Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline: Monday, 2 March 2020, 11:59 EST (UTC-5)

ISPD welcomes abstract submissions for oral presentations, scientific posters, and collaboration posters at the 24th International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy. Abstracts are encouraged for the categories listed at the bottom of this page. Descriptions of the abstract types are below.

Abstract Types

Oral Presentation

  • Podium presentation in a concurrent session. Sessions will be held Tuesday-Friday, 16-20 June 2020.
  • All submission sections required: objective, methods, results, and conclusions
  • Wide-screen slide format (16:9)
  • Peer reviewers will select abstracts for presentation in the Current Hottest Topics plenary session and the Early Career Investigator plenary.
  • Abstracts by early career investigators will be considered for the Joe Leigh Simpson Award.

Scientific Poster

  • Attended poster session on either Wednesday, 17 June 2020, or Thursday, 18 June 2020
  • All submission sections required: objective, methods, results, and conclusions
  • Poster authors with the highest peer review scores will be invited to give a brief oral presentation during a "lightning communication" session on either Wednesday, 17 June 2020, or Thursday, 18 June 2020. Each presenter will have 2 minutes to speak and 2 minutes for Q&A. These authors are also expected to present the paper poster during an attended poster session.

Collaboration Poster

Please select this type of abstract submission if you are looking for collaborators to work with you on future or ongoing research. Collaboration posters will be displayed in the Collaboration Corner and will offer the opportunity to network with others to further research and gain feedback. You do not need to complete each objective, methods, results, and conclusions section; please provide as much detail as possible and write “Not applicable” where necessary.
All presenters must register for the conference, at least for the day of their assigned session. Presenters who are unable to attend on their assigned day may have a co-author present in their place and must contact ISPD Headquarters to make this substitution.

Abstract Categories

Abstract submissions were encouraged in the following categories.

  • Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics
  • Epigenetics and development
  • Fetal and placental development and pathology
  • Fetal imaging: Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Fetal medical and surgical therapy
  • Global issues in prenatal diagnosis and screening
  • Maternal serum/NT screening for aneuploidy
  • Noninvasive prenatal diagnosis and screening
  • Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and screening
  • Prenatal diagnosis of single gene disorders / inborn errors of metabolism
  • Prenatal diagnostic procedures
  • Prenatal genetic counseling
  • Prenatal prediction of adverse pregnancy outcomes (e.g pre-eclampisa / preterm labour / growth restriction and stillbirth)
  • Psychosocial, legal and ethical issues in prenatal screening and diagnosis
  • Reproductive genomics, metabolomics and proteomics
  • Screening for single gene disorders
  • Teratogens and Fetal infection
  • Twins
  • Other
Published abstracts from previous years are available through the Downloads page.
oral presentation

scientific poster

collaboration poster