Find out more about the international and regional speakers and chairpersons who will be delivering the scientific program.

Plenary speakers

  • Harmonizing gynecological cancer care in Asia - Keiichi Fujiwara, Japan
  • Implementation of preeclampsia screening and prevention across Asia - Liona Poon, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • Fetal echo for all - Rabih Chaoui, Germany
  • Integrating the use of IOTA descriptors and the ADNEX model into an intuitive two step approach to classifying ovarian masses - Dirk Timmerman, Belgium

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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Dr Fujiwara is Chairman of the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at the Saitama Medical University International Medical Center - Division of Gynecologic Oncology. His specialities include: surgery and chemotherapy for ovarian, cervix, and endometrial cancer. He is the recipient of the SGO 2022 Annual Meeting Presidential Abstract Award.
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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, 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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All speakers and chairpersons 

Dr. Mary Menuro Acda is an active consultant at Calamba Medical Center, HealthServ Los Baños Medical Center, Pamana Medical Center, and St. John the Baptist Medical Center, all based in Laguna, Philippines. Her special interests include management of high-risk pregnancy conditions and antenatal diagnosis of fetal conditions through use of obstetric ultrasound.

Mary completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology in 2017 and her fellowship training in maternal-fetal medicine in 2019 and at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine – Philippine General Hospital, and is currently a diplomate of the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (Foundation), Inc. (POGS). She also has papers presented and published both locally and internationally, one of which describes the use of high-dose cytarabine in two cases of maternal acute myeloid leukemia diagnosed in the second trimester.

She is also one of the ten recipients of the Gawad Felicisimo T. San Luis Namumukod-Tanging Kabataan ng Laguna (Outstanding Youth of Laguna Awards) for 2006.

Country: Philippines

Field: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetric Ultrasound

Specialties: High-risk pregnancy; targeted imaging for fetal anomalies; fetal biometry and well-being; maternal and fetal Doppler studies; fetal interventional procedures; first trimester imaging

Languages: English; Filipino
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Rozi Aryananda is a recognized as Placenta Accreta Spectrum expert from Indonesia and has experiences of more than 500 Placenta Accreta Spectrum cases during the last 6 years. His experiences in diagnosis, surgery, and emergency situation of Placenta Accreta Spectrum has been published in several high impact journals and involved in many international multicenter studies with other world expert of Placenta Accreta Spectrum.
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Dr Bijoy Balakrishnan graduated from Karnatak University in 1999 and obtained an M.S in O&G in the year 2005 from orissa Head of the FM unit in CIMAR since 2007, the first FM unit of Kerala. Bijoy is the President of Kerala chapter of SFM and an invited speaker to numerous conferences, both nationally and internationally. He is the winner of the Kalyani Devi award for the best paper & kamal Buckshee award for best presentation. He is also the organising secretary of Pericon series & SFM 2014, and the author of 17 publications in index journals. Dr Balakrishnan has been practicing fetal medicine for the last 15 years and is well-versed in all FM procedures, Amniocentesis, CVS, PUBS, shunt procedures and fetoscopy.
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Dr Imelda Balchin is a consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist who obtained RCOG UK Subspecialist accreditation in Maternal & Fetal Medicine. She is currently at KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital Malaysia where she runs a preterm birth prevention clinic. She also has a masters degree in Public Health and provides health education on social media to 700K followers. She has released 50 episodes television show (Tanya Dr Imelda) for health education. In 2018, the Ministry of Health Malaysia has awarded Dr Imelda Balchin as the best health advocate on social media. She is also an author of health books and have been awarded best seller for the category on health. In 2022, the Department of O&G of KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital have won the Global Asia Pacific award for best women health service.
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Dr TP Baskaran is a consultant at the Gleneagles Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dr Baskaran did his clinical training at the University of Malaya. He is a member of the following associations: the Malaysian Medical Association, the Perinatal Society of Malaysia, the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia and the Malaysian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine. His areas of interest are: fetal medicine conditions, twin pregnancies, recurrent miscarriages, amniocentesis and fetal invasive procedures.
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Dr Rafaie Bin Amin is the Senior O&G/Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultant and Head of O&G Department & MFM unit at the Sarawak General Hospital, Malaysia. He is Adjunct Professor for the O&G Department at the University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and a MFM subspecialty trainer & MFM subspecialty training Committee member for the Malaysia MOH subspecialty program.
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Dr. Symphorosa Chan is currently the Chief of Service and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in Dept. of O&G, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is an Editor of International Urogynecology Journal and the Chair of International Advisory Board Central & East Asia Representative. She is a preceptor of Pelvic Floor Imaging of International Urogynecoogy Association. She is also a Board member of International Federation of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (FIGIJ), the Director of the International Fellowship Examination of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, and Board member of Asian Oceanic Society of PAG. She published over 70 articles in international and local journals and 150 abstracts in international and local conferences in the field of pelvic floor ultrasound, urogynaecology and pediatric and adolescent gynecology. Her research interests are pelvic floor changes during and after pregnancy, treatments for pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence, health-related quality of life of women and pediatric and adolescent gynecology.
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Dr Poonam Charan is a sub specialist in Obstetric and Gynaecological ultrasound. She has trained in India, England and Australia, working for over 20 years as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. She works as a Consultant Sonologist / Supervisor, at the Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. She has keen interest in complex gynaecology scanning.
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Dr. Rachel Cheung graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a Urogynaecology subspecialist in Prince of Wales Hospital and is currently the Consultant in Prince of Wales Hospital and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is the trainer of Urogynaecology sub-specialist in Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Dr Cheung has wide range of research interest in female pelvic floor dysfunctions. She has extensive experience in pelvic floor imaging over the last 10 years and has published numbers of her researches work in high index journal with her team. She aims to bring forward the use of pelvic floor USG into our clinical practice and to further improve clinical services.
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Dr. Chung Pui Wah, Jacqueline is an Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is the Deputy Director of the Assisted Reproductive Unit and the Deputy Director of the Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis Laboratory in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital. She has published more than 50 peer reviewed journals and 4 book chapters. She was awarded the distinguished young fellow by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2018. She is a Council Member of the Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Honorary Secretary of the Reproductive Medicine Subspecialty Board. She is also the President of the Hong Kong Society for Reproductive Medicine and local representative of the ASPIRE (Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction). She devotes most of her time now in developing a dedicated clinic for fertility preservation at the Prince of Wales Hospital.
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ISUOG World Congress Chair 2018, Scientific Committee Chair (2020-2022)

