ISHG and General Data Protection Regulation

ISHG Data Privacy Policy:                                                            25/5/18

The Irish Society of Human Genetics (ISHG) is a not-for profit, voluntary organisation. Privacy is important to ISHG and we work to protect any personal data we receive and process it in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

As part of ongoing ISHG activities, we store some personal data about our members, supporters and suppliers including for example e.g. name, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and details of their professional experience of ISHG events. This data is held on secure computers, and/or on hard copy at the office of the ISHG Secretary.

We use personal data to:
  • Manage our relationship with our members, supports and suppliers, and avoid any duplications in our contacts with them.
  • To gather information on events ISHG runs and processes it use, to better understand how ISHG is perceived by the community
  • To customise ISHG services and events, based on feedback we receive. 

We retain personal data:
  • For the period during which we have an active relationship with our members, supports and suppliers OR
  • Until they inform us that they no longer wish for us to hold and process their data, in which case we will review the request in accordance with data protection legislation AND
  • Except where we need to maintain their personal data to comply with legal obligations under applicable laws.



You have a right to oppose ISHG collection and use of your personal information.  You also have the right to rectify any personal data that ISHG holds on you. If you wish to do so, please contact us at ISHG_secretary@rcsi.ie. If you are not satisfied with ISHG’s response or have concerns about ISHG’s data processing practices, you also have a right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory Authority for data protection in Ireland or your country of residence.


ISHG 2018 - Call for abstracts!


We are now accepting abstracts for the 2018 Irish Society of Human Genetics conference to be held at Croke Park, Dublin on Friday, 21st September.  The abstract submission form can be downloaded here.  


The closing date for abstracts is Friday 8th June 2018.

I am also delighted to announce our plenary speakers for the conference; John Greally from Albert Einstein College, New York and Eamonn Sheridan of the University of Leeds.



Save the date!


The 2018 ISHG Conference will take place in Croke Park, Dublin, on Friday the 21st of September. 

Further details will follow shortly.

2017 ISHG Conference Programme

Dear Colleagues

The programme for the 2017 ISHG meeting to be held at Croke Park on Friday September 15th is available here.

A reminder that early bird rates are available up to 28th August.

Gianpiero Cavalleri
Secretary, ISHG

2017 Irish Society of Human Genetics conference: Register online!

Dear Colleagues,

Registration is now open for the 2017 Irish Society of Human Genetics conference to be held at Croke Park, Dublin on Friday, 15th September.

Registration for the 2017 meeting includes 1 years ISHG membership.

Pricing is as follows:
• Standard rate (after 28th August): 60 euro
• Reduced rate (available to students or those with no taxable income): 40 euro

You can also avail of joint ISHG and ESHG membership (1 year):
• Standard rate (after 28th August): 115 euro
• Reduced rate (available to students or those with no taxable income): 95 euro.

 There are 2 ways to register:
1) Complete registration and payment details via the online system

ISHG (post 28/08)
OR

2) Complete the registration link and send it, together with payment details, to the ISHG Secretary.

Forms can be submitted via email or land mail (details are contained in the form).

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

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks and best wishes,
Gianpiero Cavalleri Secretary, ISHG

2017 Irish Society of Human Genetics conference: abstract submissions

Dear Colleagues,

Registration is now open for the 2017 Irish Society of Human Genetics conference to be held at Croke Park, Dublin on Friday, 15th September.  
The deadline for abstracts has now passed. Any queries regarding late submissions should be directed to ISHG_Secretary@rcsi.ie
Early Bird ISHG Membership + Registration
I am also delighted to announce our plenary speakers for the conference; Agnar Helgesson from DeCode, Iceland and David Keegan of the Mater University Hospital, Dublin.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks and best wishesk,

Gianpiero Cavalleri

Secretary, ISHG

Identifying Genes for Mendelian Traits using Next Generation Sequence Data

September 18-22, 2017
MaxDelbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine
Berlin ,Germany

The Identifying Genes for Mendelian Traits using Next Generation Sequence Data Course will be held at the MDC inBerlin from September 18-22, 2017. The goal of the course is to teach the course participants both theory and application of methods to identify pathogenic variants/genes for Mendelian diseases/traits using filtering methods, homozygosity mapping and linkage analysis.
Emphasis in this course is on strategies for gene mapping and variant/gene identification for Mendelian Traits. It will include theory as well as practical exercises. The exercises will be carried out using a variety of computer programs (e.g. Gemini, GeneHunter, GERP, Homozygosity Mapper, Integrative Genome Viewer, MERLIN, PhlyoP, Polyphen, SEQLinkage, Variant Mendelian Tools,).  Topics which will be covered at the course include: study design; linkage analysis and homozygosity mapping using genotype array and next generation sequence data (exome and whole genome), haplotype reconstruction, evaluating pedigree informativeness and power to detect linkage, vcf file annotation; generation of NGS data; identification of causal variants using filter approaches, variant annotation, evaluation of deleterious effects of variants and their functionality. The organizers and instructors for the course are  Suzanne Leal (Baylor College of Medicine) and  Michael Nothnagel (University ofCologne).

Application Deadline June 12st, 2017
For a schedule, application form and additional information please visit the course webpage.