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Nosso programa científico foi criado pelos profissionais de ginecologia e obstetrícia mais importantes internacionalmente. Com palestras, demonstrações de ultrassonografias e discussões interativas para que você pratique e aprimore suas habilidades enquanto interage com professores e colegas.
 

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Oradores plenarios / Palestrantes plenárias

Co-Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clínica Universidad de Navarra

Prof. Juan Luis Alcazar is a 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. 

Country: Spain

Field: Gynecology

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

Languages: English; Spanish

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1999 Gold Medal Award article

Prof. Kypros Nicolaides is Professor of Fetal Medicine at King’s College Hospital, London. He was born in Cyprus and studied medicine at Kings, training in obstetrics and gynecology and specialising in fetal medicine. He has carried out extensive research in many aspects of fetal diagnosis and therapy leading to the publication of more than 1400 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals. His research publications on imaging and prenatal diagnosis have transformed ultrasound practice and his work to implement quality control for nuchal translucency has led to this technique becoming an established screening test of Down's syndrome and other genetic conditions. He was awarded the ISUOG Ian Donald Gold Medal in 1999 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field.

He has provided training in fetal medicine to more than 500 doctors from 50 countries and has supervised more than 50 doctors to undertake research leading to PhDs and MDs. In 1995 he founded the charity The Fetal Medicine Foundation, which has donated more than £45 million to promote research and training in fetal medicine throughout the world.

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Dr Antonia Carla Testa studied medicine at the Catholic University in Rome. She did her residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the same university and specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She obtained a Doctorate in fetal and pediatric cardiological sciences.

Since 1998 she worked in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Catholic University in Rome. In 2004 she became an Assistant Professor in the same University. Since 1989 she has been involved in ultrasound research, at first in the use of Doppler velocimetry in pregnancy and then in the study of ovarian masses and oncological pathologies. At present she is in charge of the gyne-oncological ultrasound service at the Catholic University in Rome.

Country: Italy

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological oncology, gynecological ultrasound

Languages: Italian, English

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Ian Donald Gold Medal Winner, 2004

Dr Roberto Romero, MD, D.Med.Sci., is Chief of the Perinatology Research Branch of the NICHD/NIH. He trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Yale University, where he was Director of Perinatal Research, before joining NIH.  Dr. Romero’s team has made seminal contributions to the diagnosis and treatment of ectopic pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies, prediction and prevention of preterm labor/delivery, and the role of infection/inflammation in preterm and term parturition.

In addition, Dr. Romero is an author of over 1000 peer-reviewed publications and several books, including the medical best seller, Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Anomalies. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the recipient of 14 Doctorate Honoris Causa and Honorary Professorships from Universities worldwide.

Dr. Romero has been honored by national and international professional societies for his medical and scientific contributions, including the Ian Donald Gold Medal (International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology), the Erich Saling Award from the World Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Maternité Prize in Obstetrics, awarded by the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, and also, is the first obstetrician to receive the prestigious Asan Award in Medicine from the Asan Foundation in South Korea.  

Dr. Romero is Editor-in-Chief for Obstetrics of one of the oldest journals in its discipline, the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The journal has a circulation of 42,000 in the United States and has published seminal work that has the changed the lives of mothers and children.

 

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Facultad / Faculdade

Honorary Member, Outreach Committee

Dr. Abuhamad is a physician-scientist-educator who is recognized internationally for his expertise and leadership in maternal-fetal medicine, ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, global outreach and patient safety.
 
Dr. Abuhamad came to EVMS in 1992. Currently, he is the Mason C. Andrews Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
 
As President of the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine, he oversaw a year-long initiative to encourage widespread use of ultrasound to minimize radiation exposure with other imaging modalities. He established the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology’s outreach program and has led several ultrasound training missions to the developing world to include Haiti, Ghana and Somaliland. He also is a past President of the Society for Ultrasound in Medical Education and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
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Dr. Roberto Albinagorta Olortegui

Obstetrician and Gynecologist, ISUOG member since 2011. Currently, he is the Head of the Maternal Fetal Diagnostic Unit of International Clinic and Director of the Center for Advanced Diagnosis of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain in Lima (Peru). Dr. Albinagorta is former President of the Peruvian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (SPUOG), member of the Peruvian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SPOG), member of the Special Committee of Maternal Fetal Medicine of SPOG, certified member of the Fetal Medicine Foundation, certified member of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) and former consultant to the Ministry of Health (MINSA) on topics of Obstetric Ultrasound and Prenatal Care.

Notable publications:

  • "Ultrasound markers of chromosomal anomalies in the first trimester" – coauthor in the book Ultrasound in Obstetrics, Fetal Medicine and Gynecology – Huamán, Sosa and Pacheco editors – ILSAR – Lima, 2009
  • "Clinical evidence in Obstetric Ultrasound: A tool for better medical performance" – Coauthor in the book Ultrasound in Obstetrics, Fetal Medicine and Gynecology – Huamán, Sosa and Pacheco editors – ILSAR – Lima, 2009
  • "Intrauterine thoracentesis for Congenital Chylothorax: Case report" Peruvian Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2011; 57 (2): 117-19
  • "Prenatal diagnosis of corpus callosum agenesis through Volumetric-3D Neurosonography: A new alternative for the evaluation of anomalies of the midline "Peruvian Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2013; 59 (4): 289-93
  • "Fetal Health and Ultrasonographic diagnosis in perinatal infection by Zika Virus" Peruvian Journal of Gynecology and obstetrics 2017; 63 (1): 71-19

 

Country: Peru

Field: Obstetrics, Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine

Specialities: Fetal Anomaly screening 1st trimester; Fetal Anomaly screening 2nd trimester; Fetal biometry and wellbeing; Aneuploidies; Fetal heart; Fetal growth restriction; 3D/4D Ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology; Adnexal masses; Endometriosis and pelvic pain.

Languages: Spanish, English

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Ian Donald Gold Medal Winner, 2001

2001 Gold Medal Award article

Receiving her MD in 1976 from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Benacerraf went on to complete her internship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and her fellowship in ultrasound and computed tomography at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. During her 30-year academic affiliation with Harvard Medical School, she has risen to the rank of clinical professor in obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology and radiology. From 1991 through 1993, Dr. Benacerraf was codirector of high-risk obstetric ultrasound at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and from 1993 through 1999 she was director of the obstetric ultrasound at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Active in the ultrasound community, Dr. Benacerraf has directed and organized a host of postgraduate ultrasound courses. Among her many roles in the ultrasound community, she is an elected fellow of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, was treasurer of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology for 7 years and is a current board member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  She was treasurer of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) for 2 years,  is the current President of that society.   Dr. Benacerraf is also the medical director and president of Diagnostic Ultrasound Associates, PC, a medical practice that she founded in 1982.  She has served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine from 2000 to 2010.   Her contributions to the field of diagnostic ultrasound have been recognized by the receipt of the Ian Donald Gold Medal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Frye Award and the Holmes award both of the American Institute of Ultrasound.  She was selected to deliver the Silver Lecture at Barnard College in 2007, and received the 2008 Marie Curie Award from the Association of Women Radiologists. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Larry Mack award for lifetime achievement in ultrasound research from the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound.

