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Join our Clinical Conversation exploring the diagnosis and management of placenta previa and accreta. 

Hear from Dr Michael Bethune about the optimal timing of ultrasounds, what features are concerning for acreta, when tertiary ultrasound opinion is required and when an MRI is suggested. 

A/Prof Alexis Shub will discuss the role of Paediatric Infant Perinatal Emergency Retrieval (PIPER) Perinatal transfer for women with placenta previa and antepartum haemorrhage. This is based on recently published Victorian data, consideration of which women need to be transferred to a higher level of care, and which women can safely be cared for closer to home will be discussed. 

For what to do when it all goes wrong, Dr Neil Israelsohn will share the tips and tricks for surgical management of placenta previa and placenta acreta, and what to do when acreta is diagnosed unexpectedly at caesarean section.


A/Prof Alexis Shub is an obstetrician and maternal fetal medicine specialist at Mercy Hospital for Women and is the Medical Director of Paediatric Infant Perinatal Emergency Retrieval (PIPER) Perinatal. She is interested in making sure that women get the right care in the right place at the right time.

Dr Neil Israelsohn is an obstetrician and gynaecologist working at the Mercy Hospital for Women. He is the co-lead of the placental adhesive disorder unit at Mercy Hospital for Women. 

Dr Michael Bethune is an obstetrician gynaecologist sub specialist in ultrasound. He has been extensively involved in ultrasound teaching and is the current ultrasound exam coordinator for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).

For more information, please visit the Maternity and Newborn Learning Health Network.