Find out more about our interesting past courses

2017

Clinical ultrasound in reproduction, early pregnancy and first trimester

28-30 April 2017
Course Director:
 Fabricio Da Costa, George Condous and Simon Meagher 

Multiple Pregnancy

1-2 April 2017 
Course Director: 
Asma Khalil 

Curso Avanzado de Diagnóstico de Anomalías Fetales

23 febrero de 2017
Course Directors: 
Mauricio Herrera y Gustavo Malinger

Ultrasound and Biomarkers: A New Era in Identifying Complications of Pregnancy

24 January 2017
Course Directors:
 Aris Papageorghiou and Helen Feltovich

Course Review

ISUOG travelled to Las Vegas to deliver the live streaming of education course, “Ultrasound and Biomarkers: A New Era in Identifying Complications in Pregnancy” to 112 live streaming delegates on 23 January, 2017. The course was delivered in partnership with the Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine (SMFM) as part of their Annual Pregnancy Meeting. Live streaming delegates attended from 35 countries including Australia, UK, Mexico, Hong Kong and Honduras.

The course focused on of the role of 1st and 2nd ultrasound in the patient with normal cf-DNA testing and emerging serum and imaging biomarkers for various pregnancy complications. It also included interactive discussions on customised growth curves vs. international standards for fetal growth.

Bryann Bromley, Joshua Copel and Helen Feltovich delivered presentations on the roles of ultrasound and cf-DNA in identifying fetal abnormalities. This included interactive audience polling by Joshua Copel. George Saade, Ramkumar Menon and Aris Papageorghiou then spoke on using biomarkers to predict pregnancy complications.

In the second half of the course, Helen Feltovich spoke on fetal biometry, followed by a debate between Aris Papageorgiou and Lawrence Platt on two different fetal well known fetal biometry studies. The course finished with speakers discussing the future horizon of ultrasound and biomarkers.

Feedback from Delegates

The course content and organisation was well received with all respondents saying they are likely to attend another ISUOG Education course. 94.4% of delegates said they were happy with the quality of the speakers and presentations. Some of their comments include: “The debate on fetal growth charts was fascinating.” “All speakers were fabulous” “The second session on fetal biometry where the 3 speakers passionately argued their case adding value to science stood out.” “Thank you for the livestream organisation. It made it possible to follow courses of interest worldwide; splendid!” “I value the ability to be able to watch all the talks now over the next month as I was only able to watch three live, due to time issues and work”

2016

Facial cleft and facial dysmorphology

4 November 2016 
Course Director: 
Christoph Lees (UK)  

Facial cleft and dysmorphology and 3D in Obstetrics Course Review

ISUOG was delighted to deliver two specialist courses to delegates in London and to a large live stream audience on 4-5 November. The Ultrasound Plus program focused on facial cleft and facial dysmorphology: from prenatal diagnosis to postnatal management whilst the 3D course highlighted tips and tricks for obstetrics with an optional volume manipulation workshop at the end of the day. These courses were delivered by 18 expert faculty members who provided a world-class insight into these specialist topics.

In addition to our 16 on-site attendees from 9 countries, we had 101 delegates live streaming the courses from 49 countries as well as a live stream satellite in Egypt. Our virtual delegates really appreciated the ability to ‘attend from the other side of the world’ and ‘participate in an international ultrasound workshop sitting in the comfort of one’s home!’ Enabling members from around the world to access ISUOG’s high quality education program contributes to our mission of ensuring that all women have access to competent ultrasound care and that obstetric and gynecological conditions are effectively diagnosed.

The ultrasound plus course, chaired by Dr Christoph Lees, gave delegates a full overview of the latest research and best clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of facial clefts and facial dysmorphology. Highlights included talks from Dr Gowri Paramasivam on ‘Facial dysmorphology: Clues from 2D and 3D’ and a discussion on ‘Genetic counselling and considerations of facial morphology’ presented by Dr Tessa Homfray.

Our course on the second day, chaired by Professor Boris Tutschek and Dr Liat Gindes, gave delegates an insight into the principles of 3D ultrasound as well as key techniques to improve their practice. The most popular talks included a talk on ‘Skull and Face: How and what to study’ presented by Professor Boris Tutschek and a lecture on ‘Brain: The 3D approach to abnormal cases’ from Dr Illan Timor-Tritsch, who joined us remotely from New York.

ISUOG ensured that the livestream delegates were able to participate in the program and ask questions while onsite participants enjoyed the opportunity to chat to the speakers informally during the coffee and lunch breaks. ur course sponsor, GE was also available during the breaks to demonstrate the 3D imaging available on their machines. Delegate feedback praised the “excellent choice of topics and speakers’ and thanked ISUOG for the ‘perfect organization, interesting and well linked topics’.

A selection of presentations will be available on ISUOG’s online CME platform where ISUOG members will have the opportunity to interact with the lectures and earn CME credits. We are thankful to Christoph Lees, Boris Tutschek and Liat Gindes for all their work in designing the program, to the speakers for their invaluable contribution, all our attendees and to our sponsor GE Healthcare for their continued support.

Clinical applications of 3D/4D in Obstetrics : Tips & tricks

5 November 2016 
Course Directors: 
Boris Tutschek (Switzerland) and Liat Gindes (Israel) 

Facial cleft and dysmorphology and 3D in Obstetrics Course Review

ISUOG was delighted to deliver two specialist courses to delegates in London and to a large live stream audience on 4-5 November. The Ultrasound Plus program focused on facial cleft and facial dysmorphology: from prenatal diagnosis to postnatal management whilst the 3D course highlighted tips and tricks for obstetrics with an optional volume manipulation workshop at the end of the day. These courses were delivered by 18 expert faculty members who provided a world-class insight into these specialist topics.

In addition to our 16 on-site attendees from 9 countries, we had 101 delegates live streaming the courses from 49 countries as well as a live stream satellite in Egypt. Our virtual delegates really appreciated the ability to ‘attend from the other side of the world’ and ‘participate in an international ultrasound workshop sitting in the comfort of one’s home!’ Enabling members from around the world to access ISUOG’s high quality education program contributes to our mission of ensuring that all women have access to competent ultrasound care and that obstetric and gynecological conditions are effectively diagnosed.

The ultrasound plus course, chaired by Dr Christoph Lees, gave delegates a full overview of the latest research and best clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of facial clefts and facial dysmorphology. Highlights included talks from Dr Gowri Paramasivam on ‘Facial dysmorphology: Clues from 2D and 3D’ and a discussion on ‘Genetic counselling and considerations of facial morphology’ presented by Dr Tessa Homfray.

Our course on the second day, chaired by Professor Boris Tutschek and Dr Liat Gindes, gave delegates an insight into the principles of 3D ultrasound as well as key techniques to improve their practice. The most popular talks included a talk on ‘Skull and Face: How and what to study’ presented by Professor Boris Tutschek and a lecture on ‘Brain: The 3D approach to abnormal cases’ from Dr Illan Timor-Tritsch, who joined us remotely from New York.

