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Welcome to this second e-Newsletter regarding the 25th Congress of the International Society for the Fetus as a Patient; Sydney, Australia 5-8 March 2009.

We are proud to welcome Philips Healthcare as a Major Sponsor for the Congress, their involvement is a welcome addition to our team. Ian Shroen, Business Manager, Ultrasound from Philips Healthcare said recently, “As a Health and Well-being company, Philips is proud to support the 25th Annual Fetus as a Patient in Sydney, Australia. Our commitment to offering the innovations that support clinicians to offer the best outcomes begins with fetal care and continues throughout a patient’s life.  We hope our support will enable the organisers to make this meeting a great success."

Thanks to those who have already submitted abstracts. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 5 January 2009. We will aim to make rapid decisions about presentations after this date to allow delegates to register at the discounted early bird rate (by 20th January).

The Fetus as a Patient meeting has not been held in Australia previously and this represents a fantastic opportunity for Australians to be involved. The faculty now includes 30 international speakers with contributions from 30 locally recognized experts in their field.

We recommend that international delegates consider registering early as the current exchange rates are unusually good, for many overseas countries, and may well change in the weeks ahead. At the current rate of exchange, registration for the main meeting is approximately US$660 / €510.

As you know we are running two parallel programs, focusing on obstetric imaging and maternal / fetal medicine respectively, throughout the two and a half days. We also have three exciting full day pre congress workshops on fetal echocardiography, nuchal translucency and ultrasound at the point of care; the programs for these are now available on our web site. In addition, we have three innovative half day workshops, on fetal and neonatal CNS imaging, a first trimester screening update and ultrasound assessment of the pelvic floor.

We think this program offers both specialists and trainees in sonography, obstetrics and radiology an exciting opportunity to engage in discussion about advances in Fetal Medicine. We thank you for your continued interest.

Dr Jon Hyett, FRANZCOG


Dr Lachlan De Crespigny, FRANZCOG DDU COGU

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