Join us for this exciting partnership between ISUOG's NGen Committee, SOSECAN and the Joliot Curie Institute of Cancer for a virtual convention on the 14th of December 2021. With world class experts from Africa and Europe discussing the similarities and differences in surgical practice between Africa and Europe. We are offering special discounted prices to lower resources countries, just £5 for members and £10 for Non-members.
This Convention is run in partnership with SOSECAN and Joliot Curie Institute of Cancer of Dakar.
Key Learning objectives
- Learn about basic ultrasound and surgical oncological principles
- Compare differences in cancer surgery principles and experience between Europe and Africa
- Review causes and management of benign conditions such as fibroids and endometriosis
- Discover key principles relevant to ultrasound diagnosis of ovarian masses.
This course will be chaired by Prof. Tom Bourne (UK), Prof. Ahmadou Dem (Senegal), and Dr Srdjan Saso (UK) with speakers including Dr Maya Al-Memar (UK), Dr Thierry Van den Bosch (Belgium), Dr Sarah Bowden (UK), Dr Mohammed Ezzet Charfi (Tunisia), Dr Mamadou Moustapha Dieng (Senegal), Dr Ehigha Enabudoso (Nigeria), Prof. Christina Fotopoulou (UK), Dr Mamour Gueye (Senegal), Dr Theodora Pepera (UK/Ghana), Dr Antonia Testa (Italy), and Prof. Dirk Timmerman (Belgium).
SOSECAN (Société Sénégalaise de Cancérologie), also known as 'The Senegalese Cancer Society' is a non-profit scholarly association which brings together oncologists, surgeons, chemotherapists, radiotherapists and anyone who is directly or indirectly interested in the understanding and treatment of cancer. This convention is part of SOSECAN's 3rd Annual Conference.
We will be offering an ISUOG certificate of attendance for this virtual convention.
*Program is subject to change
Date: Tuesday 14th December 2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00 GMT
Start time in different time zones
Please check a world clock website for your own time, for example: https://www.timeanddate.com/
|ISUOG Member - Trainee/Sonographer||£100|
ISUOG Non- member - Trainee/Sonographer*
|Middle Income Country ISUOG Member||£50|
|Middle Income Country ISUOG Non-member*||£65|
|Lower Resources Country Member||£5|
|Lower Resources Country Non-Member*||£10|
*Fees for non-members include ISUOG basic membership for one year. Membership will be activated after the course.
Proof of status: All trainees, residents, sonographers and radiographers will need to submit proof of their trainee, resident, sonographer or radiographer status by way of a letter from their Department or Institution. The letter must be in English and dated within the last 3 months. The document can be uploaded at the time of registering or sent by email to [email protected].
Sonographer definition: A sonographer is a non-physician medical imaging professional who performs diagnostic medical sonography, or diagnostic ultrasound.
Trainee/resident definition: A trainee is a medical professional who is not yet fully qualified or practicing without supervision within their chosen specialty and in accordance with the relevant national regulatory authorities; a resident is in residency training which leads to specially or subspecialty) certification.
ISUOG's mission is to disseminate the highest quality education to the broadest audience. To support this aim, we have ensured that attendees from low resource countries have the lowest registration fees.
Eligible countries: ISUOG's low resource country list can be viewed here. No other discounts can be used in conjunction with this rate
ISUOG's mission is to disseminate the highest quality education to the broadest audience. To support this aim, we have ensured that attendees from middle income countries have access to reduced registration fees.
Eligible countries: ISUOG has identified the following countries whose economies fall within the middle income category as defined by the World Bank. Delegates from these countries can qualify for the reduced middle income registration fees. Delegates from countries categorised as low resource (see Low resource country discount section below) can qualify for even greater discounts. No other discounts can be used in conjunction with this rate.
Non-members: All non-members registering for the course will receive ISUOG basic membership for 12 months, starting approximately the week after the live event. When registering, you will have the opportunity to pay and upgrade your basic membership if you wish, to include a 12-month subscription to the Journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (UOG) either online (only) or hard copy print and online.
Please visit our membership page for more information about all ISUOG membership benefits.
