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Hundreds of medical professionals from across the country gathered in November for the 18th Annual Mid-Atlantic Ultrasound Symposium in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The two-day event, sponsored by EVMS Continuing Medical Education and EVMS Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Fetal Cardiovascular Center, was held in Virginia Beach.

Obstetricians, gynecologists, radiologists, family medicine physicians, genetic counselors, sonographers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, medical students and other interested allied health professionals took part in 25 classes, ranging from ultrasound diagnosis to fetal cardiac function. 

“This is a great opportunity for clinicians to advance their knowledge on this rapidly evolving technology,” says Alfred Abuhamad, MD, the Mason C. Andrews Chair In Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs, and Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “It’s exciting to see so many medical professionals interested in ultrasound, which EVMS has made a priority in research, training and clinical care.”

New this year were two live-scanning experiences. These allowed attendees to observe Dr. Abuhamad and Elena Sinkovskaya, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, performing ultrasound examinations on pregnant women to illustrate how to survey anatomy and evaluate the fetal heart. Next year’s event is scheduled for Oct. 28-29, 2016.