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Applied Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program 2022

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24 Contact Hours (2.4 CEU) - ACPE UAN: 0217-0000-21-252-B01-P; ACPE CPN: 0217-21-002-CP


Target Audience



The Applied Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program is an interactive, practice-based program designed to help clinical pharmacists understand how genetic factors influence the efficacy and adverse effects of drug therapy. Participants will learn empirical strategies for applying this knowledge in a clinical setting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic genetic concepts and nomenclature, and how genetic variation contributes to inter-individual 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 based on 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 clinical utility, cost-effectiveness, reimbursement, and ethical, legal, and social implications of pharmacogenomic testing.
  • 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.


Domain 1 – Foundational Knowledge

1.1 Learner (Learner) - Develop, integrate, and apply knowledge from the pharmacogenomic and clinical sciences to evaluate the scientific literature, explain drug action, solve therapeutic problems, and advance population health and patient centered care.

Domain 2 – Essentials for Practice and Care

2.1 Patient-centered care (Caregiver) - Provide patient-centered care as the medication expert (collect and interpret evidence, prioritize, formulate assessments and recommendations, implement, monitor and adjust plans, and document activities).

Domain 3 – Approach to Practice and Care

3.1 Problem Solving (Problem Solver) – Identify problems; explore and prioritize potential strategies; and design, implement, and evaluate a viable solution.
3.4 Interprofessional collaboration (Collaborator) – Actively participate and engage as a healthcare team member by demonstrating mutual respect, understanding, and values to meet patient care needs.
3.6 Communication (Communicator) – Effectively communicate verbally and nonverbally when interacting with an individual, group, or organization.



Learner must complete:

  • The asynchronous online portion of the program consists of seven interactive self-study modules (one module released per week). During five of the weeks, participants will watch a video, complete an online exercise, and contribute to an online discussion thread. During the other two weeks, participants will watch a video to prepare for case discussions via Zoom (see below). Participants should expect to spend approximately 17 hours on the online portion of the program.
  • The ‘live’ virtual (remote) portion of the program will be delivered via Zoom. Participants are required to attend four ‘live’ Zoom sessions. The ‘live’ remote sessions will consist of 7 total hours of interactive case-based discussions and other learning activities. The ‘live’ Zoom sessions will occur on Monday or Tuesday evening beginning at 7:00 pm ET during Modules 3, 4, 5, and 7 of the program. Specific dates are listed below.
    • Tuesday, November 1st, 7:00 to 8:30 pm ET
    • Monday, November 7th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm ET
    • Monday, November 14th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm ET
    • Monday, November 28th, 7:00 to 8:30 pm ET
  • Activity Evaluation
  • Participant Evaluation

Technical Requirements

A computer with a high speed internet connection and audio is necessary. A webcam is preferred, but not required. An up to date internet browser (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Edge, FireFox) and Zoom conferencing software is required. For additional information about requirements to participate in Zoom sessions visit

Instructional Design

A combination of online modules and ‘live’ virtual sessions will encourage participants to interact with instructors and peers for an enhanced educational experience. The online content will be accessible through The ‘live’ virtual sessions will be delivered via Zoom on November 1st, 7th, 14th, and 28th  (attendance is required at all ‘live’ sessions).

Activity Length

24 contact hours (2.4 CEU)

Faculty Instructors

Christina Aquilante, Pharm.D., FCCP
Program Director, ACCP Academy Precision Medicine Certificate Program
Professor, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Phone 303-724-6126

Jeffrey R. Bishop, Pharm.D., MS, FCCP, BCPP
Associate Professor, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (ECP)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
The University of Minnesota
Phone 612-625-5435

Kevin Hicks, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Personalized Medicine Specialist
Moffitt Cancer Center
Phone 813-745-4668

Aniwaa Owusu Obeng, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacogenomics Coordinator, Pharmacy Department, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Assistant Professor, The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Phone 212-241-7371

Faculty Expertise

Program faculty, led by Program Director Chris Aquilante, developed the curriculum to address the Program outcomes. Faculty divided content presentations according to their respective areas of expertise/practice. Presentation platforms, practice opportunities, assessments, and feedback were all developed by the faculty to maximize convenience of flip-classroom teaching and live team-based learning.

