Preliminary Program

This program is preliminary and subject to change.

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Sunday–Tuesday, 6–8 June 2021 | Monday–Wednesday, 7–9 June for East Asia & Australia

All times listed in the program are U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4). With the exception of posters and roundtable discussions, the program will be repeated in a second stream to facilitate participation from various time zones. All Q&A portions will be live.

START TIMES

STREAM ONE:  9:00 AM U.S. EDT = 2:00 PM Western European Summer Time (WEST) and 3:00 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST)
STREAM TWO:  7:00 PM U.S. EDT = 7:00 AM China Standard Time (CST) and 9:00 AM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) the next day

Time zone converters are provided at the bottom of this page.

Sunday, 6 June 2021
(7 June for Asia/Australia)

9:00-9:45 AM  |  7:00-7:45 PM
  • Opening Remarks and Intro
  • Keynote: Genomic Epidemiology of the Pandemic, Judith Breuer
  • Live Q&A
9:45-11:05 AM  |  7:45-9:05 PM
Current Hottest Topics
  • Invited Speaker: TBA
  • 3 Top Abstracts
  • Live Q&A
11:05-11:10 AM  |  9:05-9:10 PM
  • Break
11:10-11:40 AM  |  9:10-9:40 PM
  • Industry Symposium
  • Live Q&A
11:40 AM - 1:40 PM  |  9:40-11:40 PM
Beyond the Karyotype
  • Invited Speakers: Rossa Chiu; additional speakers TBA
  • Live Q&A
  • Announce Top Abstract
1:40-3:25 PM (does not repeat)
  • Poster and Exhibit Viewing
  • Roundtable Discussions
 

Monday, 7 June 2021
(8 June for Asia/Australia)

9:00-9:45 AM  |  7:00-7:45 PM
  • Opening Remarks and Intro
  • Pioneer Award Lecture: Ron Wapner
  • Live Q&A
9:45-11:05 AM  |  7:45-9:05 PM
  • 40th Anniversary of Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Malcolm Ferguson-Smith Award for Best Journal Article
  • Debate 1
11:05-11:10 AM  |  9:05-9:10 PM
  • Break
11:10-11:40 AM  |  9:10-9:40 PM
  • Industry Symposium
  • Live Q&A
11:40 AM - 1:40 PM  |  9:40-11:40 PM
Fetal Therapy — jointly with iFeTIS
  • Invited Speakers: TBA
  • Select Abstracts
  • Live Q&A
1:40-7:00 PM (does not repeat)
  • Poster and Exhibit Viewing
  • Roundtable Discussions
 

Tuesday, 8 June 2021
(9 June for Asia/Australia)

9:00-9:45 AM  |  7:00-7:45 PM
  • Opening Remarks and Introduction
  • Invited Speaker: Education in the New Era, Mary Norton
  • Best Early Career Abstracts
  • Live Q&A
9:45-11:05 AM  |  7:45-9:05 PM
Screening for Maternal/Fetal Morbidity
  • Invited Speakers: 
    Maternal biomarkers in the era of NIPT: What are they worth? Emmanuel Bujold
    Additional speaker TBA
  • Live Q&A
11:05-11:10 AM  |  9:05-9:10 PM
  • Break
11:10-11:40 AM  |  9:10-9:40 PM
  • Industry Symposium
  • Live Q&A
11:40 AM - 1:40 PM  |  9:40-11:40 PM
  • Introductions
  • Joe Leigh Simpson Award for Best Early Career Investigator
  • Best Poster Award
  • Debate 2
  • Closing Talk
  • Live Q&A and Closing Remarks
5:15-7:00 PM (does not repeat)
  • Poster and Exhibit Viewing
  • Roundtable Discussions
 

Time Zone Converters

 

Day one: Stream One

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Day one: Roundtable Discussions; Poster & Exhibit Viewing

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Day one: Stream Two

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