Preliminary Program

This program is preliminary and subject to change. Presentation topics and invited speakers will be updated below as plans develop. A comprehensive program will be published in the weeks leading up to the conference.

Course and Conference Dates
Sunday, 19 June 2022:  Preconference Course
Monday-Wednesday, 20-22 June 2022:  Conference Sessions & Events
Thursday, 23 June 2022:  Postconference Courses

Please see below for program details.

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Preconference Course  |  Sunday, 19 June 2022

Full Day Workshop  |  9:00 AM–6:00 PM

Course 1  |  Fetal Therapy
                       This course will take place offsite at the University of Toronto - Montréal
Beverage Breaks:  10:45-11:15 AM;  3:45-4:15 PM
Lunch:  1:00-2:00 PM


Conference  |  Monday–Wednesday, 20–22 June 2022

Monday | 20 June 2022

9:00 AM
Opening Ceremony and Welcome Address

9:15 AM
Opening Plenary
Simon Waddington - Where are we with in utero gene therapy?

9:45 AM
Plenary Current Hottest Topics
Tippi MacKenzie - In-utero enzyme replacement
Richard Choy - Is it time for exomes to replace arrays?

11:00 AM
Beverage Break with Posters and Exhibitors

11:30 AM
Lightning Communications (top posters)

12:15 PM
Industry Learning Lunch

1:45 PM
Fetal Therapy Session
Luc Joyeux - Fetocopic repair of gastroschisis: What's holding us back?

3:30 PM
Beverage Break with Posters and Exhibitors

4:00 PM
Debate 1 | There should be formal accreditation and ongoing quality assurance/ review for units offering fetal therapy that includes public reporting of outcomes.
     For:  Julie Moldenhauer
     Against:  Anthony Johnson
     Moderator:  Tim Van Mieghem

5:00 PM
Industry Symposium

6:00–7:00 PM
Welcome Reception with Exhibitors
7:00-8:00 PM
Early Career Reception


Tuesday | 21 June 2022

8:00 AM
Special Interest Group Educational Breakfasts 

9:00 AM
Outreach Session

10:45 AM
Beverage Break with Posters and Exhibitors

11:15 AM
Lightning Communications (top posters)

12:00  PM
Industry Learning Lunch

1:30 PM
Carrier Screening Session
James Goldberg - What conditions to screen for
Britton Rink - Expanded carrier screening: approaches to informed consent

2:30 PM
Best Early Career Investigator and Joe Leigh Simpson Award
Prenatal Diagnosis Journal Update

3:00 PM
Pioneer Award Presentation and Lecture

4:00 PM
Debate 2 | When offering a first trimester ultrasound at 11-13 weeks, a detailed review of fetal anatomy should be included.
     For:  Jo-Ann Johnson
     Against:  Mary Norton
     Moderator:  Sylvie Langlois

5:00  PM
Industry Symposium


Wednesday | 22 June 2022

8:00 AM
Special Interest Group Educational Breakfasts 

9:00 AM
Maternal Outcomes Session

10:45 AM
Beverage Break with Exhibitors

11:15 AM

12:15 PM
ISPD Business Meeting of Members

12:45 PM
Lunch with Exhibitors
Global Education & Outreach Committee Meeting

1:45 PM
Debate 3 | Fetal genome sequencing should only be offered in the presence of structural anomalies.
     For:  Sandi Deans
     Against:  Yuval Yaron
     Moderator:  Igna Van den Veyver

2:45 PM
Closing Plenary & Closing Remarks
Aris Papageorghiou - AI in Imaging, Where is fetal imaging going?


Postconference Courses  |  Thursday, 23 June 2022

Half Day Courses | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Course 2  |  First Trimester Screening What should we be doing?

Course 3  |  Exome Sequencing


Half Day Courses | 1:00–6:00 PM

Course 4  |  Complex Twin Pregnancy

Course 5  |  Topic to be announced


Beverage Breaks:  10:45-11:15 AM;  3:45-4:15 PM
Lunch:  1:00-2:00 PM