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Vincenzo Berghella is originally from Pescara, Italy, where he moved after high school to attend Manhattanville College, New York, USA. He did medical school at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), in Philadelphia; Ob-Gyn Residency at New York Downtown Hospital in Manhattan, New York City, and Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) Fellowship at TJU, in Philadelphia, where he remained and is now Director of the MFM Division and Fellowship Program.

Vincenzo Berghella (VB) has authored over 350 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, is the editor or co-editor of medical textbooks such as ‘Obstetric Evidence Based Guidelines’ (in 3rd edition), ‘Maternal Fetal Evidence Based Guidelines’ (in 3rd edition), ‘Evidence Based Labor and Delivery’, ‘Obstetrics: normal and abnormal pregnancies’, and ‘Operative Obstetrics.’ He is also the author of over 40 other books (see www.amazon.com). VB has been a member and leader (chairman) of several Committees of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), is an Oral Examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, is a Past-President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), and is a Board member of the SMFM Foundation. He is Associate Editor for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG), Editor in chief of AJOG MFM (Founding Editor), Editor for the Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, and Associate Editor for the Cochrane Review. He works as a clinician (50% of the time) at TJU, educator, and clinical researcher. His research interests are in high-risk pregnancy, in particular, but not limited to prediction and prevention of preterm birth, and management of labor and delivery.
 

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Professor Associated in Gynecologist and Obstetrics Department of the University Hospital of Uruguay Hospital Pereira Rossell–Montevideo.
 
Chief of the Ultrasound Service of the biggest Maternity in the country – Asociación Espanola-CASMU.
 
Fetal Medicine Consultant in the most important private maternity departments (MP, Medicina Personalizada & MUCAM)
 
President of Uruguayan Society of Perinatology (since 2014)
 
President of the Alvarez- Caldeyro Barcia Foundation, an NGO leading policies for premature pregnancies and perinatal diagnosis in Uruguay (since 2013)
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Dr Roee Birnbaum is an obstetrician and gynecologist, focusing on fetal ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis of fetal malformations, including early diagnosis. He is currently working in the OB-GYN Ultrasound division at the Tel Aviv medical center, focusing on fetal brain malformations, and early diagnosis of fetal anomalies. Previously, he was working under the direct instruction of Prof. Dario Paladini, at the Istituto Giannina Gaslini pediatric hospital, Genova, Italy, focusing on fetal heart and brain malformations. He is a faculty member of several teaching courses worldwide. His main research focus is the fetal brain (normal and pathology), and early brain development.  

 

Notable publications

 

Birnbaum R, Ben-Sira L, Lerman-Sagie T, Malinger G. The use of fetal neurosonography and brain MRI in cases of cytomegalovirus infection during pregnancy: A retrospective analysis with outcome correlation. Prenat Diagn. 2017 Dec;37(13):1335-1342.

 

Birnbaum R, Parodi S, Donarini G, Meccariello G, Fulcheri E, Paladini D. The third ventricle of the human fetal brain: Normative data and pathologic correlation. A 3D transvaginal neurosonography study. Prenat Diagn. 2018 Aug;38(9):664-672

 

Country: Israel

Field: Obstetrics; Gynecology

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal heart; fetal anomalies screening; fetal anomalies; 3D/4D ultrasound; neurosonography and brain malformations

Language:  Hebrew, English

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2020 Virtual Congress Technical Congress Chair, Bids Committee, Executive Committee, Finance & Risk Committee, Nominations Committee, ISUOG Advisory Group

Professor Tom Bourne

Current ISUOG President, 2020 and 2021 Virtual World Congress Technical Congress Chair, 2022 World Congress Co-Chair, Executive Committee, Bids Committee, Finance & Risk Committee, Nominations Committee

Professor Tom Bourne is current ISUOG President, Chair in Gynaecology at Imperial College London, Hon Consultant Gynaecologist at Queen Charlottes and Chelsea hospital and Visiting Professor at KU Leuven in Belgium. He is an authority on managing early pregnancy complications, emergency gynaecology and gynaecological ultrasonography. He trained in ultrasound at Kings College Hospital in London. He subsequently worked at the University of Göteborg, Sweden as Medical Research Council visiting scientist, Hamar in Norway, and Leuven in Belgium. He was appointed senior lecturer and consultant gynaecologist at St George's University Hospital London before moving to Imperial College. He has edited seven books and published over 400 papers. He sits on the management committee of the Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research. He is medical advisor and trustee of the patient group, the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. He is immediate Past-President of the UK Association of Early Pregnancy Units. He is co-founder and CEO of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) group and sits on the steering committees of several large multicentre international trials. He is founder member of the RCOG task force on “supporting our doctors”. He is honorary fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, honorary member of the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and honorary member of the Brazilian and Hungarian Ultrasound Societies.

His principal research interest is diagnostics in early pregnancy and gynaecology including the IOTA, IETA, IDEA and MUSA studies, microbiome, metabolomics, novel biomarkers, and AI. His interests include the psychology of pregnancy loss and physician welfare including studies with the BMA and RCOG.

Country: UK

Language: English

Field: Gynaecology

Specialties: Early Pregnancy Care, Emergency Gynaecology, Ultrasound in Oncology, Gynaecological Ultrasonography, Physician Wellbeing

Selected Notable Publications:

Sporadic miscarriage: evidence to provide effective care. Coomarasamy A, Gallos ID, Papadopoulou A, Dhillon-Smith RK, Al-Memar M, Brewin J, Christiansen OB, Stephenson MD, Oladapo OT, Wijeyaratne CN, Small R, Bennett PR, Regan L, Goddijn M, Devall AJ, Bourne T, Brosens JJ, Quenby S.

Lancet. 2021 May 1;397(10285):1668-1674. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00683-8. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Validation of models to diagnose ovarian cancer in patients managed surgically or conservatively: multicentre cohort study.

Van Calster B, Valentin L, Froyman W, Landolfo C, Ceusters J, Testa AC, Wynants L, Sladkevicius P, Van Holsbeke C, Domali E, Fruscio R, Epstein E, Franchi D, Kudla MJ, Chiappa V, Alcazar JL, Leone FPG, Buonomo F, Coccia ME, Guerriero S, Deo N, Jokubkiene L, Savelli L, Fischerová D, Czekierdowski A, Kaijser J, Coosemans A, Scambia G, Vergote I, Bourne T, Timmerman D.

BMJ. 2020 Jul 30;370:m2614. doi: 10.1136/bmj.m2614.

Posttraumatic stress, anxiety and depression following miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy: a multicenter, prospective, cohort study.

