Membership

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Information about travel awards for BSGM members is here

Benefits of joining the BSGM

Membership of the BSGM offers a range of benefits in addition to the opportunity to interact and communicate with your peers.

Member involvement is key to maintaining the Society as a dynamic organisation responsive to, and catering for, the needs of its members.

  • A special member's rate for our meetings
    Membership of individual specialist society and additional special interest groups
    Access to the society's news updates
    Support for your career
    Access to best practice guidelines
    Password protected online access to the members' area including the online directory
    Eligibility for travel awards
    Special rate for joining the European Society of Human Genetics

Membership is open to people over the age of eighteen professionally involved with human genetics or genomics.

Membership Criteria

  • Currently working or having previously worked for a healthcare provider or academic institution and
    1. providing or supporting the care of patients with genetic/genomic disorders or
    2. involved in human genetic/genomic research or
    3. researching the implications of genetic/ genomic practices on society.
    4. undertaking educational activities related to (1), (2) or (3).
  • Studying or training in one of the areas (1) to (3) listed above.
  • Has a proposer and seconder, both members of the BSGM (or evidence on CV which meets criteria 1 or 2). If application is being made to join a constituent group, either the proposer or seconder should be a member of the same constituent group.

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

Clinical Genetics Society (CGS)
Association for Clinical Genomic Science (ACGS)
Association of Genetic Nurses & Counsellors (AGNC)
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 UK Cancer Genetics Group (CGG).
For people interested in fetal genomics, they may also join an associate group, the UK Fetal Genomics Group.

Affiliate membership of the European Society of Human Genetics is also available at an additional fee (Please see the subscription rates tab).

Subscription rates for the membership year April 2019 - March 2020

Please note: Members of the British Society for Genetic Medicine can claim a tax deduction on their annual subscription. This is approved by the Inland Revenue under Section 344 ITEPA 2003. The BSGM listing is under: Human Genetics, British Soc for, in the Section 344 ITEPA 2003

Member of British Society for Genetic Medicine (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
Membership of Fetal Genomics 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 an additional fee of £68. This is a special offer to members of the BSGM and is a reduction from the standard ESHG online membership fee of £89.  The offer includes on-line access to the European Journal of Human Genetics and reduced registration for the ESHG annual conference. If you prefer to take out regular membership and receive a hard copy of the Journal, then please contact the ESHG direct.

Email: membership@bsgm.org.uk

  • Please read the criteria for membership
  • Please apply online to be considered for membership.
  • Please supply the names and email addresses of two referees, at least one of whom is a member of BSGM or, if you are also applying for membership of a constituent group, a member of that constituent group. The BSGM will seek references from the referees.

Applications will be reviewed by the secretary of the relevant constituent group (or by the secretary of BSGM if you are not seeking membership of a constituent group).

The secretary will assess the CV of the applicant using the eligibility criteria and review the references from the proposer and seconder.

If you don't have two referees, you may still be eligible for membership. The Secretary of the relevant Constituent Group (or the Secretary of BSGM if you are not seeking membership of a constituent group) may accept an application for approval based on the CV alone, if the CV fulfils criteria 1 or 2 above. Please note that the absence of references will delay the application.

Applications are then considered for approval by the BSGM executive, or the council/executive of the constituent group (if you applied to join a constituent group).

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

Members of the British Society for Genetic Medicine can claim a tax deduction on their annual subscription. This is approved by the Inland Revenue under Section 344 ITEPA 2003. The BSGM listing is under: Human Genetics, British Soc for, in the Section 344 ITEPA 2003

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