Finnish Society of Medical Genetics

The Finnish Society of Medical Genetics (SLGY) was founded in 1976. It is a registered association (a non-profit organisation), with its own statutes. The association has an executive committee (board), which acts as a statutory representative of the association, takes care of its finances and is responsible for its operations.

The society has approximately 100-200 members. The members include clinical geneticists and other clinicians, clinical laboratory geneticists, genetic nurses, researchers and students. The society also has honorary members from Finland and other countries.

The purposes of the society are to promote and develop medical genetics in Finland and to function as a forum for the people interested in this field. For these purposes, the society organizes meetings and training sessions and creates and maintains connections with Finnish and international organizations.

The Finnish Society of Medical Genetics represents Finland among the European National Human Genetics Societies.