What are the roles of the BSHG?
The BSGM is an independent professional body. It brings together
people working in the field, issues
statements on important aspects of human
genetics, and publishes a newsletter two times a year.
A major conference encompassing all
aspects of Genetic Medicine is organised each year. The Society has
a governing Council and a Constitution. It offers travel awards to
assist members to attend conferences.
The Society has an interest in the provision of genetic services
at a national level, and is asked for reports and advice on
important issues. It has an active role in the Joint
Committee on Genomics in Medicine (formerly the Joint Committee on