Livestream Conference EASTERN EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2022 is targeted on Ob&Gyn specialists, fetal medicine doctors, ultrasonographers and radiologists, prenatal geneticists and practitioners in these fields.

 

EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  • To improve knowledge of doctors and sonographers involved in prenatal diagnosis in performing basic and advanced ultrasound examinations during different stages of pregnancy

  • To provide an advanced course in obstetric ultrasound for health care providers to reduce the level of child mortality and morbidity

  • To demonstrate skillful scanning techniques for performing prenatal ultrasound using modern transvaginal probes and 3D/4D approaches

  • To give awareness in differentiation of normal fetal anatomy and the most common fetal anomalies and syndromic conditions

  • To recognize typical ultrasound features and sentinel signs suggesting specific syndromic conditions.

  • To provide a glimpse into the potential fields of artificial intelligence in fetal medicine from image pattern recognition to assisting in diagnoses

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM MAIN SCIENTIFIC POINTS

 

This Conference is dedicated for specialists in feto-maternal medicine interested in fetal ultrasound. Modern prenatal diagnosis relies on high resolution ultrasound and the detection of details in addition to the knowledge on a large number of fetal diseases and syndromes. This two-days course has two parts, one morning part will be discussing the state of the art gynecological ultrasound and the remaining one will provide insights into the first trimester ultrasound, abdominal and cardiac anomalies as well as common and rare syndromes in 2nd and 3rd trimester and discuss each of these in details. In addition, during the Conference we will discuss the actual role of artificial intelligence in prenatal ultrasound to be better prepared for its use in future

1.     First Trimester Anomaly Scan

· New guidelines on First Trimester Scan

· Typical anomalies not to be missed in 1st trimester

· Fetal cardiac anomalies in first trimester

· Fetal spine anomalies in first trimester

 

2.     Second Trimester Anomaly Scan

· Hints for esophageal atresia

· Atresia of the bowel, simple and complex

· Approach the fetus with an abdominal wall defect

 

 

3.     Fetal Echocardiography

· Counseling in fetal cardiac defects

· Transposition of the great vessels

· Cardiac anomalies with an abnormal 4CV

· Early cardiac scan

 

 

4.     Fetal syndromes

Many syndromic conditions will be discussed including

· Common trisomies

· Skeletal anomalies

· Radius aplasia

· Noonan syndrome

· 22q11 – Deletion syndrome

· Charge Syndrome

· Chondrodysplasia punctata syndrome

 

5.     Artificial intelligence and future of the Ultrasound

· Artificial intelligence in assisting fetal scanning

· Artificial intelligence in assisting fetal cardiac scanning

· Artificial intelligence in assisting diagnosis making

 

6.     Ultrasound in Gynecology

 

· How to use IOTA simple rules and easy descriptors

· What is the best strategy to characterize ovarian tumors?

· Ultrasound signs of tumor spread in the pelvis and abdomen

· 3D Evaluation of the uterine cavity: a practical guide

· Uterine Scar Examination before and during pregnancy

· 2D and 3D Evaluation of Ectopic pregnancy

· Pelvic floor examination after birth

· Ultrasound-based assessment of endometrial pathology

 

 

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Eastern European Professionals Meeting 2022

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Speakers: 

Honorary Member, Outreach Committee

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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ISUOG Advisory Group, UOG Editorial Board

Prof. Dirk Timmerman  is a Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at KU Leuven, Belgium, and Clinical Head of benign gynecology and early pregnancy UZ Leuven. He is also Vice-chair of the Medical Council at the University Hospitals Leuven and Senior Clinical Investigator of the Scientific Research Fund (FWO) Flanders. He is coordinator of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) collaborative group, including more than 50 centres for ovarian cancer diagnosis throughout the world. The IOTA group aims to develop new algorithms and liquid biopsies to diagnose and detect ovarian cancer and provide optimal care of adnexal tumors (included patients n>22,500). He has been awarded the Inbev Baillet-Latour Prize for Clinical Research 2014, Fellowship ad eundem from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG, London, 2014) and the William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine  2016 at AIUM Annual Convention, New York.

Country: Belgium

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy

Languages: English; Dutch; French

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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
Society.


She has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and supervised numerous PhD students.
In 2021 she was bestowed the Stuart Campbell award for Education.