A selection of presentations will be available on ISUOG’s online CME platform where ISUOG members will have the opportunity to interact with the lectures and earn CME credits. We are thankful to Christoph Lees, Boris Tutschek and Liat Gindes for all their work in designing the program, to the speakers for their invaluable contribution, all our attendees and to our sponsor GE Healthcare for their continued support.

Ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of endometriosis

3 - 4 June 2016
Course Directors:
 Lil Valentin (Sweden) and Davor Jurkovic (UK)

ISUOG is delighted to share the success of its education course ‘Ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of endometriosis’ which took place in London on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June. We are pleased to share that in addition to welcoming 34 delegates representing 20 countries to the ISUOG Secretariat we reached 80 delegates from 32 countries via live stream. This was an incredible opportunity to fulfil ISUOG’s mission of ensuring that all women—anywhere in the world—have access to competent ultrasound care and that obstetric and gynecological conditions are effectively diagnosed.

The course, chaired by Lil Valentin (Sweden) and Davor Jurkovic (UK) gave delegates a full overview of the latest research and best clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of endometriosis. This course was presented by international experts and researchers and highlights included talks from Dr Caterina Exacoustos (Italy) and Dr Gernot Hudelist (Austria) covering the topic of specific site endometriosis and a video demonstration of Myometrial pathology presented by Prof Lil Valentin, Dr Caterina Exacoustos and Dr Joel Naftalin (UK).

ISUOG’s Sara Wallin ensured that the livestream delegates were able to participate in the program and ask questions while onsite participants enjoyed the opportunity to chat to the speakers informally during the coffee and lunch breaks. Delegate feedback praised the “professional speakers” and thanked ISUOG for a “great educational course”.

A selection of presentations will be available on ISUOG’s online CME platform where ISUOG members will have the opportunity to interact with the lectures and earn CME credit. We are thankful to Lil Valentin and Davor Jurkovic for all their work in designing the program, to the speakers for their invaluable contribution, and to our sponsor — GE Healthcare for their continued support.

Thank you again to all of our delegates! We are focused on quality education when it comes to the Society’s development and we would like to invite you to attend our next educational courses which will take place in Rome on the 24th of September: ‘Ultrasound in Oncology’, ‘Emerging technologies in prenatal diagnosis’ and ‘ISUOG basic training course’ (which will also be available via livestream).

Early diagnosis of fetal anomalies

13 - 14 March 2016
Course Directors:
Katia Bilardo (Netherlands) and Gustavo Malinger (Israel)

Early diagnosis of fetal anomalies: Course review

ISUOG is delighted to share the success of its education course ‘Early diagnosis of fetal anomalies’ which took place in London on Sunday 13th & Monday 14th March 2016. We are leased to share that in addition to welcoming 119 delegates representing 32 countries to the stunning Royal Society we reached 121 delegates in 50 countries via live stream. This was an incredible opportunity to fulfil ISUOG’s mission of ensuring that all women—anywhere in the world—have access to competent ultrasound care and that obstetric and gynecological conditions are effectively diagnosed.

Four delegates also had the opportunity to present their own case studies which featured rare or interesting anomalies. Participants on the room and following on live stream were encouraged to ask questions after each session and quizzes kept delegates well and truly involved on day two of the program. 

All presentations will be available on ISUOG’s online CME platform where ISUOG members will have the opportunity to interact with the lectures and earn CME credit. We are thankful to Gustavo Malinger and Katia Bilardo for all their work in designing the program, to the speakers for their invaluable contribution, and to our sponsors — GE Healthcare, MedaPhor and Toshiba for their continued support.

Thank you again to all of our delegates, we are focused on quality education when it comes to the Society’s development. We would like to extend the invitation to attend our next education course ‘Ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of endometriosis’ on 3-4 June 2016 in London and live steam.

SMFM/ISUOG: Advances in Fetal Echocardiography

2 February 2016
Course Directors:
 Alfred Abuhamad (USA) and Julene Carvalho (UK)

ISUOG/SMFM Advances in Fetal Echocardiography: Course review

On 2 February 2016, ISUOG partnered with SMFM to present a joint post-graduate course at its annual Pregnancy Meeting in Atlanta, USA. The Advances in Fetal Echocardiography course brought together subject experts, led by Chairs Alfred Abuhamad (USA) and Julene Carvalho (UK), who presented the latest clinical and research updates within the specialist topic.

The event was the largest of the meeting’s pre-conference courses, attracting an impressive 272 delegates onsite as well as 132 delegates from 52 countries via live streaming.

The intensive program provided a detailed the normal anatomy of the fetal heart and covered the diagnosis and management of abnormal cardiac chambers. US-based faculty members including Josh Copel (USA), Bettina Cuneo (USA), Jack Rycik and Julia Solomon also discussed: abnormalities of the outflow tract; reviewed normal anatomy of central fetal venous system, discussing its abnormal development; and covered fetal cardiac rhythm abnormalities, keeping the audience rapt!

Attendees were able to interact both online and in person with the event conculding in a lively question and answer session. As 2016 ISUOG members, all delegates are also able continue to supplement their learning with access to resources including the course recordings, curated fetl echo education materials, and relevant activities on our CME platform.We are grateful to Dr Abuhamad and Dr Carvalho for creating and chairing the program and to all faculty members for their expert contributions. Excellent delegate feedback about the quality of the event has been received so we hope to welcome speakers back to an ISUOG course soon.

“Thanks for a wonderful course, enjoyed by obstetricians, sonographers and cardiologists alike!”

“Really liked the glove/hand analogy for the transposition!''

“Thank you. Great course. Very much enjoyed live steaming!! Would participate in other conferences like this again!!”

ISUOG would also like to thank SMFM for partnering with us at their annual meeting. We were grateful for the chance to re-connect with our North American members and offer them another education opportunity in person. We are looking forward to our societies’ future collaborations! Thanksis also owed to GE Healthcare which provided and unrestricted educational grant to the course; we are very grateful for this support.

We look forward to welcoming new and existing members to another of our ISUOG Education events in the coming year

 

2015

3D-4D workshop: Practical application of volume ultrasound in fetal medicine

6 June 2015
Course Director:  
Boris Tutschek (Switzerland)

 

Prenatal diagnosis and genetics

24 April 2015
Course Director 
: Tessa Homfray (UK)

Prenatal diagnosis and genetics: course review

ISUOG’s focus to increase its educational reach by fostering collaborative partnerships was demonstrated on April 28th – 29th when the Society teamed up with St George’s University of London to deliver the approved course, ‘Prenatal diagnosis and genetics,’ at ISUOG’s Secretariat. The joint effort brought a full house of delegates and created an exciting opportunity to expand ISUOG’s global reach—we were delighted to welcome 63 delegates via live stream from 34 countries! A satellite group hosted by KY Leung in Hong Kong created an interactive learning environment as delegates were encouraged to ask questions which were promptly communicated to the speakers in the UK.

