Find out more about the ISUOG 2018 international faculty:

Basic Training Task Force (Chair)

Dr Reem S. Abu-Rustum obtained her medical degree and completed her residency training at the University of Florida (USA). She is a fellow of the American College of OB/GYN (ACOG), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the American College of Surgeons. She is certified by the Fetal Medicine Foundation in first and second trimester ultrasound.

She is ISUOG's Ambassador to Outreach in Lebanon and the Middle East, Chair of ISUOG's Basic Training Task Force, a member ISUOG's Outreach Committee and a member of ISUOG's 3D Special Interest Group. She serves as Co-Chair of the AIUM Annual Convention Committee, is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, is a member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine's Education and Global Health Committees, and is a member of the Fetal Heart Society's Education Committee. She is Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly newsletter of the Centre for Advanced Fetal Care. She served as a member of the Editorial Review Board for the AIUM OBGYN Ultrasound Lecture Series and currently serves on the SMFM-AIUM Task force on Curriculum Development and Competency Assessment Tools for MFM Fellowship Training.

She has authored the text "A Practical Guide to 3D Ultrasound" (CRC Press 2014). Her primary areas of interest are the first trimester fetus and the fetal heart. She is also actively involved in the integration of ultrasound in medical education and is the co-founder and President of SANA Medical NGO, which is dedicated to obstetrical care within an outreach setting.

She is an Associate Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Florida.


Notable publications:

Abu-Rustum RS, Ziade MF. The 3 sweep approach for fetal anatomic assessment in the outreach setting. Journal of Fetal Medicine 2017; 4(1): 25-30.

Abu-Rustum RS, Ziade MF, Abu-Rustum SE, Danawi H. The Role of Ultrasound in the Lebanese Outreach Setting. International Journal of Childbirth Education. 2015; 30(2): 43-48.

Abu-Rustum RS. A Practical Guide to 3D Ultrasound. First Edition. CRC Press. 9 Dec 2014.

Abu-Rustum RS, Ziade MF, Abu-Rustum SE. Reference values for the right and left fetal choroid plexus at 11-13 weeks: an early sign of ‘developmental’ laterality? J. Ultrasound Med 2013; 32: 1623-1629.

Country: Lebanon

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; aneuploidy screening; fetal heart; 3D & 4D ultrasound; basic training; the first trimester fetus; ultrasound in medical education.  

Languages: English; Arabic

"My ISUOG membership over the past decade has empowered me to establish SANA Medical NGO in North Lebanon, modelled on ISUOG Outreach. This has been a most gratifying experience: spreading ISUOG's teachings and providing training to midwives and nurses in our neediest underserved areas. Our trainees are now enabled to provide comprehensive antenatal care, positively impacting the lives of under-resourced Lebanese mothers as well as Syrian refugees."

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Dr Prashant Acharya is a consultant in fetal medicine and high risk obstetric care at Paras advanced center for fetal medicine, Ahmedabad, India. He is an honorary sonologist and fetal medicine consultant at the NHL municipal medical college & KM school of post graduate medical studies, affiliated to Gujarat University. He is a leader in Maternal Fetal Medicine. His expertise is in obstetrical ultrasound with a special focus on fetal growth, fetal Doppler, fetal echocardiography and fetal Interventions.

Notable publications:

1) Evaluation of Applicability of Standard Growth Curves to Indian Women by Fetal Biometry:   Prashant Acharya, Ashini Acharya
South Asian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology, September-December 2009;1(3):55-61

2) International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 119S3 (2012) S161–S260  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 
LOW COST IN UTERO FETAL TRANSFUSION :P. Acharya, A. Acharya

Country: India

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal growth; aneuploidy screening; fetal heart with fetal autopsy pathology specimen (video); fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedure. 

Languages: English; Hindi

"Working with ISUOG has been a lifetime opportunity. The Society has helped me provide better knowledge of Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology to our part of the world. In 2012 I organised ISUOG’S 8th International Symposium in New Delhi attracting more than 600 new members. ISUOG’s Symposium will be returning to New Delhi in 2015 and we are expecting to add more than 600 new members to ISUOG again. Our improved relations and efforts will give strength to the wonderful and herculean efforts of ISUOG in improving fetal and maternal health across the world."

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

Dr Caterina 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. Within ISUOG her activities 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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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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Professor of Public Health, Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva Executive Director of the World Federation of Public Health Associations, headquartered in Geneva

Dr Borisch is an MD and a Histopathologist, MPH and Fellow of the Royal College of Pathology (UK). Her scientific research work delves into neoplastic lesions of the immune system and breast cancer. Her interests also include community-based oncology, health communication and global health.

She studied medicine and history at the Universities of Kiel (Germany) and Lausanne (Switzerland). She is appointed professor and head of the Institute of Clinical Pathology / University of Geneva in 1995. She becomes the president of the Swiss Cancer League’s program against breast cancer. She completes an MPH in 2005 and orientates her activities to Public Health and Global Health. She joins the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine in 2005 (from 2015 on: Institute of  Global Health).

She is Editor in Chief of "Pathobiology“ and the Co-Editor of "Journal of Public Health Policy“.  In addition to her academic work she acts as the Director and Head of the World Federation of Public Health Associations and holds positions at several Committees of Public Health oriented institutions.

She was president of Europa Donna – The European Breast Cancer Forum and Founding President of the Swiss Forum of Europa Donna. She teaches at the University of Geneva, the Swiss School of Public Health and she also teaches patient support groups.  She is (co)author of over 120 scientific papers.

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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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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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ISUOG Honorary Fellowship award, 2002; Ian Donald Gold Medal Winner, 1992

Professor Stuart Campbell is a pioneer of Ultrasound Diagnosis in medicine. He as introduced many new techniques such as the routine pregnancy scan, the early diagnosis of fetal abnormalities, the assessment of fetal growth and wellbeing and ultrasound screening for ovarian cancer. He holds numerous international honours and has recently introduced 3D scanning to the UK and set up the first 4D Ultrasound Clinic. He has also pioneered the screening for pre-eclampsia by uterine artery Doppler.

1992 Gold Medal Award article

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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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Fetal Heart Special Interest Group (Chair)

Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics/Fetal and Pediatric Cardiology

Specialties: Fetal heart

Languages: English; Portuguese

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Basic Training Task Force, Clinical Standards Committee

Dr Gihad E. Chalouhi  MD, PhD is an Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist. He worked for 8 years with Prof. Yves Ville Y and Prof. Laurent Salomon in Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital, Paris and is subspecialized in fetal medicine and fetal surgery. He is specialized in fetal imaging and obtained his PhD in fetal functional MRI in Paris Descartes University and INSERM unit U970. He is a member of the CNGOF (French National College of obstetrics and Gynecology) and the LSOG (Lebanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology). 

