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.


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All Ireland Virtual Rare Disease Research Symposium 

This year All Ireland virtual rare disease research symposium is scheduled to take place on the 25th of February 13.00-17.00 (GMT) to raise awareness of "Rare Diseases Day 2022".  This event is building on our existing patient…

HRCI Position paper ‘Using data for better health research’

The ISHG is pleased to share the recently published HRCI publication 'Using data for better health research'


This course will take place virtually with speakers presenting in the Mater Hospital Dublin on 25-27th April.