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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Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Parma Honorary Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, University Hospital of Parma Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College UK

Professor Andrea Dall'Asta, PhD is currently Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Parma, Honorary Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the University Hospital of Parma, Italy and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London, UK. His clinical and research interests are focused on Maternal and Fetal Medicine and particularly on fetal growth restriction, intrapartum ultrasound and advanced prenatal imaging.

Prof. Dall’Asta graduated and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and PhD in Medical Sciences at the University of Parma, Italy, and had Fetal Medicine and Obstetric training in the United Kingdom at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, London. He is author and co-author of over 80 peer reviewed manuscripts and several chapters published in textbooks of international relevance and collaborates as a reviewer for several International Journals. He is currently member of the Safety Committee and of the Next Generation Committee of the International Society on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and co-chair of the Fetal Growth Committee of the Italian Society on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SIEOG). Prof. Dall’Asta has been appointed Editorial Board Member for the Fetal Medicine section of BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth in June 2018.

Country: Italy

Field: Obstetrics, Fetal Medicine & advanced imaging, Fetal growth restriction, Ultrasound in the labour ward

Specialties: fetal anomaly assessment in the first and second trimester, fetal growth and Doppler, fetal anomalies, ultrasound in the labour ward.

Languages: Italian, English

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2018 Gold Medal Award article

Jan Deprest MD PhD FRCOG is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the KU Leuven (B) and UCL (UK). He has a research interest in fetal surgery, in particular to antenatal interventions to modulate fetal development in case of congenital birth defects.

 

He directs the clinical fetal surgery program in Leuven, and sets up the program at University College London Hospital to treat fetuses with spina bifida and congenital diaphragmatic hernia, funded by the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

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Stefano Guerriero is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cagliari, Italy. He graduated in medicine from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1988, and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology in 1992 at the same university. He was associate professor in obstetrics and gynecology at Cagliari University from 2006 to 2016 and assistant professor from 1999 to 2006. He is the author of more than 145 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has been editor of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology from 2011 to 2021.
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Patient Information Task Force

Dr. Valerie T. Guinto is a clinical associate professor in the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) College of Medicine. She served as the President of the Philippine Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine in 2017 and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (2012-2018). She has several local (25) and international (21) publications and has held various other positions in UP-PGH, St. Luke's Medical Center Global City and Asian Hospital and Medical Center. She was the Chair of the first ISUOG-approved Congress in the Philippines in 2016.
 
Country: Philippines

 

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Dr Nguyen Ha T is the Head of the Imaging Diagnostic Department, Tu Du Maternal Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for nearly 20 Years. Tu Du Hospital, the leading referral Fetal-Maternal Hospital in Vietnam, is responsible for 70,000 deliveries and thousands of fetal abnormalities a year. Dr Ha is also the Vice President of the Vietnamese Society of Ultrasound in Medicine, which has strong ties to and collaboration accitivites with ISUOG. As a pioneer in the first trimester screening and diagnosis of chromosomal abnormality, managing fetal structural abnormalities and high-risk pregnancy, Dr. Ha has contributed to building up the standard prenatal care in Vietnam as well as trained thousands of Vietnamese doctors in OBGYN Ultrasound and fetal medicine. 

Country: Vietnam

Field: Diagnostic Imaging in OBGYN, Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Routine fetal anomaly screening in first and second trimester, management of high-risk pregnancy, fetal growth restriction, multiple pregnancy, preeclampsia, preterm delivery, fetal brain MRI.            

Languages: Vietnamese, English

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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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ISUOG Advisory Group

Prof. Jon Hyett trained in obstetrics and gynecology and sub-specialised in maternal and fetal medicine in the UK. He is currently Joint Head of the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonataology at the 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, which oversees the production and development of the scientific program for the ISUOG World Congress.

