Clinical Implementation Strategies & Pharmacists’ Roles


26 – 27 February 2018

Topics Covered

• Fundamental of Pharmacogenomics
• Clinical Applications of Pharmacogenomics
• Strategies for Clinical Pharmacogenomics Implementation
• Cost Effectiveness of Phamacogenomics Implementation


Seminar rooms A – D
Department of Pharmacy
National University of Singapore


(Photo by  Patrick Campbell/University of Colorado)

Christina Aquilante, PharmD, FCCP
University of Colorado


Alexandre Chan, PharmD, MPH, FCCP
Deputy Head and Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy
National University of Singapore


Ho Han Kiat, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy
National University of Singapore


Wee Hwee Lin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy
National University of Singapore


Ong Pei Shi, PhD
Department of Pharmacy
National University of Singapore


Michael David Winther, PhD
Senior Project Manager


Dorothy Toh, PhD
Assistant Group Director (Post-market Cluster)
Health Sciences Authority, Singapore


Doreen Tan, PharmD, BCPS (AQ Cardiology)
Specialist Pharmacist (Cardiology)
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital


Astrid Irwanto, PhD
Junior Principal Investigator


26 Feb, Day 1  
0830 – 0900 Registration & Tea Reception
0900 Opening
A/P Alex Chan
0905 – 1005 Fundamental of Pharmacogenomics
Prof Christina Aquilante
1005 – 1030 Breakout activity: Genetics Nomenclature
Prof Christina Aquilante
1030 – 1045 Tea break
1045 – 1130 Genotyping Tests and Interpretation
Prof Christina Aquilante
1130 – 1230 Pharmacogenomic Evidence, Study Designs, and Guidelines
Prof Christina Aquilante
1230 – 1300 Breakout activity: Using PGx Website Resources
Prof Christina Aquilante
1300 – 1400 Lunch
1400 – 1430 Preemptive genotyping to reduce ADRs
A/P Alex Chan
1430 – 1500 SAPPHIRE and SEA-Pharm
Dr Michael David Winther
1500 – 1530 Clinical Application #1: Pharmacogenetics of carbamazepine – a case study in Singapore
Dr Dorothy Toh
1530 – 1545 Teabreak
1545 – 1615 Clinical Application #2:  Pharmacogenetics of TKIs- a case study on genes affecting pharmacodynamics
A/P Ho Han Kiat
1615 – 1645 Clinical Application #3: Cardiology
Dr Doreen Tan
1700 End of Day 1
27 Feb, Day 2  
0900 – 1000  Pharmacist-Directed Clinical Implementation (Institutional and Community Practices), Part 1
Prof Christina Aquilante
1000 – 1040 Breakout activity: Barriers to Implementation
Prof Christina Aquilante
1040 – 1045 Teabreak
1045 – 1145 Pharmacist-Directed Clinical Implementation (Institutional and Community Practices)
1145  – 1230 Breakout activity: Formulating an Implementation Plan
Prof Christina Aquilante
1230 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1400 Pharmacoeocnomics of precision medicine
Dr Wee Hwee Lin
1400 – 1430 Clinical Application #4: Genotyping of Leprosy in Indonesia
Dr Astrid Irwanto
1430 – 1500 Title TBA
Dr Ong Pei Shi
1500 – 1515 Teabreak
1515 – 1615 Educational Strategies to Prepare Pharmacists for Personalized Medicine: Teaching Towards Competencies
Prof Christina Aquilante
1615 – 1715 Breakout: Formulating an Educational Plan
Prof Christina Aquilante
1715 Closing and End of Day 2

Workshop Fee

Regular fee per participant 


Early bird registration fee
(register by 02 Feb 2018)


Group discount *
(register by 02 Feb 2018)

S$900 per participant

* Group discount is only applicable when 2 or more participants from the same organization register at the same time.
All prices stated are inclusive of 7% GST. Breakfast, lunch and tea will be provided.


Click here to register now!
Registration closes on 19 Feb 2018.

For inquiries, please email to
This is a SPC CPE recognized event.


Special thanks to the following sponsor:


We are glad that our workshop was well received and thankful for the numerous positive encouragement. We would like to send our gratitude to all participants and speakers for their participation and we sincerely hope you have enjoyed the lectures and have learnt a lot that will be useful in your workplace.

We would also like to thank Vishuo Biomedical Pte Ltd for sponsoring the workshop.


Quotes from our workshop participants

“Thank you for organizing the workshop! It was highly enjoyable and I learnt a lot. More importantly, it was a good networking platform and good for generating ideas” – Dr. Doreen Tan Su-Yin, PharmD, BCPS, Cardiology Specialist Pharmacist & Head, Pharmacy, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

“This was a well-organised workshop and I’ve learnt many new things. Good job to you and your team!” – Joelle Chia, Co-Director, Pharma To Market Pte Ltd

Thanks for all the hard work put into the PGx workshop! It was really well planned and executed. It was a great opportunity to meet with practicing pharmacists and PGx researchers, and we have learned a lot from the lectures” – Zheng Weiling, PhD, Business Development Manager, Vishuo Biomedical Pte Ltd