Registration for Ultrasound Essentials 2023 is NOW OPEN. ISUOG and the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) present a FREE two-day online event for all clinicians working in lower resource settings on 3-4 February 2023.

Following the tremendous success of Ultrasound Essentials 2022, ISUOG is delighted to announce that we are once again working with FMF to hold Ultrasound Essentials 2023. In 2022 we had over 8,000 registrations from 92 countries with more than 60% of participants attending from Africa. 
Co-chaired by Tom Bourne and Kypros Nicolaides, Ultrasound Essentials 2023 aims to cover all the important areas of the use of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology from basic concepts to more specialist application, led by a panel of experts from across the world.
Registration is now open. Registration for and access to this event is only possible for those currently residing and working in lower resource countries as defined by research4life, and southern Africa. Those currently residing and working in countries not included on this list will be unable to register for or access the event.
The course will be recorded. Recordings are available on-demand for registered delegates for three (3) months after the course on the live streaming website.
Please note, if you are from a lower resource country as defined by research4life, or southern Africa, but not currently residing and working there, you will be unable to register for the event or access the meeting. ISUOG is unable to make exceptions in this regard.
Don't miss out, register your place today.  

Certificates of attendance

Please note that Attendance Certificates are not available for this event. 


Day 1 – Gynecology and early pregnancy
Time: 08:00 – 20:30 GMT
The first day will be chaired by Prof. Tom Bourne and focus on gynecology and early pregnancy. Day 1 will also include an evening session on maternal mortality and morbidity.
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Day 2 – Obstetrics 
Time: 08:00 – 17:30 GMT
The obstetrics program will be chaired by Prof. Kypros Nicolaides and Prof. Liona Poon with a focus on the following topics:
  • Multiple pregnancy
  • Placenta accreta spectrum disorder
  • Ultrasound on the labor ward
  • First trimester scan
  • Screening and prevention of preterm birth
  • Screening and prevention of pre-eclampsia
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Fetal neurosonography
  • Use of ultrasound for the management of PPH
  • How to maintain ultrasound machines and disinfect transducers
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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

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

Professor Tom Bourne was ISUOG President between 2020 and 2022 and is curently 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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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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Faculty members

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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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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Maya Al-Memar is a Consultant Gynaecologist at Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust, with specialist clinical interests in complex benign gynaecology, acute diagnostic services including early pregnancy and acute gynaecology, rapid access for suspected gynaecological cancer, and paediatric & adolescent gynaecology. She completed her training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in North-West London including specialty training at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, and St Mary’s Hospital. Having worked in the largest gynaecology & reproductive medicine service in London at Imperial, she has experience in managing complex patients. Her focus is to provide the best possible care for women using high quality diagnostics ultrasound skills to streamline care. She graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine with first class honours in 2007, where she also completed her PhD and is now an honorary clinical lecturer. She is widely published in peer-reviewed journals. She currently has on-going research projects in the fields of early pregnancy, miscarriage, ovarian cysts and use of ultrasound to improve diagnosis of ovarian masses.

Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Specialties: Early pregnancy and gynaecology imaging, adnexal masses, paediatric and adolescent gynaecology

Languages: English, Arabic


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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. Amar Bhide, MD, PhD, FRCOG

Amar Bhide is currently a Consultant in Obstetrics and fetal Medicine at the St. George’s Hospital in London, United Kingdom. He is the lead for the Day Assessment Unit and a honorary Reader at St. George’s University of London. He is the co-director of the MFM sub-speciality program. He is the Deputy Chief Editor for Acta Obstetricia Gynecologica Scandinavica (AOGS) and member of the editorial board for two other journals.

His research interests are in placental physiology and pathology, hypoxaemia and fetal cardiac function. His clinical interests are in invasive prenatal diagnosis and therapy, multiple pregnancy and problems with fetal growth. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed articles and many book chapters. He has co-authored five books.  

Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics

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

Languages: English

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2020 Virtual Congress Technical Congress Chair; Education Committee & Task Forces, Executive, Finance, Honours and Nominations Committees; Education Task Forces, UOG Editorial Board

Prof. dr. C.M. (Katia) Bilardo is Professor of Fetal Medicine at UMCG in the Netherlands and is an expert on ultrasound and invasive prenatal diagnosis. 

