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2015 Application/Renewal

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The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), founded in 1948, is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. The Society's nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses and others who have a special interest in the field of human genetics.


Membership Benefits


  • Reduced rates for Annual Meeting registration

    • Access to online webcasts of ASHG Annual Meeting sessions

    • Eligibility for ASHG Trainee/Travel Awards

  • Subscription to The American Journal of Human Genetics (AJHG)

    • No fee for articles published in AJHG

    • Reduced rates for Cell and other publications

  • Subscription to targeted e-mail alerts for the latest news and updates on topic areas of interest

  • Access to professional and career resources, networking opportunities, and educational programs

  • Representation in policy making, research advocacy and support

  • Access to the Members Only Web Portal



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Membership Types


Regular Membership is open to any applicant who is interested in research in human genetics or in issues pertaining to human genetics. Members may be elected to office, serve on committees, and vote on Society matters. One year membership is $190. Multi-year options include two years for $342, three years for $513, five years for $855, and ten years for $1710.

Regular Membership + ESHG is open to applicants who would like to join both ASHG and the European Society of Human Genetics. One year joint membership is $261.

Trainee Membership is open to undergraduate students and individuals completing various levels of post-baccalaureate training in human genetics or allied fields. No individual shall remain a Trainee Member for longer than five years without documentation of student, resident, or postdoctoral fellow status. One year membership ranges from $25-$70.

Spouse/Partner Membership is open to couples. Each person is a Regular Member but the couple receives only one Journal subscription. One year membership is $230.

Emeritus Membership is open to retired members that have been a Regular Member for at least five years. Emeritus members are entitled to all rights and benefits of regular membership, but are not required to pay a fee unless they choose to subscribe to the Journal.


Member Web Portal


With the ASHG Web Portal, members and meeting registrants will be able to easily and quickly:


  • Join/renew membership
  • Update address and contact information
  • Manage e-mail subscriptions
  • Register for upcoming meetings and retrieve receipts
  • Gain access to Annual Meeting session webcasts



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