As an organisation bringing together the world's most respected practitioners in the field of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology, ISUOG receives regular communication from external course organisers who wish to invite some of ISUOG's most prominent members to speak at their event.

To facilitate this process, we have created the ISUOG International Faculty List, a compilation of ISUOG speakers who have indicated their willingness to consider speaking at courses around the world on their specialty areas.

Please note that all travel and accommodation expenses are the responsibility of the course organiser and should be arranged directly with the speaker.

If you would like to submit an invitation to any of our speakers on this list, please contact Gesù Antonio Báez, International Development Coordinator, at GBaez@isuog.org.

Country: Egypt

Field: Obstetrics/Gynecology

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal anomalies screening; aneuploidy screening; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy; 3D & 4D ultrasound; early pregnancy; gynecological ultrasound; reproductive medicine; preterm delivery; fetal growth. 

Languages: English; Arabic
 

Dr. Mona Aboulghar is based in the Fetal Medicine Unit of Cairo University - Cairo, Egypt. She specialises in ultrasound and fetal medicine, first and second trimester scanning , gynecological ultrasound in infertility and ART.

Relevant publications:

The use of vaginal natural progesterone for prevention of preterm birth in IVF/ICSI pregnancies. 
Aboulghar MM, Aboulghar MA, Amin YM, Al-Inany HG, Mansour RT, Serour GI.
Reprod Biomed Online. 2012 Aug;25(2):133-8. doi: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2012.03.013.

13-14-week fetal anatomy scan: a 5-year prospective study.
Ebrashy A, El Kateb A, Momtaz M, El Sheikhah A, Aboulghar MM, Ibrahim M, Saad M.
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar;35(3):292-6. doi: 10.1002/uog.7444.

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Country: Lebanon

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; aneuploidy screening; fetal heart; 3D & 4D ultrasound; basic training; the first trimester fetus; ultrasound in medical education.  

Languages: English; Arabic
 

Reem S. Abu-Rustum obtained her medical degree and completed her residency training at the University of Florida (USA). She is a fellow of the American College of OB/GYN (ACOG), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the American College of Surgeons. She is certified by the Fetal Medicine Foundation in first and second trimester ultrasound. She is ISUOG's Ambassador to Outreach in Lebanon and the Middle East.

She is the Chair of ISUOG's Basic Training Task Force, Co-Chair of the AIUM Annual Convention Committee and Secretary of the AIUM Obstetrics Ultrasound Community. She is a member ISUOG's Outreach Committee, ISUOG’s Web Development Task Force, the FIGO/ISUOG Collaboration Steering Group and ISUOG's 3D Special Interest Group. She serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine and as Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly newsletter of the Center for Advanced Fetal Care. She is also a member of the Editorial Review Board for the AIUM OBGYN Ultrasound Lecture Series and the SMFM-AIUM Task force on Curriculum Development and Competency Assessment Tools for MFM Fellowship Training

She has authored the text "A Practical Guide to 3D Ultrasound" (CRC Press 2014). Her primary areas of interest are the first trimester fetus and the fetal heart. She is also actively involved in the integration of ultrasound in medical education and is the co-founder and president of SANA Medical NGO, which is dedicated to obstetrical care within an outreach setting.

She is the director of and practices at the Center for Advanced Fetal Care in Tripoli, Lebanon.

Notable publications:

Abu-Rustum RS, Ziade MF. The 3 sweep approach for fetal anatomic assessment in the outreach setting. Journal of Fetal Medicine 2017; 4(1): 25-30.

Abu-Rustum RS, Ziade MF, Abu-Rustum SE, Danawi H. The Role of Ultrasound in the Lebanese Outreach Setting. International Journal of Childbirth Education. 2015; 30(2): 43-48.

Abu-Rustum RS. A Practical Guide to 3D Ultrasound. First Edition. CRC Press. 9 Dec 2014.

Abu-Rustum RS, Ziade MF, Abu-Rustum SE. Reference values for the right and left fetal choroid plexus at 11-13 weeks: an early sign of ‘developmental’ laterality? J. Ultrasound Med 2013; 32: 1623-1629.

Abu-Rustum RS, Ziade MF, Abu-Rustum SE. Defining the spatial relationships between 8 anatomic planes in the 11+6 – 13+6 week fetus. Prenatal Diagnosis 2012; 32: 875-882.

Abu-Rustum RS, Ziade MF, Abu-Rustum SE. Learning curve and factors influencing the feasibility of performing fetal echocardiography at the time of the first trimester scan. J. Ultrasound Med 2011; 30: 695-700.

Abu-Rustum RS, Daou L, Abu-Rustum SE.The role of  ultrasound in early gestation in the diagnosis of congenital heart  defects. J. Ultrasound Med 2010; 29: 817-821.

Abu-Rustum RS, Daou L, Abu-Rustum SE. Role of first trimester sonography in the diagnosis of aneuploidy and structural fetal anomalies. J. Ultrasound Med 2010; 29: 1445-1452.

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Country: India

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal growth; aneuploidy screening; fetal heart with fetal autopsy pathology specimen (video); fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedure. 

Languages: English; Hindi


Prashant Acharya is a consultant in fetal medicine and high risk obstetric care at Paras advanced center for fetal medicine, Ahmedabad, India. He is honorary sonologist and fetal medicine consultant at the NHL municipal medical college & KM school of post graduate medical studies, affiliated to Gujarat University. He is a leader in Maternal Fetal Medicine. His expertise is in obstetrical ultrasound with special focus on fetal growth, fetal Doppler, fetal echocardiography and fetal Interventions.

Relevant publications:

1) Evaluation of Applicability of Standard Growth Curves to Indian Women by Fetal Biometry:   Prashant Acharya, Ashini Acharya
South Asian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology, September-December 2009;1(3):55-61

2) International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 119S3 (2012) S161–S260  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 
LOW COST IN UTERO FETAL TRANSFUSION :P. Acharya, A. Acharya

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Country: Spain

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy

Languages: English; Spanish


Juan Luis Alcazar is Full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. He is a member of the Board of International Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Notable Publications:

Alcázar JL, Galván R, Albela S, Martinez S, Pahisa J, Jurado M, López-García G. Assessing myometrial infiltration by endometrial cancer: uterine virtual navigation with three-dimensional US. Radiology. 2009 Mar;250(3):776-83.

Alcázar JL, García-Manero M. Ovarian endometrioma vascularization in women with pelvic pain. Fertil Steril. 2007 Jun;87(6):1271-6 4. Alcazar JL, Galvan R. Three-dimensional power Doppler ultrasound scanning for the prediction of endometrial cancer in women with postmenopausal bleeding and thickened endometrium. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 

 

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Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Maternal and fetal Doppler, Preterm delivery; research synthesis; pre-term births; fetal growth restriction.