He is a pioneer in the implementation of simulation in obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound education, and remains actively involved in this integration. He is an active member of ISUOG's Basic Training Task Force, and leader of the Simulation Work Group. For the last five years he has worked as part of ISUOG's Clinical Standards Committee for the establishment of ISUOG’s Guidelines.

He is the co-founder and President of SimECHOle, the school for ultrasound training and education using simulators in Paris, France. He is the director of the Prenatal Institute of the Middle-East (PRIME) where he works in Beirut, and a co-founder of the Espace Natal in Paris.

Notable Publications: Dr Chalouhi has co-authored more than 50 scientific publications in internationally renowned journals and more then 10 chapters.

Use of simulators for the assessment of trainees' competence: trendy toys or valuable instruments?
Tolsgaard MG, Chalouhi GE. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2018  Apr 17. doi: 10.1002/uog.19071. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29667240.

"Fake it until they make it": Practical obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound education nowadays in France.
Chalouhi GE, Gueneuc A, Levaillant JM, Ville Y. Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol. 2017 Nov;45(11):579-581. doi: 10.1016/j.gofs.2017.09.008. Epub 2017 Nov 3. French. PubMed PMID: 29108903.

Evaluation of trainees' ability to perform obstetrical ultrasound using simulation: challenges and opportunities.
Chalouhi GE, Bernardi V, Gueneuc A, Houssin I, Stirnemann JJ, Ville Y. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Apr;214(4):525.e1-525.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.10.932. Epub 2015 Nov 10. PubMed PMID: 26546849.

Ultrasound simulators in obstetrics and gynecology: state of the art.
Chalouhi GE, Bernardi V, Ville Y. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Sep;46(3):255-63. doi: 10.1002/uog.14707. PubMed PMID: 25346451.

Country: Lebanon and France

Field: Obstetrics/Gynecology/Fetal medicine and surgery

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; early pregnancy; fetal growth; education in Ob-Gyn ultrasound; fetal MRI and functional MRI; fetal surgery.

Languages: French; English; Arabic

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Trish Chudleigh is a sonographer who has been involved in the teaching and practice of obstetric ultrasound since the mid 1970s, starting her scanning career with Stuart Campbell at King’s College Hospital, London. She has been actively involved with the Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme for many years, in the establishment of the UK national guidelines, initially, for Down’s screening, subsequently, for fetal anomaly screening and, more recently, in the ongoing rolling out of the national cardiac training programme. She is the co-author of one of the standard obstetric ultrasound textbooks in the UK, the 4th edition of which is currently in press. She is the lead sonographer at the Rosie Hospital, Cambridge. 

Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal biometry & wellbeing; fetal anomaly screening; T1 & T2; aneuploides; fetal anomalies; fetal brain; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; early pregnancy; multiple pregnancy.

Language: English

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Email address
tchudleigh@isuog.org
Telephone number
+44 (0)20 74719955

Titia Cohen-Overbeek is a physician in fetal medicine who has been involved in this field from 1981 onwards. She worked under the supervision of professor Stuart Campbell at Kings College Hospital and moved after 6 years back to the Netherlands where she collaborated with professor Juriy Wladimiroff at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam. She has published more than 75 scientific papers on subjects concerning Doppler ultrasound, pitfalls in detection of congenital anomalies and audit methods of ultrasound scanning.  Following the introduction of the 20 week anomaly scan in the Netherlands in 2007 she established an ultrasound training program for obstetricians to become familiar with this investigation. Obstetricians from approximately 70% of the Dutch hospitals have trained with her. For ISUOG she has participated in the outreach team to Somaliland in 2012 and Oman in 2016 and she is member of the Outreach committee and the Basic Training Taskforce.

Country: The Netherlands

Field: Obstetrics, MFM

Languages: English, Dutch

Specialties: Congenital anomalies, teaching ultrasound and audit methods.

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Member of the Scientific Committee

Country: Australia

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; early pregnancy

Language: English

 

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Bids Committee, CME Taskforce, Education Committee, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Membership Development Committee, Outreach Committee

Prof. Josh Copel is a Professor of obstetrics, gynecology & reproductive sciences and pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine. He is currently President of ISUOG and in addition, he is an active member of the society having served as Treasurer from 2007 to 2011, and is a part of several ISUOG Committees. He is also a past President of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and a past President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Notable Publications:

Moore CL, Copel JA. Point-of-Care Ultrasonography. N Engl J Med 2011;364:749-757.

Werner EF, Han CS, Burd I, Lipkind HS, Copel JA, Bahtiyar MO, Thung SF. Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of prenatal surgery for myelomeningoceles: a decision analysis.  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Apr 18. doi: 10.1002/uog.11176.

Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; aneuploidies; fetal heart; fetal interventional procedures

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.
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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Rex de Ryke has been the Charge Sonographer within the New Zealand Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) Radiology services since 2003

He is current Chair of NZASUM and was appointed an ASUM director in 2016. Rex was the recipient of the ASUM Australasian Sonographer of the year award in 2017. He received an honorary ASUM fellowship, and humanitarian award in 2012 for his work during the Christchurch Earthquakes.

Rex is passionate about all aspects of clinical ultrasound, with a special interest in Fetal medicine, Fetal echo, and Emergency medicine ultrasound.

As well as his extensive clinical roles, Rex is involved in ongoing Sonographer education, is an examiner for ASUM, and is working with the Otago University of NZ in the development of a post-graduate ultrasound qualification.

He has presented at numerous national conferences and meetings, and has authored and co-authored several research papers and case presentations

A current focus is coordinating and supporting PoCUS ultrasound services within the CDHB, and the greater NZ community, with an emphasis on quality service provision with image recoding, review and audit.

 

 

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3D Special Interest Group (Chair)

Dr Jing DENG's experience has been in developing novel methodology / technology for 3D/4D visualisation of the fetal heart and other moving body parts (such as infant tongues during feeding, male/female genitals during coitus, lips during osculation), and in teaching how to image the above dynamic morphologies in 4D at 3D Ultrasound Courses, such as those at Euroson (European Ultrasound School, run by the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology).

