Subject: ISUOG August News: 2 weeks until the World Congress!

  August News
Shiny new design for ISUOG News

We are delighted to present the new design for our monthly newsletter! We hope you like it too. We will continue to provide you with the latest events, new features, as well as activities that ISUOG is involved in.

In this issue
  • Still time to register for the Congress
  • Sign up for one of our pre-congress courses
  • Book your place to Meet the Professors
  • Itinerary planner live: plan your Congress
  • New Congress App
  • Upload your presentation
  • Come and visit the Outreach workshop
  • Mongolia Outreach trip
  • Trainee membership survey results
  • AGM notice
  • New UOG feature
  • UOG recommended reading
  • Journal club article
  • Trainee membership survey results
  • New ISUOG HQ update

Still time to register for the Congress!

ISUOG’s 22nd World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Copenhagen, Denmark is now only 2 weeks away. Register now and don't miss out on exciting lectures, latest research presentations, pre-congress courses and ‘Meet the professor’ sessions. The final session will feature a debate on the 'future of first trimester risk assessment' with E. Gratacós, K. Nicolaides, B. Thilaganathan, A. Tabor, Y. Ville and S. Yagel. Our scientific program is now available online for detailed information.

Sign up for one of our pre-congress courses

Three pre-congress courses cover "The obstetric Doppler textbook in one day", "Fetal malformations" or "Early pregnancy complications" on Saturday 8 September from 09:00 - 17:00. Read more for full details and how to register.

Book your place to meet the professors!

Places for our popular ‘meet the professor’ sessions are selling out fast! Places are available for €25 only, including light snacks and refreshments. Read more for a detailed list of sessions and for information on how to add a session to your registration.

Itinerary Planner live: plan your Congress

ISUOG’s Online Itinerary Planner for the Congress is now live. This online planner allows you to view the Congress program and create your own personalised itinerary by building up a full schedule to include the sessions you wish to attend. Start building your personal itinerary now.

New Congress Smartphone App!

Will you be attending Congress in Copenhagen? Look out for our new iPhone/iPad App, designed to enhance your Congress experience by allowing you to plan and navigate directly from your device.

Upload your presentation

If your abstract has been accepted into the scientific program for the World Congress 2012, please remember to upload your PowerPoint presentation as soon as possible. Electronic Posters (P's) will be online before the Congress. Full details and templates are available on the abstract pages of our website. If you have any questions contact us at

Come and visit the Outreach workshop

This year, the Outreach Workshop will aim to give participants a thorough idea of what to expect if volunteering for an Outreach training course and approaches to teaching. Dr Kofi Buah Bosque-Hamilton from our Ghana project will join us to tell you what the benefits of ISUOG Outreach training are from a trainee perspective. Come and join us on Monday 10 September from 16:00-17:30 in Auditorium 12.

Mongolia Outreach trip

Following very closely on the heels of the Congress, the Mongolia Outreach team will be heading to Ulaanbaatar for ISUOG's first Outreach training course in Asia on 24-28 September. The team will be led by Dr Philippe Jeanty, who will be accompanied by Dr Iryna Tsihanenka and representatives of the project partners KSUOG (Korean Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology) Profs Jong Kwan Jun, Kwang Jun Kim, Moon-Young Kim, Hye-Sung Won and Ja-Young Kwon. Industry partners Samsung Medison are kindly dontating three systems to the project and will also send Mr Mike Kammermeier to provide additional support to the training team. The training will be taking place at the National Centre for Maternal and Children's Health. We wish the team safe travels and a successful course!

August 2012 trainee survey: results

We received 145 responses to our latest trainee survey, thank you for your help in taking this. We ask all our trainee members to take the survey if you have not done so already! The survey was designed to explore what benefits our trainee members enjoy most. All trainee benefits and services scored highly (5.75-6.22 out of 7). We are looking for ways to increase awareness of our services to trainees and expanding our trainee program further plays an important role in this. So if you are aware of an organisation that would be suitable for our trainee program that is currently not listed, please get in touch!

Annual General Meeting at the Congress

The next AGM of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology will take place during the 22nd World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Copenhagen on Sunday 9 September 2012 at 15:45 in Hall A1 at the Bella Center. The AGM notice to members is now available on the ISUOG website. All members are invited to submit their approval of the proposed Board appointments and a voting form can be found here. Any comments should be made in writing and all voting forms should be submitted to the Secretariat before Tuesday, August 4th. Read on for the agenda, accounts, appointments or the opportunity to send your contributions if you are not attending.

New UOG feature

From July 2012, each issue of the Journal has included Referee Commentaries on selected articles. These are commissioned by the Editors when they feel that a Reviewer of a manuscript can provide an additional perspective or insight on the research presented. Read on to see the latest referee commentaries.

UOG Journal Club

This month, the UOG Journal Club article is a study comparing hormonal, metabolic and ultrasound parameters in women with polycystic ovaries, women with polycystic ovary syndrome and controls.

UOG recommended reading

Pregnancy loss after chorionic villus sampling and genetic amniocentesis in twin pregnancies: a systematic review
Agarwal, K. and Alfirevic, Z.

New ISUOG HQ update

Work on ISUOG’s Freston Road home is due to begin at the end of August. The builders will move in and start the refurbishment work and the Secretariat were happy to meet the building team who has now been appointed. Look out for updates and photos in the coming weeks as the property is transformed!

ISUOG Facebook page approaching 5000 fans!

We continue to give updates on the latest ISUOG news including new courses, highlights of our World congress, Outreach updates and other key announcements. Like our page to receive these.

Important dates

Approved courses

  • 13-16 September 2012, XIII South Asian Conference on Clinical Ultrasonography in Practise, Chennai, India

  • 27-29 September 2012, International Symposium on Perinatal Hemodynamics, Lausanne, Switzerland
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Watch the 2011 Los Angeles World Congress OnDemand!
2012 members can view all the lectures, live scans, presentations and electronic posters through OnDemand, our Congress web portal. All the presentations from the 2010 Prague Congress are also available through OnDemand, with 2012 Copenhagen presentations soon to be added!
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