Cihat Şen
President of WAPM
Cihat Sen

President, Perinatal Medicine Foundation & World Association of Perinatal Medicine;
Perinatal Medicine Unit, Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

President of WAPM
Cihat Sen
Local Organizer (Co-Chair)
Valentina De Robertis

Valentina De Robertis was born in Trani (Puglia), Italy. After completing cum laude her Medical studies, during the Specialization in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Bari, she trained as a Fellow in Fetal Cardiology at the Di Venere Hospital (Bari) where she worked under the supervision of doctor Paolo Volpe (2005-2006).

Since 2007 she works as a consultant in Fetal Medicine at the Di Venere Hospital, Bari, Italy. She is currently the President of Italian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (SIEOG). In addition, she is a member of the board of WAPM (World Association Perinatal Medicine).

Local Organizer (Co-Chair)
Valentina De Robertis
Local Organizer (Co-Chair)
Prof. Fabio Mosca
Local Organizer (Co-Chair)
Fabio Mosca
A. At.
A. Athanasiadis
A. Athanasiadis
A. B.
Ana Bianchi

Obstetrician /gynecologist university of montevideo uruguay

  • Member figo preterm birth committee 2019-2021//2023
  • Chairman of perınatal medıcıne  department pereıra rossell hospıtal  uruguay
  • Chief of the national telemedıcıne programme, sınce 2015 uruguay
  • Regular member of the ınternatıonal academy of perınatal medıcıne since 2017
  • Vıce-presıdent of the world assocıatıon of perınatal medıcıne, (wapm) (2011-2015- 2019-2022)
  • Vice-president of latın amerıcan academy of ultrasound 2022/2024
  • Director of the ian donald inter-university school of medical ultrasound – uruguayan branch (since 2005); and latin america director (since 2009);
  • Past presıdent of the perınatology socıety of uruguay, auper 2015-2017;
  • . Member of the ınternatıonal socıety “the fetus as a patıent
  • Honorary prof. University of dubrovnik –croatia, 2013
  • Granted with the william liley medal award by the fetus as patient international society for the contribution to the fetal medicine research belgrade 2017;
  • Member of the board of the latin american federation of perinatology
  • Member of honor and order of merıt of the brazılıan socıety sbus san pablo 2014;
A. Bianchi
Antonio Capalbo

Dr. Capalbo received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology from University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and his Ph.D. magna cum laude in Human Genetics at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome in 2011. From 2008 to 2012 Dr. Capalbo has been working as a clinical embryologist, pioneering embryo biopsy approaches and applications. Since then, his research has focused on preimplantation genetic testing and on the development of novel molecular biology techniques to improve pregnancy and take-home baby rates in ART. His basic research has been focused on the mechanisms of aneuploidies in oocytes and preimplantation human embryos. He received several grants for innovative studies on these subjects. From 2012-2017 he was co-founder and Laboratory Director at GENETYX, the largest PGT program in Italy. From 2017 until July 2022, he has been working as Genomics Research Director at Igenomix, and as laboratory director for Igenomix Italy. He is currently coordinator of the ESHRE SIG in Reproductive Genetics, member of the genomics-working group of the Italian society of human genetics, and Chief Genomic Officer at Juno Genetics. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and is currently Reviewer and Associated Editor for many Journals in the field of reproductive biology and genetics (New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Human Genetics, Human Reproduction Update, Human Reproduction, Fertility and Sterility, Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Journal of Medical Genetics, Scientific Reports, PNAS).

A. Capalbo
A. Chiantera
Antonio Chiantera
A. Chiantera
Ana Daneva

*Regional Conference on SRH (WHO & UNFPA)

*Technical assistence for development/adaptation of the Evidence-based Guidelines in the field of Perinatology, 2017

*WHO CC: Training course: Public health approach to the Maternal, Neonatal, Infant and Adolescent health, Trieste, Italy 2013 President of the Expert team for Safe motherhood Project Macedonian MoH

A. Daneva
A. E.
Ala Ebrashy

M.B  BCH   . MSc Ob/Gyn  . MD

Master degree in Ob/Gyn Cairo university in 1993

Medical doctor degree in  Ob/Gyn     Cairo university in 1996 

Professor  of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2005

Consultant in Ob /Gyn in the Cairo university 


Present Appointment:

-  Professor of  Ob /Gyn  since   2006

Qasr El Aini Hospital . Cairo University.Egypt

-  Head of the fetal medicine unit

Qasr El Aini Hospital - Cairo university since 2020

-Visiting professor of Ob/GYn  in Sharja University Hospital 

-visiting Professor at Army forces college of medicine Egypt

-visiting professor at Ajman Thumbay university

-Main faculty for Post graduate Diploma in Ob/Gyn Ultrasound at Sharja University

Organizer of more than 100 U/S workshop for training  Basic and advanced courses in Egypt and Arab countries  during the years 2000 till 2012

-Board member of the international committee of the  world association of perinatal Medicine

-Associate  member at the IAPM international association of perinatal medicine

-member of Executive committee of the MEDUOG

-Board member of  Fetus as a patient, Society

-Clinical director of Ian Donald school of U/S in Cairo .Egypt

- More than 30 international publications in the U/S J Ob/Gyn ,Croatian Medical journal, Middle East fertility sterility journal ,US J Ob/GYN ,Fetal Diagnosis and therapy .

- Invited speaker in many international conferences

- Reviewer  for the  Middle East fertility sterility journal ,  European journal of Obstetrics and gynecology  and reproductive biology ,EJOBG

-member of the editorial board of the MEFS-Ian Donald journal

-Co Author for chapters in many taxt books  in Maternofetal medicine

A. Ebrashy
A. F.
Alessandra Familiari

I am currently Consultant in Obstetrics and fetal Medicine at the Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli in Rome, Italy. I am a lead clinician for the Fetal Medicine Unit and for the high risk pregnancy Unit.

I am Editor for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (UOG) and member of ISUOG and parte of the directive board of the Italian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SIEOG).

During my specialty training I have spent one year as a research fellow in FMU at Saint George’s Hospital under the direction of Prof. Basky Thilaganathan.

My research interests include prenatal diagnosis, intrauterine growth restriction, fetal malformations and congenital heart disease, and induction of labour. My clinical interests are in invasive prenatal diagnosis and therapy, multiple pregnancy and problems with fetal growth. I have published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and co-authored four books.

A. Familiari
A. G.
Alberto Galindo

Dr. Alberto Galindo, PhD., MD., is Chair at Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, University Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, and Full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid. He has more than 30 years’ experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The main areas of his research have been the prenatal diagnosis and therapy of congenital defects, especially heart anomalies, as well as placental dysfunction, including preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction. His group made pioneering research on the technique and results of fetal cardiac interventions, and in the development of an automated platform for measuring the sFlt-1/PlGF ratio.  He is also Director of the Research group on Perinatal Medicine, included in the Research Institute Hospital 12 de Octubre (i+12).​

A. Galindo
Amos Grünebaum

Amos Grünebaum, MD is an obstetrician and gynecologist and a maternal-fetal medicine specialist (high-risk pregnancy). He is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Zucker School of Medicine in New York, USA, the Director of ObGyn Research at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, and the author or co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed and other publications and book chapters. He has created several patents, has developed several websites, and he is also a member of the board of WAPM (World Association Perinatal Medicine).

A. Grunebaum

A. J.
A. Johnson
A. Johnson
Asma Khalil 

Vice-President of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Asma Khalil is a Professor of Fetal Medicine. She is the Obstetric Lead at the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA). She gained her MD at the University of London in 2008. She has recently being elected as the Vice-President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Prof. Asma Khalil has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers, and many published review articles and chapters. She was awarded many research prizes, both at national and international meetings. She was awarded the 2021 FIGO Women's Awards: Recognising Female Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Her research interests include twin pregnancy, congenital infections, fetal growth restriction and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.

A. Khalil
A. K.
A. Khan
A. Khan
A. K.
Ashok Khurana

Prof. Ashok Khurana, M.B.B.S., M.D. (Radiodiagnosis), India

MBBS from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

MD in Radiodiagnosis from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Trained at the HERLEV HOSPITAL in Denmark in Ultrasound

  • Chairman and Consultant in Reproductive Ultrasound at The Ultrasound Lab, New Delhi. Practicing ultrasound in New Delhi since 1980
  • Professor, School of Health Sciences, Dubrovnik International University, Croatia
  • Professor, Indian Medical Association, 2017-2020
  • Past President of the Society of Fetal Medicine (2018-2020)
  • Former ISUOG (International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology) Ambassador in India
  • Mentor Emeritus, Society of Fetal Medicine
  • Editor in Chief: Journal of Fetal Medicine
A. Khurana
Albaro Nieto Calvache

Albaro Jose Nieto-Calvache is an obstetrician specializing in teaching and intensive care. He works in Colombia and leads the Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS) Program at Fundacion Valle de Lili. He has a special interest in the difficulties faced by women with PAS in resource-limited settings and has focused his research efforts on this topic on which he has published more than 50 scientific publications. He is also professor at the ICESI University in Colombia.

Dr Nieto-Calvache is part of the Latin American Group for the Study of the Placental Accreta Spectrum, as well as other scientific societies focused in PAS (IS-PAS and PAS2).