Notable publications:

Deng J, Gardener JE, Rodeck CH, Lees WR. Fetal echocardiography in three and four dimensions. Ultrasound Med Biol 1996; 22: 979-86. 

Deng J, Newton NM, Hall-Craggs MA, Shirley RA, Linney AD, Lees WR, Rodeck CH, McGrouther DA. Novel technique for three-dimensional visualisation and quantification of deformable, moving soft-tissue body parts [a Talking-Points paper - “a deep kiss with dynamic 3D ultrasound”]Lancet 2000; 356: 127-31. 

Country: United Kingdom

Field: 4D Medical Imaging Specialist

Specialties: Fetal heart; 3D/4D Ultrasound; 3D/4D methodology/terminology; 4D ultrasound of male/female genital dynamic morphology and breast feeding.   

Languages: English; Chinese (Mandarin)

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Ian Donald Gold Medal Winner, 2017

Dr Gregory DeVore has pioneered work in the identification of congenital heart defects using 2D, 3D, 4D, and color Doppler ultrasound. As a result of Dr DeVore’s research, he has published numerous studies in the peer-reviewed medical literature describing the use of fetal echocardiography to detect fetuses with Down syndrome and other chromosomal defects. Dr DeVore has the highest detection rate reported in the medical literature for the detection of Down syndrome using Genetic Ultrasound.

Notable Publications:

Genetic sonography: the historical and clinical role of fetal echocardiography. Devore GR. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2010 May;35(5):509-21. Review. No abstract available. PMID: 20443195 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Tomographic ultrasound imaging of the fetal heart: a new technique for identifying normal and abnormal cardiac anatomy. Devore GR, Polanko B. J Ultrasound Med. 2005 Dec 24(12):1685-96.

Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st and 2nd Trimester; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; 3D & 4D ultrasound

Language: English

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Professor Hans Peter Dietz is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and RANZCOG-certified subspecialist in Urogynaecology. He is an internationally renowned expert in pelvic floor imaging. Professor Dietz’s research focuses on the prevention and treatment of maternal pelvic floor trauma related to childbirth. For over 25 years, he has studied damage to pelvic organ support structures, associated with childbirth, and is recognised for his pioneering research in the field. 

Notable Publications: Dietz, H., Hoyte, L., Steensma, A. (2008). Atlas of Pelvic Floor Ultrasound. United Kingdom: Springer-Verlag.

Abdool, Z., Dietz, H., Lindeque, B. (2017). Ethnic differences in the levator hiatus and pelvic organ descent: a prospective observational studyUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 50(2), 242-246.

Dietz, H. (2006). Pelvic floor ultrasound. In Linda Cardozo, David Staskin (Eds.), Textbook of Female Urology and Urogynecology, (pp. 355-375). United Kingdom: Informa Healthcare.

Country: Australia

Field: Gynecology/Urogynecology

Specialties: 3D & 4D ultrasound; urogynecology

Languages: English; Spanish; German

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Honorary Member, Outreach Committee; ISUOG Honorary Fellowship award, 2009; Stuart Campbell Award for Education winner, 2005

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Country: Sweden

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology

Languages: English; Swedish

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Dr Helen Feltovitch's clinical appointment is with Intermontain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA). She also conducts research on developing ultrasound technologies and preterm birth in developing and developed areas.

Publications:

Feltovitch H, Gall TJ. Quantative imaging of the cervix: setting the bar. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013 Feb 41 (2): 121-8

Myers KM, Feltovitch H, Mazza e etal, The mechanical role of the cervix during pregnancy. J Biomech 2015; Mar 11 (epub ahead of print)

Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal Anomaly Screening 1T and 2T; fetal anomalies screening; aneuploidy screening; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; safety in ultrasound; fetal growth; detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities in low and middle income countries. 

Languages: English

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Prof. Daniela Fischerova is an associate professor of OBGYN at the First Medical Faculty of Charles University in Prague. She has dedicated her career to the implementation of ultrasound in gynecological oncology and in the planning of individualized treatment of cancer patients based on ultrasound diagnosis and staging. Daniela is a past member of the Scientific Committee, Editorial Board of UOG and ISUOG Advisory Membership Group.

Country: Czech Republic

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological oncology, gynecological ultrasound

Languages: English; Czech; German

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Patient Information Task Force (Chair), Education Committee, Clinical Standards Committee,

Dr Alain Gagnon is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UBC. He practices maternal-fetal medicine and is currently a Senior Medical Director for the Ambulatory Programs at BC Women's. He performed the first laser surgery for TTTS in Canada.

Notable Publications:

Audibert F, Gagnon A + SOGC Genetics Committee. “Prenatal Screening for and Diagnosis of Aneuploidy in Twin Pregnancies.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2011;33(7):754-767.

Gagnon A and the SOGC Genetics Committee.  “Evaluation of Prenatally Diagnosed Structural Congenital Anomalies”.  J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2009;31(9):875-881.

Country: Canada

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; genetics

Languages: French; English

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Country: Italy

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; preeclampsia; ultrasound on the labour ward

Languages: Italian; English; French

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Dr Steven Goldstein is an obstetrician-gynecologist in New York, New York and is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Read more.

Country: USA

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine; abnormal uterine bleeding; postmenopausal ultrasound; incidental findings in gynecological ultrasound; ovarian cancer screening

Language: English

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Prof. Stefano Guerriero is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cagliari, Italy from 2016 to present. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1988, and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1992 at the same university. He was Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cagliari University from 2006 to 2016 and Assistant Professor from 1999 to 2006. He has been an editor of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2011.

He is the author of more than 145 scientific publications.

Country: Italy

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; endometriosis

Languages: English; French; Spanish; Italian

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ISUOG World Congress Chair 2019

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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Fetal Heart Special Interest Group, VISUOG Taskforce (Chair)

Prof. Mauricio Herrera is an OB/GYN with a particular speciality in maternal fetal medicine, fetal cardiology and fetal neurology. Prof. Herrera began his work in MFM and prenatal diagnosis in 2000. In the same year, he created the Maternal Fetal Unit of Colsanitas Clinic in Bogota, Colombia. He is also responsible for begining the first recognised fellowship program in MFM at the University of Rosary School of Medicine in Colombia.

Currently, he is the Director of the Fellowship program in MFM, Fetal Cardiology and Fetal Neurology at the Sanitas University and University of the Rosary. As Director of the fellowship program, he is responsible for research and education in the unit and for all courses and online education offered by Sanitas University.

