Discovering fetal brain from diagnosis to counselling


The European Neurosonography Working Group
Advanced Fetal Neurology


The ENSO Working Group was formed in 2019 to compare different experiences from several referral centers in Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom and to collect data regarding the role of neurosonography and magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of fetal brain.


The first collaboration from the ENSO Working Group, focusing on mild and moderate ventriculomegaly, was published on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2020.


Read the article

ENSO mission is to improve the counselling and the management of fetuses with brain anomalies through the dissemination of the highest research evidence on fetal brain prenatal imagining..

Day 1

10:00 Registration and welcome coffee



10:30 Normal anatomy of fetal brain throughout pregnancy (Gustavo Malinger)

11:00 New imaging tools to assess fetal brain at ultrasound (Gianpaolo Grisolia)

11:15 New imaging tools to assess fetal brain at MRI (Gregor Kasprian)

11:30  Comparison of guidelines on neurosonography (Ilan Timor Tritsch)



12:00 Neurosonography in fetuses with congenital heart disease (Luciano Pasquini)

12:20 Neurosonography in fetuses with early and late growth restriction (Giuseppe Rizzo)

12:40 Neurosonography in IVF-conceived fetuses (Francesca Crovetto)


13:00 Discussion

13:30 Light Lunch



14:30 Live scan: How to assess the ventricular and peri-ventricular zone on ultrasound (Aris Papagheorghiou)

14:50 Isolated fetal ventriculomegaly, still a prognostic dilemma? (Aris Papagheorghiou)

15:10 Anomalies of the periventricular zone: prenatal diagnosis and prognosis (Gianluigi Pilu)

15:30 Role of MRI in fetuses with isolated ventriculomegaly: what does it add to the prognosis? (Lucia Manganaro)

15:50 Long term neurodevelopmental outcome of children with congenital anomalies of ventricular and peri-ventricular zone (Daniele Di Mascio)

16:10 Discussion


16:30 Coffee break



16:50 Live scan: How to assess the supra-tentorial midline structures (Tullio Ghi)

17:10 Complete and partial agenesis of the corpus callosum (Tullio Ghi)

17:30 Midline cystic malformations of the brain: imaging diagnosis and classification (Francesco D’Antonio)

17:50 Role of MRI in fetuses presenting with midline anomalies: what does it add to the prognosis? (Lucia Manganaro)

18:10 Long term neurodevelopmental outcome of children with complete and partial agenesis of the corpus callosum (Federico Prefumo)

18:30 Discussion

19:00 Closing of the day

Day 2


08:45 Live scan: How to assess the fetal posterior fossa (Vincenzo D’Addario)

09:05 Dandy walker malformation, prenatal diagnosis and imaging phenotypes (Vincenzo D’Addario)

09:25 Anomalies of the cerebellar vermis (Nina Krajden Haratz)

09:45 Role of MRI in fetuses with suspected posterior fossa anomalies: what does it add to the prognosis? (Gregor Kasprian)

10:05 Long-term neurodevelopmental outcome of children with posterior fossa anomalies (Mauricio Herrera)


10:25 Discussion


10:45 Coffee Break



11:00 Live scan: How to assess the fetal cortex (Ritsuko Pooh)

11:20 Disorder of neuronal migration and proliferation: prenatal diagnosis and clinical correlation (Ritsuko Pooh)

11:40 Fetal infection, prenatal diagnosis (Asma Khalil)

12:00 Role of MRI in the prenatal diagnosis of cortical anomalies and fetal infection (Fabio Maria Triulzi)

12:20 Post-natal outcome of fetuses with fetal infection: does prenatal imaging predict prognosis? (Alberto Galindo)

12:40 Discussion


13:00 Lunch



14:30 Live scan: How to assess the fetal spine (Waldo Sepulveda)

14:50 Accuracy of US in identifying the level of the lesion in open spina bifida (Waldo Sepulveda)

15:10 Which type of spinal dysraphism are candidate for fetal surgery (Nicola Persico)

15:30 The challenge of fetal surgery (Denise Araújo Lapa)

15:50 Discussion

16:10 Closing remarks

General Information


The course is intended for a maximum of 100 on-site attendees.


Official language

English is the official language. Simultaneous translation is not provided.


Meeting Venue
The District – Smart Arena
Via Mike Bongiorno, 9 – 20124 Milano, Italy



In accordance with the rules in force on the date of the event, all the measures necessary for the containment and management of the Covid-19 emergency will be put in place, to protect the participants and the staff during the event.

