Pharmacogenomic Testing for Pain Management

January 31, 2018 4:00PM

With Derek Desrosiers, RPh, Director, Pharmacy Practice Support, British Columbia Pharmacy Association and Bryce Wong, RPh, General Manager, RxOme Pharmacogenomics Canada.


Pharmacogenomic testing is becoming more widely available to Canadians through a variety of sources including certain physician practices and community pharmacies. This webinar will give health care providers a basic overview on pharmacogenomic testing and how it can be used as a tool to support medication decision making for chronic pain management. If you're a health care provider who has patients with persistent, chronic or complex pain, who have had challenges with their medication therapy, pharmacogenomic testing could be a useful tool to assist these patients in finding medications that will work for them with less side effects. This webinar will help equip you to answer some of the basic questions patients might have about testing and assist you in directing them to where they can find more information about testing in BC.



What you'll learn:



  • Overview of the principles of pharmacogenomic testing
  • Discuss how pharmacogenomic testing can benefit patients with chronic pain
  • Explore some frequently asked questions about pharmacogenomic testing
  • Learn how and where patients can go for testing



Disclaimer: this webinar will not go into genetic testing as it relates to disease or diagnosis, or ancestry.


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