Languages: English, Croatian


Zarko Alfirevic is Professor of Fetal and Maternal Medicine at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital, one of the largest maternity  hospitals in Europe with more than 8,300 births per annum. He is Head of Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at the University of Liverpool.

His main research interests are evidence based medicine and clinical trials in high risk obstetrics.

He is the Editor of the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group  and was Chair of the Clinical Standards Committee for the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology until 2013.

Notable Publications:

He has more than 170 publications listed in PubMed.

 

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Country: Brazil

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; 3D & 4D ultrasound; fetal growth; detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities

Languages: Portuguese; English; Italian
 

Edward Araujo Junior is Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics at the Paulista School of Medicine at the Federal University of Sao Paulo (EPM-UNIFESP), with a particular specialization in fetal medicine.

Notable Publications: 

More than 360 articles indexed in Pubmed

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Country: Germany

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; 3D & 4D ultrasound

Languages: English; French; German

 

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Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics

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

Languages: English


Amar Bhide is currently Consultant in Obstetrics and feto-maternal Medicine at the St. George’s Hospital in South London. He is a lead clinician for the Day Assessment Unit, Deputy Director of Medical Education and honorary Senior Lecturer at St. George’s University of London. His research interests are in placenta previa, multiple pregnancy, prolonged pregnancy and pre-eclampsia. His clinical interests are in invasive prenatal diagnosis and therapy, high risk pregnancy and medical problems in pregnancy. He had his basic training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in India, and his sub-speciality training in the United Kingdom. He is a scientific editor of BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and 17 book chapters. He has authored four books. 

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Country: Italy

Field: Gyneocology

Specialties: 3D and 4D ultrasound; Gynecological ultrasound; Early pregnancy

Languages: English; Italian


Dr. Tommaso Bignardi is a staff specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Niguarda Cà Granda Hospital, the largest hospital in Milan. He has worked as a lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Sydney, where he also completed an ultrasound fellowship. 
He has a keen interest in gynaecological ultrasound, endometriosis and early pregnancy complications. He is author/co-author of several papers in international journals and he has contributed to book chapters.

Notable Publications:

Van den Bosch T, Valentin L, Van Schoubroeck D, Luts J, Bignardi T, Condous G, Epstein E, Leone F, Testa AC, Van Huffel S, Bourne T, Timmerman D. The detection  of intracavitary uterine pathology using off-line analysis of 3-dimensional ultrasound volumes: interobserver agreement and diagnostic accuracy. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Mar 28. doi: 10.1002/uog.11163. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22461338.

Casikar I, Lu C, Oates J, Bignardi T, Alhamdan D, Condous G. The use of power Doppler colour scoring to predict successful expectant management in women with an incomplete miscarriage. Hum Reprod. 2012 Mar;27(3):669-75. Epub 2012 Jan 9. PubMed PMID: 22232130.

Van Den Bosch T, Van Schoubroeck D, Luts J, Bignardi T, Condous G, Epstein E, Leone FP, Testa AC, Valentin L, Van Huffel S, Bourne T, Timmerman D. Effect of gel-instillation sonography on Doppler ultrasound findings in endometrial polyps. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Sep;38(3):355-9. doi: 10.1002/uog.9043. Epub 2011 Aug 10. PubMed PMID: 21557371.

Bignardi T, Condous G. Sonorectovaginography: a new sonographic technique for  imaging of the posterior compartment of the pelvis. J Ultrasound Med. 2008 Oct;27(10):1479-83. PubMed PMID: 18809958.

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Education Committee (Chair), Patient Group Task Force (Chair), Basic Training Task Force, Editorial Board of UOG

C.M. (Katia) Bilardo is Professor of Fetal Medicine at UMCG in the Netherlands and is an expert on ultrasound and invasive prenatal diagnosis. Her areas of interest include Doppler Ultrasound, 1st trimester screening, fetal cardiology including heart function and fetal anomalies. Within ISUOG her activities include enhancing the didactic and scientific value of the Congress, expanding ISUOG's membership and developing a patient information and forum platform.

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Country: UK

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine

Language: English

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Bids Committee, Scientific Committee, Perinatal Doppler and Vascular Focus Group, Editorial Board of UOG, Safety Committee, Online Education Content Review (Chair)

Country: Austria

Field: Obstetrics/Gynecology/Reproductive Medicine

Specialties: Fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; gynecological ultrasound; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine; safety of ultrasound

Languages: English; French; Italian; Dutch


Christoph Brezinka is an associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the reproductive medicine department of Innsbruck Medical University. He has an active interest in Doppler in Perinatal and periconceptional medicine since 1986. Christoph was secretary of the International Perinatal Doppler Society and organised this society's merger with ISUOG in 2002.

Notable Publications:

Brezinka C (2012). "Rare but typical" - a review of extrauterine dislocations of IUD's. J Gyn Endokrinol 6:12-17.

Brezinka C and Spitzer D (2012). Ultraschall in der Reproduktionsmedizin [ultrasound in reproductive medicine]. In: Gembruch U, Hecher K, and Steiner H, editors. Ultraschall in Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (in press). Berlin: Springer.

 

 

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Country: Argentina  

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; early pregnancy; fetal growth; detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities

Languages: English; Spanish


Prof. Daniel Cafici is a professor of obstetrics and gynecoogy based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is the author of multuple books regarding obstetric ultrasound and doppler in obstetrics.

Notable Publications:

Ultrasonografia en Obstetricia y Diagnostico Prenatal (Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Prenatal Diagnosis)

Ultrasonografia Doppler en Obstetricia (Doppler Ultrasound in Obstetrics)

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Country: Czech Republic

Field: Gynecology/Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery; 3D & 4D ultrasound; genetics; gynecological ultrasound; early pregnancy; safety of ultrasound

Languages: English; German; Czech; Slovak

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Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics/Fetal and Pediatric Cardiology

Specialties: Fetal heart

Languages: English; Portuguese

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Country: China

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies

Languages: English; Chinese (Mandarin)

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Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal biometry & wellbeing; fetal anomaly screening; T1 & T2; aneuploides; ffetal anomalies; fetal brain; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; early pregnancy; multiple pregnancy.

Language: English


Trish Chudleigh is a sonographer who has been involved in the teaching and practice of obstetric ultrasound since the mid 1970s, starting her scanning career with Stuart Campbell at King’s College Hospital, London. She has been actively involved with the Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme for many years, in the establishment of the UK national guidelines, initially, for Down’s screening, subsequently, for fetal anomaly screening and, more recently, in the ongoing rolling out of the national cardiac training programme. She is the co-author of one of the standard obstetric ultrasound textbooks in the UK, the 4th edition of which is currently in press.  She is the lead sonographer at the Rosie Hospital, Cambridge and the Education Consultant at ISUOG.

