Abstracts

Abstract submission is now open.

 
Professionals and trainees involved with prenatal diagnosis and therapy are invited to submit an abstract for the categories listed at the bottom of this page. A limited number of abstract-based presentations will be given during during the virtual conference.

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Abstract submission will be open through Monday, 22 March 2021. 

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Abstract Types

Oral Presentation

  • Video presentation in a plenary or concurrent session — recording instructions will be provided for accepted abstracts.
  • Live Q&A will take place at the end of each session and presenters are expected to attend.
  • 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 will be considered for the Joe Leigh Simpson Award.

Scientific Poster

  • PDF poster file — upload instructions will be provided for accepted abstracts.
  • Poster presenters may be asked to attend a virtual poster session that provides the ability to chat online with attendees who view their poster.
  • TBA: a video presentation of the poster may or may not be required; please watch for updates.
  • All submission sections are required: objective, methods, results, and conclusions
Note that submissions with the highest scores may be invited to give a lightning communication presentation. Lightning communication presentations are an opportunity to give a brief 2-3 minute oral presentation. You will also be expected to present a PDF poster file and attend the virtual poster session if one is offered.
 

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.