News & Events

Spring Evening – Thursday 16 April 2015

6pm – 8.15pm
Innovation Centre, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald
Presented by Dr Frank Casey, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, RJMS
Cost: £20

Download the Spring Evening flyer [354kb – Adobe PDF format]

NIOUF Scientific Day Saturday 4th October 9.30-3.30pm

Registration and coffee and scones

Dr John Manderson

Background and aetiology fetal renal disease
Dr John Manderson

Case Presentations

Management of congenital bladder neck obstruction: prenatal intervention: Keynote lecture
Professor Mark Kilby
Sponsored by GE Voluson

‘Spot the diagnosis’
Dr Laura Doherty

Clinical and radiological follow up of antenatal hydronephrosis
Dr Anne Paterson & Dr Karl McKeever

Medico-legal issues in obstetric ultrasound
Wendy Beggs

Closing remarks

Spring Study Evening: Placental Problems

Spring Study Evening

Lagan Valley Conference Suite, Lagan Valley Hospital on Thursday 3 April 2014 6pm – 8.15pm


150 word abstract to be submitted by Friday 14 March 2014 .

Case studies must have an ultrasound focus.

Please submit abstract to the Secretary

Registration Form

Annual Scientific Meeting 2013

The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Northern Ireland Obstetric Ultrasound Forum is being held in the Linen Suite, Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey on Saturday 5th October 2013. The focus for this event is Obesity in Pregnancy.  We have an exciting and diverse line up of speakers including Angela Bradshaw, a UK expert in the Alexander Technique for ultrasound scanning; Dr Aly Hunter talking about the assessment and management of risk of women with obesity; Janet Calvert from the Public Health Agency highlighting an innovative regional project entitled ‘weigh to a healthy pregnancy’ and Dr Ganesh Sivasankara, anaesthetist, discussing development of a high risk pre-operative assessment clinic.  There will also be our usual case presentations and ‘spot the diagnosis’ ultrasound imaging.

We have extended the deadline for case study/poster presentation submission to Friday 20 September 2013 to the secretary  Please find attached a  call for abstracts for either case study or poster.

This event is directed to Sonographers, Midwives and Obstetricians.

To secure your place at the Scientific Day – please send the attached application form with a cheque for £40 to Mrs Fiona Jackson, c/o X Ray Department, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, BT16 Friday 20 September (for catering purposes).

We look forward to seeing you on 5th October.

Best wishes

Clare Hughes (Secretary NIOUF)

2nd Annual Scientific Meeting (2011) – Review

2nd Annual Scientific Meeting (2011) – Review

We held our 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting on Sat 7th Nov  2011 in Lagan Valley Hospital Conference Suite. (N.Ireland). Over 100 delegates attended . Speakers included Dr Shane McKee (Cons.Geneticist) , Prof. Paul Griffiths ( Cons. Neuro Radiologist), Dr David McAuley (Cons. Neurosurgeon) and our keynote speaker  was  Dr Rhona Mahony ( Cons in Fetal Medicine) who spoke in depth about ‘Fetal head and spine abnormalities’. Other topics covered were genetics of the head and spine, fetal MRI, paediatric neurosurgery, SHINE  ( new name for ASBAH ) a parent’s perspective. Dr Samina  Mahsud-Dornan (Cons. Obstetrician ) provided a spot diagnosis session. Case studies were presented and posters displayed with a prize for the best.

1st Annual Scientific Meeting (2010) – Review

1st Annual Scientific Meeting (2010) – Review

NIOUF held our first Annual Scientific meeting on Sat 20th November 2010 in Lagan Valley Hospital Conference Suite (N.I).Over 120 delegates attended .Our keynote speaker was Professor Trish Chudleigh who spoke in detail about 18 to 20+6 weeks fetal anomaly screening protocol. Dr Frank Casey(RBHSC) provided a live fetal cardiac scanning session in the afternoon.Other topics covered on the day were ‘Cleft lip and palate symposium’,this included Ultrasound diagnosis,care , management and surgery.Dr Ong (RBHSC) provided a ‘Spot Diagnosis’ session.Case studies were presented  and posters displayed with a prize for the best.

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