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ACCP Report - August 2018

ACCP Academy Certificate Program Precision Medicine: Applied Pharmacogenomics

Precision Medicine: Applied Pharmacogenics

Register now, start September 15, and complete the program before Thanksgiving!

Combining live and self-study programming, this practice-based, 2-month-long, 20–contact hour (2.0 CEUs), ACPE-accredited course (UAN: 0217-0000-18-224-B04-P) in Precision Medicine: Applied Pharmacogenomics will enable clinical pharmacists to apply pharmacogenomics to practice. Participants will learn foundational content at their convenience using curated materials, guided exercises, and discussions. Face-to-face interaction with expert faculty during the Pharmacogenomics Workshop at the ACCP Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy in Seattle, Washington, on October 23, 2018, will enhance participants’ learning experiences and strengthen their confidence. Online access to select advanced topics, application exercises, and interactive video chats will facilitate participants’ command of contemporary and evidence-based pharmacogenomics. The program will provide direct interaction with faculty and peers as participants develop individual clinical implementation plans.

Registrants of the 2018 ACCP Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy are eligible for a 50% discount on the Precision Medicine: Applied Pharmacogenomics certificate program registration rate. The registration deadline is September 14, 2018. To take advantage of this discounted rate, participants must be registered for the Global Conference before enrolling in the certificate program. To register for the Global Conference, visit The standard rate for those not registered for the Global Conference entitles course registrants to attend the Pharmacogenomics Workshop on Tuesday, October 23, but does not provide access to other Global Conference programming.

To register for the Precision Medicine: Applied Pharmacogenomics certificate program, click on the appropriate rate in the table that follows.

  Standard Rate Discounted Rate for ACCP Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy Registrants
ACCP Members $495 $250
Nonmembers $795 $495

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic genetic concepts and nomenclature and how genetic variation contributes to interindividual variability in drug pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and adverse effects;
  • Recommend clinical pharmacogenomic testing, when appropriate, and interpret the results to guide optimal drug selection and dosing;
  • Use evidence-based guidelines and literature to formulate patient-specific medication recommendations on the basis of pharmacogenomic test results and other patient-specific factors, and communicate these recommendations to the health care team;
  • Educate patients and health care professionals about the principles of clinical pharmacogenomics, including the clinical utility, cost-effectiveness, reimbursement, and ethical, legal, and social implications of pharmacogenomic testing; and
  • Develop a clinical pharmacogenomics implementation plan, including an assessment of clinical informatics resources (e.g., clinical decision support tools), which can be applied at the institutional or system level.

Successful completion of the program will provide 20.0 contact hours (2.0 CEUs) of practice-based continuing pharmacy education (10 hours home study, 10 hours live) and a certificate suitable for framing. To achieve the stated program outcomes, the activity is designed to be completed in its entirety. No continuing education credit will be given for partial completion of the program. Program completion and participant information will be submitted online via CPE Monitor®.

Technical Requirements:

A computer with a high-speed Internet connection and audio is necessary. A webcam is preferred, but not required.

Program Faculty:
Christina L. Aquilante, Pharm.D.
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Colorado Denver
J. Kevin Hicks, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Personalized Medicine Specialist
Department of Individualized Cancer Management
Moffitt Cancer Center
Aniwaa Owusu Obeng, Pharm.D. Assistant Professor
Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Drs. Aquilante, Hicks, and Obeng have no relevant financial relationships to disclose related to this program.

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