Types of Membership
The members of the Hong Kong Society of Medical Genetics are divided into:
Honorary Life Member
Any distinguished person who has rendered notable service to the Society or the advancement of medical genetics in Hong Kong. On the recommendation of the Council, they shall be elected by the majority vote at a general meeting. Honorary Life Members shall enjoy all the privileges of ordinary members.
Any medical practitioner, scientist, or technologist who has shown a continuous interest in clinical genetics for at least three years as evidenced by publications, teaching or attendance at conferences discussing medical genetic subjects, and is engaged in work related to medical genetics. The applicant shall be proposed and seconded by two Ordinary Members with final approval by the council. Ordinary Members are eligible for holding office and casting votes at meetings.
Associate and Associate (Overseas) Members
Any medical practitioner, scientist or technologist who is interested in medical genetics but is not otherwise qualified to be an Ordinary Member. Each Associate Member is required to take an active part in the affairs of the Society by regular attendance to its scientific meetings and by assisting to promote the objectives of the Society. The applicant shall be recommended by two ordinary members of the Society. Such members shall enjoy all the privileges of the Society except the power of holding office and voting.
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