Final Program

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Thursday 24 October

These will be CPD accredited
Cost: Refer to registration form

*ISUOG endorsed course

Morning session
This course is aligned with ISUOG’s Training curriculum and designed to provide attendees with the practical knowledge and skills required to perform obstetric and gynaecological scans. It is aimed at practitioners who are new to ultrasound and want to learn a standardised basic approach to ultrasound such as medical practitioners, midwives and sonographers.

07:45   Arrival & Registration  
08:15   Introduction and pre-course questionnaire/test  
08:30   Informed consent, Image reporting and report writing    Dr Ismail Bhorat
09:00   Assessing the normal pregnancy between 10w and 14w in singleton and twin pregnancies    Dr Poovy Naidoo
09:30   Fetal biometry-dating, assessing size and estimating fetal weight   Prof Hennie Lombaard
10:00   Coffee & tea    
10:30   Distinguishing between normal and abnormal appearances of the fetal anatomy Dr Chantal Stewart
11:00   Assessing the placenta and amniotic fluid in singleton and twin pregnancies Dr Lou Pistorius
11:30   Distinguishing between normal and abnormal fetal size and growth    Prof Ermos Nicolaou
12:00   Umbilical and uterine artery Doppler studies    Sumaiya Adam
12:30   Examining the uterus, ovaries and adnexae: Normal and abnormal findings Prof Zeelha Abdool
13:00   Lunch

Afternoon session
This course is designed for practitioners who are already performing detailed ultrasound examinations in obstetrics and/or gynecology, and who want to consolidate their skills in this field to an ISUOG approved standard such as medical practitioners, midwives, and sonographers.

12:30   Arrivals & registration     
13:00   Lunch   
14:00   Introduction and pre-course questionnaire/test  
14:15   Distinguishing between normal and abnormal appearances of the skull and brain   Dr Lou Pistorius
14:45   Obtaining and interpreting the heart views  Prof Lut Geerts
15:15   Distinguishing between normal and abnormal appearances of the urinary tract Dr Chantal Stewart
15:45   Distinguishing between normal & abnormal appearances of the long bones & extremities    Dr Ismail Bhorat
16:15   Coffee & tea    
16:45   Typical ultrasound appearances of the most common pathologies in the adnexa Dr Douglas Dumbrill
17:15   Writing the gynaecological ultrasound report    Dr Douglas Dumbrill
17:45   Post-course questionnaire/test

National Registrar Research Day Meeting

Registrar Coordinator Selected Research Paper presentations, MMED
Duration: To be advised

Chairman’s Dinner

  • Attendees: By invitation
  • Venue: To be advised
  • Time: 19:00

Friday 25/10/2019

  • 07:00 Arrival and Registration
  • 08:30-08:40 Opening of congress by Prof E Nicolaou Convener of the Congress
  • 08:40-08:50 Welcoming address by SASUOG President - Prof L Geerts

Session 1

Obstetrics in 2019 and beyond

  • 08:50-09:10 The role of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Achievements and challenges from the 2015 Millennium Development Goal to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Katia Bilardo
  • 09:10-09:30 The Better Obs Program and its performance so-far - Johannes van Waart
  • 09:30-09:50 The Elephant in the Room – Meaningful Peer Review - Michael Belfort
  • 09:50-10:10 The FIGO position paper: How to stop the caesarean section epidemic - Gerry Visser
  • 10:10-10:30 Is the Caesarean section rate too high? - Michael Belfort
  • 10:30-11:00 Coffee & tea

Session 2

Screening for Aneuploidies

  • 11:00-11:20 The role of Cell free DNA testing (UK-LIVE) - Kypros Nicolaides
  • 11:20-11:35 Ultrasound-Karyotype-Microarray-Exome; How much can we learn non-invasively? - Kim Martin
  • 11:35-11:50 Panel Discussion: - Kypros Nicolaides, Kim Martin, Katia Bilardo
  • 11:50-12:05 Management of the failed CfDNA result (UK-LIVE) Kypros Nicolaides
  • 12:05-12:20 Twins and cell free DNA; What do we know? What can we learn? - Kim Martin
  • 12:20-12:50 Ultrasound in the era of CfDNA test - Katia Bilardo
  • 12:50-13:10 Panel Discussion: - Kypros Nicolaides (UK-LIVE), Katia Bilardo, Kim Martin
  • 13:10-14:10 Lunch

