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DSECT/DSEN Monthly Seminar Series - June 25, 2015

“Clinical Pharmacology: Providing patient care using pharmacogenomics-based personalized medicine”

Presented by Richard B. Kim, MD, FRCPC

Wolfe Medical Research Chair in Pharmacogenomics,
Chair Division of Clinical Pharmacology,
Department of Medicine, Western University

Thursday, June 25th at 3-4pm EDT
Online via GoToWebinar

Click here  to view the recorded presentation


Implementation of pharmacogenomics-based personalized medicine in a real-world clinical setting will be essential to a more broader adoption of genomics-guided patient care. We now see an increasing need for training the next generation of physicians and other allied health care providers with expertise in the area of clinical pharmacology, drug metabolism and transport, and pharmacogenomics. In an era of increasing complexity in pharmacotherapy, clinical expertise and interpretive skills will be essential, if we are to more meaningfully utilized pharmacogenomics data for real-world patient care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the utility of pharmacogenomics information to patient care
  • Discuss the importance of clinical pharmacology training/background for delivery of patient care


Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci. 2015 Feb;52(1):1-11. 2014 Sep 2.  Is personalized medicine a dream or a reality? Morse BL1, Kim RB.

Personalized Medicine Vol. 11, No. 4, Pages 395-408 Personalized medicine: importance of clinical interpretative skills for real-world patient care, Steven E Gryn & Richard B Kim


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