Dr. Berenbrok is a pharmacist educator and researcher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He co-led the implementation of outpatient pharmacogenomic services at UPMC. This unique service, called Primary Care Precision Medicine, provides pharmacogenetic and genetic testing to patients in local and surrounding areas. With his colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh, Berenbrok co-created Test2LearnTM, a pharmacogenomics certificate program for pharmacists.
Implementing Pharmacogenomics in Primary Care
This talk will focus on the implementation of pharmacogenomics into primary care services at a large academic health-system. Successful implementation strategies will be presented including testing, documentation, and patient care.
Philip Empey, UPitt
Stuart Scott, Stanford
Pharmacists have long recognized that using unique patient characteristics to guide pharmacotherapy decision-making can improve drug response and mitigate drug-associated risks. Age, weight, and dietary habits were among the first patient-specific characteristics used to individualize pharmacotherapy. As technologies advanced, analytic tools that measure surrogate markers of liver and renal function, together with drug concentrations in biological fluids, were adopted to optimize therapeutic regimens. Cutting-edge genomic technologies are now being integrated into patient care for the selection of targeted therapies and identification of those at increased risk of poor pharmacotherapy outcomes. We’re excited to bring together experts who are advancing pharmacogenomics at scale through cutting edge clinical implementation, research, and education.