The course was chaired by Dr Tessa Homfray and Dr Diana Wellesley and topics included ‘Invasive techniques in prenatal diagnosis and prenatal therapy’ by Dr Sarah Bower, ‘Ultrasound screening for congenital anomalies’ by Prof Basky Thilaganthan  and ‘Preimplantation genetic diagnosis’ by Alison Lashwood. Delegates had the unique opportunity to ask the experts questions and network with their colleagues at this two-day course.

 

 

 

 

Doppler in clinical obstetrics

April 24 2015
Course Directors 
: Caterina M. Bilardo (The Netherlands) and Christoph Lees (UK)

Doppler in clinical obstetrics: course review

ISUOG is delighted to share the success of its ‘Doppler in clinical obstetrics’ course which took place in London on Friday, April 24th. We are pleased to share that in addition to welcoming 44 delegates representing 20 countries to the ISUOG Secretariat we reached 113 delegates in 50 countries via live stream. An ISUOG first, we also connected with 5  satellite regions—in Italy, the Netherlands, India, Hong Kong, and Lebanon—whose participants tuned in via live steam and were able to actively participate in the course. This was an incredible opportunity to fulfil ISUOG’s mission of ensuring that all women—anywhere in the world—have access to competent ultrasound care and that obstetric and gynecological conditions are effectively diagnosed.  

The sold-out event was chaired by Caterina Bilardo (Netherlands) and Christoph Lees (UK) and highlighted both basic techniques and advanced research in Doppler’s role in clinical obstetrics. The course was presented by seven experts from and the world, with topics including ‘The fetal circulation and its changes in growth retriction’ by Kurt Hecher (Germany), ‘Fetal hear remodelling’ by Fatima Crispi (Spain), and ‘CTG vs Doppler’ by Gerard Visser (Netherlands). 

All presentations will be available on ISUOG’s new online CME platform throughout 2015 where ISUOG members will have the opportunity to interact with the lectures and earn CME credit. At the conclusion of the program, participants completed feedback evaluations and received CME certificates. We are thankful to Caterina Bilardo and Christoph Lees for all their work in designing the program, to the speakers for their invaluable contribution, and to our exhibitors—GE Healthcare, Toshiba and astraia for their continued support. 

Thank you again to all of our delegates—as ISUOG comes closer to reaching its goal of 10,000 members by the end of 2015, we are confident that quality education will play a key role in the Society’s development.

Fetal anomalies: head and heart

23 - 24 January 2015
Course Directors:  
  Julene Carvalho (UK) and Gustavo Malinger (Israel)

192 delegates from 33 countries gathered on January 23rd - 24th for ISUOG's 'Fetal anomalies: head and heart' education course. Hosted at the luxurious Lancaster London hotel in the heart of central London, the event provided delegates with the opportunity to experience both world-class learning and the dynamic UK capital.

The event, chaired by Julene Carvalho (UK) and Gustavo Malinger (Israel), highlighted the most up to date research related to diagnosing anomalies of the fetal head and heart. Presented by nine eminent speakers from around the world, the program including a range of topics including, 'Thick corpus callosum' and 'The venous system and subclavian arteries' by Gianluigi Pilu (Italy) and Simcha Yagel (Israel) respectively. 

Six delegates also had the opportunity to present their own case studies which featured rare or interesting anomalies. Three were recognised as outstanding by ISUOG President, Andrew Ngu, who was visiting from Australia. 

The course showcased a variety of interactive teaching techniques, such as Yen Ho (UK) and Julene Carvalho’s live heart demonstration. Participants were encouraged to ask questions after each session and quizzes kept delegates well and truly involved on day two of the program. 

All presentations were recorded and will be available on ISUOG’s new CME platform which is due to launch in February. At the conclusion of the program, participants completed feedback evaluations and received CME certificates as well as complimentary January 2015 journals. ISUOG staff were available throughout the event to answer questions and renew participants' memberships for 2015.

We are thankful to Julene Carvalho and Gustavo Malinger for all their work in designing such a valuable program, and to all our speakers for the generous contribution of their time and expertise. Our exhibitors GE Healthcare, Toshiba and astraia are also to be acknowledged for their continuing support of ISUOG’s education events.        

2014 

Ultrasound plus: thorax, neck and diaphragm anomalies - the whole picture

31 October - 1 November 2014
Course Directors:  
Caterina Bilardo (The Netherlands), Christoph Lees (UK), Neil Sebire (UK)

Ultrasound plus: thorax, neck and diaphragm anomalies- the whole picture

ISUOG was delighted to deliver a specialist course in its purpose built education space on 31 Oct – 01 Nov. The Ultrasound Plus program focused on thorax, neck and diaphragm anomalies and was delivered by 14 expert faculty members who provided world-class insight into this niche topic.

40 delegates from 17 countries attended the course in London and we were excited to have 32 participants also join the event via live streaming. Those attending online contributed to a total representation of 28 countries making it a truly international event; some were kind enough to share photos of how they experienced the course from home!

 Day one of the course began with an exploration into the developmental pathology of the lungs, thorax and neck. Neil Seibre (UK) and Flora Jessop (UK) presented before Boris Tutschek (Switzerland) focused on ultrasound imaging the neck, oesophagus and trachea and Katia Bilardo (The Netherlands) delivered a lecture on thoracic sonology in the first and second trimesters. After lunch, Tessa Homfray’s (UK) presentation on antenatal genetic assessment of thoracic and neck lesions and Nina Peters’ (The Netherlands) on prenatal diagnosis of lung hypoplasia generated a lot of discussion at the ISUOG office and prompted real-time questions from delegates online.

The day concluded with a focus on the neck and thyroid; Elspeth Whitby (UK) discussed the use of MRI and Christoph Lees (UK) presented on thyroid function, thyroid masses and management.

Day two opened with engaging lectures on FETO and EXIT curtesy of Tim van Meighem (Belgium) and Nico Jonas (UK); these topics stimulated discussion right throughout the day. The afternoon’s program focused on post-natal themes with Harm Tiddens’ (The Netherlands) presenting on postnatal paediatric imaging of the thorax and Paulo de Coppi speaking on postnatal surgery.

The course concluded with lively group discussion on Saturday afternoon following Simon Hannam’s (UK) talk on neonatal care in CDH and post FETO and Dick Tibboel’s (The Netherlands) presentation on the outcome of CDH surgery & ECMO. Course directors Neil, Christoph and Katia commented on the success for the program, noting the great value of this type of niche, specialized education.

