NephGen Webmaster Series 22 Sep - 30 Oct 2021

Why a Webmaster series on the subject of Nephrogenetics ?

More and more human maladies are recognized to have a genetic component. A British survey which included more than one million consecutive births, showed that the frequency of individuals younger than 25 years of age who develop a disease with an important genetic component was 5.3%.Estimates of genetic disorders in India are an astounding 70 million. Approximately  64 out of every 1000 live births are likely to develop a disease with a significant  genetic component. This results from a multitude of factors. India encompasses 17% of worlds population with extensive ethnic diversity and  comprises of multiple endogamous groups. These communities widely practise consanguinous marriage traditions which leads to accumulation of rare deleterious variants.


The molecular genetic approach has become a very strong tool in the armamentarium of modern science especially with development and accessibility of  whole-genome sequencing (WGS) or whole-exome sequencing (WES).The field  of medical genetics is   revolutionalizing the clinical practice and helping to  realize the long-sought goal for personalized or precision medicine. Hence the knowledge of elementary genomics and genetics as applied to the human medical genetics field is becoming indispensable for the current and next generation of medical clinicians and other medical practitioners


Nephrogenetic disorders /Genetic Renal diseases have a heterogenous phenotype, often presenting as multi-organ disorders. With the emergence of newer technologies, rapid increase in knowledge and reduced cost of genomic testing, we can not only identify well known conditions, but also rare previously undiagnosed disorders. Correct diagnosis leads to specific investigation and optimisation of clinical care. Awareness of the genetic basis in renal diseases have paved the way to develop targeted therapies. Therefore, we now need a co-ordinated team approach linking patients, clinicians, and scientists. This may have significant health economic benefits to the family and community at large. But despite overcoming many diagnostic obstacles, genomic studies does not always resolve specific dilemmas of genetic renal disease due to technological limitations, and incomplete knowledge.

The NephGen Master Series is an initiative to highlight the original and intriguing journey from Renotype to Genotype. Faculty from multiple specialities like Nephrology, Genetics, Immunology will come together to decipher this ever-growing branch, highlighting the co-ordinated team approach. The “case based” bi-weekly format promises to keep it interesting while offering recent advances and its practical office based application for the entire spectrum of Genetic renal diseases.

Honorable Dr Minnie Bodhanwala
CEO, Wadia group of Hospitals

Dr. Alpana Ohri

Incharge Pediatrics Nephrology,

Associate Professor. Pediatrics,

Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospitals For Children.


NephGen 2021 conference brochure for Wadia Hospital

NephGen 2021 Upcoming Webinar Flyer

Date 22 Sep 2021
Start Time 06:00 Pm
End Time 08:00 Pm
Location Mumbai