SASUOG

South African Society for Ultrasound
in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Congress 2013

Invited International Faculty


Prof. Luc de Catte, Leuven Belgium
Head of Fetal Medicine at UZ Leuven
Awaiting Biographical Sketch
Pof Catia Bilardo, Netherland
C.M. (Katia) Bilardo is Professor of Fetal Medicine at UMCG in the Netherlands and is an expert on ultrasound and invasive prenatal diagnosis. Her areas of interest include Doppler Ultrasound, 1st trimester screening, fetal cardiology including heart function and fetal anomalies. Within ISUOG her activites include enhancing the didactic and scientific value of the Congress, expanding ISUOG's membership and developing a patient information and forum platform
Dr. Samina Mashud Dornan, Ireland.
Consultant Obstetrician and gynaecologist
Specialist Maternal Fetal Medicine
Royal Maternity Hospital
Belfast
Ms. Ranee Thakar, Mayday University Hospital, Croydon, UK
Ranee Thakar is a Subspecialist in Urogynaecology and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Mayday University Hospital, Croydon as well as a honorary senior lecturer at St George's University of London. She completed her basic medical training in India prior to moving to the UK. She obtained her MRCOG degree in 1994. Subsequently she took up a research post under the supervision of Mr Isaac Manyonda in St George's Hospital and Medical School. The research involved studying bowel, bladder and sexual function following hysterectomy. This led to a landmark paper which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine and to a Doctorate (MD) from the University of London. During 1999 to 2001 she was a subspecialty trainee in urogynaecology under the auspices of Professor Stuart Stanton. She is the chair of the meetings subcommittee of the British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG) and has been elected as the next secretary of BSUG. She is also the chair of the education committee of the International Urogynecological Association. She is currently a consultant in a busy tertiary referral urogynaecology department at Mayday University Hospital, with a large clinical workload, dealing with complex urogynaecological problems, teaching medical students, training junior doctors and undertaking clinical research. Her publications include many original papers in peer review journals and chapters in books. She is a co-editor of the first comprehensive textbook on perineal and anal sphincter trauma. Along with Abdul Sultan she runs the popular perineal repair courses at Mayday Hospital The unit is recognised for subspecialty training in urogynaecology and runs an active research programme. The Croydon continence team was awarded The UK Continence Team of the year in 2005. Ranee Thakar is actively involved in the conservative and surgical management of pelvic floor disorders (bowel and bladder incontinence, prolapse and sexual dysfunction).
Mr. Abdul Sultan, Mayday University Hospital, Croydon, UK
Abdul H Sultan is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (Clinical Lead since 2009) with a special interest in urogynaecology at Croydon University Hospital and honorary Reader at St George's University of London. He completed his basic medical training (MB.ChB) in South Africa prior to moving to the United Kingdom in 1984 and obtained the MRCOG degree in 1990 (FRCOG 2003). He subsequently he took up a research post under the supervision of Prof Chris Hudson at St Bartholomews and Homerton Hospitals and Professors Clive Bartram and Mike Kamm at St Mark's Hospital. The research involved studying the effects of childbirth on the pelvic floor and anal sphincters. This led to a landmark paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine and to a Doctorate (MD). His pioneering work highlighted the deficiencies in training of doctors and midwives in detecting and repairing injuries to the perineum and anal sphincter after childbirth. His past and current academic positions include: committee member (Treasurer) of the British Society of Urogynaecology (2007), International Consultation on Incontinence (since 2004 -), The Scientific Advisory Committee (RCOG), the scientific committee of The International Urogynecologial Association (2008 -2011) and The Royal Society of Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynaecology Treasurer 2009-). He is currently a consultant in a busy tertiary referral urogynaecology department at Croydon University Hospital, with a large clinical workload, dealing with complex urogynaecological problems including tertiary referrals, teaching medical students, training junior doctors and undertaking clinical research. The unit is recognised for subspecialty training in urogynaecology and runs an active research programme. The Croydon continence team was recently awarded the hospital doctor award for "The Continence Team of the year (2005)". In addition he was awarded the prestigious UK Hospital Doctor of the Year award. Along with Ranee Thakar, he runs the popular perineal repair courses at Croydon University Hospital. His publications include many original papers in peer reviewed journals and many contributions to book chapters. He has also co-edited a book on perineal and anal sphincter trauma.