Currently, Dr. Nieto is a doctoral candidate at the University of Amsterdam with his thesis oriented to the use of telemedicine in accreta.

A. Nieto-Calvache
Assaad Kesrounai

- Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon 1993

- Materno-fetal medicine, Paris, France 1997-2000

-Fellow in the College de Medicine – Paris 1999

- Préceptorat in Medical Education (advanced level) 2001, Montreal, Canada

Many international communications; 45 publications on Pubmed

Professor, Head, Obstetrics and Gynecology department,  Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon

Head, Lebanese Society of Perinatology

A. Kesrounai
Ayşegül Özel

Aysegul Ozel, Associate Professor 

 Dr. Ozel, obtained her medical degree at Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine in 2003. Her residency was at Suleymaniye Maternity Hospital. She worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist for about seven years. Between 2015 and 2018, she completed her training  with a residency program at Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine in maternal-fetal - medicine subspeciality. She is currently the educational director of Perinatology clinic at Health Science University Umraniye Training and Research Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. Dr. Ozel resides in Istanbul with her husband and two daughters. She maintains her health by playing tennis several days per week. Dr. Ozel is very excited to be part of WAPM Congress in Milano! 

A. Ozel
A. S.
A. Sciarrone
A. Sciarrone
A. S.
Alireza Shamshiraz

Alireza A. Shamshirsaz, MD, FACOG, currently serves as the Director of Maternal Fetal Care Center and Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School since 2022. He previously served as Chief of Fetal Therapy and Surgery Division and Co-Chair of Fetal Center Steering committee at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Shamshirsaz is a Fetal Surgeon and a dual board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and maternal fetal medicine specialist. He did his medical school in Tehran University of medical sciences in Iran and spent 4 years on research as a post-doc fellow in two of the best research institutes of the country. In 2003 he came to the United States as a graduate post-doc research fellow working at University of Colorado Health Science Center. He did his internship and residency at University of Buffalo and University of Iowa Health Care. He, then, attended the University of Connecticut where he got his maternal fetal medicine fellowship. In 2012, his enthusiasm to patient care, research and innovation brought him to Baylor College of Medicine for two more years of training in fetal intervention and perinatal surgery where he did work as a professor of obstetrics and gynecology, maternal fetal medicine specialist and fetal surgeon up to 2021.

A. Shamshirsaz
A. T.
Atakan Tanacan

Ggraduated from Ankara University Faculty of Medicine in 2010 and i completed my obstetrics and gynecology specialiy at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in 2015. I finished my maternal-fetal medicine subspeciality at Hacettepe University Hospital in 2019. I have been working as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Ankara City Hospital Perinatology Clinic for three years.I entitled as an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology in 2020.  I have over 150 international published articles on obstetrics and gynecology. My areas of interest are prenatal diagnosis, obstetric ultrasound, fetal structural/chromosomal abnormality screening, fetal echocardiography, fetal neurosonography, prenatal invasive diagnostic tests, multiple pregnancy, maternal diabetes, maternal autoimmune diseases, repeated pregnancy loss and fetal surgery. I have been a part of a special fetal surgery team performing fetal surgery like fetoscopic laser ablation of anastomosis in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, fetal vesico-amniotic/thracic shunt placement, microwave ablation of the fetal cord in complicated monochorionic twin pregnancies and fetal intauterine blood transfusion in Ankara City hospital Perinatology Clinic for three years. Moreover, our multidisciplinary team have been dealing with the most complicated pregnancy complications and maternal diseases in Turkey. I performed many international and national presentations on maternal-fetal medicine in highly prestigious scientific events. I have a desire for sharing my knowledge and experiences with collagues all over the world and i want to improve my skills on the field of maternal-fetal medicine. 

A. Tanacan
Aydın Tekay

Aydin Tekay, adjunct professor, was born in Turkey and graduated from Cerrahpasa Medical School at Istanbul University in 1985, after which he has moved for good to Finland and had his specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Oulu University, Finland 1989-1993. He finished his Doctoral studies achieving a PhD degree in 1995 and subspecialty training in perinatology 1994-1996 in Finland. He has worked mainly in the field of Obstetrics, in particular Fetal Medicine throughout of his career: first in Oulu University, Finland between 1985-1998 and later from 2000 to 2014. He had his post doc sabbatical in London University at St George’s Medical School between 1998-2000 working in close collaboration with professors Stuart Campbell and Baskaran Thilaganathan. In 2014, he has moved to Helsinki and relocated in Helsinki University Hospital, becoming the Director of the Division of Obstetrical services and ER in 2020. He is interested mainly in invasive intrauterine procedures like fetoscopic lasers and fetal diagnostics. He has published more than 90 articles, reviews and book chapters. He has been the president elect of the Finnish Ultrasound Society since 2018. He is married, has two children and lives in Tuusula.

A. Tekay
A. U.
Austin Ugwumadu

Austin Ugwumadu Ph.D., FRCOG

Austin is Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, & former Director of Women’s Services at St George’s University Hospital, London. His clinical & research interests include intrapartum fetal monitoring & hypoxia-inflammation interactions. He led the implementation of intrapartum fetal ECG analysis at St George’s Hospital & pioneered physiological approach to fetal monitoring. He is a member of The Study Group of Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring, Fetal and Neonatal Physiological Society, Fetal Signal Processing & Monitoring (SPaM) Group, and European Society of Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. He acts as an Expert Advisor to the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE), Specialty Advisor, Care Quality Commission (CQC), & for 10 years 2007 – 2017, was Scientific editor for British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, & Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

A. Ugwumadu
B. Dane
B. Dane
B. M.
Brad Marino

Bradley S. Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE, MBA is the Chair of the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Children's and the Executive Co-Director of the Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Center at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Marino is an internationally recognized pediatric cardiovascular outcomes researcher. His research interests have focused on the impact of surgical and intensive care unit factors on mortality and morbidity, as well as, the impact of neurodevelopmental, psychosocial, and physical morbidities on quality of life, functional status, and behavioral and emotional outcomes in the high-risk complex congenital heart disease population. He is also pursuing novel investigations on the impact of neurodevelopmental health on cardiovascular health in the young.

B. Marino
B. Santacruz
B. Santacruz
Bimal Sahani
B. Sahani
Bernat Serra

Bernat Serra, degree in Medicine Sciences at Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) (1991) and Specialisation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Barcelona (1995). At Dexeus University Hospital (Barcelona, Spain): from 2019, Obstetrics Consultant at Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproduction, and from 2006 to 2019, Head of Obstetrics Department. Associated Fellow of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine (IAPM), from 2010; Treasurer of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine (WAPM) (2005-2011) (2013-2017), and Visiting Professor of the Dubrovnik International University from 2012 He is also member of the most prestigious national and international Societies of his specialty. He has participated as an invited speaker in many national and international courses and congresses, as well as in round tables and symposiums.

B. Serra
Basky Thilaganathan

Basky Thilaganathan was appointed Director of Fetal Medicine at St George’s Hospital in 1999. He has authored over 400 peer-reviewed publications in indexed journals. His major research interest is placental dysfunction leading to pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and stillbirth (TED talk: http://bit.ly/2i1SqDk). He has led on the implementation of algorithm-based screening into antenatal care in the UK as the Clinical Director of the Tommy’s National Centre for Maternity Improvement (https://vimeo.com/638468663/23d205d029) located at the RCOG and is Editor Emeritus of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the medical journal affiliated to ISUOG. He is a Council Member on the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) and represents the RCOG on the UK National Screening Committee and the DH Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle oversight committee. He is also the Clinical Lead for the first dedicated high-throughput cfDNA screening NHS lab to undertake cfDNA aneuploidy screening (NIPT) in pregnancy. The unit he leads was recently covered in a Channel 4 TV series on fetal surgery entitled “Baby Surgeons” (2021)

B. Thilaganathan
C. B.
Christoph Berg

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

  1. Berg received his medical degree in 1997 from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in München. He did his residency at the University of Lübeck under the administration of Professor Klaus Diedrich. In 2002 he joined the University of Bonn as Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology under the administration of Professor Ulrich Gembruch. In 2010 he became head of the Division of Prenatal Medicine at the University of Köln under the administration of Professor Peter Mallmann and simultaneously head of the Division of Fetal Surgery at the University of Bonn until 2021.
  2. Berg has made substantial contributions to the medical literature in the areas of prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart defects, rare congenital malformation syndromes, multiple gestation, first trimester diagnosis of fetal anomalies, diagnosis and monitoring of fetal growth restriction and fetal interventions.
  3. Berg participates on numerous national committees and is currently treasurer of the “German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM)” and vice president or the “World Association of Perinatal Medicine (WAPM).

Under his guidance the already well renowned Division of Fetal Surgery at the University of Bonn has evolved to one of the leading institutions for intrauterine therapy in Germany. In 2021 the Division migrated to the neighbouring University of Cologne. The spectrum of challenging interventions includes among others intrauterine transfusion, shunting, valvuloplasty, laser therapy of twin to twin transfusion syndrome, minimally invasive fetal surgery and transplacental treatment of arrhythmias. C. Berg is one of the principle investigators of the international TOTAL-trial (Tracheal Occlusion To Accelerate Lung Growth).

