View our plenary speakers who will be exploring the latest research and thinking on topics that affect all members of our community.

Our fantastic line up of keynote speakers promises to be one of the highlights on the 2022 World Congress. We will bring you the leaders in the field to deliver these lectures that explore topics including:
  • 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)

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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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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Head of M. Judith Ruth Institute for Preclinical Brain Research. Departments of Molecular Genetics and Molecular Neuroscience, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Born in Jaffa, Israel, Prof. Orly Reiner received a BSc in agriculture (1978) and an MSc in microbiology (1985), both from the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot. She earned her PhD at the Weizmann Institute of Science in human molecular genetics (1990). She conducted postdoctoral research at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas), and joined the Weizmann Institute in 1993. She holds the Bernstein-Mason Professorial Chair of Neurochemistry and is the Head of M. Judith Ruth Institute for Preclinical Brain Research.
Prof. Reiner’s research concerns how brain structure is determined during embryonic development, and what goes wrong in case of developmental brain diseases. In the developing brain multiple types of progenitors proliferate and turn into neurons which are born in one position and have to migrate to their final destination by active cell migration. This is a very dynamic process that is regulated by way of the concerted action of multiple gene products. In human embryos this process occurs over the period of several months. Abnormalities in these processes may result in devastating consequences such as severe brain malformation, mental retardation, epileptic seizures, schizophrenia, autism, and early death.
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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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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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More plenary speakers to be announced shortly.