Fetal surgery: operating on the world’s smallest patients Professor Aris Papageorghiou, Professor in Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics, St George’s Hospital and University of Oxford, UK

Fetal (prenatal) surgery is an area of rapid growth in fetal medicine. In this talk Professor Papageorghiou will discuss some of the therapies we undertake at their centre – fetoscopic procedures and Ex-utero intrapartum therapy (EXIT); and he will present the data on “open” procedures, as well as potential future directions.

Professor Aris Papageorghiou is an Academic, Clinician-Scientist and Inventor. He is an expert in maternal-fetal medicine with special interests in ultrasound, fetal growth and pre-eclampsia, prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy.

His research is in the area of maternal, fetal and perinatal health using diverse methods. He has led global projects in low resource settings using ultrasound, biomarkers and clinical methods to improve phenotyping and outcomes. A major research interests is the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in pregnancy imaging and he is a co-founder of Intelligent Ultrasound.

Aris is a prolific academic with over 400 original articles and an h-index of 80. He has received an ISUOG Fellowship; the prestigious Honorary Membership from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine; is Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Athens; and a visiting Professor at Capital Medical University, Beijing. He is also the Editor-in-Chief for BJOG.