Abstract Submission is closed. Thank you to all who submitted abstracts. Notifications will be made by email to the corresponding author.


Abstract Types

Abstracts were accepted for Oral Presentation or Scientific Poster formats:

Oral Presentation: a standard scientific abstract submission to be considered for either an oral presentation, or a poster presentation. Authors of the top-ranked abstracts will have the opportunity to present during a plenary session. Note that authors with the highest scores will be invited to give lightning communication presentations. Lightning communication presentations are a brief 2-3 minute oral presentation (presenters will also be expected to present a PDF poster file).

Scientific Poster:
a standard scientific abstract submission for a poster presentation. These submissions must include complete objective, methods, results, and conclusions sections. All posters will be presented electronically this year.  Authors will have the option to record a brief video as well.

All submissions that are accepted and presented at the conference will be published in a special edition of Prenatal Diagnosis.
See previously published abstracts.

Abstracts are encouraged on the following topics. 

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.