Abstract submission is closed. Abstract review is underway. Notifications will be made in April.

Conference sessions will be held Monday–Wednesday, 9–11 July 2018. See the Preliminary Program.

Abstracts were submitted in the categories listed at the bottom of this page. Presenters are required to register for the conference, at least for the day of his/her presentation. Presenters should make every effort to attend; if that becomes impossible, please contact us at info@ispdhome.org to arrange a presenter substitution.

Abstract Types

Oral Presentation

  • Podium presentation in a concurrent session*
  • Wide-screen slide format (16:9)
  • Peer reviewers will select the top oral abstracts for presentation in a special plenary session.*
  • Abstracts by early career investigators will be considered for the Joe Leigh Simpson Award.

Poster Presentation

  • Attended poster session on either Monday, 9 July 2018, or Tuesday, 10 July 2018*
  • Poster submissions with the highest peer review scores may be invited to give a brief oral presentation during a plenary session on Monday, 9 July 2018. Each presenter will have 2 minutes to speak and 2 minutes for Q&A. You will also be expected to present your paper poster during the scheduled poster session.
Poster Size

The maximum poster dimensions that will fit on the poster board are 90 cm wide by 200 cm high (35 x 78 inches). Please design your poster fit within this area (see image on right). Please have your poster printed, bring it with you and attach it to your assigned board according to the Poster Schedule. Push pins and Velcro may be used to attach posters to the boards.

Poster Printing If you like, you may have your poster printed by our exhibit partner, alter expo at the following dimensions and price.
  • Dimensions: 90cm wide x 200 cm high
  • Price: 70,84€ + 21% VAT
  • File types accepted: PDF, AI, EPS
  • Minimum resolution: 150dpi at full dimensions
  • Deadline: 20 June 2018 (NO posters will be accepted after this date.)
  • Send via e-mail or Wetransfer to Ann Germonpré at ag@alterexpo.com. Make sure to tell Ann the poster is for ISPD.
An invoice will be sent to you by alter expo.
* Presenters must register for the conference, at least for the day of their assigned session. Presenters who are unable to attend on their assigned day may have a co-author present in their place and must contact ISPD Headquarters to make this substitution.
The following categories were available for submission.
  • Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics
  • Epigenetics and development
  • Fetal and placental development and pathology
  • Fetal imaging: Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Fetal medical and surgical therapy
  • Global issues in prenatal diagnosis and screening
  • Maternal serum/NT screening for aneuploidy
  • Noninvasive prenatal diagnosis and screening
  • Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and screening
  • Prenatal diagnosis of single gene disorders / inborn errors of metabolism
  • Prenatal diagnostic procedures
  • Prenatal genetic counseling
  • Prenatal prediction of adverse pregnancy outcomes (e.g pre-eclampisa / preterm labour / growth restriction and stillbirth)
  • Psychosocial, legal and ethical issues in prenatal screening and diagnosis
  • Reproductive genomics, metabolomics and proteomics
  • Screening for single gene disorders
  • Teratogens and Fetal infection
  • Twins
  • Other
Published abstracts from previous years are available through the Downloads page.