Committees are among the most important facets of Society life and serve as important member engagement opportunities. Nominations for 2021-23 Committee Service closed on March 10 and appointments will be made in late summer.


Schematic of ASHG Committee Structure
ASHG’s Committee Structure, updated in 2020.

Click on the committee name below to view a committee summary and members.

Awards Committee

Showcases and promotes scientific excellence by recommending the recipients of the Society’s awards.

Career Development Committee

Recommends and carries out activities concerned with the training and career development of ASHG members.

Finance & Audit Committee

Helps to ensure prudent stewardship of the Society’s funds and drive ASHG’s long-term financial health and vision.

Government & Public Advocacy Committee

Proposes and reports on Society policy and advocacy priorities and activities.

Investment Committee

Generates investment policy recommendations, and manages and monitors investment activity.

Membership Engagement Committee

Tends, grows, and engages the ASHG member community.

Nominating Committee

Identifies and develops volunteer leadership to meet the needs of the Society’s vision, strategies, and programs.

Professional Practice & Social Implications Committee

Recommends and carries out activities that help advance genetics and genomics in ways that integrate and embed societal impacts within research goals and practices.

Program Committee

Develops the scientific content of the Annual Meeting and other meetings sponsored by the Society.

Public Education & Awareness Committee

Oversees programs and initiatives to inform, educate, and engage the general public and students.

Working Groups and Task Forces

Diversity & Inclusion Task Force

Engages with all committees around ASHG’s programming to address diversity and inclusion in the genetics and genomics research workforce and in research participation.

Online Programs & Professional Education Working Group

Builds year-round professional education programs to serve members.


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