Abstract submission will open in early 2021.

Professionals and trainees involved with prenatal diagnosis and therapy will be invited to submit an abstract for the categories listed at the bottom of this page. Abstract-based presentations will be given during concurrent sessions.

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Abstract Types

Oral Presentation

  • Video presentation in a plenary or concurrent session — recording instructions will be provided for accepted abstracts.
  • Live Q&A will take place at the end of each session and presenters are expected to attend.
  • All submission sections required: objective, methods, results, and conclusions
  • Wide-screen slide format (16:9)
  • Peer reviewers selected abstracts for presentation in a Top Abstracts plenary session or a Current Hottest Topics plenary session.
  • Abstracts by early career investigators will be considered for the Joe Leigh Simpson Award.

Scientific Poster

  • PDF poster file — upload instructions will be provided for accepted abstracts.
  • Poster presenters may be asked to attend a virtual poster session that provides the ability to chat online with attendees who view their poster.
  • TBA: a video presentation of the poster may or may not be required; please watch for updates.
  • All submission sections are required: objective, methods, results, and conclusions

Collaboration Poster

This submission type is encouraged for authors seeking feedback or collaboration on future or ongoing research. Collaboration poster authors are allowed to provide as much detail as possible during abstract submission and write “Not applicable” where necessary for the objective, methods, results, and conclusions.

All presenters will be required to register for the conference, at least for the day of their assigned session. Presenters who are unable to attend on their assigned day have the option for a co-author to present in their place and are required to 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.