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

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Mr Jayaprakasan is a Royal College (RCOG) accredited sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.  He has completed his subspecialty training at Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, where he subsequently worked as IVF Consultant and Associate Professor for two years before he moved to take up the lead consultant role at Derby fertility unit. Dr Jayaprakasan's special interests include: Fertility treatment including Assisted Reproduction (IVF and ICSI), Fibroids, Endometriosis, Reproductive Endocrinology (PCOS, Premature menopause), Recurrent miscarriage, Period problems, Menopause, Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic surgeries for gynaecology and fertility problems, 3D ultrasound for fertility and gynaecology problems and Uterine anomalies.
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Dr Hyun Jin Cho obtained a Ph.D. from Busan National University, Department of medicine in 2014 after qualifying in 2000 from the College of Medicine. Dr Cho is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Haeundae Paik Hosptal, Inje University and was an Associate professor in the same department from 2015-2016. She was a  Research Fellow for the Perinatal research lab at UC Irvine from 2012 to 2016. She is the president of the Busan-Gyeongnam Branch of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has won the award for excellent thesis in 2010 from the Korean Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Award for outstanding paper review in 2021 from the Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health.
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Narelle is a Research Sonographer specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Maternal Fetal Medicine Department at Liverpool Hospital and as had over 25 years’ experience working in ultrasound in both private and public sector. She fulfilled her Philosophy Doctorate in 2018, completing her original research on "Ultrasound measures of abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue in pregnancy." She continues to publish and enjoys teaching both ultrasound and research.
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Dr. Ashok Khurana commenced his medical studies at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India in 1975, and, after completing his MBBS went on to do a post graduate (MD) degree in Radiology which he completed in 1984. During this period he had the unique experience of establishing the ultrasound services at this premier institution under the guidance of Prof. Sneh Bhargava who is widely regarded as the “guru” of contemporary medical imaging in India. It was during this time that he also had the opportunity to train at the ultrasound department of the Herlev Hospital in Denmark under the tutelage of Prof. Hans Henrik Holm, a pioneer in ultrasound technology and its medical applications. Armed with this experience he went on to establish a private medical facility in New Delhi, with the vision of providing world class ultrasound services. Read more.

Country: India

Field: Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Specialties: Color Doppler, 3D and 4D ultrasound, ultrasound guided surgical procedures, transrectal scans, transvaginal scans.

"In a country where more mothers and newborns die than anywhere else in the world, there has been an increasing need to incorporate quality ultrasound in antenatal care. It has been heartening to s ee the change in the way ultrasound scans are now carried out in many parts of my country. ISUOG’s education has played a major role in this. I have drawn hugely on the name and academic content of ISUOG to run major ISUOG events in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi and Mumbai as well as smaller, personalised courses. This has included professing ultrasound guidelines, projecting guidelines for the appropriate use of Doppler studies and spreading awareness of ISUOG's online academic content. Future direction includes taking the mission of ISUOG to the remotest areas, increasing awareness of the utility of ISUOG educational material in gynecological ultrasound, and increasing the visibility of the White Journal."

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Mi-hyun Kim works at the Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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Dr Krishnan is the author of 23 peer reviewed papers and 1 textbook for Obstetrics postgraduates. He has a special interest in Fetal Neurology and Fetal Therapy and is a member of the  Specialist Board for MFM, National Board of Examinations.
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Professor Ja-Young Kwon, MD is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal-Fetal Medicine) at Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. She is a member of Website & Social Media Committee of American Society for Reproductive Immunology, serves as academic committee member of Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korean Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and committee chair of International Relations for Korean Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr Kwon holds a B.A and Ph.D. in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. She conducted her research in reproductive immunology as a visiting Assistant Professor under the supervision of Professor Gil Mor at the Division of Reproductive Sciences, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Reproductive Immunology Unit, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA. As of 2018, she holds 5 local patents, has published over 90 peerreviewed publications and 3 text books, awarded over 10 times including ASRI travel grant award (2015). Her main areas of interest are placental immunology, preeclampsia, fetal reprogramming, and placental stem cells.
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Dr Lee works in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the CHA Bundang Medical Center (Gyeonggi-Do, Korea). She did her internship and residency with the Severance Hospital at the Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. Dr Lee completed her Postdoctorial Fellowship in 2007-2008 at Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, USA. She is also a member of the Korean Society of Gynecologic Endocrinology.

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Prof. Sa Ra Lee is a Professor for the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Seoul Asan Hospital, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine. Her medical interests include: Robotic surgery; Adolescent gynecology; Congenital genitourinary anomaly; Uterine fibroids; Pelvic organ prolapse; Medical Imaging.
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Currently, Dr Leung is working in a private O&G clinic and as the director of Maternal Fetal Medicine Center in Gleneagles Hong Kong.He is an Honorary Associate Professor, Dept. of O&G in The University of Hong Kong (from 2001), as well as in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (from 2011). In the Professional bodies, Dr Leung is the chairman of Hong Kong Society for Ultrasound in Medicine, a member of ISUOG Regional Advisory Group, Asia, and the chairman of education committee of AFSUMB. He authored 100 peer-reviewed papers and four book chapters. He is a senior editor of Hong Kong Medical Journal, a member of the Editorial Board, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, a guest Editor of Healthcare Journal, and a reviewer Editor of Frontiers in Medicine. Previously, Dr Leung was an ambassador of ISUOG (2014-2020), and the Chairman of the third International Scientific meeting ISUOG in Hong Kong (2007). His qualificatios are: 1985 M.B.,B.S. (HK), 1994 Dip Epidemiology and Applied Statistics (CUHK), 1995 Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (O&G), 2004 F.R.C.O.G. (U.K.), 2006 Maternal fetal medicine subspecialist, HKCOG, 2012 M.D. (HK), 2016 Certificate HKCOG (MFM).