It was a wonderful way to conclude our calendar of organized courses for 2014 given that feedback from delegates also extremely positive. Attendees commented on the quality of ISUOG courses and their significance:

“The best courses which are available. Lots of possibilities for communication with other colleagues”

“'Boutique courses'  for specific topics [are] especially valuable.”

Live streaming delegates commented favourably on both the technical aspects of the event and general program:

“This live streaming is amazing. May I ask who is behind this technical wizardry so that I can make use of their services myself?”

“Our compliments for this excellent and really interesting course.”

ISUOG is very grateful to the course directors and speakers for their important contributions to the program and event as a whole. We also want to extend our sincere thanks to both GE Healthcare and Toshiba who supported the course via unrestricted educational grants.

Lastly, a big thank you to all delegates who joined us both in person and online, we hope to welcome you to our ISUOG organised courses in 2015!

Early pregnancy scanning and sonovaginography to detect endometriosis

14 - 15 June 2014
 

Early pregnancy scanning and sonovaginography to detect endometriosis

ISUOG was excited to return to Sydney, Australia over the weekend of 14-15 June to present its third gynecological Education course of 2014. Co-directors George Condous and Sofie Piessens designed a thorough program which balanced the latest research updates in the field with practical tuition aimed at improving delegates' day-to-day clinical practice.

The first day of the course focused on the use of ultrasound evaluation in early pregnancy complications. Max Mongelli opened the program with a discussion of the clinical implications of aberrant 1st trimester embryonic growth. Fernando Infante and Ishy Casikar then presented on miscarriage; both the new international guidelines for diagnosis and the utility of power Doppler in deciding its management.

The second half of day 1 provided delegates with a comprehensive overview of ectopic pregnancy. George and Fernando worked in tandem to review the diagnosis and management of tubal and non-tubal ectopic pregnancies as well as PULs. The day encompassed plenty of opportunities for Q & A which culminated in a final interactive session. Led by the course directors, participants worked together in small groups to investigate case studies of ectopic and PULs.

After enjoying some of Sydney’s many attractions on Saturday night, delegates reconvened for the second day of the course. Day 2 provided a detailed examination of the ‘how and why’ of ultrasound evaluation to detect Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis (DIE). The first half of the day gave the surgical viewpoint regarding DIE’s treatment, with Michael Cooper, Steve Lyons and Sarah Choi providing expert insight into why preoperative diagnosis improves patient outcomes. Excellent examples of what is seen and managed via laparoscopy brought to light the vital importance of sound pre-operative ultrasound examination.

Following Sofie Piessens’ breakdown of how to do a detailed scan for endometriosis, Valeria Lanzarone put her teachings into practice via one of two live scan demonstrations on Sunday. We are so grateful to our live scan model who made this possible, and to GE Healthcare our sponsor for providing their technical expertise. The practical focus of the day continued with Valeria detailing how to assess the anterior and lateral compartments and Uche Menakaya discussing the use of soft marker as part of the routine assessment of the pelvis.

The second live scan of the day was undertaken by George who demonstrated sonovaginography and POD sliding sign. Again we were very thankful to our live scan model and of course, sponsor Toshiba for their generous contribution to the session. ‘Training your eye’ was the title of the afternoon’s final sitting. Sofie, Valeria, George and Uche presented a variety of case studies, engaging our delegates in the identification of bowel nodules and ‘red flags’ which assist in the diagnosis of endometriosis. POD obliteration and stand-off techniques were also examined in this highly interactive session.

We are very grateful to our course directors, speakers, live scan models and sponsors GE Healthcare and Toshiba for their important input into the course. We hope to see our delegates, both new and old ISUOG members, at another of our events soon, thank you for your participation!

Early pregnancy and infertility

06 - 07 June 2014

ISUOG Advanced course: Early pregnancy and infertility

ISUOG welcomed delegates  to its second Gynecology course of 2014 on the 6th and 7th of June. The event was held at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the centre of London.                                                                                                                                           

This highly interactive course, allowed an engaged audience the opportunity  to converse with renowned speakers and to - gain clarity on pressing scientific and clinical queries.

The enthusiasm of participants rewarded the efforts of Course Directors, Prof. Tom Bourne and Prof. Nick Raine-Fenning, with delegate feedback including the following sentiments:

 “Lectures were marvellous”

 “We always follow ISUOG courses and we do want more”

On the first day, the faculty explored key areas of early pregnancy and acute gynecology, from the , diagnosis and prediction of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancies, to their psychological impact. Presentations were also given on the NICE guidance, biomarkers for ectopic pregnancy and ways to classify PULs as low or high risk.

During the second day, reproductive medicine and state of the art treatments of infertility   were discussed with experts presenting new findings in the field of ovarian reserve testing and IVF.

OHSS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, fibroids, adenomyosis and dating pregnancies were a few of the other topics examined iby experts such as Prof. Luciano Nardo, Valentine Akande, Thierry Van Den Bosch and Christoph Lees.

We are thankful to Prof. Tom Bourne and Prof. Nick Raine-Fenning for all their work in designing a program of such high scientific standards. We are also very grateful to all our speakers for the generous contribution of their time and expertise. Our exhibitors GE Healthcare, Toshiba and astraia are also to be acknowledged for their continuing support to ISUOG’s education events.

We are particularly thankful to Prof. Tom Bourne and Prof. Nick Raine-Fenning for all their work in designing a program of such high scientific standards. We are also very grateful to all our speakers for the generous contribution of their time and expertise; our exhibitors GE Healthcase, Toshiba and Astraia for their continuing support to ISUOG’s education events.

Finally, special thanks go to our delegates for their participation in ISUOG’s course “Early pregnancy and infertility”. We hope that we will be seeing you soon at another ISUOG education event.

Interactive course on 3D/4D fetal echocardiography using 4D software

17 -18 May 2014

ISUOG Education course: interactive course on 3D/4D fetal echocardiography using 4D software: 17-18 May 2014

ISUOG presented this interactive workshop for the first time on May 17. With the limited number of seats to this specialist hands-on course selling out within days, Course Director Prof. Rabih Chaoui generously decided to repeat the course for another group of delegates on May 18.  We were excited to invite our members to the ISUOG Secretariat’s education space for the event, where each attendee had access to a laptop and GE Healthcare’s ‘4D View’ software.

Both days began with a ‘basics warm-up’ with Prof. Chaoui taking delegates through the fundamentals of 3D Tools, STIC, 4D View & static VCI-Principle. Attendees were then straight into the action, navigating GE’s 4D-View software themselves. The learning curve was intensive, with TUI, VCI and Rendering all covered in the morning sessions. Prof. Chaoui walked delegates through a few volume case studies, demonstrating how he would use the software to best aid diagnosis and then encouraging delegates to attempt the same. He was able to give one on one instruction to delegates as they tested the software and their new knowledge, breaking to give group instructions when important questions were raised.