Farren J, Jalmbrant M, Falconieri N, Mitchell-Jones N, Bobdiwala S, Al-Memar M, Tapp S, Van Calster B, Wynants L, Timmerman D, Bourne T.

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Apr; 222(4):367.e1-367.e22. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2019.10.102.

Risk of complications in patients with conservatively managed ovarian tumours (IOTA5): a 2-year interim analysis of a multicentre, prospective, cohort study.

Froyman W, Landolfo C, De Cock B, Wynants L, Sladkevicius P, Testa AC, Van Holsbeke C, Domali E, Fruscio R, Epstein E, Dos Santos Bernardo MJ, Franchi D, Kudla MJ, Chiappa V, Alcazar JL, Leone FPG, Buonomo F, Hochberg L, Coccia ME, Guerriero S, Deo N, Jokubkiene L, Kaijser J, Coosemans A, Vergote I, Verbakel JY, Bourne T, Van Calster B, Valentin L, Timmerman D.

Lancet Oncol. 2019 Mar; 20(3): 448-458. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30837-4.

Defining safe criteria to diagnose miscarriage: prospective observational multicentre study. Preisler J, Kopeika J, Ismail L, Vathanan V, Farren J, Abdallah Y, Battacharjee P, Van Holsbeke C, Bottomley C, Gould D, Johnson S, Stalder C, Van Calster B, Hamilton J, Timmerman D, Bourne T.

BMJ. 2015 Sep 23; 351:h4579. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h4579.

Evaluating the risk of ovarian cancer before surgery using the ADNEX model to differentiate between benign, borderline, early and advanced stage invasive, and secondary metastatic tumours: prospective multicentre diagnostic studies. Van Calster B, Van Hoorde K, Valentin L, Testa AC, Fischerova D, Van Holsbeke C, Savelli L, Franchi D, Epstein E, Kaijser J, Van Belle V, Czekierdowski A, Guerriero S, Fruscio R, Lanzani C, Scala F, Bourne T, Timmerman D; International Ovarian Tumour Analysis Group.

BMJ. 2014 Oct 15;349:g5920. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g5920.

Diagnostic criteria for nonviable pregnancy early in the first trimester. Doubilet PM, Benson CB, Bourne T, Blaivas M; Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound Multispecialty Panel on Early First Trimester Diagnosis of Miscarriage and Exclusion of a Viable Intrauterine Pregnancy, Barnhart KT, Benacerraf BR, Brown DL, Filly RA, Fox JC, Goldstein SR, Kendall JL, Lyons EA, Porter MB, Pretorius DH, Timor-Tritsch IE.

N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 10; 369(15): 1443-51. doi: 10.1056/NEJMra1302417.

Limitations of current definitions of miscarriage using mean gestational sac diameter and crown-rump length measurements: a multicenter observational study. Abdallah Y, Daemen A, Kirk E, Pexsters A, Naji O, Stalder C, Gould D, Ahmed S, Guha S, Syed S, Bottomley C, Timmerman D, Bourne T.

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Nov; 38(5): 497-502. doi: 10.1002/uog.10109.

He is President of the UK Association of Early Pregnancy Units (AEPU), Trustee of the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust and on the steering committee of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) trial.

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Profesor Asistente del Departamento de Obstetricia y Ginecología sede Norte.
Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Chile.
Jefe de la Unidad de Ecografía Ginecológica del Hospital Clínico de la Universidad de Chile.
Staff del Servicio de Ecografía Ginecológica de Clínica Alemana de Santiago.
Staff del Servicio de Imagenología de la Mujer de Clínica Indisa de Santiago.
Vicepresidente de la Sociedad Chilena de Ultrasonido en Medicina y Biología.
 
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Dr Daniel Cafici is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also Director of Education and Research Department at Argentinian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (SAUMB), invited Professor of the National Northeast University Corrientes in Argentina as well as President-Elect of the Latin American Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (FLAUS).

Dr Cafici is the author of multiple 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)

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

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Associated professor of Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
 
President of the Catalan Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
 
Professor of the Ian Donald School of Ultrasound
 
Professor of the SESEGO (Sección de ecografía de la Sociedad española de Ginecología y obstetricia)
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Ginecóloga y Obstetra Universidad de Chile (2012)
Ginecóloga infantil y de la adolescencia Universidad de Chile (2022)
Profesor asistente CEMERA (centro de medicina reproductiva y desarrollo integral del adolescente) Universidad de Chile
Desempeño laboral actual: unidad de ecografía Clínica Alemana de Santiago y unidad ecografía Clínica BUPA Santiago.
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Stuart Campbell Award for Education winner, 2018

Prof. Dr Rabih Chaoui, was born and schooled in Beirut, Lebanon. His medical studies and specialisation in obstetrics and gynecology were undertaken at the Charité Medical School, Humboldt University, in Berlin, Germany. Between 2001 and 2004, he was professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Charité University Hospital, Berlin and since 2004 he has worked at the Center of Prenatal Diagnosis and Human Genetics in Berlin. An ISUOG member since 1994, he has been a Board member from 2003 to 2013, including two terms as Chair of the Education Committee, and received the Stuart Campbell Award for Education in 2018.

Prof. Dr Chaoui has written three books on fetal ultrasound and more than 250 papers and monographies. Since 1986, his major interest has been in fetal ultrasound to include fetal heart, fetal 3D, first trimester ultrasound, ultrasound in genetic diseases and high-resolution ultrasound.

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ISUOG World Congress Chair 2018

Consultant Gynaecologist at Nepean Hospital and Director of OMNI Gynaecological Care, Centre for Women’s Ultrasound.
 
He is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Sydney Medical School, Nepean, University of Sydney and specialist in Gynaecological Ultrasound and Advanced Endosurgery. He set up the first and only Acute Gynaecology Unit in Australia which utilises ultrasound at the first point of contact for women with emergency gynaecological as well as early pregnancy complications (miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy). He is also responsible for the One-Stop Ultrasound based diagnostic clinics; which review women with abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain (endometriosis), adnexal pathology (ovarian cysts) as well as post-menopausal bleeding. He performs Advanced Endosurgery procedures for women who need intervention for pelvic masses, adnexal pathology, severe endometriosis or hysterectomy. He also runs ‘Hands on’ Live Sheep Laparoscopic Workshops for gynaecologists at Camden Veterinarian School.
 
Country: Australia
 
Field: Gynecology
 
Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; early pregnancy
 
Language: English

 

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Dr Conrado Milani Coutinho is currently a senior consultant in Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Clinics Hospital, University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. His special interests are related to the use of ultrasound during pregnancy for prediction, prevention and diagnosis of fetal and placental anomalies and the great obstetrics syndromes. Conrado completed MSc and PhD degrees in Tocogynecology (Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine, University of São Paulo) and a post-doctoral fellowship in Fetal Medicine in St. George’s University Hospital.

Conrado is currently involved in various academic and associative activities. He is currently a postgraduate supervisor at the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, member of the perinatology committee at the Brazilian Federation of ObGyn (FEBRASGO), associate editor of RBGO Gynecology and Obstetrics and member of ISUOG Educational Courses Task Force.