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Professor Tak Yeung LEUNG is the Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well as the Director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine of the same unit. His special interest is in prenatal screening, diagnosis and therapy of fetal abnormalities, twin pregnancy, preterm delivery, fetal growth restriction, shoulder dystocia and external cephalic version. He participated in the research and clinical application of maternal circulating cell-free fetal DNA for non-invasive prenatal diagnosis. In addition, he and his unit have successfully launched in Hong Kong the first trimester Down screening, array comparative genomic hybirdisation for prenatal diagnosis, maternal carrier screening for Fragile X disease, and newborn expanded metabolic screening, fetoscopic laser therapy for twin-twin transfusion, and radiofrequency for fetal reduction.
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Prof Li is Honorary Clinical Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, head of the Union Reproductive Medicine Centre, Hong Kong and currently President of ASPIRE. Professor Li has established interests in reproductive surgery, recurrent reproductive failure and congenital and acquired uterine anomaly. He has published > 400 papers in peer-reviewed international journals.
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Prof. Dr. Liesbeth Lewi is a fetal medicine specialist from Leuven Belgium. She defended her PhD in 2008 on complicated monochorionic twin pregnancies. She has a special interest in the monochorionic twin placenta as a cause of complications. She spend sabbatical time with Prof. Nicolaides in London 2008-2009 and Prof. Ryan in Toronto 2020-2021.
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Dr. Erlidia F. Llamas-Clark is currently a Professor and Attending Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology (and OBGYN ultrasound) at the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital. Dr. Clark mentors postgraduate trainees as she continues her research career with studies related to women and COVID-19, endocrine disruptors, and other projects and initiatives related to women’s health in the area of public health and health professionals’ education, advocacy, and linkages with other institutions and agencies for collaboration. She advocates for effective public health programs in marginalized communities, engages in multidisciplinary research – reproductive health issues, gender equity and women empowerment, climate change. disaster risk reduction and environmental health. She is currently Chair of the Subcommittee on climate change and disaster risk preparedness at the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society and Principal Investigator of landmark research on COVID and women and endocrine disruptors and polycystic ovarian disease.
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Pisake is a Professor of Obstetrics and gynecology, Convenor of Cochrane Thailand and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Research Synthesis in Reproductive Health based at Faculty of Medicines, Khon Kaen University in Thailand. He is currently the President Elect of the Asia Ocenia Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOFOG).
 
He has published more than 150 papers including many Cochrane reviews in variouis international journals. Pisake was a dean in the Faculty of Medicines at Khon Kaen University from 2009 to 2013 and the President of the Royal Thai College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists from 2016 to 2018. In 2019, he received Honorable Fellowship from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. His main areas of interest includes maternal and perinatal health, evidence based practises, sytematic review and meta-analysis.
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Dr. Prof. Narendra Malhotra is a Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Model Town, Delhi and has an experience of 36 years in these fields. Dr. Prof. Narendra Malhotra practices at Rainbow IVF,Dental and Cosmetology in Model Town, Delhi. He completed MBBS from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in 1983 and MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in 1986. He is a member of Medical Council of India (MCI) and Uttar Pradesh State Medical Council. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Post Pregnancy Classes,Pre and Post Delivery Care,Pregnancy Exercise,Female Sexual Problems and Normal Vaginal Delivery (NVD).
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Dr. Nana Matsuzawa graduated from Juntendo University in 2012. She has stayed at CRIFM Prenatal Medical Clinic in Osaka with Prof. Ritsuko K. Pooh from 2020, studying fetal neurosonography and prenatal genetic examination. She has experienced many cases of fetal brain anomalies and has mastered transvaginal neuroimaging techniques and genetic knowledge. She is young and not yet well known in the international scientific community, but she is a promising researcher in the field of fetal brain diagnostics.
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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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Dr. An-Chi Mu is a trained clinical radiologist, who has special interest in maternal-fetal diagnosis and wellbeing. She obtained the Fetal Medicine Diploma awarded from The Fetal Medicine Foundation (UK) where she participated actively in several research projects under the guidance of Professor Kypros Nicolaides, particularly in the field of screening for term preeclampsia and its possible treatment plan. Currently practicing at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Fetal Medicine Unit, she continues to be actively involved in research projects with special focus in maternal fetal cardiovascular assessment.

