B2 Putting precision pharmacotherapy into practice

Monday 11 September 2017
COEX Convention & Exhibition Center : Grand Ballroom 105 3 hours

Organised by the FIP Academic Pharmacy Section and the FIP Special Interest Group on Translational Research and Individualized Medicines

Chairs: Wafa Dahdal (American College of Clinical Pharmacy, USA)


Pharmacists play important roles in generating knowledge and collaborating with other health care professionals to provide patient-centred and individualised patient care. This session will highlight competencies for pharmacists, strategies to educate and train future practitioners and scientists and to translate the science of precision pharmacotherapy into practice. It will also discuss the newer -omic techniques with a focus on the usefulness of genomics and metabolomics analysis for severe adverse drug reactions.  

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this knowledge-based session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe competencies and educational models to incorporate precision pharmacotherapy in pharmacy curricula.
  2. Define approaches to the implementation of pharmacogenetics into clinical practice.
  3. Describe newer -omics techniques and genetic biomarkers associated with severe adverse drug reactions.


14.30 – 14:40    
1. Introduction

14:40 – 15:15
2. Teaching toward competencies in precision pharmacotherapy: The US perspective

Christina Aquilante (University of Colorado, USA)

15:15 – 15:50
3. Implementing pharmacogenetics into clinical practice: The Asian perspective

Balram Chowbay (National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore)

15.50 – 16:10     Coffee/tea break

16:10 – 16:45

4. Newer -omics techniques: Focus on the usefulness of genomics and metabolomics study

Masahiro Tohkin (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Nagoya City, Japan)

16:45 – 17:20    
5. Meet the expert (table discussions)

17:20 – 17:30
6. Panel discussion