Can Pharmacogenetic Testing Improve the Treatment of Pain?
Personalized medicine is on the forefront of medicine. By utilizing genetic testing we may be able to predict patient response and avoid potential medication failures. This keynote presentation will discuss the roles of pharmacogenetic testing in the treatment of pain.
Faculty: Anita Gupta, DO, PharmD
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Identify the areas of current and future potential applications of pharmacogenomics to tailor medication therapy in the treatment of pain.
- Describe the impact of the following drug metabolizing phenotypes extensive metabolizer, intermediate metabolizer, poor metabolizer, and ultra-rapid metabolizer on medication efficacy and toxicity for both regular substrates and prodrugs.
- Apply pharmacogenomics test results in a patient case with pain diagnosis to recommend appropriate doses for affected medications.
- Predict the impact of a CYP450 inhibitor and inducer on metabolic capability of each metabolizing phenotype for both regular and prodrug substrates.
Anita Gupta, DO, PharmD, is a board certified anesthesiologist, pain specialist, pharmacist, and editor. She is an awarding-winning physician from AAMC and is currently vice chair, associate professor, and director at Drexel College of Medicine in the Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a medical expert and national leader in medicine, Dr. Gupta has been involved in research in improving quality of care and patient satisfaction in medicine. She is currently a fellow of the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School. She has completed the Wharton Total Leadership Program, is an active GIEESC/World Health Organization member, and founder of Society of Women in Medicine. She has been a continuous recipient of the National Patients and Compassionate Physician Choice Award from 2010 to 2012, and author of top-selling textbooks by Oxford University Press, Interventional Pain Medicine and Pharmacology in Anesthesia Practice, and 50 Studies Every Anesthesiologist Should Know to be released in 2015. She also completed the competitive media and medical advocacy fellowship with the Mayday Foundation in Washington, DC. Dr. Gupta’s contributions have earned her numerous awards for service, research, and expertise in pain medicine and health.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Gupta reports that she received consulting fees from Millennium Labs.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The American Academy of Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15881 for 1 contact hour.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance
- 1.00 Nursing Credit