Journal of Prenatal Diagnosis and TherapyJournal of Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy
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Journal of Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy is a Semiannual peer-reviewed international journal published by the Indian Society for Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy. The journalís full text is available online at jpdt.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts and even for color reproduction of photographs.

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Scope of the journal

The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to diagnosis and therapy during the pre-natal stage in humans including ethical and social issues. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.
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Indian Society for Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy (ISPAT)

ISPAT was the brainchild of a small core group of just about 20 individuals keenly interested in Medical Genetics & Prenatal Diagnosis. This group of visionaries saw the wisdom in setting up a national level society that would bring together experts from this rapidly evolving field and formally amalgamated this society on April 15, 1989 in Mumbai. The formation of the society was immediately lauded at all levels both in and outside India...† and ISPAT was 'online'.

Barely a year passed before the fledgling society began work on its first National Congress. In September 1990, ISPAT organised the First National Workshop & Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis in Bombay from 14 to 16 September. The conference was a huge success with over 200 delegates. Noted International Experts in this field also graced the function. These included Dr. John Old, from Oxford (UK), Dr.Guy Besley, Manchester (UK), Dr.D.S Borgaonkar (USA), Dr.Y. Dumez, (France), & Dr. Bruno Brambati (Italy).

In only the second year of its existence, the society powered ahead and came out with its own newsletter in April 1991 and The Second National workshop at the L.T.M. Medical College & General hospital, Sion, Bombay. This workshop, held on 12 & 13 November 1991 was attended by eminent scientists Dr. Mitchell Golbus (US) & Dr. C.H Rodeck(UK). A Live demonstration of advanced techniques as employed by these luminaries was also done.

After firmly establishing itself as an Active & Dynamic society, ISPAT went on to increase its member base and began expanding its activities out of Bombay and even into smaller Indian Cities. This commitment was reflected in the fact that a number of these conferences were held at diverse venues - Calcutta, Bangalore, Guwahati, Hyderabad, etc..

ISPAT (now at over 500 members) aims to

  • Set up a national Directory/registry of centres working in the field of Prenatal Diagnosis & Therapy. Details about this registry (in due course of time), will be put up on this website.
  • Work towards developing training programs in Medical Genetics and Foetal Medicine
  • Evolve norms, protocols and systems for Genetic Centres & Laboratories to ensure a minimum "Standard of Care"

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