Ricardo Palma-Dias is an obstetrician-gynaecologist with special interest in prenatal diagnosis and fetal medicine. He qualified as a subspecialist in obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound in Brazil, where he also completed a MSc and a PhD in the area. Ricardo has worked with the Fetal Medicine Foundation (UK) in different research projects involving ultrasound in pregnancy and is a holder of their Diploma in Fetal Medicine. He came to Australia in 2006 and is currently Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne and the Director of Ultrasound Services at the Royal Women’s Hospital. His main areas of interest and research involvement are first trimester screening including cfDNA, the perinatal outcomes of pregnancies complicated by fetal anomalie, the role of MRI in prenatal diagnosis and ultrasound-guided procedures in the management of non-tubal ectopic pregnancies.