Our congress will be the best scientific platform for national and international scientist to meet you, and to share innovations as well as experience. Our young colleagues will also be able to join the program with their studies by presenting their academic researches in oral or poster sessions.
We invite all of you to Dalaman for the 10th Congress of Obstetric and Gynecological Ultrasonography which is organized by Turkish Society of Obstetric and Gynecological Ultrasonography with the cooperation and coordination of Perinatal Medicine Foundation.

Scientific Topics

Gynecological Ultrasonography (2D, 3D) – Uterine anomalies, use of 3D ultrasonography in repetitive pregnancy loss
Evaluation of endometrium and adnexal mass- (2D, 3D)
Early pregnancy loss, ectopic pregnancy and other complications of early pregnancy
Fetal MRI: areas of use
cfDNA: final status
11-14 weeks ultrasonography
18-22 weeks ultrasonography-what should we not skip?
Fetal neurosonography

Scientific Topics

Fetal heart examination
Preeclampsia screening, diagnosis and follow-up
Preterm birth screening, diagnosis and follow-up
What has changed in the IUGR, SGA follow-up?
Placenta invasion anomalies
Twin pregnancy complications
3D / 4D Ultrasonography: Only the fetal face?
Genetic syndromes-microarray
Fetal surgery


The 10th Congress on Obstetric and Gynecological Ultrasonography will be held on 27 – 30 September 2018, at Hilton Dalaman Sarıgerme Hotel & Convention Center.

Ultrasonography in daily practice for obstetricians is getting more and more important every day. The developments in ultrasound in last 20 years have been extremely fast and and dynamic. And it is very crucial for all of us to keep up with the innovations in this sense.

Our congress will be the best scientific platform for national and international scientist to meet you, and to share innovations as well as experience. Our young colleagues will also be able to join the program with their studies by presenting their academic researches in oral or poster sessions.

We invite all of you to Dalaman for the 10th Congress of Obstetric and Gynecological Ultrasonography which is organized by Turkish Society of Obstetric and Gynecological Ultrasonography with the cooperation and coordination of Perinatal Medicine Foundation.

With our warmest regards,

Prof. Ebru Tarım
Congress President
on behalf of the Organizing Committee

General Information


Hilton Dalaman Sarıgerme Hotel & Convention Center


The scientific sessions of the Congress will be held on 27-28-29-30 September 2018. It is recommended that congress accommodation should be arranged for 3 nights for the dates of 27 – 30 September 2018, taking into consideration the congress scientific schedule and the start time of the pre-congress course meetings.


The 10th Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dalaman, Mugla, Turkey, 27/09/2018-30/09/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 14 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


The language of the Congress is Turkish and English. Simultaneous translation will be provided in sessions.


Invitation letters to be given to the institutions for the participation of the Congress will be sent to the participants who are requested through the Organization Secretariat. Such invitation letters can only be used with the purpose of permission. The registration and accommodation fees of such guests with an invitation letter belong to them.


Abstract submission start  : December 25th, 2017
Deadline for early registration & accommodation : May 18th, 2018
Deadline for abstract submission : August 12th, 2018
Announcement for abstract submission evaluation: August 20th, 2018


It is requested that all participants wear the badges permanently so that the Congress order can be provided.


Certificates of attendance for all participants will begin to be delivered on September 29, 2018. Please leave your address to the registration desk to deliver your certificates after the congress, if you have to leave the congress before it ends.


All cancellations must be made to the Secretariat by written notice. For cancellations prior to Friday, August 24th, 2018, a refund will be given after deduction of 700 Turkish Lira + VAT (18%) processing fee. After this date no refund will be made, however a substitute delegate may be nominated.


The end of September is one of the best time in Dalaman. Daytime temperatures are in the range of 30 – 35 ºC and evening temperatures are 20-24 ºC. We recommend you bring the clothes regarding the weather conditions.


The electrical power supply in Turkiye is 220 volts.


