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PGx Conference 2022

Graphic reads: Pharmacogenomics and the path to higher health care, September 21 - 22, 2022, live virtual conference
Registration for the 2022 UMN Pharmacogenomics (PGx) Conference is open! This virtual event is designed for healthcare professionals interested in implementing PGx tools to provide higher-value care to their clients. Join us Sept. 21-23, 2022. 

For more information, and to register, please visit the PGx 2022 website

A two-day workshop by the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) hosted a public workshop on digital health data and research cohort design as they relate to the proposed PMI national research cohort. The workshop focused on solutions to challenges in the design, composition, and organizational characteristics of a national research cohort of one million or more volunteers.

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The "Progress Toward Personalized Medicine and the Challenges of Integrating Genomics into Electronic Health Records," was Thursday March 12, 2015. Dr. Chisholm presented genomic medicine discovery and implementation projects based on the NUgene biobank that is linked to the Northwestern Medicine Electronic Health Records (EHR) system.

A Precison Medicine themed issue of Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy was published Sept. 20th, 2017.  The issue was edited by Jeffrey R. Bishop an Vicki L. Ellingrod.  Read the issue

DNA strands

Imagine if an individual’s DNA could be matched to the most effective medication to treat his or her case specifically. Using pharmacogenomics, researchers and providers are getting closer to achieving this goal.

Pamala Jacobson

“I’m driven to discover better ways to match drugs to [each] individual,” said Professor Pamala Jacobson.

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PGx Conference 2020

Implementation of Pharmacogenomics Into Clinical Care

The 2020 University of Minnesota Pharmacogenomics conference, previously scheduled for June, was held virtually, Sept. 10-11, 2020.

Using live lectures from experts (with Q&A sessions), moderated small-group breakout discussions, a virtual exhibit hall, and a virtual poster session, Implementation of Pharmacogenomics into Clinical Care provided participants with both general knowledge and best practices to support clinical PGx.

PGx Conference 2018

Genomic Testing to Individualize Drug Therapy

The 2018 Pharmacogenomics Conference on June 22 was at capacity with over 310 registrants in attendance.  Topics included: cancer somatic mutations and selection of targeted therapies, emerging PGx areas.  Read about the event here