Advanced Topics in Gynecological Ultrasound

London, Saturday 21st March 2015

The meeting is held in a central London venue with excellent travel links and wide choice of accommodation nearby.

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Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
27 Sussex Place
London NW1 4RG


Organisers: Mr. Davor Jurkovic, Prof. Lil Valentin, Antonia Testa

In recent years we have witnessed major developments in gynecological ultrasound which have re-defined its place in clinical practice. This one day workshop will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the latest developments from the panel of experts who are in the forefront of research in this area. The programme includes a wide range of topics ranging from the diagnosis of ovarian cancer to the latest developments in the management of rare and complex early pregnancy complications. Apart from extensive literature review all lectures will include a large number of illustrative cases and plenty of practical advice. The conference is aimed at gynecologists, radiologists and sonographers with extensive experience in gynecological ultrasound who wish to acquire new skills and advance their clinical practice.

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Mr. Tom Holland, Fellow in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, London

Mr.Davor Jurkovic, Consultant Gynecologist, London

Mr.Dimitrios Mavrelos, Clinical Lecturer in Reproductive Medicine, London

Dr. Maria Memtsa, Clinical Research Fellow, London

Mr.Joel Naftalin, Senior Trainee in Obstetrics and Gynecology, London

Ms.Jackie Ross, Consultant Gynecologist, London

Dr. Antonia Testa, Consultant Gynecologist, Rome, Italy

Professor Lil Valentin, University of Lund, Sweden 




09.00 - Welcome and Introduction

Mr Davor Jurkovic

Session I

Advances in cancer diagnosis

Chair: Mr Davor Jurkovic


09.20 - Recent advances in the systematic approach to ultrasound diagnosis of ovarian cancer

Prof. Lil Valentin


09.50 - Ultrasound staging of ovarian cancer

Dr Antonia Testa


10.20 - Ultrasound diagnosis of endometrial cancer – beyond measuring endometrial thickness

Prof. Lil Valentin


10.40 - The role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and conservative management of recurrent borderline ovarian cancer

Dr Antonia Testa


11.00 - Discussion


11.10 – COFFEE

Session II

Assessment of women with pelvic pain

Chair: Prof. Lil Valentin


11.30 - Ureteric assessment in acute and chronic pelvic pain

Mr.Tom Holland


12.00 - Pelvic vein thrombosis

Mr. Davor Jurkovic


12.20 - Recto-sigmoid endometriosis – diagnostic challenges and clinical significance

Mr Tom Holland


12.40 – Discussion

13.00 – LUNCH

Session III

Uterine abnormalities

Chair: Dr. Antonia Testa


14.00 - How to diagnose adenomyosis on ultrasound and assess its clinical significance?

Mr Joel Naftalin


14.30 - Ultrasound diagnosis of uterine sarcoma

Mr Davor Jurkovic


15.00 - Discussion


15.10 - TEA

Session IV

Early Pregnancy

Chair: Mr. Joel Naftalin


15.30 - Expectant management of tubal ectopics – the end of methotrexate?

Mr Dimitrios Mavrelos


16.00 - Diagnosis and management of intramural pregnancy

Ms Maria Memtsa


16.20 - Caesarean scar pregnancy – recent developments in the diagnosis and management

Ms Jackie Ross


16.50 - Discussion