At the end of this activity, participants should be able to explain basic pharmacogenomic and pharmacogenetic concepts; explain how genetic variation in proteins, including drug transporters and drug metabolizing enzymes, affect drug metabolism and drug response; discuss the availability of evidence-based guidelines and utilize them for the selection of drug therapy; review the cost, cost-effectiveness and reimbursement by insurers relevant to pharmacogenomics tests and test interpretation for patients; and recall the process of acquiring genetic material, completing the necessary paperwork and interpreting the pharmacogenetic testing results.
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists.
Rebecca Tomich, Pharm.D., CGP, consultant director, In Touch Pharmaceuticals; and Joe Brown, B.S. Pharm., senior executive consultant, In Touch Pharmaceuticals, and president, JKB Solutions Inc.
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Continuing Education Credit
Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-15-009-H01-P; 1.0 contact hour; Initial Release Date: 1/5/16; Expiration Date: 1/5/19
Rebecca Tomich received an honorarium from Boehringer Ingelheim for serving as a speaker; however, she has agreed to present information in an unbiased manner. Joe Brown does not have any conflicts of interest, or financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to the activity.
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