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Country: Australia

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; early pregnancy

Language: English

 

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Bids Committee, CME Taskforce, Education Committee, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Membership Development Committee, Outreach Committee

Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; aneuploidies; fetal heart; fetal interventional procedures

Language: English
 

Josh Copel is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine. He is currently President of ISUOG and in addition, he is an active member of the society having served as Treasurer from 2007 to 2011, and is a part of several ISUOG Committees. He is also Past President of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Past President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Notable Publications:

Moore CL, Copel JA. Point-of-Care Ultrasonography. N Engl J Med 2011;364:749-757.

Werner EF, Han CS, Burd I, Lipkind HS, Copel JA, Bahtiyar MO, Thung SF. Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of prenatal surgery for myelomeningoceles: a decision analysis.  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Apr 18. doi: 10.1002/uog.11176.

 

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Country: Italy

Field: Obstetrics; Gynecology

Specialties: Fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery; 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine

Language: English; Italian; Hungarian
 

Erich Cosmi is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Maternal and Fetal Medicine at the Department of Women and Child Health in the University of Padua (Italy)

 

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Country: Australia

Field: Obstetrics and reproduction

Specialities: Fetal Anomaly Screening T1 & T2; Aneuploidy; Fetal Anomalies; Maternal and Fetal Doppler; Fetal Growth Restriction; Preeclampsia; Preterm Delivery; 1st trimester screening including NIPT and Pre-Eclampsia; ultrasound in reproduction.

Languages: English, Portuguese
 

Dr Fabricio da Silva Costa (MD, PhD, FRANZCOG, DDU, COGU, Diploma in Fetal Medicine, FMF-London, UK) graduated in Medicine in 1995. He was awarded a PhD in 2001 from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil for Doppler studies in the prediction of pre-eclampsia. In 2005, Dr Costa became an Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and in 2014, he became Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Melbourne.
In 2009, Dr Costa moved to Australia and worked at the Royal Women’s Hospital (University of Melbourne Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) for 7 years.
Currently he is the Medical Director of Monash Ultrasound for Women, Adj. Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University and a Consultant Sonologist at the Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne.
Dr Costa’s clinical and research interests focus on the use of ultrasound in maternal-fetal medicine, especially pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and preterm labour. In addition, he has special interest in first trimester screening, including non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

Notable Publications: 

First Trimester Maternal Ophthalmic Artery Doppler Analysis For Prediction Of Pre-Eclampsia. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Feb 20. doi: 10.1002/uog.13338.

New directions in the prediction of pre-eclampsia. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2014 Apr;54(2):101-7. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12151.

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Country: United Kingdom

Field: 4D Medical Imaging Specialist

Specialties: Fetal heart; 3D/4D Ultrasound; 3D/4D methodology/terminology; 4D ultrasound of male/female genital dynamic morphology and breast feeding.   

Languages: English; Chinese (Mandarin)


Dr. Jing DENG's experience has been in developing novel methodology / technology for 3D/4D visualisation of the fetal heart and other moving body parts (such as infant tongues during feeding, male/female genitals during coitus, lips during osculation), and in teaching how to image the above dynamic morphologies in 4D at 3D Ultrasound Courses, such as those at Euroson (European Ultrasound School, run by the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology).

Notable publications:

Deng J, Gardener JE, Rodeck CH, Lees WR. Fetal echocardiography in three and four dimensions. Ultrasound Med Biol 1996; 22: 979-86. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0301-5629(96)00119-6

Deng J, Newton NM, Hall-Craggs MA, Shirley RA, Linney AD, Lees WR, Rodeck CH, McGrouther DA. Novel technique for three-dimensional visualisation and quantification of deformable, moving soft-tissue body parts [a Talking-Points paper - “a deep kiss with dynamic 3D ultrasound”]Lancet 2000; 356: 127-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(00)02449-1%20

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Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics; Statistics; Data analysis

Specialties: Fetal growth, detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities

Language: English


Notable Publications:

Deter, RL Individualized Growth Assessment: Evaluation of growth using each fetus as its own control. Semin Perinatol 2004; 28: 23-32.

Deter RL, Spence L.  Identification of macrosomic, normal and intrauterine growth retarded neonates using the modified Neonatal Growth Assessment Score.  Fetal Diagn Ther. 2004; 19:58-67

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Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st and 2nd Trimester; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; 3D & 4D ultrasound

Language: English


Notable Publications:

Genetic sonography: the historical and clinical role of fetal echocardiography. Devore GR. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2010 May;35(5):509-21. Review. No abstract available. PMID: 20443195 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Tomographic ultrasound imaging of the fetal heart: a new technique for identifying normal and abnormal cardiac anatomy. Devore GR, Polanko B. J Ultrasound Med. 2005 Dec 24(12):1685-96.

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Country: Sri Lanka

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidy screening; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal doppler; multiple pregnancy; fetal anomalies; fetal anomalies screening.

Lanugages: English, Sinhalese


Dr. Tiran Dias worked as a clinical fellow in Fetal Medicine at the Fetal Medicine unit at St George’s Hospital NHS Trust in London for more than two and half years. Afterwards, he returned to his native Sri Lanka where is is now Senior Lecturer at the University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka.  In addition to that, he runs an independent Fetal Medicine clinic at Ninewells Care Hospital in Sri Lanka as well.

Notable Publications:

Dias T, Patel D, Thilaganathan B, Prospective risk of late stillbirth in monochorionic twins: a regional cohort study. Southwest Thames Obstetric Research Collaborative (STORK).Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2012 May;39(5):500-4

Dias T, Ladd S, Mahsud-Dornan S, Bhide A, Papageorghiou AT, Thilaganathan B. Systematic labeling of twin pregnancies on ultrasound. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Aug;38(2):130-3.

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Country: Australia

Field: Gynecology/Urogynecology

Specialties: 3D & 4D ultrasound; urogynecology

Languages: English; Spanish; German

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Country: Sweden

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology

Languages: English; Swedish

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Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal heart; preeclampsia; 3D & 4D ultrasound

Languages: English; Spanish

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Country: Italy

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine

Languages: English; German; Italian

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Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal Anomaly Screening 1T and 2T; fetal anomalies screening; aneuploidy screening; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; safety in ultrasound; fetal growth; detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities in low and middle income countries. 

Languages: English


Helen Feltovitch's clinical appointment is with Intermontain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA). She also conducts research on developing ultrasound technologies and preterm birth in developing and developed areas.

