Las clases magistrales regionales de la ISUOG precederán al Congreso Nacional de obstetricia y ginecología de la FECOLSOG y tendrán lugar el 22 de mayo de 2024 en el Hotel Las Américas, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

The ISUOG Regional Masterclasses will precede the FECOLSOG National Congress on Obstetrics and Gynecology and will take place on May 22, 2024 in the Hotel Las Américas, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
La ISUOG se complace en asociarse con la FECOLSOG (la Federación Colombiana de obstetricia y ginecología) para impartir clases magistrales regionales antes de su congreso anual. Las clases magistrales tendrán lugar el 22 de mayo de 2024 antes del Congreso Nacional de Obstetricia y Ginecología de FECOLSOG que se celebrará del 23 al 25 de mayo de 2024 y se impartirán en persona, exclusivamente en español.
ISUOG is delighted to partner with FECOLSOG (the Colombian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology) to deliver regional masterclasses ahead of their annual congress. The masterclasses will take place on 22 May 2024 before the FECOLSOG National Congress on Obstetrics and Gynecology on 23-25 May 2024 and will be delivered in person, in Spanish only.

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Presidente del curso

Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Baylor College of Medicine

Dr Sanz Cortes current academic position is in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas), as an Associate Professor.  She is a fetal surgeon at Texas Children's Hospital providing care for patients who receive any fetal intervention from the time of pre-surgical evaluation, surgery and until delivery. Part of her clinical care is also dedicated to the management of the fetal neurosonology clinic at the same center.  She is also very invested in multiple research projects related to fetal conditions that require utero therapy from a multidisciplinary approach and with particular emphasis on advanced imaging techniques.  She is passionate about research mentorship, education, development of biomedical devices and innovation.  One of the main focus of her research has been dedicated to understanding the effects of fetal spina bifida repair and its minimally invasive approach, leading initiatives such as the International Consortium for Fetoscopic Myelomeningocele Repair.  

Other current affiliations that she holds are:  Member of the Steering Committee of Texas Children's Hospital Fetal Center, Steering Committee of the North American Fetal Therapy Network, Scientific Committee of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG), part of the Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Prenatal Diagnosis journal editorial boards.


Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

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

Languages: English; Spanish

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Subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine, PhD in Fetal Medicine from the Fetal I&D Medicine Research Center and FetalMed PhD, the only worldwide consortium developed in three centers of excellence in fetal and perinatal medicine in Europe: Barcelona (Spain), Leuven (Belgium) and Lund (Sweden). Associate Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine/Gynecology & Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia. Has a large experience in translational research with emphasis on biomarkers in several pregnancy complications, such as preterm labor, placental pathology, prevention of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. As a result of this research, he has published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed international journals. Committed to an academic career, is a member of the N-Gen committee and of the Symposium Advisory Group LATAM-2022 for ISUOG. Serves as a reviewer in international scientific journals in Gynecology and Obstetrics. 
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Executive Committee, Finance & Risk Committee, Courses Sub-Committee, Twins Special Interest Group, Doppler Special Interest Group

Prof. Asma Khalil is a Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine at St George’s University Hospital (University of London). She is a subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, specialising in scanning women and babies with complications in pregnancy. She is the lead for the Multiple Pregnancy service at St George’s Hospital, the referral unit for the South West London region, but also cares for women with low risk pregnancies.

Prof. Khalil gained her MD at the University of London in 2009 following two years’ research into pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure in pregnancy). She also has a Masters degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and an MRC scholarship. She has published more than 45 peer reviewed research papers in medical journals, and many review articles and book chapters. She has been awarded many research prizes, at both national and international meetings.

Her research interests include hypertensive disease in pregnancy, multiple pregnancy, and other complications of pregnancy.

You can follow her on twitter @ProfAsmaKhalil

Notable publications: She has published more than 45 peer reviewed research papers in medical journals, and many review articles and book chapters. Read more.

Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics; Fetal Medicine

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

Languages: English; Arabic

"I am committed to supporting ISUOG’s membership growth and providing educational opportunities in underrepresented regions of the world. I have contributed to the Society’s scientific program, speaking at their Intensive education courses and even running two Approved courses of my own, which have become popular in their own right. One of these courses takes place in Egypt, the other in the UK, where there is a shortage in opportunities for basic training in the field. Through these initiatives I have introduced more than 70 new members to the Society in the last year alone and strive to continue delivering ISUOG’s resources in areas where there is most in need."

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Advanced gynecologic surgeon and sonologist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hamilton Health Sciences

Dr. Mathew Leonardi is an advanced gynecologic surgeon and sonologist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hamilton Health Sciences and assistant professor at McMaster University. His special interests are imaging technologies including transvaginal ultrasound, endometriosis, advanced gynecologic surgery, innovation in diagnosis, and research. Mathew is completing a PhD in Medicine (University of Sydney, Australia), focusing on the utility of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of endometriosis. He completed his MD and residency at the University of Toronto and fellowship at the University of Sydney.

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

Country: Canada

Field: Gynecology; Imaging; Surgery

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

Languages: English

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

Country: Chile

Field: Gynecology, Early Pregnancy

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

Languages: Spanish, English, German

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Miguel Parra-Saavedra, MD, Ph.D. is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist at Clinica General del Norte, and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics, Gynaecology, at Universidad Libre, Medical School (Barranquilla, Colombia). He is Chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetric Director of the Multidisciplinary Fetal Care Program. 

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

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

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

Country: Colombia

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

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Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist Clínica El Rosario, Colombia

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. Michael A. Belfort is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas, and Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital, in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Belfort did his graduate education at the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, earning his Basic Medical Degree (MBBCH: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) in 1981. After his internship, he spent 2 years in the military where he was lucky enough to spend time in cardiovascular surgery and emergency room medicine. He then did some anesthesia training and earned a Diploma in Anesthesia before beginning his first residency in Ob/Gyn at the University of Cape Town, which he completed in 1989. He has a Post Graduate Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Cape Town awarded in 1990 for his thesis on Neonatal Brain Blood flow. He completed his second OB/Gyn residency at Baylor College of Medicine from 1989 – 1993 and then did an MFM Fellowship from 1993-1995 at Baylor College of Medicine. After completing his MFM Fellowship, he did research in brain blood flow and autoregulation in pregnancy and in 2002 was awarded a PhD from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Dr. Belfort has more than 475 peer-reviewed publications in his areas of interest and holds two patents - one for a drain used in the management of malignant ascites in ovarian cancer, and a US Patent for a tamponade balloon system used in the management of postpartum hemorrhage.

For fun, Dr. Belfort enjoys aviation and holds a fixed-wing commercial pilot’s license and a private pilot helicopter license.

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