Country: Brazil

Field: Obstetrics; Ultrasound; Maternal Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal biometry and wellbeing; Maternal and fetal Doppler; Fetal anomaly screening and management; Fetal growth restriction; Multiple pregnancy; Preterm birth prediction and prevention; Placenta accreta spectrum disorders; Infections in pregnancy.

Languages: English; Portuguese; Spanish

 

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• Especialista em ultrassonografia obstétrica pela FEBRASGO

• Fellowship em Medicina Fetal no King´s College Hospital London

• Diploma em Medicina Fetal pela Fetal Medicine Foundation London

• Mestrado em Medicina pela Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

• Doutorando em Medicina pela Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
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Rogelio Cruz-Martínez, M.D, PhD

Director of the Fetal Medicine and Surgery Center, Medicina Fetal Mexico, Queretaro, México 
Northamerican Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet) Center 
Member of the National System of Science and Technology (Conacyt) level 3
Young Investigation Award for ISUOG in 2009
ISUOG Next Generation Leaders (2019-2021)
VISUOG editor (Fetal Thorax section) 
Editor of the Journal PLOSOne

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• Specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Fetal Cardiology• Medical specialty in Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, National Institute of Perinatology, Mexico City, Mexico. 
• Masters degree in Clinical Sciences’ Research (MSc), and Doctor in Medicine (PhD), Fetal and Perinatal Medicine Research Group, Hospital Clínic - Universitat de Barcelona. 
• Invited speaker at international courses, conferences and congresses.
• More than 50 publications in international journals, several chapters in books of the subspecialty, and scientific reviewer of publications such as PLOS One, Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, among others.
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UOG Editorial Board, Bids Committee, Clinical Standards Committee, Scientific Committee

Prof. 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, Prof. 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, Prof. Costa moved to Australia and worked at the Royal Women’s Hospital (University of Melbourne Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) for 7 years.
He was the Medical Director of Monash Ultrasound for Women, Adj. Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University and Head of Perinatal Services at the Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne before relocating back to Brazil in mid-2018.
Currently he is a Professor in O&G Ultrasound at Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo in Brazil.
Prof. 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). He also supervises trainees and post-graduate students on ultrasound in gynaecology.”

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.

Country: Brazil

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

"It was with great pleasure I was able to help to expand ISUOG's mission to Brazil and Australia. By promoting our society in Brazil (through a partnership with SBUS) and in Australia (through a partnership with ASUM) we are attracting new members for the society and delivering in these regions high level education activities through ISUOG Approved Courses. Now, living again in Brazil, my mission is to expand ISUOG education activities in Latin America.”

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Dr. Luis Goncalves is the Director of Fetal Imaging at Phoenix Children's Hospital, in Phoenix, Arizona. He initiated his career as a fetal medicine specialist the 1990s in Brazil, where he is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has worked in the area of prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies since the beginning of his career, being a research fellow with Drs. Philippe Jeanty and Roberto Romero between 1992 and 1995. He worked in Florianopolis, Brazil until 2003, when he rejoined Dr. Romero at the Perinatology Research Branch of the NICHD as the Director of Fetal Imaging until 2006. Given his interest in MRI and natural history of congenital anomalies, Dr. Goncalves did another residency, now in Diagnostic Radiology at Wayne State University, followed by a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at Children's Hospital of Michigan.
Since 2011, he has held hybrid positions working in both fetal imaging with a focus on ultrasound and MRI as well as pediatric imaging. Dr. Goncalves main interest is the continuity of care for children that have been diagnosed in utero with congenital anomalies.
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Dr. Eduardo Borges da Fonseca received his medical training at the Federal University of Paraiba in Brazil and became a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology registered with the Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetricians in 1998. He subsequently received Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil focusing his research on the causes of prematurity. Dr. Fonseca furthered his research interests with a fellowship at the King’s College Hospital in London working with Professor Nicolaides on the relationship and treatment of cervical length to premature birth. Dr. Fonseca has published several papers on the relationship of preterm birth to cervical length and in 2003 was the lead author of one of the two key papers regarding the use of progesterone in the prevention of preterm birth. The most important research was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2007, in which nearly 25 thousand pregnant women were screening for preterm birth and those found with a short cervical length took vaginal progesterone. He is currently President of the Perinatology Branch of the Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetricians and Senior Professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical School at the Federal University of Paraiba in Brazil and his research interests include prevention of preterm birth and screening of fetal abnormalities. He has written eight books and more than 60 chapters in Brazilian books.
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Dr. Fox was born in Germany to American parents, grew up in the U.S and Saudi Arabia.  Prior to medical school, she was in the U.S. Army as a medic and ambulance driver.  She attended medical school at UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, and did OB-GYN residency and MFM Fellowship training at UTMB at Galveston, in Texas. 
Her primary areas of interest are in the placenta accreta spectrum, postpartum hemorrhage, and diabetes in pregnancy and education.   She is the Director of the Placenta Accreta Spectrum Team and the MFM Fellowship Director at Baylor College of Medicine, and the Director of Maternal Transport at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, TX.  She is an active member of the International Society for the Placenta Accreta Spectrum and Treasurer of the Pan-American Society for the Placenta Accreta Spectrum.
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Graduated in Medicine by Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (1992), Master of Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynecology) by School of Medicine of University of São Paulo (1999), and Ph.D. in Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynecology) by School of Medicine of University of São Paulo (2002). Has experience in the area of Medicine with an emphasis in Obstetrics and Gynecology, acting on the following themes: fetal, high-risk pregnancy, COVID in pregnancy, diabetes, and pregnancy.
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Graduated in Medicine (2000) at Escola Paulista de Medicina of the Federal University of São Paulo
 
Residency in Radiology and Imaging Diagnosis (2003) at Escola Paulista de Medicina of the Federal University of São Paulo
 
Master in Medicine - Clinical Radiology (2007) and PhD in Medicine - Clinical Radiology (2013) at Escola Paulista de Medicina of the Federal University of São Paulo
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Dr. Gallo Gordillo is a leading Obstetrician and Gynecologist with more than 10 years of experience.

She studied Medicine and Surgery at the Universidad Libre de Colombia, later specialising in Gynaecology and Obstetrics. She also has a Doctorate in Clinical Medicine and Public Health from the University of Granada.

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Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospital of Parma where he is the Director of the Prenatal Diagnosis Unit.

Country: Italy

Field: Obstetrics

Main field of research: Obstetrics, ultrasound in labor and prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies.

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

In 2019 he Founded the ISLANDS group (International Society of Labor and Delivery Sonography)

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Médico especialista jerarquizado en Obstetricia y Ultrasonografía.

