First Annual Pharmacogenomics Conference

The University of South Florida College of Pharmacy is hosting its first International Conference on Developmental, Translational and Clinical Pharmacogenomics Sept. 22 through 24 at the Patel Center for Global Health Solutions.  The conference will provide ways to improve health care by customizing drug prescribing and treatment based on an individual’s genetic makeup. 


Scientists from the U.S., China, India, Brazil, Canada and other countries will have the opportunity to learn about the latest in personalized medicine and pharmacogenomics, the study of how genetic variation among individuals contributes to differences in the way people respond to medicine.  While in its infancy, the field of pharmacogenomics holds promise for the development of drugs customized to more effectively and safely treat a wide range of conditions, including cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS and asthma.


The conference is sponsored by the College of Pharmacy, USF Health, the Ibero-American Science & Technology Consortium, and is a ResearchOne event.  For information contact Kathy Pendergrass at or 813-396-2499.