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


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.


Latest News

RIA discourse series

Invitation to Royal Irish Academy Discourse with Dr Lalita Ramakrishnan

"Tuberculosis: the persistent global scourge of humanity" with speaker Dr Lalita Ramakrishnan on 26 May 2022 at 18:00 (IST)  Respondent: Joseph Keane MRIA, Professor of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin Tuberculosis (TB) is an…

Diagnosing Rare Diseases: from the Clinic to the Research and back

The French Foundation for Rare Diseases (FFRD) has codeveloped, in collaboration with European Reference Networks Genturis and Ithaca, in the context of the European Joint Programme for Rare Diseases EJPRD a MOOC (Massive…

Embedding research in the Irish health service

Health Research Charities Ireland invites you to an upcoming Irish Health Research Forum event:  Embedding research in the Irish health service09:30 - 13:00, Wednesday, 11th May, 2022In person: The Spencer Hotel, IFSC  About…