The interactive aspects of the course continued into the afternoon sessions which began with live scan demonstrations. Following these, delegates used their software to investigate cardiac anomalies, with a particular focus on great vessels. Throughout the day, participants also had the opportunity to look at cases of their own choosing and to ask Prof. Chaoui’s advice on how to best achieve the best images. With most attendees using the software for the very first time at the course, the opportunity to receive this feedback was invaluable; though continued practice was recommended! 
  
Our attendees will be able to consolidate their learning at home and at work as GE generously gave each delegate a trail copy of ‘4D View’ and Prof. Chaoui provided a selection of volumes to work with. ISUOG also ensured each delegate received a variety of supporting documents including articles from UOG and Prof. Chaoui’s step-by step guide to STIC Volume manipulation.

Though the course capacity was small in order to ensure delegates had the chance for one on one attention, delegates from 17 countries were represented over the two days. We were grateful for their participation and important feedback. We are also thankful for the support of GE Healthcare whose sponsorship of the course and technical expertise made it possible, and to the two live scan models who generously gave up their time to contribute to our members learning. We hope to continue to offer these courses and look forward to welcoming more of our members to the ISUOG Secretariat in London!

Fetal anomalies and CNS

28 February - 1 March 2014
Advanced course: Fetal anomalies and CNS,

Our delegates said about the course.....

                       "Excellent speakers", "Great course as always", "Very interesting!" 
 

ISUOG welcomed approximately 300 delegates to Amsterdam for its 2014 course on “Fetal anomalies and CNS”, organised by Professors Caterina Bilardo,  Gustavo Malinger and Dario Paladini. Participants travelled from 35 countries all around the world to enjoy the intensive 2 day scientific program on brain and other fetal anomalies.

Prof. Pilu opened the first day of the program with his talk on fetal neurosonography, while new findings on fetal MRI, brain tumors and cortical malformations were thoroughly presented by Profs G. Malinger, T. Lerman – Sagie, D. Prayer and Dr. M. Sanz- Cortes.

On the second day, anomalies of the thorax, GIT, GUT and skeletal system were explored by experts in the field of obstetrical ultrasound. Prof D. Paladini focused on the prognostic factors and diagnosis of CCAM, PS and CHD. Prof. D. Oepkes elaborated further on the techniques of thoraco-amniotic shunting, while Dr. T. Cohen closed the first session of lectures with her talks on upper and lower GIT.

Prof. D. Prayer’s lecture after the first morning break also expanded in the use of MRI in the fetal bowel, while Prof. C. Bilardo later discussed the definition and management of hyperechoic intestines and the noonan syndrome.

Prof. L. Chitty reviewed the aetiology of fetal genital anomalies and the sonographic approach of skeletal dysplasias, followed by Prof. D. Paladini’s talk on hand malformations and syndromes and synaptopathies.

Delegates of this course had many chances to engage in this highly innovative and interactive course through the Q&A sessions at the end of each presentation, as well as through the various case quizzes posed by the speakers.

At the end of each day, some of the lucky delegates who submitted their case studies for this course, got to present their findings and encouraged the audience  and our faculty to reach the correct diagnosis.

During the breaks, participants enjoyed the great architecture of the NH Grand Krasnapolsky’s Winter Garden area, as well as a lavish lunch buffet, fresh coffee and juices and of course various treats from Holland!

Exhibitors during this 2 day course had many opportunities to demonstrate their products and interact with delegates who showed great interest in exploring further their functionalities.

We are particularly thankful to Professors Caterina Bilardo, Gustavo Malinger and Dario Paladini for all their work and support in organising a program of such high scientific standards.We are also grateful to our speakers whose presence was integral for the success of this course, our exhibitors, GE Healthcare, Toshiba and Astraia for their continuing support to ISUOG’s Education initiatives, and Stefan Schuldt for his book exhibition during the course.

Finally, special thanks go to BEN, the Dutch sonographers society, for their proactive assistance before and during the course!

On behalf of the course Directors, we would like to extend the following message to all our delegates who have shown once more their love and support to ISUOG's Education innitiatives:

            "Dear Friends,

            We wanted to thank you wholehartedly for your participation in  the ISUOG Advanced course “Fetal anomalies and CNS” in Amsterdam.
            W
 e hope you enjoyed the course and would be glad to hear your comments and further suggestions.
            
 We are looking forward to seeing you again in another ISUOG organised Education course and at the World Congress in Barcelona.
            
 If you need any help, please let us know. We and the ISUOG staff will be very happy to help you.

            Yours sincerely,
Katia Bilardo, Gustavo Malinger, Dario Paladini"

It was great having you all at this event and we hope that we will be seeing you soon at another ISUOG Education course!

Imaging in oncology (IOTA)

17 - 18 January 2014

Advanced course in gynecological malignancy: Imaging in oncology (IOTA)

ISUOG’s first Education course of 2014, ‘Imaging in oncology (IOTA)’, was held at London’s Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on the 17-18 January. This course was organised by Professor Tom Bourne (UK) in collaboration with the IOTA group and attracted 92 delegates from 28 countries, as well as world class speakers in the field of ultrasound in gyneological malignancy.

Prof. Tom Bourne (UK) and Prof. Dirk Timmerman (Belgium) of the IOTA collaboration opened the course by outlining key findings of their IOTA trial, explaining the application of the simple ultrasound rules which can be used to determine benign and malignant ovarian, cervical and endometrial tumoursTopics covered then included pattern recognition, simple descriptors and a three stage approach to evaluating ovarian pathology. Dr Ahmed Sayasneh (UK) later described IOTA prediction models that can identify borderline, invasive and metastatic cancer, which were made immediately available to all participants later in the day through the introduction of the innovative IOTA App.

In the afternoon, focus moved to other measurements and prediction models for use in the diagnosis of endometrial cancer. Dr Elisabeth Epstein (Sweden) looked at how to evaluate cervical and myometrial extension and post-menopausal bleeding, while Dr Daniela Fischerova explained the value of Tru-Cut biopsies in the evaluation of solid tumours.  The last session turned to gyneological cancer and Dr Cristina Fotopoulou (UK) discussed radical approaches to surgery in the treatment of this cancer., Dr Fischerova (Czech Republic) then looked into the role of imaging in the context of fertility sparing treatment and Dr Andrea Rockall (UK) made the case for the use of MRI in the evaluation of ‘difficult to classify’ ovarian masses.

Saturday18 saw delegates return to enjoy a more interactive and didactic program, as well as stunning views of the city’s iconic Westminster Abbey, Parliament House, Big Ben and London Eye from the windows of the venue’s catering area. With a focus on discussion, day two began with three well attended ‘Meet the Expert’ round table sessions led by Drs Fischerova, Sayasneh and Testa (Italy).

