Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Division Head – Pharmacogenomics, Sema4

Dr. Stuart Scott is certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) in Clinical Molecular Genetics and Clinical Cytogenetics, and his research interests include pharmacogenomics, cytogenomics, epigenomics, long-read sequencing, and the implementation of genomic medicine. Dr. Scott is a member of the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC), ClinGen, PharmCAT, PharmVar, International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR), and other international pharmacogenomics consortia, and has co-authored pharmacogenetic-guided practice guidelines for warfarin, clopidogrel, SSRIs, and voriconazole therapy. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on pharmacogenomics, clinical genomics, epigenomics and genomic medicine implementation, and is the co-editor of the 2nd edition of Pharmacogenomics: Challenges and Opportunities in Therapeutic Implementation.

Translating Pharmacogenomic Variation To Clinical Implementation
This talk will identify currently available resources to support clinical pharmacogenomic testing, with an emphasis on reviewing innovative technologies that interrogate germline variation implicated in drug response variability and translating those test results into clinical practice.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2020 Silicon Valley

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. Precision Pharmacotherapy is combining genetic, environmental, lifestyle, and other unique patient or disease characteristics to guide drug selection and dosage. This session will introduce the concept and give many examples of how precision pharmacotherapy is used in specialties such as pediatrics, psychology, cardiology and oncology to guide prescribing.