2020 Virtual Congress Technical Congress Chair, Bids Committee, Executive Committee, Finance & Risk Committee, Nominations Committee, ISUOG Advisory Group
Professor Tom Bourne
ISUOG President 2020 - 2022, Virtual World Congress Technical Congress Chair 2020 and 2021, 2022 World Congress Co-Chair, Executive Committee, Bids Committee, Finance & Risk Committee, Nominations Committee
Professor Tom Bourne was ISUOG President between 2020 and 2022 and is curently Chair in Gynaecology at Imperial College London, Hon Consultant Gynaecologist at Queen Charlottes and Chelsea hospital and Visiting Professor at KU Leuven in Belgium. He is an authority on managing early pregnancy complications, emergency gynaecology and gynaecological ultrasonography. He trained in ultrasound at Kings College Hospital in London. He subsequently worked at the University of Göteborg, Sweden as Medical Research Council visiting scientist, Hamar in Norway, and Leuven in Belgium. He was appointed senior lecturer and consultant gynaecologist at St George's University Hospital London before moving to Imperial College. He has edited seven books and published over 400 papers. He sits on the management committee of the Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research. He is medical advisor and trustee of the patient group, the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. He is immediate Past-President of the UK Association of Early Pregnancy Units. He is co-founder and CEO of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) group and sits on the steering committees of several large multicentre international trials. He is founder member of the RCOG task force on “supporting our doctors”. He is honorary fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, honorary member of the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and honorary member of the Brazilian and Hungarian Ultrasound Societies.
His principal research interest is diagnostics in early pregnancy and gynaecology including the IOTA, IETA, IDEA and MUSA studies, microbiome, metabolomics, novel biomarkers, and AI. His interests include the psychology of pregnancy loss and physician welfare including studies with the BMA and RCOG.
Specialties: Early Pregnancy Care, Emergency Gynaecology, Ultrasound in Oncology, Gynaecological Ultrasonography, Physician Wellbeing
Selected Notable Publications:
Sporadic miscarriage: evidence to provide effective care. Coomarasamy A, Gallos ID, Papadopoulou A, Dhillon-Smith RK, Al-Memar M, Brewin J, Christiansen OB, Stephenson MD, Oladapo OT, Wijeyaratne CN, Small R, Bennett PR, Regan L, Goddijn M, Devall AJ, Bourne T, Brosens JJ, Quenby S.
Lancet. 2021 May 1;397(10285):1668-1674. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00683-8. Epub 2021 Apr 27.
Van Calster B, Valentin L, Froyman W, Landolfo C, Ceusters J, Testa AC, Wynants L, Sladkevicius P, Van Holsbeke C, Domali E, Fruscio R, Epstein E, Franchi D, Kudla MJ, Chiappa V, Alcazar JL, Leone FPG, Buonomo F, Coccia ME, Guerriero S, Deo N, Jokubkiene L, Savelli L, Fischerová D, Czekierdowski A, Kaijser J, Coosemans A, Scambia G, Vergote I, Bourne T, Timmerman D.
BMJ. 2020 Jul 30;370:m2614. doi: 10.1136/bmj.m2614.
Farren J, Jalmbrant M, Falconieri N, Mitchell-Jones N, Bobdiwala S, Al-Memar M, Tapp S, Van Calster B, Wynants L, Timmerman D, Bourne T.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Apr; 222(4):367.e1-367.e22. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2019.10.102.
Froyman W, Landolfo C, De Cock B, Wynants L, Sladkevicius P, Testa AC, Van Holsbeke C, Domali E, Fruscio R, Epstein E, Dos Santos Bernardo MJ, Franchi D, Kudla MJ, Chiappa V, Alcazar JL, Leone FPG, Buonomo F, Hochberg L, Coccia ME, Guerriero S, Deo N, Jokubkiene L, Kaijser J, Coosemans A, Vergote I, Verbakel JY, Bourne T, Van Calster B, Valentin L, Timmerman D.
Lancet Oncol. 2019 Mar; 20(3): 448-458. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30837-4.
