AACP Annual Meeting

Have questions about precision medicine?

Our precision medicine team will be in Chicago ready to answer your questions at the UF College of Pharmacy booth (#700). Meet Julie Johnson and Kristin Wiisanen, the scientific plenary speakers, and Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, the director of the UF Health Precision Medicine Program, and learn how the UF College of Pharmacy is leading education and training efforts to prepare pharmacists and future pharmacists for a leadership role in precision medicine implementation.

DEAN AND DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR
Julie Johnson is dean of the UF College of Pharmacy and distinguished professor of pharmacy and medicine. Her research focuses on cardiovascular pharmacogenomics and genomic medicine implementation, for which she has been named a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Scientist in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, indicating she is in the top 1% of the most highly-cited scientists in the her field globally.
clinical professor
Kristin Wiisanen is currently a clinical professor in the department of pharmacotherapy and translational research and director of continuing pharmacy education in the UF College of Pharmacy. She also serves as associate director for pharmacogenetics and education for the UF Health Precision Medicine Program.
associate professor
Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff is director of the UF Health Precision Medicine program and an associate professor in the colleges of pharmacy and medicine at the University of Florida. She also serves as associate director of the Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine.

Personal Genotyping

To enhance understanding at the Science Plenary titled, “Precision Medicine — The Future is NOW: Evidence, Practice and Educating the Future Workforce to Lead,” personal genotyping is available for a limited number of attendees. This will provide insight into your personal pharmacogenetic data, and innovative tools you can employ to educate your students about pharmacogenomics and precision medicine.

Add genotyping to your conference registration and visit the University of Florida College of Pharmacy booth (#700) in the exhibit hall on Sunday July 14 (3:30 – 6:30 p.m.) and Monday, July 15 (9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) to provide your DNA sample via mouthwash for analysis. Approximately eight weeks after the meeting, you will receive a report featuring your genotype results, associate phenotypes and medications associated with the genes from the UF College of Pharmacy’s Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine. You must register for personal genotyping by July 1 to participate at the AACP Annual Meeting.

Q:A about personal genotyping

Q: When can I sign up for personal genotyping?

A: You must register for personal genotyping by July 1 to participate.  There will be no on-site registration available.

Q: What is tested and what can I expect from the results?  

A: Seven pharmacogenetic genes and one variant of the CYP2C cluster are tested. The genes tested are CYP2C19, CYP2C9, VKORC1, CYP4F2, CYP2D6, TPMT, SLCO1B1 and CYP3A5. These select pharmacogenetic genes were chosen because they all have a high level of evidence and Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC®) guidelines. The report will provide your genotype results, associate phenotypes and medications associated with the genes. Please note, the results will be generated in the University of Florida Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine research lab and should not be used for health information or clinical use.

Q: When and where can I pick up my genotyping kit?

A: You may pick up your genotyping kit at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s exhibit booth (#700) during exhibit hours only. Exhibit hours are from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, and 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 15.

Q: What should I expect when I visit the booth to pick up my personal genotyping kit?

A: When you pick up your AACP meeting registration materials, it will include the required ticket to pick up your genotyping kit. Once you arrive at the booth, on the left side of the exhibit there will be a table labeled for genotyping kit pick up and drop off. UF College of Pharmacy staff will be there to scan your ticket and provide you with a genotyping kit, which are then linked via a unique barcode.

Q: How will my sample be collected?

A:Your sample will be collected through vigorously swishing Scope mouthwash and spitting the mouthwash into a collection tube. We will collect saliva and cheek cells to extract DNA.

Q: Are there instructions I need to know before I can collect my DNA sample?

A: Yes, do not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes before collecting your sample. There will also be detailed instructions on how to collect your sample in your personal genotyping kit.

Q: When and where can I drop off my completed genotyping kit?

A: You may drop off your completed genotyping kit at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s exhibit booth (#700) during exhibit hours (see above). If you are unable to return your kit during exhibit hours, there will be a drop off box placed at the AACP registration desk after the exhibit hall hours end. Kits must be dropped off by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16.

Q: When will I receive my results?

A: You should expect to receive your results approximately eight weeks after the end of the AACP meeting.

Q: What will happen to my DNA sample and personal genotype data after the results are returned?

A: The leftover sample and data will be destroyed within one month of sending the results.

Q: Additional questions?  

A: Please contact Amanda Elsey, M.H.A. at aelsey@cop.ufl.edu.