The primary means of communication for this program will be via the learning management system, Canvas. Throughout the entire program, the instructors are available by email or phone to answer questions and provide feedback.

Schedule of Review

Content and learning materials will be reviewed prior to and after each offering of the Activity.

Activity Evaluation

Electronic Program Evaluations will be performed at the conclusion of the program and required prior to issuing certificates and CPE.

Participant Evaluation

To receive continuing pharmacy education credit and a certificate upon completion of the program, participants must complete each of the self-study modules and receive a 70% or better on each of the exercises, receive a 70% or better on the post-test, participate in each discussion post, and attend all four program-specific ‘live’ virtual sessions.  Two attempts will be allowed for each graded exercise and the post-test.

Program Practice Activities and Assessments

Each module/week runs from Wednesday through Tuesday. See the separate schedule for weekly details and due dates.  The activities and assessments in this program include:

  • Pre-Test: Complete the online pre-test prior to Oct 5th. The pre-test is not graded.
  • Videos: Watch weekly online videos covering various pharmacogenomic topics.
  • ‘Live’ virtual (remote) sessions: Attend and participate in 7 hours of program-specific ‘live’ content via Zoom. Dates and times: Nov 1st (7:00-8:30 pm ET), Nov 7th (7:00-9:00 pm ET), Nov 14th (7:00-9:00 pm ET), and Nov 28th (7:00-8:30 pm ET).
  • Exercises: Complete 5 online exercises (1 per week during the asynchronous online portion). Each exercise is due at the end of the week (i.e., Tuesday).
  • Discussion posts: Complete 5 discussion posts (1 per week during the asynchronous online portion). Each discussion post is due at the end of the week (i.e., Tuesday).
  • Post-Test: Complete the online post-test prior to December 13, 2022.

CPE Credit

Successful completion of all of the requisites no later than December 13, 2022 will provide 24.0 contact hours of practice-based continuing pharmacy education (17 hours home-study, 7 hours live) and a certificate delivered by email that may be printed and framed.

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 activity.

Required activity and participant information will be submitted online via CPE Monitor®.

Initial release date: October 5, 2022
Expiration date: December 13, 2022

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Commercial Support

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy does not solicit or accept external commercial/financial support for its continuing pharmacy education activities. No commercial/financial support has been solicited or accepted for this activity.


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Provider Contact Information

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Module Topics Number of Hours Practice Activites and Assessments
2022 Program Details
Oct 5 – Oct 11 1. Pharmacogenomic Fundamentals 2 • Recorded video
• Exercise
• Discussion post
Oct 12 – Oct 25 2. Genetic Variation and Clinical Pharmacology 2 • Recorded video
• Exercise
• Discussion post
Oct 26 – Nov 1
{Required Live Session
Nov 1, 7:00-8:30pm ET}
3. Genotyping Tests and Pharmacogenomic Evidence 2 + 1.5 • Recorded video
• Exercise
• Discussion posts
• Zoom
Nov 2 - Nov 8
{Required Live Session
Nov 7, 7:00-9:00pm ET}
4. Practice-Based Clinical Topics – Part 1
    -Hypersensitivity Reactions
    -Germline Oncology, Pain, & Supportive Care
3 + 2 • Recorded video
• Zoom
Nov 9 - Nov 15
{Required Live Session
Nov 14, 7:00-9:00pm ET}
5. Practice-Based Clinical Topics – Part 2
3 + 2 • Recorded video
• Zoom
Nov 16 - Nov 22 6. Clinical Implementation and Informatics 3 • Recorded video
• Exercise
• Discussion posts
Nov 23 – Nov 29
{Required Live Session
Nov 28, 7:00-8:30pm ET}
7. Cost-Effectiveness, Reimbursement, and Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues 2 + 1.5 • Recorded video
• Exercise
• Discussion posts
• Zoom

Registration Rates

  Member Non-Member
Applied Pharmacogenomics Program Registration $395 $695