1 hour (online)
This online, self-paced, text-based module educates healthcare professionals about evidence-based pharmacogenomic resources from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC), and the Pharmacogenomics Knowledgebase (PharmGKB). It was developed by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC-PEG).
To access, log in to our site (to right of this page; free registration) and enroll using one of the following methods:
- Free for all learners (via self-enrollment below)
- For continuing education credit (requires small fee; click 'Pay Now' below)
All healthcare professionals
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Review available evidence sources for pharmacogenomic recommendations.
- Describe the components of a CPIC guideline and how CPIC guidelines can be used by clinicians to make specific prescribing decisions for patient care.
- Explain how evidence-based guidelines are developed by CPIC.
- Retrieve the levels of evidence for gene/drug pairs.
- Integrate information from FDA, CPIC, and PharmGKB into pharmacogenomic clinical decision making.
The information presented at this activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
Released 04/24/2023, Expires 04/24/2026
Planning Committee for the ISCC-PEG Pharmacogenomics Learning Series:
- Philip Empey, PharmD, PhD, FCCP (University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy)
- Andrew Monte, MD, PhD (University of Colorado)
- Trina Walker, DNP, APRN, FNP-C (Creighton University)
- Nguyen Park, MS, PA-C (National Human Genome Research Institute)
- Jeneva Gularte-Rinaldo, PhD, RN (Samuel Merritt University)
||Philip Empey, PharmD, PhD
Associate Professor and Director, Pharmacogenomics Center of Excellence
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
American Society of Pharmacovigilance
Additional Content Reviewers
- Kelly Caudle, PharmD, PhD, Director, Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium
- Wendy Rubinstein, MD, PhD, Director, Personalized Medicine, Food & Drug Administration (Questions 1 and 3 only). The review does not constitute an endorsement by FDA or any of its employees
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
HOW TO OBTAIN CONTINUING EDUCATION
Continuing education is available for the above learner groups for a small processing fee. Please register for the course using the 'Pay Now' button below. Once you complete the course, the "If requesting continuing education (paid users only)" instructions will unlock automatically with further instructions.