About this event

  • Date and time Mon 29 Nov 2021 from 5:30pm to 6:35pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Medical Genetics

This webinar aims to explore the issues and management of risks related to endogamy and consanguinity and will highlight new advances in pre-natal screening protocols. Consanguineous marriage is still practiced by over 30% of the world's population and in some areas, the prevalence is as high as 60%. Advances in next-generation gene sequencing have led to a better understanding of pre-emptive carrier risk assessments and adult-onset disease risks.

Experts within the field aim to highlight the advances within the field and explain how they are important in helping to reduce the burden of diseases in these families and communities.

During this webinar you will:

  • Understand the definition of consanguinity and endogamy and the drivers. 

  • Know the current management of fetal risk for consanguineous couples. 

  • Increase awareness of recent advances in prenatal screening protocols. 

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining each webinar live and will be automatically issued after 7 days to those who watched the webinar live in its entirety. Those who watch the webinar on-demand will receive a CPD certificate 30 days after the webinar has gone live.  

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 


Webinar pricing available until 29 November 2021.


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£0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Non Healthcare Professional Trainee Student
£22.00 £17.00 £17.00 £17.00 £11.00


View the programme here

Welcome and introduction

Dr Anand Saggar, Clinical Genetic Specialist, International Gene Clinic

Consanguinity and endogamy: Evidence from Born in Bradford

Professor John Wright, Epidemiologist, Bradford Institute for Health Research

Residual risk for additional recessive diseases in consanguineous couples. Is there a role for additional screening?

Professor Fowzan Alkuraya, Center for Genomic Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Adult onset disease risk and consanguinity

Professor Alan Bittles, Emeritus Professor of Community Genetics, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

Panel discussion
Closing remarks and close of meeting



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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.  

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