C. Berg
C. C.
C. Coutinho
C. Coutinho

Christoph Lees

Head of Specialty │Fetal Medicine│Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics│ Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Clinical Director for Fetal Medicine│North West London

Visiting Professor│Department of Development & Regeneration KU Leuven│Belgium

Centre for Fetal Care│Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital,│London,UK

C. Lees
Claudiana Olivieri

During my specialty training I have spent 2 years as a research fellow in Fetal Medicine Unit -Di Venere & Sarcone Hospital, Bari, Italy, Regional Tertiary Referral Unit for Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Diagnosis, I worked under the supervision of doctor Paolo Volpe (2018-2020).

Research fellow in Fetal surgery at
Fetal Medicine and Surgery Service, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy under the direction of Prof. Nicola Persico (2021-2022).

I’m a Consultant in Fetal Medicine at the Di Venere Hospital, Bari, Italy. I’m currently the Secretary of Italian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (SIEOG).

 My research interest include prenatal diagnosis, fetal malformations and multiple pregnancy. My clinical interest are in invasive prenatal diagnosis and therapy.

 I ‘m co-author of several papers and book chapters.

C. Olivieri
Chinmayee Ratha

MS(ObGyn) FRCOG(UK) FIMSA FICOG is the Director and Lead Consultant- Fetal medicine at the Resolution Fetal medicine Centre and Research Institute, Hyderabad. She runs a Fetal medicine practice catering to the needs of patients and clinicians from all over Telangana and even adjoining states. She is a passionate teacher and also an FMF (UK) approved trainer for fetal medicine scans. She runs a clinical fellowship program for sub specialty trainees in Fetal medicine in India including the ICOG certified Fetal medicine course since 2018. She has spent the last two decades increasing the awareness of Fetal problems and available solutions not only amongst clinicians but also among the public through various information dissemination platforms. She is a popular orator and is known for the simplicity and clarity of her thoughts during her presentations. She has published papers in peer-reviewed, indexed journals and has received several awards and prizes for presentations of her research projects and audits at various state, national and international seminars. She has authored two books (SBAs and EMQs for MRCOG2 exam-2016 and Fetal medicine-insight for clinicians -2022) published by Springer.. She is a member of several prestigious professional bodies like FOGSI, SFM, FMF, RCOG, ISUOG in addition to local bodies and has served in official positions in many of these organizations. She is currently the Chairperson of the FOGSI Perinatology Committee(2021-24) and the president of SFM Telangana Chapter(2022-24)

C. Ratha
C. V.
Cecillia Villalain

Fetal Medicine Consultant at one of the leading units in Spain.

Board Member - Treasurer of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine
Great interest in research, with a special interest in placental dysfunction and maternal fetal medicine. PhD in Late Fetal Growth Restriction (2019), having published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed indexed journals in the last four years, invited speaker at national and international congresses.

Active participation in multiple research projects, including clinical trials and coordinator of meta-analysis.

Editor of Perinatal Journal and reviewer in many indexed Journals (available in Publons)
Invested teacher, from medical students (collaborator with Madrid Complutense University), residents, specialized physicians (specific training in Fetal Medicine Courses) to PhD students (PhD Director at Complutense University).

Involvement with national and international volunteer work, both on-site and remote as well as participation in Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies.

C. Villalain
C. Williamson

Professor of Women’s Health at Kings College London and Honorary Consultant in Obstetric Medicine at St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospitals. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a NIHR Senior Investigator. In her clinical practice she manages women with medical disorders in pregnancy. Her research focuses on the endocrine signals that influence alterations in bile acid, lipid and glucose homeostasis in normal and pathological pregnancies. She also studies the maternal and fetal aetiology, outcomes and management of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, gestational diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease and severe hyperemesis gravidarum.

C. Williamson
Danielle Sodre Barmpas

Dr Danielle Sodré Barmpas, MSc Specialist in Obs/Gynae (FEBRASGO). Diploma in Fetal Medicine - The Fetal Medicine Foundation President Rio de Janeiro Ultrasound Association (AURJ) . Director’s Board Brazilian Society of Ultrasound (SBUS)

D. Barmpas
D. L.
Denise Lapa

Obstetrics and gynecology specialist - University of São Paulo (USP)

PhD Obstetrics - University of São Paulo (USP)

Fetal Medicine specialist

Fetal Surgeon at Albert Einstein Hospital

Head of perinatology in Hospital Infantil Sabará 

D. Lapa
D. O.
D. Orbach

Darren Orbach, MD PhD, is Co-Director of the Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center, Chief of Neurointerventional Radiology, and Sage Schermerhorn Chair of Image-Guided Therapy at Boston Children’s Hospital and Vice President of the World Federation of Interventional & Therapeutic Neuroradiology. He has active research interests in vascular anomalies of the brain and spine, cerebrovascular disease in children and fetuses, and advanced MR-based techniques for quantification and analysis of flow and perfusion in these conditions. He is PI of a clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of transuterine fetal embolization of vein of Galen malformation.

D. Orbach
D. P.
D. Paladini
D. Paladini
D. R.
D. Rolnik
D. Rolnik
Dilek Şahin

Dilek SAHIN, Professor, Maternal- Fetal Medicine Specialist

She graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in 1993. She had residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the same university.    She has more than 20 years of experience caring for women who has high risk pregnancy . She is specialized in the care of women with medical problems in pregnancy ,obstetric ultrasound, fetal abnormality screening, fetal echocardiography and multiple pregnancies. Dr. Sahin's primary focus is ultrasonography and prenatal diagnosis and treatment. She is  head of maternal-fetal medicine team performing fetal surgery like fetoscopic laser ablation of anastomosis in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, fetal vesico-amniotic/thoracic shunt placement and managing  complicated monochorionic twin pregnancies in Ankara City Hospital Perinatology Clininic in Turkey

Professor Sahin has been involved in  many clinical studies. Her clinical research goal is improvinh the outcomes for women and their babies following complicated pregnancies. She has more than 200 publications in international journals.

D. Sahin
Denise Rinaldo
D. Rinaldo
E. B.
Eugenio Baraldi

Principal Appointments

  • Professor of Pediatrics, Women’s and Children’s Health Department, University of

Padova,  Italy  

  • Director Women’s and Children’s Health Department, University of Padova, Italy
  • Head,  Unit of Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care, University of Padova
  • Director, School of Pediatrics, University of Padova
  • Scientific Director Institute of Pediatric Research Città della Speranza, Padova, Italy.
  • Past-Head of the Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Unit, University of Padova
  • Past-President Italian Society for Pediatric Respiratory Diseases (SIMRI)
  1. Academic summary
  • More than 300 scientific articles in international journals (including NEJM, Lancet, JAMA and AJRCCM) with more than 17.500 citations, H-index 69 (source Google Scholar). Invited Speaker at more than 3000 national and international conferences.
  • Referee for more than 15 academic and clinical journals
  • Reviewer of research programs for Netherlands Asthma Foundation and The Asthma Foundation of Western Australia
  • Co-Funder and executive member of ReSViNET an  international RSV network with the mission to decrease the global burden of RSV infection
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD): Coordinator for the respiratory follow-up of a cohort of children with BPD, since 1990 (NEJM 2007 -JAMA 2009 - AJRCCM 2018)
  • Most quoted article: E Baraldi, M Filippone. Chronic lung disease after premature birth. NEJM 2007; 357, 1946-1955. Citations: 1200                                                              Primary research interests: neonatology, BPD, asthma, respiratory infections,  markers of airway inflammation  and metabolomics.
E. Baraldi

Enrico Bertino

Full Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Turin  

Consultant of the Italian National Research Council

Director of the Neonatal Care Unit and  Supervisor of the activities of the Donor Human Milk Bank of the University Hospital Città della Salute e della Scienza, Turin, until year 2022.

Member of Several National and International Scientific Societies and of the Board of several national and international Scientific Projects

Author of more than 230 scientific publications in national and international journals.

Invited speaker at more than 200 national and international Congresses.

Reviewer of several National and International Scientific Journals

Main fields of scientific interest include : Neonatal Intensive Care, Neonatal Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Nutritional and biological aspects of Human Milk, Neonatal Care and Neurodevelopment, Perinatal auxology, Follow up of premature infants.

Member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Association Human Milk Banks and of the European Milk Banking Association (EMBA). President of the EMBA until year 2021

Member of the Steering Committee and Principal Investigator for Italy of the Project Intergrowth 21st    

       coordinated by  the University of Oxford

E. Bertino
E. Ferrazzi
E. Ferrazzi
Erasmo Huertas

Obstetrician & Gynecologist, graduated from San Marcos National University of Lima – Perú, with international training and experience in clinical research, Fellowship of Latin American Center for Perinatology and Human Development (CLAP/PAHO-WHO), Associated Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - San Marcos National University - Lima - Peru, Co-reviewer of the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, Board Member of WAPM, and author of several papers presented in Obstetrics & Gynecology Nationals Meetings and International Journals. Past-president of Peruvian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Peruvian Branch Director of Ian Donald Inter University School of Medical Ultrasound, Vocal of Iberoamerican Society of Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment  (SIADTP), Member of Latin American Federation of Obstetric and Gynecology Societies (FLASOG). Currently working as Chief of Fetal Medicine Service at Instituto Nacional Materno Perinatal 

E. Huertas
E. K.
E. Kassif
E. Kassif
Esin Koç

Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Gazi University, Ankara.

