Pharmacogenomics in Clinical Practice

June 14, 2022

The main focus of the session will be to review the science behind PGx, and then share two different examples of pharmacist-driven PGx programs and the role of the pharmacist on the team of specialists.

Session Outline

  • 6:00pm: Welcome and Introductions
  • 6:05pm-6:40pm: Pharmacogenomics (PGx): Science Driving Implementation
    • Philip E. Empey, PharmD, PhD, Director, Pharmacogenomics Center of Excellence; Associate Director of Pharmacogenomics, Institute for Precision Medicine; and Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy
  • 6:40pm-7:10pm: Clinical Application of PGx in the Hospital Setting
    • James C. Coons, PharmD, FCCP, FACC, BCCP

Clinical Pharmacist, Cardiology, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital; PGY2 Cardiology Residency Director; and Professor, School of Pharmacy

  • 7:10pm-7:40pm: Clinical Application of PGx in Primary Care
    • Lucas A. Berenbrok, PharmD, MS, BCACP, TTS, Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy
  • 7:45pm-7:55pm: Final Q&A with Speakers
  • 7:55pm: Session Wrap-Up/Claim CE

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Learning Objectives

Pharmacogenomics (PGx): Science Driving Implementation

  1. Describe why PGx is a leading use case for precision medicine and the role of pharmacists.
  2. Identify pharmacogenomic resources that provide actionable information regarding how genetic variation in a large number of proteins, including drug transporters, drug metabolizing enzymes impacts drug response.
  3. Discuss the current pharmacogenomic reimbursement landscape.

Clinical Applications of PGx in the Hospital Setting

  1. Describe an example of clinical PGx implementation program in the acute care setting.
  2. Explain the role of a pharmacist in a hospital-based PGx implementation program.
  3. Highlight the impact of an inpatient PGx program on patient outcomes.


Clinical Applications of PGx in Primary Care

  1. Describe an example clinical PGx service in primary care.
  2. Explain the role of pharmacists in outpatient PGx services.
  3. Highlight how preemptive and reactive PGx testing can impact patient outcomes.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
04/12/2022
Course expires: 
07/14/2022
Event starts: 
06/14/2022 - 6:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/14/2022 - 8:30pm EDT

The main focus of the session will be to review the science behind PGx, and then share two different examples of pharmacist-driven PGx programs and the role of the pharmacist on the team of specialists.

Session Outline

  • 6:00pm: Welcome and Introductions
  • 6:05pm-6:40pm: Pharmacogenomics (PGx): Science Driving Implementation
    • Philip E. Empey, PharmD, PhD, Director, Pharmacogenomics Center of Excellence; Associate Director of Pharmacogenomics, Institute for Precision Medicine; and Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy
  • 6:40pm-7:10pm: Clinical Application of PGx in the Hospital Setting
    • James C. Coons, PharmD, FCCP, FACC, BCCP

Clinical Pharmacist, Cardiology, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital; PGY2 Cardiology Residency Director; and Professor, School of Pharmacy

  • 7:10pm-7:40pm: Clinical Application of PGx in Primary Care
    • Lucas A. Berenbrok, PharmD, MS, BCACP, TTS, Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy
  • 7:45pm-7:55pm: Final Q&A with Speakers
  • 7:55pm: Session Wrap-Up/Claim CE
Zoom Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Philip E. Empey, PharmD, PhD, Director, Pharmacogenomics Center of Excellence; Associate Director of Pharmacogenomics, Institute for Precision Medicine; and Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy

James C. Coons, PharmD, FCCP, FACC, BCCP, Clinical Pharmacist, Cardiology, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital; PGY2 Cardiology Residency Director; and Professor, School of Pharmacy

Lucas A. Berenbrok, PharmD, MS, BCACP, TTS, Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy

 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Pharmacy (ACPE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Pharmacy Education activity is 2.0 contact hours.

JA4008223-0000-22-035-L04-P

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 2.00 Attendance
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