Congress chairs 

Scientific Committee, Stuart Campbell Award for Education winner, 2018

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, UOG, Past President (2006-2008), Scientific Committee

ISUOG Board Member (2000-2010)
ISUOG President (2006-2008)
Editor of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (since 2003), Deputy Editor-in-Chief since 2011 and Chairman of the 19th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (13-17 September 2009, Hamburg)

Country: Germany

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy

Languages: English; German

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ISUOG President 

Education Committee, Executive Committee, Nominations Committee, Patient Information Task Force, Basic Training Task Force

Prof. dr. C.M. (Katia) Bilardo is Professor of Fetal Medicine at UMCG in the Netherlands and is an expert on ultrasound and invasive prenatal diagnosis. Her areas of interest include Doppler Ultrasound, 1st trimester screening, fetal cardiology including heart function and fetal anomalies. She is current President of ISUOG and her other activities within ISUOG include enhancing the didactic and scientific value of the Congress, expanding ISUOG's membership and developing a patient information platform.

Country: The Netherlands

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; 3D & 4D ultrasound; genetics

Languages: English; Italian; French; Dutch

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Scientific Committee 

Editorial Board of UOG, Fetal MRI Focus Group

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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Scientific Committee (Vice Chair)

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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ISUOG Board Member, Professor of Practice & Research Team Leader, Imperial College London and Visiting Professor, KU Leuven, Belgium. Consultant Gynaecologist at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital

Prof. Tom Bourne is an authority on early pregnancy complications, emergency gynecology and gynaecological ultrasound. He is known both nationally and internationally for his expertise in terms of “hands on” clinical care and his extensive clinical research. He has edited seven books and published over 300 papers.

In 1994 he worked at University of Göteborg, Sweden as Swedish Medical Research Council visiting scientist. He wrote his Ph.D. on detecting ovarian & endometrial cancer. Following this, he was appointed consultant gynaecologist at St George's University Hospital, London in 1996, he obtained MRCOG in 1990 and FRCOG in 2003. Prof. Bourne was appointed Reader in acute gynecology & gynaecological ultrasonography at University of London (2005) & Visiting Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium (2007). In 2014 he was awarded honorary fellowship of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) & honorary membership of Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) in 2016.

He is President of the UK Association of Early Pregnancy Units (AEPU), Trustee of the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust and on the steering committee of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) trial.

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Scientific Committee, Stuart Campbell Award for Education winner, 2018

ISUOG World Congress Chair 2018

Country: Australia

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; early pregnancy

Language: English

 

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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.
He was the Medical Director of Monash Ultrasound for Women, Adj. Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University and Head of Perinatal Services at the Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne before relocating back to Brazil in mid-2018.
Currently he is a Professor in O&G Ultrasound at Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo in Brazil.
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). He also supervises trainees and post-graduate students on ultrasound in gynaecology.”

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: Brazil

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 SBUS) and in Australia (through a partnership with ASUM) we are attracting new members for the society and delivering in these regions high level education activities through ISUOG Approved Courses. Now, living again in Brazil, my mission is to expand ISUOG education activities in Latin America.”

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Deputy Editor-in-Chief, UOG, Past President (2006-2008), Scientific Committee

ISUOG Board Member (2000-2010)
ISUOG President (2006-2008)
Editor of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (since 2003), Deputy Editor-in-Chief since 2011 and Chairman of the 19th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (13-17 September 2009, Hamburg)

Country: Germany

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy

Languages: English; German

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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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Member of the Scientific Committee

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

  • Member of the ISUOG Scientific 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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Member of the Scientific Committee, 3D Focus Group

Dr Nick Raine-Fenning works as a Consultant Gynecologist and Reader/Associate Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, UK. Clinically he manages women with benign gynecological pathology and subfertility including patients requiring IVF treatment. He is the Director of Research for the Assisted Conception unit (NURTURE: Nottingham University Research and Treatment Unit in Reproduction) and lead for the Academic Imaging Suite. Nick is a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the Wellbeing of Women and the lead of PREPARE (Patient-led Research into Early Pregnancy and Reproduction), a patient-led group he established in 2011.

Notable Publications:

Raine-Fenning N, Sur S, Horne AW, Wilkinson H, Bourne T. Pregnancy of unknown viability or location: less is more in the majority of cases. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2012: 38 (1); 7-10.

