Monday, January 23, 2017

CPIC Guideline Summary Videos Available on PharmGKB

A new resource is available on PharmGKB to help researchers and clinicians more easily and quickly understand CPIC recommendations and how to find supporting information on the PharmGKB website. Short ~5 minute videos describe the role of the gene(s) and the impact of genetic variation on drug response, provide an overview of the genotype-phenotype terminology and classification, and summarize the CPIC recommendations for changing drug dose or drug choice based on patient diplotypes. By distilling information from the guidelines themselves and by integrating the illustrated pathways and extended dosing guidelines that are available on the PharmGKB website, these videos communicate the important relationships between each gene/drug combination. We hope the videos will help CPIC guidelines reach new audiences by providing information in a new format and that, ultimately, they will increase the use of pharmacogenetics in the clinic.

The first videos have been released and can be found on the CPIC guideline pages for codeine, clopidogrel, simvastatin, phenytoin, carbamazepine, allopurinol, and abacavir on the PharmGKB website. Over the coming weeks, summary videos describing each of the CPIC guidelines will be available through the PharmGKB YouTube channel and on each CPIC guideline page on the PharmGKB website.  We encourage you to watch and share them.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Early Registration for Precision Medicine Conference ends Sunday

Early registration for the University of Florida Precision Medicine Conference, held from March 8-10 in Orlando, Florida, ends this Sunday, January 22 at midnight. Earn continuing education credit and learn how to translate pharmacogenomics into practice. The program, which includes speakers, case studies, and participant genotyping, will provide practical information on how to individualize drug therapy, how to perform genetic testing, and how to navigate reimbursement, in addition to providing information about other emerging topics in precision medicine. The conference is open to practitioners, faculty, students, residents, and fellows.