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Membership

Membership

Eligibility for membership

Membership is open to people professionally involved with human genetics in the UK. People who are not based in the UK can become Overseas Affiliates; they are not eligible for election to the Council, but otherwise enjoy the same privileges as full members.                                                                                                                                                                          

Applying for membership

Applications are accepted online only and need to be proposed and seconded by two BSGM members, one should be a current member of the constituent group that you may wish to join.

Membership applications may be accepted through submission of a CV where current members are not known to the person applying.

 Applications are submitted to the Council of the Society.

The first year's subscription must be paid by credit card at the time of online application.  If the Council feels that a person applying for membership does not meet the criteria, membership fees paid will be refunded.

The basic cost of annual membership subscription to BSGM only is £60 from April 2017.

Companies can become corporate members, which gives them access to the mailing list and priority booking of exhibition space at BSGM meetings.

The Constituent Societies

Members of the BSGM may also wish to join one of the three constituent groups: ·

These three groups represent defined sets of professional workers, and restrict membership to people who fit their professional profile. Members of these groups are automatically members of the BSGM, but you don't have to join any of the constituent groups to be a member of the BSGM.

For people interested in Cancer Genetics, they may also join an associate group, the Cancer Genetics Group (CGG).

Subscription rates for the membership year April 2017- March 2018 are:

Member of BSGM  £60
Member of BSGM and Association for Clinical Genetic Science (ACGS) £60
Member of BSGM and Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors (AGNC) £70
Member of BSGM and Clinical Genetics Society (CGS)    £70
Membership of Cancer Genetics Group may be added to any of the above groupings for an additional £15
Student membership of BSGM (and one of the above groups)  £20
ACGS Band 5 and below membership £20

Members may take out affiliate membership of the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) at a reduced rate