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Founded in 1996, the British Society for Human Genetics now known as the British Society for Genetic Medicine, provides a forum for professionals involved in Genetics as a clinical service and research. Its membership is in excess of 2000 and includes a wide spectrum of clinical, laboratory and research disciplines.  

BSGM is a registered UK charity (No: 1058821). Its roles are defined by its council and constitution. 


Past Chairs of the British Society for Human Genetics

2013 - 2015      Mrs Angela Douglas (Liverpool)

2011 - 2013       Professor Sir John Burn (Newcastle)

2009 - 2011      Dr Christine Patch (London)

2007 - 2009      Dr Rob Elles (Manchester)

2005 - 2007      Professor Richard Trembath (London)     

2003 - 2005      Professor Julian Sampson (Cardiff)

2000 - 2003      Professor Neva Haites (Aberdeen)

1996 - 2000      Professor Andrew Read (Manchester)