About Us

The Irish Society of Human Genetics is an independent non-profit professional organisation whose purpose is to promote and encourage the advancement and public awareness of Human Genetics and Genomics in research and clinical practice.

ISHG Annual Conference

ISHG

Aims and Objectives

  1. To promote, encourage and advance the study and practice of human genetics and genomics.
  2. To support, guide and inform healthcare and other professionals contributing to applications of genetics and genomics in Ireland, and the development and assurance of high standards of practice.
  3. To promote education in genetics and genomics through seminars, lectures, discussion groups, conferences and symposia.
  4. To act as an authoritative body for the purpose of consultation in matters of public and professional interest and to offer informed opinion on issues of public interest in relation to genetics and genomics.
  5. To cooperate and collaborate with other National and International societies which promote the study and practice of human genetics and genomics.

ISHG News

Latest News

School Essay Competition

Winners of the 2021 National DNA Day Schools Essay Writing Competition, and details of the 2022 Competition.

ISHG 2021 MEETING REPORT

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Our 24th National conference again took place online this year. Our conference was really well received, our delegates particularly enjoyed the lunchtime discussion (for and against) reporting secondary findings (when found in a diagnostic laboratory) between Prof Gianpierro Cavalleri and Dr Lisa Bradley.

ISHG 2021 Request for Abstracts

We are delighted to announce the call for abstracts for ISHG2021. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday the 11th of June. The conference this year will again be online.