Publications:

Feltovitch H, Gall TJ. Quantative imaging of the cervix: setting the bar. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013 Feb 41 (2): 121-8

Myers KM, Feltovitch H, Mazza e etal, The mechanical role of the cervix during pregnancy. J Biomech 2015; Mar 11 (epub ahead of print)

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Country: Czech Republic

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological oncology, gynecological ultrasound

Languages: English; Czech; German

 

 

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Patient Information Task Force (Chair), Education Committee, Clinical Standards Committee,

Country: Canada

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; genetics

Languages: French; English


Alain Gagnon is Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UBC. He practices Maternal-Fetal Medicine and is currently a Senior Medical Director for the Ambulatory Programs at BC Women's. He performed the first laser surgery for TTTS in Canada.

Notable Publications:

Audibert F, Gagnon A + SOGC Genetics Committee. “Prenatal Screening for and Diagnosis of Aneuploidy in Twin Pregnancies.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2011;33(7):754-767.

Gagnon A and the SOGC Genetics Committee.  “Evaluation of Prenatally Diagnosed Structural Congenital Anomalies”.  J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2009;31(9):875-881.

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Country: USA

Field: Fetal Cardiology

Specialties: Fetal heart

Language: English


Helena Gardiner is a cardiologist and a professor at the University of Texas in Houston (USA). Previously, she was Reader and Director of the Perinatal Cardiology programme at Imperial College in London.  She leads in perinatal cardiology at the Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Fetal Medicine Centre and is honorary consultant the Royal Brompton Hospital in London.  Her expertise lies with Ultrasound and Fetal Therapy and has pioneered the evaluation of new imaging techniques and fetal cardiac interventions through her involvement with the European Paediatric Cardiology Association.  She founded a charity,Tiny Tickers, to improve sonographer education and expertise in cardiac screening throughout the UK. She also has a special interest in monochorionic twins and TTS as well as cardiovasular effects on in-utero surgery.

Notable Publications:

Eliasson H, Sonesson SE, Sharland G, Granath F, Simpson JM, Carvalho JS, Jicinska H, Tomek V, Dangel J, Zielinsky P, Respondek-Liberska M, Freund MW, Mellander M, Bartrons J, Gardiner HM; Fetal Working Group of the European Association of Pediatric Cardiology. “Isolated atrioventricular block in the fetus: a retrospective, multinational, multicenter study of 175 patients”. Circulation.124(18) (2011) 1919-26.

Gardiner HM, Barlas A, Matsui H, Diemert A, Taylor MJO, Preece J, Gordon F, Greenwald SE Hecher K.  “Vascular programming in twins: the effects of chorionicity and fetal therapy for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.” Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease 3(3) (2012) 182–189. 

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Country: France

Field: Prenatal Imaging

Specialties: Fetal anomalies; fetal brain;

Languages: English; French; Italian; Hebrew

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Country: Germany

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures

Languages: English; German

2009 Gold Medal Award article

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Country: Italy

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; preeclampsia; ultrasound on the labour ward

Languages: Italian; English; French

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Country: Israel

Field: Gynecology/Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; 3D & 4D ultrasound; fetal blood vessels

Languages: English; Hebrew


Dr. Liat Gindes is a specialist in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Ultrasound, Director of Women Ultrasound Unit at Wofson Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel. The main fields of research of Dr. Gindes are 3- and 4-dimensional fetal ultrasound, fetal echocardiography and fetal brain. She has participated in a research/clinical fellowship in 3-dimensional ultrasound, at the University of California San Diego, and in fetal echocardiography at Imperial College of London. She is chair of the 3D specific interest group of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG), and chair of Fetal Echocardiography Community of Practice, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).

Notable Publications:

Feasibility of detection of the 3-vessel and trachea view using 3-dimensional sonographic volumes.Weissmann-Brenner A, Zajicek M, Weisz B, Pretorius DH, Achiron R, Gindes L.J Ultrasound Med. 2014 Apr;33(4):681-5

Identification of the fetal hippocampus and fornix and role of 3-dimensional sonography. Gindes L, Weissmann-Brenner A, Weisz B, Zajicek M, Geffen KT, Achiron R. J Ultrasound Med. 2011 Dec;30(12):1613-8.

Comparison of ex-vivo high-resolution episcopic microscopy with in-vivo four-dimensional high-resolution transvaginal sonography of the first-trimester fetal heart. Gindes L, Matsui H, Achiron R, Mohun T, Ho SY, Gardiner H. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Feb;39(2):196-202. doi: 10.1002/uog.9068.

 

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Country: USA

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine; abnormal uterine bleeding; postmenopausal ultrasound; incidental findings in gynecological ultrasound; ovarian cancer screening

Language: English

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Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics; Pediatric Imaging

Specialties: Fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; 3D & 4D ultrasound; fetal MRI

Languages: English; Portuguese

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Country: Italy

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; endometriosis

Languages: English; French; Spanish; Italian

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Country: France

Field: Prenatal Imaging

Specialties: Fetal brain; fetal anomalies; CNS malformations

Languages: English; French

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Country: Germany

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy

Languages: English; German


Past roles:

ISUOG Board Member (2000-2010)
ISUOG President (2006-2008)
Editor ‘Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology’ (since 2003), Deputy Editor-in-Chief since 2011
Chairman of the 19th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (13-17 September 2009, Hamburg)

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Country: Germany

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal anomalies screening; aneuploidy screening; fetal heart; fetal growth restrictions; maternal and fetal doppler; fetal interventional procedure; multiple pregnancy; 3D & 4D ultrasound; early pregnancy; gynecological ultrasound; preterm delivery; fetal growth; detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities; ultrasound on the labour ward.  

Languages: English; German


Prof. Dr. med Wolfgang Henrich is full Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics as well as Head of the Department of Obstetrics at Charite' - University Medical Center in Berlin, Germany.

He studied at the University of Heidelberg, in San Diego and Zurich and gained his medical degree in 1989. In 2007, he became University Professor at Charite'. He also serves as a Board Member of DEGUM.

His focal points are high risk pregnancy, prenatal diagnostics and therapy, medical and intrauterine therapy.

Notable publications:

Intrapartum translabial ultrasound (ITU): sonographic landmarks and correlation with successful vaccum extraction
Henrich W, Dudenhausen J, Fuchs I, Kamena A, Tutschek B.
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Nov; 28(6): 753-60.


Detection of Spina Bifida by First Trimester Screening - Results of the Prospective Multicenter Berlin IT-Study
Chen FC, Gerhardt J, Entezami M, Chaoui R, Henrich W.
Ultraschall Med. 2015 Apr 14.