Turkiye is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +3).


Local currency in Turkiye is Turkish Liras (Turk Lirasi – TL). All payments for the Congress including registration, hotel accommodation and tours should be made in Euro. The exchange rate for Turkish Lira can be learned from the web site of Turkish Central Bank (www.tcmb.gov.tr).


The Foreign money can be changed at banks during business days (09.00-17.00 Monday-Friday) as well as at hotels, at the airport and in exchange offices. Exchange rates are set daily by the Central Bank. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Automated bank machines are available at many points throughout the city and at the airport.


Participants are requested to check with the Turkish consulate in their home country or with their travel agency or at for visa requirements. Entry visa to Turkey can also be obtained at İstanbul Ataturk Airport for some countries. (For detailed information: http://www.mfa.gov.tr)


Turkiye has a high standard of healtcare and hospitals are well equipped. In the event of illness, you can get help from the hotel managements or congress organizer.


Open from 9 am to 7 pm, Monday to Saturday. There are also 24 hour on duty pharmacies which operate according to an official chart.


The Committee and/or Organizers shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered delegates of the congress. Delegates should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance.


It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate travel and health insurance prior to commencement of travel. Further information can be obtained from your travel agent.


There is a wide choice of restaurants in Dalaman offering everything from excellent national cuisine to first class international dishes. Traditional Turkish cuisine is famous for its many specialties prepared with fresh vegetables. There are lots of quality restaurants and fast-food shops in the vicinity of the hotels reserved for this meeting.


Tipping is well accepted in Turkiye as in other parts of the world and is at your discretion. It is customary to tip hotel porters, and a gratuity of about 5-10% is usual in restaurants. However you do not need to tip if service charge is added to bill as it is the case at some hotels and restaurants.


One of the most enjoyable parts of a trip to Turkey is shopping for the rich variety of Turkish crafts. Turkey is a shopping paradise with its bazaars and the modern malls. Turkish carpets, kilims, suede and leatherwear as well as cotton shirts and clothing are the best buys here. Copper, silver, brassware and jewelers are also choices for buying, along with works of ceramics and the famous Turkish meerschaum. Bargaining over the sale price with shop traders is expected.


Taxis are painted mostly yellow with a roof-light to identify them. In towns they use taximeters.


Pay phones are available at the meeting venue as well as in the city.


In the event of industrial disruptions, the Organizers cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred by delegates. The program is correct at the time of printing, but the Committee reserve the right to alter the program if and as is deemed necessary.

Scientific Program

Please click to see Poster Program.