Defining safe criteria to diagnose miscarriage: prospective observational multicentre study. Preisler J, Kopeika J, Ismail L, Vathanan V, Farren J, Abdallah Y, Battacharjee P, Van Holsbeke C, Bottomley C, Gould D, Johnson S, Stalder C, Van Calster B, Hamilton J, Timmerman D, Bourne T.
BMJ. 2015 Sep 23; 351:h4579. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h4579.
Evaluating the risk of ovarian cancer before surgery using the ADNEX model to differentiate between benign, borderline, early and advanced stage invasive, and secondary metastatic tumours: prospective multicentre diagnostic studies. Van Calster B, Van Hoorde K, Valentin L, Testa AC, Fischerova D, Van Holsbeke C, Savelli L, Franchi D, Epstein E, Kaijser J, Van Belle V, Czekierdowski A, Guerriero S, Fruscio R, Lanzani C, Scala F, Bourne T, Timmerman D; International Ovarian Tumour Analysis Group.
BMJ. 2014 Oct 15;349:g5920. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g5920.
Diagnostic criteria for nonviable pregnancy early in the first trimester. Doubilet PM, Benson CB, Bourne T, Blaivas M; Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound Multispecialty Panel on Early First Trimester Diagnosis of Miscarriage and Exclusion of a Viable Intrauterine Pregnancy, Barnhart KT, Benacerraf BR, Brown DL, Filly RA, Fox JC, Goldstein SR, Kendall JL, Lyons EA, Porter MB, Pretorius DH, Timor-Tritsch IE.
N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 10; 369(15): 1443-51. doi: 10.1056/NEJMra1302417.
Limitations of current definitions of miscarriage using mean gestational sac diameter and crown-rump length measurements: a multicenter observational study. Abdallah Y, Daemen A, Kirk E, Pexsters A, Naji O, Stalder C, Gould D, Ahmed S, Guha S, Syed S, Bottomley C, Timmerman D, Bourne T.
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Nov; 38(5): 497-502. doi: 10.1002/uog.10109.
He is President of the UK Association of Early Pregnancy Units (AEPU), Trustee of the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust and on the steering committee of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) trial.
Professor Ahmadou Dem, President of the University of Cheikh Anta Diop Oncology programme and Surgical Oncologist
Dr Srdjan Saso is a Gynaecological (Cancer) Surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London. Dr Saso is a great believer in translational clinical and academic work and projects that have the potential for ‘cross-fertilisation’ between medical and non-medical specialties. His main academic and clinical interest lies in gynaecological surgery (cancer and non-cancer) and the diagnostic application of ultrasound, with a particular focus on fertility-sparing surgery and oncofertility in general. Hence, the management of gynaecological issues in women who have not started or completed their families.
His other main research themes focus on the growing influence of Artificial Intelligence (and technology in general) in gynaecology. He is currently a PI on a machine learning and ovarian cancer diagnosis project. In addition, he is co-Principal Investigator on a point-of-care ovarian cancer diagnostic tool project and a co-Investigator on a project developing biomaterials strategies for preventing endometrial fibrosis and promoting endometrial regeneration.
Country: United Kingdom
Field: Gynaecological Surgery and Oncology, Ultrasound Diagnostics
Specialties: Gynaecological Surgery, Gynaecological Cancers, Oncofertility, Fertility-sparing Surgery, IOTA, Ultrasound Diagnostics
Languages: English, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, French
Dr Nathalie Broutet, is a medical doctor with a PhD in infectious diseases epidemiology and public health.
She has been working, since September 2001, at the World Health Organization in Geneva in the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research department, specifically on prevention and control of reproductive tract and sexually transmitted infections and their long term consequences such as congenital syphilis and cervical cancer in the context of sexual and reproductive health and rights
Dr Broutet works at the World Health Organisation, Geneva in the department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research. She is leading the department normative work and research on increasing access to screening and treatment to prevent and control cervical cancer, towards elimination of cervical cancer;
Dr Broutet works closely with regions, countries, ministries of health, to support implementation and strengthening National STI prevention and control programmes and Cervical Cancer prevention and control programmes.