She is the Director of the Neonatology Division in Gazi University and President of Turkish Neonatal Society.

She has been the executive board member of WAPM since 2019. She is the president-elect of UENPS and effective member of the European Workshop on Neonatology. She is the commitee member of ‘Preterm birth-Special interest group’ of EAPM.

She is the head of Turkish Ministery of Health, Neonatology Education Board (TUKMOS) and also the member of the Health Policies- Scientific Advisory Board and Neonatal and Pediatric Health Scientific Commitee of Turkish Ministery of Health. Currently she has 122 international publications and 2379 citations,  h-index:26

E. Koç
Elsa Viora
E. Viora
F. A. C.
Frank A. Charvenak

Frank A. Chervenak, MD currently serves as The Hugh RK Barber Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Dean of International Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Chervenak has published 402 papers in peer review literature and has co-authored or co-edited 45 textbooks. He has been named a member of The National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies. Dr. Chervenak has served on the Board of Governors of the American Institute in Ultrasound and Medicine and the Society of Perinatal Obstetricians. He has served as President of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine, International Fetal Medicine in Surgery Society, and the New York Obstetrical Society. Currently, Dr. Chervenak serves as President of the International Society of the Fetus as a Patient, Vice-president of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine, and Co-director of The Ian Donald Inter-University School of Medicine and Ultrasound. He has been awarded the 2022 SMFM Mentorship in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. He has been awarded doctor honoris causae from 13 International Universities including the University of Athens and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.  He has been admitted as a fellow ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Great Britain and as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

F. A. Charvenak.
Fatıma Crispi

Fàtima Crispi is consultant in Fetal Cardiology at BCNatal (Hospitals Clínic and Sant Joan de Déu) and associate Professor at the University of Barcelona. She has become a recognised clinical expert in fetal cardiac imaging and physiology and established a unique clinic on fetal cardiac function incorporating new imaging tools for assessing the fetal heart, enabling follow-up of fetal growth restriction, congenital heart diseases, and other relevant complications. She leads a research line on Fetal Cardiac Programming that has produced >250 research papers (H-index 50) demonstrating the vital importance of the fetal heart in the adaptation to placental disease, preeclampsia, assisted reproductive technologies and other prenatal conditions. She work has also led the evidence on the long-term consequences of fetal growth restriction on cardiovascular health.

F. Crispi
Francesca Crovetto

Born in Milan, Italy (21.10.1984)

Medical doctor specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Italy, PhD in Fetal Medicine at BCNatal Center (coordinated by Prof. Gratacós), she is now a consultant at the Fetal Medicine Unit of BCNatal-Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, in Barcelona, Spain. With more than 85 publications in impact journals (H-index 25) and >130 presentations at leading international conferences, she focused her research career on the diagnosis and prevention of preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction. She is the principal investigator of several research project and the director of 4 doctoral theses at the University of Barcelona. She is also an academic editor at PLOS ONE Journal.

F. Crovetto
F. D.
F. D’Antonio
F. D’Antonio
F. D. O.
F. Doga Ocal
F. Doga Ocal
Francesc Figueras

Francesc Figueras (24 April 1969, Barcelona)

 Head of the Department of Fetal-Maternal Medicine at Hospital Clinic

(Barcelona) and Full Professor of the University of Barcelona.

 Research interest in Fetal Growth Restriction and Preeclampsia: Author

of ~215 articles in indexed journals (~700 Impact Factor). H-index 56.

Author of 15 chapters in books and Editor of 6 books.

 Associate Editor of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISI

JCR 7/80 Obstetrics & Gynecology) [since Dec 2019] and Fetal Diagnosis

and Therapy (ISI JCR 13/80 Obstetrics & Gynecology)

 Principal Investigator of 9 public-funded competitive research projects.

 Master Degree in Health Methodology by the University Autonomous of


 Postgraduate Degree in Public Health by the University of Edinburgh.

 Invited speaker in more than 200 international congresses and


F. Figueras
Francesca Grati

Short Bio of Francesca Romana Grati, MSc, CLG, Ph.D. Chief Genomics Officer (CGO) at Menarini Biomarkers Singapore Pte Ltd Dr. Francesca Romana Grati is a Biologist (University of Milan), Clinical Laboratory Geneticist (University of Pavia) with a master’s degree in Human Pathology and Heredity (University of Pavia). She is also contract professor at the Medical Genetics Speciality School (University of Milan), Chair of the Technologies in Reproductive Screening and Diagnosis SIG at the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis and therapy (ISPD) and member of the editorial board of Prenatal Diagnosis journal. After 10 years at the University of Milan as research scientist, in 2005 she moved to TOMA Advanced Biomedical Assays, S.p.A. (Busto Arsizio, Italy) with the role of R&D Director under the guidance of Prof. Giuseppe Simoni, the pioneer of chorionic villi cytogenetic analysis. In 2019 she was appointed as Chief Scientific Officer at TOMA lab until 2022 when she moved to Menarini Biomarkers Singapore Pte Ltd. In 2018-2021 she was Chair of the Cytogenetics and cytogenomics working group at Italian Society of Human Genetics (SIGU) and in 2018-2020 she was member of the Board of Directors at the International Society of Prenatal Diagnosis and therapy (ISPD). In 2011 she was a member of the European Joint Research Community (JRC) on a project for the European harmonization for NIPT technologies. Francesca Romana’s special interests are in prenatal diagnosis and fetal genetics. Her research is mainly focused in reproductive genetics, in particular in understanding the epidemiology of chromosome abnormalities in prenatal population, genetics and epigenetics of placenta, feto-placental mosaicisms and their impact on pre-implantation genetic screening, prenatal diagnosis, and non-invasive prenatal testing. She is also committed to the evaluation of new clinical technologies, their setup and validation and to the implementation of clinical laboratory guidelines in practice as she believes that the education on Quality in the laboratories could reduce inequalities in care across the NHS. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. She is an invited speaker at national and international scientific meetings, and she also serves as a regular reviewer for numerous international journals, including JAMA, Prenatal Diagnosis, Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

F. Grati
F. M.
F. Molina

MD and PhD in Medicine, extraordinary doctorate award. Specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics. She studied sub-specialization in Fetal Medicine and Fetal Surgery at King's College Hospital, London.

Currently she is the Head of the Fetal Medicine Unit at San Cecilio University Hospital, Granada. Spain. This is the referral centre for Fetal-Maternal Medicine in the south of Spain.

Collaborative Doctor. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. University of Granada.

She is the author of more than 70 scientific publications in high-impact international journals and has directed several doctoral thesis on her specialty. 

She is the main investigator in several competitive founded research projects on preeclampsia, preterm delivery and fetal and maternal complications

Board Member (vice-president) of the “Spanish Society of Maternal and Fetal Medicine” (SSMFM) from 2013 until 2022. 

F. Molina
F. P.
Frederico Prefumo

Federico Prefumo MD PhD is Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit at IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Brescia, Italy

F. Prefumo
F. Taddei
F. Taddei
Fanos Vassillios

Full Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the School of Specialty in Pediatrics, University of Cagliari, Italy. Director NICU, University of Cagliari, Italy from 20 years. Immediate Past-President of the Union of the Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean Pediatric Societies (UMEMPS), President S.I.P.Ped Italian Society of Pediatric Psychology, President of SI-DOHaD (Italian Society of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease).

Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine (open access, indexed on Scopus. 

In the last 6 years with metabolomics he won 3 European Projects, 2 PNNR with European grants, 2 CCM Italian projects. Author of more than 700 peer reviewed papers (479 papers on PubMed), 32 books (8 in English) and 80 chapters of books (30 in English). Speaker in > 150 International Congresses in more than 40 Nations.  

Impact Factor > 1,300, Hirsh index:  47 (Scopus), with 9,400 citations and Co-Authors > 1000.

F. Vassillios
G. C.
Giuseppe Cali
Dr. Giuseppe Calì / brief Curriculum

 Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1981.

 Senior physician at ARNAS Civico Hospital (National Relief and High Specialization Hospital) of Palermo since 1982.

 Head physician of the Department of Perinatal Medicine and Birth Assistance since 2011.

 Author of about 300 printed publications on obstetric pathology, gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine.

 Official speaker in about 300 Congress, Courses,  national and international Conferences.

 Member of the National Board of SIEOG (Italian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology) in 1993/94 and 2003/04.

 Editor in chief of the Journal “Eco News” (official organ of SIEOG) since 2005 to 2011.

 Member of the National Board of SIGO (Italian Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics) since 2008 to 2010.

Member of the Council of Presidency AOGOI (Association of Italian Hospital Gynecologists and Obstetricians) since 2011 to 2013.

 President of SIEOG ((Italian Society of Ultrasound in Gynecology and Obstetrics)   May 2013-2016.

 Member of MEDUOG (Mediterranean Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology) since 2016.

