Navigation Links
International pharmacogenomics conference to focus on better drug treatment based on genetics
Date:8/23/2011

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 http://health.usf.edu/pharmacy/USFPGXCONF, or contact Eleonor Dodard at edodard@health.usf.edu.


'/>"/>

Contact: Eleonor Dodard
edodard@health.usf.edu
813-974-1931
University of South Florida (USF Health)
Source:Eurekalert

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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/31/2016)... 2016  Genomics firm Nabsys has completed a financial ... Bready , M.D., who returned to the company in ... leadership team, including Chief Technology Officer, John Oliver ... Nurnberg and Vice President of Software and Informatics, ... Dr. Bready served as CEO of Nabsys from ...
(Date:3/21/2016)... -- Unique technology combines v ...   Xura, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... communications services, today announced it is working alongside SpeechPro ... particularly those in the Financial Services Sector, the ability ... a mobile app, alongside, and in combination with, traditional ...
(Date:3/14/2016)... NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or the "Company"), ... the airing of a new series of commercials on Time ... 21 st .  The commercials will air on Bloomberg TV, ... the Street show. --> NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or ... market, announces the airing of a new series of commercials ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... UTAH. (PRWEB) , ... May 25, 2016 , ... WEDI, ... healthcare information exchange, today announced that Charles W. Stellar has been named by the ... interim CEO since January 2016. As an executive leader with more than 35 years ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... and financial planning for corporate executives and entrepreneurs, held The Future of San Diego ... leaders in the San Diego life science community attended the event with speakers Dr. ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... England , May 23, 2016 ... May 25 th at 10:15 a.m. ET before the ... the role genetically engineered mosquitos can play in controlling the ... carrier of the Zika virus.      (Logo: ... engineered male mosquito with a self-limiting gene. Trials in ...
(Date:5/20/2016)... ... May 20, 2016 , ... The leading Regenerative Veterinary ... most experienced veterinary clients have treated over 100 of their own patients with the ... provide the highest level of care for their patients. , The veterinarians are ...
Breaking Biology Technology: