ISPD Global Updates e-Newsletter

The ISPD e-newsletter, Global Updates, is distributed to ISPD members and affiliates. Through the ISPD Federation network, the newsletter also is disseminated to members of national societies in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.

Issue 2, 2020

President's Message, Louise Wilkins-Haug, MD, PhD

Nothing prepared us for the COVID-19 pandemic. As a global society, our condolences go to those who have lost loved ones and colleagues. And our support and gratitude to those continuing to work on the front lines. For clinicians, researchers, and educators, please be safe, take care of yourselves and know that all efforts are highly valued.


ISPD is committed to supporting clinical care, education and research during these complex times. Our  with COVID pregnancy registries, the  and education offerings are being continually updated for these new challenges.


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Update from the Ethics SIG

We will all miss seeing our colleagues in Montreal this year! However, there are plenty of interesting developments to report at the intersection of prenatal diagnosis/therapy and ethics. First on everyone's mind, of course, is the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, with social distancing has come a new era for telehealth and expanded interest in delivering ethical care through telemedicine.

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ISPD Trainee Members receive all the tangible benefits of ISPD membership, including free subscription the Prenatal Diagnosis journal, access to prior conference recordings, and membership in Committees and Special Interest Groups.

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Explore the ISPD Collaboration Corner

The ISPD Collaboration Corner is a pathway for building inter-disciplinary research in fetal conditions and treatment. Information about International Registry of Coronavirus Exposure in Pregnancy (IRCEP), Pregnancy CoRonavIrus Outcomes RegIsTrY (PRIORITY) and various research studies can be found on the Collaboration Corner webpage. If you are seeking investigators and/or patients for a study, please use the form provided on that page to submit your study for listing.


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Prenatal Diagnosis Journal

Volume 40 | Issue 5 | April 2020


Editor's Choice Article:

Jelin, AC, Sagaser, KG, Forster, KR, Ibekwe, T, Norton, ME, Jelin, EB. Etiology and management of early pregnancy renal anhydramnios: Is there a place for serial amnioinfusions? DOI: 10.1002/pd.5658.

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Volume 40 | Issue 4 | March 2020


Editor's Choice Article:

Geppert J, Stinton C, Johnson S, et al. Antenatal screening for fetal trisomies using microarray‐based cell‐free DNA testing: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. DOI: 10.1002/pd.5621.


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ISPD members have online access to all Prenatal Diagnosis articles via the .


ISPD Global Updates Editors
Lynn Bush (USA)
Lisa Hui (Australia)

Florencia Petracchi (Argentina)

Neeta Vora (USA)

Read Editor Biographies

Global Updates Board Liaisons:

Louise Wilkins-Haug (USA)

Igna Van den Veyver (USA)


Past eNewsletters

Past issues of Global Updates are available on our eNewsletter Archives Page.

Also available on that page are issues of our previous eNewsletter, Prenatal Perspectives.


***Call for Editors***

Would you like to contribute to ISPD through the publication of Global Updates? We are seeking additional editors to review and solicit content in partnership with SIG leaders and ISPD Headquarters. Contact Erin Irtenkauf at for details.



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