One Chapter Closes and Another Opens (8/7/2017) 

One Chapter Closes and Another Opens

Elliott GrahamElliott Graham, who has served as Executive Director of ISPD for the last 11 years, is retiring on 1 September 2017. With Elliott’s leadership and the support of the Headquarters staff, ISPD has grown to over 300 members, expanded benefits to members, and gone from holding conferences every two years to holding them annually. Elliott plans to enjoy some well-deserved time with her daughters and grandchildren.

Thank you from the BoardMembers of the Board of Directors, both past and present, created a book of photos and well wishes to thank Elliott for all that she has done for the society. ISPD President, Igna Van den Veyver, added, “We will all miss Elliott, and I hope you will join me in wishing her the very best with her retirement. We are fortunate that she has assured a smooth executive leadership transition, and I am happy to announce and welcome the new ISPD Executive Director, Alison Cockrell.”

Alison CockrellAlison Cockrell has served for several years as ISPD’s Program Director, with involvement in all aspects of conference planning and other programs that benefit ISPD members. She has worked closely with the Board of Directors and other leaders in the society, and is well prepared to step into this new role. Please join us in welcoming and congratulating Alison as the next ISPD Executive Director!

 2016 Election Results (4/27/2016) 

2016 ISPD Election Results


Ignatia B. Van den Veyver, MD
Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children's Hospital, USA

Louise E. Wilkins-Haug
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA

Sylvie Langlois
University of British Columbia, Canada

Antoni Borrell
Hospital Clinic Barcelona / University of Barcelona, Spain

Past President
Lucas Otaño, MD, PhD
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina


Rossa Wai Kwun Chiu
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Roland Devlieger
University of Leuven, Belgium

Francesca Romana Grati
Toma Advanced Biomedical Assays S.p.A., Italy

Monique C. Haak
Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

Sebastian Illanes
Universidad de los Andes, Chile

R. Douglas Wilson
University of Calgary / Foothills Medical Center, Canada

 ISPD Launches New Website (7/31/2015) 

ISPD Launches New Website

ISPD is excited to provide a new and improved website to its members and constituents! We hope this fresh look will also offer better access to ISPD programs and publications. Please explore and email with any comments or questions.

 ISPD Adopts New Mission, Vision and Goals (7/15/2015) 

ISPD adopts new Mission, Vision and Strategic Goals.

The ISPD Board of Directors developed Strategic Goals and a new Mission and Vision during a two-day Board retreat in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States in July 2015.

View Mission, Vision and Strategic Goals.

 Board Member Diana Bianchi Featured in WSJ (7/13/2015) 

Board Member Diana Bianchi Featured in Wall Street Journal

Congratulations to ISPD Board Member Diana Bianchi, MD whose article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, "Noninvasive Prenatal Testing and Incidental Detection of Occult Maternal Malignancies," was featured in The Wall Street Journal!
Read the WSJ article

Global Updates Newsletter

The ISPD e-newsletter, Global Updates, features the latest developments in the field, Special Interest Group news, ISPD headlines and more! The newsletter is currently complimentary for prenatal diagnosis and therapy professionals. Learn More

ISPD Employment and Fellowship Advertising

Market your employment and fellowship opportunities or services with a classified ad on the new ISPD website and in the quarterly newsletter, Prenatal Perspectives. Se our Advertising Media Kit for details.