Asia Pacific Society of Human Genetics (APSHG)

Asia Pacific Society of Human Genetics
Conditions of Membership (as per Constitution of the Society)

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.

    Part I Member's Particulars

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    Part IIa Member's Office Address

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    Part IIb Member's Home Address

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    Part IIc Member's Contacts

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    Part III Member’s Affiliation and Interest

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    Part IV Membership Fees

    In Singapore currency: Regular/Junior membership (Biennial Fees): $40 Life-time membership: $250 Corporate membership: $1,200 or In US currency: Regular/Junior membership (Biennial Fees): US$35 Life-time membership: US$200 Corporate membership: US$1,000
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    Payment mode

    1. Cash payments may be made in Singapore or US currencies. This is only possible if you can pass the payment directly to the honorary treasurer. 2. Cheque payment: only cheques issued by Singapore banks paid in Singapore dollars are acceptable. Payee: Asia-Pacific Society of Human Genetics. Mailing address for cheques: Dr Law Hai Yang, Genetics Service, KK Women's & Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229899. 3. For overseas applicants please use PayPal to pay for membership in Singapore currency. PayPal account: law.hai.yang@kkh.com.sg. 4. Payment by PayPal will incur a service charge if you live in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, India, Indonesia and Taiwan. So payment for Biennial membership will then be $42.50, and for Life-time member $261.00, if you are in the above countries to cover the service charges. 5. If you don’t have a PayPal account, please select Payment mode: "Please send me a PayPal invoice....". An invoice will be sent to you and you can follow the instruction to make payment by credit card. 6. Please contact the Honorary Treasurer (law.hai.yang@kkh.com.sg) if you prefer to use other modes of payment (Bank draft or telegraphic transfer). 7. Receipts will be sent by email only after the membership amount has been successfully transferred and banked.
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    Part V Present membership of other professional societies

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    Additional Questions

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