Past President de la Sociedad Argentina de Ultrasonografía en Medicina y Biología (SAUMB)

Docente de de la Sociedad Argentina de Ultrasonografía en Medicina y Biología (SAUMB)

Secretario de la Federación Latinoamericana de Sociedades de Ultrasonido en Medicina y Biología (FLAUS)

Director de CEMUS, Quilmes Argentina
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Médico Gineco-Obstetra (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos).

Especialista en Medicina y Cirugía Fetal (King's College Hospital, Inglaterra).

Diploma Internacional en Medicina Fetal (Fetal Medicine Foundation, Reino Unido).

Past-Fellow en Cirugía Fetal (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Estados Unidos).

Staff de la Unidad de Medicina y Cirugía Fetal de la Clínica Delgado AUNA, Lima, Perú.

Director del Instituto Peruano de Medicina y Cirugía Fetal.
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Especialista en Ginecologia y Obstetricia  de la Universidad de Chile

Fellow en Uroginecología en el Hospital Nepean, Campus clínico Universidad de Sydney, Penrith, Australia
 
Profesor Asistente Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Profesor Asociado Adjunto Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile

Delegado académico del Departamento de Ginecología y Obstetricia de Clínica Alemana de Santiago
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Dr Haratz is a Senior Physician, Division of Ultrasound in ObGyn at Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky medical center. She has earned a MD degree in 2004 from the Federal University of Parana, Brazil and a Title of Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2006. Since then Dr Krajden Haratz has maintained a lively medical practice as Senior Physician in Hospitals and Private Practice. Further she specialized in Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Fetal Medicine and earned Title of Specialist in both areas, from the Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics – FEBRASGO. Her Fellowship in Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Neurology was under the auspices Prof. Gustavo Malinger at Wolfson Medical Center, Holon Israel. After her aliyah she completed the requirements and earned a Title of Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Israeli Medical Association.

 

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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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Dr. Herrera is the Coordinator for the Medical Research Center Indicasat AIP-Pacifica Salud in Panama city, Panama.
Dr. Herrera completed her fellowship at Instituto Nacional de Perinatologia, Mexico City and a Clinical Research Diplomate at USF Health Panama. Dr. Herrera attends women for ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis and MFM consultation. She also cares for women on Labor and Delivery at the Antepartum Service at Pacifica Salud Hospital.
Dr. Herrera s research has focused on prenatal diagnosis implementation in Panama. Member of the National System of Science and Technology (Senacyt) Level 1 (2017-2021)
She is active at the organization of courses for colleagues about obstetric ultrasound and fetal medicine. She is a also a member of ACOG, SMFM, SPOG.
She is a scientific reviewer for different international Journals: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, JBI evidence synthesis, Green Journal.
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ISUOG Ambassador to Latin America, Patient Information Task Force, VISUOG Task Force, Fetal Heart Special Interest Group

Prof. Mauricio Herrera is an OB/GYN with a particular speciality in maternal fetal medicine, fetal cardiology and fetal neurology. Prof. 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 recognised 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

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

"Through my ISUOG membership I have delivered 14 ISUOG Approved courses in Latin America, since 2006, attracting around 300 delegates to each course and taking great care to share with the quality educational opportunities that the Society provides. I was also pleased to organise ISUOG’s 9th International Symposium in Colombia, attracting 550 delegates from the regions and introducing them to ISUOG. Since then I have also contributed to translating ISUOG’s guidelines, helping to extend the reach of the Society into my region."

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  • Medico Gineco Obstetra Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos
  • Formacion de Postgrado en Medicina Materno Fetal (Universidad Autónoma De Barcelona)
  • Acreditado por la Fetal Medicine Foundation
  • Acreditado por la SEGO para Ecografía Ginecologica de Complejidad
  • Cursos De Postgrado De Medicina Fetal en Estados Unidos, Brasil y Colombia.
  • 18 Años de Experiencia Laboral en el Hospital Edgardo Rebagliati Martins-Essalud – Lima – Perú
  • Past President Sociedad Peruana De Ultrasonido en Obstetricia y Ginecología – 2017
  • 2018 Cirugía Fetal: Hospital Del Niño Y La Mujer México
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Obstetric Surgeon, Associate Member of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital CEMIC, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Professor of Anatomy and Head of Department, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Airlangga, Indonesia.

Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London, UK.

Consultant in Uterine Conservation Techniques Placenta accreta spectrum and Cesarean scar pregnancy.

Country: Argentina
Field: Obstetrics
Specialties: Obstetric Surgery
Languages: Spanish, English

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Dr Chris Kyriacou is a PhD candidate at Imperial College London, UK, with a specialist focus on early pregnancy complications, evaluating clinical, ultrasound and novel biochemical biomarkers that may enable earlier ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage diagnosis.

He has contributed to research on pregnancy of unknown location risk assessment and has presented internationally. 

He is working under the supervision of Professor Tom Bourne, chair in Gynaecology at Imperial College London and president of the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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Fellow, Ultrasound University of Navarra, Pamplona Spain
 
Fellow, Ultrasound in Endometriosis
 
Clinica da Mulher, Sao Paulo Brazil
 
Clinica Indisa, Ultrasound unit
 
Clinica Alemana, Ultrasound Unit
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Dr. Mathew Leonardi is an advanced gynecologic surgeon and sonologist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hamilton Health Sciences and assistant professor at McMaster University. His special interests are imaging technologies including transvaginal ultrasound, endometriosis, advanced gynecologic surgery, innovation in diagnosis, and research. Mathew is completing a PhD in Medicine (University of Sydney, Australia), focusing on the utility of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of endometriosis. He completed his MD and residency at the University of Toronto and fellowship at the University of Sydney.

Mathew is an early career researcher, co-supervisor of a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and appointee in the Medical Sciences department at McMaster University. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology and an Associate Editor for Reproduction & Fertility. He is involved in with the VISUOG Gynecology endeavour. Mathew is committee member of EndoAct Canada and contributing the latest clinical practice guidelines on endometriosis in Canada. He is leading a research program locally and contributing to international research studies.

Country: Canada

Field: Gynecology; Imaging; Surgery

Specialties: Endometriosis; adenomyosis; intracavitary pathology; ovarian masses; intra-abdominal adhesions; advanced gynecologic surgery; transvaginal ultrasound; transrectal ultrasound

Languages: English

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Nerea has been an associate lecturer at the Universitat de Vic since 2020. Previously, she carried out her healthcare activity at the Hospital Universitario Cruces (Bilbao, 2011-16), the Clínica Zuatzu (Donostia 2013-16), King's College Hospital (London, 2006-09), the Institut Dexeus (2003-2006) and the Hospital Sant Joan de Deu (1998-2003). She was associate professor at the University of the Basque Country from 2012-2016. She presented her doctoral thesis in 2010 at the University of Barcelona, supervised by Professor Nicolaides. She is the author or co-author of more than 70 publications and has reviewed more than 60 articles.
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Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, University of Barcelona

Dr. Raigam J. Martinez-Portilla is a Full Researcher in the Department of Clinical Research of the National Institute of Perinatology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His special interests are clinical research regarding preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, fetal surgery, evidence-based medicine, and prediction models. Raigam completed his Fetal Medicine training at the University of Barcelona under the supervision of Francesc Figueras, and his MSc in Evidence-Based Healthcare at the University of Oxford. Raigam is currently in his last year of the PhD in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Hospital Clinic – University of Barcelona also under the supervision of Francesc Figueras.