Raine-Fenning NJ, Campbell BK, Clewes JS, Kendall NR, Johnson IR. The reliability of virtual organ computer-aided analysis (VOCAL) for the semiquantification of ovarian, endometrial and subendometrial perfusion. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2003: 22 (6); 633-9.

Jayaprakasan K, Deb S, Batcha M, Hopkisson J, Johnson I, Campbell B, Raine-Fenning N. The cohort of antral follicles measuring 2-6 mm reflects the quantitative status of ovarian reserve as assessed by serum levels of anti-Mullerian hormone and response to controlled ovarian stimulation. Fertil Steril 2011: 94 (5); 1775-81.

Chan YY, Jayaprakasan K, Tan A, Thornton JG, Coomarasamy A, Raine-Fenning NJ. Reproductive outcomes in women with congenital uterine anomalies: a systematic review. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2011: 38 (4); 371-82.

Country: UK

Field: Gynecology; Reproductive Medicine; Early Pregnancy

Specialties: 3D and 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine

Languages: English

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Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomalies; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal therapy and intervention

Languages: English; Spanish

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Notable Publications

Country: Belgium

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound

Languages: English; French; Dutch

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Local Organising Committee (LOC)

Dr Kai-Sven Heling is a Specialist in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Perinatal Medicine, working at the Clinic for Obstetrics and Gynecology  Charité, Humboldt University.  He graduated with a medical qualification from Humboldt University in Berlin in 1992, and pursued further education by taking up a Medical doctorate and Privatdozenten degrees. Since 1996 Dr Kai-Sven Heling is a member of the German Ultrasound Society (DEGUM) where he was President from 2016 to 2018). Dr Heling currently holds the position of Vice – President at the Society.

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Prof. Wolfgang Henrich is a Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics as well as Head of the Department of Obstetrics at Charite' - University Medical Center in Berlin, Germany.

He studied at the University of Heidelberg, in San Diego and Zurich and gained his medical degree in 1989. In 2007 he became University Professor at Charite'. He also serves as a Board Member of DEGUM.

His focal points are high risk pregnancy, prenatal diagnostics and therapy, medical and intrauterine therapy.

Notable publications:

Intrapartum translabial ultrasound (ITU): sonographic landmarks and correlation with successful vaccum extraction
Henrich W, Dudenhausen J, Fuchs I, Kamena A, Tutschek B.
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Nov; 28(6): 753-60.

Detection of Spina Bifida by First Trimester Screening - Results of the Prospective Multicenter Berlin IT-Study
Chen FC, Gerhardt J, Entezami M, Chaoui R, Henrich W.
Ultraschall Med. 2015 Apr 14.

Country: Germany

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal anomalies screening; aneuploidy screening; fetal heart; fetal growth restrictions; maternal and fetal doppler; fetal interventional procedure; multiple pregnancy; 3D & 4D ultrasound; early pregnancy; gynecological ultrasound; preterm delivery; fetal growth; detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities; ultrasound on the labour ward.  

Languages: English; German

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Country: Germany

Field: Obstetrics; Prenatal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery; genetics; early pregnancy; first trimester screening

Languages: English; German

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Privatdozent Dr Dietmar Schlembach (MD, PhD) is an expert in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics and DEGUM III certified. Since May 2014, he is Head of the Department of Obstetrics at Vivantes Clinic Berlin-Neukölln, Germany. He is currently board member of the German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics and secretary of the Working Group Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine of the German Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He’s also secretary of the German Society of Prenatal- and Obstetric Medicine. 

Field: Prenatal Medicine, Maternal-Fetal-Medicine, Obstetrics

Specialties: PD Dr Schlembach addresses the specific problems and treatment of pregnancy complications (such as hypertensive disorders and intrauterine growth restriction) as well as prenatal diagnosis and therapy. His clinical and research focus is screening, diagnosis and treatment of hypertensive disorders and intrauterine growth restriction, preterm birth and prenatal diagnosis and therapy of fetal abnormalities.

Languages: German, English

 

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Privatdozent Dr. med. Stefan Verlohren, MD, PhD, is a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Obstetrics, Charité University Medicine, Berlin. He is specialized in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and DEGUM II certified with a clinical interest in high risk pregnancy care as well as prenatal diagnosis of fetal malformations.

