Call for Abstracts for Posters Only!

ISPD is welcoming additional abstract submissions for posters at the 23rd International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy. Abstracts are encouraged for the categories listed at the bottom of this page. You may submit an abstract for a scientific poster, or new this year, for a collaboration poster.  

Poster Only: A standard scientific abstract submission for a poster presentation. These submissions must include objective, methods, results, and conclusions sections.
Collaboration Poster: Please select this type if you're looking for collaborators to work with you on future or ongoing research. Collaboration posters will be displayed in a separate area, the Collaboration Corner, and will offer the opportunity to network with others to further research and gain feedback. You do not need to complete each objective, methods, results, and conclusions section; please provide as much detail as possible and write “Not applicable” where necessary.

Abstracts for poster only presentations are due no later than Monday, 12 August 2019. Notifications on the status of your abstract submission will be made on a rolling basis.


Submit an Abstract

Thank you to all who submitted abstracts during the initial submission window!

Notifications regarding the status of your submission(s) were sent out in late June 2019.

Abstract-based presentations will be given during sessions held Sunday–Wednesday, 8–11 September 2019. See the Preliminary Program.

Professionals and trainees involved with prenatal diagnosis and therapy were invited to submit an abstract. Abstracts were encouraged for the categories listed at the bottom of this page.

Abstract Types

Oral Presentation

  • Podium presentation in a concurrent session
  • Wide-screen slide format (16:9)
  • Peer reviewers will select abstracts for presentation in a current hottest topics plenary session.
  • Abstracts by early career investigators will be considered for the Joe Leigh Simpson Award.
Information for Oral Presenters

Poster Presentation

  • Attended poster session on either Monday, 9 September 2019, or Tuesday, 10 September 2019
  • Poster authors with the highest peer review scores will be invited to give a brief oral presentation during a "lightning communication" session on either Monday, 9 September 2019 or Tuesday, 10 September 2019. Each presenter will have 2 minutes to speak and 2 minutes for Q&A. These authors are also expected to present the paper poster during an attended poster session.
Information for Poster Presenters

All 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.

Abstract Categories

Abstract submissions were encouraged in the following categories.

  • 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.