Sessions 3 & 4

Preeclampsia, Small for gestational age: Screening, prevention, management

  • 14:10-14:40 Prediction and prevention of Preeclampsia (UK-LIVE) - Kypros Nicolaides
  • 14:40-15:10 The importance of ultrasound interrogation of the umbilical cord vessels - Ed Coetzee
  • 15:10-15:40 Beyond the umbilical arteries: Ischaemic Placenta Disease, Antiphospholipid Syndrome and - Thrombophilia - Ermos Nicolaou
  • 15:40-16:00 Early onset foetal growth restriction: When to monitor, when to deliver - Gerry Visser
  • 16:00-16:30 Coffee & tea

  • 16:30-16:50 How to identify late foetal growth restriction, and when and how should we deliver? - Gerry Visser
  • 16:50-17:10 When is it too small to be born? - Sithembiso Velaphi
  • 17:10-17:30 The unexplained Stillbirth - Lut Geerts
  • 18:15 Welcome Cocktail ( SCC Ballroom-Exhibition venue)

18:15 Welcome Cocktail

SCC Ballroom - Exhibition venue

Saturday 26/10/2019

Session 5

1st and 2nd trimester foetal abnormalities on Ultrasound

  • 08:30:09:10 First trimester Ultrasound and early diagnosis of foetal syndromes - Katia Bilardo
  • 09:10-09:30 The anomaly / foetal morphology scan - Logie Govender
  • 09:30-09:50 Early diagnosis of cardiac anomalies - Katia Bilardo
  • 09:50-10:10 Foetal cardiac evaluation in the 2nd and 3rd trimester - Jeff Harrisberg
  • 10:10-10:30 Post-op outcomes of common foetal cardiac abnormalities - Krubin Naidoo
  • 10:30-11:00 Coffee & tea

Session 6

Foetal abnormalities and Foetal surgery

  • 11:00-11:20 Evaluation of the CNS - Lou Pistorius
  • 11:20-11:40 Evaluation and management of foetal brain cysts - Sumaiya Adam
  • 11:40-12:20 In-utero repair of foetal abnormalities: Fetoscopic surgery and evolution in surgical techniques - Michael Belfort
  • 12:20-12:40 Genetic Counselling for Severe Foetal Abnormalities - Tabitha Haw
  • 12:40-13:00 Termination of pregnancy for foetal malformations: How far and under what circumstances? - Hennie Lombaard
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch

Session 7

Maternal and Foetal Disease

  • 14:00-14:30 Placenta Accreta-diagnosis, and multidisciplinary management - Michael Belfort
  • 14:30-14:50 Placenta pathology: Discard the placenta at your peril - Colleen Wright
  • 14:50-15:10 Is Obesity more important for long term offspring outcome, than GDM? - Gerry Visser
  • 15:10-15:30 Current trends in the management of Rh Disease - Poovy Naidoo
  • 15:30-15:50 Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy - Veronique Nicolaou
  • 15:50-16:10 GDM, screening for all, which test and which threshold values - Gerry Visser
  • 16:10-16:40 Coffee & tea

Session 8

Medical Legal Challenges

  • 16:40-18:00 Moderator: Ermos Nicolaou
    Panel Discussion: Ismail Bhorat, Raizel Davidow (Clyde & Co),
    Donald Dinnie (Natmed), Graham Howarth (MPS),
    Adv Emiel van Vuuren SC (Advocates Group 621)

19:00-22:00 Congress Gala Dinner

Sunday 27/10/2018

Session 9

Gynaecology and Malignancy

  • 08:00-08:20 Ultrasonographic diagnosis of maternal birth trauma - Zeelha Abdool
  • 08:20-08:40 The use of ultrasound in the diagnosis of endometriosis - Douglas Dumbrill
  • 08:40-09:00 Postpartum fecal incontinence - Zeelha Abdool
  • 09:00-09:20 Diagnosis of adnexal masses and malignancies - Leon Snyman
  • 09:20-09:40 The management of pregnancy after LLETZ - Yasmin Adam
  • 09:40-10:00 How do we classify PCO in 2019? - Trudy Smith
  • 10:00-10:30 Coffee & tea

Session 10


  • 10:30-10:50 Pregnancy following assisted reproductive technique (ART): Should antenatal care be tailored differently? - Shisana Baloyi
  • 10:50-11:10 Diagnosing Benign endometrial pathology such as polyps or fibroid: To remove or to leave alone? - Lawrence Gobetz
  • 11:10-11:30 The evidence based approach to managing Pregnancy of Unknown Location - Douglas Dumbrill
  • 11:30-11:50 The role of ultrasound in Gynaecology and Infertility - Yusuf Dasoo
  • 11:50-12:10 Ultrasound criteria to diagnose miscarriage - Douglas Dumbrill
  • 12:10-12:30 A novel approach to imaging, diagnosis and management of fibroids - Raymond Setzen
  • 12:30-12:50 The role of imaging in managing Urinary Incontinence - Angelo Apostoleris

13:00 Closure of the Congress