Inaugural Pharmacogenomics Workshop


On 26 and 27 February 2017, the Pharmaceutical Innovation and Research Centre, Department of Pharmacy, organised the inaugural workshop on PHARMACOGENOMICS: Clinical Implementation Strategies and Pharmacists' Roles 2018, which aimed to discuss pharmacogenomics (PGx) implementation, focusing on the role of pharmacists in Singapore.


The two-day workshop was conducted by Prof Christina AQUILANTE, Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado, where she works on PGx implementation. The programme also featured other renowned speakers who are involved in PGx work in Singapore.




The fundamentals and clinical applications of PGx, as well as educational strategies and cost-effectiveness of PGx implementation, were discussed. Relevant case studies were also presented.


Dr Doreen TAN Su-Yin, Cardiology Specialist Pharmacist and Head, Pharmacy, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital said, "I learnt a lot from the workshop. It was also a good networking platform for generating ideas."


ZHENG Weiling, Business Development Manager, Vishuo Biomedical Pte Ltd said, "The workshop was well-planned and executed. It was a great opportunity to meet practicing pharmacists and PGx researchers, and we learnt a lot from the lectures."


Ms Joelle CHIA, Co-Director, Pharma to Market Pte Ltd said, "The workshop was well-organised."


The workshop was sponsored by Vishuo Biomedical Pte Ltd.



A group photo of the organisers, speakers and participants