Abstract Submission Extension – Please submit before 14th March​

ISLANDS: The International Study group on Labor And Delivery Sonography


ISLANDS 2023 consists of a full-day congress for scientific presentations and exchange on Saturday 1st April 2023 plus a half-day clinical course on the immediately preceding Friday 31st March 2023 to teach the principles of intrapartum ultrasound.

Course and congress can only be booked together. There is a modest registration fee. The participation fee for Friday afternoon simulation and Saturday together is £50. An optional three-course dinner on Saturday evening will be held  for an additional fee of £50. Registration must be paid in advance, by credit card at the time of registration and through this website only. Other forms (bank transfer) or payment on site are not possible.

Registration Fees:

Friday 31 March half day simulation course including Saturday 1 April congress £50.00

(if booking only for Saturday 1 April congress the same fee of £50.00)

Saturday Evening 3 Course meal £50.00

Virtual access Saturday £50.00

*Places are limited and registrations will be on a first come first served basis*

St. Paul’s Centre, Queen Caroline St, London, W6 9PJ, United Kingdom

Important dates
• Registration and Abstract submission opens 16th January 2023
• Extended Abstract submission deadline: 14th March 2023
• Registration with guaranteed admission onsite closes: 14th March 2023
• Pre-congress Ultrasound Simulation course: Friday, 31st March 2023
• Congress: Saturday, 1st April 2023

Organizing Committee
Christoph Lees (UK, Chair, Local Host), Giuseppe Rizzo (Italy), Torbjorn Eggebo (Norway), Tullio Ghi (Italy), Wolfgang Henrich (Germany), Wailam Lau (China), Boris Tutschek (Switzerland)

Local Committee (Imperial College London)
Sana Usman (Post-Doctoral Honorary Clinical Lecturer), Mariya Kovalenko (PhD Research Fellow), Arwa Hanidu (PhD Research Fellow)

Abstract Submission Extension – Please submit before 14th March​

Abstract submission for oral and posters will open 16th January 2023 and close 14th March 2023

We would aim for posters to be oral, however if a presenter is unable join in person or would rather present a poster, we will accept a physical poster presentation in A1 format.
Registration will open on 16th January 2023 and close 14th March 2023


If you plan to present an abstract, please state this at the time of registration and separately in the format below send your submission via email to mariya.kovalenko@nhs.net by 1st March 2023.
Maximum of 300 words including one table or one figure.
Please note: Each presenting author MUST register.

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ISLANDS, the International Study group on Labour And Delivery Sonography, encourages and promotes the scientifically founded use of ultrasound in labour and encourages related teaching and research.  The London 2023 ISLANDS meeting is open to members and non-members and will take place at the St Paul’s Centre in Hammersmith, West London. Please note the venue is not at the Hammersmith Hospital. 

Conference Venue: St. Paul’s Centre, Queen Caroline St, London, W6 9PJ, United Kingdom.

Event contact number: 020 8748 3855 or alternatively reach out to ISLANDS internal organising committee on the day if you require assistance.

Centre webpage: https://www.stpaulscentre.org/

Friday 31 March 2023: Half-day (pm) clinical simulation course to teach the principles of intrapartum ultrasound.* Start time with lunch service is from 12:30.

*The simulation course can only be booked in conjunction with the main meeting.  There is no extra charge, but places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Saturday 01 April 2023: Full day programme of scientific presentations and research exchange starts from registration at 0800 and event time at 0900.

Getting there: Conveniently located 5 minute walk from Hammersmith Tube Station with access to the following London Tube Lines: District Line, Picadilly Line, Circle Line, and Hammersmith and City Line

Parking: pay and display car park is available near the venue, street access from Sussex Place

Cloak room: There is limited cloak room facilities therefore please restrict accompanying large suitcases to the venue.

Venue Map

Following the meeting, there is an optional 3-course dinner (for those that have pre-booked) on Saturday evening taking place at 170 Queen’s Gate, Imperial College London South Kensington Campus, London SW7 5HF


18:30 – Drinks Reception

19:15 – Dinner Start

22:30 – Dinner End

Set Menu

Starter: Picked white crab meat salad, compressed watermelon, pickled cucumber ribbons, mixed herbs

Main: Braised British feather blade, mustard mash, tenderstem broccoli, red wine jus

Dessert: Sticky toffee pudding, clotted cream

If you have not already done so, please let us know your dietary requirements (gluten free, vegan, etc).

If you would prefer to have the vegetarian menu, get in touch with us by 22nd March [email – mariya.kovalenko@nhs.net]

Vegetarian Menu

Starter: Roasted beetroot salad, peach, vegan feta mouse, pickled onion rings, whole grain mustard and honey dressing

Main: Tamarind aubergine steak, tomato salsa, tamarind jus, pine nuts.

Dessert: Sticky toffee pudding, clotted cream

Dinner Venue map

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