May 302020

Dear colleagues,

Given the COVID-19 situation and the regulations of the Russian Government, we have decided to move the International Symposium The Fetal and Neonatal Heart: Implications for Adult Life scheduled for June 29–30 to an ONLINE EVENT.

We are still committed to organizing the event and bringing you the best and healthiest Symposium possible in these current circumstances.


Almazov National Medical Research Centre
Preis School in Florence, Italy
Centre of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, University of Perugia, Italy

In cooperation with:

International Foundation on Maternal, Periconceptional, Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine
Association for European Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology

Today, substantial resources are devoted in the world to the early diagnosis of congenital fetal anomalies. Modern echocardiography in early pregnancy is essential for this. It can accuratey detect the smallest heart abnormalities and help determine in advance the appropriate treatment tactics, place and timing of delivery. However, full screening is often limited due to the lack of necessary knowledge and qualifications.

Almazov Centre is pleased to announce the international symposium on perinatal diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects and fetal dysrhythmias. It will bring together participants from more than 10 countries and feature lectures and discussions with the participation of recognized leaders in the field of perinatal diagnosis from Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the USA, Monaco, Sweden, Hungary, Spain.

The participants will also have a unique opportunity to attend the workshops led by world experts.

The event will be held in Russian and English, simultaneous translation will be provided.


Shlyakhto E.V. (Saint Petersburg)


Konradi А. О. (Saint Petersburg)
Gian Carlo Di Renzo (Italy)
Roberto Romero (USA)
Pervunina Т. М. (Saint Petersburg)
Komlichenko E. V. (Saint Petersburg)
Mikhailov А. V. (Saint Petersburg) 

Scientific Committee:

Bernard Benoit (Monaco)
Catia Bilardo (Netherlands)
Jochen  Grohmann (Germany)
Fatima Crispi (Spain)
Gerald Tulzer (Austria)
Gerry H Visser (Netherlands)
Giuseppe Rizzo (Italy)
Graziano Clerici (Italy)
Jeffrey Jacot (USA)
Katarina Hanseus (Sweden)
Lami Yeo (USA)
Laszlo Kornyei (Hungary)
Marian K Bakker (Netherlands)
Rabih Chaoui (Germany)
Yves Ville (France)
Bokeria Е. L. (Moscow)
Vasichkina Е. S. (Saint Petersburg)
Voronin D. V. (Saint Petersburg)
Gordeev М. L. (Saint Petersburg)
Grekhov Е. V. (Saint Petersburg)
Kogan I. Yu. (Saint Petersburg)
Kosovtseva N. V. (Ekaterinburg)
Kostareva А. А. (Saint Petersburg)
Kryvoschekov Е. V. (Tomsk)
Kryuchko D. S. (Moscow)
Makatsariya A. D. (Moscow)
Movsesyan R. R. (Saint Petersburg)
Moiseeva О. М. (Saint Petersburg)
Nikiforov V. G. (Saint Petersburg)
Shkolnikova М. А. (Moscow)

Scientific Secretariat:

Averkin I.I.
Govorov I.E.
Morozov A.A.
Tsibizova V.I.

Gian Carlo Di Renzo
MD, PhD, FRCOG (hon) FACOG (hon) FICOG (hon)

Past General Secretary of FIGO, University of Perugia, Italy.

Prof. Di Renzo is Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Perugia in Italy. He is Director of both the Reproductive and Perinatal Medicine Center in Perugia and founder of the Permanent International and European School of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine (PREIS) in Florence. He is full Professor at the Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Sechenov First State University of Moscow. He is coordinating the Women’s Library (GLOWM) of FIGO. He holds multiple other positions including Founder & Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, based in London, corresponding Editor of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Editor in Chief of the Chinese Journal “Maternal Fetal-Medicine”. He is an Advisory Board Member for the March of Dimes Foundation (USA). He is also member of the WHO Strategic Committee on “Maternal and Perinatal health”. Prof. Di Renzo is an Honorary Professor and Doctor Honoris Causa at 16 different Universities throughout Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States. He is an Academic Member of the Romanian and Russian Academy of Sciences.

Roberto Romero
MD, D.Med.Sci.

Chief of the Perinatology Research Branch and Director of the Division of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine of the NICHD/NIH. Dr. Romero’s team has made seminal contributions to the diagnosis and treatment of ectopic pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies, prediction and prevention of preterm labor/delivery, and the role of infection/inflammation in preterm and term parturition. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the recipient of 18 Doctorate Honoris Causa and Honorary Professorships from Universities worldwide. Dr. Romero has been honored by national and international professional societies for his medical and scientific contributions, including the Ian Donald Gold Medal (International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology), the Erich Saling Award from the World Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Maternité Prize in Obstetrics, awarded by the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, and also, is the first obstetrician to receive the prestigious Asan Award in Medicine from the Asan Foundation in South Korea.