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Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics/Maternal Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; preterm delivery; ultrasound on the labour ward; 3D & 4D ultrasound; safety of ultrasound

Languages: English; Spanish

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Country: Colombia

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery; fetal neurology; fetal CNS

Languages: English; Spanish


Dr. Mauricio Herrera is an OB/GYN with a particular speciality in maternal fetal medicine, fetal cardiology and fetal neurology. Dr Herrera began his work in MFM and prenatal diagnosis in 2000. In the same year, he created the Maternal Fetal Unit of Colsanitas Clinic in Bogota, Colombia.

He is also responsible for begining the first recognized fellowship program in MFM at the University of Rosary School of Medicine in Colombia.

Currently, he is the Director of the Fellowship program in MFM, Fetal Cardiology and Fetal Neurology at the Sanitas University and University of the Rosary. As Director of the fellowship program, he is responsible for research and education in the unit and for all courses and online education offered by Sanitas University.

He is currently ISUOG's Ambassador to Colombia and Latin America at large.

You can follow him on Twitter at @mherreram

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ISUOG Committee and Working Groups: Scientific Committee

Country: Australia

Field: Obstetrics
 

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

Language: English

Jon Hyett trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and sub-specialized in Maternal and Fetal Medicine in the UK. He is currently Joint Head of the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonataology, University of Sydney. He is involved nationally with the Nuchal Translucency Accreditation Program of RANZCR / RANZCOG and internationally with the obstetric ultrasound accreditation programs run by the Fetal Medicine Foundation, UK and ISUOG. Jon is also involved in the Scientific Committee oversees the production and development of the scientific program for the ISUOG World Congress.

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Country: UK

Field: Gynecology/Obstetrics/Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; ultrasound on the labour ward; early pregnancy

Languages: English; French


Eric Jauniaux also runs courses in Africa for FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) and medical films for Medical Aid Films.

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Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics; Gynecology

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T2; Fetal biometry and wellbeing; Aneuploides; Fetal anomalies; Fetal Heart

Other specialties: Skeletal anomalies, Fetal Tumors, Pitfalls & artifacts, Vasa Previa, Placenta, Membranes, Cord, Amniotic fluid, Sonohysterography, How to solve difficult cases, facial clefts

Language: English; French

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Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 &T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy

Language: English

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Country: Canada

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; multiple pregnancy; prenatal screening and diagnosis

Language: English

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Country: Sweden

Field: Gynecology/Obstetrics

Specialties: 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine

Languages: English; Russian

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Country: Germany

Field: Obstetrics/Prenatal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery; genetics; early pregnancy; first trimester screening

Languages: English; German

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Country: Qatar

Field: Obstetrics

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

Languages: English; French; German

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Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics; fetal medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; prenatal diagnosis; fetal therapy; interventional procedures during pregnancy.

Languages: English; Arabic

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Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics/Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery; genetics

Language: English

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Country: Norway

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; safety of ultrasound; fetal circulation

Languages: English; Norwegian;  Amharic

2015 Gold Medal award article

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Country: Chile

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Multiple pregnancy; preterm delivery; fetal anomaly screening T1 and T2; fetal anomalies; maternal and fetal Doppler; 3D & 4D ultrasound; fetal growth restriction; fetal interventional procedures; preeclampsia.

Languages: English; Spanish

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Country: Hong Kong

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal Anomaly screening 1st trimester; Fetal Anomaly screening 2nd trimester; Fetal biometry and wellbeing; Aneuploidies; Fetal anomalies; Fetal heart; Fetal brain; Fetal growth restriction; Maternal and Fetal Doppler; Fetal interventional procedures; Multiple pregnancy; Genetics

Languages: English; Chinese 
 

Dr Tze Kin ("TK") Lau is a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, subspecialized in prenatal diagnosis and fetal medicine. Dr Lau joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a clinical academic staff in 1994. Before he left the department in 2011 to start his private practice, he was a Professor and the Chief-of-service of the department, and the Head of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit. 
He currently holds the following professional positions:

- Chairman, The Chinese Fetal Medicine Foundation
- Board Member, The Fetus As A Patient International Society 
- Academic Editor, PLoS Medicine
- Editorial board member, BJOG
- Editorial board member, Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 
- International Editorial Review Board member, Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Editorial board member, Chinese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
- Associate Editor, Chinese Journal of Prenatal Diagnosis

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Perinatal Doppler and Vascular Focus Group (Chair), Editorial Board of UOG, Safety Committee, Simulation Task Force, Scientific Committee

Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; preeclampsia; safety of ultrasound

Language: English


Christoph Lees is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine subspecialist, Consultant Obstetrician and Head of Fetal Medicine at Imperial College London where he is Clinical Reader. He is visiting Professor, KU Leuven, Belgium, was RCOG inaugural National Ultrasound Officer 2010-2013 and Vice Chairman, RCOG Subspecialty Committee 2011-2013. His research focuses on pre-eclampsia, cardiovascular adaptation, Doppler, intra-uterine growth restriction and non-invasive fetal surgery.

 

 

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Country: Hong Kong

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; aneuploidies; fetal growth restriction; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; 3D & 4D ultrasound

Languages: English; Chinese

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Fetal MRI Focus Group (Chair), Education Committee, Approved Courses Task Force (Chair), Editorial Board of UOG

Country: Israel

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal brain

Language: English, Spanish, Hebrew


Gustavo Malinger is Associated Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University. Director Division of Prenatal Diagnosis Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel. He is also a current Board Member of ISUOG. He has organized and directed more than 40 courses and seminars on Fetal Brain imaging in 25 countries.

Notable Publications: 

Timor I, Monteagudo A, Pilu G, Malinger G.  Ultrasonography of the Prenatal Brain. Mc Graw-Hill, New York. 2012 (in press)

Farkas N, Hoffmann C, Ben-Sira L, Lev D, Schweiger A, Kidron D, Lerman-Sagie T, Malinger G. Does normal fetal brain ultrasound predict normal neurodevelopmental outcome in congenital cytomegalovirus infection? Prenat Diagn, 31:360-366, 2011.

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Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy

Languages: English; Italian

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Country: Sweden

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; safety of ultrasound

Languages: English; Czech; Swedish

2000 Gold Medal Award article

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Country: Brazil

Field: Reproductive Medicine; Gynecology; Early pregnancy

Specialties: 3D and 4D ultrasound; evidence based medicine; reproducibility of results

Language: English; Portuguese


Notable Publications:

Martins WP, Welsh AW, Lima JC, Nastri CO, Raine-Fenning NJ. The "volumetric" pulsatility index as evaluated by spatiotemporal imaging correlation (STIC): a preliminary description of a novel technique, its application to the endometrium and an evaluation of its reproducibility. Ultrasound Med Biol 2011; 37: 2160-2168.

