Organised by the Indian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, this three-day course is bringing together international faculty including Dr Abuhamad, Prof Thilaganathan, Prof Timmerman, Dr Haratz, Dr Acharya and Dr Sheshadri. The course will be held in Agra and will be conducted in English.
The following members of the ISUOG International faculty will be speaking at the course:
Professor in Fetal Medicine at St George’s Hospital, University of London, Director of Fetal Medicine at St George’s Hospital, former Editor-in-Chief UOG 2011-2018
Prof. Baskaran Thilaganathan is a specialist in the medical and surgical management of highrisk pregnancies (materno-fetal medicine) with a focus on twin pregnancy, fetal growth, fetal abnormality and pre-eclampsia. Prof. Thilaganathan's research methods include uterine Doppler and trophoblast invasion, screening for pre-eclampsia, echocardiography-based studies of maternal cardiac adaptation to pregnancy, and clinical studies of twin pregnancies.
He has authored two undergraduate and five postgraduate textbooks in obstetrics and fetal medicine and is the lead trainer for the Maternal-Fetal medicine sub-speciality training programme at St George’s Hospital, London. Prof. Thilaganathan was Editor-in-Chief of ISUOG’s Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology for nearly 8 years, within that time raising the Journal’s impact factor to 5.654. Furthermore, he has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications in indexed journals. He is a Council Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), member of the National screening Committee and also the Clinical Lead
for the first dedicated high-throughput NIPT lab in the UK NHS to undertake cfDNA aneuploidy screening in pregnancy.
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.
Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy
Languages: English; Dutch; French
Dr Prashant Acharya is a consultant in fetal medicine and high risk obstetric care at Paras advanced center for fetal medicine, Ahmedabad, India. He is an honorary sonologist and fetal medicine consultant at the NHL municipal medical college & KM school of post graduate medical studies, affiliated to Gujarat University. He is a leader in Maternal Fetal Medicine. His expertise is in obstetrical ultrasound with a special focus on fetal growth, fetal Doppler, fetal echocardiography and fetal Interventions.
1) Evaluation of Applicability of Standard Growth Curves to Indian Women by Fetal Biometry: Prashant Acharya, Ashini Acharya
South Asian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology, September-December 2009;1(3):55-61
2) International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 119S3 (2012) S161–S260 International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
LOW COST IN UTERO FETAL TRANSFUSION :P. Acharya, A. Acharya
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal growth; aneuploidy screening; fetal heart with fetal autopsy pathology specimen (video); fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedure.
Languages: English; Hindi
"Working with ISUOG has been a lifetime opportunity. The Society has helped me provide better knowledge of Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology to our part of the world. In 2012 I organised ISUOG’S 8th International Symposium in New Delhi attracting more than 600 new members. ISUOG’s Symposium will be returning to New Delhi in 2015 and we are expecting to add more than 600 new members to ISUOG again. Our improved relations and efforts will give strength to the wonderful and herculean efforts of ISUOG in improving fetal and maternal health across the world."
Dr S.Suresh is the Managing Director of Mediscan Systems a tertiary referral centre for Fetal Medicine in India. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of O&G London (honoriscausa) and is actively involved in training over 4000 physicians from India and other countries in Ultrasound and Fetal Medicine for over 35 years. He has several publications to his credit and is involved in various Research projects in Fetal Medicine. He has set up the Birth Defects Registry of India which is recognized as a subnational registry by the WHO. He is the managing Trustee of Fetal Care Research Foundation a Charity organisation that aims to provide access to treatment options for the underprivileged. He is a recipient of several awards and was one of the earliest to set up a Fetoscopic surgical service in India.
He is a visiting Prof in Perinatology at the Sri Ramachandra Medical University and the Chief functionary of the Voluntary Health Services, a charitable hospital in Chennai which aims to achieve affordable quality health care for all .
Radio frequency ablation in Complicated Monochorionic Pregnancy : Initial Experience DOI: 10; 1007/s/40556-017-0145 Journal of Fetal Medicine, 2017 Nov PP 1-6. Pm;ome [in;ocatopm 30th Nov 2017]
Suresh Seshadri; Down Syndrome Screening in India, Are we there yet? Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology India; 2017 Dec 17. 67(6) ; 393-399, Epub 2017 August 17 DOI : 10. 1007/S12098-017-2528-5
Field: 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; multiple pregnancy; 3D & 4D ultrasound; fetal intervention procedure; early pregnancy; fetal growth.
Dr Karina Krajden Haratz is an obstetrician and gynecologist, working in the field of Fetal Medicine and Fetal Neurology for over a decade including clinical, academical and reasearch active work. She previously worked at the Federal University of Parana and São Paulo in Brazil. She has been affiliated with the Tel Aviv University since 2012. She also currently works at The Fetal Neurology Clinic at Wolfson Medical Center, Holon and the US in ObGyn Unit at Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv. She is a faculty member and director of several teaching programs in Fetal Neurosonography, Fetal Neurology and Fetal Brain MRI worldwide. For more informtaion, please visit her website.
The fourth ventricle index - a sonographic marker for severe fetal vermian dysgenesis / agenesis. Haratz KK, Shulevitz SL, Leibovitz Z, Lev D, Josef S, Tomarkin M, Malinger G, Lerman-Sagie T, Gindes L. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]
Prenatal diagnosis of brainstem anomalies. Haratz KK, Lerman-Sagie T. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology. In Press Accepted Manuscript Published online: July 6, 2018
Field: Obstetrician; Gynecologist
Specialties: Fetal anomalies; 3D/4D Ultrasound; Fetal neuroimaging (US and MRI)
Languages: Portuguese; English; Hebrew; Spanish