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Digital Seminar

Mythbusters: Genetics and Pharmacogenomics

Nguyen Park, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA
1 Hour 01 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jan 06, 2023
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The Human Genome Project is now over 30 years old. Since the project’s launch, the implications of genomics science for healthcare have progressed steadily and it is difficult to keep up with the science. In this session, