Hello from Paris! We are with Dr. Yves Ville, a world-renowned expert in fetal surgery, congenital malformations, and infections during pregnancy. We are going to discuss when surgery on the unborn child can be done. How to prevent and screen for infections during pregnancy? How to minimize risks of congenital malformations in a baby? We will also talk about difficult ethical decisions and hard conversations that Professor Ives Ville has daily with his patients with a baby with a serious birth defect or a fetal infection. Let me first give you some highlights of the professional career of Professor Yves Ville. Dr. Yves Ville is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at Necker-Enfants-Malades Hospital at the Paris University in France.
Professor Yves Ville obtained his MD from Paris-Sud University in France. He was Clinical Research Fellow in Fetal Medicine in King's College London and an Obstetrics and Gynecology Registrar at several Paris hospitals. Professor Yves Ville is a member of the French National Academy of Medicine. He is an International Editor of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Yves Ville is a renowned educator in obstetrics and gynecology. He is a Director of the French National Diploma of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology for René Descartes University. Dr. Ville is also the Coordinator of the French National Subspecialty program in Fetal Medicine for Paris University. Professor Yves Ville played a pivotal role in developing understanding and treatment of the life-threatening congenital malformations, inborn infections, and other serious medical problems in the developing fetus. Dr. Yves Ville has authored and co-authored over 500 peer-reviewed publications in international medical journals and presented numerous talks at international conferences on maternal-fetal medicine research and treatment. Professor Yves Ville, hello and welcome!