Abstracts are being accepted for oral and poster presentations.

Submission Deadline: 8 January 2024

Professionals and trainees involved with prenatal diagnosis and therapy are invited to submit an abstract. You do not need to be an ISPD member to submit an abstract.

Abstract types are described below and topic categories are listed at the bottom of this page.

Abstracts that are accepted and presented at the conference will be published in a special edition of Prenatal Diagnosis See Previously Published Abstracts

Presenters of accepted abstracts are expected to register to attend the conference, at least for the day of their presentation. Virtual attendance is available for poster presenters.

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Submit an Abstract

You may edit your abstract any time up until the submission deadline and you may change the presenter if needed.

Notification of acceptance will made in March. If you have questions about abstracts, please contact ISPD Headquarters.

Abstract Types

Submissions are encouraged for the presentation types listed below. Authors may indicate whether they want to be considered for either format, or only for oral presentation. Acceptance for presentation is based on peer review.

Required Sections for Both Types:
Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusions

Scientific Oral Presentation:
Podium presentation during a plenary session followed by brief Q&A. All oral presentations must be given in person in Boston.

Scientific Poster:
  • In-person presenters: Printed poster as well as a PDF for the virtual platform, with assignment to one of two attended poster sessions on Monday or Tuesday, 8 or 9 July 2024
  • Virtual presenters: PDF and optional video recording, with opportunities to answer questions


Topic Categories

Abstract submissions are encouraged in the following categories.

  • Prenatal diagnosis and screening for cytogenomic abnormalities
  • Fetal epigenetics and development
  • Fetal imaging: Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Fetal medical and surgical therapy
  • Global issues in prenatal diagnosis and screening
  • Noninvasive prenatal diagnosis and screening
  • Preimplantation genetic testing
  • Prenatal diagnosis and screening for single gene disorders
  • Reproductive genetic counseling 
  • Prenatal prediction of adverse pregnancy outcomes (e.g., pre-eclampsia / preterm labour / growth restriction and stillbirth)
  • Psychosocial, legal and ethical issues in prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy
  • Reproductive genomics, metabolomics and proteomics
  • Teratogens and fetal infection
  • Multiple Pregnancy
See Previously Published Abstracts