The first main session of the day saw Prof. Hani Gabra (UK) discuss the future of drug-based treatments for ovarian cancer and the important collaboration between oncologists and surgeons in the development of more effective treatment strategies; producing plenty of questions from the audience!

Dr Epstein then reviewed the assessment of early stage cervical cancer using ultrasound and MRI. Drs Testa and Fischerova engaged delegates with interactive learning methods outlining the ultrasound features of solid and ‘rare’ subtypes of ovarian tumours as well as the use of ultrasound in evaluating metastases. Dr Testa threw the ball back into the delegates’ court, using various case studies to have the group diagnose metastatic disease in the pelvis and abdomen.

After the lunch break, the course saw two special presentations from research fellow Dr. Shan Khazander (UK), who spoke alongside Dr Sayasneh about their research on the future of automated ovarian mass characterisation.  Prof Stuart Campbell, one of the founders of ISUOG, then discussed the latest insights from the UKCTOCS trial, poignantly presenting at the site of ISUOG’s first ever World Congress which he led 23 years ago.

The end of the program saw a returned focus on measurement and diagnosis with Prof. Timmerman discussing CA 125, HE4 and ROMA, then leading delegates through an IOTA MCQ test alongside Prof. Bourne. The interactive session challenged attendees to put what they had learnt over the past two days into immediate practice. 

Our thanks go out to Prof. Bourne for coordinating an outstanding program and for all his work in putting the course together. We are extremely grateful too to all the speakers who brought the course content to life and to our exhibitors GE Healthcare and Astraia for their ongoing support of ISUOG’s Education program and of this course.

We hope to see you at the next ISUOG Education event!

2013 

Early pregnancy care and acute gynecology

16 - 17 June 2013

Early pregnacy care and Acute Gynecology

The course emphasised the natural link between early pregnancy care and acute gynaecology. Take home messages in early pregnancy included using the new cut-off values for making a diagnosis of miscarriage. The management of PUL has changed and now relates to assessing risk and reducing follow up in low risk women.         

The accurate diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy was discussed in detail. Most ectopic pregnancies are seen as an inhomogenous mass. Accordingly if this is used as the criterion in the absence of other information it is possible to give methotrexate in error. This is a major problem with the NICE guidance. In stable ectopic pregnancies the hCG ratio can be monitored and a decision made to manage an ectopic pregnancy expectantly or medically. 

The management of miscarriage was discussed and in particular ensuring women have the choice to decide whether they are managed expectantly, medically or surgically. Vacuum aspiration in outpatients is probably underused.

Acute gynaecology problems are naturally seen in the same environment as early pregnancy. An important message was the diagnosis and treatment of  ovarian torsion. Even in the event of the ovary appearing black at surgery, it should be untorted and not removed as it will in most cases recover. The use of IOTA rules and descriptors to classify ovarian cysts in young women was discussed in detail and IOTA simples rules are now part of national guidance when assessing premenopausal women. 

PID was discussed. The association between PID and abnormal uterine bleeding was an interesting observation, and the high rate of resolution when treated by antibiotics. The message for tubo-ovarian abscess was avoid surgery - with ultrasound guided drainage a better option when intervention is needed.

The presentation and diagnosis of appendicitis was described. Interestingly far more women have a normal appendix removed than men - they probably have a pelvic infection.  A study was discussed showing how appendicitis may respond to antibiotics. The message here is that this is a heterogenous disease that has been poorly researched. Clearly case selection is important - but surgery may not always be required. 

Endometriosis was talked about in some detail. Ultrasound has moved forward immensely in this area - with the sliding organ sign and the ability to detect deep nodules. Appropriate pre-operative assessment is essential as severe endometriosis cases need a tertiary level unit to operate on them


 

 

 

Ultrasound and delivery decisions

10-11 May 2013

Advanced course - Ultrasound and delivery decisions

The second of the 2013 ISUOG educational course program was held on 10-11 May 2013 in London at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel.

We welcomed 132 delegates from 29 different countries.

The innovative two day course included a faculty of fetal medicine and perinatal experts from Europe such as Kurt Hecher, Tullio Ghi, Karim Kalache and Boris Tutschek, as well as course directors, Christoph Lees and Pepe Salvesen. 

On Friday 10th May,  speakers explored the role of ultrasound, Doppler and CTG in the decisions that lead to delivery in the commoner fetal medicine conditions seen in clinical practice.  On Saturday, 11th May, they described the recent developments in the use of ultrasound in the delivery room and their relevance for practices.

After each session, there was opportunity for audience participation and discussion as well as the very popular Q&A session with all the speakers, which helped to expand on the themes covered by the lectures, and ensure that all delegates were full immersed and involved with the topics.

We would like to extend a special thank you to all the speakers who actively contributed in the success of the course, as well as our exhibitors, GE Healthcare and astraia for their continuous support at the courses. 
 

 

Fetal echocardiography and craniofacial anomalies: new diagnostic tools

01 March- 02 March 2013

Review on fetal echocardiography and craniofacial anomalies

The “Intensive course on fetal echocardiography and craniofacial anomalies” exceeded any expectations and reached numbers fitting to a small Congress. With 500 delegates, we had to close bookings and unfortunately disappoint a few of you on our waiting list.
                                     
Delegates who secured their place in the fully booked course, enjoyed Live scanning demonstrations, Q&A and quizzes sessions. They were also able to benefit from interacting, discussing and networking with our renowned and friendly faculty.                                  

ISUOG would like to thank all speakers and particularly the Directors of the course Prof. Chaoui (Germany), Dr. Gustavo Malinger (Israel), Prof. Dario Paladini (Italy) and Gianluigi Pilu (Italy) whose valuable contribution and hard work has been the chief constituent of its success.                                                                 

Moreover, we would like to thank our exhibitors GE Healthcare & Toshiba for their support to the event, the provision of scanning equipment and finally the high level of professional services and practical help they provided to our delegates.

We are also very grateful to Astraia software gmbh and Stefan Schuldt and Versandbuchhandlung for supporting and exhibiting during our 2 days course.

                                

 

2012 

Gynecological ultrasound: using ultrasound for the diagnosis and management of gynecological malignancy

30 November - 01 December 2012

Gynecological ultrasound: using ultrasound for the diagnosis and management of gynecological malignancy

The RCOG hosted another successful ISUOG course on 30 November and 1 December 2012. Over 110 delegates from 26 countries attended the second gynecology course of the year. 

The two-day course started off with the Meet the Expert sessions. Those sessions were led by high-profile speakers such as Dirk Timmerman and Lil Valentin and gave the delegates the chance to hear talks on very specific topics in a friendly and informal setting. This format gave the opportunity for a great deal of interaction between the delegates and the experts.

