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

CPD Credits and ISHG 2018

We are pleased to announce that next weeks ISHG 2018 Conference has been approved for 4 CPD credits (external category) by the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.

You can register via the ISHG Eventbrite page or email

ISHG 2018 Conference Programme

Dear Colleagues

The programme for the 2018 ISHG meeting to be held at Croke Park on Friday September 21st is available here.

You can register via the ISHG Eventbrite page or email

Gianpiero Cavalleri
Secretary, ISHG

ISHG Conference 2018 - Registration now open! 

Dear Colleagues,
Registration is now open for the 21st Annual Meeting of the Irish Society of Human Genetics 2018, to be held in Croke Park, on Friday 21st September 2018.

Early Bird pricing is as follows:
  •          Early Bird ISHG Membership & Registration 2018- €50
  •          Early Bird ISHG Membership & Registration [Reduced Rate] (available to students and those with no taxable income) - €40
  •          Early Bird Joint ISHG & ESHG Membership & Registration 2018- €105
  •          Early Bird Joint ISHG & ESHG Membership & Registration [Reduced Rate] - €95

Early Bird Registration ends on 31st August 2018 and Standard Pricing is as follows:
  •      Membership & Registration 2018- €60
  •          Membership & Registration [Reduced Rate] - €50
  •         Joint ISHG & ESHG Membership & Registration - €115
  •          Joint ISHG & ESHG Membership & Registration [Reduced Rate]  - €105

Click here to register.

Once you have registered, please share our event on Facebook, or click 'going' on the ISHG 2018 Facebook Page.
Note the deadline for abstracts has now passed. Any queries regarding late submissions should be directed to .
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at
Many thanks and best wishes,
Gianpiero Cavalleri Secretary, ISHG