September 27th 2018, Thursday
16.00-17.00 Session 1: 1st Trimester screening
Chairs: Murat Yayla, Cihat Şen
16.00-16.15 What can we see in first trimester Murat Yayla
16.15-16.30 The added value of very early anomaly scan in cases of increased NT Yaron Zalel
16.30-16.45 Heart:13 weeks early scan Oluş Api
16:45-17:00 Ultrasound findings and microarray/Exom? Ebru Tarım
17:00-17:15 Discussion
17.15-17.30 Coffee Break
17.30-18.15 Session 2: Gynecology
Chairs: İbrahim Polat, Atalay Ekin
17:30-17:45 Adnexal masses: Can 3D replace MRI? Sonila Pashaj
17:45-18:00 The role of sonography for the recurrent pregnancy loss Tayfun Bağış
18:00-18:15 Hysteroscopy: For all uterine anomalies? Başar Tekin
18.30-19.30 Opening Ceremony
September 28th 2018, Friday
08.30-09.00 Breakfast session
How can a physician use social media?
Sinem Kobaner
09.00-10.15 Session 3: cfDNA
Chairs: Arif Güngören, Ertan Adalı
09:00-09:15 cfDNA: To all or high risk groups? Which chromosomes? Umut Dilek
09:15-09:30 Genetic syndromes-cfDNA Mekin Sezik
09:30-09:45 The role of NIPT in Congenital Heart Defects Şifa Turan
09:45-10:00 What is the best genetic evaluation in specific CHD? Şifa Turan
10:00-10:15 What would you do? (Interactive case presentation) Resul Arısoy
09.00-10.00 Oral Presentations 1: Preterm Delivery
Chairs: Sertaç Esin, Hakan Kalaycı
S-001, S-002, S-003, S-004, S-005, S-006, S-007 (Please click to see detailed program)
10.15-10.45 Coffee Break
11.00-12.00 Session 4: Fetal Heart
Chairs: Oluş Api, Umut Dilek
11.00-11.15 Evaluation of fetal thoracic masses Okan Özkaya
11.15-11.30 Four-chamber view: evaluation of size/shape/function Oluş Api
11.30-11.45 Borderline left ventricle is not always a bad news: What to look for? Orhan Uzun
11.45-12.00 Disaster stories in fetuses with arrhythmias: Why they happen and how to prevent. Orhan Uzun
10.30-11.30 Oral Presentations 2: Fetal Imaging
Chairs: Mekin Sezik, Eftal Avcı
S-008, S-009, S-010, S-011, S-012, S-013, S-014, S-015 (Please click to see detailed program)
12.00-12.30 Coffee Break
12.30-13.30 Session 5: Fetal Anatomy
Chairs: Uğur Keskin, Sertaç Esin
12.30-12.45 3D/4D sonography: Abnormal fetal face and syndromes Eberhard Merz
12.45-13.00 Fetal syndromes detectable by different forms of ultrasound Asim Kurjak
13.00-13.15 Ultrasound approach of skeletal dysplasias Panos Antsaklis
13.15-13.30 3D and 4D ultrasound – two useful techniques in the assessment of fetal spina bifida Eberhard Merz
13.30-14.45 Oral Presentations 3: Gynecology
Chairs: Ahmet Demir, Burçin Kavak
S-016, S-017, S-018, S-019, S-020, S-021, S-022, S-023, S-024 (Please click to see detailed program)
13.30-14.30 Lunch
14.30-15.30 Industry Sponsored Workshop
15.30-16.45 Session 6: Neurosonography
Chairs: Ebru Tarım, Filiz Çayan
15.30-15.45 Ventriculomegaly: What is new for the management? Filiz Çayan
15.45-16.00 Corpus callosum: Hypoplasia, agenesis Turgay Şener
16.00-16.15 Posterior fossa anomalies: the role of sonography and MRI Ebru Tarım
16.15-16.30 Facts and doubts on the prenatal assessment of cognitive function of brain Asim Kurjak
16.30-16.45 What would you do? (Interactive case presentation) Burçin Kavak
16.45-17.15 Coffee Break
17.15-18.30 Session 7: Cesarean complications & placental adhesion anomalies
Chairs: Gökhan Göynümer, Elif Gül Yapar Eyi
17.15-17.30 Sonographic diagnosis of placental adhesion anomalies: can it be life saving? Gökhan Göynümer
17.30-17.45 Management: Hysterectomy, conservative management? Ahmet Yalınkaya
17.45-18.00 Scar pregnancies: Early diagnosis Elif Gül Yapar Eyi
18.00-18.15 Isthmocele: Sonographic evaluation İbrahim Polat