 

After studying Medicine in Marburg, Berlin and Lausanne, he was trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Charité Berlin. He performed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin and a Clinical Fellowship at the Fetal Medicine Unit, St. Georges Hospital, London.

 

His main research interest is preeclampsia, he is the head of the Preeclampsia Research Group at the Charité. Dr. Verlohren has published extensively basic and clinical research on that topic. He is member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM), member of the Editorial Board of Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy as well as Associate Editor of Archives of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

 

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Local Advisory Board (LAB)

Prof Birgit Arabin completed her medical studies at the Albert Ludwig University Freiburg, Germany (1971-1975) and Free University Berlin (1975-1978). She has over 25 years of working and teaching experience in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology including:

  • 1978 -1979 Research Fellow University Hospital Brussels and at the Institute for Perinatal Medicine Berlin
  • 1979-1985  Residency OBGYN Ruprecht Karl University Heidelberg
  • 1985-1988  Assistant Professor Institute for Perinatal Medicine Berlin
  • 1988-1993  Assistant Professor Free University Berlin
  • 1992-93      Lecturer/Studies School of Public Health Hannover
  • 1993-2008  Consultant Perinatal Centre Zwolle - NL Subspecialist Maternal Fetal Medicine in Germany & The Netherlands Level III  DEGUM Ultrasound/Germany                             
  • 1998-2018   Lecturer Private University Witten-Herdecke  
  • 2008-2018   Head of Prenatal Medicine/ Academic Perinatal Board, Philipps University, Marburg-Germany

Prof Birgit Arabin is a member of numerous societies including: WAPM, SMFM, ISUOG, IAPM, NVOG, DGGG, DGPM, DGPPM. Her clinical and research interests focus on the prevention of preterm birth, fetal growth, prenatal diagnosis, fetal programming, twin pregnancy, public health concepts, national and international education and postgraduate training, partnerships in the field of perinatal medicine and the integration of cost-effective creative projects in perinatal medicine.

In 1997, Prof Birgit Arabin founded the Clara Angela Foundation Witten/Berlin.

Awards:

Staude Pfannestiel Price (1988)

Ambroise Pare Medal Int. Academy Perinatal Medicine (2005)

Award World Association Perinatal Medicine (2008)

Hackert Price Prenatal Medicine (2009)

Pschyrembel Medal (2013)

Dexeus Medal (2015)

Honorary Member Cuban Society OBGYN (since 2016)

Dr. honoris causa Sorbonne-Paris (since 2016)

Honorary professor Moscow University (since 2018)

 

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Prof. Roland Axt-Fliedner has been involved in the field of fetal medicine and therapy for the last 20 years, heading a large tertiary referral centre together with pediatric heart centre. His scientific interests are fetal echo, fetal therapy, first trimester, and genetics.

Notable Publications

Myocardial function in fetuses with lower urinary tract obstruction: Is there a cardiac remodeling effect due to renal damage?
Graupner O, Enzensberger C, Götte M, Wolter A, Mueller V, Kawecki A, Weber S, Degenhardt J, Herrmann J, Axt-Fliedner R

Head Biometry in Fetuses with Isolated Congenital Heart Disease.
Graupner O, Koch J, Enzensberger C, Götte M, Wolter A, Müller V, Kawecki A, Herrmann J, Axt-Fliedner R.
Ultraschall Med. 2018 Nov 21. doi: 10.1055/a-0796-6502.

Country: Germany

Field: Obstetrics/Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal anomalies screening; aneuploidy screening; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedure; multiple pregnancy; fetal growth; detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities

Languages: German; English; French

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Dr Christian Bamberg is a Consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. He worked as a Specialist in Fetal-Maternal Medicine (2010), Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2007), and  Assistant Doctor (2002) at the Charité in Berlin, Germany. He completed a PhD in Obstetrics at the Charité, Berlin, Germany.

Dr Christian Bamberg published 24 papers in scientific journals and supervised a number of doctoral students. He provided ISUOG outreach training on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Kumasi, Ghana  and Asmara, Eritrea (2010 and 2011 respectively). In 2014 he was awarded an honorary BIH Clinical fellowship Charité Foundation.

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Christoph Berg, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and head of the Division of Fetal Surgery at the University of Bonn and head of the Division of Prenatal Medicine at the University of Cologne

C. Berg received his medical degree in 1997 from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in München. He did his residency at the University of Lübeck under the administration of Professor Klaus Diedrich. In 2002 he joined the University of Bonn as Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology under the administration of Professor Ulrich Gembruch. In 2010 he became head of the Division of Prenatal Medicine at the University of Köln under the administration of Professor Peter Mallmann and simultaneously head of the Division of Fetal Surgery at the University of Bonn.

