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benefits of isong membership for students 


Contact Mallory Perry, Student Representative to the board if you have any questions or need more information about Student Membership in ISONG

Student Membership Benefits Include:

  • Opportunities for continuing education, mentoring, professional development and networking with genetic nursing colleagues from around the world 
  • Reduce membership fee 
  • Access to late-breaking genetics research, educational programs, job opportunities, and research grant applications
  • Support for students at all levels to engage in genomic topics across disciplines  
  • Patient education tools, teaching resources, and webinars
  • Opportunity to communicate with members through the Forum
  • 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
  • Educational webinars 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


The ISONG Student Correspondents Program

The International Society of Nurses in Genetics is excited to announce the creation of the ISONG Student Correspondents Program! This unique program aims to engage our student membership in the science of genetics and the collegiality of nurses in genetics, as well as to demonstrate the importance of social media presence at the ISONG Annual Congress. The aims of the correspondents program are to provide students with the necessary tools to engage national/ international nurse scientists and to highlight the works of nurse scientists via social media platforms and other web-based applications. This program will positively benefit students interested in nursing and genetics by providing educational initiatives and opportunities that will allow students to hone their scientific writing skills and communication skills. In addition to fostering the personal growth of students, this program utilizes social media to also directly benefit ISONG by facilitating membership engagement, increasing overall awareness of nurses in genetics, and promoting the mission of ISONG. The 2019 Congress theme is “Transforming Health Through Genomic Nursing.” Increased awareness and engagement of the groundbreaking work of our members is pivotal. We hope you will consider joining us!

Selected students will be given:

  • Complimentary registration to the 2019 ISONG Congress in San Antonio, Texas* (Nov. 7-10):
  • Pre- and post- congress support regarding social media presence and its importance in the ever-changing climate of science and innovation
  • Opportunity to provide live coverage of congress events, including interviews of experts, via social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook)
  • Networking opportunities among other student members, as well as ISONG Boardmembers

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student status at the time of application (Associates, Bachelors, Masters and/or Doctorate level students are all welcome to apply)
  •  Active ISONG Student Membership**
  • 300-word personal statement addressing the following:
  • Goals the student wishes to achieve as a selected ISONG correspondent
  • Interest in genetics and its application to either education, research or clinical practice
  •  Long term goals (i.e. after 2019 Congress is finished)

*Though registration fees will be waived, the student is still responsible for costs related to travel and lodging in San Antonio, TX. Students are encouraged to reach out to their school officials and/or advisers to learn about institutional travel awards, which may alleviate associated costs.

**Interested students, who are not yet ISONG members, are welcome to apply for membership prior to submitting the Correspondent’s application.

If interested, please apply via the application link below by August 17, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Decisions will be made by September 9, 2019.  Student Applications have closed for 2019.

Questions and/or Concerns? Feel free to email Stacy Dowell-Hines (ISONG Social Media Chair at or Mallory Perry (ISONG Student Representative at

Who are the members of ISONG? 

Any individual 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 Ann Conlin at if you have any questions.


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.

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