He is currently ISUOG's Ambassador to Colombia and Latin America at large.

You can follow him on Twitter at @mherreram

Country: Colombia

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery; fetal neurology; fetal CNS

Languages: English; Spanish

"Through my ISUOG membership I have delivered 14 ISUOG Approved courses in Latin America, since 2006, attracting around 300 delegates to each course and taking great care to share with the quality educational opportunities that the Society provides. I was also pleased to organise ISUOG’s 9th International Symposium in Colombia, attracting 550 delegates from the regions and introducing them to ISUOG. Since then I have also contributed to translating ISUOG’s guidelines, helping to extend the reach of the Society into my region."

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Education Committee (Chair)

Prof. Jon Hyett trained in obstetrics and gynecology and sub-specialised in maternal and fetal medicine in the UK. He is currently Joint Head of the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonataology at the University of Sydney. He is involved nationally with the Nuchal Translucency Accreditation Program of RANZCR / RANZCOG and internationally with the obstetric ultrasound accreditation programs run by the Fetal Medicine Foundation, UK and ISUOG. Jon is also involved in the Scientific Committee, which oversees the production and development of the scientific program for the ISUOG World Congress.

Country: Australia

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; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery; genetics

Language: English

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Outreach Committee (Chair)

Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 &T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy

Language: English

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Country: Sweden

Field: Gynecology; Obstetrics

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

Languages: English; Swedish; Russian

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ISUOG Fellowship, 2014

Davor Jurkovic is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Director of Gynaecology Diagnostic and Outpatient Treatment Unit at University College Hospital, London. He is an internationally recognised expert in gynaecological and early pregnancy ultrasound. He has published extensively on these topics and has edited five books. He has helped to develop and run the RCOG training programmes in gynaecological ultrasound, acute gynaecology and early pregnancy. He is also a founding member of the educational charity Focus on Gynaecology. Read more.

Country: UK

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Endometriosis, early pregancy complications, ultrasound in gynaecology, benign gyanecological conditions, diagnosis of uterine and ovarian cancer.

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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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Dr Asma Khalil is a consultant obstetrician at St George's Hospital and honorary senior lecturer at St George's Medical School, University of London. She is a subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. She is lead for the Multiple Pregnancy service at St George's Hospital, the referral unit for the South West London region. She gained her MD at the University of London in 2009. She also has a Masters degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and an MRC scholarship. She is committed to the implementation of clinical guidelines in practice and believes that they could reduce inequalities in care across the NHS. She is a representative member of the fetal medicine at the national Clinical Reference Groups for specialised services. She has active collaborations with international societies, particularly in developing countries.

You can follow her on twitter @MsAsmaKhalil

Notable publications: She has published more than 45 peer reviewed research papers in medical journals, and many review articles and book chapters. Read more.

Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics; Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; prenatal diagnosis; fetal therapy; interventional procedures during pregnancy.

Languages: English; Arabic

"I am committed to supporting ISUOG’s membership growth and providing educational opportunities in underrepresented regions of the world. I have contributed to the Society’s scientific program, speaking at their Intensive education courses and even running two Approved courses of my own, which have become popular in their own right. One of these courses takes place in Egypt, the other in the UK, where there is a shortage in opportunities for basic training in the field. Through these initiatives I have introduced more than 70 new members to the Society in the last year alone and strive to continue delivering ISUOG’s resources in areas where there is most in need."

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Dr. Ashok Khurana commenced his medical studies at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India in 1975, and, after completing his MBBS went on to do a post graduate (MD) degree in Radiology which he completed in 1984. During this period he had the unique experience of establishing the ultrasound services at this premier institution under the guidance of Prof. Sneh Bhargava who is widely regarded as the “guru” of contemporary medical imaging in India. It was during this time that he also had the opportunity to train at the ultrasound department of the Herlev Hospital in Denmark under the tutelage of Prof. Hans Henrik Holm, a pioneer in ultrasound technology and its medical applications. Armed with this experience he went on to establish a private medical facility in New Delhi, with the vision of providing world class ultrasound services. Read more.

Country: India

Field: Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Specialties: Color Doppler, 3D and 4D ultrasound, ultrasound guided surgical procedures, transrectal scans, transvaginal scans.

"In a country where more mothers and newborns die than anywhere else in the world, there has been an increasing need to incorporate quality ultrasound in antenatal care. It has been heartening to s ee the change in the way ultrasound scans are now carried out in many parts of my country. ISUOG’s education has played a major role in this. I have drawn hugely on the name and academic content of ISUOG to run major ISUOG events in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi and Mumbai as well as smaller, personalised courses. This has included professing ultrasound guidelines, projecting guidelines for the appropriate use of Doppler studies and spreading awareness of ISUOG's online academic content. Future direction includes taking the mission of ISUOG to the remotest areas, increasing awareness of the utility of ISUOG educational material in gynecological ultrasound, and increasing the visibility of the White Journal."

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"I have served in various capacities with ISUOG for over two decades. ISUOG provides an wonderful opportunity for all of us to improve the level of clinical practice, education, and research initiatives in Women’s Health Imaging through a global outreach effort that is second to none."

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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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Approved Courses Task Force (Chair), 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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Notable Publications:

Martins WP, Welsh AW, Lima JC, Nastri CO, Raine-Fenning NJ. The "volumetric" pulsatility index as evaluated by spatiotemporal imaging correlation (STIC): a preliminary description of a novel technique, its application to the endometrium and an evaluation of its reproducibility. Ultrasound Med Biol 2011; 37: 2160-2168.

Martins WP, Rocha IA, Ferriani RA, Nastri CO. Assisted hatching of human embryos: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Hum Reprod Update 2011; 17: 438-453.

Country: Brazil

Field: Reproductive Medicine; Gynecology; Early Pregnancy

Specialties: 3D and 4D ultrasound; evidence based medicine; reproducibility of results

Language: English; Portuguese

"I’ve coordinated the translation of the ISUOG Clinical Standards Committee guidelines into Portuguese (Brazil) and I’ve divulged the free membership for trainees in Ob-Gyn and/or Ultrasound in Brazil. I greatly enjoyed these tasks because I believe these will improve the quality of ultrasound scans in Portuguese-speaking countries, particularly in Brazil."

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Dr Ronald McCoy graduated in medicine from the University of Malaya in Singapore. He later obtained Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London.

Dr McCoy is a past president of the Malaysian Medical Association and former member of the Malaysian Medical Council.

He has been actively involved in the worldwide physicians' movement for the elimination of nuclear weapons and served as co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. He was also a member of the Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in 1995-1996.

After the failed review conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 2005, Dr McCoy proposed that IPPNW change its strategy by initiating an International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

At the review conference of the NPT in 2010, it was agreed unanimously that any use of nuclear weapons would have catastrophic humanitarian consequences which would violate international humanitarian law at all times. This led to a declaration that there is a clear mandate to ban nuclear weapons.

Based on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, negotiations in the United Nations eventually led to the adoption of a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 7th July 2017 by a large majority of 122 states.

In December, ICAN was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize "for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of nuclear weapons."

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Dr Simon Meagher is a consultant obstetrician gynaecologist at the Mercy hospital for Women and honorary senior lecturer department of Obstetrics and gynaecology, Monash University, Melbourne. He served as medical Director of  Monash IVF /Ultrasound for Women for over 20 years.  His previous appointments also included Council Member, Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM), Chairman Standards of Practice Committee (ASUM) , executive board member and examiner for the Diploma in Diagnostic Ultrasound (ASUM ) and Chairman of the Melbourne Sonologists group.

Notable Publications: He has published over 60 peer review articles.

Rightward convexity of the great vessel arising from the anterior ventricle: a novel fetal marker for transposition of the great arteries. Menahem S, Rotstein A, Meagher S. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Feb;41(2):168-71. doi: 10.1002/uog.11171.

The aqueduct of Sylvius: a sonographic landmark for neural tube defects in the first trimester. Finn M, Sutton D, Atkinson S, Ransome K, Sujenthiran P, Ditcham V, Wakefield P, Meagher S. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Dec;38(6):640-5.

Country: Australia

Field: Obstetrics; Gynecology

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1T & 2T; fetal echocardiography T1 and T2; gynecological ultrasound.

Languages: English

"It is an honour to be appointed as ambassador to ISUOG for the Asia pacific region and I am committed to supporting and enhancing ISUOG’s membership across the region. I will continue with my commitment to education in the Asia pacific via conducting regular practical interactive symposia both locally and overseas.”

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Finance Committee, Nominations Committee, Bids Committee, Membership Development Committee

Dr Andrew Ngu is a Fellow of RANZCOG with a subspeciality in ultrasound. He is currently the Chairman of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northern Health Epping and is a lecturer at the University of Melbourne. He is the principal of East Melbourne Ultrasound. He is also currently on the executive of the Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM). He is the Chairman of the Board of Examiners for DMU (Asia) and for DDU, by ASUM. He also served as President of ISUOG from 2014-2016.

Country: Australia

Field: Gynecology; Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal growth restriction; fetal interventional procedures; reproductive medicine

Language: English

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Mary Norton is a perinatologist and geneticist, and is Professor and Interim Chair in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.

She is Director of the Prenatal Diagnostic Center at UCSF and co-Director of the UCSF Center for Maternal-Fetal Precision Medicine. She is also the President of the Perinatal Quality Foundation, and the Immediate Past President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include genetic testing and its application to prenatal screening and diagnosis.  She focuses on the unique aspects of translating new technologies into improved care for pregnant women and their fetuses.  Much of her recent research has involved cell free DNA screening and implementation into prenatal care.
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Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

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; preeclampsia; preterm delivery

Language: English

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Dr. Neil O’Gorman is an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and a subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Necker Enfants-Malades Hospital in Paris, France.

Having completed a joint honours BSc from the National University of Ireland, he went to study medicine at the University of Glasgow. He then moved to London to train in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and subsequently became a subspecialty trainee in Maternal Fetal Medicine at King’s College Hospital, London. During this time, he developed an interest in first trimester screening for preeclampsia and was a member of the team that produced the ASPRE study. His doctoral thesis involved developing a 1st trimester preeclampsia prediction model with subsequent prospective validation across 12 hospitals in Europe.

In 2017, he moved to Paris where he works as a Chef de Clinique at Necker Hospital and Descartes University Paris. His special interests are 1st trimester screening for aneuploidies and preeclampsia, ultrasound quality control, fetal abnormalities, twins, high risk obstetrics, and undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

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ISUOG Fellowship, 2014, Stuart Campbell Award for Education winner, 2011

Dr Dario Paladini is currently the Head of the Fetal Medicine and Surgery Unit at G. Gaslini Children's Hospital in Genova, Italy.

Country: Italy

Field: Gynecology; Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T2; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; fetal therapy

Languages: English; Italian; Spanish

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Bids Committee Chair, Nominations 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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Ian Donald Gold Medal Award, 2008, ISUOG Honorary Fellowship award, 2000

Dr Lawrence Platt earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University and his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He went on to complete both an internship and a residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sinai Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, where he was selected as Chief Resident. Dr Platt continued his training with a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. Upon completion of his fellowship, he was offered a full-time faculty position where he attained the rank of full professor after seven years. A Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the National Board of Medical Examiners, Dr Platt also holds a sub-specialty board certification in maternal-fetal medicine. In addition to his private practice work, he is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. A former chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and vice chairman at UCLA, Dr Platt is currently on attending staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the UCLA Reagan Medical Center, and on the attending staff at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica where he co-directs the division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division.

2008 Gold Medal Award article

Country: USA

Field: Gynecology; Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; preterm delivery; 3D & 4D ultrasound; genetics; gynecological ultrasound; safety of ultrasound

Language: English

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Prof. Ritsuko Kimata Pooh was born in Osaka, Japan in 1960. She graduated from Law Department of Keio University, Tokyo, and thereafter graduated from the Medical School of Tokushima University with social, legal and ethical viewpoints. After her graduation from medical school in 1990, she has dedicated most of her time to clinical research and investigation in fetal medicine and perinatology. She has especially introduced the most sophisticated fetal neuroimaging from 1996 by using transvaginal sonography, three dimensional ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. She established CRIFM clinical research institute of fetal medicine in Osaka in 2007. Her recent study of medullary vein development and neuronal migration disorder of fetal brain are worthy of note, and she received the Alfred Alfred Kratochwil Award at the ISUOG Congress in 2011, Lifetime achievement award in WCPM (World Congress in Perinatal Medicine) in 2015, and Sir William Liley medal in International Congress on Fetus as a Patient in 2016. Her remarkable research on fetal brain has been internationally approved by perinatologists as well as neurologists and neurosurgeons. She published more than 70 original scientific papers 150 review articles and the books; An Atlas of Fetal Central Nervous System, Diagnosis and Management in 2003, Fetal Neurology in 2009, Atlas of Advanced Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2015.

