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Pharmacogenomics & Personalized Medicine: Where Are We Now & Where Are We Going?

Webinar | August 8, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
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Description

Virtual Forum: Pharmacogenomics & Personalized Medicine: Where Are We Now & Where Are We Going?

Location: Online Via PsychU.org

Description: In this virtual forum, Henry A. Nasrallah, MD and Rifaat El-Mallakh, MD, will review foundational concepts related to the cytochrome p-450 system with an emphasis on current genetic testing capabilities, issues related to individual variability, and impact on treatment, tolerability, and outcomes. Speakers will also explore the differences between biomarkers and genetic testing, and will end with a discussion of potential trends in the future for personalized medicine.
Speakers are paid consultants for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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Event Speakers

Rifaat El-Mallakh, MD
Featured Speaker

Rif El-Mallakh, MD, is a Professor and the Director of the Mood Disorders Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. For the past 25 years, Dr. El-Mallakh has focused his research on the pathophysiology of bipolar illness and has authored or coauthored over 250 peer-reviewed articles and 2 books.

Dr. El-Mallakh received his MD from the University of Illinois, completed a medical internship and an adult psychiatry residency at the University of Connecticut, and spent 3 years as a clinical research fellow with the Neuropsychiatry Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Henry A. Nasrallah, MD
Featured Speaker

Dr. Nasrallah is the Sydney W. Souers Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO), and he is the Editor-in-Chief of Schizophrenia Research and Current Psychiatry. He is a widely recognized neuropsychiatrist, educator, and researcher. Following his psychiatric residency at the University of Rochester and neuroscience fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, he served as chair of the Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry for twelve years. In January 2003, he joined the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine as Associate Dean and Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. In October 2013, he joined St. Louis University to chair the integrated Department of Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Nasrallah has published over 500 articles, as well as 12 books.

Dr. Nasrallah earned his MD from the American University of Beirut, School of Medicine (Beirut, Lebanon).

Chip Meyer, PhD
Moderator

Chip Meyer, PhD, serves as a Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. His clinical areas of expertise include: psychopharmacology, behavioral neuroscience, substance abuse, and research design.

Chip attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY and Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.

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