Martins WP, Rocha IA, Ferriani RA, Nastri CO. Assisted hatching of human embryos: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Hum Reprod Update 2011; 17: 438-453.

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Country: Brazil

Field: Obstetrics, Gynecology, 

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; early pregnancy; gynaecological ultrasound; reproductive medicine; preterm delivery; detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities.  

Languages: English; Portuguese; Spanish


Prof. Francisco Mauad Filho graduated in 1969 from the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto -USP / Brazil. He's a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology , working in the field since 1970 within both private practice and government sector. He has been Professor of Medicine at USP-Ribeirão Preto since 1973 and is also currently the Director, Coordinator and Professor of Faculdade de Tecnologia em Saúde - FATESA

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Country: Australia

Field: Obstetrics; Gynecology

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1T & 2T; fetal echocardiography T1 and T2; gynecological ultrasound.

Languages: English


Dr. Simon Meagher is the Director of Monash Ultrasound for Women, a dedicated OB/GYN Women's Imaging Practice in Metropolitan Melbourne (Australia). Over his 20 years there, he has amassed a database of anomalies and integrated this database with computer graphics and current PC software to which he applies them to his interactive teaching workshops across Australia and South East Asia.

Notable Publications: 

Rightward convexity of the great vessel arising from the anterior ventricle: a novel fetal marker for transposition of the great arteries.

Menahem S, Rotstein A, Meagher S.

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Feb;41(2):168-71. doi: 10.1002/uog.11171.

Fetal Cephalocele: First-Trimester Sonographic Spectrum In A Review Of 35 Cases.

Sepulveda W, Wong AE, Andreeva E, Odegova N, Martinez-Ten P, Meagher S.

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Sep 5. doi: 10.1002/uog.14661. [Epub ahead of print]

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Country: United Arab Emirates

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal anomalies screening; aneuploidy screening; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; Multiple Pregnancy; early pregnancy; detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities.

Languages: English; Arabic
 

Hisham Mirghani did his fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine in Toronto, Canada (1999) and received a Masters in Health Professions Education in Maastricht, The Netherlands. He is currently Professor (Adjunct) of OBGYN at United Arab Emirates University and also serves as ISUOG's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East.


Notable publications:

Begam MA, Alsafi W, Bekdache GN, Chedid F, Al-Gazali L, Mirghani HM. Stuve-Wiedemann syndrome: a skeletal dysplasia characterized by bowed long bones.  Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2011;38(5):553-8.

Mirghani H, Begam M, Bekdache G, Khan F. Specialised fetal and maternal service: outcome of pre-gestational diabetes. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2012;32(5):426-9.

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Country: Egypt

Field: Gynecology/Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal biomety and wellbeing; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; reproductive medicine

Language: English; Arabic

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Country: Chile

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery

Languages: English; Spanish

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: ISUOG President Elect, Finance Committee, Nominations Committee, Bids Committee, Membership Development Committee

Country: Australia

Field: Gynecology/Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal growth restriction; fetal interventional procedures; reproductive medicine

Language: English


Dr Andrew Ngu is a Fellow of RANZCOG with a subspeciality in Ultrasound. Currently the Chairman of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northern Health Epping and is a lecturer at the University of Melbourne. He is the principal of East Melbourne Ultrasound. He is also currently on the executive of the Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM). He is the Chairman of the Board of Examiners for DMU (Asia) and for DDU, by ASUM. He also served as President of ISUOG from 2014-2016.

 

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Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

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

Language: English

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Country: Italy

Field: Gynecology/Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T2; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; fetal therapy

Languages: English; Italian; Spanish

Dr. Dario Paladini is currently the Head of the Fetal Medicine and Surgery Unit at G. Gaslini Children's Hospital in Genova, Italy

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Membership Development Committee (Chair), Editorial Board of UOG, Incoming Chair of Scientific Committee

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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Country: South Africa

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1T and 2T; Fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal anomalies screening; aneuploidy screening; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal doppler; fetal interventional procedure; multiple pregnancy; fetal anomalies; 3D/4D ultrasound; fetal growth.

Lanugages: English, Dutch, Afrikaans
 

Dr Lou Pistorius completed his MBChB (Pretoria) cum laude in 1986, and obtained the MMed (O&G) and FCOG (SA) at Stellenbosch University in 1993.  After a year in the UK he returned to Pretoria to the Kalafong Hospital, where his postgraduate experience in fetal medicine commenced. He moved to Sandton Mediclinic as gynaecologist with interest in fetal diagnosis and therapy in 1998, where he started the first fetoscopic laser procedures for twin-twin transfusion syndrome in South Africa.  From 2004 to 2013 he has been attached to the University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands, where he completed a fellowship in maternal and fetal medicine, obtained his PhD on fetal brain imaging in 2008, and registered as perinatologist / maternal and fetal medicine specialist.

From 2009 he was the head of the obstetrical ultrasound unit of the University Medical Centre, Utrecht, with the responsibilities of organizing and overseeing the performance of obstetrical ultrasound, as well as the training and audit of first, second and third trimester ultrasound. In July 2013 he returned to South Africa to open a maternal and fetal medicine practice in the Mediclinic Panorama and join the Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of Stellenbosch / Tygerberg Hospital on sessional basis. His current research includes evaluation of fetal cortical folding and brain volume in various pathological conditions (including fetal alcohol syndrome) and the evaluation of prenatal ultrasound markers in prediction of postnatal outcome in fetuses with gastroschisis. He is founder member of the Perinatal Neurology Working Group, and enjoys wide international scientific collaboration.  He has authored or co-authored more than fifty scientific publications, and organizes or participates in a wide range of ultrasound courses, from primary to tertiary level.

Notable publications:

Pistorius LR, Stoutenbeek P, Groenendaal F, de Vries L, Manten G, Mulder E, et al. Grade and symmetry of normal fetal cortical development: a longitudinal two- and three-dimensional ultrasound study. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2010 Dec;36(6):700-8.

van der Heijden LB, Oudijk MA, Manten W, Ter HH, Pistorius L, Freund MW. Sotalol as first line treatment in fetal tachycardias and neonatal follow-up. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013 Jan 10.

