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More than 120 doctors from three countries have attended an international course to scanning fetal anomalies in Kiev.

Kiev, April 6, 2015.

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More than 120 doctors from all regions of Ukraine, Kyrgyz Republic and Romania on April 4-5, have attended the British specialist Fred Ushakov Course in Kiev for early detection fetal anomalies. Training is the third project of social organization FETAL MEDICINE ACADEMY to familiarize with the best practices of prenatal ultrasonic researches. The ultimate goal of the program is to reduce child mortality and morbidity in Ukraine caused by congenital malformations and  diseases.

Statistics shows that in Ukraine are born about 500 thousand kids every year. More than ten thousand kids are born with various congenital defects. Mortality rates among infants are very high.



“The problem of timely  diagnostics pathology of fetal development is broad in all countries. Now this area is developing rapidly. In Ukraine there are almost 15,000 gynecologists and ultrasound specialists. Most of them do not have the financial ability to participate in international training programs. There is also a language barrier. International Society of Ultrasound  in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) is ready to provide them methodological support. We started our work in Ukraine one year ago, organized international courses for physicians. Our goal is to improve the diagnostics  in prenatal medicine and reduce number of cases skipping of fetal anomalies. Now it is possible to create modern base for training doctors in Ukraine, so we cannot miss this moment. The first step is to introduce European protocols for screening. Here we are ready to cooperate with government agencies”, Fred Ushakov said. 

Public organization of FETAL MEDICINE ACADEMY together with ISUOG has developed a series of lectures and courses on international standards of ultrasound scanning and to identify anomalies at various stages of fetal development. On April 4 - 5, were considered difficult cases for diagnostics of pathological conditions of the fetus and modern trends in the development of prenatal ultrasound. 

Courses were conducted by Fred Ushakov, the doctor-expert in fetal medicine, University College Hospital (UCLH), United Kingdom. He is the official representative of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Has over 25 years of experience in Obstetrics Ultrasound, Fetal Medicine and teaching, is an internationally recognized lecturer on Fetal Medicine and Fetal Ultrasound.

Разработано: Авдеев Сергей