C. Berg has made substantial contributions to the medical literature in the areas of prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart defects, rare congenital malformation syndromes, multiple gestation, first trimester diagnosis of fetal anomalies, diagnosis and monitoring of fetal growth restriction and fetal interventions.

C. Berg participates on numerous national committees and is currently board member of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine (WAPM).

Under his guidance the already well renowned Division of Fetal Surgery at the University of Bonn has evolved to one of the leading institutions for intrauterine therapy in Germany. The spectrum of challenging interventions includes among others intrauterine transfusion, shunting, valvuloplasty, laser therapy of twin to twin transfusion syndrome, minimally invasive fetal surgery and transplacental treatment of arrhythmias. C. Berg is one of the principle investigators of the international TOTAL-trial (Tracheal Occlusion To Accelerate Lung Growth).

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Editorial Board of UOG, Online Education Content Review Task Force (Chair), Bids Committee, Scientific Committee, Perinatal Doppler and Vascular Focus Group, Safety Committee

Prof. Christoph Brezinka is an associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the reproductive medicine department of Innsbruck Medical University. He has an active interest in Doppler in Perinatal and periconceptional medicine since 1986. Christoph was secretary of the International Perinatal Doppler Society and organised this society's merger with ISUOG in 2002.

Notable Publications:

Brezinka C (2012). "Rare but typical" - a review of extrauterine dislocations of IUD's. J Gyn Endokrinol 6:12-17.

Brezinka C and Spitzer D (2012). Ultraschall in der Reproduktionsmedizin [ultrasound in reproductive medicine]. In: Gembruch U, Hecher K, and Steiner H, editors. Ultraschall in Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (in press). Berlin: Springer.

Country: Austria

Field: Obstetrics/Gynecology/Reproductive Medicine

Specialties: Fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; gynecological ultrasound; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine; safety of ultrasound

Languages: English; French; Italian; Dutch

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Prof Geipel is the Head of the Division of Prenatal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine at the University Hospital Bonn, Germany.

Research expertise

Prof. Geipel’s research is focused on complex prenatal surgeries, fetal cardiology, pregnancy after assisted reproduction, and complicated multiple pregnancies. She takes care of women with high-risk pregnancies and fetal malformations. In collaboration with her medical co-workers and researchers from interdisciplinary fields Prof. Geipel improved successfully technical aspects of prenatal diagnostic procedures and minimal-invasive fetal treatment like shunting and fetal cardiac interventions.

Postgraduate professional career

  • 07/ 2005-present  Head of the Division of Prenatal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine, University of Bonn, Germany
  • 2005 Level III expert of the German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine,Section Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • 09/ 2002 Specialist in High-risk Obstetrics and Perinatal Medicine
  • 07/ 2002 Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine, University of Bonn, Germany
  • 11/ 2000 Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 02/95-11/00 Assistant physician, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Lübeck, Germany

Academic qualifications

  • 11/ 2011 Extraordinary Professorship, Medical University of Bonn
  • 12/ 2004 Habilitation (Private Lecturer for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Habilitation thesis: ,,Special aspects of prenatal diagnosis in the thirst and second           trimester in pregnancies after assisted conception’’)
  • 07/1995 Medical doctor, MD

Memberships and professional appointments

  • German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM), Board member (since 10/2017)
  • International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG)
  • German Society of Prenatal Medicine and Obstetrics (DGPGM), Board member (since 06/ 2016)
  • German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (DGGG), elected board member (since 10/2019)

 

Reviewer Activity

  • American Journal of Medical Genetics, American Journal of Obstetrics and
  • Gynecology, Human Reproduction, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ultrasound in
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prenatal Diagnosis, Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy,
  • Ultraschall in der Medizin, Der Gynäkologe, Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde

 

Publications (Stand 02/2019)

118 Original works

24 Case reports

30 Reviews

30 Book contributions

IF 361,18

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Ian Donald Gold Medal winner, 2009

2009 Gold Medal Award article

Country: Germany

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures

Languages: English; German

 

