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The International Federation of Human Genetics Societies (IFHGS) was founde
1996 to provide a structure to facilitate communication throughout the internati
community of human geneticists. The IFHGS serves its constituent members, hu
genetics societies around the world, by providing a platform to share inform
about research, education and clinical services in an interactive way. IFHGS has t
levels of membership: Full, Corresponding and Affiliate. The multinational full me
societies are:
African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG)
American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
Asia-Pacific Society of Human Genetics (APSHG)
East Asian Union of Human Genetics Societies (EAUHGS)
European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG)
Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA)
Latin American Network of Human Genetics Societies (RELAGH)
Representatives of Full Member societies comprise the Executive Committee. F
list of all members or for information on becoming a member, visit the IFHGS
site at
IFHGS Presidents
1996: Ségolène Aymé, INSERM, Paris, France
1999: Uta Francke, Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA
2002: Eric Haan, IMVS, Adelaide, Australia
2005: Jose-Maria Cantu Garza, UIBO-IMSS, Guadalajara, Mexico
2008: Yoichi Matsubara, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
2011: Stephen Lam, Hong Kong (
term begins at the conclusion of the 12
IFHGS Executive Committee
AfSHG: Charles Rotimi, Raj Ramesar
ASHG: Lynn Jorde, Judith Allanson
APSHG: Carmencita Padilla, Stephen Lam
EAUHGS: Jin-Sung Lee, Han-Wook Yoo
ESHG: Jörg Schmidtke, Milan Macek
HGSA: Julie McGaughran, Anne Turner
RELAGH: Augusto Rojas-Martinez, Aida Falcon de Vargas
IFHGS Administrative Office
c/o Vienna Medical Academy, Alserstrasse 4, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43-1-405-13-83-22
Fax: +43-1-407-13-82-74