18.15-18.30 What would you do? (Interactive case presentation) Rauf Melekoğlu
September 29th 2018, Saturday
08.30-09.00 Breakfast Session
Leadership and mentoring concept in medicine
Cihat Şen
09.00-10.00 Session 8: Fetal Anatomy
Chairs: Mekin Sezik, Cüneyt Eftal Taner
09.00-09.15 Anomalies of the aortic arch: Correlation between fetal US and postnatal MRI/CT Reuven Achiron
09.15-09.30 The fetal Thymus – The role of the thy-box as early as 13 weeks of gestation Yaron Zalel
09.30-09.45 Fetal bowel dilatation from diagnosis to treatment Reuven Achiron
09.45-10.00 What would you do? (Interactive case presentation) Eftal Avcı
09.00-10.00 Oral Presentations 4: First Trimester – Bleeding
Chairs: Hüseyin Durukan, Gürsoy Pala
S-025, S-026, S-027, S-028, S-029, S-030, S-031, S-032, S-033, S-034, S-035, S-036 (Please click to see detailed program)
10.00-10.30 Coffee Break
10.30-12.00 Session 9: Preterm Delivery
Chairs: Yaprak Üstün, Gürsoy Pala
10.30-10.45 Preterm labour: Ultrasound approach and management Panos Antsaklis
10.45-11.00 Abdominal cerclage: Whom and how? Gürsoy Pala
11.00-11.45 New alternative in the management of short cervix: Indomethacin Özhan Turan
11.45-12.00 Twin pregnancies-Single death: Management Özhan Turan
11.00-12.30 Oral Presentations 5: Ultrasonography
Chairs: Şeyda Yavuzkır, Rauf Melekoğlu
S-037, S-038, S-039, S-040, S-041, S-042, S-043, S-044, S-045, S-046, S-047, S-048 (Please click to see detailed program)
12.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Industry Sponsored Workshop
15:00-16:00 Session 10: Fetal surgery
Chairs: Cihat Şen, Selahattin Kumru
15:00-15:15 Amniotic band fetoscopic treatment options: An update Denise Pedreira Lapa
15:15-15:30 Twin Pregnancies: Can we predict complications early? Cihat Şen
15:30-15:45 Interventions for TAPS, TOPS and sIUGR management Cihat Şen
15:45-16:00 Intervention for LUTO Selahattin Kumru
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:15 Session 11: Fetal Surgery
Chairs: Cihat Şen, Ali Gedikbaşı
16:30-16:45 How early can we diagnose spine defects and counsel the family? Ali Gedikbaşı
16:45-17:00 Development of an entirely fetoscopic repair of spina bifida – the SAFER technique Denise Pedreira Lapa
17:00-17:15 Long-term results of spina bifida repair using  SAFER technique Denise Pedreira Lapa
17:30-18:30 Session 12: 3rd Trimester
Chairs: Gökhan Göynümer, Deniz Arıkan
17:30-17:45 Fetal abnormalities for the third trimester Deniz Arıkan
17:45-18:00 3D ultrasound of the fetal brain Sonila Pashaj
18:00-18:15 Isolated oligohydramnios: Is it indication for delivery? Soner Öner
18:15-18:30 Ultrasound in labour Panos Antsaklis
September 30th 2018, Sunday
09:00-10:20 Session 13: Ultrasonography of pelvic floor
Chairs: Akın Sivaslıoğlu, Ozan Doğan
09:00-09:15 Ultrasonography of pelvic floor: What are the important anatomic points? Akın Sivaslıoğlu
09:15-09:30 Ultrasonography of pelvic floor: Evaluation of incontinence Akın Sivaslıoğlu
09:30-09:45 Ultrasonography of pelvic floor: Evaluation of POP Ozan Doğan
09:45-10:00 Ultrasonography of pelvic floor: Evaluation after surgery Ozan Doğan
10:00-10:20 Ultrasonography of pelvic floor: Evaluation  with samples Akın Sivaslıoğlu / Ozan Doğan
10.20-10.30 Coffee Break
10.30-11.30 Session 14: Doppler Ultrasound
Chairs: Emel Özçimen, Emre Zafer
10:30-10:50 Uterine artery: Screening for Preeclampsia and IUGR Sertaç Esin
10:50-11:10 Umbilical artery: screening in all trimesters? Uğur Keskin
11:10-11:30 MCA: Cerebroplacental ratio (CPR)? Should we screen all pregnancies in the third trimester? Alper Tanrıverdi
11:30-12:00 Closing Ceremony