RCOG and ISUOG advanced courses in Gynaecological Ultrasound

RCOG and ISUOG advanced courses in gynaecological ultrasound.

3rd and 4th June 2011.

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The programme is as follows:


Two courses per year


Course 1: Early pregnancy, reproductive medicine and benign gynaecology

Day 1 Friday 3rd June 2011

Early pregnancy

08:00: Meet the expert over breakfast sessions:

Cecilia Bottomley: Miscarriage

Emma Kirk: Pregnancy of unknown location

Steve Goldstein: Early pregnancy scanning

Jan Brosens: Implantation and recurrent miscarriage

Jackie Ross: Ectopic pregnancy management


Chair: Tom Bourne and Lesley Regan

9:30: Keynote lecture: Aneuploidy, NK cells, heparin, aspirin and antiphospolipid syndrome: making sense of recurrent miscarriage – Jan Brosens

10:00: Longitudinal assessment of early pregnancy growth and how does this relate to miscarriage, and how does size relate to growth? – Cecilia Bottomley

10:30: Round table: How do we define miscarriage? – Tom Bourne, Cecilia Bottomley, Steve Goldstein, Jan Brosens

11:00 COFFEE

Chair: Dirk Timmerman and Catriona Stalder

11:30: Diagnosis and management of non-tubal ectopic pregnancy – Davor Jurkovic

12:00: The relative merits of medical and expectant management protocols for ectopic pregnancy – Jackie Ross

12:30: Diagnosing gestational trophoblast disease – Emma Kirk

12:50: Delegate submitted case examples and images: Davor Jurkovic, Jackie Ross, Judith Hamilton and Steve Goldstein

13:10 LUNCH

Chair: Tom Bourne and

14:00: A critical appraisal of management strategies for PUL: the role of hCG, progesterone and rationalizing follow up – Emma Kirk

14:30: Vascular malformations of the uterus following pregnancy – Dirk Timmerman

14:50: The appearance and relevance of caesarean section scar morphology – Osama Naji

15:10: Chorionicity and growth in twins – Aris Papageorghiou

15:30 COFFEE

Fertility and Reproductive medicine

Chair: Nick Fenning and Stuart Lavery

16:00: Charactering uterine congenital abnormalities and thoughts on the junctional zone – Davor Jurkovic

16:30: Revisiting the diagnosis of PCO: ASRM, Rotterdam criteria or start again? – Nick Fenning

17:00: Antral follicle counts and other approaches to assessing ovarian reserve – Adam Balen

17:30: Delegate “submit your images – make the experts sweat quiz” – Steve Goldstein, Emma Kirk, Davor Jurkovic and Nick Fenning,


18:00  – close of meeting drinks in RCOG


Speakers’ dinner


DAY 2 Saturday 4th June 2011


Fertility and Reproductive medicine

08:00: Meet the expert over breakfast sessions

Nick Fenning: Assessing ovarian reserve

Thierry van den Bosch: Evaluating the endometrial cavity

Managing incidental findings found on scan: Lil Valentin

Deep endometriosis – Dirk Timmerman

Ultrasound guided procedures in fertility treatment – Nazar Amso



Chair: Stuart Lavery and Steve Goldstein

09:00: Keynote lecture: How can we assess endometrial receptivity – Nick Fenning

09:30: Detecting focal endometrial pathology: Gel and saline hydrosonography – Thierry van den Bosch

10:00 Cycle monitoring and OHSS – what it means and when to intervene – Nazar Amso

11:00 – COFFEE

Endometriosis and fibroids

Chair: Keith Edmonds and Thierry van den Bosch

11:00 Using ultrasound to look for endometriosis and endometriomas – Dirk Timmerman

11:30  Diagnosing fibroids, sarcoma and adenomyosis with ultrasound – Lil Valentin

12:00 Gel and saline hydrosonography – use of negative contrast to evaluate the endometrial cavity – Thierry van den Bosch

13:00 LUNCH

Chair: Lil Valentin and Nick Panay

14:00 Selecting fibroids for hysteroscopic or laparoscopic surgery – Rehan Salim

14:30 Treatment options for fibroids –and what do I need to know from imaging? – Geoff Trew

15:00 Case examples and images:  fibroids and endometriosis – Dirk Timmerman, Rehan Salim, Thierry Van den Bosch

15:30: COFFEE

Chair:  Tom Bourne and Nazar Amso

16:00 Discriminating between tubal cysts, hydrosalpinges, other tubal disease and peritoneal inclusion cysts – Nick Fenning

