Fetal Neurosonography Masterclass:

23 – 25 January 2020, Johannesburg, South Africa

Sorry – fully booked!

To join the waiting list, please send your detail to [email protected]

We are happy and honoured to welcome Gustavo Malinger and Karina Krajden Haratz to a fetal neurosonography masterclass in Johannesburg, South Africa. As with the original neurosonography masterclasses in Tel Aviv, this will be a comprehensive three-day ourse intended for professionals in the fields of Prenatal Diagnosis, Fetal Medicine, Pediatric Neurology and Neuroradiology, and Genetics. The aim is to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the fetal central nervous system including embryology and patterns of normal and abnormal development. The evaluation and ultrasound and MRI images of normal and abnormal brain development will be discussed, to arrive at a morphological and functional diagnosis of fetal neurological abnormalities and their clinical implications. This course is made possible by a generous sponsorship of GE Healthcare, and is approved by the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gyneology, ISUOG. It is organized by Panorama Perinatology, well known by now for fetal ultrasound bootcamps.

Please note that this course requires a good knowledge of the fetal anatomy in the three trimesters of pregnancy, the ultrasound skills to demonstrate this anatomy, and the ability to manipulate 3D ultrasound volumes using GE’s 4DView. You will also receive articles so study beforehand.


The venue is the exciting GE Africa Innovation Centre in Rosebank, Johannesburg.


Registration fees of ZAR 14570 will include two dinners during the course, as well as a welcome and course dinner.

Sorry, fully booked! To join the waiting list, please email Ronel at [email protected].

Provisional programme:

subject, and liable, to change

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
08:00 – 08:30Welcome; The Fetal Neurology Clinic
08:30 – 09:00US equipment & setup for the examination of the fetal brain
09:00 – 10:00Which brain structures are present at 11-13 weeks?
10:00 – 10:30CNS anatomy before 20 weeks
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00CNS malformations diagnosed before 20 weeks
12:00 – 13:00Spinal dysraphism. Not only open defects
13.00 – 14.00Lunch
14.00 – 15.00The transforming brain, changes in brain structure between 20-40 weeks. Anatomy and neurosonographic technique
15.00 – 16.00Atypical forms of holoprosencephaly. US & MRI
16.00 – 17.00Disorders of proliferation. Microcephaly
17.00 – 18.00The genetics of malformations of cortical development
19:00 – 22.00Welcome dinner
Friday, January 24th, 2020
08:00 – 09:30The corpus callosum
09:30– 09:45Stroke, haemorrhage
09:45– 10:30Infective fetopathy
10:30 – 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30Midbrain-Hindbrain Malformations
12:30 – 13:00Cysts and tumours
13.00 – 14.00Lunch
14.00 – 15:30Ventriculomegaly
15.30 – 16.00Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome
16.00 – 17.00Participants + Staff cases
19:00 – 22.00Dinner
Saturday, January 25th, 2020
08:30 – 10:00Clinical demonstration – Simulations
10.00 – 10.45Disorders of proliferation. Macrocephaly & Brain Overgrowth
10.45 – 12.30Disorders of migration & organization
12.30 – 13.30Lunch
13.30 – 16.00Fetal Neuropathology. Is there a correlation with imaging results?
16:00 –  16:30Farewell and diplomas

We look forward to welcome you in Johannesburg!

Dr Lou Pistorius