ISUOG has mapped out a dedicated learning path on fetal brain imaging which will improve delegates' knowledge of the topic and fulfill a need for a more in-depth consideration of fetal brain imaging.

ISUOG has run two very successful certificate programs at the last two Congresses, a Basic certificate in Fetal MRI in 2017 and First Trimester in 2018. This year ISUOG will provide a structured program on the particularly popular topic of fetal brain imaging.


Please see below the conditions for successful completion of the course:

  1. Attendance of 7 out of 12 specifically marked scientific sessions. Attendees do not need to attend the Pre Congress Course.
  2. Passing of an end-of-certificate test after Wednesday 16th October

Note: Attendees must meet the above requirements to obtain the certificate


Examples of the specified sessions are below. These will be clearly marked in the Final printed program and run from. Certificate attendees should ensure they are scanned in to each session. 

Saturday 12 October    
13:30 - 17:00     Pre-Congress Course Fetal anomalies (afternoon sessions only - It is not obligatory to attend the Pre Congress Course)
Sunday 13 October    
13:45 - 15:15     Workshop:A glimpse into brain research: from the lab to imaging
Monday 14 October
07:30 - 08:10    Masterclass: Malformations of cortical development: is it possible to reach an etiologic diagnosis?
08:15 - 09:35    Oral communications: Cerebellum and posterior fossa 
10:45 - 12:05    Oral communications: The challenge of ventriculomegaly 
14:15 - 15:35    Oral communications: Fetal anomalies: head and spine 
16:00 - 17:30    Workshop: How isolated is "isolated" corpus callosum agenesis?
Tuesday 15 October
07:30 - 08:10    Masterclass: Acquired prenatal insults of the brain
08:15 - 09:35    Oral communications: Corpu callosum et al 
09:40 - 10:20    Short oral posters: Neuroimaging 
10:45 - 11:45    Interactive Hub    HUB: In conversation with Gustavo Malinger: why do I (NOT) need MRI?
16:00 - 17:30    Workshop: Outcome of infratentorial anomalies


Onsite registration: There is no additional charge for the certificate but all participants must be registered for the whole Congress. To register for the whole Congress click here. Tp register your interest in the certificate, please sign up here

Livestream registration: The majority of certificate sessions are being made available via livestream. To register for livestream follow the link here.

ISUOG members - Livestream £260
Non-members - Livestream* £360
Satellite  £1000  

*Fees for non-members include ISUOG basic membership for one year.

Please note that attendees will receive a certificate of attendance but not a certificate of competency.

Certificate convenors

Scientific Committee, Stuart Campbell Award for Education winner, 2018

Prof. Dr Rabih Chaoui, was born and schooled in Beirut, Lebanon. His medical studies and specialisation in obstetrics and gynecology were undertaken at the Charité Medical School, Humboldt University, in Berlin, Germany. Between 2001 and 2004, he was professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Charité University Hospital, Berlin and since 2004 he has worked at the Center of Prenatal Diagnosis and Human Genetics in Berlin. An ISUOG member since 1994, he has been a Board member from 2003 to 2013, including two terms as Chair of the Education Committee, and received the Stuart Campbell Award for Education in 2018.

Prof. Dr Chaoui has written three books on fetal ultrasound and more than 250 papers and monographies. Since 1986, his major interest has been in fetal ultrasound to include fetal heart, fetal 3D, first trimester ultrasound, ultrasound in genetic diseases and high-resolution ultrasound.

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Honours Committee, CME Task Force, Fetal MRI Focus Group (Chair)

Gustavo Malinger is Associated Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University. Director Division of Prenatal Diagnosis Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel. He is also a current Board Member of ISUOG. He has organized and directed more than 40 courses and seminars on Fetal Brain imaging in 25 countries.

Notable Publications: 

Timor I, Monteagudo A, Pilu G, Malinger G.  Ultrasonography of the Prenatal Brain. Mc Graw-Hill, New York. 2012 (in press)

Farkas N, Hoffmann C, Ben-Sira L, Lev D, Schweiger A, Kidron D, Lerman-Sagie T, Malinger G. Does normal fetal brain ultrasound predict normal neurodevelopmental outcome in congenital cytomegalovirus infection? Prenat Diagn, 31:360-366, 2011.

Country: Israel

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal brain

Language: English, Spanish, Hebrew

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ISUOG Trustee (2013-2019), Governance group, Fetal MRI Focus Group

Daniela Prayer is a Professor at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria (MUW), Head of the Department Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Radiology, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy. She is also a Board member of ISUOG, ESMRMB, and the Austrian Society of Perinatology. She is a member of the European and Austrian Society of Neuroradiology, RSNA, International Society of prenatal Diagnosis and has published more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

Country: Austria

Field: Obstetrics; Fetal Radiology

Specialties: Fetal anomalies; fetal brain

Languages: English; German

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Additional resources

The Convenors have collated additional reading for the certificate which you can view in the below document. 

Fetal brain imagine additional reading material