G. Cali
Gurur Biliciler Denktas
G. B.Denktas
G. D
G. D'Amato
G. D'Amato
Gökhan Göynümer

Fikret Gokhan Goynumer, born in 1962, is a specialist on Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1992 and a subspecialist on Perinatology since 2011. He has published approximately 150 national and international articles, with more than 750 citations. He gave more than 300 lectures during national and international congresses, courses or panels. He was previous president of the Turkish Society on Ultrasound Obstetrics and Gynecology (2014-2016) and he was past-president of Turkish Perinatology Society (2019 -2022). He is still the head of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of Medical Faculty of Duzce University.

G. Goynumer
G. L.
Gianluca Lista

Chairman of the NICU of the V.Buzzi Children's Hospital, Milan, Italy.

Honorary professor at the Pediatrics School and temporary lecturer at the Master in Neonatology and Upgraded Course of Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation- University of Milan.

His major research activities: 1) the respiratory failure of preterm infants; 2) brain and lung function during fetal-neonatal transition and in NICU. He is  frequently involved in International RCTs ( delivery room and NICU management of very preterm infants).

He published more than 150 papers in international peer reviewed journals. Currently member of the Editorial Board of “ Frontiers in Pediatrics” and “Seminars in Neonatology”

Active member of the European Pediatric Research (ESPR) , the Italian Neonatology Society (SIN).

He is frequently invited as speaker all over the world.

G. Lista
G. Monni
G. Monni
G. Pilu
G. Pilu
G. R.
G. Rembouskos
G. Rembouskos
Giuseppe Rizzo

Full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Università di Roma Tor Vergata Rome Italy.
Chairman Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology  Policlinico Tor Vergata Università di Roma Tor Vergata
President Italian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (SIEOG) 2015-2017; Founding member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) and of the Mediterranean Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (MEDUOG).
Authors of 360 peer reviewed articles, and Editor of 18 books. His H index is 50 with 8412 citations according to Scopus (https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7102724281)
Honorary member of the Sociedad Chilena de Ultrasonografia en Medicina & Biologia, of the Spanish society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Russian Academy of Perinatal Medicine.
​Editor in Chief of Journal of Maternal fetal neonatal Medicine. Deputy Editor of Prenatal Cardiology Associate Editor of Journal of Clinical ultrasound and member of the Editorial Board of 14 medical journal.

G. Rizzo
G. Saliou
G. Saliou
G. V.
Grazia Volpe

Consultant in Gynaecology and Obstetrics, specialized in Fetal Medicine.

She currently works in Fetal Medicine and Surgery Service at Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, in Milan.

Coordinator of the Italia Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SIEOG) Giovani Working Group.

During her specialty training she worked as a Clinical Research Fellow in Fetal Medicine at Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, John Radcliffe Hospital, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

G. Volpe
Habib Atallah

Obstetrics and Gynecology

St. Joseph University Hospital – Dora – Lebanon

Bellevue Medical center – Mansourieh – Lebanon


Dr. Habib Atallah is currently an obstetrician/gynaecologist and infertility specialist at St. Joseph University Hospital - Dora, Lebanon and a co-founder of the St. Joseph Fertility Center - Achrafieh, Lebanon. He gained his medical degrees from St. Joseph University of Beirut-Lebanon and from Paris Descartes, Paris-France. He is specialized in Laparoscopic Surgery and in Medical Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine.  He is a member of the Lebanese Society of Perinatology “LSP”, the Lebanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology “LSOG” and the Lebanese Fertility Society “LFS”. He has published many papers listed in PubMed focusing on gynecology and obstetrics.

H. Atallah
H. Valensise
H. Valensise
I.F. B.
I. Fernandez Buhigas
I. F. Buhigas
I. Cetin
I. Cetin
I. Hatoum


Specialist in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility. Practicing at Hotel Dieu de France University Hospital and Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut. Board member at the Lebanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (LSOG). Member of the Lebanese Society of perinatology. Coordinator of the LSOG simulation program.

I. Hatoum
Ignacıo Herraiz
I. Herraiz
I. Timor - Tritsch
I. Timor - Tritsch
I. Vogel

Ida Vogel is a Clinical professor and Senior consultant in Clinical Genetics at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. Ida Vogel works and does research in between fetal medicine and clinical genetics and enjoys generating new knowledge on advanced genetic techniques (arrayCGH, exome and genome sequencing and now cell-based Non-invasive Prenatal Testing) and to implement these methods in clinical care. An additional interest is patient empowerment and counseling issues. A different research area is placental mosaicism. These efforts are combined in the interdisciplinary research center of which Ida Vogel is the research director: Center for Fetal Diagnostics. 

I. Vogel
Jason Anderson

Jason H. Anderson, M.D., is an Assistant Professor and Consultant at Mayo Clinic with expertise in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Interventional Cardiology. He holds joint appointments in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Division of Structural Heart Diseases. In addition to his clinical activities, he is active in research and education and currently serves as medical director for the pre-clinical innovation pipeline of the The Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for HLHS at Mayo Clinic.

J. Anderson
J. D.
Jan Deprest

over 750 peer reviewed papers, directed over 35 PhD projects and was awarded the fellowship ad eundem at the RCOG (2012), the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology Ian Donald Award (2018), and international membership in the US National Academy of Medicine (2022).

J. Deprest
José Miguel Palacios-Jaraquemada

José Miguel Palacios-Jaraquemada M.D, PhD.

Surgeon, a researcher in placenta accreta spectrum, obstetric hemorrhage, and uterine repair. Associate Physician at CEMIC University Hospital; Buenos Aires, Argentina. Placental Magnetic Resonance Consultant at south Scientific Foundation, Lomas de Zamora, Argentina; Head Anatomy Professor at School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Invited Professor at Airlangga University, Indonesia. Fellow ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecology. Member of the Argentine and International Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Author of more than 150 indexed peer review publications, 12 books, and chapters, and received 9 national and international awards.

J.P. Jaraquemada
Jack Rychik

Dr. Jack Rychik is Robert and Dolores Harrington Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology and Director of the Fetal Heart Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a fetal/pediatric cardiologist with interests in the outcomes of complex prenatal cardiovascular conditions, in particular single ventricle heart disease and twin-twin transfusion syndrome. One of his passions is in furthering our understanding of how conditions of prenatal life establish the pillars of cardiovascular health and wellness lifelong. Dr. Rychik has lectured around the world and authored over 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles, and editorials, including as primary author of a popular textbook on Fetal Cardiovascular Imaging. He is an avid teacher and coordinator of numerous medical and scientific conferences around the globe.

J. Rychik
Javier Suela

“Javier Suela, Ph.D., is a human genetics specialist. After graduating in biology (2003) he began a scientific career in immunology (Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid), moving to Dr. Juan Cigudosa’s lab in the Spanish National Cancer Center (CNIO) in 2005, where he learnt about clinical cytogenetics and cytogenomics in cancer and hematological diseases, obtaining his Ph.D. in molecular genetics in 2008. He then moved to NIMGenetics in 2008, a Spanish genetics laboratory, where he has been working since then, being the laboratory Chief Scientific and Operating Officer. One of his main areas of interest is prenatal diagnosis, introducing cytogenomic techniques in clinical practice such as chromosomal microarrays or NIPT, and coordinating and coauthored national diagnostic guidelines for genetic prenatal diagnosis. He is currently the president of the Spanish Prenatal Diagnosis Association, external assessor of the National Comission for Assisted Human Reproduction (Spanish Ministry of Health) and GenQA (Genomic Quality Assessment) assessor in prenatal diagnosis.”

J. Suela
Jun Yoshimatsu

Affiliation: National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan.

Date and place of birth: January 11, 1963, Oita, Japan

Titles: Professor and Chief Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan.

1987 graduation from Medical College of Oita, Oita, Japan. he has dedicated his most of time to clinical research and investigation in fetal medicine and perinatology. After he came back from NICHD, NIH, Detroit, Michigan (Professor Robert Romero) in 2002, After he moved to National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, his research subject has been focused on the prenatal diagnosis and evaluation of congenital heart disease. He also studies the perinatal management of the pregnant women with heart disease. His remarkable activities on these subjects have been internationally approved by perinatologists as well as cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. He has been a president of Japanese Society of Fetal Cardiology since 2022.

Scientific International Society Memberships:

IAPM associate member

Board member of WAPM (Deputy Secretary-General)

Scientific National Society Memberships:

2016 – 2017 President of Japanese Society for the study of the kidney in pregnancy

2022- president of Japanese Society of Fetal Cardiology


2011 Commendation of Minister of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Honor

Publications and scientific activities:

2019 Management of pregnant women with cardiac disease: medical view.

J. Yoshimatsu
Karel Allegeart

K.Allegaert (paediatrician/neonatologist + clinical pharmacologist) is full professor at KU Leuven, Belgium, with an additional appointment at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. His research is focused on perinatal and pediatric clinical pharmacology, and outcome after neonatal stay.

K. Allegaert
Katia Bilardo

Caterina (Katia) M. Bilardo is emeritus professor in Fetal Medicine at the AmsterdamUMC and University of Groningen, The Netherlands. She trained in Fetal Medicine at King’s College Hospital, London, where she worked under the supervision of Prof. S. Campbell and Prof. K. N. Nicolaides. Since 2007 she is in the Editorial Board of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and since 2009 she is Board member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG). Between 2013-2017 she was Chair of the Education Committee within ISUOG. And in 2018-2020 she has been President of the same Society. In 2021 she was bestowed the Stuart Campbell award for Education.