Caterina (Katia) M. Bilardo was born in Savigliano (Piedmont), Italy. After completing
cum laude in 1983 the Medical studies and the Specialization in Obstetrics and
Gynaecology at the University of Turin, she trained as Fellow in Prenatal Diagnosis and
Fetal Medicine (1985- 1989) at King’s College Hospital, London, where she worked
under the supervision of Prof. S. Campbell and Prof. K. N. Nicolaides.

Since 1989 she has relocated to the Netherlands where she has worked as Consultant
and Head of the Prenatal Diagnosis Department at the Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam (1992-2010). From 2010 to 2017 she has worked as Head of the Fetal
Medicine Department at the University Medical Center Groningen where, in 2011, she
has been appointed Professor in Fetal Medicine. Since October 2017 she has moved
with the same position to the Amsterdam UMC, location VU Medical Center in
Amsterdam, where she has also been appointed as Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology
and Fetal Medicine. In the Netherlands she has been President of the Dutch Working
Party for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is currently member of the
Committee Prenatal Screening of the National Health Council.

Since 2007 she is in the Editorial Board of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Since 2009 she is Board member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics
and Gynecology (ISUOG). Between 2013-2017 she was Chair of the Education
Committee within ISUOG. And in 2018-2020 she has been President of the same

She has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and supervised numerous PhD students.
In 2021 she was bestowed the Stuart Campbell award for Education.

Research Areas
• Doppler study of the utero-placental and fetal circulation (chief researcher
Truffle study)
• Fetal dysmorphology ( 2D and 3D studies)
• First and second trimester ultrasound screening for aneuploidies
• First trimester ultrasound
• Psychological aspects of Screening
• Fetal cardiology

Field: Obstetrics

Country: The Netherlands

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; 3D & 4D ultrasound; genetics

Languages: English; Italian; French; Dutch

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Dr. Bryden is a family physician who completed a fellowship in maternal-child health including obstetric imaging currently based in Everett, Washington, USA.  He is faculty for the Sea Mar Community Health Center Family Medicine Residency and University of Washington Clinical Faculty.  From 2018-2020 he worked as a consultant family physician and faculty for the LeBoHA Family Medicine Specialty Training Program in Lesotho. While working in Lesotho Dr. Bryden ran a busy obstetric ultrasound clinic serving the northern region of Lesotho and continue to teach family physicians and medical officers in Lesotho obstetric ultrasound.  He has served on the ISUOG outreach program in Rwanda and continues to be involved globally in teaching obstetric and point of care ultrasound.
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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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Chikondi is a doctoral fellow in the Global maternal health group at the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Program. She has a background in Public Health and Medicine.
She has dedicated her PhD to addressing a critical global health gap, understanding maternal infections and their impact on health outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hence, she is part of the Maternal Surveillance platform team in Malawi, an online national maternal surveillance system (MATSurvey platform) for capturing data on the direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 on maternal and neonatal outcomes. An initiative that leaves an important legacy; that data on adverse maternal outcomes beyond those caused by COVID-19 are now electronically recorded and rapidly accessible in an LMIC in SSA. She looks forward to learning and networking during the joint ISUOG and FMF meeting.
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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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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 Conrado 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, London, UK.
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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Outreach Committee

Country: Nigeria

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal ultrasound, Obstetric Dopplers; Ultrasound education.

Language: English

Dr Ehigha Enabudoso obtained his medical degree and had his residency training at the University of Benin and the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria respectively. He had his training in Fetal Medicine and OBGYN Ultrasound at the Tygerberg Academic Hospital, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He is a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons and the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. He is an examiner and a member of the Faculty Board of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. He has certifications from the Fetal Medicine Foundation in various aspects of Fetal Ultrasound and Obstetric Doppler Ultrasound.

Through the Fetal Diagnostic and Ultrasound Center in Nigeria and collaborating with other organizations, Dr Enabudoso has run the ISUOG endorsed Fetal Medicine and OBGYN Ultrasound workshop since 2014. This has trained hundreds of healthcare practitioners in and around West Africa and has also facilitated livestreaming of many ISUOG courses in Nigeria. He has also been involved in the HealthyMagination Mother and Child Initiative (HMCI) of the GE Healthcare and USAID as master trainer to train Community Midwives on limited basic ultrasound scan for healthcare service in rural Nigeria.

