Cancellation Notice to Abstract Submitters

The 24th International conference has been canceled. Read the Cancellation Notice.

Thank you to all who submitted abstracts for the conference.

ISPD will not be publishing the abstracts submitted for the 2020 conference. If you would like to resubmit your abstract for the 2021 ISPD conference, you are welcome to do so. If you submitted a poster for the Collaboration Corner, ISPD will be reaching out to discuss options for posting the abstract on the Collaboration Corner on the ISPD website.

ISPD will be following up with further communications. In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact us at info@ispdhome.org.

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Abstracts were encouraged on the following topics. ISPD plans to invite abstract submission on similar topics for the next international conference in Edinburgh in May 2021.

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.