Read the latest letter from ISUOG CEO, Johan Vos, about the ISUOG World Congress, the upcoming education course on Hypertension in pregnancy, plus the next webinar in the free ISUOG series on Artificial Intelligence, and how it can improve your practice in ultrasound.

Dear Colleagues,

Our World Congress in October is getting closer and we are really looking forward to giving you the latest scientific research, practical workshops and an opportunity to meet and network with 3000 delegates from over 140 countries.

On 10 September, you will get an opportunity to join our N-Gen Facebook live event. Our Next Generation Committee was set up to support, guide, mentor and inspire trainees and newly qualified clinicians worldwide in our speciality. They will be discussing what they are excited to see at our World Congress and what first attracted them to OBGYN.     

This month, we have another exciting educational programme. On 18 September, Professor Liona Poon and Professor Fabrício da Silva Costa are leading our course Hypertension in Pregnancy: Screening, Prevention, and Monitoring. Then on the 25 September, the success of our free ISUOG webinar series continues with what is guaranteed to be a fascinating session on Artificial Intelligence, and how it can improve your practice in ultrasound. This session is led by Professor Dirk Timmerman and Dr Lior Drukker. 

As for the other news, we are pleased to confirm that our Outreach programme will start in Edo State, Nigeria, a rural area of the country with high maternal and fetal mortality, between the 6 and 10 September. We are delighted to be able to start teaching theoretical and practical ultrasound skills to a number of new trainees. You can follow the trainees’ progress with regular updates from those taking part on the Outreach blog

The World Health Organization’s World Patient Safety Day on 17 September focusses this year on the need to prioritise and address safety in maternal and newborn care. An expert ISUOG panel, led by Professor Christoph Lees, will be answering your questions from social media, on COVID 19 – one year on and what have we learnt.

Finally, the September issue of the White Journal is now available and includes a study on the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant women.  It’s another great read not to be missed!    

Wherever you are, I hope you are keeping safe and well, managing to spend some time with your families and loved ones.  

On behalf of our President, Professor Tom Bourne, as well as the Board of Trustees, we extend our warm wishes to you all.

Johan Vos