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Dr Karen Ng is an associate consultant at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong. She received further training in reproductive medicine and paediatric and adolescent gynaecology. She has published works on management Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome and has a special interest in the area of congenital müllerian malformation.
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Kamal Ojha is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Honorary Senior lecturer at St George’s Hospital, UK where he was also, until early 2016, the Gynaecology Care Group Lead. He qualified in Kolkata and obtained specialist qualifications in obstetrics and gynaecology from the famed Benares Hindu University.  A sponsorship from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists brought him to the UK in 1994 where he completed his specialty training.  He became a member of the Royal College in 1995 and in 1998 moved to London as a research fellow at St George’s to pursue his passion in the field of subfertility and ultrasound. Kamal’s special interests are in fertility treatment, oocyte donation and advanced ultrasound. He has published extensively in national and international journals as well as authoring chapters in textbooks.  He maintains a keen interest in teaching medical students and junior doctors and has completed a successful tenure as college tutor. Kamal was a founder member of the International Society for the Fallopian Tube and Reproductive Surgery (ISFT-RS) and has been a member of the executive since its inception.  He is an active member of the European Society for Human Fertility and Reproduction (ESHRE), the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (ISUOG) and the British Fertility Society (BFS). Kamal is the Medical Director of Concept Fertility.
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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 Pangilinan is currently the advisor of AOFOG Ultrasound Committee and has served AOFOG as Ultrasound Committee chair from 2017 to May 2022. At present she is the Section Head of the OB-GYN Ultrasound and Advanced Gynecologic Ultrasound of Rizal Medical Center, Philippines. She is also the vice-president of the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecologic Society Association of Government Institution ( POGS-POGI) and head of the Quality Assurance Committee of Rizal Medical Center OB-GYN Ultrasound faculty in St. Luke's Medical Center, QC and Valenzuela Medical Center, Philippines. She works in the Clinical Faculty at the College of Medicine, St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines.
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Prof. Ritsuko Kimata Pooh was born in Osaka, Japan in 1960. She graduated from Law Department of Keio University, Tokyo, and thereafter graduated from the Medical School of Tokushima University with social, legal and ethical viewpoints. After her graduation from medical school in 1990, she has dedicated most of her time to clinical research and investigation in fetal medicine and perinatology. She has especially introduced the most sophisticated fetal neuroimaging from 1996 by using transvaginal sonography, three dimensional ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. She established CRIFM clinical research institute of fetal medicine in Osaka in 2007. Her recent study of medullary vein development and neuronal migration disorder of fetal brain are worthy of note, and she received the Alfred Alfred Kratochwil Award at the ISUOG Congress in 2011, Lifetime achievement award in WCPM (World Congress in Perinatal Medicine) in 2015, and Sir William Liley medal in International Congress on Fetus as a Patient in 2016. Her remarkable research on fetal brain has been internationally approved by perinatologists as well as neurologists and neurosurgeons. She published more than 70 original scientific papers 150 review articles and the books; An Atlas of Fetal Central Nervous System, Diagnosis and Management in 2003, Fetal Neurology in 2009, Atlas of Advanced Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2015.

 Her early detection of fetal abnormalities in ‘Sonoembryology’ can be described as art of science in the uterus. Furthermore, she has been establishing a new field of Sonogenetics, combining detailed sonogram with cytogenetics and molecular genetics from 2009 and performing quite a number of invasive genetic procedures including more than 1,500s CVS and 300 amniocenteses per year. In the era of prenatal diagnoses with advanced molecular genetics and maternal serum with cfDNA, she has emphasized the importance of observing fetuses by ultrasound. She established the clinical genetic laboratory (Ritz Medical Clinical Lab.) in Osaka with the aim of ultimate sonogenetics in 2011. She has truly been one of the international executives in research as well as education in a field of perinatology.

Notable publications

Ritsuko K. Pooh, Kohei Shiota, Asim Kurjak. Imaging of the human embryo with magnetic resonance imaging microscopy and high-resolution transvaginal 3-dimensional sonography: human embryology in the 21st century. AJOG. 2011;204(1):77-9

POOH RK. Sonoembryology by 3D HDlive silhouette ultrasound - what is added by the "see-through fashion"? Journal of Perinatal Medicine. Mar 2016; 44(2): 139-48.

Country: Japan

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester, aneuploidy screening, fetal anomalies screening, fetal anomalies, 3D/4D ultrasound, early pregnancy, genetics, fetal brain (fetal neurology)

Languages: Japanese, English

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Dr Prathima is trained in Fetal Medicine from Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine at Kings College Hospital, London. Dr Prathima Radhakrishnan is the first Indian to get the Diploma in Fetal Medicine from the Fetal Medicine Foundation, UK. She is very passionate about fetal medicine and totally committed to the cause. Her special interest is in fetal therapy, early diagnosis of fetal abnormalities and pre-pregnancy counseling for fetal anomalies. She is Director and Consultant in Fetal Medicine at Bangalore Fetal Medicine Centre (BFMC), Consultant Fetal Medicine at IMA fetal care centres in Bangalore, Consultant Fetal Medicine at Manipal Hospitals Bangalore, Consultant in Fetal Medicine & Scientific Director, Lilac Insights.
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Aparna Ramachandran is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine subspecialty trainee and PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research interests include prediction of adverse pregnancy outcomes with a focus on preterm birth.
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Dr Regina Rosario Panlilio-Vitriolo is an Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines, College of Medicine and attending consultant at the UP-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) the premier medical school  and national university hospital in the Philippines respectively. She is a graduate of the UP College of Medicine and had her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology and her fellowship training in obstetrics and gynecological  ultrasound   at the UP-PGH. She was Chief of the Division of Ultrasound of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UP-PGH from 2007 to 2020. Prior to this, she also served as the division’s training officer for 7 years. Her expertise is on gynecologic ultrasound with special interest in oncology and female genital tract tuberculosis. She is currently the president of the Philippine Society of Gynecologic and Interventional Ultrasound Inc, an ultrasound society she established with 9 other gynecologic ultrasound experts that is focused on advanced gynecologic ultrasound and ultrasound guided gynecologic interventional procedures. She is also currently chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Marikina Valley Medical Center. She also had training in high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) at Chongquing and Suinning , China and at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
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ISUOG Advisory Group, Executive Committee, Finance & Risk Committee, Nominations Committee, Fetal MRI Focus Group, UOG Editorial Board

