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Program - Abnormally invasive placenta and vasa previa

Saturday 17 October - AM  (BST) 
Full program available here.
Workshop: Step by step approach to abnormal placentation   
  • Placenta accreta spectrum: SMFM consensus statement - Amarnath Bhide (UK)
  • First trimester screening for anomalies of placentation - Federico Prefumo  (Italy)
  • Correlations between imaging, per-operative findings and pathology - Frederic Chantraine (Belgium)
  • Case discussion - Giuseppe Cali (Italy)
  • Scan demonstration: AIP - Frederic Chantraine (Belgium)
OC: Saving lives with ultrasound  - details available here.
Masterclass: How to save lives with ultrasound: getting to the right diagnosis for AIP and vasa previa
  • What is the optimal management of AIP in 2020?  - Loic Senthiles (France)
  • Screening for vasa previa
Hub: Debate: Should we perform MRI in case of suspicion of abnormal placentation?
Anne Elodie Millischer versus Eric Jauniaux 

Hear from the experts - Abnormally invasive placenta and vasa previa

I am Prof. Laurent Salomon, Chair of the Scientific Committee.  I have been leading on the development of the Abnormally invasive placenta and vasa previa program.
As obstetrical ultrasound professionals, we take pleasure in carefully and thoroughly examining developing fetuses in the maternal womb. 
Every day, we strive to improve perinatal outcomes by looking for the presence of possible congenital anomalies, monitoring growth or examining fetal well-being. Beyond that, ultrasound also gives us the power to save mothers' lives! 
With the aging population and the increase in the number of caesarean sections, placenta acrreta sprectrum disorders have become a common problem and it soon became apparent that their correct diagnosis should become a top priority for us. Abnormalities of cord insertion are also better recognized and vasa previa is perhaps the most relevant example of the impact that obstetric ultrasound can have on neonatal outcome. 
As Chair of the Scientific Committee, it seemed useful but also necessary to me to give these pathologies an important place in our first Virtual World Congress. During the session dedicated to these anomalies we will discuss the place of the different imaging modalities, including MRI, and the latest consensus and recommendations around these pathologies. The best international experts will be gathered to help you, in your daily practice, never to miss these essential diagnosis...Join ISUOG and myself at our Virtual World Congress, 16-18 October 2020 and do attend the Abnormally invasive placenta and vasa previa sessions!"

Prof. Laurent Salomon Scientific Committee (Chair), Clinical Standards Committee, Honours Committee, Basic Training Task Force, Fetal MRI Focus Group



Supplement your learning - Abnormally invasive placenta and vasa previa

Supplement your learning with the following learning resource, including exlusively-released video content from ISUOG courses and Congresses, UOG articles and ISUOG guidelines.

Video lectures 

Live scan: Abnormally invasive placenta

Watch this exclusively released lecture, delivered at ISUOG's 29th World Congress. Other resources available below. 

Feb 6, 2018

Abnormally invasive placenta: The role of MRI

This lecture was delivered by Dr Anne-Élodie Millischer at ISUOG's 26th World Congress in Rome, in 2016 

Nov 15, 2019

Proposal for ultrasound staging of placenta accreta spectrum disorders

ISUOG guidelines

VISUOG articles

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Placenta accreta spectrum disorders: Abnormally adherent and invasive placenta

The placenta accreta spectrum disorders include both abnormally adherent and invasive placenta. Targeted screening is essential for these disorders due to the association between low-lying or previa placenta and previous cesarean delivery. Prenatal diagnosis is possible by ultrasound.

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Placenta previa

Placenta previa is diagnosed when the placenta overlies or is close to the internal cervical os, obstructing delivery. The incidence is of 5 in 1000 deliveries and it has recently increased due to the rise in cesarean deliveries. PP is associated with a higher risk of adverse maternal outcomes.

UOG articles

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