Membership

Objectives and activities

Benefits of membership

Membership fees

Membership application

Direct debit procedure

 

Our objectives and activities

  • The German Society of Human Genetics (GfH) is a German-wide scientific association of medical specialists and basic researchers in the field of human genetics
  • Principal objectives of the society include the promotion of research, education and practice in all areas of human genetics. This is achieved by the organization of scientific conferences to share research findings, by promoting educational programs for young geneticists or professionals of related fields of activity, and by committees. In addition, the Society will encourage and integrate the various scientific and clinical specialty areas of human genetics
  • Development of guidelines and statutes to establish standardised quality assessment policy
  • Public relation
  • Representation of geneticists in scientific, political, and legal/ethical committees
  • Assistance in the realization of new concepts of professional training for the medical specialist in human genetics in collaboration with the Berufsverband Deutscher Humangenetiker e.V. (BVDH)
  • To guarantee a qualified education of scientists in the field of clinical genetics by the certification as clinical specialist for human genetics
  • Assistance in the reformation of educational programs for medical students
  • To offer German-wide external quality assessment schemes in molecular genetics and cytogenetics in collaboration with the BVDH
  • Close collaboration with European and International Societies for Human Genetics
  • Encouragement of patients needs and concerns and close collaboration with support groups of patients with genetic diseases
  • Cooperation in the development of online data bases of rare diseases and quality assurance programs in human genetics
  • The German Society of Human Genetics (GfH) is co-editor of the journal medizinischegenetik, which serves as a communication forum for human geneticists in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

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Benefits of membership

  • Reduced registration fees to participate in national and international conferences on human genetics
  • Reduced registration fee for academic courses of Akademie Humangenetik
  • Free subscription to the journal medizinischegenetik 4 times /year
  • Access to the "Directory of Members"
  • Reduced registration fees for double-membership of GfH and ESHG

Regular membership

Any person who is interested in supporting the objectives and activities of the GfH is eligible for membership in the Society. Members may be elected, and vote on Society matters.

Sustaining membership

Individuals or legal entities (organizations) that support the objectives and activities of the Society may become sustaining member. They are entitled to all membership rights and benefits except to hold elected positions and to vote.

Annual fees

Membership fees starting from 1st Jan 2009

GfH members in leading position
 190,00 €
regular fee
GfH members without leading position
 115,00 €
regular fee
 95,00 €
reduced fee, in case of concomitant membership of the Berufsverband Deutscher Humangenetiker e.V. (BVDH)
Reduced fees
 80,00 €
seniors
 80,00 €
employed students
 80,00 €
reduced fee in case of social hardship
 40,00 €
students without employment

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Membership application

If you wish to become a member of the German Society of Human Genetics (GfH) please fill in the application form and send it via mail to the GfH-office (Inselkammerstraße 5, 82008 München-Unterhaching).

Direct debit procedure

Since 17th of October 2013 it is possible to pay membership fees at GfH via SEPA Direct Debit Collection Procedure. Direct debit authorization (attached to application form) must be returned via mail to the GfH office (Inselkammerstraße 5, 82008 München-Unterhaching). The SEPA direct debit is only possible with original signature, therefore copy and fax are not sufficient.

 

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