His more recent research area is in advancing ultrasound in LMICs. He is presently working on tools for competence assessment in basic ultrasound. Two recent related publications include:

  • Enabudoso E, Adams OH. An international standard fetal ultrasound training programme organized in a low resource setting: The ISUOG‑Benin City experience. Trop J Obstet Gynaecol. 2016: 33(3); 292-296
  • Ehigha Enabudoso, Osikhueme H Adams. Organizing an international-standard obstetric ultrasound training program in a low-resource setting. IJGO. 2017: 136(1); 102-104.

Dr Enabudoso has been involved in various medical outreach programmes mainly in West Africa. He works presently as Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of Benin and the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria. He worked recently too as Associate Clinical Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, USA in the World Bank collaborative programme at the Liberia-Japanese Friendship Hospital, Monrovia-Liberia (2019).

He hopes to use his interest, passion and experience to assist in furthering the growth and scope of the ISUOG outreach programme in LMICs.

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Dr Luis A Gadama is an Obstetrician Gynaecologist from the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences in Blantyre Malawi. His main core responsibilities are teaching undergraduate and postgraduate maternal reproductive health students, clinical service provision and conducting research that drives into policy. He is currently instrumental in improving obstetric and gynae scans to postgraduate students as well as training and mentoring midwives in conducting basic obstetric scans (dating, presence of fetal heart rate, fetal presentation and liquor volume) at primary health care level facilities. This innovation is one of the ways in improving early initiation of antenatal care in Malawi and also an intrinsic motivator for the midwives to attain a lifelong skill as long as they are in practice.

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Prof Galadanci is the founding Director of ACEPHAP, a World Bank funded Africa Center of Excellence to strengthen inter-disciplinary evidence-informed policy development in West and Central Africa. she has established a research network and delivered over 20 studies with WHO, Mac Arthur Foundation, FIGO, MRC, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
She has trained and mentored over 600 medical students, residents, and postgraduate students and has published over 90 articles in peer reviewed journals. She has extensive experience in working and conducting projects with WHO, USAID, UNICEF, UNFPA and MNCH2.
She is an inspiring model for women, particularly women clinical academics, being the first female obstetrician to be trained in the Kano region and has won multiple awards for her leading work in maternal health in Nigeria.
 She has served as a member in several initiatives and working groups including the TETFUND NRF and RDSC committee.
She has a Bachelor’s in Medicine and Surgery from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, a Masters in Reproductive Health and Sexual Health Research from University College London and a Diploma from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. A Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons and Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology United Kingdom.
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Full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospital of Parma where he is the Chairman of the Unit.

Country: Italy
Field: Obstetrics and Maternal/Fetal Medicine
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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Prof. Wolfgang Henrich is a Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics as well as Head of the Department of Obstetrics at Charite' - University Medical Center in Berlin, Germany.

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

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

Notable publications:

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

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

Country: Germany

Field: Obstetrics

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

Languages: English; German

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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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Professor Huirne is a Gynaecologist and senior researcher at the Amsterdam University Medical Center (VUmc), Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She leads the Uterine Repair Center (URC) at the VUmc. This center serves women suffering non-cancerous gynaecological disorders, such as myomas, adenomyosis, niches or congenital uterine abnormalities.
She specialises in minimally invasive treatments of uterine abnormalities. She has been involved in the development of various new diagnostic techniques and treatments for uterine abnormalities, and founded the European expert group on uterine abnormalities.
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Prof Rasha Kamel is currently a Professor of Ob/Gyn, Cairo University Hospitals, Consultant of fetal medicine, CAIFM, where she teaches undergraduates, postgraduates and ultrasound specialists.
She supervises management of inpatients and labour ward patients as well as minimal and major surgical procedures carried out in the university hospitals.
She organises basic and advanced ultrasound teaching courses as well as specialised courses.
Her work also entails research and currently conducting various projects with international bodies.

