Obstetric Ultrasound Foundation Course – Theory
15th Dec 2022
Chaired by Professor Christoph Lees, this one-day comprehensive foundation course is ideal for O&G trainees, specialist midwife sonographers, and anyone starting their scanning career and working towards their RCOG qualification.
It will cover the theoretical elements of the two compulsory RCOG Basic Ultrasound Modules via a series of lectures from the experienced and highly qualified obstetrics team at QCCH and St Mary’s Hospital, London. It will also give a useful introduction to the intermediate modules.
The course will cover the following topics:
- Introduction: What you are going to learn and why?
- What the RCOG modules require
- How ultrasound works and safety
- Databases, documentation and communication
- Setting up the machine for scanning: TV and TA ultrasound; knobs, functions and probes
- Scanning the normal early intra-uterine pregnancy up to 12 weeks, measuring embryonic structures and CRL
- Diagnosing miscarriage
- Presentation of Case Studies
- Biometry, amniotic fluid and the placenta
- The Anomaly Scan: FASP criteria
- Multiple pregnancies: what to look out for
- Fetal growth and assessment in the third trimester
Theory day: Thursday 15th December 2022, only: £125
(Trainees based at either QCCH or St Mary’s, may register at special internal rates of £100)
A full programme of the day will be uploaded shortly.
Session I – Chair: Prof. Bryony Jones
09:30 – Introduction: What you are going to learn and why? Prof. Christoph Lees, Imperial College London
09:35 – What the RCOG modules require, Bryony Jones, Imperial College London
09:45 – How ultrasound works and safety, Dr Colin Deane, Kings College London
10:15 – Databases, documentation and communication, Bryony Jones, Imperial College London
10:45 – Setting up the machine for scanning: TV and TA ultrasound; knobs, functions and probes, Prof. Christoph Lees, Imperial College London
Session II – Chair: Prof. Christoph Lees
11:45 – Scanning the normal early intra-uterine pregnancy up to 12 weeks, measuring embryonic structures and CRL, Dr Harsha Shah, Imperial College London
12:15 – Diagnosing miscarriage, Dr Nina Parker, Imperial College London
12:45 – Presentation of Case Studies, Dr Chris Kyriacou, Imperial College London
13:15 – Lunch Break
Session III – Chair: Prof. Christoph Lees
13:45 – Biometry, amniotic fluid and the placenta, Gowrishankar Paramasivam, Imperial College London
14:15 – The Anomaly Scan: FASP criteria, Dr Jonathan Lai, Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London
14:45 – Multiple pregnancies: what to look out for, Miss Chrissie Yu, Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Imperial College London
15:15 – Break
Session IV– Chair: Prof. Christoph Lees
15:30 – Fetal growth and assessment in the 3rd trimester, Miss Jasmine Tay, Imperial College London
16:00 – Post-course test and picture quiz, Francois Dos Santos, Imperial College London
End of Day
*All topics and speakers are subject to change
Chair of our Obstetric Ultrasound Foundation course, Professor Christoph Lees, is an international authority on fetal assessment and in particular the use of Doppler ultrasound to assess the health of the baby.
He leads research in this area, scanning in labour, and non-invasive fetal surgery. Research projects include TRUFFLE — studying infants with fetal growth restriction — and human studies of high-intensity focused ultrasound.
Professor Lees is:
Professor of Obstetrics at Imperial College London
Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Head of Fetal Medicine at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Centre for Fetal Care, Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital
Visiting Professor at the Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven, Belgium
Trustee, International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Chairman of the ISUOG Doppler and vascular imaging group member of the ISUOG Safety Committee