New ISHG website

We have launched an official Irish Society of Human Genetics website. It is at and this blog will no longer be maintained. Please bookmark the new website as this will be the place to hear all news and details about the annual meetings. 

Registration is open for 2020

Registration for the ISHG2020 meeting on September 25th is now open on Eventbrite!

Register early to avail of discounted prices for the event. 

When you get the link, you can get familiar with the landing page before the event. You will be able to personalise your name with a bio and photo to aid interaction and networking on the day. 

All talks and posters are will be available after the event and you will also have the opportunity to talk with and ask our speakers your questions. We hope to introduce some unique features this year that can only be delivered on a virtual platform. 

We are really looking forward to the conference and engaging with as many of you as possible. 

See you in September! 

ISHG 2020 Virtual Conference

We are delighted to announce that ISHG2020 will be an online event.

ISHG2020 will be on Friday September 25th and is sure to be an exciting, fun and interactive experience. Registration details will follow shortly. 

With the event going online, it will be more accessible and have a larger than normal audience. We will have the posters available for viewing on the website both during and after the event, so there will be more time for our attendees to read your work. 

All abstracts selected for a presentation or poster will be published in the Irish Journal of Medical Science and will be Pubmed listed. 

We will have chatrooms and other fun events so that you can interact with each other, our speakers and sponsors and all from the comfort of home.

Abstracts will be accepted until Wednesday the 17th of June at midnight.

ISHG 2019 a huge success!

The 22nd annual meeting of the Irish Society of Human Genetics was held on the 20th September in Stranmillis University College, Belfast.

The meeting was a great success with attendees from all over Ireland including researchers from most universities and several key industries.
These included delegates from the official Gold level sponsors
10xgenomicsAccuscienceAmicusrx,  Biomarin,
Biosciences, Genome Diagnostics NijmegenGenomics Medicine IrelandIllumina, MacrogenGenomics Core Technology Unit QUB, Stilla

and Silver level sponsors
CeGaT and MyBio.

Thanks to everyone for attending the meeting and making it a huge success!

The Keynote speakers gave impressive talks with
JAN VELDINK discussing ALS:

PETER ROBINSON telling us how to create an ontology for precision medicine.

Several prizes were awarded on the day:
  • Daniel Maloney (TCD) won best Postdoctoral Oral Presentation

  • Joan Fitzgerald (NUIG) won the Young Investigator Award for Postgraduate Oral Presentation.

  • Katherine Benson (RCSI) won a prize for the best postdoc poster

  • Laura Whelan (TCD) won a prize for the best postgraduate student poster

  • Finally, David Barton was awarded Honorary Membership of ISHG, for lifetime contribution to genetics in Ireland. David gave a very entertaining talk encompassing his own career and contributions and a brief history of the ISHG. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone again in Dublin for ISHG 2020 next year.
The 22nd meeting is almost here: the location will be the Refectory Building in Stranmillis University College and registration is from 10am to 10:45am.

The programme for the 22nd Annual meeting is now available!
Available as a PDF here.

Registration will be from 10am and the meeting will close with a wine reception from 5pm to 6pm.
The 22nd Annual Meeting of the Irish Society of Human Genetics - ISHG 2019 - will be held in Stranmills College, Belfast on Friday September 20th at 10am.

This event brings together the clinical and research human genetics communities in Ireland, and provides delegates an opportunity to present, discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities associated with human genetics in Ireland.

With Keynote Speakers:

Registration is open for the via Eventbrite here.

See the Facebook page at
and find us on Twitter @IrishSocGen

Note the deadline for abstracts has now passed. Any queries regarding late submissions should be directed to