International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis 

Building Global Partnerships in Genetics and Fetal Care

About Us


The International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis (ISPD) was founded in 1996 to address the need to advance the medical practice and science of prenatal diagnosis and therapy by bringing together a global multidisciplinary group of medical and scientific professionals with interests and expertise in a diverse array of clinical and research aspects of prenatal diagnosis and fetal care. While we focus on all areas relevant to this field, we have a unique focus and expertise on reproductive and prenatal genetic screening and how this aspect of care integrates with other disciplines of prenatal diagnosis.

The Society was formally launched in 1996 by a smaller group of internationally recognized experts and has gradually grown to a global society with a membership of more than 400 professionals from multiple disciplines, such as prenatal and perinatal care providers, medical geneticists, basic and translational scientists, genetic counselors, laboratory directors, ultrasonographers, and ethics professionals. The Society’s vision is that evidence-based practice and culturally sensitive preconception and prenatal screening, diagnostics and therapy shall be available to all families. We promote this vision by working towards our mission of promoting the health of children, their mothers and their families by advancing the science and practice of genetics and fetal care worldwide.  


Mission and Vision

In 2015, the ISPD Board of Directors created the following Mission, Vision and Strategic Goals during a two-day Board retreat at its Headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.


Mission Statement

By advancing the science and practice of genetics and fetal care worldwide, we will promote the health of children, their mothers and their families. 

Vision Statement

Evidence-based practice and culturally sensitive preconception and prenatal screening, diagnostics and therapy shall be available to all families. 

Strategic Goals for 2015 - 2018

  1. Advance the science of all aspects of preconception and prenatal genetics, screening, diagnosis and therapy.
  2. Promote knowledge of preconception and prenatal genetics, screening, diagnosis and therapy globally.
  3. Advocate the ethical practice of evidence-based preconception and prenatal genetics, screening, diagnosis and therapy.
  4. Encourage communication of information and experience among members and with the public.
     

Bylaws

Bylaws of the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis, 4 November 2013