Navigation Links
International pharmacogenomics conference to focus on better drug treatment based on genetics

Tampa, FL (August 23, 2011) -- The first international conference hosted by the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy will focus on ways to improve health care by customizing drug prescribing and treatment based on an individual's genetic makeup.

The 1st Annual International Conference on Developmental, Translational and Clinical Pharmacogenomics will be held Sept. 22 to 24 at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Health Solutions at the USF Tampa campus, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue. Tampa, FL.

World-renowned scientists from the United States, China, India, Brazil, Canada and other countries will gather for the conference, which is sponsored by the USF College of Pharmacy, USF Health, and the Ibero-American Science & Technology Consortium. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the latest in personalized medicine and pharmacogenomics, the study of how genetic variation among individuals contributes to differences in the way people respond to medicines.

While still in its infancy, the field of pharmacogenomics holds promise for the development of drugs customized to more effectively and safely treat a wide range of conditions, including cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS and asthma.

Conference speakers and topics will include:

  • Mark Ratain, MD, associate director of clinical sciences at the University of Chicago's Cancer Research Center, "Pharmacogenetics in Oncology."

  • Lin He, PhD, dean of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, "Genes, Diseases & Drug Therapy."

  • Kelan Tantisira, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, "Pharmacogenetics in Asthma Treatment."

  • Katherine Kolor, PhD, policy officer, National Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Translation of Genomic Tests."

  • Julie Johnson, PharmD, professor of cardiovascular medicine, University of Florida Colleges of Pharmacy & Medicine, director of UF Center for Pharmacogenomics, "Cardiovascular Pharmacogenetics and Individualized Drug Therapy."

There will be a poster presentation session. For more information on the event, please visit, or contact Eleonor Dodard at


Contact: Eleonor Dodard
University of South Florida (USF Health)

Related biology news :

1. American Society of Human Genetics to host 12th International Congress of Human Genetics
2. Visiting researcher at IU leads international team in formal identification of new fungi class
3. Vanderbilt researchers, international team, uncover genes linked to multiple sclerosis
4. Worlds largest sheep an international traveler
5. NYU Langone Medical Centers tip sheet to the 2011 Alzheimers Association International Conference
6. 19th Conference of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Disease Research
7. Girls Puberty Book Project provides an international model for promoting female health in Africa
8. Office of Naval Research Global connecting with international naval community at MAST Europe 2011
9. Elsevier launches International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance
10. Madagascar marine resources plundered by international seafood markets
11. Date for your diary: International Symposium of Antarctic Earth Sciences 2011
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/9/2015)...  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA ), the leading ... into the automotive market with a comprehensive and dedicated ... consumer electronics human interface innovation. Synaptics, industry-leading touch controllers, ... automotive industry and will be implemented in numerous locations ... , Japan , and ...
(Date:11/2/2015)... , Nov. 2, 2015  SRI International has ... to provide preclinical development services to the National Cancer ... SRI will provide scientific expertise, modern testing and support ... of preclinical pharmacology and toxicology studies to evaluate potential ... --> The PREVENT Cancer Drug Development Program is ...
(Date:10/29/2015)... , Oct. 29, 2015  The J. Craig ... report titled, "DNA Synthesis and Biosecurity: Lessons Learned and ... Department of Health and Human Services guidance for synthetic ... 2010. --> --> ... also has the potential to pose unique biosecurity threats. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... Md. , Nov. 30, 2015 ... development company committed to the fostering and monetization ... the current and prospective initiatives designed to create ... Chief Executive Officer of Spherix. "Based on published ... future licensees exceeds $50 billion and Spherix will ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015  Champions Oncology, Inc. (CSBR), ... services to personalize the development and use of oncology ... Executive Officer, will be presenting at the LD MICRO ... Pacific Standard Time (PST).  The conference, held at the ... Angeles, CA , will feature 200 small/micro-cap companies ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... 30, 2015 TapImmune, Inc. ... of innovative peptide and gene-based immunotherapeutics and vaccines for ... it will be presenting at the 8 th ... at 2.30 PM PT. Dr. John N. Bonfiglio ... be giving the presentation and will join TapImmune management ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015  Aytu BioScience, Inc. (OTCQB: ... and related conditions, will present at two upcoming investor ... an interactive real-time virtual conference, to be held December ... Conference, to be held December 2 nd & ... and streamed live via webcast. ...
Breaking Biology Technology: