Pharmacogenomics (PGx) Community

The Pharmacogenomics Community combines the disciplines of biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and pharmacology to elucidate the mechanisms of drug action, toxicity, metabolism and transport and to identify genetic determinants of variability in drug exposure, response and toxicity.

Community Goals

  • Facilitate interaction and collaboration between members of the Pharmacogenomics Community via social media and networking opportunities
  • Spur interest and growth in the area of pharmacogenomics
  • Act as the primary home for researchers in the area of pharmacogenomics
  • Support member engagement in the Precision Medicine Initiative

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ASCPT 2019 Annual Meeting
Pharmacogenomics and Oncology Joint Community Meeting
Thursday, March 14 (7:00 am - 8:00 am)
Maryland Room
Despite the promise of personalized medicine, there has been uneven uptake across therapeutic areas. The Pharmacogenomics and Oncology Communities are hosting a joint meeting to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats at the interface of Pharmacogenomics and Oncology. Our agenda will include a look back at 2018 Community accomplishments, a roundtable discussion to identify possible future shared activities, and an informal joint Communities networking event. We are excited to offer presentations by young investigators in our fields and by Dr. Rebecca Blanchard, Vice President of Translational Pharmacology at CRISPR Therapeutics, who will discuss the value of pharmacogenomics and exploratory biomarker research in oncology.

Pharmacogenomics Community Hosted Lunch Table
Friday, March 15 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
Washington 2-6
Grab your lunch and join ASCPT Network, Community and Journal leaders for small group, informal networking discussions over the lunch break. Learn more about ASCPT initiatives, the Family of Journals, 2020 planning, how you can become more involved in the Society, and much more!

Programs of Interest
The Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) is planning a meeting at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on June 6th and 7th, 2019 in Memphis, TN. Registration, agenda, and hotel information available at www.stjude.org/CPIC-OpenMeeting. Early bird registration is now open and is $75.00. The deadline is April 1, 2019. Regular registration will open April 2, 2019 and is $150.00. The deadline is May 1, 2019.

Participants are invited to submit abstracts for the poster session. Abstracts will be accepted only through the conference website and there is no fee for submission. Submission Deadline: March 15, 2019 by 11:59 PM ET. Acceptance notifications and guidelines will be sent in early April 2019. Please note that submitting an abstract does not register you for this meeting.

University of Florida Training Program
The University of Florida announces a new training program funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Human Genomic Research Institute. The Program for Applied Research and Development in Genomic Medicine, or PARADIGM, offers trainees mentoring from world-renowned scientists, clinical exposure in multiple areas of genomic medicine and stimulating career development opportunities within the robust, interdisciplinary research environment at UF. Learn more here.

Are you interested in volunteering within the PMG Community? Email your interest to Jason Karnes, PharmD, PhD, or update your involvement interests online.

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Jason H. Karnes, PharmD, PhD, BCPS

Community Chair


Laura Ramsey, PhD

Community Vice Chair


Yui Wing Francis Lam, PharmD

Community Past Chair


PGx Community Programming Steering Committee
Dan Hertz, PharmD, PhD - Chair
Meghan Arwood, PharmD
Sharvari Bhagwat, PhD
J. Kevin Hicks, PharmD, PhD
Ming-Fen Ho, PhD
Jesse Swen, PharmD, PhD

PGx Community Membership Outreach Steering Committee
Sonal Singh, PhD - Co-Chair
D. Max Smith, PharmD - Co-Chair
Josiah Allen
Otito Iwuchukwu, PhD
Jia Yu, PhD
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