K. Bilardo
Karin Sundberg

Head of Fetal Medicine and Therapy

State Universal Hospital Copenhagen,RIGSHOSPITALET, Denmark

Since medical school at University og Copenhagen her focus have always been fetal diagnoses and therapy - scientifically as well as clinically.

After specialist training in OB/Gyn in 2002 she has been working  more than 20 years fulltime in fetal medicine and therapy at the national centre for fetal therapy in Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet - to where all fetal invasive treatments in Denmark are centrallised and further recieve Norwegian patients for treatment of complicated MC ect. as a part of the NordFetal collaboration. The latest 10 years she has been head of department. The department is scientifically very active and one of her special focus areas have been safe selective terminations in monochorionic pregnancies.


K. Sundberg
K. D.
K. DePaco
K. DePaco
K. H.
Kurt Hecher

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf

Zentrum für Geburtshilfe, Kinder- und Jugendmedizin

Klinik für Geburtshilfe und Pränatalmedizin


Professor in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Center for Obstetrics, Paediatrics and Juvenile Medicine

Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)

Martinistraße 52

Gebäude O 10, Raum

20246 Hamburg

Telefon: 040 7410-57832

K. Hecher
K. N.
K. Nicolaides
K. Nicolaides
K. Aparna Sharma
K.A. Sharma
L. Ramenghi
L. Ramenghi
Lamkshmy Ravi

Dr. Lakshmy SR is Consultant and Director of Shri Lakshmi Clinic and Scan Centre, Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu. She is one of the leading pioneers in the implementation of prenatal screening in a rural setup. She is the best outgoing student and gold medalist at Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem. She is an invited speaker in many national and international conferences. She has done exemplary work in imaging the fetal palate in first trimester. She is the author of the book First and Mid Trimester Ultrasound Diagnosis of Orofacial Clefts An Atlas and Guide. She has more than 50 awarded papers at various national and international conferences. In the last few years, she has authored numerous insightful papers in the field of prenatal ultrasound diagnosis.

L. Ravi
Antonio Capalbo

Dr. Capalbo received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology from University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and his Ph.D. magna cum laude in Human Genetics at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome in 2011. From 2008 to 2012 Dr. Capalbo has been working as a clinical embryologist, pioneering embryo biopsy approaches and applications. Since then, his research has focused on preimplantation genetic testing and on the development of novel molecular biology techniques to improve pregnancy and take-home baby rates in ART. His basic research has been focused on the mechanisms of aneuploidies in oocytes and preimplantation human embryos. He received several grants for innovative studies on these subjects. From 2012-2017 he was co-founder and Laboratory Director at GENETYX, the largest PGT program in Italy. From 2017 until July 2022, he has been working as Genomics Research Director at Igenomix, and as laboratory director for Igenomix Italy. He is currently coordinator of the ESHRE SIG in Reproductive Genetics, member of the genomics-working group of the Italian society of human genetics, and Chief Genomic Officer at Juno Genetics. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and is currently Reviewer and Associated Editor for many Journals in the field of reproductive biology and genetics (New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Human Genetics, Human Reproduction Update, Human Reproduction, Fertility and Sterility, Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Journal of Medical Genetics, Scientific Reports, PNAS).

L. Tzvetomir
L. Tzvetomir
Maria Elisabetta Baldassare

Associate professor of Pediatrics (SSD MED 38), in agreement for health care, at the Department of Interdisciplinary Medicine- Section of Neonatology and NICU - of the "Aldo Moro" University of Bari .

Professor of Pediatrics in the Master's Degree Programs in Medicine and Surgery, Nursing and Obstetric Sciences (Faculty of Medicine and Surgery) and Nutrition Sciences (Faculty of Biotechnologies).

Head of the Master's Degree in Nursing and Midwifery Sciences.

Professor of Pediatrics and a member of the Organizing Committee in the Residency Schools in Pediatrics and Community Medicine. She carries out clinical activities with particular reference to the follow-up of preterm infants, infants with gastrointestinal surgical problems, asphyxiated infants with nutritional problems and the need for artificial nutrition even at home. She is an expert in carrying out and interpreting esophageal ph-impedancemetry for the diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux.She has a high degree of specialization in gastroenterology and neonatal nutrition (according to resolution of the General Management of the AOU "Polyclinic Hospital”), and is responsible for the outpatient clinic for the preterm infant.

M.E. Baldassare
M. B.
M. Belfort
M. Belfort
M. B.
Manon Benders

Professor Dr.  Manon  Benders  is  director of the Departement neonatology  of  the Wilhelmina  Children’s  hospital  of  the  University  Medical  Center  in  Utrecht,  the  Netherlands.  She  was  working  as  a  senior  clinical  lecturer,  King’s  college  London  and  honary  consultant  in  Neonatology at  Guy’s  and  St  Thomas'  NHS  Foundation  Trust in  2014.  During  her  training  she  did  a  junior  research  fellowship  at  UCLA  in  1997,  USA  and  a  neonatal  neurology  research-fellowship  at  University  of  Geneva  (Prof.  dr.  P.S.  Hüppi)  in  2006-2007.

Her  research  focus  is  on  brain  development and neonatal brain injury using  MRI predicting  neurodevelopmental  outcome. She is  performing several  neuroprotective/neuroregenerative  randomised-controlled-trials,  supervising  several  PhD  students,  working  in  different  national  and  international  research  projects.

M. Benders
M. Campitiello
M. Campitiello
M. c.
M. Cuerva
Monica Fumagalli

Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Milan and Neonatologist at NICU Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Milan, Italy

Her main research interest is about brain damage acquired during the perinatal age. She addressed the fields of early diagnosis (by cranial ultrasound and brain MRI), neuroprotection (using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy monitoring) and early intervention strategies to enhance infant’s neurodevelopment.

More recently, she addressed the human behavioral epigenetics applied to neonatal research focusing on the effects of early life adversity exposure and of early intervention strategies in preterm infants.

She actively participates in multiple research projects, including clinical trials, and she is Author of more than 170 scientific publications.

M. Fumagalli
Mar Gil

Dra. Gil´s Short bio

She works as an attending in Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics at King's College London and coordinate the Obstetric Service at University Hospital of Torrejón in Madrid. Since her arrival at the end of 2015, she has given a huge boost to the Obstetrics Clinical Research Unit, launching numerous studies following this same line of research.

María del Mar Gil Mira is the Principal Investigator of most of the studies of the center, she is the coordinator of the Research Unit of the service and the person in charge of the coordination and training of the whole team.

Her most important contribution to the scientific community has been the validation and clinical implementation of the free circulating DNA test for fetal aneuploidy screening (non-invasive prenatal test), which was the subject of her doctoral thesis. This topic has resulted in more than 30 publications with more than 1000 citations.

M. Gil
M. H.
M. Harting

MatthMatthew T. Harting is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery at McGovern Medical School and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. He is passionate about improving the lives of critically ill neonatal and pediatric patients, particularly those with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). As the medical director of extracorporeal life support and the director of The Comprehensive Center for CDH Care, he leads a team working to advance clinical care and conduct novel investigation at the basic, translational, and clinical levels, all focused on CDH.

M. Harting
M. Kilby
M. Kilby
M. S. L.
Manuel Sánchez Luna

Current Position: Medical Director of the Neonatology Division and NICU and Professor in Paediatrics at HOSPITAL GENERAL UNIVERSITARIO “GREGORIO  MARAÑON” Level IIIc, academic center associated to the Complutense University and belonging to the National Health System. Madrid (SPAIN).  

PhD, MD grade in Pediatrics.  

Full Professor in Pediatrics: Complutense University of Madrid. Type of Practice: Fulltime National University Hospital. Since: 1989. 

Fields of Specialization: Neonatology.  

Areas of Interest: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Respiratory physiology, ECMO, Sepsis, RSV infection, Neonatal Shock, personalized nutrition.  

Hospital type: Public Academic Hospital, Complutense University of Madrid. Level IIIc national reference center. 5.000 deliveries per year.  Conferences, Chairs, at international and national Congress and workshops: more than 360.  

Publications in National and International scientific journals and books: >240.  

M. S. Luna
M. M.
Maddelena Morlando
M. Morlando
M. Nassar
M. Nassar
Mike Robson

Michael Robson MBBS FRCS (Eng) MRCOG FRCPI

Trained and qualified St Thomas’s Hospital, London England MBBS 1982.

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist,

Wycombe General Hospital England 1995-2004. Clinical Director 1995-2001.

Master, The National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland 2005 – 2011.

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland 2012 – Present time.

The National Maternity Hospital delivers 9000 women a year.     

 My main interest is the management of labour and the safe delivery of mother and baby. This includes the organisational aspects of the labour ward as well as teaching, audit and research. My publications mostly relate to audit of labour and delivery and classification of clinical outcome information related to labour and delivery. A specific research interest in labour is the aetiology of dystocic labour.

I am National Clinical Director for the development and implementation of a National Electronic Patient Record for maternity and neonates in Ireland which was implemented in 4 hospitals in Ireland in 2017 and will be rolled out to the remaining 15 hospitals. It will be the first national fully integrated electronic maternal and neonatal record.