Dr. Romero is Editor-in-Chief for Obstetrics of one of the oldest journals in its discipline, the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Gerald Tulzer MD, Prof.

Head, Department of Pediatric Cardiology; Director, Children’s Heart Center Linz, Kepler University Hospital

Dr. Tulzer trained in Pediatric Cardiology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, at the University Hospitals in Bonn, Germany and Vienna, Austria.

In 1995 he founded the Children’s Heart Center in Linz and became Head of Pediatric Cardiology at the Children’s Hospital of Linz. He built up a state-of-the-art Pediatric Cardiology Programme along with a fetal cardiology service, all kinds of fetal intracardiac procedures are offered in his center, which with > 180 fetal procedures became the largest programme in Europe and the second-largest world-wide.

Lami Yeo  
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Dr. Lami Yeo is the Section Head of Fetal Cardiology at the Perinatology Research Branch (PRB) of NICHD, National Institutes of Health, Professor of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine (USA). Director of the Detroit Medical Center.

Dr. Yeo has served as a member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Board of Governors, Chair of the AIUM Fetal Echocardiography Community of Practice, and Section Leader for the Fetal Cardiology Scientific Forum at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She is also Co-Editor of the journal Prenatal Cardiology.

Dr. Yeo’s research has focused on fetal cardiology and prenatal sonography. She is the co-inventor of a novel sonographic method to examine the fetal heart (known as Fetal Intelligent Navigation Echocardiography or FINE). The FINE technology (as well as Color FINE) has been successfully integrated into commercially available ultrasound systems.

Dr. Yeo has been the recipient of the Research Excellence Award from WSU School of Medicine in 2016. She has also received Teaching Excellence Awards from the PRB in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Giuseppe Rizzo
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Professor Università di Roma Tor Vergata. Director Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Ospedale Cristo Rome. Professor of Onstetrics an Gynecology at the First Sechenov Moscow State Medical University (Moscow).
President of the Italian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (SIEOG) 2015—2017; Founding memeber of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) and of the Mediterranean Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gyncology (MEDUOG). Editorial Board Member of 9 medical journals. Chairman of the committe for the creation of the national guidlines on the use of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology on behalf of SIEOG. Founding member of the working group on Ultrasound in the mamanagement of obstetric emergencies (EGEO). Chairman of the committe for the creation of the national biometric fetal customized curves in singleton and twin pregnancies.
Gideon Koren

Professor and Head of Pharmacology.

Adelson school of medicine.

Ariel University.

Founding director of Motherisk International.

Author of 1940 peer review articles and 15 medical books.

Career dedicated to drug safety and effectiveness during development (fetus, children and adolescents).

Katia Bilardo
Fatima Crispi
Gerry H Visser
Graziano Clerici
Laszlo Kornyei
Yves Ville
Maria Respondek-Liberska
Damien Bonnet
Christian Berg

Symposium topics:

  • Fetal echocardiolography
  • Core concepts in fetal cardiac function
  • Functional changes from prenatal to postnatal life
  • What about the third dimension?
  • Fetal cardiac function disease states
  • 1st trimester vasculature imaging
  • What’s new in STIC imaging?
  • Impact of computerisation/artificial intelligence
  • Fetal cardic remodeling and dysfunction in PE and FGR
  • Sonopathological correlation of 1st trimester cardiac defects
  • Right ventricular outflow tract anomalies
  • Cardiovascular intensive care
  • Fetal dysrhythmia
  • Genetic myocardial disease
  • 3D cardiac reconstruction
  • Congenital hearth surgery
  • Neurodevelopment and psycho social care
  • Electrophysiology

The symposium will feature a practical course FINE TECHNOLOGY.

About course

FINE TECHNOLOGY is a unique one-day free-of-charge simulation course for ultrasound specialists. The course was developed by professors Lami Yeo and Roberto Romero. Fetal intelligent navigation echocardiography (FINE) is a novel method that automatically generates and displays 9 standard fetal echocardiographic views in normal hearts by applying “intelligent navigation” technology to STIC volume data sets.

The simulation course can help identify and accurately diagnose fetal heart defects.

Attendees of the FINE TECHNOLOGY course will receive a certificate signed by the authors of the method.

The number of participants is limited.

To apply for participation, please send an email to:


Registration is free of charge but pre-registration is mandatory if you want to attend.


PR and Conference Department of Almazov National Medical Research Centre

Tel.: +7 (812) 702-37-16

Organizing agency:
MCA Milan