The International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis (ISPD) established Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in 2008. The SIGs aim to provide a forum for all professionals involved in a specific field of prenatal diagnosis and screening. They promote interaction, discussion and exchange of ideas and opinions between the various specialists from all countries and continents. As such, SIGs are involved in education and training. The SIGs organize a members meeting during each ISPD International Conference and regularly report in the ISPD e-Newsletter, Global Updates.
The ISPD Board of Directors has recently evaluated the existing SIGs and discussed the best ways to support our ISPD community going forward. Based on these discussions and the evolving field of prenatal diagnosis and therapy, they have reorganized the SIGs into the following:
- Fetal Therapy
- Genetic Counseling, Ethics, and Patient Education — Katie Ellis, Chair
- Imaging and Fetal Phenotyping
- Technologies in Reproductive Screening and Diagnosis — Francesca Grati and Natalie Chandler, Co-Chairs
More information will be posted here as plans develop.