Past Conferences

The International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis developed out of the meetings of the International Congresses on Early Prenatal Diagnosis. In 1988, Dr. Aris Antsaklis hosted the Fourth Congress, an expanded, well-attended meeting in Athens. This was followed by other highly successful meetings, such as the ones in Prague (1990, hosted by Milan Macek), in Milan (1992, hosted by Bruno Brambati), and in Jerusalem (1994, hosted by Haim Zakut). With its founding in 1996, ISPD began organizing the International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy. Past conferences are summarized below.

2020 Cancellation: The ISPD Conference that had been scheduled to take place in Montreal in June 2020 was cancelled because of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Read the cancellation notice.


23rd | 7- 11 September 2019 |Singapore

Chairs: Mahesh A. Choolani, MBBS, MMED, FRCOG, FANZCOG, PhD and Tak Yeung Leung, MBChB, MD

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Antwerp, Belgium

22nd | 8 - 11 July 2018 | Antwerp, Belgium

Chairs: Monique C. Haak, MD, PhD and Joris Vermeesch, PhD

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San Diego, CA, USA

21st | 9 - 12 July 2017 | San Diego, California, USA

Chairs: Yair Blumenfeld, MD and Sylvie Langlois, MD, CCMG

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Berlin, Germany

20th | 10 - 13 July 2016 | Berlin, Germany

Chairs: Lyn S. Chitty, PhD, MRCOG; Tim Van Mieghem, MD, PhD

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Washington, DC

19th | 2015 | Washington, DC, USA

Chairs: Louise E. Wilkins-Haug, MD, PhD and Alessandro Ghidini, MD

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Brisbane, Australia

18th | 2014 | Brisbane, Australia

Chairs: Prof Jon Hyett and Greg Rice, PhD

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Lisbon, Portugal

17th | 2013 | Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs: Alexandra Matias, MD, PhD and Vincenzo Cirigliano, MD, PhD

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Miami, Florida, USA

16th | 2012 | Miami, Florida, USA

Chairs: Alessandro Ghidini, MD and Yuval Yaron, MD

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

15th | 2010 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Chairs: Karen Sermon, MD, PhD and Jan M.M. van Lith MD, PhD

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

14th | 2008 | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Chairs: Sylvie Langlois, MD and R. Douglas Wilson, MD

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Kyoto, Japan

13th | 2006 | Kyoto, Japan

Hosted by Kaoru Suzumori

Budapest, Hungary

12th | 2004 | Budapest, Hungary

Hosted by Zoltan Papp

Buenos Aires, Argentina

11th | 2002 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hosted by Enrique Gadow and Lucas Otaño

Barcelona, Spain

10th | 2000 | Barcelona, Spain

Hosted by Albert Fortuny


9th | 1998 | Los Angeles, California, USA

Hosted by Lawrence Platt, Mark Evans and Joe Leigh Simpson


8th | 1996 | Goa, India

Hosted by RP Soonawala