Raigam is the lead researcher of the Mexican Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the founder of the Iberoamerican Research Network in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Translational Medicine. He is the leading fetal surgeon of the health services of Mexico City and the Private Children’s Hospital also in Mexico City. Raigam is part of the N-Gen committee of ISUOG and a scientific reviewer of the AJOG, UOG, FTD, Plos One, and other relevant journals.

Country: Mexico

Field: Obstetrics; Imaging; Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Evidence-Based Medicine, Fetal Surgery, Fetal Growth Restriction, Preeclampsia.

Languages: English; Spanish

Abstract:

Comorbidities and social determinants in pregnant women with COVID-19 infection: Analysis of 11031 pregnancies including 138 deaths (OC10.04) Presenter R. J. Martinez-Portilla, Spain. See the abstract being presented at 1:39PM on 16th October.

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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.

Country: Brazil

Field: Reproductive Medicine; Gynecology; Early Pregnancy

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

Language: English; Portuguese

"I’ve coordinated the translation of the ISUOG Clinical Standards Committee guidelines into Portuguese (Brazil) and I’ve divulged the free membership for trainees in Ob-Gyn and/or Ultrasound in Brazil. I greatly enjoyed these tasks because I believe these will improve the quality of ultrasound scans in Portuguese-speaking countries, particularly in Brazil."

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A/Professor Meagher is an obstetrician gynaecologist at the Mercy Hospital for Women, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology University of Melbourne.  He commenced his ultrasound training in 1991 and has been in full time ultrasound practice after obtaining  RANZCOG subspecialty certification in obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound (COGU) in 1995. He also serves as Medical Director of  Monash IVF / Monash Ultrasound for Women where he oversees a team of 50 sonologists, sonographers, genetic counsellors, phlebotomists, and administrative staff delivering a tertiary level ultrasound service across south east Melbourne. 

ISUOG appointments:
◦ ISUOG Ambassador to Asia and Pacific region
◦ ISUOG International faculty of speakers 
◦ ISUOG Joint Head of Courses committee
◦ ISUOG Online education committee
◦ ISUOG VISUOG committee 

A/Prof Meagher immersed himself in education over the years and has delivered over 700 lectures, across 20 countries, and 46 cities worldwide.  In 2015 he was awarded ‘Sonologist of the year’ by the Australian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM)  in recognition of his commitment to  teaching  both locally and across the Asia pacific region

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1997 - 2003 Médico Cirujano - Facultad Mexicana de Medicina Universidad La Salle, Cd. México
 
2004 - 2007 Especialidad en Ginecología y Obstetricia - Centro Médico “American British Cowdray” (ABC), Cd. México
 
2006 Fellowship en Cirugía Ginecológica Endoscópica Avanzada - Center for Mimimally Invasive Surgical Services, Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG. West Palm Beach, Florida
 
2008 – 2011 Medicina y Terapia Fetal - Hospital Clínic. Barcelona, España
 
2017 Neurosonografía Fetal - Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Jezid Miranda, MD, Ph.D. is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist at Hospital Maternidad Rafael Calvo, and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics, Gynaecology, at Universidad del Sinu Medical School (Cartagena, Colombia). He is Chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetric Director of the Multidisciplinary Fetal Care Program. 

Dr. Miranda completed a research fellowship at the Perinatology Research Branch, Intramural Division of the National Institute of Health, Detroit, MI, USA and a PhD in Fetal and perinatal medicine, from a consortium of three universities in Europe, [Barcelona (Spain), Leuven (Belgium), and Lund (Sweden)], applied to fetal growth restriction. Dr. Miranda sees women for ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, and MFM consultation as well as caring for women on Labor and Delivery and the Antepartum Service at Hospital Maternidad Rafael Calvo.

Dr. Miranda’s research program is focused on the definition, design, execution, and dissemination of evidence-based, patient-centered interventions to improve the quality and effectiveness of obstetric care, particularly regarding fetal growth restriction, preterm labor, and fetal interventional procedures during pregnancy for the management of pregnancy complications such as twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, diaphragmatic hernia and spina bifida. As a result of this research, He has published more than 30 articles in recognized international journals in obstetrics and gynaecology. Committed to an academic career, member of evaluation commits for research projects in maternal and perinatal health as well as an associate reviewer in international journals of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.

Country: Colombia

Field: Obstetrics; Imaging; Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal growth restriction, fetal interventional procedures, preterm labor, genetic testing, implementation research, maternal morbidity and mortality

Languages: Spanish; English

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Luz will be providing her patient perspective on what happens after intrauterine myelomeningocele repair.
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Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Cordoba
 
Doctoral thesis "Effects of asphyxia on the Central Nervous System. Determination of cerebral blood flow by means of Doppler technique"
 
Diploma issued under decanal resolution 206/98.
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Profesor Titular Consulto de Obstetricia de la Facultad de Medicina de Buenos Aires (UBA).
Departamento de Tocoginecología (CODEP) de la Facultad de Medicina de Buenos Aires (UBA).
Director Asociado a la Carrera de Médico Especialista en Diagnóstico por Imágenes del Hospital de Clínicas de la facultad de Medicina de Buenos Aires (UBA) .
Miembro Titular y Vicepresidente de la Academia Latinoamericana de Ultrasonografía (ALAUS).
Maestro Iberoamericano del Diagnóstico y Tratamiento Prenatal (SIADTP).
Director Médico de Diagnomed (Institución Afiliada a la Facultad de  Medicina - UBA) .
Jefe de la Unidad de Medicina Fetal de Diagnomed.
Coordinador de la Red Argentina de Medicina Fetal.
Director de la Red Argentina de Docencia e Investigación (READI).
ExFellow de la American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Integrante de la Comisión de Salud Perinatal del Vaticano (Commissione sulla Medicina Perinatale)
Past president y Miembro fundador de la Sociedad Argentina de Diagnostico Prenatal y Tratamiento (SADIPT).
Past president y Miembro fundador de SIADTP. 
Ex Director General de Asistencia Médica del Hospital Nacional Prof. Alejandro Posadas.
Ex Jefe del Dpto. Materno Infantil del Hospital Nacional Prof. Alejandro Posadas.
Miembro de la junta editorial de American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM
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Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chile, Fetal Medicine specialist at Kings College Hospital, Doctor in Medicine at the University of London.
Mauro has more than 60 publications in indexed journals and several research projects in the fetal medicine field. He directs the maternal fetal medicine program specialization at the University of Chile and is a member of the fetal medicine unit at San Borja Hospital, Santiago, Chile.
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Miguel Parra-Saavedra, MD, Ph.D. is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist at Clinica General del Norte, and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics, Gynaecology, at Universidad Libre, Medical School (Barranquilla, Colombia). He is Chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetric Director of the Multidisciplinary Fetal Care Program. 

