Implementing Pharmacogenomics into Clinical Practice Certificate Program (2nd Edition)


Program Details

  • Intended Audience: Pharmacists interested in pharmacogenomics.
  • Universal Activity Number: 0012-0000-22-039-H01-P
  • Contact Hours: 26.0 hours of ACPE continuing education for pharmacists
  • Program Fees: $499.00
  • Dates Available: 10/21/2022 – 10/21/2025
  • Activity Type: Practice/Certificate Program
  • Program Support: No outside financial support was provided.
  • Format Type: This course is self-paced, fully online.
  • Time to Complete: All coursework must be completed within 16 weeks from the date of registration or before date of UAN expiration, 10/21/2025, whichever comes first. This course will no longer be eligible for CE credit after 10/21/2025.

Summary

The fully online, self-paced program is designed to equip the pharmacist with the knowledge necessary to implement pharmacogenomics into clinical practice in a variety of settings. Leading experts in the field of pharmacogenomics will provide educational content focusing on the following: background of pharmacogenomics, aspects of pharmacogenomic testing (laboratory considerations and interpretation of results), clinical implications of pharmacogenomics in multiple disease states including cardiology, oncology, pain management, and psychiatry, and adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Learners who complete the program and earn the certificate will be able to utilize pharmacogenomics resources, apply pharmacogenomics to clinical care, and implement pharmacogenomics in diverse clinical settings.


Program Overview

Module 1: Introduction to Pharmacogenomics

This content will provide the foundational knowledge needed to guide the learner through the certificate.

Module 2: Science of Pharmacogenomics

This module will define pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics and outline the benefits of genomic medicine. Content will focus specifically on pharmacogenomics of drug metabolism and drug transporters.

Module 3: Fundamentals of Clinical Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogenomic Testing

This module will define the CPIC guidelines and explain how they can be used by clinicians to make specific prescribing decisions for patient care when genetic information is available.  It will also review available evidence sources for pharmacogenomic recommendations and explain strategies for using the Pharmacogenomics Knowledgebase (PharmGKB) to assess the usefulness and practical applications of pharmacogenomic information in the clinical setting. Content will also review clinical laboratory and direct-to-consumer pharmacogenomic testing.

Module 4: Cardiology and Oncology

This module will discuss clinical implications of genetic variability in oncology pharmacotherapy and patient-specific, genetic, and other factors that inform drug therapy changes in oncology.  It will also summarize clinical implications of genetic variability on cardiovascular drug response and explain factors influencing the clinical implementation of genotyping to help guide cardiovascular drug therapy.

Module 5:  Pain Management, Psychiatry, and ADRs

This module will identify medications affected by multiple genes and summarize the clinical implications of genetic variability in pain management and psychiatry. Content will specifically focus on pain management, adverse drug reactions/hypersensitivity, and psychiatry pharmacogenetics.

Module 6: Clinical Implementation of Pharmacogenomics

This module will summarize how to develop a clinical pharmacogenomic service, manage testing and reimbursement for pharmacogenetic results, and design electronic and written documentation. Content will focus on clinical decision support, patient and provider education, and challenges and solutions for implementing pharmacogenomics in diverse practice settings.


Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the contribution of genetics to interindividual variability in drug metabolizing enzymes and predicting patient’s response to therapy.
  • Apply information from pharmacogenomic resources, databases, and guidelines to clinical practice and patient case scenarios.
  • Educate patients and providers in the utility and implications of pharmacogenomic testing and resulting information.
  • Utilize pharmacogenomic information to develop treatment recommendations in certain disease states including cardiovascular, cancer, and psychiatric conditions.
  • Create a plan to implement pharmacogenomic information and clinical decision support tools into electronic health records in various practice settings.

Program Faculty

Emily J Cicali
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Emily J Cicali Pharm.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Julio D Duarte
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Julio D Duarte Pharm.D., Ph.D., FAHA

Associate Professor
Caitrin W McDonough
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Caitrin W McDonough Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor
Cameron D Thomas

Cameron D Thomas

Pharmacist-Hrly
Larisa H Cavallari
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Larisa H Cavallari Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP

Professor And Debbie DeSantis Term Professor
Nathan D Seligson
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Nathan D Seligson Pharm.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Khoa Nguyen
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Khoa Nguyen Pharm.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Kelsey Cook
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Kelsey Cook Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Brian E Gawronski
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Brian E Gawronski

GRADUATE AST-T

D. Max Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacogenomics Specialist at MedStar Health
Assistant Professor at Georgetown University Medical Center

Amanda Elchynski, Pharm.D., BCPS

Pharmacogenomics Clinical Coordinator at Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Jamie Wilkey, Pharm.D.

Founder, PGx Consulting Confidence Academy
Chief Executive Officer, Arches Health, LLC

Disclosure Statement: None of our speakers, reviewers, or planning committee members have disclosed any relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.


Schedule of Activities and Requirements for Successful Course Completion

To successfully pass this course the participant must complete the following: 

  • View all recorded lectures
  • Complete all learning assessments 
  • Complete all case assignments
  • Complete the course evaluation

All program content must be submitted and the participant must achieve a passing score of 70% or more on all course assignments to receive continuing education credit and a certificate of completion. Pharmacists are given 16 weeks from the date of registration (or until UAN expiration) to complete the course.

The Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education can mail you a printed certificate of completion for an additional $25.00.  Contact us for more information.


Additional Resources

Please review the resources below before registering for the course.


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