Preconference Courses - Overview

Each year, ISPD offers a variety of educational courses on the day preceding our International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy. Courses may be a half day or full day. Often, Continuing Education credit is available for taking our courses in person.

Below is a list of the courses that were held in previous years. More courses will be offered at our 2016 Conference. Beginning in 2015, Conference Recordings are available for purchase. Recordings feature presentation slides synchronized with audio of the presenter.

2015  |  Washington, DC, USA

  • Dynamics and Ethics of Advanced Technologies in Prenatal Preimplantation and Preconception Testing, Part I (half day)
  • Dynamics and Ethics of Advanced Technologies in Prenatal, Preimplantation and Preconception Testing, Part II (half day)
  • Advances in Imaging on the Pathway to Diagnosis of Fetal Genetic Disease (half day)
  • Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis at 25 Years (half day)
  • Fetal Simulation for Fetoscopy, Cord Ablation and Tracheal Occlusion — cosponsored by NAFTNet (full day, offsite)
  • Updates on the Fetal Heart — cosponsored by ISUOG (half day)
  • Introducing cf-DNA Screening into Routine Prenatal Care (half day)
  • Pregnancy Outcomes, Placental Markers and Screening: An Update (half day)

Recordings of some preconference courses held in Washington, DC, in 2015 are available for purchase. Learn More.

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2014  |  Brisbane, Australia

  • Imaging the Fetal Heart — cosponsored by ASA and ISUOG (full day)
  • Molecular Tools: Basic update (half day)
  • Challenges in New Molecular Approaches (half day)
  • Molecular Tools: Wet Lab (half day, offsite)
  • Prenatal Maternal Screening (half day)
  • Ultrasound and Genetic Syndromes (half day)
  • Fetal therapy (half day)

2013  |  Lisbon, Portugal

  • Array in prenatal diagnosis (half day)
  • Ultrasound and heart abnormalities (half day)
  • Ultrasound and genetic syndromes (half day)
  • Fetal therapy for congenital infections and fetal haematologic conditions? (half day)
  • Noninvasive prenatal testing (half day)
  • Early pregnancy screening (half day)
  • Carrier screening for single gene disorders (half day)