International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis 

Building Global Partnerships in Genetics and Fetal Care

About Us

The International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis (ISPD) was founded in 1996 by a group of internationally recognized experts to address the need to advance the medical practice and science of prenatal diagnosis and therapy by bringing together a global multidisciplinary group of medical and scientific professionals with interests and expertise in a diverse array of clinical and research aspects of prenatal diagnosis and fetal care.

The Society has grown to a global society with a membership of more than 600 professionals from multiple disciplines such as prenatal and perinatal care, medical genetics, basic and translational science, genetic counseling, laboratory management, fetal therapy, ultrasonography, and ethics. While we engage with all areas relevant to prenatal diagnosis and therapy, we have a unique focus and expertise on reproductive and prenatal genetic screening and how this aspect of care integrates with other disciplines.


Evidence-based practice and culturally sensitive preconception and prenatal screening, diagnostics and therapy shall be available to all families.


By advancing the science and practice of genetics and fetal care worldwide, we will promote the health of children, their mothers and their families.

Strategic Goals

  1. Advance the science of all aspects of preconception and prenatal genetics, screening, diagnosis and therapy.
  2. Promote knowledge of preconception and prenatal genetics, screening, diagnosis and therapy globally.
  3. Advocate the ethical practice of evidence-based preconception and prenatal genetics, screening, diagnosis and therapy.
  4. Encourage communication of information and experience among members and with the public.