Scientific Information

Meeting Chairs

Francesco D’Antonio Chieti, Italy

Daniele Di Mascio Roma, Italy

Giuseppe Rizzo Roma, Italy


Invited Faculty

Francesca Crovetto, Spain
Vincenzo D’Addario, Italy
Francesco D’Antonio, Italy
Daniele Di Mascio, Italy
Alberto Galindo, Spain
Tullio Ghi, Italy
Gianpaolo Grisolia, Italy
Mauricio Herrera, Colombia
Gregor Kasprian, Austria
Asma Khalil, United Kingdom
Nina Krajden Haratz, Israel
Denise Araújo Lapa, Brazil
Gustavo Malinger, Israel
Lucia Manganaro, Italy
Aris Papagheorghiou, United Kingdom
Luciano Pasquini, Italy
Nicola Persico, Italy
Gianluigi Pilu, Italy
Ritsuko Pooh, Japan
Federico Prefumo, Italy
Giuseppe Rizzo, Italy
Waldo Sepulveda, Chile
Ilan Timor Tritsch, United States
Fabio Maria Triulzi, Italy


The Organizing Secretariat can offer hotel accommodation for

1 night
Check-in: 10 Jun 2022
Check-out: 11 Jun 2022

at the following hotels at walking distance from the Meeting venue:

  • NH Palazzo Moscova ****          (600 mt)
  • NH Milano Touring ****             (800 mt)
  • NH Collection Porta Nuova ****  (400 mt)


Hotel booking can be made during the online registration procedure.

The total amount due for the hotel accommodation must be settled together with the registration fee.

For special requests (e.g. changing in/out dates or room type), please send a request to the Organizing Secretariat via e-mail.

Hotel rates

Hotel Palazzo Moscova **** Rate per room per night
Double Used as Single (DUS) € 174,00
Difference for double occupancy  € 20,00


Hotel NH Milano Touring**** Rate per room per night
Double Used as Single (DUS) € 184,00
Difference for double occupancy  € 20,00


Hotel NH Collection Porta Nuova**** Rate per room per night
Double Used as Single (DUS) € 184,00
Difference for double occupancy  € 20,00


The above rates are intended per room (Double used as Single) per night including breakfast and VAT.

Guests are kindly asked to settle the City Tax (€ 5,00 per person per night) directly to the hotel reception upon check-out along with any personal extras.

CME info

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  • N° crediti: TBA

  • Professione: Physician

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CME test (Italian on-site attendees only)

Si rammenta ai partecipanti all’evento che l’acquisizione dei crediti formativi ECM è subordinata alla effettiva partecipazione ad almeno il 90% del programma formativo ed alla verifica del test di apprendimento (superamento del questionario con una percentuale di risposte corrette non inferiore al 75% del totale delle domande).

L’acquisizione dei crediti ECM prevede la compilazione del questionario di verifica dell’apprendimento in modalità on-line.


Il questionario sarà attivo per 72 ore a partire dal termine dell’evento.


Modalità per la compilazione del questionario ECM online:

  • cliccare sul tasto “ISCRIVITI” ed effettuare il “LOGIN PRIVATI” con le proprie credenziali (riportate anche nella mail di conferma ricevuta all’atto dell’iscrizione).
  • una volta effettuato l’accesso al profilo utente, si potrà cliccare sul tasto “QUESTIONARIO ONLINE” in alto a destra.

Potrebbe essere richiesto di aggiornare i dati personali sul profilo prima di accedere al “QUESTIONARIO ONLINE”.

Si raccomanda di compilare il questionario di gradimento e di rispondere a tutte le domande prima di confermare (ogni domanda senza risposta viene considerata errore).


È ammesso un solo tentativo.


I certificati ECM saranno spediti via e-mail dopo l’invio del consuntivo Age.Na.S., entro il termine stabilito di 90 giorni dalla fine dell’evento

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Registration fees


by April 15, 2022

from April 16, 2022

On-site attendance

€ 200,00

€ 260,00

On-line attendance

€ 100,00

€ 130,00

All fees include VAT.

On-site attendees will be granted access to the meeting areas, coffee break and lunches, certificate of attendance and CME credits for Italian participants, if compliant with Age.Na.S. requirements.

On-line attendees will receive a personal link to attend the live streaming webinar, a 30 days access to the meeting recordings, a certificate of attendance.


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