Dr Broutet has more than 120 references in peer review journals and books.
Dr Mohammed Ezzet Charfi, Surgical Oncologist Joliot Curie Institute, Dakar, Senegal.
Dr George Chilinda is a consultant national gynaecologist for medecins sans frontieres; blantyre cervical cancer project. Both his undergraduate and postgraduate training were at University of Malawi College of Medicine, now renamed Kamuzu University of Health Sciences.
George has passion for gynaecological oncology and most of his surgeries are radical hysterectomies for cervical cancer. He has been involved in nearly three hundred surgeries for cervical cancer within a period of two years. He has research interests in the effects of Neoadjuvant chemotherapy among patients with locally advanced cervical cancer in resource limited settings.
ISUOG World Congress Chair 2018, Scientific Committee Chair (2020-2022)
Specialties: Fetal ultrasound, Obstetric Dopplers; Ultrasound education.
Dr Ehigha Enabudoso obtained his medical degree and had his residency training at the University of Benin and the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria respectively. He had his training in Fetal Medicine and OBGYN Ultrasound at the Tygerberg Academic Hospital, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He is a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons and the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. He is an examiner and a member of the Faculty Board of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. He has certifications from the Fetal Medicine Foundation in various aspects of Fetal Ultrasound and Obstetric Doppler Ultrasound.
Through the Fetal Diagnostic and Ultrasound Center in Nigeria and collaborating with other organizations, Dr Enabudoso has run the ISUOG endorsed Fetal Medicine and OBGYN Ultrasound workshop since 2014. This has trained hundreds of healthcare practitioners in and around West Africa and has also facilitated livestreaming of many ISUOG courses in Nigeria. He has also been involved in the HealthyMagination Mother and Child Initiative (HMCI) of the GE Healthcare and USAID as master trainer to train Community Midwives on limited basic ultrasound scan for healthcare service in rural Nigeria.
His more recent research area is in advancing ultrasound in LMICs. He is presently working on tools for competence assessment in basic ultrasound. Two recent related publications include:
- Enabudoso E, Adams OH. An international standard fetal ultrasound training programme organized in a low resource setting: The ISUOG‑Benin City experience. Trop J Obstet Gynaecol. 2016: 33(3); 292-296
- Ehigha Enabudoso, Osikhueme H Adams. Organizing an international-standard obstetric ultrasound training program in a low-resource setting. IJGO. 2017: 136(1); 102-104.
Dr Enabudoso has been involved in various medical outreach programmes mainly in West Africa. He works presently as Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of Benin and the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria. He worked recently too as Associate Clinical Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, USA in the World Bank collaborative programme at the Liberia-Japanese Friendship Hospital, Monrovia-Liberia (2019).
He hopes to use his interest, passion and experience to assist in furthering the growth and scope of the ISUOG outreach programme in LMICs.
Mamour GUEYE, OB-GYN, Cheikh Anta DIOP University (Dakar)
Gynecological Cancers - Gestational Trophoblastic Diseases - Public Health - Medical Informatics
Professor of surgical oncologist at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar.
General Secretary of Senegalese Breast cancer Study Group.
Senegalese Society of Cancerology Member.
African Organisation for Research and Traionig in Cancer (AORTIC) member.
Professor Maria Kyrgiou is a Professor and Consultant Surgeon in Gynaecology and Gynaecologic Oncology at Imperial College London and Imperial College NHS Trust.
She has trained in obstetrics and gynaecology and subsequently specialised in advanced minimal access and gynaecologic oncology at the West London Gynaecological Cancer Centre at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
The main focus of her academic interests has been in translational research in gynaecological diseases and cancers, in particular cervical and endometrial cancer. She has investigated the role of treatment of cervical cancer and precancer in reproductive outcomes and the clinical use of HPV biomarkers in personalising the management of women with abnormal findings at screening. She has developed an interest on the role of microbiome and host interactions in gynaecological cancer. She works on the role of obesity and metabolic disorders in endometrial cancer. She is the chief investigator of the NOVEL trial assessing the value of HPV vaccination after conisation for CIN.
