Congress Chairs

Member of the Scientific Committee

Country: Australia

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; early pregnancy

Language: English

 

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Outreach Committee, Member of the Scientific Committee, 2010 Stuart Campbell Award for Education Winner

Prof. George SH Yeo is a Fetal Medicine specialist at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), Singapore. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Singapore in 1975, became a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, in 1996 and a Fellow of College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Singapore in 2004. He led the development of Maternal Fetal Medicine subspecialty in KKH and has been the Head of Obstetric Ultrasound and Prenatal Diagnosis since 1993. He established the screening of beta Thalassaemia and the combined First Trimester Screening in Singapore.

Prof. Yeo is also a Professor of OBGYN at the Duke-NUS School of Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He is head of the Maternal Fetal Section of the College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Singapore. He has more than 160 papers in indexed journals and speaks regularly to schools as well as national and international conferences. He also has a RG Score of 39.30 and Google Scholar citations of 5535. 

Country: Singapore

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal Anomaly screening 1st trimester; Fetal Anomaly screening 2nd trimester; Fetal biometry and wellbeing; Aneuploidies; Fetal heart; Fetal growth restriction; Multiple pregnancy; 3D and 4D ultrasound

Languages: English; Chinese (Mandarin)

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Scientific Committee

Finance Committee (Chair), Member of the Scientific Committee, Bids Committee

Prof. Tom Bourne is Adjunct Professor and research team lead at Imperial College, as well as Consultant Gynaecologist at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital London. He is visiting Professor and consultant at KU Leuven in Belgium. He has a specialist interest in the management of early pregnancy complications and the use of ultrasound for the assessment of gynaecological disorders. He is a medical advisor and trustee of the UK patient group, the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. He is on the steering committee of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) and International Endometrial Tumor Analysis (IETA) trials, as well as a number of other trials in the UK.

Country: UK

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine

Language: English

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Member of the Scientific Committee

Country: Australia

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; early pregnancy

Language: English

 

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Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics; Maternal Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; preterm delivery; ultrasound on the labour ward; 3D & 4D ultrasound; safety of ultrasound

Languages: English; Spanish

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Perinatal Doppler and Vascular Focus Group (Chair), Safety Committee, Simulation Task Force, Scientific Committee

Christoph Lees is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine subspecialist, Consultant Obstetrician and Head of Fetal Medicine at Imperial College London where he is Clinical Reader. He is visiting Professor, KU Leuven, Belgium, was RCOG inaugural National Ultrasound Officer 2010-2013 and Vice Chairman, RCOG Subspecialty Committee 2011-2013. His research focuses on pre-eclampsia, cardiovascular adaptation, Doppler, intra-uterine growth restriction and non-invasive fetal surgery.

Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; preeclampsia; safety of ultrasound

Language: English

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Bids Committee Chair, Past Chair and member of the Scientific Committee

Aris Papageorghiou holds the following positions within ISUOG's Board and Committees:

  • Trustee and Board member
  • Honorary Secretary 
  • Chair, ISUOG Bids Committee
  • Member of the ISUOG Scientific Committee
  • Member of the ISUOG Executive Committee
  • Member of the Finance Committee
  • Member of the UOG Editorial Board
  • Member of the Basic Training Task Force

Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery

Language: English

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Outreach Committee, Member of the Scientific Committee, 2010 Stuart Campbell Award for Education Winner

Prof. George SH Yeo is a Fetal Medicine specialist at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), Singapore. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Singapore in 1975, became a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, in 1996 and a Fellow of College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Singapore in 2004. He led the development of Maternal Fetal Medicine subspecialty in KKH and has been the Head of Obstetric Ultrasound and Prenatal Diagnosis since 1993. He established the screening of beta Thalassaemia and the combined First Trimester Screening in Singapore.

Prof. Yeo is also a Professor of OBGYN at the Duke-NUS School of Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He is head of the Maternal Fetal Section of the College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Singapore. He has more than 160 papers in indexed journals and speaks regularly to schools as well as national and international conferences. He also has a RG Score of 39.30 and Google Scholar citations of 5535. 

