The Asia Pacific Society of Human Genetics is a non-profit organization, founded in 2006, comprising persons involved or interested in the study of human genetics in the Asia-Pacific region. Its main objectives are to promote research in basic and applied human and medical genetics and to facilitate contact between all persons who share these aims. The Society will encourage and integrate research and professional and public education in all areas of human genetics. It also aims to provide a forum for all the above activities, and to organize and participate in scientific meetings, congresses and symposia and to do all such other things as may, in the opinion of the Board, increase or spread knowledge and standing of human and medical genetics.
The Society is officially registered in Singapore and its business address is 100 Bukit Timah Road, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore 229899. APSHG is also affiliated to the International Federation of Human Genetics Societies (IFHGS), 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3998, USA.
Membership to the Society is open to those with an active interest in the study of human genetics, including basic, applied and medical genetics.
Categories of Membership
Regular. Open to persons involved or interested in the study of human genetics in the Asia-Pacific region with fully paid membership dues. Regular members have voting rights.
Junior. Open to persons under 30 years of age who are registered full-time students or trainees with fully paid membership dues. Junior members have no voting rights.
Life. Open to Regular members who have paid life membership dues. Life members have voting rights.
Senior. Open to members who have retired from full time employment. These persons should have been Regular Members and have paid annual membership dues for 5 years in total before being qualifying for Senior membership. They will then be entitled to the privilege of Regular members without fee. Senior members have voting rights.
Corporate. Upon recommendation of the Board, the Society may elect organizations that support the aims of the Society to Corporate membership. Each corporate member shall be entitled to nominate not more than two representatives to the Society and these nominees are subject to the approval of the Board. The Corporate members are not eligible to hold office or be members of the Board or to vote. Corporate members cannot use the name or logo of the Society for the purpose of advertisement or for any commercial or non-professional purposes. Corporate members shall seek in writing the written approval of the Board for use of the name or logo of the Society for any professional, education, or other matters. Corporate nominees are subject to similar restrictions imposed on the Corporate members.