Two podcasts from the course: 

The intensive program consisted of formal lectures complemented by interactive sessions, including discussion of case reports, image quizzes, video demonstrations and images. Course director Tom Bourne encouraged audience to ask questions and  this ensured lively discussions with the speakers.

Delegates enjoyed networking with our exhibitors, GE Healthcare and astraia, throughout the course, and we would like to thank both companies for their support of the event.

We would also like to thank Tom Bourne for chairing such a successful event and our faculty for providing a great lecture program with high quality presentations.

Gynecological ultrasound: early pregnancy, reproductive medicine and benign gynecology

15-16 June 2012

Gynecological ultrasound: early pregnancy, reproductive medicine and benign gynecology

The RCOG hosted the successful ISUOG course on 15-16 June 2012. Over 220 delegates from 30 countries attended the third gynecology course. Due to the popularity of the course, it was made available via online web-streaming and over 50 participants watched the two-day program live online. Live stream viewers also had the opportunity to participate by sending in questions to the speakers via an online submission interface.

The two-day course started with the meet the expert ‘round table’ sessions. Those sessions were led by high-profile speakers such as Steve Goldstein, Nick Raine-Fenning and Lil Valentin and gave the delegates the opportunity to engage with the experts in a friendly and informal setting. Friday’s sessions were focused on the topic of the early pregnancy and Saturday’s sessions on fertility and reproductive medicine.

The intensive program consisted of formal lectures complemented by interactive sessions, including discussion of case reports and image quizzes. Course director Tom Bourne chaired the event and encouraged audience questions and some lively discussions with the speakers.

ISUOG would like to thank GE Healthcare and MIS Samsung for exhibiting at the course. Their ongoing support is very much appreciated and delegates welcomed the chance to chat to them over the two days.

We would also like to thank all the speakers for participating in the program and discussions.

Our next ISUOG Gynecology course will be 30 November – 01 December 2012 – Using ultrasound for the diagnosis and management of gynecological malignancy. Please visit our website for more information on the programme of the next course.

 

 

Advanced sonographic techniques for the diagnosis of congenital anomalies and fetal echocardiography

17-18 February 2012

Advanced sonographic techniques for the diagnosis of congenital anomalies & fetal echocardiography

ISUOG was delighted to welcome almost 300 delegates to its extremely successful ISUOG Education course in Paris. The course proved to be very popular and sold out in advance with delegates travelling from 45 countries to enjoy two intensive days of learning.

The program consisted of traditional state of the art lectures complemented by interactive sessions, including discussion of case reports and image quizzes. Course directors Rabih Chaoui, Dario Paladini, Gianluigi Pilu and Yves Ville chaired the event and encouraged audience questions and some lively discussion! 

The first day concentrated on the diagnosis and different types of fetal anomalies, including commissural, fetal spine and ocular anomalies. The morning sessions of the second day focused on technical aspects of ultrasound and fetal echocardiography while the afternoon sessions discussed specific conditions.
As always, the course was recorded and is available to ISUOG members to view online.

Delegates enjoyed chatting to our exhibitors, GE Healthcare and astraia, throughout the course, and we would like to thank both companies for their support of the event.

ISUOG would also like to thank all the course speakers for providing a great lecture program with such high quality presentations. Their contribution is of course invaluable!

 

 

2011

Advanced ultrasound in gynecology II: oncology and urogynecology

2-3 December 2011
 

Advanced gynecology II: oncology and urogynecology review

ISUOG was delighted to welcome almost 200 delegates to its second gynecology course, oncology and urogynecology. Travelling from over 30 countries, it was a truly international audience that attended the course directed by Professor Tom Bourne. 

The two day course commenced each morning with ‘meet the expert’ sessions. These small group sessions were led by experts such as Dirk Timmerman, Daniela Fischerova and Antonia Testa and gave the delegates the chance to hear talks on very specific topics in an informal setting. The format gave lots of opportunity for questions and discussion resulting in a great learning atmosphere!

Day one concentrated on oncology and pelvic floor and the second day focused on ovarian pathology and abnormal bleeding and the endometrium. The intense lecture program was complimented by interactive sessions of quizzes, video demonstrations and images. Great audience participation ensured that sessions were lively!

Thank you to GE Healthcare and Siemens for exhibiting at the course, your ongoing support is very much appreciated and we know delegates welcomed the chance to chat to you over the two days.

And a big thank you to our faculty for providing a great lecture program with such high quality presentations.

 

Advanced ultrasound in gynecology I: Early pregnancy, reproductive medicine and benign gynecology

3-4 June 2011

ISUOG is delighted to be able to bring you this report on its recent and extremely successful advanced gynecology course in London. The course focused on early pregnancy (day one) and reproductive medicine and benign gynecology (day two) and featured a number of world-renowned faculty including course leaders Tom Bourne and Nick Raine-Fenning, as well as Steve Goldstein, Lil Valentin, Dirk Timmerman and a strong UK speaker contingent with talks from Siobhan Quenby, Emma Kirk and many more.

We welcomed over 185 delegates from 49 different countries to the RCOG venue in central London. Due to the unprecedented popularity of the course, it was also open to access by live streaming viewers, an ISUOG first! We had an additional 180 participants watching the program live online, adding a further 23 countries to those represented. Live stream viewers could also participate in the program by sending in questions to the speakers via an online submission interface. Many of these were put to the speakers as part of the discussion sessions which meant that we had excellent interaction between faculty, audience and online viewers.


Each day began with informal ‘meet the expert’ sessions. These were another new feature of ISUOG courses and meant that delegates could start the program with small group discussion on a specific topic. These sessions were led by an expert faculty member and then often evolved into wider group conversation. Given the diverse, international delegate profile, these discussions often proved both lively and informative for delegates and experts alike!

Significant discussion in the first day’s program revolved around Emma Kirk’s appraisal of management structures for PUL and Andrew Horne’s talk on biochemical markers for PUL and ectopic pregnancy. There was also some interesting debate on the relative merits of the application and use of methotrexate.

The day closed with a testing session for faculty members Steve Goldstein, Dirk Timmerman and Nick Raine-Fenning as they were presented with delegate-submitted case examples and asked to provide their own diagnosis!

Day two covered sessions on endometriosis, fibroids and polyps and their relative effects on fertility and treatment. Lil Valentin, Nazar Amso and Nick Raine-Fenning gave a very comprehensive insight into new research and diagnostic techniques. After lunch, sessions moved on to cover various aspects of benign gynecology, including ovarian cysts and tubal pathology. Each topic also concluded with case examples and just images to cover particularly rare clinical conditions.

It was very pleasing that a significant number of industry partners also supported the course, contributing to our small exhibition. Astraia, De Smit Medical, GE Healthcare and Siemens all had stands at the course, and we are extremely grateful for their ongoing support and for the positive feedback we have received from them.  
 