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Country: USA

Field: Gynecology/Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; preterm delivery; 3D & 4D ultrasound; genetics; gynecological ultrasound; safety of ultrasound

Language: English

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Fetal MRI Focus Group

Country: Austria

Field: Obstetrics/Fetal Radiology

Specialties: Fetal anomalies; fetal brain

Languages: English; German

Daniela Prayer is Professor at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria (MUW), Head of the Department Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Radiology, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy. Board member of ISUOG, ESMRMB, and the Austrian Society of Perinatology, member of the European and Austrian Society of Neuroradiology, RSNA, International Society of prenatal Diagnosis, publication of more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

 

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Country: UK

Field: Gynecology; Reproductive medicine; Early pregnancy

Specialties: 3D and 4D ultrasound; Gynecological ultrasound; Early pregnancy; Reproductive medicine

Languages: English
 

Notable Publications:

Raine-Fenning N, Sur S, Horne AW, Wilkinson H, Bourne T. Pregnancy of unknown viability or location: less is more in the majority of cases. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2012: 38 (1); 7-10.

Raine-Fenning NJ, Campbell BK, Clewes JS, Kendall NR, Johnson IR. The reliability of virtual organ computer-aided analysis (VOCAL) for the semiquantification of ovarian, endometrial and subendometrial perfusion. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2003: 22 (6); 633-9.

Jayaprakasan K, Deb S, Batcha M, Hopkisson J, Johnson I, Campbell B, Raine-Fenning N. The cohort of antral follicles measuring 2-6 mm reflects the quantitative status of ovarian reserve as assessed by serum levels of anti-Mullerian hormone and response to controlled ovarian stimulation. Fertil Steril 2011: 94 (5); 1775-81.

Chan YY, Jayaprakasan K, Tan A, Thornton JG, Coomarasamy A, Raine-Fenning NJ. Reproductive outcomes in women with congenital uterine anomalies: a systematic review. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2011: 38 (4); 371-82.

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Country: Italy

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery; ultrasound on the labour ward

Languages: English; French; Italian

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Country: Egypt

Field: Obtetrics/Fetal-Gynecology Imaging

Specialties: Fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal anomalies screening; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; multiple pregnancy; gynecological oncology; fetal MRI; MRI of placenta; MRI for maternal indications; MRI of gynecology indications (anomalies, oncology, etc).  

Lanugages: English, Arabic


Prof. Sahar Saleem's professional career in academia has been intensely focused on Obstetrics and Gynecology imaging, particularly using MRI. She authored several articles and has contributed to multiple books in the domain of imaging in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has given lectures at ISUOG Approved Courses and abstracts in several international and national conferences.

Prof Saleem did a post-doctoral fellowship in Education of Radiology and MRI at University of Western Ontario-Canada and adopted a problem-based teaching methods in the scientific programs she designed while also remaining aware of the methods of evaluation of students, assessment of teachers, and accreditation of the education programs.

Notable publications:

Lancaster, M. A., Gopal D. J., Kim J., Saleem S. N., Silhavy J. L., Louie C. M., Thacker B. E., Williams Y., Zaki M. S., and Gleeson J. G. Defective Wnt-dependent cerebellar midline fusion in a mouse model of Joubert syndrome.  Nature Medicine 2012; 17(6): 726–731

Saleem SN. Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): A Tool for a Better Understanding of Normal and Abnormal Brain Development. J Child Neurol July 2013(7):889-907

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Name: Laurent Salomon

Country: France

Field: Obstetrics/Imaging/Fetal Medicine

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

Languages: English; French

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Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomalies; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal therapy and intervention

Languages: English; Spanish

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Country: Italy

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine

Languages: English; Spanish; Italian

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Country: Germany

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal biometry and wellbeing; Fetal anomalies; Fetal growth restriction; Preeclampsia; 3D and 4D ultrasound

Languages: English; German
 

Notable Publications:

Schild R.L., Sachs C., Fimmers R., Gembruch U., Hansmann M.:
Sex-specific fetal weight prediction by ultrasound.
Ultrasound Obstet. Gynecol. 2004, 23, 30-35.      

Schild R.L, Maringa M., Siemer J., Meurer B., Hart N., Goecke T.W., Schmid M., Hothorn T., Hansmann M.E.:
Weight estimation by three-dimensional ultrasound imaging in the small fetus.
Ultrasound Obstet. Gynecol. 2008, 32(2), 168-175.  

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Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Perinatal and placental pathology; autopsy

Languages: English

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Country: Chile

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; 3D & 4D ultrasound;

Languages: English; Spanish

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Country: UK

Field: Fetal/Pediatric Cardiologist

Specialties: Fetal and pediatric cardiology; 3D & 4D ultrasound; 3D echocardiography; fetal arrhythmas

Language: English

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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;
 

Dr. Sinkovskaya earned doctorate from Russian State Medical University and subsequently did her residency in Cardiology and Cardiac Imaging at Bakulev’s Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, 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.

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Country: Sweden

Field: Gynecology/Obstetrics/Fertility

Specialties: 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine

Languages: English; Russian; Lithuanian; Swedish

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Country: Denmark

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 &T2; aneuploidies; preterm delivery

Languages: English; Danish; French

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Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics

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

Language: English
 

Notable Publications:

Singh T, Leslie K, Bhide A, D’antonio F, Thilaganathan B. Role of Second-Trimester Uterine Artery Doppler in Assessing Stillbirth Risk. Obstet Gynecol. 2012;119:256-261.

NICE Guideline Development Group. Antenatal care for twin and triplet pregnancies: summary of NICE guidance. BMJ. 2011;343:d5714. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d5714.

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Country: Belgium

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy;

Languages: English; Dutch; French

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Country: Canada

Field: Obstetrics/Radiology

Specialties: Fetal CNS; fetal anomaly screening T2; fetal anomalies; fetal brain

Language: English

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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
 

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

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Country: United Kingdom

Field: Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal anomalies screening; aneuploidy screening; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; 3D & 4D ultrasound; basic training; early pregnancy; 11-13 weeks echocardiography; neurosonography; anomalies  

Languages: English; Russian; Hebrew
 

Dr. Fred Ushakov is a highly experience fetal medicine professional with a unique expertise in practical implication of ultrasound. He has more than 25 years of international practice within the world's leading institutions. His main research interest is diagnosis of anomalies at 11-13 weeks, which includes early fetal echocardiography and neurosonography, along with detection of spina bifida, other serious anomalies and genetic syndromes during the first trimester of pregnancy. 

He has exceptional knowledge in development and implementation of advanced interactive ultrasound courses with a solid track record in organisation of practical-oriented training in fetal echo, 3D/4D scan, neurosonography, and courses about facial, abdominal, renal, skeletal and other anomalies.
 

Notable publications:

Ushakov, F., Fernandez, M., Lesmes Heredia, C. and Pandya, P. (2014), OP06.08: “Crash sign”: displacement and deformation of mesencephalon against occipital bone in the diagnosis of spina bifida at 11–13 weeks. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 44: 80.

