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Becoming a Better Prescriber: Introduction to Pharmacogenomics

Learning Objectives
1. Define the concept of pharmacogenomics
2. Identify the importance of pharmacogenomics
3. Recognize the current landscape of pharmacogenomics
4. Describe the potential of pharmacogenomics
0.5 Credit CME

The same medications and treatments are not universally effective for every patient. How do physicians better prescribe medication and treatments to patients? Is there a way to determine which medication will work better for a specific patient? This course will answer those questions by introducing you to the concept of Pharmacogenomics, in which simple DNA tests help predict how patients will respond to some of the most commonly prescribed medications. We will look at what Pharmacogenomics is, its importance, and how it is changing the landscape of health care.

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AMA Pharmacogenomics Summit Series Education helps prescribers stay up to date on the emerging field of pharmacogenomics. Discover best practices from leading experts on pharmacogenomics-based selection, dosing and monitoring of medications to improve health outcomes. Learn more.

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Activity Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this live CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

0.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

0.5 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

0.5 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program; and

0.5 CME points in the American Board of Surgery’s (ABS) Continuing Certification program.

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.


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