I am also developing an Intrapartum Audit Software Programme based on the philosophy and structure of the Ten Group Classification System and which will be freely available on the internet

M. Robson
M. S.
M. Santorum
M. Santorum
M. Shah
Mohit Shah
M. Shah
M. S.
Milan Stanojevic

Member and from 2007 to 2011 Secretary General of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine (WAPM), vice-president of WAPM from 2011, president elect from 2013, and president of WAPM from 2015 till 2019, and past-President till now. Board member of the Fetus as the Patient Society from 2008 till now. From 2008 associate fellow of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine (IAPM) and from 2014 regular fellow of IAPM. Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts from 2014. Regular fellow of the International Academy of Sciences and Arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2021. Member of the Board of Croatian Perinatal Association from 2010 till now. Involved as a member of the organizing committees, vice – president and member of scientific committees of national and international meetings. Awarded with William Lilley Medal by Fetus as a Patient Society in 2011 and „Ladislav Rakovac“Award by Croatian Medical Association in 2008, Global Maternity Prize of IAPM in 2019. In 2022 has been awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland with the Golden Cross of Merit for promoting scientific and cultural cooperation between Poland and Croatia. Published more than 330 papers (151 journal and 175 conference papers), 60 chapters in the books and edited 7 books with 3067 citations and H index 25 (Scopus). Author of the manual for the implementation of Mother and Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Croatia available as online course at UNICEF’s global platform Agora https://agora.unicef.org/c/RPMD+-+Unicef+Hrvatska.

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M. Robson

Mamoru Tanaka

Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Director of Perinatal center of Keio University Hospital

Co-Director of Reproduction center of Keio University Hospital

Graduated from Keio University School of Medicine in 1986

Professor in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Marianna University School of Medicine in 2012

Present position in 2014

President:Japan Society of Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine, Japan Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Treasurer: Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Medicine

Trustees:Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Japan Society for Reproductive Medicine, Japan Society of Gestational Hypertension, Japan Human Cell Society

Councilor:Japan Society of Gestational Diabetes,  Japan Society of Reproductive Endocrinology

M. Tanaka
Murat Yayla
M. Yayla
Nicola Colacurci
N. Colacurci
Nicola Laforgia
N. Laforgia
Nicola Persico

Professor in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University of Milan, Italy

Fetal surgeon, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology and currently Head of the Fetal Medicine and Surgery Service - Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, ‘L. Mangiagalli’ Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy

PhD in Obstetric and Gynecological Sciences

Fetal Medicine Fellowship and Diploma (Harris Birthright Centre - King's College Hospital, London, UK)

Prof. Nicola Persico is a member of several Study groups (e.g., ISUOG, SIEOG) and his professional and research activity has been awarded with several acknowledgments

He authored a number of peer-reviewed papers, articles, and book chapters with a main topic in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. His research interest is focused on the screening and prevention of obstetric and perinatal complications, ultrasound investigation and prenatal diagnosis of congenital malformations, twin pregnancies and intrauterine treatment of fetal and placental pathologies

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Nicola Volpe

Dr Nicola Volpe studied in Italy and United Kingdom to become Ob Gyn consultant and get the Diploma in Fetal Medicine from the Fetal Medicine Foundation. From 2013 he is working at the University Hospital of Parma, serving also as temporary professor within the Ob-Gyn Specialty training program, Midwifery School, School of Nursing and for the II level Master Degree in “Advanced fetal echocardiography and neurosonography”, for the same hospital/university.

Since 2021 he is the head of the fetal medicine unit of the Parma University Hospital.

He is member of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine, and part of the Board of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine, as Deputy-Secretary.

Since 2020 he is Social Media Editor of the Journal of Perinatal Medicine, and since 2021 he is Editor in Chief of the Perinatal Journal.

For the years 2021-2023, he is Vice-President of the Italian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

N. Volpe
O. Filho
O. Filho
Oliver Kagan

2019  Appointed as full, life time Professor for Prenatal Medicine
at the University of Tübingen / Germany

2017  Offer for a full, life time Professorship for Obstetrics and Perinatology at the University of Ulm / Germany - rejected

2015  Master of Business Health Administration

2014  Appointed as Member of DEGUM-level III
(highest degree of ultrasound expertise in Germany)

2009  Habilitation (PhD) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

 Development of a first trimester screening algorithm for trisomy 21, 18 and 13

2009 Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2007  Diploma in Fetal Medicine

 The Fetal Medicine Foundation, London/ UK

2004 - 2007 Research Fellow King’s College Hospital, London,
Prof. Kypros Nicolaides

2002 – 2009  Residency at the University Hospitals of Tübingen und Essen / Germany

2004 MD thesis at the University of Tübingen

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O. Kara
O. Kara
Özlem Moraloğlu Tekin

Born in Ankara in 1969. Completed medical school in 1992 at Ankara University and the residency between 1992-1997 at Zekai Tahir Burak Women Health Care Training and Education Hospital. She became an Associate Professor in 2012.

She has worked as an administrative director in the obstetrics unit, she has founded the antenatal classes for pregnant women and she has been the founder-director of the first water birth unit in government hospitals.

She has published over 220 scientific papers in both national and international journals, 8 book chapters and has been editor of books. She is the editorial board member of "Gynecology Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine", advisory board member of "The Journal of Gynecology – Obstetrics, and Neonatology. She continues to carry out studies as a Faculty Member at Health Sciences University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is also the Chief Physician of Ankara City Hospital Maternity Hospital.

Ö. Moraloğlu Tekin
P. Anserini
Paola Anserini
P. Anserini
P. Levi Setti
Pablo Levi Setti
P. Levi Setti
Philip Steer

Very brief CV of Philip J Steer BSc MB BS MD FRCOG

Philip Steer is Emeritus Professor of obstetrics at Imperial College London, having been appointed Professor in 1989. He was Editor-in-Chief of BJOG from 2005-2012 and is now Editor Emeritus. He has published 151 original research papers and 117 reviews, editorials and invited papers. He is an editor of ‘High Risk Pregnancy – Management Options’ (Cambridge University Press) with the 6th edition now in preparation. He has been President of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine and President of the Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is an honorary fellow of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa, and of the American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society.

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Petya Chaveeva
P. Chaveeva
P. V.
P. Volpe
P. Volpe
QiuYan Pei
Q. Pei
R. A.
Reuven Achiron

Previous Head of the Diagnostic Ultrasound Unit at the  Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology Sheba Medical Center Israel. He is also a full Professor of Ob/Gyn at Tel Aviv University School of Medicine.

Prof. Achiron is the author of more than 300 original articles, in the field of ultrasound imaging in Ob/Gyn. He is pioneer in diagnosis of fetal anomalies in the early gestation and particularly those related to cardiovascular malformations.

He lectures in national, and international scientific meetings/congresses. He is one of the founders of the international society of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology

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R. Akolekar
R. Akolekar
R. Arısoy
Resul Arısoy
R. Arısoy
R. A.
Rodrigo Ayala

He is a medical graduate of the Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City, and the National Perinatology Institute in the same city.  He obtained a degree in Reproductive Endocrinology and was a Research Fellow at the Oregon Health and Science University in the United States of America.  He is an active clinician and surgeon at the ABC Medical Center where he is the Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency program and a senior professor at the Universidad Anáhuac.  He has held key positions in academics and administrative fields.  He directs Asociación Hispano Mexicana IAP, an ONG dedicated to research and obstetrical attention with important protocols in gestational diabetes, ultrasonographic diagnosis, and thyroid pathology.  Dr. Ayala lives in Mexico City with his family and is proud to serve as Secretary General of WAPM

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R. Birnbaum
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R. Chaoui
R. Chaoui
R. Chmait
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Rasha Kamel

Rasha Kamel is a professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and a Consultant in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine unit at the department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt. She is also a visiting professor in Charles University, Prague. Professor Kamel is recognised for her research work in the field of ultrasound in general and the use of ultrasound scan to assess labour outcomes in particular. Her publications in this field have informed practice internationally. Professor Rasha Kamel is widely known for her educational activities and is the current Ambassador for the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG) for Africa and the Middle East.

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Regina Lantin

Dr Lantin is a  Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas   She is the medical director of the Main Campus  Clinics at Texas Children’s Hospital Heart Center and Director of Pediatric Cardiology Education for Medical Students and Residents at Baylor College of Medicine.  She is an associate fetal cardiologist at the Texas Children’s  Hospital Pavilion for Women.  Her clinical focus is Advanced Imaging  in Fetal and Pediatric Cardiology.   She is also the Editorial Lead of the Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Collection of Acc.org, the official website of the American College of Cardiology.

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R. Nomura
R. Nomura
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R. Obeid
R. Obeid
R. Obeid
R. Sa
Renaro Sa
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Simona Boito

Consultant in Gynaecology and Obstetrics, specialized in Maternal-Fetal Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fetal-Medicine Unit and High-Risk Pregnancy Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda, L. Mangiagalli Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan Doctorate degree - University Rotterdam, Erasmus MC. Netherlands Clinical-research fellow - Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, Netherlands Dr. Boito has a 20-year experience in obstetrics and prenatal diagnosis, with specific interest in neurosonography, fetal malformations and twin pregnancies Member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) Member of the Neurosonography Research Group - Italian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (SIEOG) Review Editor - Frontiers in Surgery Tutor for the Gynecology and Obstetrics Recidency Programme - University of Milan, Italy Professor for the Midwife Training Programme - University of Milan, Italy

Author of several papers focused on Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Diagnosis

Simona Boito
Silvia Buratti

Dr Silvia Buratti is a neonatal and pediatric intensivist working at Gaslini Children's Hospital in Genoa, Italy.