Prof. Laurent Salomon is a senior consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at Necker-Enfants-Malades Hospital and full professor at Paris Descartes University. His special interests are imaging technologies including MRI, Twins, Fetal surgery, Statistics, Teaching processes and Quality control. Laurent completed a PhD in Physics with distinction (Paris XI Sud, Science University – Orsay), applied to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the placenta.  He also completed a MSc in Medical Statistic with distinction at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Laurent is an associate director of a Master Degree in Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Medicine at Paris Descartes University. He is on the Editorial Board of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and involved in many committees and task forces of ISUOG. Laurent also serves on a regular basis as an expert for the National Agency for Biomedicine, French Health Authority and National Security Agency in Health Products, as well as for international research projects. 

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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Dr Filomena San Juan graduated as Doctor of Medicine, University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 1978. She gianed a PhD in Medical Science with training and researches on Trophoblastic Disease and OB GYN Ultrasound in 1990 at Kobe University, Japan. Throughout her career she has worked with several OBGYN societies in the Philippines. Dr San Juan was a Young Gynecologist Awardee for AOFOG, a Young Researcher Awardee for FIGO and a Ramon Lopez Awardee on Community Service and Acosta Sison Awardee for Research for the Philippines OB Gyn Society. She was an Outstanding Alumni Awardee in 2019 for the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Association and a Centennial Awardee for Women in Health Science given by the Philippines National Institute of Health. She was outstanding Congresswoman Awardee of the Republic of Philippines' Congress in 2002, 2003, 2004.
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Dr. Giulio A. Santoro, MD, Ph.D., was educated at the University of Naples and at the University of Siena, Italy. He is Chief of the Pelvic Floor Unit and Consultant General Surgeon and Colorectal Surgeon, I°Department of Surgery at Treviso Regional Hospital, Italy. He also holds academic appointments as Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery at University of Padua, Italy and Honorary Professor at Shandong University, China. Dr.Santoro is Director of the Italian School of Pelvic Floor Ultrasonography. He is board member of the Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery and member of the editorial board of World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Female Pelvic Medicine Reconstructive Surgery and Pelviperineology. He is also author of more then 200 chapters and articles published on peer-review journals as well as the author of three books. He was in the faculty of more than 300 international congresses, workshops and courses on imaging and management of Rectal Cancer, Benign Anorectal Diseases and Pelvic Floor Disorders.
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Sotirios is an Obstetrician Gynaecologist and Accredited Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. He holds an Honorary Clinical Lectureship at Imperial College London. Sotirios has previously served as a Deputy of the ESHRE Reproductive Surgery Special Interest Group and has co-authored Scientific Impact Papers and Guidelines for the RCOG, ESHRE and ESGE. For a number of years he has been on the faculty of Endoscopy and Ultrasound workshops for ESHRE and ESGE and has taught in MSc programmes in London, Hong Kong and Greece. He has a keen interest on the application of novel technologies and Artificial Intelligence in the field of reproductive healthcare and has recently completed an Executive Programme on Artificial Intelligence by MIT.
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Outreach Committee

Dr S.Suresh is the Managing Director of Mediscan Systems a tertiary referral centre for Fetal Medicine in India. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of O&G London (honoriscausa) and is actively involved in training over 4000 physicians from India and other countries in Ultrasound and Fetal Medicine for over 35 years. He has several publications to his credit and is involved in various Research projects in Fetal Medicine. He has set up the Birth Defects Registry of India which is recognized as a subnational registry by the WHO. He is the managing Trustee of Fetal Care Research Foundation a Charity organisation that aims to provide access to treatment options for the underprivileged. He is a recipient of several awards and was one of the earliest to set up a Fetoscopic surgical service in India.

He is a visiting Prof in Perinatology at the Sri Ramachandra Medical University and the Chief functionary of the Voluntary Health Services, a charitable hospital in Chennai which aims to achieve affordable quality health care for all .

Notable publications:

Radio frequency ablation in Complicated Monochorionic Pregnancy : Initial Experience DOI: 10; 1007/s/40556-017-0145 Journal of Fetal Medicine, 2017 Nov PP 1-6. Pm;ome [in;ocatopm 30th Nov 2017]

Suresh Seshadri; Down Syndrome Screening in India, Are we there yet? Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology India; 2017 Dec 17. 67(6) ; 393-399, Epub 2017 August 17 DOI : 10. 1007/S12098-017-2528-5

Country: India

Field: 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; multiple pregnancy; 3D & 4D ultrasound; fetal intervention procedure; early pregnancy; fetal growth. 