 Her early detection of fetal abnormalities in ‘Sonoembryology’ can be described as art of science in the uterus. Furthermore, she has been establishing a new field of Sonogenetics, combining detailed sonogram with cytogenetics and molecular genetics from 2009 and performing quite a number of invasive genetic procedures including more than 1,500s CVS and 300 amniocenteses per year. In the era of prenatal diagnoses with advanced molecular genetics and maternal serum with cfDNA, she has emphasized the importance of observing fetuses by ultrasound. She established the clinical genetic laboratory (Ritz Medical Clinical Lab.) in Osaka with the aim of ultimate sonogenetics in 2011. She has truly been one of the international executives in research as well as education in a field of perinatology.

Notable publications

Ritsuko K. Pooh, Kohei Shiota, Asim Kurjak. Imaging of the human embryo with magnetic resonance imaging microscopy and high-resolution transvaginal 3-dimensional sonography: human embryology in the 21st century. AJOG. 2011;204(1):77-9

POOH RK. Sonoembryology by 3D HDlive silhouette ultrasound - what is added by the "see-through fashion"? Journal of Perinatal Medicine. Mar 2016; 44(2): 139-48.

Country: Japan

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester, aneuploidy screening, fetal anomalies screening, fetal anomalies, 3D/4D ultrasound, early pregnancy, genetics, fetal brain (fetal neurology)

Languages: Japanese, English

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Professor Liona Poon is an Academic Subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine, devoted in improving maternal and fetal health. She has had a prolific research output throughout her clinical and research posts, including over 130 peer-reviewed publications in high impact international journals. In the last 10 years she has focused her research on establishing a programme for effective early prediction and prevention of preeclampsiam a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. With her success in developing a first-trimester prediction model for preeclampsia using maternal risk factors, ultrasound, blood pressure and biochemical markers, and on Aspirin prophylaxis against preeclampsia, her goal in the next 10 years is to improve obstetric care worldwide, through clinical research and education. 

Notable Publications:
Aspire trial: incidence of preterm preeclampsia in patients fulfulling ACOG and NICE criteria according to risk by the FMF algorithm. Poon LC, Rolnik DL, Tan MY, Delgado JL, Tsokaki T, Akolekar R, Singh M, Andrade W, Efeturk T, Jani JC, Plasencia W, Papaioannou G, Blazquez AR, Carbone IF, Wright D, Nikolaides KH.
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2018 Jan 30. doi: 10.1002/uog.19019 [Epub ahead of print]

Aspirin versus Placebo in Pregnancies at High Risk of Preterm Preeclampsia. Rolnik DL, Wright D, Poon LC, O'Gorman N, Syngelaki A, de Paco Matallana C, Akolekar R, Cicero S, Janga D, Singh M, Molina FS, Persico N, Jani JC, Plasencia W, Papaioannou G, Tennebaum Gavish K, Meiri H, Gizurarson S, Maclagan K, Nicolaides K.H.
New England Journal Medicine 2017, 2017 Jun 28. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1704559. [Epub ahead of print]

Country: Hong Kong SAR, UK

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal anomalies screening; aneuploidy screening; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery; fetal growth; detection of fetal and neonatal growth abnormalities; ultrasound on the labour ward

Languages: English; Chinese (Mandarin); Chinese (Cantonese)

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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: 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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Clinical Standards Committee (Chair), Education Committee, 3D Focus Group, Patient Group Task Force

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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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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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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Department Chief, Dept. Obs/Gyn, Yun-Lin Branch, National Taiwan University Hospital
Head of labor ward, Dept. Obs/Gyn, Yun-Lin Branch, National Taiwan University Hospital.
Vice Secretary General, 2017 WFUMB
Assistant Professor in Dept. Obs/Gyn, National Taiwan University 

Notable publications:
Antenatal depiction of the fetal ear with three-dimensional ultrasonography, Shih JC, Shyu MK, Lee CN, Wu CH, Lin GJ, Hsieh FJ., Obstet Gynecol 1998 Apr;91(4):500-5.

Role of three-dimensional power Doppler in the antenatal diagnosis of placenta accreta: comparison with gray-scale and color Doppler techniques, Shih JC, Palacios Jaraquemada JM, Su YN, Shyu MK, Lin CH, Lin SY, Lee CN. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Feb;33(2):193-203.

Country: Taiwan

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal heart, fetal anomalies screening, fetal anomalies, 3D/4D ultrasound, abnormally invasive placenta; placenta accreta, cesarean scar pregnancy

Languages: Mandarin, English

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Gordon Smith is Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Cambridge, UK.

He has five degrees from Glasgow University: BSc (1st class honours) 1987, MB ChB 1990, MD 1995, PhD 2001, and DSc 2012. His clinical training was in Glasgow, including sub-specialist training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He had Wellcome Trust clinical research training fellowships based in Glasgow University (1992-1993) and Cornell University, USA (1996-1999). His clinically orientated research focuses on using maternal, ultrasonic and biochemical data to predict adverse pregnancy outcome. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science in 2010.

 

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Country: The Philippines

Field: Obstetrics and Gynecology

"Our ultrasound unit is within the Manila Central University- Filemon D Tanchoco College of Medicine and Hospital premises. We have been in operation for 23 years and have graduated about 400 medical specialists who trained for 1 year and passed our local PSUOG's examinations but they stay mostly in the big cities and towns.

Last year, we held our 1st ISUOG-sponsored ultrasound course in OB-GYN with 574 joining the Core Membership (~10% of 2015 ISUOG members) and we plan to have another ISUOG-sponsored course in Cebu 2016. We need ISUOG to maintain a high level of current information and new procedures for our members. Another project where ISUOG can help is to help us to bring basic ultrasound technology to the periphery where basic health services are needed."
 

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Dr S.Suresh is the Managing Director of Mediscan Systems a tertiary referral centre for Fetal Medicine in India. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of O&G London (honoriscausa) and is actively involved in training over 4000 physicians from India and other countries in Ultrasound and Fetal Medicine for over 35 years. He has several publications to his credit and is involved in various Research projects in Fetal Medicine. He has set up the Birth Defects Registry of India which is recognized as a subnational registry by the WHO. He is the managing Trustee of Fetal Care Research Foundation a Charity organisation that aims to provide access to treatment options for the underprivileged. He is a recipient of several awards and was one of the earliest to set up a Fetoscopic surgical service in India.