Dr Buratti is double-board certified in Pediatrics at University of California, San Diego and in Anesthesia and Intensive Care at University of Genoa.

Her research is focused on neurointensive care and congenital pathologies, in particular, neurovascular, surgical and cardiovascular diseases.

In the past 15 years she developed a special interest on vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation that lead to the creation of an international network and several projects including:

  • a website dedicated to VGAM;
  • an editorial collection on this specific research topic;
  • a single center retrospective cohort study describing the experience of Gaslini Children's Hospital as leading referral center for this rare and complex condition;
  • a multicenter database coordinated by the International Pediatric Stroke Study group.
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Şule Göncü Ayhan

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Subspecialist in Perinatal Medicine

Medical School Degree from Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, İstanbul 2006

Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist Degree from Okmeydanı Research and Training Hospital, İstanbul 2012

Perinatal Medicine Specialist Degree from Etlik Zübeyde Hanım Research and    Training Hospital, Ankara 2019

Worked as Perinatal Medicine Specialist in Ankara City Hospital 2019-2022

Ass. Prof. degree in Ankara City Hospital, 2022

Current position Memorial Group İstanbul Bahçelievler Hospital Oby&Gyn/ Perinatal Medicine Specialist

Board member of Turkish Perinatology Society

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Sifa Turan

Shifa Turan is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. She is a Director of a Fetal Heart Program and leads the department's cardiovascular research between basic and clinical scientists.  Her work in first-trimester cardiac evaluation, cardiovascular assessment, and application of different imaging modalities in tiny hearts has been recognized in the field. Her expertise has allowed her to use this method in all animal models and improve translational research in the Obstetric field using a reverse approach – bedside to bench. She pioneered a stepwise approach for analyzing normal and diabetic mouse embryonic hearts using a 17.6 Tesla MRI. Her clinical and basic science research has been evolving, and currently, she is an NIH-funded researcher and has grants on the baboon model to evaluate the protective cardiovascular effect of estrogen in baboon hearts. She is also a principal investigator in “Heightened hypoxia and DNA methylation in heart defects of diabetic embryopathy” She is responsible for teaching ultrasound to medical students, residents, and Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellows in the Department and mentoring Ph.D. and master’s degree students.  She has published over 70 original papers, reviews, and book chapters, and her work has been cited by other researchers more than 3000 times.

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Sven Wellmann

Prof. Sven Wellmann is trained in Pediatrics and Neonatal Medicine. He worked at the Charité Children’s Hospital, Berlin, Germany, before he moved to the University Children’s Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, in 2005 to dedicate more time to research in perinatal medicine. In 2011, he was appointed Assistant Professor by the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Since 2019, he has been Medical Director of the Department of Neonatology, University Children's Hospital Regensburg (KUNO), at the Hospital St. Hedwig of the Order of St. John, Germany. He is the founding director of the European School of Neonatology (ESN). His research focus is on the first 1000 days of life, with main research areas in fetal and neonatal stress response, neuronal stem cells and brain protection.

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Simcha Yagel

Prof. Simcha Yagel is a senior consultant of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Centers in Jerusalem and the Ultrasound Unit within the department. He teaches in the Faculty of Medicine and at the School of Ultrasound of the Israel Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He founded the Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Laboratory, and was a founding member and president of the Israel Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as founding member and president of the Israel Society for Placenta Research. Prof. Yagel has served as editor of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and on the Board of ISUOG. He is the 2021 recipient of the Ian Donald Gold Medal, awarded annually by ISUOG.

He has published some 400 basic and clinical research articles in leading peer-reviewed journals. In the clinical sphere his work focuses primarily on 3D/4D ultrasound of the fetal cardiovascular, CNS, and other fetal organ systems, and the female pelvic floor. He is best known for his work on the 3-vessel-and-trachea view and the 5-planes approach to fetal cardiac scanning, the developmental nature of fetal anomalies, and the fetal head circumference and its impact on the birth process. His recent work has branched out to applying artificial intelligence to develop predictive algorithms for obstetric care.

Prof. Yagel’s work in basic and translational research focuses on placental cell function and gene expression in the development of the placenta, and NK cells at the maternal-fetal interface and their role as builders in implantation and placental and fetal development. With the advent of the pandemic Prof Yagel and colleagues have investigated the prevalence of CoViD-19 antibodies in the peripheral blood of three groups of parturients: infected-recovered, vaccinated, and unvaccinated, as well as in their placentas and newborns, to determine the rate of vertical transmission of the virus in pregnancy and transmission of vaccine protection.

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T. D.
Themistoklis Dagklis

Diploma in Fetal Medicine (FMF London) 
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics andGynecology 
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 

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Torbjørn M. Eggebø

Torbjørn M. Eggebø is professor emeritus at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and consultant at the National center of foetal medicine at St.Olavs Hospital, Trondheim, Norway. 

The research from his group focuses on the use of ultrasound during active labour and his goal is to implement the use of ultrasound as standard care in labour wards. 

His research also includes publications related to foetal malformations, interventions during labour, postpartum haemorrhage, anal sphincter ruptures, management of prolonged pregnancies and simulation training in complicated deliveries. 

He was a member of the MSF team (Doctors without Borders) in Bo, Sierra Leone in 2008 and 2009 and has participated in the outreach team of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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TJ Musci
TJ Musci
T. Homfray
T. Homfray
T. Mackenzie
T. Mackenzie
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T. Stampalija
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Vincenzo Berghella

Vincenzo Berghella is originally from Pescara, Italy, from where he moved after High School to attend Manhattanville College, New York, USA. He did medical school at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), in Philadelphia; Ob-Gyn Residency at New York Downtown Hospital in Manhattan, New York City, and Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) Fellowship at TJU, in Philadelphia, where he remained and is Director of the MFM Division and Fellowship Program.

Vincenzo Berghella (VB) is has authored over 600 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, is the editor or co-editor of medical textbooks such as ‘Obstetric Evidence Based Guidelines’ (in 4th edition), ‘Maternal Fetal Evidence Based Guidelines’ (in 4th edition), ‘Evidence Based Labor and Delivery’, ‘Obstetrics: normal and abnormal pregnancies’, and ‘Operative Obstetrics.’ He is also author of over 45 other medical and non-medical (e.g. Happiness: the scientific path to achieving well-being) books (see www.amazon.com). VB has been a member and leader (chairman) of several Committees of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), is an Oral Examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and is Past-President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). He is Editor in chief of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Maternal-Fetal Medicine (AJOG MFM) (Founding Editor), Associate Editor for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG), Deputy Editor at UpToDate, and Associate Editor for the Cochrane Review. He works as a clinician (about 50% of the time) at TJU, educator, and clinical researcher. His research interests are in high-risk pregnancy, in particular but not limited to prediction and prevention of preterm birth, and management of labor and delivery.

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Violeta Stratieva
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V. Carnielli
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W. Abdallah
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Wolfgang Henrich

Wolfgang Henrich, born 1961 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is Professor of Obstetrics, Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Head of ultrasound division, Charité – University Medical Center Berlin, Campus Virchow Clinic and Campus Mitte and former President of the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology Berlin He gained his medical degree in 1989. He joined the Charité – University Center Berlin in 1990. In 1997 he got his specialization for Obstetrics and Gynecology and in 1999 in Perinatal Medicine. Since 2009 he has DEGUM III-specification and is Board member of the German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and member of a number of professional national and international societies including ISUOG, IS-PAS, DGGG, DEGUM, DGPM etc. He published more than 500 papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals. He gave more than 500 national and international lectures, he organised and was the scientific head of numerous meetings, symposia and courses and of national and international congresses. His clinical and research fields are prenatal diagnosis and therapy, first and second trimester screening, fetal echocardiography, 3D ultrasound, noninvasive prenatal testing, prevention of congenital anomalies, intrauterine therapy, fetomaternal Doppler sonography, preterm birth, cervical assessment, high risk pregnancy and delivery, peripartum haemorrhage as well as ultrasound in the labor ward. He cooperates interdisciplinary with the Department of Neonatology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, gynecology, internal medicine, intensive care, the Department of social pediatrics, human genetics as well as the German Heart Institute Berlin and Berlin Institute of Health.

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Walter Plasencia

PhD in Medicine, extraordinary doctorate award. Specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics. He studied sub-specialization in Fetal Medicine and Fetal Surgery at King's College Hospital.

Currently Director of the Fetal Medicine Unit of the University Hospital of the Canary Islands and director of the Fetal Medicine Unit of the Hospiten Group of the Canary Islands.

He performs and supervises more than 3,000 ultrasound studies per year. He is the author of more than 50 scientific publications in high-impact international journals and has directed several doctoral thesis on his specialty.


Regular reviewer of articles in multiple international journals on his specialty.

He is involved in several research lines of national and international projects on preeclampsia, preterm delivery and fetal and maternal complications.

W. Plasencia

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