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Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy CE
ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Clinical Pharmacogenetics in the Current Pharmacy Practice Webcast – 1 CE

Activity Overview

There is a significant increase in the number of drugs in the market that require genetic sequencing to determine the eligibility of the patient, to adjust the dose or to minimize the risk of toxicity. The knowledge of hospitals and community pharmacists in this field is limited and requires continuous updates by informing them about theproper use of the new drugs that require genotyping. The activity will discuss the basics and current applications in clinical pharmacogenetics and provide examples in the form of patient cases to facilitate understanding and appreciation of the topic.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

1. Define pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenes and pharmacogenomics
2. Explain genotyping models and the impact of pharmacogenetics on drug efficacy and toxicity
3. List the genetic variations that contribute to variability in drug response
4. Discuss the effect of pharmacogenetics on the dosing of the oral antiplatelet clopidogrel and oral anticoagulant warfarin

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

1. Review the basics of pharmacogenetics
2. Describe how pharmacogenetics concepts can be applied in pharmacy practice
3. List the current drugs that utilize pharmacogenetics for its proper use


Accreditation Statement

ACPEAchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641). This course is approved by CE Broker, with CE Broker No. 20-888454.

Faculty Information

Tamer E. Fandy, Ph.D., BCGP, FCP is both a pharmacist and pharmaceutical scientist. He practiced pharmacy in Maryland, Vermont and West Virginia and is currently a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP). He obtained his Master and PhD degrees in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Southern California and the University of Maryland, respectively. He started his academic career as an Assistant Professor at Albany College of Pharmacy in 2010 and then joined the school of pharmacy at the University of Charleston in 2016, where he serves as an Associate Professor & Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical & Administrative Sciences. Dr. Fandyis a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology and his research focuses on oncology, pharmacology and pharmacogenomics.

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Webcast



1.0 Contact Hour


Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Target Audience

Pharmacy Technician

Activity Type


Universal Activity Number


Pharmacy Technician:

Activity Release Date

November 16, 2021

Activity Expiration Date

November 16, 2024



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Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

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Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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