 

Doppler in clinical obstetrics

1-2 April 2011

Doppler in clinical obstetrics: review

 ‘Well done, good organising committee, good participation of audience, relevant discussions’

The second of the ISUOG educational course program was held on 1-2 April 2011 and again, organised in partnership with the RCOG and held at their headquarters in Regent’s Park.

We welcomed 110 delegates from 32 difference countries.

Some positive comments from our attendees:

‘Congratulations on a good course’
‘All speakers gave excellent talks’

As has become a customary for all our courses and events, all the course sessions were recorded and are now available to view on the ISUOG website for course delegates and ISUOG members. 

The program included high-profile speakers such as Stuart Campbell, Torvid Kiserud and Giuseppe Rizzo, as well as presentations from the course organisers, Kurt Hecher and Christoph Brezinka.

After each session, there was opportunity for audience participation, discussion and question and answer with all the speakers, which helped to expand on the themes covered by the lecture, and ensure that all delegates were full immersed and involved with the topics. The discussion sessions and audience Q&A are also available to view on the website using the link above.

We would like to thank all the speakers for their involvement in bringing the course together and giving their time to participate in the program and discussion.

As for the Anomalies course in February, the interactive voting system used by the RCOG enabled delegates to vote in response to speaker questions during some of the presentations, and also provide feedback at the end of each session.

ISUOG would also like to thank Astraia who exhibited at the event.

 

 

 

Congenital anomalies and fetal echocardiography

18-19 February 2011

Review: Congenital anomalies and fetal echocardiography 

ISUOG's first of three educational courses organised this year took place from 18-19 February 2011 at the RCOG London. We welcomed nearly 300 delegates from over 40 countries!

Some positive comments from our attendees:
"The speakers were excellent and the pre and post tests were a good idea"
"An excellent course. Please keep up the good work!"


As has become a regular practice for ISUOG events, every session was recorded and in the next few days will be available on our website for viewing by members and course delegates. 

Our international faculty, Gianluigi Pilu, Boris Tutschek, Rabih Chaoui and Dario Paladini were joined by UK speakers Christoph Lees and Lindsey Allan to give a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of all topics.

A new aspect to the course was the use of an interactive voting system, which allowed delegates to engage with speakers, provide instant feedback and also participate in live Q&A for case studies and pre and post testing as part of each session. This proved to be a very popular and useful tool for both delegates and speakers, allowing for real time assessment of learning, as well as capturing the voting results for post course analysis.

ISUOG would also like to thank GE Healthcare, Keymed and Siemens who exhibited at the Course.

 

 2010

Gynecological ultrasound

22-23 April 2010 
Course directors:  
Tom Bourne, Antonia Testa and Lil Valentin

Review: ISUOG Education Ultrasound in Gynecology


Just two months after the sold-out February ISUOG Education course in London, Italy has played host to the first ISUOG Ultrasound in Gynecology course. Organised under the auspices of SIEOG (Società Italiana di Ecografia Ostetrica e Ginecologica e Metodologie Biofisiche correlate) and hosted at the Catholic University of Rome the course was attended by over 150 international delegates.


It is testament to the organisation and support of the Italian organisers and speakers that the course was able to go ahead despite the transport chaos caused by the ash from the Icelandic volcano. A number of speakers were unable to attend, but fortunately members of the Italian faculty took the time to prepare and translate new presentations to ensure the course was still a great success for all present.


This course broke new ground by including such a large number of live scans. Over twenty individual scans were undertaken demonstrating a wide range of conditions across all lecture topics. Credit must be given to course director Antonia Testa for organising such an interesting and informative scientific programme. Presentations covered topics including myometrial, endometrial and adnexal pathology on the first day, through to gynecological cancer on the second day.

 

 

Congenital anomalies and fetal echocardiography1

5-6 February 2010 

ISUOG Review: Congenital anomalies and fetal echocardiography

The RCOG hosted the latest successful ISUOG course over two days this February. Over 280 delegates came to London from 36 different countries to hear the internationally recognised ISUOG speakers.As usual, the course was fully booked well in advance, with a substantial waiting list – so we suggest booking as early as possible to avoid future disappointment! Our online course registration system accepts payment by credit or debit card and has made this process extremely quick and easy. 
 

Friday’s focus on congenital anomalies presented delegates with 11 lectures from 6 different speakers covering neurosonography, the urinary tract, and thoracic anomalies. To begin the day, experts including Aris Papageorghiou, Boris Tutschek, Rabih Chaoui and ISUOG President Gianluigi Pilu, presented up-to-the-minute clinical research findings, photographs and videos about fetal neurosonography.

After lunch, Aris Papageorghiou presented on the urinary tract and later Kypros Nicolaides and Basky Thilaganathan spoke about thoracic anomalies. The final presentation of clinical cases was also particularly well received by delegates.

Rabih Chaoui introduced Saturday’s program on fetal echocardiography. He was joined by Dario Paladini, Lindsey Allen and Julene Carvalho for a packed day of presentations covering screening and cardiac examination, the left ventricle of the fetus, differential diagnosis, first trimester, and the fetal venous system.

It was a real pleasure to have so many well-known ISUOG speakers in London for this course and delegates certainly seemed pleased with the line-up. Both days saw delegates keen to engage in question and answer sessions with speakers after the lectures.

As usual we have received plenty of glowing praise for the course, and are very grateful to delegates that took time to give detailed feedback and constructive comments. You can be assured that all the evaluation forms are read and recorded to ensure future courses are as instructive and enjoyable as possible. Here's a selection of our favourite comments:

"Great organisation. Lots of professional speakers and interesting subjects. It was my first time and I really enjoyed it."

"Having the lectures in the online archives is excellent! I'm considering membership just to get access to the online lectures."

2009

Doppler in obstetrics and ultrasound and labour

5-6 December 2009  

ISUOG Review: Doppler in obstetrics and ultrasound and labour

"Overall good courses - well documented - with relevance to daily practice."

"Very good, well organised course. Very informative. I am glad I attended!"

In December ISUOG presented yet another successful course. The two-day sold-out event saw delegates from 45 different countries gather at the RCOG in London to hear from an international panel of expert speakers.

Chaired by Christoph Brezinka and Kurt Hecher, the first day focused on Doppler in Obstetric Management. Speakers including Kypros Nicolaides and Helena Gardiner covered subjects ranging from Prediction of pre-eclampsia to Diagnosis and management of cardiac defects. Lively question and answer discussions sessions followed the talks which continued into the evening. 

Day Two welcomed a new panel of speakers including Christoph Lees, Tullio Ghi and Zarko Alfirevic. The focus of the day was Ultrasound in Labour and was split into three parts: Preterm deliveryUltrasound in labour and delivery, and Management of post term pregnancy.

Saturday night gave delegates the chance to relax and meet old friends over an informal Christmas dinner with live comedy and music. Everyone looked very festive in their Santa hats! 

 

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