Social Media Policy 2018-07-31T11:11:19+00:00

The ESHG supports the use of social media around its conferences and events in order to network with colleagues and friends attending the meeting. Please do however respect the ESHG social media guidelines, including the following:


  • Follow ESHG on Twitter (@eshgsociety) and use the meeting hashtag to follow the latest updates and join in the conversation about the conference.
  • Follow ESHG on Facebook at
  • You may blog or tweet about content of the talks, unless the speaker explicitly asks you not to share either the entire talk or specific details or slides.
  • Communicate in a respectful and considerate way, and show your criticism in a fair, constructive and professional manner.
  • Do remember that people who will read your postings or tweets are not necessarily genetic professionals, but also patients, policymakers, members of the media, and the general public.


  • The use of photography, video, or other type of recording devices in oral sessions (plenary, educational, concurrent sessions and symposia) and poster sessions at the ESHG conferences is strictly prohibited. Hence posting pictures or videos of these sessions on any social media platform, blogs, or websites, etc., is also strictly prohibited.
  • Do not capture or redistribute data presented at conferences as this may jeopardise the subsequent publication of the data in a scientific journal. Powerpoint presentations must not be photographed under any circumstances. Do respect journal embargo policies and the work of your colleagues!
  • Refrain from engaging in personal attacks or showing rude behaviour.
  • Offensive and disrespectful behaviour, sales-oriented, self-promoting, or otherwise inappropriate comments will not be tolerated.
  • Participants should not post copyrighted or trademarked material or material protected by other intellectual property rights.

The views and opinions posted on ESHG’s social media do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of the ESHG, its Board or membership. The ESHG reserves the right to remove comments it deems to be inappropriate.