• The Southern African Society for Human Genetics (SASHG) is a non-profit organisation for health care professionals involved and interested in human or medical genetics.

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ASGH 2016

American Society of Human Genetics Annual meeting

The ASHG Annual Meeting is the largest human genetics meeting and exposition in the world. This year’s meeting is taking place from 18-22 October 2016, in Vancouver, Canada. The meeting provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge science in all areas of human genetics. Find out more

RareX 2016 and ICORD

Rare Diseases Conference 2016 & 11th ICORD Annual Meeting

The purpose of this conference taking place from 19-22 October 2016 in Cape Town is to provide a global forum for all stakeholders within the rare diseases field to participate in open discussion, enhance models of best practice and share specialist knowledge. Find out more

SASHG 2017

17th Biennial Congress of the Southern African Society for Human Genetics

We are delighted to invite you to the 17th Biennial Congress of the Southern African Society for Human Genetics (SASHG 2017) 13-16th August at the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Find out more

Membership benefits


Access to annual SASHG member newsletter


News alerts about industry news, vacancies and training positions

Peer interaction

Interaction with peers in the field of human or medical genetics


Special rate to attend the SASHG Biennial Congress

The Society is open for membership to any person interested in the field of Human Genetics irrespective of that person’s specific discipline.  Thus medical practitioners, nursing practitioners, scientists, social workers en technologists are all welcome to be members. Because the Society does not want to limit itself to South Africa but is interested in developing Human Genetics in Southern Africa, membership is not limited geographically either.