Greater Metropolitan Washington Area Chapter Educational Meeting
Date: January 15, 2014 6:00PM
Location: Professional Office Building, Ground Floor Conference Room, 8116 Good Luck Rd, Lanham, Maryland
Expert Speaker: Dr. Brian Hocum, PharmD - Genelex Corporation
Topic:Genetic Evaluation for Drug Metabolism
Patients can respond very differently to the same medication, depending on what other drugs, food and herbal supplements they’re taking, as well as their individual metabolism. Now you can predict which prescription medications will work best for a patient with cytochrome DNA testing for drug sensitivities combined with the latest clinical knowledge on drug metabolism. Genelex is a recognized leader in pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing and personalized medication management systems and software. The company’s high-complexity, CLIA laboratory has more than 25 years of DNA testing experience and in 2000 became one of the first laboratories in the US to provide PGx testing.
About Dr. Hocum: Brian T. Hocum, PharmD, is a licensed Washington State Pharmacist. Dr. Hocum has extensive experience with the practical applications of pharmacogenomics, having spear-headed the integration of a DNA testing model into an independently-owned retail pharmacy. He has direct experience working within a number of clinical, hospital, and community pharmacy settings. Dr. Hocum received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy in 2011, graduating magna cum laude.
Dr. Hocum currently works as a Personalized Prescribing Clinical Pharmacist at Genelex Corporation, where he reviews pharmacogenetic interventions using the YouScript Personalized Prescribing System. He frequently lectures to students and practitioners about pharmacogenetics and drug interactions. He lives in eastern Washington with his wife, Shantel, and their daughter, Luella Mae. They are expecting a baby boy in March.
Location: Professional Office Building, Ground Floor Conference Room, 8116 Good Luck Rd., Lanham, Maryland