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of Nurses in Genetics

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benefits of isong membership

ISONG offers members opportunities for education, leadership, exchange and socialization.  Members receive the latest references on genetics including educational programs, job opportunities, e communications, membership directory, book discounts, program information and a discounted registration fee for the annual ISONG meeting and educational webinars. Also, ISONG members are eligible to apply for the annual research grant awards.


Membership Benefits Include:

  • Opportunities for continuing education, mentoring, professional develpment and networking with genetic nursing colleagues from around the world
  • Access to late-breaking genetics research, educational programs, job opportunities, and research grant applications
  • Patient education tools, teaching resources, and webinars
  • Access to members-only portal: opportunities for collaboration and member directory and profiles
  • Reduced registration fee for the annual ISONG World Congress on Nursing and Genomics
  • Incredible leadership opportunities including positions on the board of directors and committees and frequent collaborations with global professional, regulatory, policy, and government organizations
  • Support for (nursing) students at all levels across disciplines to engage in genomic topics

  • Educational webinars are offered at a reduced rate with continuing education credits, the ease of programming at your convenience, and evidence for appraisals

  • Eligibility to apply for ISONG awards and grants

Who are the members of ISONG? 

Any registered nurse who has an interest in genetics is welcome to become a member of ISONG. Our membership is diverse and reflects the broad needs of those who have genetic problems. 

Current members are: 

  • Case managers
  • Administrators
  • Coordinators of public and private programs
  • Educators in the field of nursing and/or genetics
  • Genetic counselors
  • Researchers 
  • (Nursing) Students 

Contact the ISONG Global Membership Committee or if you have any questions.

ISONG Global Mission

ISONG is a global genetics nursing organization and our mission is to include information and resources on relevant genetic work being conducted worldwide in various countries and geographic areas. 

As an ISONG member, you are encouraged to submit articles and any information concerning research being completed in your country. Please submit any articles and research text along with related links to the Global Membership Committee Co-chairs. 

Holding membership in a global organization, such as ISONG, enhances the quality and breadth of networking and sharing of genetics research, education, and best practices. Visit the applicable country/regional pages for more information about connecting with ISONG members in your area of interest and explore the types of genetics studies, research, and related groups available to ISONG members.

We invite you to learn more about the ISONG Global Membership Committee and to contact the committee chairs with any questions or ideas you may have.

ISONG International Members say it best

"Ini ndiri muboka re ISONG nekuti rine chinangwa chekusimudzira kurapwa zvakanaka kwevanhu vanowirwa nematenda ayo anoparadzirwa kubva kuvabereki kuenda kuvana."

(I participate in ISONG since it is an innovative society that aspires to improve healthcare outcomes for people inflicted by genetically triggered diseases.)

Simbarashe Kamba
Nursing/ Health Field Officer
Crown Agents Zimbabwe
Harare,  Zimbabwe

"ISONG προσφέρει μια μοναδική ευκαιρία σε νοσηλεύτριες και νοσηλευτές που ασχολούνται με τη γεννετική να συναντήσουν συναδέλφους από όλο τον κόσμο με τα ίδια ενδιαφέροντα, να μοιραστούν τις εμπειρίες τους, και να αναπτύξουν συνεργασίες για έρευνα. Ελπίζω να μας συναντήσετε! "

(ISONG offers a unique opportunity for nurses and nurses working in genetics to meet colleagues from around the world with the same interests, share their experiences, and develop collaborations for research. I hope you meet us!)

Maria C. Katapodi, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professorin Pflegewissenschaft, Medizinische Fakultät, Universität Basel
Associate Adjunct Professor,
University of Michigan School of Nursing
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow
Basel, Schweiz

Prof. Dr. Katapodi is working on the integration of cancer genetics in public health applications, specifically, in cancer prevention and control, and cancer surveillance in families that carry pathogenic variants that predispose to hereditary breast/ovarian and Lynch syndromes. Her research is focused on psychosocial issues, coping, communication and quality of life of mutation carriers and their close biological relatives. She has expertise in intervention development and testing in randomized trials. Finally, she has expertise in meta-analysis methodology. Her first meta-analysis examined the association between perceived breast cancer risk and screening behaviors, and the second one examined the effects of interventions targeting family caregivers of cancer patients.

"¡Vale la pena, ser miembro internacional de ISONG¡, es una gran oportunidad de trabajar en equipo para enfermería y por enfermería, en consonancia a las demandas de la sociedad y a los avances de la ciencia, ¡Únete a nosotros has parte de este equipo!"

(It's worth it, being an international member of ISONG! It's a great opportunity to work as a team for nursing and nursing, according to the demands of society and advances in science. this team!)
Vivian Fernanda Jiménez Ocampo, MSN
University of La Sabana, Candidate for Doctorate in Nursing
National University of Colombia
Assistant Professor at the University of La Sabana
Faculty of Nursing and Rehabilitation

"Creo que es importante colaborar en ISONG porque no hay enfermeras genéticas en México y al identificar este perfil de enfermeras en ISONG, creo que puedo contribuir con el conocimiento y formar redes de colaboración con otras enfermeras de diferentes universidades e institutos de investigación. Además, creo que la evolución tecnológica que "obliga" a la enfermera a tener un mayor conocimiento sobre los aspectos genéticos y moleculares y su correlación en la práctica clínica, donde actualmente lo estoy aplicando en fármacos monoclonales para el tratamiento del cáncer, también lo haría desea conocer la experiencia de las enfermeras en el extranjero en estas áreas y poder aplicarla en mi país."
(I think it is important to collaborate in ISONG because there are no genetic nurses in Mexico and in identifying this profile of nurses at ISONG I believe I can contribute with knowledge and form networks of collaboration with other nurses from different universities and research institutes. In addition, I believe that the technological evolution that "forces" the nurse to have a greater knowledge about genetic and molecular aspects and its correlation in clinical practice, where I am currently applying it in monoclonal drugs for the treatment of cancer, I would also like to know the experience of nurses abroad in these areas and be able to apply it in my country.")

Ana Lilia Fletes Rayas, RN, PhD
Human Genetics, Associate Professor, University of Guadalajara
Researcher, Cancerology Institute of Jalisco
Guadalajara, México

Developing Countries Membership Level 

ISONG is committed to diversity and inclusion and now members can experience the benefits of ISONG membership for a reduced rate with our Developing Countries membership level.

Click here  for more information and to join with our new Developing Countries Membership Level option.

 Member Countries

ISONG currently has members in the following countries:  

 Australia  Belgium  Brazil  Canada
 Columbia  England  India  Israel
 Italia  Japan  New Zealand  Saudi Arabia
 South Africa  South Korea  Switzerland  United Kingdom
 United States      

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