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.