Learn more about our World Congress 2022 program topic - fetal and maternal infections, via our educational resources below. From videos to UOG articles, VISUOG chapters, Learning modules and ISUOG Guidelines.

Congress program sessions

Masterclass [MC]: Diagnosing and managing congenital infection made easy
This session will provide a comprehensive approach on how to detect and treat the various congenital infections. 
Speakers: Dr Karina Haratz (Chair), Dr Reem Abu-Rustum (Co-chair), Prof. Asma Khalil & Prof Yves Ville
Date: Saturday 17 September   Time: 13:50

Workshop [WS]:COVID-19 and pregnancy: the ongoing saga
This session will explore the impact of pregnancy on COVID-19 with experts in fetal infections discussion and evaluating the impact of the pandemic on pregnancy. 
Speakers: Prof. Christoph Lees (Chair), Prof. Liona Poon and more to follow.
Date: Saturday 17 September   Time: 14:40

Oral communication [OC]: Exploring artificial intelligence and updates in fetal and maternal infections including coronavirus
Abstracts session that will include the latest research include papers on AI from leading professionals in the field. 
Date: Saturday 17 September    Time: 10:45

Review our detailed program of plenaries, workshops, masterclasses here.



Supplement your learning

Other congenital infections: Parvo Virus, Herpes and more

Dr Mauricio Herrera discusses other less common infections such as Parvo Virus, Herpes (Herpes Zoster) and Syphilis. Congenital infections are the main cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.

ISUOG Guidelines


UOG articles

Patient Information 


Learning Modules 


VISUOG chapters

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Echogenic bowel

Fetal echogenic bowel is an ultrasound finding where the bowel shows an increased brightness and is comparable to that of bone. It is often referred to as a “soft marker” that can be associated with aneuploidy, congenital infection, intraamniotic bleeding, cystic fibrosis, and other bowel pathology.

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Hydrothorax is the accumulation of fluid in the pleural space. Prenatal hydrothorax can be unilateral or bilateral and may be either an isolated finding or be secondary to another cause, even a part of a generalized hydrops. Prenatal diagnosis is based on the demonstration of fluid collection in the thorax.

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Microcephaly is the combination of a small head, and brain, with neurologic compromise. It is a heterogeneous malformation with multiple etiologies that include hereditary conditions with a high risk of recurrence. Abnormal cerebral development is frequently present.

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Pericardial effusion

Pericardial effusion (PE) is the accumulation of fluid in the pericardial space. Prenatal PE may be an isolated finding or be accompanying an structural heart defect, an arrhythmia or a cardiac tumor. Also, PE can be part of a generalized fetal hydrops or be associated with a chromosomal anomaly.