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
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
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)
Member of BSGM and Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors
Member of BSGM and Clinical Genetics Society (CGS)
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)
ACGS Band 5 and below
Members may take out affiliate
membership of the European Society of Human Genetics
(ESHG) at a reduced rate