Graduated “cum laude”, as Medical Doctor, at the Medical School, University of Perugia, Italy (1992), discussing the Dissertation Thesis: “Early Prenatal Diagnosis of Genetic Diseases: Comparing Methods and Prospective”. Graduated “cum laude”, from Postgraduate School of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Perugia (1996), discussing the Dissertation Thesis: “Fetal Cerebral Hemodynamics”. Winner of two fellowships (1995 and 1997) from the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) on topics related to prenatal diagnosis. Professor of “Prenatal Diagnosis” at the School of Specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Perugia (from 1998). Winner of the “Bruno Salvatori Award” – SIGO (Italian Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics) – for the “Prevention of Neonatal Brain Injury”. Graduated in Fetal Medicine (2001) at the Fetal Medicine Foundation – King’s College Hospital, London, UK. Researcher (2000 – 2002) at the Centre of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, University of Perugia, Italy, for the project: “In Utero Hematopoietic Stem Cells Transplant. New Perspectives in Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy”. Graduated “cum laude” as Ph.D. in Perinatology at the University of Rome (2002), with the Dissertation Thesis: “The Intrauterine Fetal Transfusion on the Treatment of Fetal Hemolytic Diseases”.
National General Secretary of the SIEOG (National Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Biophysical Technologies) (2003-2005). As student, researcher and visiting professor he has worked in various university centers including the Centre of Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy of Vienne (Austria – 1995), Barcelona (Spain, Institute Dexeus – 1997), Detroit (Michigan, USA, Wayne State University, Hutzel Hospital – 1998), London (UK, Fetal Medicine Foundation – King’s College Hospital – 2000), Miami (Florida, USA, Center for Fetal Therapy, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami – 2010), Hamburg (Germany, Department of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), University of Hamburg – 2016-2017). National General Secretary of the SIMP (Italian Society of Perinatal Medicine) (2010-2014). Currently, Director of the “European Medical and Research Center” – (CEMER) and Director of the “Permanent School of Ultrasound in Ob/Gyn” – (PSUOG). One of the main performers of invasive procedures for fetal diagnosis and therapy in Italy (CVS, amniocentesis, cordocentesis, intrauterine fetal transfusion, etc.). Professor of Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy at School of Specialization Ob./Gyn. at the University of Perugia (Italy). Professor of Perinatology and Obstetrics at the College of Obstetricians at the University of Perugia (Italy). Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sechenov University, Moscow (Russia). His scientific production includes 100 original works and 22 textbooks on prenatal diagnosis, fetal therapy and perinatology fields. He participated, as a member, on 7 international and 7 national research programs. He took part, as a teacher, on 76 international courses and, as a speaker, 130 (national/international) congress.
RABIH CHAOUI, Prof. Dr.
Born and school in Beirut, Lebanon. Medical studies and specialization in Ob/Gyn at the Charité Medical School, Humboldt University in Berlin German. Since 1986 major interest in the fetal ultrasound. 2001-2004 Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Charité University Hospital, Berlin-Germany. Since 2004 working in the Center of Prenatal Diagnosis and Human Genetics in Berlin. Germany. ISUOG Member since 1994 Member of the board of ISUOG 2003-2013 including two terms as „Chair of Education committee of ISUOG“. Author of 3 Books on fetal ultrasound and more than 200 papers and book monographies. Major Interest in Ultrasound: Fetal heart, Fetal 3D, First Trimester Ultrasound, Ultrasound in genetic diseases, High-Resolution Ultrasound..
BERNARD BENOIT, Prof. Dr.
Dr Bernard Benoit gained worldwide recognition due to his focus in introducing innovative ultrasound technologies into the field of OB/GYN, especially in the field of 3D and 4D ultrasound. His specialty is the detection of first trimester malformations. Since 1984, Dr Bernard BENOIT has been with the University Hospital of Nice (Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and Radiology) and has headed the Ultrasound Department in Gynae/Obstetrics at Princess Grace Hospital since May 2002. He is integrally involved in with the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (ISUOG), French Fetal Medical Club, French College of Fetal Ultrasonography and Multidisciplinary Centre for Prenatal Diagnosis of Nice. Over the years, he has written and published many journal articles especially on 3D Ultrasound, Sono Embryology, Fetal Face and First Trimester Pregnancy
GIAN CARLO DI RENZO, MD, PhD, FRCOG (hon) FACOG (hon) FICOG (hon)
Professor and Chair of the Department of Ob & Gyn at the University of Perugia in Italy. He is Director of both the Reproductive and Perinatal Medicine Center in Perugia and founder of the Permanent International and European School of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine (PREIS) in Florence. He is also Director of the Department of Education & Communication at FIGO after being General Secretary (2012-2018). He holds multiple other positions including Founder & Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, based in London, corresponding Editor of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Editor in Chief of the Chinese Journal (in English language) “Maternal fetal-Medicine”. He is an Advisory Board Member for the March of Dimes Foundation based in New York. Further, he is a Fellow ad eundem of RCOG and an Honorary Fellow of American ACOG and Indian ICOG. He is also member of the WHO Strategic Committee on “Maternal and Perinatal health”.
Prof. Di Renzo is an Honorary Professor and Doctor Honoris Causa at 16 different Universities throughout Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States. He is an Academic Member of the Romanian and Russian Academy of Sciences. Prof. Di Renzo has received six awards for his work in human reproduction and maternal-infant’s health, scientific research, and teaching. He has organized more than 250 international congresses and courses, some of these are held regularly (Diabetes in Pregnancy: DIP, Birth, World Congress of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, TWINS, etc). His scientific production comprises over 1,300 papers of which more than 400 have been published in peer reviewed international journals and 82 books. He has been an invited speaker in over 1,500 national and international congresses and meetings and in academic courses in over 110 countries.