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Abstract Types

Abstracts are being accepted for Oral Presentation or Scientific Poster formats. Due to the nature of the virtual program, the majority of abstracts will be selected for poster presentation, which includes the option of a short recorded presentation.

Oral Presentation

  • Video presentation in a plenary 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

All oral and poster abstract submissions that are presented at the virtual meeting will be published in a special edition of Prenatal Diagnosis

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.