Clinical Pearls of Pharmacogenomics
Jeffrey Bettinger, PharmD, Pain Management Clinical Pharmacist, Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, Saratoga Springs, NY
Jacqueline Cleary, PharmD, BCACP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY
The presentation will focus on the role of pharmacogenomic testing and result application in the setting of both acute and chronic pain management. Several pharmacodynamic and kinetic genes will be discussed as useful tools to better manage targeted pain therapies.
The field of pharmacogenomics is often viewed as the new frontier in pharmacology, as it quite literally combines pharmacology (the science of drugs) with genomics (the study of genes). Throughout the latter part of 21st century, research has continued to expand within this field not only in supporting the current use of pharmacogenomic testing in a variety of specialty areas, but identifying multiple genetic variants that can make an instrumental difference when managing pain.
Presentation Slide Handouts: icoo.20.pp.0111_Clinical pearls of pharmacogenomics – ICOO 2020 Handouts