He is a visiting Prof in Perinatology at the Sri Ramachandra Medical University and the Chief functionary of the Voluntary Health Services, a charitable hospital in Chennai which aims to achieve affordable quality health care for all .

Notable publications:

Radio frequency ablation in Complicated Monochorionic Pregnancy : Initial Experience DOI: 10; 1007/s/40556-017-0145 Journal of Fetal Medicine, 2017 Nov PP 1-6. Pm;ome [in;ocatopm 30th Nov 2017]

Suresh Seshadri; Down Syndrome Screening in India, Are we there yet? Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology India; 2017 Dec 17. 67(6) ; 393-399, Epub 2017 August 17 DOI : 10. 1007/S12098-017-2528-5

Country: India

Field: 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; multiple pregnancy; 3D & 4D ultrasound; fetal intervention procedure; early pregnancy; fetal growth. 

Languages: English

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Honorary Member, Outreach Committee

Prof. Ann Tabor is Professor of Fetal Medicine at the Department of Obstetrics, The Juliane Marie Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital and the University of Copenhagen. Her main research areas are:

  • Prenatal screening
  • First trimester risk assessment of the fetus
  • Invasive diagnostic procedures in pregnancy
  • Intrauterine growth
  • Intrauterine monitoring of foetuses at risk
  • Teaching and training in obstetrical and gynaecological ultrasound
  • Physical and sexual abuse in women

Professor Ann Tabor received an Award from the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, in recognition of achievement in gynaecology and obstetrics, in 2000. In 2008 she was awarded the Gold Medal from the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Singapore, and in 2011 she was rewarded with a grant from The Found called ‘A Good Beginning In Life” for her research on violence and abuse in women.

Country: Denmark

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 &T2; aneuploidies; preterm delivery

Languages: English; Danish; French

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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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ISUOG Committees and Working Groups: Editorial Board of UOG, Nominations Committee, VISUOG Task Force

Dr Antonia Carla Testa studied medicine at the Catholic University in Rome. She did her residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the same university and specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She obtained a Doctorate in fetal and pediatric cardiological sciences.

Since 1998 she worked in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Catholic University in Rome. In 2004 she became an Assistant Professor in the same University. Since 1989 she has been involved in ultrasound research, at first in the use of Doppler velocimetry in pregnancy and then in the study of ovarian masses and oncological pathologies. At present she is in charge of the gyne-oncological ultrasound service at the Catholic University in Rome.

Country: Italy

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological oncology, gynecological ultrasound

Languages: Italian, English

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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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Professor Baskaran Thilaganathan is a consultant obstetrician with a specialist clinical interest in obstetric ultrasound, doppler assessment, multiple pregnancy, fetal growth restriction, pre-eclampsia and chorion villus sampling. Prof. Thilaganathan also has a clinical interest in fetal blood transfusion and fetoscopic laser treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome. He has a particular interest in medical and surgical management of high-risk pregnancies (materno-fetal medicine) with a focus on twin pregnancy, fetal growth, fetal abnormality and preeclamspsia. Prof. Thilaganathan's research methods include uterine Doppler and trophoblast invasion, screening for pre-eclampsia, echocardiography based studies of maternal cardiac adaptation to pregnancy, and clinical studies of twin pregnancies.

Notable Publications:

Singh T, Leslie K, Bhide A, D’antonio F, Thilaganathan B. Role of Second-Trimester Uterine Artery Doppler in Assessing Stillbirth Risk. Obstet Gynecol. 2012;119:256-261.

NICE Guideline Development Group. Antenatal care for twin and triplet pregnancies: summary of NICE guidance. BMJ. 2011;343:d5714. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d5714.

Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics

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

Language: English

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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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ISUOG Fellowship, 2014; Ian Donald Gold Medal Winner, 2002

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3D Focus Group (Secretary), Fetal Heart Special Interest Group, Perinatal Doppler and Vascular Focus Group, MRI Special Interest Group, Online Education Content Task Force.

Prof. Boris Tutschek is an ISUOG Board Member, a fetal medicine and gynecology ultrasound specialist in Zürich, Switzerland, as well as a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Düsseldorf University in Germany. His expertise includes fetal maternal medicine, fetal cardiology, teaching and training obstetrics and gynecology as well as new technologies. He is an active member of several ISUOG Working Groups. 

Country: Switzerland

Field: Gynecology/Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 and T2; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; maternal and fetal Doppler; ultrasound on the labour ward; 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound

Languages: English; German

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Dr Fred Ushakov is a highly experienced fetal medicine professional with unique expertise in practical implications of ultrasound. He has more than 25 years of international practice within the world's leading institutions. His main research interest is diagnosis of anomalies at 11-13 weeks, which includes early fetal echocardiography and neurosonography, along with detection of spina bifida, other serious anomalies and genetic syndromes during the first trimester of pregnancy. 

He has exceptional knowledge in development and implementation of advanced interactive ultrasound courses with a solid track record in organisation of practical-oriented training in fetal echo, 3D/4D scan, neurosonography, and courses about facial, abdominal, renal, skeletal and other anomalies.

Notable publications:

Ushakov, F., Fernandez, M., Lesmes Heredia, C. and Pandya, P. (2014), OP06.08: “Crash sign”: displacement and deformation of mesencephalon against occipital bone in the diagnosis of spina bifida at 11–13 weeks. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 44: 80.

Loureiro, T., Ushakov, F., Montenegro, N., Gielchinsky, Y. and Nicolaides, K. H. (2012), Cerebral ventricular system in fetuses with open spina bifida at 11–13 weeks' gestation. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 39: 620–624.

Country: United Kingdom

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; 3D & 4D ultrasound; basic training; early pregnancy; 11-13 weeks echocardiography; neurosonography; anomalies  

Languages: English; Russian; Hebrew

"I am motivated to train and support doctors in other countries and to help them to protect and preserve the health of mothers and unborn babies. I run many ultrasound and fetal medicine courses in the UK (ISUOG supported courses), Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Peru, Portugal, Russia (ISUOG supported courses), Turkey and Ukraine.  Many of my colleagues (especially young specialists) have no opportunity to participate in expensive international congresses and courses. The emerging role of ISUOG is to develop low cost, high quality courses and to local medical communities by providing friendly, responsive and effective programs of ultrasound training and assistance."
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ISUOG Fellowship, 2014

Prof. Lil Valentin has been a Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Lund University, Sweden, since 2002. She is Head of the Ultrasound Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Skåne University Hospital Malmö, Sweden. Her research is mainly in gynecologic ultrasound, especially Doppler ultrasound (both 2D and 3D), but also obstetric ultrasound (RCT on nuchal translucency screening, cervix in pregnancy, cesarean hysterotomy scars).

