Imaging in Pregnancy SIG Reports from Washington, DC
Tony Borrell, MD, PhD
On Monday July 13, a Pregnancy Imaging SIG lunch meeting was held in
Washington. It was clear to most of the attendants that the main aim of
our SIG is to promote professional education of Fetal Imaging
specialists (MFM, radiologists and radiographers) in Genetics, given
that imaging allows the detection and characterization of prenatal
dysmorphology. In a few words, our SIG is attempting to cover the
distance between Ultrasound and Genetics. Continue reading...
Genetic Counseling SIG Holds its Inaugural Meeting in DC
Judith Jackson, MS
With the help of 133 genetic counselors from countries such as Russia, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, and Australia, ISPD’s International Conference was the most highly attended ISPD conference ever. This was the first year ISPD included a Genetic Counseling SIG, and our first meeting drew approximately 100 participants. Continue reading...
The Ethics of Reproductive Testing and Fetal Therapy SIG Co-Sponsors Preconference Course
Wybo Dondorp, PhD
The Ethics of Reproductive Testing and Fetal Therapy SIG was formally launched at the
annual conference in Washington with a well-attended precongress course
(together with the SIG laboratory techniques) and an ‘inaugural’ SIG
business meeting. Continue reading...
ISPD Launches Membership Committee
Louise E. Wilkins-Haug, MD, PhD
As an international organization, membership in ISPD presents unique advantages as well as challenges. Those individuals focused on the specialized, genetic care of the mother and her fetus represent a unique subset of those who also perform ultrasound, genetic laboratory testing, maternal fetal medicine and fetal therapy. Continue reading...