Organized by: SIG Perinatal Neurology, EAPM
Coordinator: Franz Kainer (Germany)


  • Understand physiological development of fetal brain
  • Learn about ultrasound scans of normal and pathological perinatal brain development
  • Learn about prognosis of typical brain malformations

Target audience: Obstericians, Neonatologists, Geneticists
Registration fee: 100 €

Lectures On Demand will be available for three months


09:00 – 09:15 Introduction (Franz Kainer, Germany)
09:15 – 10:00 Fetal sonography I. Trimester (Rabih Chaoui, Germany)
10:00 – 10:15 Discussion
10:00 – 10:45 Fetal sonography II. Trimester (Christina Kouskouti, Germany)
10:45 – 11:00 Discussion
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:00 Postnatal sonography of the fetal brain (Luca Ramenghi, Italy)
12:00 – 12:15 Discussion
12:15 – 12:45 Fetal MRI and brain malformations (Gregor Kasprian, Austria)
12:45 – 13:00 Discussion
13:00 – 13:30 Perinatal genetics in brain malformations (Ute Hehr, Germany)
13:30 – 13:45 Discussion
13:45 – 14:00 Coffee Break
14:00 – 14:45 Fetal ventriculomegaly: Perinatal management (Michal Lipa, Poland; Almut Hirsch, Germany)
15:00 – 15:45 Dandy Walker Complex: Perinatal management (Gustavo Malinger , Israel; Rainer Seidl, Austria)
16:00 – 17:15 Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum: Perinatal management (Katrin Karl, Germany; Gregor Kasprian, Austria; Cacha Peeters-Scholte, The Netherlands)


  • Rabih Chaoui, Co-Director of the Center of Prenatal Diagnosis and Human Genetics in Berlin, Germany. A leading international authority on fetal imaging, he has contributed extensively to the literature on obstetrical imaging and plays a major role in ultrasound education globally (Germany)
  • Ute Hehr, Center for Human Genetics Regensburg. (Germany). Skills and expertice: Human Genetics, Clinical Genetics, Neurogenetics, Molecular Cytogenetics, Medical Neurosciences, Molecular Genetics, Genotype-Phenotype, Genomics, Pediatric Neurology (Germany)
  • Almut Hirsch, Dep of Neuropediatrics, Klinik Hallerwiese-Cnopfsche Kinderklinik Diakoneo, Nueremberg (Germany)
  • Katrin Karl, praenatalschall Munich,  She has authored several research articles and book chapters. She is a member of several national and international societies of fetal medicine and ultrasound in Ob/Gyn (Germany)
  • Gregor Kasprian, Medical University of Vienna. Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy. Lleading international authority on fetal Neuroimaging and fetal MRI (Austria)
  • Franz Kainer, Head of Dep. of Obstetrics and prenatal medicine Diakone Klinik Hallerwiese, Nueremberg.  Specialist of prenatal diagnosis and therapy (Germany)
  • Christina Kouskouti, Dep of Obstetrics and prenatal Medicine Diakone-Klinik Hallerwiese Nuremberg. Specialist of prenatal diagnosis and therapy (Germany)
  • Luca Antonio Ramenghi. University of Genoa. Head of NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). He is specialized in Neonatology. His top areas of expertise are Intraventricular Hemorrhage of the Newborn. Founder of eubrain-society (Italy)
  • Gustavo Malinger, Director, OB-GYN Ultrasound Division at Tel Aviv Medical Center, Lis Maternity Hospital. International leading scientist in the area of fetal neurology.   (Israel)
  • Lipa Michal, Senior Resident at Medical University of Warsa. Highly qualified expertice in prenatal diagnosis and fetal therpies (Poland)
  • Cacha Peeters-Scholte, University Medical Centre Leiden, Departement of Neurology. Main scientific and clinical interest in fetal and neonatal neurology (The Netherlands)
  • Rainer Seidl, Medical University of Vienna, Head of Departmet of Neuropediatrics (Austria)
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