Standing Orders: Award of the “GfH
– Medal of Honor”
The aim of awarding the “GfH-Medal of Honor”
is to recognize an individual for their significant
contributions to the field of human genetics. The German
Society of Human Genetics will organize a ceremony at
the annual GfH conference for this purpose. This tribute
is meant to be a recurring highlight of the annual GfH
meeting to honor the recipient by conferring on them
the “GfH – Medal of Honor”. Recipients
of the “GfH – Medal of Honor” will
become honorary members of the German Society of Human
Mode of nomination and election
All members of the German Society of Human Genetics
are invited to nominate a candidate for award of the
“GfH-Medal of Honor”. Significant scientific
contributions to the field of human genetics, and an
outstanding personality should be selection criteria.
Proposals must be submitted to the GfH Council. A written
statement highlighting the nominee’s scientific
contributions and the reasons this individual should
receive the honor should accompany the proposal.
The GfH Council will elect the person to be honored
by a majority vote.
This decision will be presented to the GfH General
Meeting for approval. After approval by the General
Meeting, the acceptance of the person to be honored
Because prior approval of the Council proposal by the
General Meeting is required, the “GfH - Medal
of Honor” will be awarded at the subsequent annual
meeting of the Society.
The person to be honored will be invited by the GfH
chairman. Acceptance of the award, location, time, and
setting of the ceremonial act will be announced by the
Council. The organizer of the General Meeting must arrange
the stay of the person to be honored.
GfH-Medal of Honor
The “GfH - Medal of Honor” is produced by
order of the GfH at their expense, and is stamped with
the annual date and the name of the laureate. The medal
will be presented by the GfH chairman at the tribute.
Exclusion of legal actions
Legal actions against the decision of the Council are
Prearrangement and postprocessing
within the scope of public relations
The Council, together with the chairman of the conference
and the GfH office, should make efforts to adequately
incorporate the award into the public relations of the
GfH (information exchange between the chairman of the
conference and the GfH executive board, public relations
while the conference takes place, invitation of photographs
and journalists, preparation of press reports, etc.).
Standing orders compiled the 23rd of June 2003
Approved by the GfH General Meeting the 2nd of October
Signed by Prof. Dr. C.R. Bartram
Prof. Dr. G. Gillessen-Kaesbach
top of the page