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Pharmacogenomics

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Medical Science
Code:
MSF4a
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
This workshop is aimed at medical writers with little or no understanding of the basics of pharmacogenomics and its applications in drug development, and those who may be working on projects that include pharmacogenomic substudies. A basic knowledge of genetics is essential, however, the three main principles of genetic theory (replication, transcription and translation) will be reviewed.
Objective:
The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with an understanding of how drug response is affected by inherited differences, and how this knowledge is applied to drug development. Implications to medical writers (including issues such as ethics and regulations) will be addressed.
Content:
Participants will learn the basics about pharmacogenomic studies and their impact on drug development, and document (protocol, clinical study report and informed consent) writing. Animations will be used as much as possible to illustrate genetic concepts. A few successful stories (case studies) of marketed pharmacogenomic drugs (e.g., oncology) will give a glimpse of what the industry has achieved so far.