Notable Publications:

How reliable is fetal occiput and spine position assessment prior to induction of labor? Kamel R, Youssef A. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jun 26. doi: 10.1002/uog.19169. [Epub ahead of print]

Three-dimensional sonohysterography compared with vaginoscopic hysteroscopy for evaluation of the uterine cavity in patients with recurrent implantation failure in in vitro fertilization cycles. Negm SM, Kamel RA, Abuhamila FA. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2012;19:503-508

Country: Egypt

Field: Obstetrics; Gynecology; 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; Multiple Pregnancy; 3D/4D Ultrasound; Preeclampsia; Early Pregnancy; Gynecological Ultrasound; Reproductive Medicine; Preterm Delivery; Fetal Growth; Ultrasound on the labour ward

Languages: English; Arabic; French

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Ms Kirk is a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal Free Hospital, London.   She is the clinical lead for Early Pregnancy and Emergency Gynaecology.
Ms Kirk is passionate about driving advances in her field and worked as a research fellow for many years. She has published extensively in established research journals on many different areas of early pregnancy, with more than 50 publications. She holds a number of leading positions including Coordinator of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Special Interest Group in Early Pregnancy, Executive member of the Association of Early Pregnancy Units and a medical advisor to the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust.
Miss Kirk is also very involved with teaching and frequently lectures on different aspects of early pregnancy. She co-organises the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists advanced training skill course on Early Pregnancy and Emergency Gynaecology. She regularly lectures on gynaecological ultrasound courses.
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Chiara Landolfo, Italian MD and PhD, French and English-speaking, is a consultant Gynaecological Oncologist Surgeon at Imperial College London. She completed her training at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (Italy), combining her education at Policlinico Sant’Orsola Malpighi (Bologna) by also working at CHU Saint-Pierre in Brussels and KU Leuven (Belgium). With a special interest in gynaecologic ultrasonography, she joined the International Ovarian Tumour Analysis group (IOTA), one of the largest multicentric diagnostic trials on ovarian tumours in the world. She worked together with Prof D. Timmerman at KU Leuven, Prof T. Bourne at Imperial College London and Prof A. Testa at Gemelli Hospital in Rome. She is active in research on gynaecologic ultrasound, translational analyses and artificial intelligence. She also contributes to the International Endometrial Tumour Analysis (IETA) and the Morphological Uterus Sonographic Assessment (MUSA) studies. She is member of ISUOG, SIEOG (Italian Society of Ultrasound in Gynaecology and Obstetrics), and ESGO (European Society of Gynaecological Oncology). Chiara is an active member of the ISUOG Clinical Standards Committee and of the ISUOG Task Force for the Basic Training in Gynaecology. She also collaborates to VISUOG project , and worked as a member of the ISUOG Next Generation group. She regularly takes part in education, scientific presentations and courses on gynaecologic ultrasound at national and international conferences.
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Perinatal Doppler and Vascular Focus Group (Chair), ISUOG Advisory Group, UOG Editorial Board

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

Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics

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

Language: English

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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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Professor David Lissauer is NIHR Professor of Global Maternal and Fetal Health, based in Blantyre Malawi, at the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Clinical Research Programme (MLW) and University of Liverpool. He leads the maternal health group and the Maternal and Child Health Theme at MLW, with a portfolio of research particularly focussed on the problem of maternal immunity, infections and sepsis. He works clinically as an obstetrician at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi having completed sub-specialist training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine in the UK.
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Samuel Meja is an Obstetrician Gynaecologist from Malawi working in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at Kamuzu University of Health sciences. His work involves clinical care and research, particularly in clinical obstetrics and ultrasound use in low resource setting. He also has an interest in gynecologic oncology.

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Dr. Nuruddin Mohammed is an Associate Professor and Consultant Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan. He obtained his medical degree and postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Pakistan and subsequently completed 3 years of Clinical Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine from National University Hospital, Singapore. Dr. Nuruddin attained Master of Science (Clinical Sciences) and PhD from National University of Singapore and Diploma in Advanced Obstetrics Ultrasound from Joint Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecolgists/Royal College of Radiologists. He also completed his Postdoctoral Research and Clinical Fellowship training at the Fetal Medicine Foundation Barcelona, Spain.

