Pharmacogenomics in Practice: Act Now

Pharmacogenomics in Practice: Act Now
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Pharmacogenomic testing (PGT) can optimize and individualize medication therapy to each patient, removing the one-size-fits-all approach of current practice. The ability to predict patient responses to medications via genetic testing has the potential to decrease adverse side effects, reducing costs to both the patient and health care system. Occurrence of fewer side effects improves compliance, which leads to improved patient outcomes and overall provider and patient satisfaction.

Join us to hear from two experts on PGT and explore this important topic.

Purpose

Pharmacogenomic testing can help make a difference for patients and improve health outcomes. This conference will explore pharmacogenomics, examining current use and barriers, evidence-based guidelines, resources and more.

Designed For

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, fellows, residents, students and other interested health care professionals

Provided By

Creighton University College of Nursing
Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Creighton University Office of Continuing Education

Objectives

  • Define pharmacogenomics and discuss clinical significance
  • Identify key features of pharmacogenomics as it relates to clinical validity and utility
  • Examine current use and barriers of pharmacogenomic testing
  • Interpret ethical and legal implications for clinical use
  • Synthesize evidence-based guidelines and resources for use in the clinical setting

Speakers

Trina Walker, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Dr. Trina Walker is assistant professor for the College of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Doctoral Program at Creighton University. Dr. Walker has been extensively involved with developing pharmacogenomics content for prescribing professionals since the inception of her doctoral education at Creighton University nearly eight years ago. Her research trajectory includes incorporation of pharmacogenomics into clinical practice, as well as integration of genetics/genomics into undergraduate and graduate curricula.

Somnath Singh, BPharm, MPharm, PhD
Dr. Somnath Singh is professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Director for Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy Sciences Department, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University. Dr. Singh has been teaching Pharmacogenomics in Disease Management course to Pharm D students since 2004. This course provides the basics of pharmacogenomics principles essential for understanding and applying it in medication therapy management. Specific examples of drugs are used for which FDA recommends pharmacogenomic testing and profiling.

Planning Committee
Trina Walker, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Somnath Singh, BPharm, MPharm, PhD
Michael Schooff, MD, FAAFP
Chris Destache, PharmD
Colin Dworak, MBA


Education Credits

Category 1
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurses CE
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 1.5 contact hours for nurses.  Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacy
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE).  Pharmacogenomics in Practice: Act Now is accredited for 1.5 hour(s) for completion of all CE Sessions on July 6, 2021.  Pharmacogenomics in Practice: Act Now is a knowledge-based activity.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) 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.

Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All faculty participating in this activity are expected to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest or other relationship he/she has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation.

Registration

Remote video conferencing registration fee: $25

Online
Omaha, NE 68178
United States
402-280-1830