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    • Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Calgary, Alberta

    2019 Pre-Conference COURSE

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Calgary, Alberta
    12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Course Coordinators:

    Bruce Carleton, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC (

    Colin Ross, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC (


     This highly interactive course is intended to involve participants in:

    • A dynamic didactic experience of the foundational principles of pharmacogenomics.
    • An appreciation for the different methods used in pharmacogenomics research.
    • Examination of real-world examples of pharmacogenomics.
    • Application of methodology to designing pharmacogenomics studies.
    • Interpretation of the data found in the pharmacogenomics literature, and understanding wider implications of the results for implementation into clinical care.

    Educational objectives:

    • To understand the genetic and pharmacogenomic terminology and how cellular and molecular biology informs pharmacogenomic studies at the level of analysis.
    • To better understand the study design and methodologic approaches, their strengths and weakness used in pharmacogenomics.
    • To understand the latest statistical approaches used in pharmacogenomics studies.
    • To understand the role that pharmacogenomics can play in pharmacovigilance.
    • To understand how pharmacogenomics relates to the current focus of Personalized Medicine
    • To have an overview of clinical utility of pharmacogenomics and associated regulatory issues as well as policy-relevant research, including policy relevant to Big Data
    Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine: Focus on Clinical Implementation: Course Outline

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