Research Areas
• Doppler study of the utero-placental and fetal circulation (chief researcher
Truffle study)
• Fetal dysmorphology ( 2D and 3D studies)
• First and second trimester ultrasound screening for aneuploidies
• First trimester ultrasound
• Psychological aspects of Screening
• Fetal cardiology


Field: Obstetrics

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

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Dr Michael Brusilov is a senior staff member at the Division of Ultrasound in OB-GYN at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Israel, fully dedicated to advise and provide second opinion consultations mainly in the field of fetal cardiology and neurology; and to train residents and staff on these fields. Born in Uzbekistan, he is fluent in Russian and has participated actively in the organization of meetings and courses in all the Russian speaking countries. 
He is also Senior invited speaker and trainer at the yearly Fetal Neurosonography Masterclases in Israel, an annual ISUOG approved course.

Country: Israel

Field: Obstetrics/Gynecology

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal anomalies screening; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal neurosonography.

Languages: Russian, Hebrew, English

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Prof. Dr Rabih Chaoui, was born and schooled in Beirut, Lebanon. His medical studies and specialisation in obstetrics and gynecology were undertaken at the Charité Medical School, Humboldt University, in Berlin, Germany. Between 2001 and 2004, he was professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Charité University Hospital, Berlin and since 2004 he has worked at the Center of Prenatal Diagnosis and Human Genetics in Berlin. An ISUOG member since 1994, he has been a Board member from 2003 to 2013, including two terms as Chair of the Education Committee, and received the Stuart Campbell Award for Education in 2018.

Prof. Dr Chaoui has written three books on fetal ultrasound and more than 250 papers and monographies. Since 1986, his major interest has been in fetal ultrasound to include fetal heart, fetal 3D, first trimester ultrasound, ultrasound in genetic diseases and high-resolution ultrasound.

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Country: Germany

Field: Obstetrics; Prenatal Medicine

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; early pregnancy; first trimester screening

Languages: English; German

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Prof. Karim D Kalache is the Division Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Sidra Medicine, overseeing prenatal care for pregnant women in Qatar and the Gulf. He manages high-risk obstetrical patients with a main focus on prenatal diagnosis in clinical research. Previously, Prof. Kalache served as Vice Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin which is also a joint institution of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In 2008, Prof. Kalache was appointed Professor in Obstetrics at the same institution. Prior to that Prof. Kalache was a Senior Lecturer and an Honorary Consultant in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Princess Anne Hospital of the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. In 2001, he led the Fetal Imaging Department at the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health in Detroit Michigan.

He presented the Stuart Campbell lecture for authoring the most cited article in Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2009.

Notable Publications: Prof. Kalache has authored and co-authored over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters on topics related to fetal imaging. Read more.

Country: Qatar

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; placental anomalies; ultrasound in labor

Languages: English; French; German

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Dr. Ashok Khurana commenced his medical studies at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India in 1975, and, after completing his MBBS went on to do a post graduate (MD) degree in Radiology which he completed in 1984. During this period he had the unique experience of establishing the ultrasound services at this premier institution under the guidance of Prof. Sneh Bhargava who is widely regarded as the “guru” of contemporary medical imaging in India. It was during this time that he also had the opportunity to train at the ultrasound department of the Herlev Hospital in Denmark under the tutelage of Prof. Hans Henrik Holm, a pioneer in ultrasound technology and its medical applications. Armed with this experience he went on to establish a private medical facility in New Delhi, with the vision of providing world class ultrasound services. Read more.

Country: India

Field: Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Specialties: Color Doppler, 3D and 4D ultrasound, ultrasound guided surgical procedures, transrectal scans, transvaginal scans.

"In a country where more mothers and newborns die than anywhere else in the world, there has been an increasing need to incorporate quality ultrasound in antenatal care. It has been heartening to s ee the change in the way ultrasound scans are now carried out in many parts of my country. ISUOG’s education has played a major role in this. I have drawn hugely on the name and academic content of ISUOG to run major ISUOG events in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi and Mumbai as well as smaller, personalised courses. This has included professing ultrasound guidelines, projecting guidelines for the appropriate use of Doppler studies and spreading awareness of ISUOG's online academic content. Future direction includes taking the mission of ISUOG to the remotest areas, increasing awareness of the utility of ISUOG educational material in gynecological ultrasound, and increasing the visibility of the White Journal."

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Dr Renato Ximenes is ISUOG member since 1993, Visitor Professor King's College with Prof. Kypros Nicolaides in 1995, Master Degree Fetal MRI limits and benefits in 1998, former President of Brazilian Fetal Medicine Society 2006-2008, ex- Member of ISUOG Educational Committe 1998-2008 . Prof. Renato Ximenes is Director of Fetal Medicine Foundation Latinamerica - FMFLA and a member of the Ultrasound Committe of the Brazilian College of Radiology along with the ISUOG Advisory Membership Group. He is also Coordinator of Fellowship Fetal Medicine Program of FMFLA. Prof. Renato Ximenes clinical and reseach interests are related to Maternal-Fetal Medicine, with special interest fetal heart, fetal neuroimaging, fetal growth restriction, pre-eclampsia, preterm delivery, first trimester screening and non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

