Inaugural Pharmacogenomics Workshop

 

On 26 and 27 February 2017, the Pharmaceutical Innovation and Research Centre, Department of Pharmacy, organised the inaugural workshop on PHARMACOGENOMICS: Clinical Implementation Strategies and Pharmacists' Roles 2018, which aimed to discuss pharmacogenomics (PGx) implementation, focusing on the role of pharmacists in Singapore.

 

The two-day workshop was conducted by Prof Christina AQUILANTE, Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado, where she works on PGx implementation. The programme also featured other renowned speakers who are involved in PGx work in Singapore.

 

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The fundamentals and clinical applications of PGx, as well as educational strategies and cost-effectiveness of PGx implementation, were discussed. Relevant case studies were also presented.

 

Dr Doreen TAN Su-Yin, Cardiology Specialist Pharmacist and Head, Pharmacy, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital said, "I learnt a lot from the workshop. It was also a good networking platform for generating ideas."

 

ZHENG Weiling, Business Development Manager, Vishuo Biomedical Pte Ltd said, "The workshop was well-planned and executed. It was a great opportunity to meet practicing pharmacists and PGx researchers, and we learnt a lot from the lectures."

 

Ms Joelle CHIA, Co-Director, Pharma to Market Pte Ltd said, "The workshop was well-organised."

 

The workshop was sponsored by Vishuo Biomedical Pte Ltd.

 

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A group photo of the organisers, speakers and participants