Thank you to all who submitted abstracts and presented at the 2019 conference!

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-based presentations were given during sessions held Sunday–Wednesday, 8–11 September 2019. See the Program.

Abstract Types

Oral Presentation

  • Podium presentation in a plenary or concurrent session. Sessions were held Sunday–Wednesday, 8–11 September 2019
  • All submission sections required: objective, methods, results, and conclusions
  • Wide-screen slide format (16:9)
  • Peer reviewers selected abstracts for presentation in a Top Abstracts plenary session or a Current Hottest Topics plenary session.
  • Abstracts by early career investigators were considered for the Joe Leigh Simpson Award.

Information for Oral Presenters

Scientific Poster

  • Attended poster session on either Monday, 9 September 2019, or Tuesday, 10 September 2019
  • All submission sections required: objective, methods, results, and conclusions
  • Poster authors with the highest peer review scores were 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 had 2 minutes to speak and 2 minutes for Q&A. These authors also presented the paper poster during an attended poster session.

Collaboration Poster

This submission type was encouraged for authors seeking collaborators to work on future or ongoing research. Collaboration posters were displayed in a special area, the Collaboration Corner, and offered the opportunity to network with others to further research and gain feedback. Collaboration poster authors were allowed to provide as much detail as possible and write “Not applicable” where necessary for the objective, methods, results, and conclusions.

Information for Poster Presenters

All presenters were required to register for the conference, at least for the day of their assigned session. Presenters who were unable to attend on their assigned day had the option for a co-author to present in their place and were required to 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.
oral presentation

scientific poster

collaboration poster