Dr. Parra-Saavedra completed a research fellowship at Universidad de Barcelona (Hospital clinic) [Barcelona (Spain), PhD in Fetal and perinatal medicine, applied to fetal growth restriction, and its correlation with Doppler, the placenta and neurodevelopment outcome. Dr. Parra-Saavedra sees women for ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, fetal surgery procedures and MFM consultation as well as caring for women on Labor and Delivery and the Antepartum Service at Clinica General del Norte.
 

Dr. Parra-Saavedra’s research has focused on:
-Pioneering work on the evaluation of the cervical consistency index in the Prediction of Preterm Birth (UOG 2011) 
-Correlation between Doppler, placenta, perinatal outcome and neurodevelopmental outcome (doctoral thesis with 6 articles published in first quartile journals)
- In association with important international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control of Atlanta (CDC) and the Texas Children's Hospital has published work on the characterization of the Congenital Zika síndrome.
- Psychological effects of covid-19 in pregnancy
-The management of pregnancy complications such as twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, diaphragmatic hernia and Fetoscopic repair of spina bífida. 
 

As a result of this research, he has published more than 24 articles in recognized international journals in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Country: Colombia

Field: Obstetrics; Imaging; Fetal Medicine
Specialties: Prediction of preterm birth, Fetal growth restriction, fetal interventional procedures, Congenital Zika síndrome
Languages: Spanish; English

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ISUOG Advisory Group, Scientific Committee, Nominations Committee, China Task Force, UOG Editorial Board

Professor Liona Poon is an Academic Subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine, devoted in improving maternal and fetal health. She has had a prolific research output throughout her clinical and research posts, including over 130 peer-reviewed publications in high impact international journals. In the last 10 years she has focused her research on establishing a programme for effective early prediction and prevention of preeclampsia, a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. With her success in developing a first-trimester prediction model for preeclampsia using maternal risk factors, ultrasound, blood pressure and biochemical markers, and on Aspirin prophylaxis against preeclampsia, her goal in the next 10 years is to improve obstetric care worldwide, through clinical research and education. 

Notable Publications:
Aspire trial: incidence of preterm preeclampsia in patients fulfulling ACOG and NICE criteria according to risk by the FMF algorithm. Poon LC, Rolnik DL, Tan MY, Delgado JL, Tsokaki T, Akolekar R, Singh M, Andrade W, Efeturk T, Jani JC, Plasencia W, Papaioannou G, Blazquez AR, Carbone IF, Wright D, Nikolaides KH.
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2018 Jan 30. doi: 10.1002/uog.19019 [Epub ahead of print]

Aspirin versus Placebo in Pregnancies at High Risk of Preterm Preeclampsia. Rolnik DL, Wright D, Poon LC, O'Gorman N, Syngelaki A, de Paco Matallana C, Akolekar R, Cicero S, Janga D, Singh M, Molina FS, Persico N, Jani JC, Plasencia W, Papaioannou G, Tennebaum Gavish K, Meiri H, Gizurarson S, Maclagan K, Nicolaides K.H.
New England Journal Medicine 2017, 2017 Jun 28. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1704559. [Epub ahead of print]

Country: China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Field: Obstetrics

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; preeclampsia; preterm delivery; fetal growth; detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities; ultrasound on the labour ward

Languages: English; Chinese (Mandarin); Chinese (Cantonese)

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ISUOG Advisory Group, ISUOG Ambassador to Latin America

Dr Jessica Preisler is Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Clínica Alemana Santiago and Hospital Clínico University de Chile, Chile as well as 2012 Clinical Research Fellow in early pregnancy and acute gynecology Imperial College London, and recently part of the ISUOG Next Generation Group. During her fellowship, she worked on research projects about Ultrasound diagnosis of miscarriage and IOTA studies. In 2013, she relocated back to Chile where she has focused her work on the Gynecological Ultrasound Unit where she also teaches OBGYN residents. In the non-clinical area, she has been the IOTA Ambassador for South America since 2017, a role that has taken her to multiple countries within the Continent where she ran IOTA training courses. She is also a member of the Chilean Ultrasound Society where she actively organises courses, lectures and teaching sessions. In January 2021, she became part of the Board of the Chilean Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (SOCHUMB). Her special interest includes education in gynecological ultrasound and early pregnancy and gynecological ultrasound training and research. During 2020, Dr Preisler was part of the Next Generation Group and collaborated with ISUOG promoting COVID webinars in Spanish. She also translated ISUOG COVID guidelines in gynecology and early pregnancy.

Country: Chile

Field: Gynecology, Early Pregnancy

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound with special interest in adnexal masses, early pregnancy.            

Languages: Spanish, English, German

Obstetrician and gynecologist Clínica Alemana Santiago and Hospital Clínico University de Chile, Chile, Clinical Research Fellow in early pregnancy and acute gynecology Imperial College, London and  part of ISUOG Next-Gen 

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Vice president of Gynecologists and Obstetrician Society of São Paulo, Brasil
 
Professor of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Ribeirão Preto Medical School at the University of São Paulo (FMRP-USP)

Masters and PhD in Gynecology and Obstetrics at Ribeirão Preto Medical School at the University of São Paulo (FMRP-USP)

Post-doctorate in Gynecology and Obstetrics at Weil Cornell Medicine in New York

Specialist in high-risk pregnancy

Specialist in genital infections
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Dr. Daniel Rolnik is a consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Monash Medical Centre and a senior lecturer at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He is originally from Brazil and, after his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Sao Paulo and his MSc degree, he moved to the United Kingdom to undergo subspecialty training and do his PhD at King’s College Hospital / Fetal Medicine Foundation under the supervision of Prof. Kypros Nicolaides. Daniel coordinated the ASPRE trial on the prediction and prevention of preterm pre-eclampsia with aspirin, and has since moved to Australia, where he conducts research on prenatal diagnosis and prediction and prevention of pregnancy complications.

Daniel is also currently doing a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Harvard University (USA), and is an Editor of the Perinatal Journal.

Country: Australia / Brazil

Field: Obstetrics, Imaging, Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Cell-free DNA screening,

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish and Hebrew.

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Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Baylor College of Medicine

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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Dr Waldo Sepulveda studied medicine at the University of Chile (1975-1981) and his fellowship specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Concepción (1982-1985). In 1991 and 1992 he completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut) and Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan). Read more.

Notable publications: His academic output includes nearly 200 scientific works published in international journals and book chapters. Read more.

