Associate Professor George Condous
George Condous is Consultant Gynaecologist at Nepean Hospital and Director of OMNI Gynaecological Care, Centre for Women’s Ultrasound.
He is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Sydney Medical School, Nepean, University of Sydney and specialist in Gynaecological Ultrasound and Advanced Endosurgery. He set up the first and only Acute Gynaecology Unit in Australia which utilises ultrasound at the first point of contact for women with emergency gynaecological as well as early pregnancy complications (miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy). He is also responsible for the One-Stop Ultrasound based diagnostic clinics; which review women with abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain (endometriosis), adnexal pathology (ovarian cysts) as well as post-menopausal bleeding. He performs Advanced Endosurgery procedures for women who need intervention for pelvic masses, adnexal pathology, severe endometriosis or hysterectomy. He also runs ‘Hands on’ Live Sheep Laparoscopic Workshops for gynaecologists at Camden Veterinarian School.
Having completed his undergraduate degree with the University of Adelaide, he left Australia in 1993 and moved to London where he completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. From 2001 – 2003 he worked as a Senior Research Fellow at St George’s Hospital, London. At St George’s he set up the Acute Gynaecology Unit, the first in the United Kingdom. It was also during this time that he developed his great interest in Early Pregnancy and especially the management of pregnancies of unknown location (PULs). He has developed many mathematical models for the prediction of outcome of PULs which have featured in peer review journals. In 2005, he returned to Australia where he completed his Laparoscopic Fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Reproductive Endosurgery, Royal North Shore, Sydney.
He was appointed as a Consultant Gynaecologist and Senior Lecturer at Nepean Hospital in 2006 and soon was made Associate Professor. In 2010, he was made Departmental Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Nepean Hospital. He obtained the MRCOG in 1999 and was made FRANZCOG in 2005. In 2009, he was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine (MD), University of London, for his thesis entitled: “The management of pregnancies of unknown location and the development of new mathematical models to predict outcome”.
He has edited three books including the “Handbook of Early Pregnancy Care”, published over 100 papers in international journals and is internationally renowned for his work in Early Pregnancy. He is the Associate Editor for Gynaecologic Obstetric Investigation, which is a European based journal, as well as the Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (AJUM). He is on the organising committee and is an invited speaker at the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG) Scientific meeting in Sydney 2013. His current research interests relate to the management of ectopic pregnancy, 1st trimester growth, PULs and miscarriage, as well as the use of transvaginal ultrasound, and in particular sonovaginography, to predict posterior compartment deep infiltrating rectovaginal endometriosis. He is also actively involved with post-graduate education including the annual running of the Early Pregnancy and Gynaecological Ultrasound Interactive Courses for Sonologists, Radiologists, Sonographers and Gynaecologists in Australia.
- Consultant Gynaecologist, Specialist in Gynaecological Ultrasound and Advanced Endosurgery, Nepean Hospital
- Lead Consultant for Acute Gynaecology, Early Pregnancy & One-Stop Ultrasound-based Outpatient Services, Nepean Hospital
- Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney
- Internationally recognised for work in Early Pregnancy (Ectopic pregnancy & pregnancies of unknown location (PULs))
- Published over 100 papers in peer reviewed International journals
- Established the first Acute Gynaecology Unit in the United Kingdom
- Associate Editor for European based medical journal “Gynaecologic Obstetric Investigation”
- 2006 Established the first Acute Gynaecology Unit in the Australia
- 2007 Founder of the Early Pregnancy and Gynaecological Scanning Foundation – Australia
- 2007 Recipient of the Beresford Buttery Teaching Fellow by the Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM)
- 2009 International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) invited International Speaker, Hamburg, Germany
- 2009 12th World Congress of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB), organising committee, Sydney, Australia
- 2009 Recipient of Academic Grant from Nepean Medical Research Foundation
- 2010 Established first unit in Australia to offer Advanced Endometriosis Ultrasound in the form of Sonovaginography
- 2011 Recipient of Academic Grant from Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy & Surgery (AGES)
- 2011 – present Editor of Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (AJUM)
- 2012 International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) Pre-Congress Early Pregnancy Course Convenor, Copenhagen, Denmark
- 2013 International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) invited International Speaker & Organising Committee, Sydney, Australia
- 2013 International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) Pre-Congress Endometriosis Course Convenor, Sydney, Australia
Education and courses
In Copenhagen 2012, Associated Professor Condous co-convened the Pre-Congress Early Pregnancy Course which was a great success. Again, in 2013, He co-convened the Pre-Congress course: “Endometriosis: how can we improve pre-operative prediction of disease”.
From an Educational point of view, Associated Professor Condous was also involved in the Australian advanced gynaecological ISUOG ultrasound series in June 2013. This two day educational course which he convened in Sydney was aimed at any medical practitioner or sonographer using ultrasound as part of the management of women with complications in early pregnancy or with pelvic pain. The course extended beyond technical aspects and placed ultrasound investigation in the context of overall clinical care. We used interactive videos, 3D volumes and “live” scanning to give an appreciation of some current clinical dilemmas in gynaecological ultrasound. In conjunction with ISUOG, we attracted delegates to this two-day “Early pregnancy and gynaecological ultrasound interactive course” and used that meeting to promote this year’s World Congress in Sydney.
He is currently on the Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) Council and is also the Editor in Chief for the Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (AJUM). This journal has more than 2,500 recipients throughout Australasia and is at the cutting edge of clinical research in applied ultrasound techniques across all specialties.
Associate Professor Condous actively lectured both locally and internationally in China, having been to Shanghai, Beijing and Cheng Du over the last few years as well as Chile, South America, Los Angeles, USA and more recently London, UK.
- Advanced interactive course: early pregnancy scanning and sonovaginography to detect endometriosis 2014, in Sydney Australia.
- 23rd World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2013, in Sydney Australia.
- 22nd World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2012, in Copenhagen Denmark.
- 12th World Congress of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 2009, in Sydney Australia.
- ASUM in conjunction with the Early Pregnancy & Gynaecological Scanning Foundation Theoretical Courses 2008
- International Ultrasound World Congress 2008, in Chicago USA
- Early Pregnancy in the 21st Century
- Early Pregnancy and Gynaecological Scanning Foundation