16:30 How do you manage ovarian cysts found incidentally? – Lil Valentin

17:00 Just images quiz: any gynaecological pathology – Tom Bourne, Nick Fenning and Dirk Timmerman

18:00 close of meeting


Course 2 – Oncology and urogynaecology

Day 1



08:00: Meet the expert over breakfast sessions:

Dirk Timmerman – the IOTA trial and ovarian pathology

Daniela Fischerova – ultrasound and assessing gynaecological malignancy

Elisabeth Epstein – postmenopausal bleeding

Antonia Testa – rare ovarian pathology

Anneka Steensma – interpreting the 4D view of the pelvic floor


Chair: Tom Bourne and Antonia Testa

9:30: Keynote lecture: Assessing the initial stage and recurrence of ovarian carcinoma – Daniela Fischerova

10:00: Using ultrasound to evaluate the local extension of cervical carcinoma – Elisabeth Epstein

10:30: Evaluating ovarian masses: morphology assessment and blood flow – Dirk Timmerman

11:00 COFFEE

Chair: Dirk Timmerman and Elisabeth Epstein

11:30: Should you measure CA 125 levels when a mass is found using ultrasound? – and what to do with random referrals with raised CA 125 levels – Lil Valentin

12:00: Discriminating between borderline, metastatic and primary invasive ovarian carcinoma, and why this matters – Antonia Testa

12:30: Video demonstration: staging gynaecological malignancy – Daniela Fischerova

13:00 LUNCH

Chair: Antonia Testa and Alan Farthing

14:00: The role of second stage tests to evaluate ovarian pathology: intravenous contrast, 3D, and vascular indices – Lil Valentin

14:30: Evaluating myometrial invasion and endometrial carcinoma – Elisabeth Epstein

14:50: How to monitor borderline lesions and when to intervene – Daniela Fischerova


Pelvic floor

Chair: Mark Slack and Stuart Stanton

15:40: The detection and relevance of levator defects –Anneka Steensma

16:10: Assessing anal sphincter defects and what to do about them– Abdul Sultan

16:40: Ultrasound and urgency – Vik Khullar

17:00: What a urogynaecologist needs to know from ultrasound – Mark Slack

17:30: Case examples and video demonstration of the 4D view of the pelvic floor – Anneka Steensma

18:00 close of meeting

18:00  – close of meeting drinks in RCOG


Speakers’ dinner


Day 2

Ovarian pathology


08:00: Meet the expert over breakfast sessions:

Steve Goldstein – a practical approach to using ultrasound in the clinic

Thierry van den Bosch – contrast sonography of the endometrium

Tom Bourne – ovarian pathology

Antonia Testa – imaging the cervix

Daniela Fischerova – lymph node assessment in oncology patients


Chair: Tom Bourne and Angus McIndoe

09:30: Keynote lecture: Pattern recognition, art, and ovarian pathology – Tom Bourne

10:00: Mathematical models to characterize ovarian pathology – Dirk Timmerman

10:30: Images quiz: Difficult to classify ovarian pathology: – Lil Valentin and Dirk Timmerman

11:00 COFFEE

Chair: Tom Bourne and Lil Valentin

11:30: Solid ovarian masses and the characteristics of some rare ovarian pathology – Antonia Testa

12:00: Ovarian cancer screening: preliminary results from the UKCTOCS study – Stuart Campbell

12:30: Oncology video and images: Antonia Testa, Daniela Fischerova and Elisabeth Epstein

13:00 LUNCH

Chair: Dirk Timmerman and Davor Jurkovic

Abnormal bleeding and the endometrium

13:30 Postmenopausal bleeding: everything you need to know– Elisabeth Epstein

14:00: The endometrial response to exogenous hormone therapy – Steve Goldstein

14:30: Should you remove asymptomatic endometrial polyps and locating IUCDs – Thierry van den Bosch

15:00 COFFEE

Chair: Tom Bourne and Tom Ind

15:30: Using ultrasound guided trucut biopsies in oncology – Daniela Fischerova

16:00: Evaluating possible tumour recurrence – Antonia Testa

16:30 Cross-sectional imaging in gynaecological cancer – Prof Reznik

17:00 Delegate “submit your images – make the experts sweat quiz”Daniela Fischerova, Antonia Testa, Dirk Timmerman, Lil Valentin and Tom Bourne


18:00 Close of meeting Tom Bourne