Day Two: Friday, March 9

Attendees will dig deeper into practice-based aspects of genetics and pharmacogenetics, including a review of the latest developments in cardiology, psychiatry, pain management, primary care, and oncology, with patient cases to provide clinical insights. A morning update on precision medicine from FDA and afternoon discussion of innovative pharmacogenetics practice models in primary care will round out the day.

Day two of the conference will be held at UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona, located adjacent to the Guidewell Innovation Center. This 110,000 square foot facility is home to more than 450 researchers in drug discovery and development from the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine.

Genetic Testing to Predict Medication Effects and Chronic Disease Risk in Cardiology: Is it Ready for Prime Time?

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Speakers will review the latest precision medicine trends and developments in cardiology. An interactive patient case discussion will allow participants to put this knowledge into practice. Larisa Cavallari, Pharm.D.
University of Florida

Craig Lee, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

FDA Regulatory Update and Perspective on Genetics and Pharmacogenetics

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. A speaker from the Food and Drug Administration will provide a detailed overview and update participants on the latest regulatory developments in precision medicine. Michael Pacanowski, Pharm.D., M.P.H.
Food and Drug Administration


10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Choosing Wisely: When (and When NOT) to Use Pharmacogenetic Testing in Psychiatry

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. How do you know when to order a genetic test in psychiatry? And how to apply test results? Experienced clinicians will help participants understand these and other concepts in this growing area of precision medicine through discussion of real-world experiences and patient cases. Jeffrey Bishop, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPP, FCCP
University of Minnesota

Carol Matthews, M.D.
University of Florida

Boxed Lunches Provided

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Innovative Practice Models for Incorporating Precision Medicine Into Primary Care: Making it Work

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Primary care is the frontline of pharmacy and medicine and is fast becoming the frontline of precision medicine. Expert clinicians will review their approaches to incorporating pharmacogenetics into primary care with individual presentations followed by an interactive, 30-minute panel discussion. Meghan Arwood, Pharm.D., BCPS
University of Florida

Michael Schuh, Pharm.D., M.B.A., FAPhA
Mayo Clinic

Elizabeth Clements, Pharm.D., BCACP
Florida Hospital Celebration Health

Debra Barnette, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, CDE, FCCPS
Ohio State University


2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Pharmacogenetic Testing for Pain Management: A Prescription for Relief?

2:45 – 4:15 p.m. Managing chronic pain can be challenging for clinicians and patients. Pharmacogenetic testing can provide insights on optimal drug therapy. But which patients to test and which tests to order? Renowned speakers will review the latest clinical recommendations and discuss patient cases to provide practical, evidence-based answers to these and other questions. Larisa Cavallari, Pharm.D.
University of Florida

Roger Fillingim, Ph.D.
University of Florida

Siegfried Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Florida

Precision Medicine in Oncology: What You Really Need to Know and How to Keep Up

4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Precision medicine-based discoveries and drug therapies are coming fast and furious in oncology. In this session, an expert speaker will update participants on key trends and clinical developments in oncology and review what you need to know to stay on top of this specialized area. Cyrine-Eliana Haider, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital