View our plenary speakers who will be exploring the latest research and thinking on topics that affect all members of our community.
Prediction and prevention of pre-eclampsia
The development of brain organoids for the study of embryonic brain development and other neurological disorders
From 'thickened endometrium' to IETA; the story so far
Changing the entire clinical approach to a disease: the story of the impact of ultrasound on endometriosis management
Women’s health in conflict zones
These plenaries and special lectures will inform and inspire our community with a focus on the most important topics, challenges and opportunities that face the OBGYN and ultrasound profession.
Meet the speakers
ISUOG World Congress Chair 2018, Scientific Committee Chair (2020-2022)
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.
Head of M. Judith Ruth Institute for Preclinical Brain Research. Departments of Molecular Genetics and Molecular Neuroscience, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Services Institute of Medical Sciences/Services Hospital Lahore, Pakistan
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.
Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound
Languages: English; French; Dutch
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