Associations and Learned Societies
The organisations, associations, learned societies and professional bodies bringing the genomics community together.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. The AAAS seeks to “advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.”
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), founded in 1948, is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide.
Developing and sustaining genetic and genomic initiatives in clinical and laboratory practice, education and advocacy.
The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) was founded in 1995 to provide structure and leadership to the emerging field of molecular diagnostics. AMP’s 2,300+ members include individuals from academic and community medical centers, government, and industry; including pathologist and doctoral scientist laboratory directors; basic and translational scientists; technologists; and trainees.
The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) is the credentialing organization for the genetic counseling profession in the United States and Canada.
ASCO was founded in 1964 by a small group of physician members of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) who recognized the need for the creation of a separate Society dedicated to issues unique to clinical oncology.
The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration.
The European Society of Human Genetics is a non-profit organization. Its aims are to promote research in basic and applied human and medical genetics, to ensure high standards in clinical practice and to facilitate contacts between all persons who share these aims.
The Genetics Society of America (GSA), founded in 1931, is the professional membership organization for scientific researchers and educators in the field of genetics. Our members work to advance knowledge in the basic mechanisms of inheritance, from the molecular to the population level.
The Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG) is devoted to the growth and dissemination of knowledge of human genetics and its related fields in India. The Society conducts annual meetings, symposia and workshops to promote awareness of the current developments in the field.
Founded in 1996, an international collaboration of professional human genetics societies, the IFHGS ensures that an International Congress of Human Genetics will take place every five years and that a credible forum for the sharing of ideas about human genetics is provided.
IGES is the International Genetic Epidemiology Society, a scientific society concerned with “the study of genetic components in complex biological phenomena” according to James V. Neel, the founding President of the Society. The successful mapping of the human genome will greatly facilitate the study of health and disease in a manner that integrates both host and environmental factors. IGES is devoted to the development of the methodology to permit such types of studies and the application of these approaches in human populations.
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) promotes the professional interests of genetic counselors and provides a network for professional communications.
The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.
The aim of the Society is to foster the study of inherited metabolic disorders and related topics. The Society, founded in 1963, exists to promote exchange of ideas between professional workers in different disciplines who are interested in inherited metabolic disease. Pursuing this aim by arranging scientific meetings, publications and in other ways considered appropriate by the Council.