Country: Singapore

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal Anomaly screening 1st trimester; Fetal Anomaly screening 2nd trimester; Fetal biometry and wellbeing; Aneuploidies; Fetal heart; Fetal growth restriction; Multiple pregnancy; 3D and 4D ultrasound

Languages: English; Chinese (Mandarin)

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Member of the Scientific Committee

Prof. Westerway was ASUM President 2014-2016 and has been a WFUMB Councilor since 2015. She is Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry & Health Sciences in NSW Australia.
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Member of the Scientific Committee

Prof. Fabricio da Silva Costa (MD, PhD, FRANZCOG, DDU, COGU, Diploma in Fetal Medicine, FMF-London, UK) graduated in medicine in 1995. He was awarded a PhD in 2001 from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil for Doppler studies in the prediction of pre-eclampsia. In 2005, Prof. Costa became an Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and in 2014, he became Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Melbourne.
In 2009, Prof. Costa moved to Australia and worked at the Royal Women’s Hospital (University of Melbourne Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) for 7 years.
Currently he is the Medical Director of Monash Ultrasound for Women, Adj. Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University and a Consultant Sonologist at the Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne.
Prof. Costa’s clinical and research interests focus on the use of ultrasound in maternal-fetal medicine, especially pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and preterm labour. In addition, he has special interest in first trimester screening, including non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

Notable Publications: 

First Trimester Maternal Ophthalmic Artery Doppler Analysis For Prediction Of Pre-Eclampsia. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Feb 20. doi: 10.1002/uog.13338.

New directions in the prediction of pre-eclampsia. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2014 Apr;54(2):101-7. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12151.

Country: Australia

Field: Obstetrics and Reproduction

Specialities: Fetal Anomaly Screening T1 & T2; Aneuploidy; Fetal Anomalies; Maternal and Fetal Doppler; Fetal Growth Restriction; Preeclampsia; Preterm Delivery; 1st trimester screening including NIPT and Pre-Eclampsia; Ultrasound in reproduction

Languages: English, Portuguese

"It was with great pleasure I was able to help to expand ISUOG's mission to Brazil and Australia. By promoting our society in Brazil (through a partnership with the FEBRASGO) and in Australia (through a partnership with ASUM and RANZCOG) we are attracting new members for the society and delivering in these regions high level education activities through ISUOG Approved Courses."

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Clinical Standards Committee, Fetal MRI Focus Group, Vice Chair of the ISUOG Scientific Committee

Prof. Laurent Salomon is a senior consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at Necker-Enfants-Malades Hospital and full professor at Paris Descartes University. His special interests are imaging technologies including MRI, Twins, Fetal surgery, Statistics, Teaching processes and Quality control. Laurent completed a PhD in Physics with distinction (Paris XI Sud, Science University – Orsay), applied to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the placenta.  He also completed a MSc in Medical Statistic with distinction at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Laurent is an associate director of a Master Degree in Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Medicine at Paris Descartes University. He is on the Editorial Board of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and involved in many committees and task forces of ISUOG. Laurent also serves on a regular basis as an expert for the National Agency for Biomedicine, French Health Authority and National Security Agency in Health Products, as well as for international research projects. 

Country: France

Field: Obstetrics; Imaging; Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy

Languages: English; French

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Prof. Dirk Timmerman  is a Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at KU Leuven, Belgium, and Clinical Head of benign gynecology and early pregnancy UZ Leuven. He is also Vice-chair of the Medical Council at the University Hospitals Leuven and Senior Clinical Investigator of the Scientific Research Fund (FWO) Flanders. He is coordinator of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) collaborative group, including more than 50 centres for ovarian cancer diagnosis throughout the world. The IOTA group aims to develop new algorithms and liquid biopsies to diagnose and detect ovarian cancer and provide optimal care of adnexal tumors (included patients n>22,500). He has been awarded the Inbev Baillet-Latour Prize for Clinical Research 2014, Fellowship ad eundem from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG, London, 2014) and the William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine  2016 at AIUM Annual Convention, New York.

Country: Belgium

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy

Languages: English; Dutch; French

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Local Organising Committee (LOC)

Prof. Arijit Biswas obtained his basic MBBS degree from Calcutta University, India where he was awarded the Gold Medal in aggregate as well as in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Pathology. He started his postgraduate training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India in 1981 and continued further advanced specialist training in UK from 1987. He obtained his MD in 1986 and MRCOG (UK) in 1989. He obtained the FAMS in 1999 and became a Fellow of the Royal College in UK (FRCOG) in 2001. He is also the Clinical Director of the department at the National University Hospital Singapore.

