The Call for Abstracts Has Closed

Abstracts should be focused on the fetus or the preterm baby, particularly on brain development and/or the nervous system. Abstract topics may include, but are not limited to, neuroimaging, non-invasive monitoring, dysmorphology, genetics and/or counseling, congenital infections, fetal interventions, placenta, fetal/neonatal outcome, ethics, and fetal program development/quality improvement.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is June 28th, 2018.

An announcement on accepted abstracts will be made by Friday August 17th, 2018!



Abstracts should be 2600 characters, not including titles. Figures and tables cannot be submitted during the abstract submission process, but will be accepted on the final poster. 

Posters will be set up throughout the symposium, with attendees and presenters strongly encouraged to be present during breaks. Selected abstracts will be posted online on our website the week before the conference and shared with attendees with the potential for formal publication down the road.

An external selection committee will review abstracts during the symposium, with the first place Andrea Poretti Award given out at the end of the symposium.


The Andrea Poretti Award

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The abstract award is dedicated to Dr. Andrea Poretti, who was a member of our 2017 abstract selection committee. Andrea Poretti was a world-renowned expert in pediatric cerebellar abnormalities and neurodegenerative and neurogenetic disorders. He was in charge of the research mission of pediatric neuroradiology at Johns Hopkins, which he led with enthusiasm and boundless energy. "Andrea was the most exceptional person," said Thierry Huisman, professor of radiology and radiological science at the School of Medicine, who knew Poretti as a close personal and academic friend for more than 15 years. "He was an extremely intelligent, hardworking, humble, and beloved scientist, clinician, and friend. His passing is an incredible loss to all people who had the privilege to know him." We were privileged to have crossed paths with Andrea, and we dedicate this award to his brilliance and dedication.