The Medical Genetic group is a focus group functioning under the banner of the SASHG.

Its purpose is:

  • to advance and promote the science and practice of Medical Genetics
  • to bring together colleagues practicing in Medical Genetics
  • to facilitate education and training in Medical Genetics
  • to ensure high standards of training for professionals within Medical Genetics
  • to provide a cohesive voice on matters of policy influencing Medical Genetics
  • to advocate for appropriate resources for provision of service and care to patients with genetic disorders and birth defects
  • to engage in constructive dialogue with government and other politicians on genetics-related issues

Membership is open to all registered clinical genetics in South Africa who are also members of SASHG.