The pre-Congress course will take place on the 25th September, and the main Congress will take place on the 26th - 28th September. This course will take place at the International Exhibition Center 'Crocus Expo', Moscow, Russia. The course will be delivered in Russian and English. The organising institution is the Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology of the Ministry of Health of Russia. The course directors are Prof. Alexandr I. Gus and ISUOG Ambassador to Russia Dr Elena Sinkovskaya. Other members of the ISUOG International Faculty involved in this course are Mr Aris Papageorghiou, Dr Povilas Sladkevicius and Prof. Boris Tutschek.

More information on the Congress is avaialable here, and information on the pre-Congress course is available here.

ISUOG International Faculty members speaking at this course include:

Member of the Scientific Committee

Prof. Aris Papageorghiou holds the following positions within ISUOG's Board and Committees:

  • Member of the ISUOG Scientific Committee
  • Member of the UOG Editorial Board
  • Member of the Basic Training Task Force

Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery

Language: English

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Dr Elena Sinkovskaya earned a doctorate from the Russian State Medical University and subsequently did her residency in Cardiology and Cardiac Imaging at Bakulev’s Center for Cardiovascular Surgery in Moscow, Russia. She completed her fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Perinatal Center, University of Bonn, Germany. She has been an Assistant Professor of OB/GYN and director of research in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine since August, 2008. Dr Sinkovskaya has a very unique background in both pediatric cardiology and fetal imaging. In this capacity, she has developed unique skills in this field and has trained many physicians and sonographers in fetal echocardiography. She is also ISUOG's Ambassador to Russia.

Notable publications:

Sinkovskaya ES, Chaoui R, Karl K, Andreeva E, Zhuchenko L, Abuhamad AZ. Fetal cardiac axis and congenital heart defects in early gestation. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Feb;125(2):453-60

Sinkovskaya E, Klassen A, Abuhamad A. A novel systematic approach to the evaluation of the fetal venous system. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 Oct; 18(5):269-78.

Country: USA

Field: Paediatric Cardiologist; Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal anomalies screening; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy; 3D & 4D ultrasound; early pregnancy

Languages: Russian; English

"As an ISUOG Ambassador for Russia, I see my mission as promoting the safe and effective use of ultrasound in women’s health. This is accomplished through professional education of medical care specialists and providing access to the latest research and clinical guidelines in their native language. To reach this goal, we established an educational course entitled “Advances in Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Abnormalities” in collaboration with the Russian Association of Specialists in Ultrasound Diagnostics in Medicine (RASUDM). This ISUOG approved course has had a lot of success in the past 5 years and attracts about 500 participants from Russia and surrounding countries annually."

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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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3D Focus Group (Secretary), Fetal Heart Special Interest Group, Perinatal Doppler and Vascular Focus Group, MRI Special Interest Group, Online Education Content Task Force

Prof. Boris Tutschek is an ISUOG Board Member, a fetal medicine and gynecology ultrasound specialist in Zürich, Switzerland, as well as a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Düsseldorf University in Germany. His expertise includes fetal maternal medicine, fetal cardiology, teaching and training obstetrics and gynecology as well as new technologies. He is an active member of several ISUOG Working Groups. 

Country: Switzerland

Field: Gynecology/Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 and T2; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; maternal and fetal Doppler; ultrasound on the labour ward; 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound

Languages: English; German

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