With more than 200 scientific publications and vast teaching experience, she is often an invited speaker at Congresses and courses. She has organised many ultrasound courses herself and is a current member of the Editorial Board for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Country: Sweden

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy; safety of ultrasound

Languages: English; Swedish

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Country: Belgium

Field: Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound

Languages: English; French; Dutch

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Professor Yves Ville is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at Necker-Enfants-Malades Hospital at the Paris Descartes University. He is the Chair and lead clinician in the largest fetal medicine and therapy unit in France. He has pursued a platform of work that has allowed clinical and academic progress of the subspecialty of fetal medicine, both nationally and internationally.

Country: France

Field: Obstetrics; Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1; fetal anomalies; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; preterm delivery; genetics

Languages: English; French

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

Prof. Nikos Vrachnis is an As. Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fetal-Maternal Medicine at the University of Athens Medical School, Aretaieio University Hospital. Currently, he also serves as Chair of the Gynecology, Obstetrics and Perinatal Medicine Unit at Evgenideio University Hospital (Athens). He also serves as Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St George’s University Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, London.

Nikos has written or edited 15 books, has more than 150 scientific publications and has been awarded four times for his research work.  He has a special interest in medical education, simulation and training, preterm labour, Down’s syndrome, fetal anomalies and 3D/4D ultrasound. Has run more than 100 practical courses in Greece and Cyprus, including Obstetric and Gynecologic Ultrasound courses, as well as courses in Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Presently serves as President of the Hellenic Society of Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergency.

Within the ISUOG he is a member of the Educational Committee, of the Basic Training Task Force and of the Patient Leaflets task force.

Notable publications
Soluble Fas and Fas-ligand levels in mid-trimester amniotic fluid and their associations with severe small for gestational age fetuses: a prospective observational study.
Vrachnis N, Dalainas I, Papoutsis D, Samoli E, Rizos D, Iliodromiti Z, Siristatidis C, Tsikouras P, Creatsas G, Botsis D. J Reprod Immunol. 2013 Jun;98(1-2):39-44

The fetus that is small for gestational age.
Vrachnis N, Botsis D, Iliodromiti Z. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Dec;1092:304-9

Elevated mid-trimester amniotic fluid ADAM-8 concentrations as a potential risk factor for preterm delivery.
Vrachnis N, Malamitsi-Puchner A, Samoli E, Botsis D, Iliodromiti Z, Baka S, Hassiakos D, Creatsas G. J Soc Gynecol Investig. 2006 Apr;13(3):186-90.

Resistin in mid-trimester amniotic fluid in trisomy 21.
Vrachnis N, Gkogkas L, Iliodromiti S, Grigoriadis C, Samoli E, Iliodromiti Z, Pangalos C, Pappa KI, Drakoulis N, Creatsas G, Botsis D. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 Nov;26(16):1576-80

Three-dimensional ultrasound and three-dimensional power Doppler improve the preoperative evaluation of complex benign ovarian lesions.
Vrachnis N, Sifakis S, Samoli E, Kappou D, Pavlakis K, Iliodromiti Z, Botsis D. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2012;39(4):474-8.

Hospital visiting in obstetrics and gynecology: a tool for the advancement of training.
Creatsas G, Vrachnis N. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2006 Dec;95(3):298-301

Placental growth factor (PlGF): a key to optimizing fetal growth.
Vrachnis N, Kalampokas E, Sifakis S, Vitoratos N, Kalampokas T, Botsis D, Iliodromiti Z. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 Jul;26(10):995-1002.

Doppler assessment of the intrauterine growth-restricted fetus.
Botsis D, Vrachnis N, Christodoulakos G. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Dec;1092:297-303

Country: Greece

Field: Obstetrics, Gynecology, Fetal-Maternal Medicine

Specialties: Preterm labour, Down’s syndrome, fetal anomalies, and 3D/4D ultrasound

Languages: Greek, English

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Part of the ISUOG China Task Force local leadership team along with Prof. Yuxin Jiang and Prof. Jiawei Tian.

Country: China

Field: "I have an absolute commitment to ultrasound education and since 2012 I have held an annual ISUOG Approved course - the first three were in Beijing and from 2015 we have been going to other provinces. These have been attracting around 400 – 500 delegates, and from this I have introduced around 300 people each year to the Society." 

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ISUOG Fellowship, 2014

Country: Israel

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal heart; 3D & 4D ultrasound; evaluation of fetal cardiovascular system anatomy and function

Languages: English; Hebrew

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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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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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ISUOG Ambassador to Egypt and North Africa, CME Task Force (Chair), Education Committee

Dr Aly Youssef was a resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alexandria University, Egypt until 2006. He worked as a trainee in the Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine Unit, Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy from 2008 to 2013 and has since become a specialist and research fellow. He has published over 35 academic papers in peer-reviewed journals mainly in the field of Ultrasound in Obstetrics.

Notable Publications:

Youssef A, Ghi T, Pilu G. How to perform ultrasound in labor: assessment of fetal occiput position. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013; 41: 476–478.

Youssef A, Ghi T, Pilu G. How to image the fetal corpus  callosum. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2013 42(6):718-20.

​Youssef A, Arcangeli T, Radico D, Contro E, Guasina F, Bellussi F, Maroni E, Morselli-Labate A, Farina A, Pilu G, Pelusi G, Ghi, T. Accuracy of fetal gender determination in the 1st trimester using 3D ultrasound. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2011 ;37:557-561.

Youssef A, Salsi G, Bellussi F, Arcangeli T, Farina A, Contro E, Maroni E, Pilu G, Rizzo N, Ghi T. Three-dimensional ultrasound is an accurate and reproducible technique for fetal crown-rump length measurement. Prenat Diagn 2012 ;32:220-227

Country: Italy / Egypt

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; maternal and fetal Doppler; ultrasound on the labour ward; 3D & 4D ultrasound; pelvic floor imaging

Languages: English; Italian; Arabic; French

"I have regularly organised, with the help of many local and international speakers, basic and advanced ultrasound courses in Egypt (and other countries in the middle-east). Many of these courses were ISUOG approved. It is always a pleasure to meet young people eager to learn, and to see year after year the positive feedback and the growing interest in prenatal diagnosis and ISUOG activities". 

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