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Meetings

The First South American Workshop on Genomics and Community Genetics 2005

Genetics and Population Health 2004

Community Genetics in Asia 2004

Bangalore 2002


Leeds 2000


First International Workshop on Consanguinity, Endogamy and Cultural Divesity

Leeds, 14 & 15 December, 2000

Local Organizers:
Mrs Gulshan Karbani
Professor Bob Mueller

Scientific Organizing Committee
Dr. A.K. Saggar-Malik
Professor Michael Patton
Professor Bob Mueller
Professor Alan Bittles

Principal Sponsor
The Birth Defects Foundation, U.K.

Supported by
Edith Cowan University, Australia.

PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 14 September 2000

09.45-10.00 hrs. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

Professor Alan Bittles, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

09.50-11.00 hrs. SESSION I. DETERMINANTS OF ENDOGAMY & CONSANGUINITY

Chair: Professor Alan Bittles, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

09.50 Social, Tribal & Cultural Anthropology of Endogamy & Consanguinity

Dr Alison Shaw, Brunel University, Uxbridge, U.K.

10.30 Demographics, Correlates & Future Projections

Dr Rafat Hussain, University of New England, Armidale, Australia

11.00-11.30 hrs. Coffee Break

11.30-12.30 hrs. SESSION II GENE POOLS OF ENDOGAMOUS/CONSANGUINEOUS ETHNIC COMMUNITIES

Chair: Professor Michael Patton, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, U.K.

11.30 Community Genetics in an Endogamous Jewish Population

Dr Ian Ellis, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, U.K.

12.00 The Irish Traveller Community

Dr David Croke, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland

12.30-13.30 hrs. Lunch.

13.30-15.00 hrs. SESSION IIIa CLINICAL OUTCOMES OF ENDOGAMOUS & CONSANGUINEOUS MARRIAGES

Chair: Professor Bernadette Modell, Royal Free & University College Medical School, London, U.K.

13.30 What the Bradford Pakistani Population Can Teach Us

Professor Bob Mueller, University of Leeds, U.K.

14.00 Eye Disease in the Indian sub-Continent

Dr Stella Hornby, The Radcliffe Infirnary, Oxford, U.K.

14.30 Clinical Outcomes of Consanguineous Marriages in Turkey

Professor Ergul Tuncbilek, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

15.00-15.30 hrs. Tea Break

15.30-17.30 hrs. SESSION IIIb CLINICAL OUTCOMES OF ENDOGAMOUS & CONSANGUINEOUS MARRIAGES

Chair: Professor Ian Young, City Hospital, Nottingham, U.K.

15.30 Immunogenetics and Disease in Ethnic Communities of Manchester

Dr Malcolm Taylor, St. Mary's Hospital, Manchester, U.K.

16.00 Haemoglobinopathies and Genetic Disease in Oman

Professor Michael Patton, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, U.K.

16.30 Trends in First Cousin Marriages among Israeli Arabs, 1949-1995

Dr Guy Kenan, Central Bureau of Statistics, Jerusalem, Israel

17.00 Free Discussion

19.30 hrs. Workshop Dinner.

 

FRIDAY 15 September 2000

09.00-11.00 hrs. SESSION IV IMPLICATIONS OF ENDOGAMOUS & CONSANGUINEOUS MARRIAGE

Chair: Dr Ala'din Alwan, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

09.00 The Global Perspective

Professor Alan Bittles, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

09.30 The UK Perspective

Professor Waqar Ahmad, University of Leeds, U.K.

10.00 Emerging Issues in the USA

Ms. Robin Bennett, University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

10.30-11.00 hrs. Coffee Break

11.00-12.30 hrs. SESSION Va GENETIC COUNSELLING FOR ENDOGAMOUS & CONSANGUINEOUS COMMUNITIES

Chair: Professor Waqar Ahmad, University of Leeds, U.K.

11.00 Should Cousins Marry?

Professor John Edwards, University of Oxford, U.K.

11.30 Birth Defects in Consanguineous Communities

Professor Ian Young, City Hospital, Nottingham, U.K.

12.30 Access to Genetic Services by Ethnic Communities in the UK

Dr Aamra Darr, Bingley, U.K.

12.30-13.30 hrs. Lunch.

13.30-15.30 hrs. SESSION Vb GENETIC COUNSELLING FOR ENDOGAMOUS & CONSANGUINEOUS COMMUNITIES

Chair: Dr Angus Clarke, University College of Medicine Cardiff, U.K.

13.30 Attitudes to Consanguineous Marriages in the Middle East

Mr Jon Pederson, Fafo, Oslo, Norway

14.00 Community Genetics

Professor Bernadette Modell, Royal Free & University College Medical School, London, U.K.

14.30-15.30 hrs SUMMING UP AND GENERAL DISCUSSION

Chair: Professor Alan Bittles, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

15.30 hrs.

MEETING CLOSE

 

           
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