from 01:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Symposium speakers include:
2011 IPIT Awardee for Public Service- Munir Pirmohamed, MB, ChB (Hons), PhD, FRCP, FRCP (E): Professor Pirmohamed was selected for this award because of his leadership in building the UK Pharmacogenetics network and his work in driving adverse drug reaction pharmcogenetics in Europe. He is also being recognized for his sustained efforts in the discovery and implementation of pharmacogenetics.
2011 IPIT Awardee for Patient Service- Robert Epstein, MD, MS: Dr. Epstein was selected for this award because of his leadership in the effort to expedite the practical application of pharmacogenomics in applied programs and by using information available in the Medco patient database to perform studies on drug response.
Gary Puckrein, PhD: Dr. Puckrein is President and CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum, a not-for-profit organization that he founded in 1998. The Forum addresses the critical need for strengthening national and local efforts to use evidence-based, data-driven initiatives to guide programs to eliminate the disproportionate burden of premature death and preventable illness for racial and ethnic minorities and other special populations. The goal of the Forum is to strengthen the capacity of local communities to eliminate the disproportionate burden of premature death and preventable illness in minority populations through prevention, early detection, and control of disease complications.
The symposium will conclude with a panel discussion focused on Strategies for Rationale Therapeutics.