International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis (ISPD)

Organisation's information


The International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis (ISPD) was founded in 1996 to address the need to advance the medical practice and science of prenatal diagnosis and therapy by bringing together a global multidisciplinary group of medical and scientific professionals with interests and expertise in a diverse array of clinical and research aspects of prenatal diagnosis and fetal care. While we focus on all areas relevant to this field, we have a unique focus and expertise on reproductive and prenatal genetic screening and how this aspect of care integrates with other disciplines of prenatal diagnosis. The Society was formally launched in 1996 by an initial smaller group of internationally recognized experts and has gradually grown to a global society with a membership of 400 from multiple disciplines, such as prenatal and perinatal care providers, medical geneticists, basic and translational scientists, genetic counselors, laboratory directors, ultrasonographers, and ethical professionals. The Society’s vision is that evidence-based practice and culturally sensitive preconception and prenatal screening, diagnostics and therapy shall be available to all families. We promote this vision by working towards our mission of promoting the health of children, their mothers and their families by advancing the science and practice of genetics and fetal care worldwide.

Organisation's Type

Scientific Society