Languages: English

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Dr Mala Sibal is presently a consultant physician at the department of Fetal Medicine and Obstetric and Gynecological Ultrasound, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. She is also the course director and faculty member of the Gynecological Ultrasound online learning portal ‘’Gynecology Academy’’ (www.gynac.org).

She is the author of the book “Ultrasound in Gynecology: An Atlas and Guide” published by Springer in February 2017.

She is authorised by the IOTA steering committee to conduct IOTA certification programs both nationally and internationally. She is especially interested in Gynecological Ultrasound and has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences on this subject.

She has authored peer-reviewed journal articles on novel diagnostic ultrasound techniques in the American Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. She is also a principal investigator in the ongoing International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA 5 & 7) International Research Program.

Notable publications

Mala Sibal (2017). Ultrasound in Gynecology: An Atlas and Guide, Springer Verlag, Singapore.

 

Follicular Ring Sign: A Simple Sonographic Sign for Early Diagnosis of Ovarian Torsion; Sibal M; J Ultrasound Med. 2012 Nov;31(11):1803-9

 

Country: India

Field: Obstetrician and Gynecologist doing exclusive Fetal Medicine and Obstetric & Gynecological Ultrasound

Specialties: 3D/4D Ultrasound, Gynecological ultrasound, Gynecological oncology

Languages: English

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Country: The Philippines

Field: Obstetrics and Gynecology

"Considered as the leading medical and academic institution in the Philippines , St. Luke's Medical Center - Global City, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology provided the first ISUOG Approved course in the Philippines - an interactive and comprehensive entitled “4th International Congress, Advances &Innovations in OBGYN, A Global Perspective” ( February 11-13, 2015). This course had 301 delegates and brought in 224 new members to ISUOG. I'm honored by this new appointment- as one of the ISUOG Ambassadors to the Philippines and would like to thank ISUOG for their appreciation of our achievements and for this exciting yet challenging role. I'm looking forward to participate and provide significant contributions in the fulfillment of the Vision and Mission of ISUOG . We will gladly appreciate support for continuing medical education- through updates, research and workshops for the OBGYN specialists/ sub-specialists in our country which will further provide good clinical outcomes for the benefit of our patients."
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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 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, where he became Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Melbourne.

Later, 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 as the Head of the Ultrasound Service, Dapartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ribeirao Preoto, Medical School, University of Sao Paulo. Currently, he is the Acting Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit, Gold Coast University Hospital and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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.”

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
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Dr Clara Shek is Hong Kong Chinese. She moved to Australia in 2006 to undertake a PhD in Medicine with the University of Sydney. The subject of her thesis was the effect of childbirth on the pelvic floor. Apart from the effects of childbirth on pelvic floor structure and function, her research interest also includes pelvic floor ultrasound imaging and mesh and sling implants used in pelvic floor reconstructive surgery. She has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer reviewed articles. She has been invited to give talks and to run ultrasound workshop in China, Malaysia, Norway, Italy and Australia. She is currently Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology with the Western Sydney University. She has been serving as Associate Editor of the Ultrasound Journal in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2018. She is the current Chair of the IUGA (International Urogynecological Association) Pelvic Floor Imaging Special Interest Group.
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Department Chief, Dept. Obs/Gyn, Yun-Lin Branch, National Taiwan University Hospital
Head of labor ward, Dept. Obs/Gyn, Yun-Lin Branch, National Taiwan University Hospital.
Vice Secretary General, 2017 WFUMB
Assistant Professor in Dept. Obs/Gyn, National Taiwan University 

Notable publications:
Antenatal depiction of the fetal ear with three-dimensional ultrasonography, Shih JC, Shyu MK, Lee CN, Wu CH, Lin GJ, Hsieh FJ., Obstet Gynecol 1998 Apr;91(4):500-5.

Role of three-dimensional power Doppler in the antenatal diagnosis of placenta accreta: comparison with gray-scale and color Doppler techniques, Shih JC, Palacios Jaraquemada JM, Su YN, Shyu MK, Lin CH, Lin SY, Lee CN. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Feb;33(2):193-203.

Country/Region/Territory: Taiwain

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal heart, fetal anomalies screening, fetal anomalies, 3D/4D ultrasound, abnormally invasive placenta; placenta accreta, cesarean scar pregnancy