Country: Singapore

Field: Obstetrics, Gynecology

Specialties: Prenatal diagnosis, antenatal ultrasound and high-risk pregnancies.

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Assoc. Prof Devendra is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. He was educated at the Penang Free School in Malaysia before pursuing pre-university studies in Singapore as an ASEAN scholar. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1992. A/Prof Devendra worked in orthopaedic surgery, neonatology, colorectal surgery, general surgery and emergency medicine before being appointed to a Ministry of Health Traineeship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. As part of his postgraduate training, he spent 2 years working in the United Kingdom, including one year at the St George’s Hospital Medical School in London where he was Senior Registrar and Honorary Clinical Lecturer.

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Ms Esther Low is the Assistant Director of Obstetric Service under the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine and  KK Antenatal Diagnostic Centre at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Singapore.

Esther joined KK Hospital on 1st April 1993 as a secretary to the Head of the Departmental of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) and has over 24 years of working experience in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G), particularly in the subspecialty of Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Subsequently, she was promoted to assume the role of an Executive, providing supervisory role to all the administrative staff and Clinical Coordinators of the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine and National Birth Defect Registry.

In order to equip herself to handle greater challenges, she pursued further education by taking up a degree programme with Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) in 2003.  She completed the programme and obtained a degree in Business Administration awarded by Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 2004. In the same year, she was also promoted to assume the role of Assistant Manager, providing administrative support to the Chairman, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

In addition to her routine duties, she was tasked to organise several medical conferences and have gained vast years of experience in organising conferences. 

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Assoc. Prof Tan Hak Koon is the Head and Senior Consultant with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Singapore General Hospital.

Besides general obstetrics and gynaecology, he specializes in high risk pregnancy and as well as ultrasound scans.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor for NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, as well as Adjunct Associate Professor for Duke-NUS Medical School.

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Assoc Prof Tan Lay Kok is a Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Singapore General Hospital. He graduated from the National University of Singapore and obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1997 and the Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1998. He pursued a Fellowship in Obstetric Medicine and High Risk Pregnancy at Queen Charlotte Hospital in London from 2000 to 2001. He is the Senior Consultant for the High Risk Pregnancy Clinic, the Gestational Diabetes Joint Clinic and the Cardiac Obstetric Clinic.

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Dr Thia Wee Hong Edwin is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.  He is also the Head of Obstetric Ultrasound and Prenatal Diagnostic Unit. 

He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Office of Clinical and Academic Faculty Affairs of Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore. He is also a clinical tutor for the Yong Loo Lin Medical School, NUS and Clinical Physician Faculty Member, Obstetrics & Gynaecology for SingHealth’s Residency Program. He is also a Core Faculty Member for the Singhealth Transitional year Residency Program.

Dr Thia graduated from the National University of Singapore and subsequently obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) and the Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2007.

Dr Thia has a special interest in Fetal Medicine especially in prenatal diagnosis and prenatal diagnostic as well as therapeutic procedures. He runs the Fetal Medicine Clinic, Birth Defect Clinic as well as the High Risk Pregnancies Clinic.

He is a trainer for the Combined Obstetric Resuscitation and Emergencies (CORE) Training Course. He is also a trainer and lecturer for Basic Obstetric Ultrasound Accreditation Programme for the O&G Basic and Advanced Specialist Trainees.

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Assoc. Prof Yong Tze Tein is Senior Consultant at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Singapore General Hospital and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Dukes-GMS Medical School and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. She is also a member of the Royal College of O&G, President of the Association for Breastfeeding Advocacy (Singapore) and a member of the Academy of Medicine. 

Assoc. Prof Yong completed her early education in Convent Bukit Nanas (Kuala Lumpur) and was awarded the Asean Scholarship to complete her A-levels at National Junior College.  She graduated with a medical degree from NUS and became a trainee in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, SGH. She obtained her MRCOG in 1995. She received the SGH fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and was attached to St Mary’s Hospital, London and the IVF unit in Hammersmith Hospital in 1998.  She became a member of Academy of Medicine in 2005. She was also awarded HMDP to do in vitro maturation in Ho Chi Minh in 2012

She is an accredited IVF specialist. She enjoys looking after general gynaecology and obstetrics patients and her special interest is in subfertility, PCO ,menopause, adolescence and female sexual dysfunction and breastfeeding.

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