Dedicated to fostering the scientific and professional growth of nurses in human genetics and genomics worldwide.
The International Society of Nurses in Genetics, Inc. was incorporated in 1988 in the State of Maryland by a small group of genetic nurses. Today, ISONG is proud of their international membership of 350+ which continues to grow each and every year.
ISONG leadership is comprised of a Board of Directors, many Committees, and others who volunteer their time, talent and energy in order to achieve the goals of the ISONG membership.
ISONG hosts an annual 3-day World Congress every year for nurses in genomics worldwide, traditionally in the fall. During this exceptional program attendees will participate in presentations that support them in their quest to be leaders and innovators in the growing filed of genetic and genomic nursing science.
what we do
ISONG is an inclusive professional group serving the nursing profession and the public. Internationally, nurses are engaged in genetic and genomic healthcare at all levels of policy, education, research, and clinical practice. We welcome new perspectives and relish the opportunity to have new members join us in shaping the future.
The Goals of ISONG
What is a Genetics Nurse?
A genetics nurse is a licensed professional nurse with special education and training in genetics. Genetics nurses help people at risk for or affected by diseases with a genetic component achieve and maintain health. Many common diseases are now known to have a genetic component, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer's.
Genetics nurses perform risk assessment, analyze the genetic contribution to disease risk, and discuss the impact of risk on health care management for individuals and families. They also provide genetics education, provide nursing care to patients and families and conduct research in genetics.
WHAT IS A GENETICS NURSE? (PDF)
Nurses In Genetics Work With Patients And Their Families In Many Settings
Who Could Benefit From Genetics Nursing?
What Can Genetics Nurses Do For You?