Languages: Mandarin, English

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Dr Tony Tan obtained his MBBS in National University of Singapore in 1993 and his specialist qualifications in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2000. He was further trained in fetal medicine including twin pregnancies at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London for a year till June 2003. He was a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the department of Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital till October 2006 and then Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Clinical Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Raffles Hospital from November 2006 to June 2019.  He has set up his own clinic "Tony Tan Women and Fetal Clinic" at Mount Alvernia Hospital from 1st July 2019.  He has also been appointed as the Medical Director, Alvernia Obstetric Screening Centre from the same date. He was President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore in 2013-2014 and Chairman, Maternal Fetal Medicine Committee of the Asia-Oceanic Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2013-2017.
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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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Dr Tran has been Senior Consultant in the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department of the FV Hospital since 2008. He has also been Senior Consultant in the Gynaecology & Obstetrics Department of the Tu Du Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, since 2005.
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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 Wah worked as a Consultant in the Prince of Wales Hospital and as an honorary professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She obtained the maternal-fetal-medicine subspecialist qualification in 2019 and a master's degree in medical genetics in 2022. She developed a strong interest in prenatal fetal diagnostic ultrasound throughout her clinical years. She started the first fetal neurosonography clinic in Hong Kong, co-led by Professor Liona Poon in recent years, striving to be a pioneer in the field of fetal neuroimaging.
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Dr. Wataganara is an Associate Professor and Chief of Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. He is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. His special research interest includes prenatal screening, diagnosis, and therapy, as well as preeclampsia prediction and prevention, with more than 100 publications in peer review journals. He has received an Outstanding Young Investigator Award from CNAPS III Meeting (USA, 2003), and Shan S. Ratnam Young Gynecologist Award from 20th AOCOG Meeting (Japan 2007). He is the President of Medical Ultrasonic Society of Thailand (2020-2023) and Co-Opted Councilor of Asian Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (AFSUMB). He is a deputy secretary-general of World Association of Perinatal Medicine (WAPM), an executive director of Ian Donald Inter-University School of Medical Ultrasound, an associate fellow of International Association of Perinatal Medicine (IAPM), and an executive board member of National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC). He is serving as editorial board member (fetal medicine) for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth and executive editor of Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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Prof. Hye-Sung Won is currently the chairperson of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center. She is a director of Fetal Treatment Center in Asan Medical Center.  Her special interests are Prenatal Diagnosis of fetal structural anomalies, Fetal Cardiology, Twins, Fetal Surgery and Fetal Interventional Procedures. She established the first Fetal Treatment Center in South Korea, which has been leading the diagnosis and treatment of fetal structural anomaly.

Professor Won is the President of the Korean Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (KSUOG) and the Chair of Fetal Assessment and Management Committee at Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Professor Won, as the leader in maternal fetal medicine on Korean society, promotes research and education in ultrasound and is actively involved in supporting and connecting many other institutions together.

Hye-Sung Won is also a leading clinician of the largest Fetal Treatment Center in Korea and there making clinical and academic progresses of fetal diagnosis and therapy possible to develop further both nationally and internationally. She is exceptional in making diagnoses for cardiac abnormality including rare diseases, which is a very important part of perinatal counselling and management. She is the first clinician to do balloon aortic valvuloplasty for a fetus with severe aortic valve stenosis at 29 weeks of gestation in Korea. Moreover, she is specialized in prenatal diagnosis for various fetal disease and fetal therapy including shunt operation, fetal transfusion, radiofrequency ablation and fetoscopic laser surgery. She made over 500 cases of shunt operation for fetal pleural effusion, ascites, and lower urinary tract obstruction since 1999. She had done more than 200 cases of fetoscopic laser surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, and the results showed high survival rate.

Country: Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Field: Obstetrics, Maternal-Fetal-Medicine

Specialties: Prenatal diagnosis; Fetal anomalies; Fetal cardiology; Fetal therapy; Fetal interventional procedures

Languages:  Korean, English

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Hian Yan Dan Voon is an obstetrician & gynaecologist at the Sarawak General Hospital and an adjunct lecturer with Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. He is a Maternal Fetal Medicine subspecialist having completed his training in Kuching and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. He is passionate about teaching medical students, trainees and above all, himself during the process.
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ISUOG Trustee (2013-2019), 2018 ISUOG World Congress Chair, Outreach Committee

Prof. George SH Yeo is a Fetal Medicine specialist at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), Singapore. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Singapore in 1975, became a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, in 1996 and a Fellow of College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Singapore in 2004. He led the development of Maternal Fetal Medicine subspecialty in KKH and has been the Head of Obstetric Ultrasound and Prenatal Diagnosis since 1993. He established the screening of beta Thalassaemia and the combined First Trimester Screening in Singapore.

Prof. Yeo is also a Professor of OBGYN at the Duke-NUS School of Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He is head of the Maternal Fetal Section of the College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Singapore. He has more than 160 papers in indexed journals and speaks regularly to schools as well as national and international conferences. He also has a RG Score of 39.30 and Google Scholar citations of 5535. 

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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ISUOG Advisory Group, Bids Committee, BT Task Force, UOG Social Media Editor

Dr Aly Youssef was a resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alexandria University, Egypt until 2006. He worked as a trainee in the Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine Unit, Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy from 2008 to 2013, where he became a consultant since 2015. He has published over 120 academic papers in peer-reviewed journals mainly in the field of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and ultrasound evaluation of the pelvic floor.
 
Languages: English; Italian; Arabic; French
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Dr. Bohyon Yun M.D., PhD. is an associate professor at the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. She has been actively working at Severance Children's Hospital, launching the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) clinic in 2016. Dr. Yun joined as a visiting scholar in the PAG lab (PI: Dr. Veronica Gomez-Lobo) at NIH/NICHD, Bethesda, MD, the USA in 2021, collaborating with them since then. She is actively involving the Fertility clinic (Fertility preservation and ART), and the PAG clinically. Her main research interests are endometriosis, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and fertility preservation.
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