Welcome to the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics

The International Society of Psychiatric Genetics is a diverse global community committed to improving mental health by advancing and translating research in psychiatric genetics through collaboration, communication, and education.

Society Membership

The ISPG is a collaboration of physicians, researchers, geneticists, social workers, genetic counselors or any professionals with interest in the field of psychiatric genetics. Student membership is available for individuals who are either full-time graduate students, medical students, or in the first two years of a post-doctoral fellowship program in a field related to psychiatric genetics.


Interest Groups

 Interest groups are formed by members, for members and are focused on a specific shared interest. We currently have groups focused on genetic testing in clinical child and adolescent psychiatry, stigma reduction, LGBTQIA2S+ members, and genetic testing.






Committees are vital to the success of ISPG and a great way to get involved and help achieve the strategic goals of the society. Committees include the Early Career Investigator Program (ECIP) Committee, Education Committee, the Ethics, Position, and Public Policy Committee, the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Action (IDEA) Committee, the Membership Committee, and the WCPG Program Committee.

We are excited to invite you to participate in the 2023 World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics to be held in Montreal, Canada on 10-14 October 2023. ISPG's 2022 congress attracted over 800 researchers from 44 countries. This year's theme is "Putting People First in Psychiatric Genetics," and we hope to give attention to the importance of the people in our field - scientists, researchers, practitioners, and patients - while highlighting ISPG's strategic focus on diversity, inclusion, and equity through focusing on the personal aspect of our field as well as the scientific.


Registered Members:

Click Here to View the 2023 E-Poster Gallery

ISPG is excited to offer a new member benefit this year - Members' Meetup 2023. The event was created by members for members and will feature weekly sessions organized by our committees. These sessions are only available to current ISPG members and will be recorded and available on-demand.