Prof Kyrgiou is recognised nationally and internationally for her research and has published extensively in the field of cervical pathology. She contributes to a number of national and international committees, such as the ESGO Prevention Committee.
Theodora Pepera was born in Ghana.
She began her medical career in London, qualifying from the Royal Free Hospital Medical School in Hampstead. She undertook basic and higher training at Teaching hospitals, mainly in London and was then appointed a Consultant Gynaecologist and Colposcopist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
At the end of 2013, Dr Pepera stepped down from full-time NHS employment and has been involved in teaching in Volunteer programmes Ghana, particularly in the field of cervical cancer prevention and women’s ultrasound.
She has been an ISUOG Outreach Volunteer Trainer since 2015, serving on Programmes in Ghana and Rwanda, and as an Observer in Oman.
She is an accredited member and trainer of the British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and developing Colposcopy Training Courses for Ghanaian Doctors and Nurses.
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the West London Gynaecological Cancer Centre, Imperial College London
Dr Kostas Lathouras is a Consultant Gynaecological oncologist based in Greece. He has trained in in obstetrics and gynaecology and subspecialized in gynaecological oncology at the West London Gynaecological Cancer Centre at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
His principal area of expertise lies in the cytoreductive procedures for primary or relapsed ovarian cancer , exenterative procedures for advanced forms of pelvic malignancies, advanced laparoscopic and robotically assisted oncological procedures and procedures for endometriosis and fertility sparing surgery.
In March 2020 he was part of an MSF mission as the lead Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist in the first MSF France – ESGO joined Project for cervical cancer at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, Africa.
He has published many articles in the field of gynaecology and gynaecological oncology. He is on the editorial board of international gynaecological and oncological journals and is member of various international/national gynaecological oncological committees.
ISUOG Advisory Group, Honours Committee
Dr Jessica Preisler is Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Clínica Alemana Santiago and Hospital Clínico University de Chile, Chile as well as 2012 Clinical Research Fellow in early pregnancy and acute gynecology Imperial College London, and recently part of the ISUOG Next Generation Group. During her fellowship, she worked on research projects about Ultrasound diagnosis of miscarriage and IOTA studies. In 2013, she relocated back to Chile where she has focused her work on the Gynecological Ultrasound Unit where she also teaches OBGYN residents. In the non-clinical area, she has been the IOTA Ambassador for South America since 2017, a role that has taken her to multiple countries within the Continent where she ran IOTA training courses. She is also a member of the Chilean Ultrasound Society where she actively organises courses, lectures and teaching sessions. In January 2021, she became part of the Board of the Chilean Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (SOCHUMB). Her special interest includes education in gynecological ultrasound and early pregnancy and gynecological ultrasound training and research. During 2020, Dr Preisler was part of the Next Generation Group and collaborated with ISUOG promoting COVID webinars in Spanish. She also translated ISUOG COVID guidelines in gynecology and early pregnancy.
Field: Gynecology, Early Pregnancy
Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound with special interest in adnexal masses, early pregnancy.
Languages: Spanish, English, German
Obstetrician and gynecologist Clínica Alemana Santiago and Hospital Clínico University de Chile, Chile, Clinical Research Fellow in early pregnancy and acute gynecology Imperial College, London and part of ISUOG Next-Gen
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
Prof. Thierry Van den Bosch defended his PhD in 2007 on the diagnosis of endometrial disease. His clinical research focuses on the diagnosis of endometrial and myometrial pathology, endometriosis and fertility exploration. He has published over 150 papers and has been over 100 times invited speaker at international conferences in English, Dutch and French.
He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the KU Leuven (Belgium) and at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). In 1992 he was appointed consultant at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Unit of Gynecologic Oncology, of the University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Hospital (South-Africa). In 1994 he moved back to Belgium. He worked as gynecologist at the Regional Hospital RZ Tienen, consultant UZ Leuven and KU Leuven and became the Head of department in RZ Tienen.
He currently works at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital UZ Leuven, at the Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, and is Senior Clinical Investigator of the Scientific Research Fund (FWO) Flanders, Belgium.
Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound
Languages: English; French; Dutch