Dr. Nuruddin is presently serving as the Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit and Director Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He initiated the clinical service of genetic sonography and first trimester screening for preeclampsia in Pakistan. As the founding President of the Pakistan Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Society and Director of the DOHaD research group at Aga Khan University, he introduced DOHaD concept locally. He is currently serving at the International DOHaD Society as its Council member, Low-middle income Country Representative and as Chair of its Education Subcommittee. 

Dr. Nuruddin is the recipient of several awards and accolades including Mobil-National University of Singapore (NUS) Scholarship, NUS-Postgraduate Research Scholarship and Aga Khan University Dean award for pursuance of higher degrees. He has been nominated twice as a Star Faculty in the Dean digital magazine of the Aga Khan University. His DOHaD research group has received the best research group award twice at the Aga Khan University in 2018 and 2021.
Dr. Nuruddin research interest is in preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction and fetal origins of health and disease. He is passionate about imparting training of obstetric ultrasound skills in remote areas of Pakistan and is actively engaged with ISUOG for implementation of the outreach program.

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MD, PhD is a gynecologist at Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, IRCCS, in Rome. She is involved in clinical research in the field of ultrasound and gynecologic onco


Developing and validating ultrasound-based radiomics models for predicting high-risk category in endometrial cancer patients (OC10.01) Presenter F. Moro, Italy. See the abstract being presented at 1:15PM on 16th October.

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Placenta accreta spectrum clinic, Fundación Valle de Lili, Colombia, South America.

Albaro Nieto Calvache is an obstetrician specialising in intensive care and teaching. He works in Colombia, South America and in recent years he has focused on the study of placenta accreta Spectrum (PAS), with special interest in its diagnosis and treatment in settings with limited resources. His preferred study topic is PAS and most of his publications deal with collaborations between hospitals, education in PAS surgical technique and the problems inherent to this condition treatment in LMIC. Dr Calvache currently leads the placenta accreta spectrum clinic at Fundacion Valle de Lili, in Colombia and is part of the Latin American group for the study of PAS, as well as the international society for placenta accreta Spectrum (ISPAS) and the Panamerican society for placenta accreta Spectrum (PAS-2).
He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Amsterdam and his thesis is about the utility of telemedicine in PAS.
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Dr. Lisa Noguchi is a certified nurse-midwife, infectious disease epidemiologist, and Certified Professional in Patient Safety. Her 24+ years of experience includes clinical practice in a range of rural and urban hospital settings, clinical and implementation research, and health systems support in the Americas, Asia, and Africa. She obtained her PhD in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and MSN from University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Noguchi currently serves as Director for Maternal Newborn Health at Jhpiego, the global health implementation arm of JHU. She recently served as Zika Response Team Lead for USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, where she co-led a five-country assessment of obstetric ultrasound capacity. She is Jhpiego’s Research Director for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ARC network, which is supporting implementation research on feasibility of introducing point-of-care ultrasound into antenatal care in Malawi. Dr. Noguchi has served on the WHO Antenatal Care Guideline Development Group and WHO Perinatal Guidelines Executive Steering Group. She has published research and commentary in a range of journals, including Gates Open Research, Birth Defects Research, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Malaria Journal, AJOG, Journal of Infectious Diseases, The Lancet HIV, The Lancet, and New England Journal of Medicine.
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Dr Alex Novak is a Clinical Research Fellow working at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He has taken time out of Obstetrics and Gynaecology training to focus on ultrasound and research, concentrating on early pregnancy and uterine niche. He is working under the supervision of Professor Tom Bourne, chair in Gynaecology at Imperial College London.
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A health systems researcher and a tenure track fellow at the University of Liverpool in the Department of Women's and Children's Health and  based in Malawi. She is also a faculty member of the Department of Health Systems and Policy at Kamuzu University of Health Sciences in malawi. She teaches and supervises students’ research projects that are primarily on health systems and policy.  Her research interests are in Health Systems and Implementation Science Research with a focus on health service delivery including quality management.  Her areas of interest are HIV and AIDS across different populations, Malaria, and Maternal and Newborn Health. She is co-leading an NIHR funded project that aims at improving the quality of maternal and newborn health in Malawi and Zambia.  Linda has a Ph.D. in Health Systems and Policy from the University of Malawi (UNIMA); and is a trained Registered Nurse and Midwife. Linda has vast experience in health systems strengthening including improving delivery of health services and application of quality management techniques. She has published over 60 research articles in peer reviewed journals and also a chapter in a book on systems thinking in Global Health. She currently serves as an Academic Editor  for both PLoS One and PLoS Global Public Health. 
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Prof. Dario Paladini is currently the Head of the Fetal Medicine and Surgery Unit at G. Gaslini Children's Hospital in Genova, Italy.
Prof Paladini has  had several roles in ISUOG over the years: Education committee chair and member, Course co-chair, Board member, member of the Outreach committee, nomination committee, CSC committee, Fetal heart task force, CNS guidelines task force (chair). He was awarded the Stuart Campbell Award in 2011 and he is now Chair of the Stuart Campbell award committee.
Prof. Paladini has published > 200 original papers in high IF peer-review journals and led and was involved in hundreds of training courses and congresses worldwide.
Country: Italy
Field: Gynecology; Obstetrics
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T2; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; 3D & 4D ultrasound; fetal surgery; gynecological ultrasound.
Languages: English; Italian; Spanish
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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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Outreach Committee

