gynecology with at least basic skills in gynecological ultrasound and interest in endometriosis
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) Ultrasound appearance and classification of adenomyosis. Measurement technique, standardized terminology (IDEA, MUSA), 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: Lil Valentin, Antonia Testa, Mala Sibal, Mathew Leonardi, Tina Tellum, Ladbans Kaur, Axel Forman, Gernot Hudelist, Jörg Keckstein, Kristine Aas Eng, Povilas Sladkevicius, Ligita Jokubkiene
UOG Editorial Board, Courses Task Force
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.
Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy; safety of ultrasound
Languages: English; Swedish
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.
Specialties: Gynecological oncology, gynecological ultrasound
Languages: Italian, English
Dr Mala Sibal is presently a consultant physician at the department of Fetal Medicine and Obstetric and Gynecological Ultrasound, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. She is also the course director and faculty member of the Gynecological Ultrasound online learning portal ‘’Gynecology Academy’’ (www.gynac.org).
She is the author of the book “Ultrasound in Gynecology: An Atlas and Guide” published by Springer in February 2017.
She is authorised by the IOTA steering committee to conduct IOTA certification programs both nationally and internationally. She is especially interested in Gynecological Ultrasound and has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences on this subject.
She has authored peer-reviewed journal articles on novel diagnostic ultrasound techniques in the American Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. She is also a principal investigator in the ongoing International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA 5 & 7) International Research Program.
Mala Sibal (2017). Ultrasound in Gynecology: An Atlas and Guide, Springer Verlag, Singapore.
Field: Obstetrician and Gynecologist doing exclusive Fetal Medicine and Obstetric & Gynecological Ultrasound
Specialties: 3D/4D Ultrasound, Gynecological ultrasound, Gynecological oncology
Dr. Mathew Leonardi is an advanced gynecologic surgeon and sonologist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hamilton Health Sciences and assistant professor at McMaster University. His special interests are imaging technologies including transvaginal ultrasound, endometriosis, advanced gynecologic surgery, innovation in diagnosis, and research. Mathew is completing a PhD in Medicine (University of Sydney, Australia), focusing on the utility of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of endometriosis. He completed his MD and residency at the University of Toronto and fellowship at the University of Sydney.
Mathew is an early career researcher, co-supervisor of a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and appointee in the Medical Sciences department at McMaster University. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology and an Associate Editor for Reproduction & Fertility. He is involved in with the VISUOG Gynecology endeavour. Mathew is committee member of EndoAct Canada and contributing the latest clinical practice guidelines on endometriosis in Canada. He is leading a research program locally and contributing to international research studies.
Field: Gynecology; Imaging; Surgery
Specialties: Endometriosis; adenomyosis; intracavitary pathology; ovarian masses; intra-abdominal adhesions; advanced gynecologic surgery; transvaginal ultrasound; transrectal ultrasound
Dr Ladbans is presently the Director and Consultant Radiologist at Prime Imaging and Prenatal Diagnostics Chandigarh.
She pioneered research work on transvaginal ultrasound in this region. Her other key areas of interest are fetal diagnostics & interventions. She has more than 70 scientific publications and was felicitated with best paper award at 8th ISUOG International Symposium 2012.
She is an invited faculty at numerous National and International conferences and organizations including University of Rochester. She is a part of various training workshops in obstetric ultrasound.
Specialties: Obstetrics and Gynaecological ultrasound.
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.
Field: Gynecology; Obstetrics; Fertility
Specialties: 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine
Languages: English; Russian; Swedish; Lithuanian
Examination: Theoretical test
Price: 350 Euro plus 25% VAT (total 437,50 Euro)
Contact, information, registration: Dana Sladkeviciene, [email protected]
The course is web-based (Zoom). 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 program will be distributed before course start