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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Associate Professor, the University Department of Medical, Surgical and Health Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

Chief of Fetal Medicine Unit and Prenatal Diagnosis, Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy

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Dr Tina Tellum is an expert in gynaecological ultrasound. Her main research interest is within adenomyosis, and she published her Ph.D.-thesis on ultrasound- and MRI-diagnosis of adenomyosis. She is a member of the MUSA-group and the FIGO-working committee on Adenomyosis classification and leads the COSAR initiative for harmonized research outcomes in adenomyosis. However, her passion is teaching and sharing all the knowledge and ultrasound tricks she herself finds useful as a clinician.
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Dr Antonia Carla Testa studied medicine at the Catholic University in Rome. She did her residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the same university and specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She obtained a Doctorate in fetal and pediatric cardiological sciences.

Since 1998 she worked in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Catholic University in Rome. In 2004 she became an Assistant Professor in the same University. Since 1989 she has been involved in ultrasound research, at first in the use of Doppler velocimetry in pregnancy and then in the study of ovarian masses and oncological pathologies. At present she is in charge of the gyne-oncological ultrasound service at the Catholic University in Rome.

Country: Italy

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological oncology, gynecological ultrasound

Languages: Italian, English

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ISUOG Advisory Group, UOG Editorial Board

Prof. Dirk Timmerman  is a Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at KU Leuven, Belgium, and Clinical Head of benign gynecology and early pregnancy UZ Leuven. He is also Vice-chair of the Medical Council at the University Hospitals Leuven and Senior Clinical Investigator of the Scientific Research Fund (FWO) Flanders. He is coordinator of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) collaborative group, including more than 50 centres for ovarian cancer diagnosis throughout the world. The IOTA group aims to develop new algorithms and liquid biopsies to diagnose and detect ovarian cancer and provide optimal care of adnexal tumors (included patients n>22,500). He has been awarded the Inbev Baillet-Latour Prize for Clinical Research 2014, Fellowship ad eundem from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG, London, 2014) and the William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine  2016 at AIUM Annual Convention, New York.

Country: Belgium

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy

Languages: English; Dutch; French

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UOG Editorial Board, Courses Task Force

2019 Gold Medal Award article

Prof. Lil Valentin has been a Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Lund University, Sweden, since 2002. She is Head of the Ultrasound Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Skåne University Hospital Malmö, Sweden. Her research is 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).

With more than 200 scientific publications and vast teaching experience, she is often an invited speaker at Congresses and courses. She has organised many ultrasound courses herself and is a current member of the Editorial Board for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Country: Sweden

Field: Gynecology

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

Languages: English; Swedish

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Prof. Thierry Van den Bosch defended his PhD in 2007 on the diagnosis of endometrial disease. His clinical research focuses on the diagnosis of endometrial and myometrial pathology, endometriosis and fertility exploration. He has published over 150 papers and has been over 100 times invited speaker at international conferences in English, Dutch and French.

He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the KU Leuven (Belgium) and at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). In 1992 he was appointed consultant at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Unit of Gynecologic Oncology, of the University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Hospital (South-Africa). In 1994 he moved back to Belgium. He worked as gynecologist at the Regional Hospital RZ Tienen, consultant UZ Leuven and KU Leuven and became the Head of department in RZ Tienen.

He currently works at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital UZ Leuven, at the Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, and is Senior Clinical Investigator of the Scientific Research Fund (FWO) Flanders, Belgium. 

Notable Publications

Country: Belgium

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound

Languages: English; French; Dutch

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Professor Yves Ville is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at Necker-Enfants-Malades Hospital at the Paris Descartes University. He is the Chair and lead clinician in the largest fetal medicine and therapy unit in France. He has pursued a platform of work that has allowed clinical and academic progress of the subspecialty of fetal medicine, both nationally and internationally.

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

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Dr Heron Werner Jr is a specialist in fetal medicine and ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology. Between 1992-1996, he underwent Internship in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fetal Medicine at the Institut de Puericulture de Paris and Hôpital Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, Paris, France obtaining the title of  Doctor "Assistant Étranger " at the "Université Paris Descartes". In 2000, Dr Werner completed his Master's degree in Obstetrics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). In 2012, he also completed his PhD in Radiology with the same University. He is a 'Visiting Professor Lectureship' in Radiology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), USA, member of the Brazilian Academy of Ultrasoud (Chair n.27) as well as member of the Latino America Academy of Ultrasound (Chair n.30). 

Country: Brazil

Field: Obstetrics, Gynecology, Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal medicine, fetal magnetic resonance, ultrasound and rapid prototyping.            

Languages: Portuguese, English, French

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Dr Renato Ximenes is ISUOG member since 1993, Visitor Professor King's College with Prof. Kypros Nicolaides in 1995, Master Degree Fetal MRI limits and benefits in 1998, former President of Brazilian Fetal Medicine Society 2006-2008, ex- Member of ISUOG Educational Committe 1998-2008 . Prof. Renato Ximenes is Director of Fetal Medicine Foundation Latinamerica - FMFLA and a member of the Ultrasound Committe of the Brazilian College of Radiology along with the ISUOG Advisory Membership Group. He is also Coordinator of Fellowship Fetal Medicine Program of FMFLA. Prof. Renato Ximenes clinical and reseach interests are related to Maternal-Fetal Medicine, with special interest fetal heart, fetal neuroimaging, fetal growth restriction, pre-eclampsia, preterm delivery, first trimester screening and non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

Notable publications

Oliveira Melo AS, Malinger G, Ximenes R, Szejnfeld PO, Alves Sampaio S, Bispo de Filippis AM. Zika virus intrauterine infection causes fetal brain abnormality and microcephaly: tip of the iceberg? Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2016; 47: 6–7.
Prayer D, Malinger G, Brugger PC, Cassady C, De Catte L, De Keersmaecker B, Fernandes GL, Glanc P, Goncalves LF, Gruber GM, Laifer-Narin S, Lee W, Millischer EA, Molho M, Neelavalli J, Platt L, Pugash D, Ramaekers P, Salomon LJ, Sanz M, Timor-Tritsch IE, Tutschek B, Twickler D, Weber M, Ximenes R, Raine-Fenning N. ISUOG practice guidelines: performance of fetal magnetic resonance imaging. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2017; 49: 671–680.
Pilu, G; Nicolaides KH; Ximenes R; Jeany P. (2001). Diploma in Fetal Medicine & ISUOG Educational Series:  The 18-23 weeks scan. [Software]. ISUOG Publications: London.
Nicolaides, KH; Sebire, NJ; Snijders, RJM; Ximenes, R; (2003) ISUOG Educational Diploma in Fetal Medicine & ISUOG Educational Series: The 11-14 weeks scan. [Software]. ISUOG Publications: London.
Nicolaides KH; Rizzo, G; Hecker, K; Ximenes R. (2003). Diploma in Fetal Medicine & ISUOG Educational Series:  Doppler in Obstetrics. [Software]. ISUOG Publications: London.

Country: Brazil

Field: Obstetrics, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal Anomaly Screening 1st Trim. And 2nd Trim., 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, 3D/4D Ultrasound, Preeclampsia, Early Pregnancy, Preterm Delivery, Fetal Growth

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English

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