NEONATAL CRANIAL ULTRASOUND - ADVANCED

Thursday 22 September 2022

THE ADVANCED COURSE

Learning aims: These two days of illustrated lectures cover a wide range of problems seen on neonatal brain ultrasound examinations. It is designed for clinicians with some experience in neonatal cranial ultrasound who want to be updated on what can be achieved with cranial ultrasound in terms of diagnosis and prognosis.

By the end of the advanced, two-day course in neonatal cranial ultrasound, participants will be equipped to identify and diagnose a range of clinical findings from cranial brain scan images. Participants will be able to plan, implement and manage a patient care plan and communicate prognosis to care teams.  

  • 08:30  Registration

Moderator Dr. Lara Leijser

  • 09:00  Ultrasound imaging of brain maturation: normal findings versus pathological changes

Dr. Gerda Meijler

  • 09:45  The neonatal cerebellum: normal development and injury

Dr. Sylke Steggerda

  • 10:25  Break

Moderator Dr. Hussein Zein

  • 10:45  Preterm: hemorrhage, post-hemorrhagic ventricular dilation, and outcome

Prof. Linda de Vries

  • 11:45  Cranial Ultrasound Doppler: technical and clinical aspects of measurements and vessel anatomy

Dr. Sylke Steggerda and Prof. Frances Cowan

  • 12:30  Lunch

Moderator Prof. James Scott

  • 13:30  Preterm white matter injury

Prof. Linda de Vries

  • 14:30  How to perform ultrasound measurements

Dr. Lara Leijser

  • 15:10  Break

  • 15:30  Review of day and cases

Delegates – we have the possibility of showing your own ultrasound imaging cases that you have found interesting and would like to discuss 

– please send to use beforehand by Wednesday at the latest in PowerPoint format

Prof. Linda de Vries, Prof. Frances Cowan, Dr. Gerda Meijler, Dr. Sylke Steggerda

  • 16:00  Hands-on simulator cUS workshops

Profs. Khorshid Mohammed and James Scott, and Drs. Hussein Zein and Lara Leijser

End of day

Friday 23 September 2022

  • 08:30   Registration

Moderator Dr. Gerda Meijler

  • 09:00   Congenital abnormalities

Prof. Linda de Vries

  • 09:45   Metabolic disease, tumors, and neurocutaneous disorders

Prof. Frances Cowan

  • 10:30   Break

Moderator Dr. Hussein Zein

  • 10:50   Assessing asphyxial damage in the term infant

Dr. Sylke Steggerda

  • 11:35   Term Focal lesions

Prof. Frances Cowan

  • 12:20   Sinus venous thrombosis and associated lesions

Prof. Linda de Vries

  • 13:00   Lunch

Moderator Prof. James Scott

  • 13:50   Infections

Prof. Linda de Vries

  • 14:35   Neonatal cranial ultrasound imaging protocols: why and when

Dr. Lara Leijser

  • 15:05   Break

  • 15:30   Discussion session: Delegates, please bring examples of your own ultrasound imaging cases you found interesting and would like to discuss

Prof. Linda de Vries, Prof. Frances Cowan, Dr. Gerda Meijler, Dr. Sylke Steggerda

  • 16:00   Quiz on image interpretation, appropriate action, what to tell parents about scan findings

Prof. Linda de Vries and Prof. Frances Cowan

  • 16:30   Hands-on simulator cUS workshops

Profs. Khorshid Mohammed and James Scott, and Drs. Hussein Zein and Lara Leijser

End of day