Speaker & Moderator: Prof. Asma Khalil, MD, MBBCh, MRCOG, MSc(Epi), DFSRH, Dip(GUM)
Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine
St. George’s Hospital, University of London
London, United Kingdom
Director of Fetal Medicine Unit
Liverpool Women’s Hospital
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Asma Khalil is a Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She gained her MD at the University of London in 2008. She also has a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
She is committed to the implementation of clinical guidelines in practice. She is the Lead author of the ISUOG guideline on the role of ultrasound in twins. She also led the guideline team in developing the FIGO guideline on twin pregnancies. She was a member of the NICE Guideline Committee updating the Twin and Multiple Pregnancy guidance.
Prof. Asma Khalil has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers, and many published review articles and chapters. She was awarded many research prizes, both at national and international meetings. Her research interests include twin pregnancy, fetal growth restriction and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.
Presentation title: Guidelines on Routine Monitoring of Twins
Twin pregnancies are associated with increased perinatal mortality and morbidity. The risk of stillbirth is twice as high compared to that of singleton pregnancies. There are no accurate prognostic markers to help identify the pregnancies which will develop complications, in particular, twin to twin transfusion syndrome, fetal growth restriction and intrauterine death. Ultrasound monitoring has been shown to help in the early diagnosis, assessment of severity and triaging antenatal surveillance of these pregnancies. According to the ISUOG guideline, twin pregnancies should have regular ultrasound monitoring; the protocol differs according to the chorionicity.