Advanced Gynecologic Ultrasound: Adnexal Masses and Endometriosis

June 10–11, 2023
AIUM Education Center,
Laurel, MD, and Virtual

Letter from the Course Directors 

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to you today to share our enthusiasm for the upcoming Advanced Gynecologic Ultrasound: Adnexal Masses and Endometriosis being held at the AIUM headquarters in Laurel, Maryland, on June 10–11 and to encourage you to consider attending.

This 1.5-day course is the first of its kind in the United States, hosted by the AIUM  in joint-providership with International Ovarian Tumor Analysis group (IOTA). The IOTA group is a multidisciplinary research group, based in Leuven, Belgium, that has collaborated with more than 50 centers all over the world. They have the largest cohort to date of patients with adnexal masses and have hosted a multitude of evidence-based projects to describe and classify adnexal masses as benign or malignant prior to surgery. Saturday will be dedicated to the advanced ultrasound evaluation of adnexal masses using IOTA and O-RADS models. We are offering an official IOTA certification course so that participants can learn modern, state-of-the-art, ultrasound evaluation of adnexal masses. We are thrilled to host several international experts during this course. Dr. Landolfo will be joining us from Belgium to share her specialized knowledge, representing the IOTA group. In addition to the IOTA certification course, we will include lectures from Dr. Priyanka Jha who is an expert on O-RADS. O-RADS was developed by the American College of Radiology (ACR) using the IOTA data and adds management recommendations for adnexal masses.

On Sunday, we are thrilled to include a ½ day dedicated to advanced imaging evaluation for patients with suspected endometriosis. This is an area of ultrasound that has had huge advancements in recent years. Transvaginal ultrasound is now able to identify locations of deep endometriosis, which is needed for optimal treatment and surgical planning. Dr. Mathew Leonardi will join us from Canada to lead this portion of the course from his unique vantage point as a “surgeon-sonologist”. Dr. Leonardi will perform a live scan of a patient with endometriosis and discuss findings to bring all of the information together.

This program offers an excellent opportunity to deepen your understanding of the latest developments in the field of GYN imaging and to gain practical skills that you can apply in your work. The program is designed for professionals who are involved in imaging and radiology, including OB/GYN and MIGS physicians, radiologists, residents, fellows, sonographers, and students. 

Attending this program will not only enhance your professional knowledge and skills, but it will also provide an excellent opportunity to network with other professionals in your field. You will have the chance to meet colleagues from around the world, share experiences and insights, and build valuable connections that will benefit you throughout your career.

We strongly encourage you to consider attending the Advanced Gynecologic Imaging course on June 10–11, 2023. We feel that you will benefit the most by attending in person, but this course will also be offered virtually for those who cannot travel. It is an outstanding opportunity to advance your career and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in imaging and radiology.

Thank you for your attention, and we hope to see you at the program.

Best regards,
Yvette Groszmann, MD, MPH, and Lauri Hochberg, MD