Clinical Case Applications in Pharmacogenomics (Part 4)
CME (AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) 2.0; ACPE (UAN:0853-9999-17-050-L01-P) 2.0

Sunday, October 8
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Pharmacogenomics (PGx), the study of how one’s genes may affect an individual’s response to medication, has reached the translational stage for various specialties in medicine. Over thirty years of research has led to promising advances in the clinical practice. This conference provides the background, resources and practical application examples to implement pharmacogenomics and make a difference in patient lives. Mayo Clinic experts, with experience leading the implementation of PGx, will provide practical guidance on a range of topics, background and research including: when to order testing, drug/gene selection, informatics, and case study working sessions.

8:00 am Welcome and Review
8:15 am Systems & Tools for Implementation - Wayne (Nick) T. Nicholson, MD, PhD
8:55 am Q&A
9:05 am Research in Pharmacogenomics - Eric Matey, PharmD, RPh
9:35 am Q&A
9:45 am Break
Case Series II
10:00 am Gastroenterology - Jo Giri
11:00 am HIV - John D. Zeuli, PharmD, RPh
12:00 Noon Luncheon
Case Series III
1:00 pm Cancer/TPMT - Richard Weinshilboum, MD
2:00 pm HLA(Gout)/Predictive/Preventive - Wayne (Nick) T. Nicholson, MD, PhD
3:00 pm Break
Case Series IV
3:15 pm Transplant - Christopher B. Grilli, PharmD, RPh
4:15 pm Psych - Adrijana Kekic, PharmD
5:15 pm Closing Comments and Adjourn

Learning Objectives:

Christopher Grilli

Manager Outpatient Pharmacy
Mayo Clinic Department of Pharmacy

Christopher Grilli, Pharm.D., BCACP, of Mayo Clinic in Phoenix Arizona, is a pharmacist specializing in pharmacogenomics. Chris received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Creighton University College of Pharmacy. In addition he is Board Certified in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Currently he oversees outpatient pharmacy operations for Mayo Clinic Arizona. He helped found Mayo Clinic Arizona's Ambulatory Medication Therapy Management Program as well as played an integral role in bringing a pharmacogenomics program to Arizona. Chris is actively involved in researching process improvement and healthcare delivery workflows within Mayo Clinic's multidisciplinary practice. He also has overseen the formation of a full service compounding operation so that patients can have their medications individualized. In addition to his work at Mayo Clinic, Chris is a member of the policy committee for the American Pharmacist Association. As a member of this important committee Chris lends his expertise in pharmacogenomics to the largest professional pharmacist organization in the country.


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Adrijana Kekic

Program Director of Education, Outpatient Pharmacy
Mayo Clinic Department of Pharmacy

Adrijana Kekic, Pharm D, is a Program Director of Education, Outpatient Pharmacy at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. She is active in clinical care, research and lecturing and has been involved in development of pharmacogenomics services and education. She is a licensed pharmacist in Arizona.
Dr. Kekic earned the Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, Arizona. She is board certified ambulatory care pharmacist through Board Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) and a member of BPS Ambulatory Care Committee. She holds a certification in Pharmacogenomics from University of Florida College of Pharmacy and is pursuing a Genomic Medicine certification from Stanford University.
Adrijana has served as an adjunct faculty at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy and an instructor, preceptor and residency preceptor at Mayo School of Medical Science. She is involved with several pharmacogenomics research projects and studies in palliative care, transplant care, anesthesia and cardiology. She sits on Pharmacogenomics Task Force at Mayo Clinic.
With two decades of clinical experience and expertise in medication therapy management , Adrijana continues to advance pharmacy practice and pharmacy leadership. She is a founder of a networking platform dedicated to high impact professional women in healthcare. She lives in Arizona with her husband and son, where they enjoy hiking. Besides pharmacogenomics, her interest include languages, history, visual arts, martial arts and healthy living.


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Clinical Case Applications in Pharmacogenomics (Part 4)
CME (AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) 2.0; ACPE (UAN:0853-9999-17-050-L01-P) 2.0

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