Theodora Pepera was born in Ghana.

She began her medical career in London, qualifying from the Royal Free Hospital Medical School in Hampstead. She undertook basic and higher training at Teaching hospitals, mainly in London and was then appointed a Consultant Gynaecologist and Colposcopist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

At the end of 2013, Dr Pepera stepped down from full-time NHS employment and has been involved in teaching in Volunteer programmes Ghana, particularly in the field of cervical cancer prevention and women’s ultrasound.

She has been an ISUOG Outreach Volunteer Trainer since 2015, serving on Programmes in Ghana and Rwanda, and as an Observer in Oman.

She is an accredited member and trainer of the British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and developing Colposcopy Training Courses for Ghanaian Doctors and Nurses.

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Zahida is an Associate Professor at the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nairobi.
She has a vast amount of experience working in the area of maternal fetal medicine, especially around postpartum haemorrhage and has been involved in several international research activities for prevention and treatment of PPH. In addition she has been involved in guideline development with WHO for various clinical conditions.
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Ahmad Sayasneh completed his training in gynaecological oncology at the Hammersmith Hospital, London Deanery. Having completed his MD (Res), he has was appointed as an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the Imperial College London in 2015.
In 2007 he joined the national training programme in obstetrics and gynaecology in the Eastern Deanery, UK and completed the advanced training modules accredited by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
Ahmad was accredited as a colposcopist by the British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP) in 2010.
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Dr Dominique Van Schoubroeck completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the KU Leuven (Belgium) and at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). After two postgraduate years at the Unit of Obstetrical and Gynaecologic Ultrasound of the University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Hospital (South-Africa) she moved back to Belgium where she was appointed at the University Hospital Gasthuisberg in Leuven at the Unit of Obstetrical and Gynaecologic Ultrasound and Foetal Surgery.

She defended her PhD thesis at the KU Leuven on the role of ultrasonography in female fertility investigation.
Currently her main topics of interest are ultrasound scanning in female fertility exploration including endometriosis and congenital uterine anomalies, early pregnancy and first trimester screening.
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Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Services Institute of Medical Sciences/Services Hospital Lahore, Pakistan

Born in 1961, Rubina Sohail's primary education started in Lahore. She graduated in 1985 from Allam Iqbal Medical College, Lahore. Since 1985, she has been working in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Rubina started work as a professor in 2009 at Post Graduate Medical College (PGMI). She has experience working with development partners, NGOs and government organisations for improvement of maternal and neonatal health (UNICEF, JHPIEGO, White Ribbon Alliance, population planning department, Green Star, PDSSP- Punjab Devolved Social Services Program, Rahnuma, MAP, PAPAC, LHW program, Punjab Aids Control Program and MNCH program).
Area of Interest: Maternal Mortality Reduction, Contraception, High Risk Pregnancy, Medical Education, Women Sexual and Reproductive Health.
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Dr Srdjan Saso is a Gynaecological (Cancer) Surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London. Dr Saso is a great believer in translational clinical and academic work and projects that have the potential for ‘cross-fertilisation’ between medical and non-medical specialties. His main academic and clinical interest lies in gynaecological surgery (cancer and non-cancer) and the diagnostic application of ultrasound, with a particular focus on fertility-sparing surgery and oncofertility in general. Hence, the management of gynaecological issues in women who have not started or completed their families.

His other main research themes focus on the growing influence of Artificial Intelligence (and technology in general) in gynaecology. He is currently a PI on a machine learning and ovarian cancer diagnosis project. In addition, he is co-Principal Investigator on a point-of-care ovarian cancer diagnostic tool project and a co-Investigator on a project developing biomaterials strategies for preventing endometrial fibrosis and promoting endometrial regeneration.

Country: United Kingdom

Field: Gynaecological Surgery and Oncology, Ultrasound Diagnostics

Specialties: Gynaecological Surgery, Gynaecological Cancers, Oncofertility, Fertility-sparing Surgery, IOTA, Ultrasound Diagnostics

Languages: English, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, French

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Honorary Reader at St George's University of London

Abdul H Sultan is a Consultant Obstetrician and UroGynaecologist with a special interest in  Pelvic Floor and Anal Sphincter Dysfunction at Croydon University Hospital, London and is Honorary Reader at the St George’s University of London. He trained and worked in South Africa, conducted training workshops in India and operated in fistula camps in Uganda, He completed his postgraduate training at St George’s Hospital with Professor Stuart Stanton. His research at St Mark’s and the Homerton Hospitals involved studying the effects of childbirth on the anal sphincters. This led to a landmark paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine and to a Doctorate. His pioneering work highlighted the deficiencies in training of doctors and midwives in detecting and repairing obstetric injuries to the anal sphincter.
He is the co-director of a tertiary referral urogynaecology Unit at Croydon University Hospital with subspecialty training and has an active research programme. He has over 250 publications in journals and textbook chapters. He has co-produced the first comprehensive textbook on perineal and anal sphincter trauma and just published the textbook on Pelvic Floor Disorders (2021). He is the co-director of the popular Perineal Trauma and Pelvic Floor Ultrasound courses since 2000. He has been awarded the prestigious overall “UK Hospital Doctor of the Year” award and is the recipient of the Croydon Medical Society Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Society of Urogynaecology Lifetime Achievement Award, and the RCOG Travelling Sims Black Professorship. In recognition of the education and training done in Ireland, he was awarded the Hon. FRCPI degree.
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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 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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ISUOG Trustee (2011-2019), ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Editorial Board of UOG, VISUOG Task Force, Governance group

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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Prof. Angela Ranzini is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and full professor of Reproductive Biology at Case Western Reserve University. Her special interests include anomaly identification, prediction of prematurity, Twins, Teaching processes and Quality control. Angela completed her MD at Medical College of Virginia (VCU), her Ob/Gyn residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY and her Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. 

Angela is the Director of the Fetal Diagnostic Center at the MetroHealth System and the  Program Director for the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the MetroHealth/Case Western Reserve University joint fellowship with University Hospitals. She is a Fellow member of AIUM and is a  reviewer for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. She is currently the Chair of the Education Committee, the Project Lead for the Rwanda Outreach program and serves as the VISUOG Abdomen section editor. She has been involved in many Committees and Task Forces of ISUOG.

Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics; Imaging; Fetal Medicine

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

Languages: English

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Basic Training Task Force

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist from Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá – Colombia), Clinical Epidemiologist from Universidad del Rosario and Universidad CES, Sub-Specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine from Universidad del Rosario and Diploma in Fetal Medicine and Fetal Surgery from the Fetal Medicine Foundation – Kings College Hospital (London – UK).
She has special interest in clinical research, teaching and coordination of projects in the area of fetal medicine and high-risk obstetrics. Lecturer in international conferences and seminars, faculty of the different certification courses in obstetric ultrasound and training courses in obstetric emergencies.
Coordinator of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit at Clinica del Prado, Medellin – Colombia. She works as Maternal Fetal Specialist and researcher at SURA and Universidad CES – Medellín - Colombia.
Member of the ISUOG Basic Training Task Force and Vice chair of the FIGO Preterm Birth Committee. She co-directs FUNDARED-MATERNA in Colombia a Foundation dedicated to capacity building and development of implementation research in Obstetrics, Gynecology and in Reproductive Health.
Country: Colombia

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal echo/ cardiology

Languages: English; Spanish
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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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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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