Notable publications

Oliveira Melo AS, Malinger G, Ximenes R, Szejnfeld PO, Alves Sampaio S, Bispo de Filippis AM. Zika virus intrauterine infection causes fetal brain abnormality and microcephaly: tip of the iceberg? Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2016; 47: 6–7.
Prayer D, Malinger G, Brugger PC, Cassady C, De Catte L, De Keersmaecker B, Fernandes GL, Glanc P, Goncalves LF, Gruber GM, Laifer-Narin S, Lee W, Millischer EA, Molho M, Neelavalli J, Platt L, Pugash D, Ramaekers P, Salomon LJ, Sanz M, Timor-Tritsch IE, Tutschek B, Twickler D, Weber M, Ximenes R, Raine-Fenning N. ISUOG practice guidelines: performance of fetal magnetic resonance imaging. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2017; 49: 671–680.
Pilu, G; Nicolaides KH; Ximenes R; Jeany P. (2001). Diploma in Fetal Medicine & ISUOG Educational Series:  The 18-23 weeks scan. [Software]. ISUOG Publications: London.
Nicolaides, KH; Sebire, NJ; Snijders, RJM; Ximenes, R; (2003) ISUOG Educational Diploma in Fetal Medicine & ISUOG Educational Series: The 11-14 weeks scan. [Software]. ISUOG Publications: London.
Nicolaides KH; Rizzo, G; Hecker, K; Ximenes R. (2003). Diploma in Fetal Medicine & ISUOG Educational Series:  Doppler in Obstetrics. [Software]. ISUOG Publications: London.

Country: Brazil

Field: Obstetrics, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal Anomaly Screening 1st Trim. And 2nd Trim., Fetal biometry and wellbeing, Fetal Anomalies Screening, Aneuploidy Screening, Fetal Anomalies, Fetal Heart, Fetal Growth Restriction, Maternal and Fetal Doppler, Fetal Interventional Procedure, Multiple Pregnancy, 3D/4D Ultrasound, Preeclampsia, Early Pregnancy, Preterm Delivery, Fetal Growth

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English

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ISUOG Advisory Group, UOG Editorial Board

Prof. Daniela Fischerova is specialized in O&G (1st and 2nd degree, 2000, 2004), clinical oncology (2005), and gynecological oncology (2011). She hold a PhD in experimental surgery (2008). She works as a professor at the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University (2012). Since 2016, she serves as a Board member of the International Society of Ultrasound in O&G (ISUOG) and since 2021 she also becomes a Board member of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO). At a national level, she serves as the Vice President of the Czech Ultrasound Society in O&G and Board member of Czech Gynecologic Oncology society. She is academically very active in ultrasound imaging of gynecological cancer and passionate about promoting implementation of ultrasound in cancer staging, particularly by teaching and international research cooperation. She established Scientific and Educational Ultrasound Centre at Charles University. Twice a year she organises International Workshop on Ultrasound in Gynecologic Oncology (IWUGO) in Prague.

Country: Czech Republic

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological oncology, gynecological ultrasound

Languages: English; Czech; German

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Prof Rasha Kamel is currently a Professor of Ob/Gyn, Cairo University Hospitals, Consultant of fetal medicine, CAIFM, where she teaches undergraduates, postgraduates and ultrasound specialists.
She supervises management of inpatients and labour ward patients as well as minimal and major surgical procedures carried out in the university hospitals.
She organises basic and advanced ultrasound teaching courses as well as specialised courses.
Her work also entails research and currently conducting various projects with international bodies.

Notable Publications:

How reliable is fetal occiput and spine position assessment prior to induction of labor? Kamel R, Youssef A. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jun 26. doi: 10.1002/uog.19169. [Epub ahead of print]

Three-dimensional sonohysterography compared with vaginoscopic hysteroscopy for evaluation of the uterine cavity in patients with recurrent implantation failure in in vitro fertilization cycles. Negm SM, Kamel RA, Abuhamila FA. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2012;19:503-508

Country: Egypt

Field: Obstetrics; Gynecology; Fetal medicine 

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st Trim. And 2nd Trim.; Fetal biometry and wellbeing; Fetal Anomalies Screening; Aneuploidy Screening; Fetal Anomalies; Fetal Heart; Fetal Growth Restriction; Maternal and Fetal Doppler; Multiple Pregnancy; 3D/4D Ultrasound; Preeclampsia; Early Pregnancy; Gynecological Ultrasound; Reproductive Medicine; Preterm Delivery; Fetal Growth; Ultrasound on the labour ward

Languages: English; Arabic; French

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