22q11.2 Society

The 22q11.2 Society

Who we are: We are a group of researchers and physicians who specialize in conditions related to the deletion and/or duplication in the chromosomal region 22q11.2 and their underlying biology.

Mission: To promote both basic science and clinical interdisciplinary research into the biology of the 22q11.2 region, and the diagnosis, prognosis and management of related disorders. A subsidiary goal will be to exploit the knowledge so gained for the benefit of populations of individuals with more common conditions. Read More

Vision: To be the international leader in promoting research related to the chromosome 22q11.2 region.

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The 22q11.2 Society is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation Registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

If you wish to be involved in the administration of the 22q11.2 Society or would like details of the constitution/governing document please contact us.


Pete Scambler

Deputy Chair
Sixto Garcia-Minaur

Ann Swillen

Donna McDonald-McGinn

Damian Heine Suñer


Anne Bassett (Trustee)

Bernice Morrow

Bruno Marino

Nicole Philip

Jacob Vorstman

Website Editor

Joanne Loo

Latest News

  • Professor Ann Swillen receives the Angelo DiGeorge Medal
    L to R: Donna McDonald-McGinn, Ann Swillen, Anne Bassett, and Peter ScamblerCongratulations to Professor Ann Swillen, who received the 2016 Angelo DiGeorge Memorial Medal of Honor. She received the award during the The 10th Biennial International 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Meeting in Sirmione, Italy. The Angelo DiGeorge medal recognizes an outstanding contribution to our understanding and/or treatment of the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, and was inaugurated in 2010 to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Angelo DiGeorge. Prospective recipients may be: (1) Basic scientists working on the molecular, cellular, or developmental basis of the condition, (2) Clinical scientists working on diagnosis and treatment of any aspect of the syndrome, (3) Allied health professionals, educators or welfare workers who make major contributions to the wellbeing of patients and families affected, (4) Exceptionally, organizations who fund or facilitate the above activities. Congratulations again to Prof. Swillen!

  • Charitable Status for 22q11.2 Society
    Charity CommissionOn the 7th March, the 22q11.2 Society was accepted as a charitable incorporated organisation onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1165896. This is an important milestone in establishing the pedigree of the 22q11.2 Society.

  • 10th Biennial International 22q11.2 Conference, 20th - 24th July 2016

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  • Disclaimer: Please note the 22q11.2 society is primarily an academic organization and not a forum providing discussion or individual advice concerning care.