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Bernhard-Joachim Hackelöer,MD Ph.D is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prenatal Medicine and Breast Ultrasound. He received his Obs&Gyne training in the University Hospital Marburg /Germany (1972-1977) as well as his ultrasound training guided by M. Hansmann in Bonn, Germany, A. Kratochwil in Vienna, Austria  and I. Donald Glasgow, Scotland (1973). Below are the milestones of his professional career:

  • 1978 First work together with H. P. Robinson on demonstration of ovulation by ultrasound and their hormone correlation at the Queen Mother´s Hospital in Glasgow
  • 1980 Introduction of German Ultrasound Screening program in Pregnancy together with M. Hansmann
  • 1985 Textbook on Ultrasound in Obs/Gyne together with M. Hansmann/A. Staudach
  • 1985 Textbook on “Ultrasound Mammography
  • 1985 Introduction of Multi-Level-Concept for Obstetrical Ultrasound in Germany
  • 1991 Founding member of ISUOG

Prof Hackelöer is a former President of German Ultrasound Society (DEGUM) and member of several European and American Ultrasound Societies.

Awards:

Ian Donald Gold Medal (2016)

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Eberhard Merz, MD, PhD is the Head of the Center for Ultrasound and Prenatal Medicine, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. In 1995, he was appointed as an extraordinary Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Mainz, Germany. He was a Professor and Director in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Krankenhaus Nordwest (affiliated teaching Hospital of Goethe University of Frankfurt), Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2000-2013).

He is considered to be a clinical pioneer of 3D ultrasound in obstetrics, gynecology and breast diagnosis (since 1989). He is an author and co-author of over 250 scientific papers in peer-review literature and published several ultrasound books on Obstetrics and Gynecology. Eberhard Merz is the Editor of the European Journal of Ultrasound and Co-Editor of Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Since 2002 he serves as President of the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) Germany. Between 2006 and 2008 he was President of the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM), and from 2008 to 2010 he was Past President of the Society. He was an executive board member of the ISUOG and chaired the first 3D Focus group in ISUOG from 1999 to 2003.  

Eberhard Merz is the Director of the Ian Donald Inter-University School of Medical Ultrasound, and a Board Member of the International Society “The Fetus as a Patient”. He is the Vice President of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine (IAPM) and Visiting Professor of Dubrovnik International University.

He has organized more than twenty-five national and international congresses. In 1997, he hosted the First World Congress on 3D Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Mainz, Germany.  In 2012, he was awarded with the title “Honorary Professor” at the University of Buenos Aires. He is a Honorary member of a number of ultrasound societies and received several awards.

 

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Prof. Meyer-Wittkopf obtained his medical degree at the University of Giessen, Germany where he became Fellow of the Endocrinology department (1987-1993). He was doing his Internship at the Hopital de Sierre, Wallis, Switzerland where he strenghten his medical knowledge and practical skills. He has over twenty years of medical professional experrience:

  • 1994 – 1995  House officer,  Clemenshospital, University Münster (Prof. Dr. med. G. Reck)
  • 1996 – 1997  Senior house officer, University Hospital, Knappschaftskrankenhaus, Bochum, Germany (Prof. Dr. med. A. Jensen)
  • 1997-2002  Registrar, University Hospital, Department OB&GYN, University of the Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar, Germany (Prof. Dr. Dr. med. mult. W. Schmidt)
  • 2000 DEGUM Degree I
  • 2001 Specialization in OB&GYN
  • 2002 Senior registrar, University of Lübeck, Germany, Prof. Dr. K. Diedrich
  • 2002 Head of Prenatal Diagnosis&Therapy Department, University of Lübeck, Germany
  • 2002 DEGUM Degree II
  • 2004 Specialitation in Perinatology
  • 2004  Leitung Bereich Pränatalmedizin und spezielle Geburtshilfe, Universitäts-Frauenklinik Lübeck
  • 2007  DEGUM Degree III
  •  2008 Head of Prenatal Medicine&Therapy Department, Krefeld, Germany
  • 2008  Head of Perinatal Medicine&Fetal Therapy, University Gießen&Marburg, Germany
  • 2017  Chair Fetal Echocardiography Section DEGUM

Prof. Meyer-Wittkopf  has a special interest in the field of perinatal cardiology, cardiovascular research and fetal therapy. He reviews a number of scientific journals such as “Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology“, “Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde“, “Ultraschall in der Medizin“ and The Lancet.com.

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