Loureiro, T., Ushakov, F., Montenegro, N., Gielchinsky, Y. and Nicolaides, K. H. (2012), Cerebral ventricular system in fetuses with open spina bifida at 11–13 weeks' gestation. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 39: 620–624.

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Country: Sweden

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy; safety of ultrasound

Languages: English, Swedish
 

Lil Valentin has been Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Lund University, Sweden, since 2002. Head of the Ultrasound Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Skåne University Hospital Malmö, Sweden. Research mainly in gynecologic ultrasound, especially Doppler ultrasound (both 2D and 3D), but also obstetric ultrasound (RCT on nuchal translucency screening, cervix in pregnancy, cesarean hysterotomy scars).

More than 200 scientific publications. Vast teaching experience, often invited speaker at congresses and courses. Organized many ultrasound courses herself. Current member of the editorial board of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Country: Belgium

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound

Languages: English; French; Dutch

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Country: France

Field: Obstetrics/Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1; fetal anomalies; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; preterm delivery; genetics

Languages: English; French
 

Dr. Prof. Yves Ville is ISUOG's past president (2012-2014).

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Country: Germany

Field: Obstetrics/Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; pre-eclampsia; first trimester screening; fetal fist trimester pathophysiology

Languages: English; German

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Country: Poland

Field: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; aneuploidy screening; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound.  

Languages: English; Polish
 

Assoc. Prof. Marcin Wiechec MD, PhD is a certified OB/GYN sonologist of the Polish Ultrasound Society and both academic and post-graduate teacher at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. An avid international speaker, he's spoken on OB/GYN ultrasound in more than 80 events around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, USA and Africa. He is also the co-founder of the recognized school of ultrasound- "MWU Ultrasound Workshops” http://www.malopolskieusg.pl/en/ ;  http://www.ultrasoundcracow.com Marcin is the head of 3D printing projects: “3D printing of the normal and abnormal fetal heart for prentatal cardiac scan teaching”, and “MWU Hysteroscopy training set". 
 

Notable publications :

Wiechec M, Knafel A, Nocun A. Prenatal detection of congenital heart defects at the 11- to 13-week scan using a simple color. Doppler protocol including the 4-chamber and 3-vessel and trachea views.J Ultrasound Med  2015; 34: 585-594

Wiechec M, Nocun A, Knafel A, Wiercinska E, Sonek J, Rozmus-Warcholinska W, Orzechowski M, Stettner D, Plevak P. Combined screening test for trisomy 21 - is it as efficient as we believe? J Perinat Med. 2017;45:185-191.
 

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Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics

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

Languages: English; Russian; Dutch
 

Notable Publications:

Schoonderwaldt EM, Groenenberg IA, Hop WC, Wladimiroff JW, Steegers EA. Reproducibility of echocardiographic measurements of human fetal left ventricular volumes and ejection fractions using four-dimensional ultrasound with the spatio-temporal image correlation modality. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2012; 160: 22-9.

The outcome of gastroschisis after prenatal diagnosis or a diagnosis only after birth. Recommendations for prenatal surveillance. Cohen-Overbeek TE, Hatzmann TR, Steegers EA, Hop WC, Wladimiroff JW, Tibboel D. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2008; 139: 21-7

1996 Gold Medal Award article

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Country: Israel

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal heart; 3D & 4D ultrasound; evaluation of fetal cardiovascular system anatomy and function

Languages: English; Hebrew

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Country: Chile

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy;  twin to twin transfusion; congenital diaphragmatic hernia; ethical issues in fetal interventions

Languages: English; Spanish
 

Dr. Masami Yamamoto is an Obstetrician at Clinica Universidad de los Andes in Las Condes (Chile).
 

Notable Publications:

Yamamoto M, Astudillo J, Pedraza D, Muñoz H, Insunza A, Fleiderman J, Riveros R. Tratamiento por fetoscopía del Síndrome de Transfusión feto fetal en Clínica Alemana de Santiago. Rev Chil Obstet Ginecol 2009; 74 (4): 239-246. 
 
Yamamoto M, Barki G, Ville Y. Direct visual control on cord coagulation using a fetoscopy-guided bipolar fórceps. Description of a new technique. Prenat Diagn 2010 Feb 30 (2); 156-8.

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Country: Singapore

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal Anomaly screening 1st trimester; Fetal Anomaly screening 2nd trimester; Fetal biometry and wellbeing; Aneuploidies; Fetal heart; Fetal growth restriction; Multiple pregnancy; 3D and 4D ultrasound

Languages: English; Chinese (Mandarin)

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Country: United Arab Emirates

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal biometry; fetal anomalies screening; aneuploidy screening; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal growth restrictions; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy; early pregnancy; detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities.

Languages: English; Arabic
 

Hisham Mirghani did his fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine in Toronto, Canada in 1999. He received his Master in Health Professionas Education and is currently Professor of OB/GYN at United Arab Emirates University. He is also ISUOG's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East.

Notable publications:

Begam MA, Alsafi W, Bekdache GN, Chedid F, Al-Gazali L, Mirghani HM. Stuve-Wiedemann syndrome: a skeletal dysplasia characterized by bowed long bones.  Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2011;38(5):553-8.

Mirghani H, Begam M, Bekdache G, Khan F. Specialised fetal and maternal service: outcome of pre-gestational diabetes. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2012;32(5):426-9.

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Education Committee, CME Task Force (Chair), ISUOG Ambassador to Egypt and North Africa

Country: Italy / Egypt

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; maternal and fetal Doppler; ultrasound on the labour ward; 3D & 4D ultrasound; pelvic floor imaging.

Languages: English; Italian; Arabic; French
 

Aly Youssef was a resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alexandria University, Egypt until 2006. He has worked as a trainee in the Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine Unit, Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy from 2008 to 2013 and has since become a specialist and research fellow. He has published over 35 academic papers in peer-reviewed journals mainly in the field of Ultrasound in Obstetrics.

Notable Publications:

Youssef A, Ghi T, Pilu G. How to perform ultrasound in labor: assessment of fetal occiput position. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013; 41: 476–478.

Youssef A, Ghi T, Pilu G. How to image the fetal corpus  callosum. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 42(6):718-20.

​Youssef A, Arcangeli T, Radico D, Contro E, Guasina F, Bellussi F, Maroni E, Morselli-Labate A, Farina A, Pilu G, Pelusi G, Ghi, T. Accuracy of fetal gender determination in the 1st trimester using 3D ultrasound. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2011 ;37:557-561.

Youssef A, Salsi G, Bellussi F, Arcangeli T, Farina A, Contro E, Maroni E, Pilu G, Rizzo N, Ghi T. Three-dimensional ultrasound is an accurate and reproducible technique for fetal crown-rump length measurement. Prenat Diagn 2012 ;32:220-227

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