Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology: Innovative Practice for Advancing Health, will be held over 2 days on the UF Campus and will be delivered by UF and non-UF faculty. Our program will target physicians in practice, physicians in training and sonographers with both cutting-edge and current practice topics. It is designed to be practical and to give the participants tools to improve their practice and to understand the future direction of ultrasound for women’s health. While the primary delivery of content from the conference is designed to be in person participation, we will offer a hybrid option to expand the ability of others around the globe to join in participation. In addition, this year we are offering a special certification course “IOTA Course” on Friday morning that gives the attendees a certificate from the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis.

Target Audience

This course is designed for all sonologists who use ultrasound for screening and diagnosis in a clinical practice setting including physicians, fellows, residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, nurses and sonographers.

Learning Objectives

IOTA Course  

Participants will understand the: 

  • IOTA approach to evaluating adnexal masses, including Simple Rules and the ADNEX model
  • IOTA Certification is available with successful passage of the certification test at the end of the course

Gyn Ultrasound Course 

Participants will understand the: 

  • Learn how to systematically evaluate the female pelvis
  • Use ultrasound in evaluating patients with abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Optimize evaluation of adnexal masses using IOTA and O-RADS
  • Learn how to enhance gyn evaluation with 3D ultrasound
  • Enhance evaluating patients with endometriosis 
  • Apply ultrasound in evaluating patients with pelvic pain
  • Employ ultrasound in evaluating patients with suspected ectopic pregnancy 
  • How to reduce musculoskeletal injuries while performing ultrasound 

Ob Ultrasound Course 

Participants will understand the: 

  • Optimize the diagnosis of congenital heart defects
  • Address cardiac anomalies that are amenable to detection in the first trimester heart
  • Recognize the key diagnostic characteristics of common pulmonary lesions
  • Understand the key diagnostic features and management of NTD
  • Understand key normal and abnormal planes to aid in the diagnosis of abdominal wall defects
  • Understand sonographic features of the fetal GU system
  • Recognize abnormalities of the placenta and cord
  • Recognize sonographic features of congenital infections
  • Understand the complications of monochorionic twins
  • Recognize the role of ultrasound in evaluating the lungs of the critically ill obstetric patients
  • Understand the clinical applicability of 3D ultrasound in obstetrics
  • Address the role of ultrasound in fetal anemia
  • Address the latest approach to genetic counseling in the era of NIPS
  • Understand how to assess cervical length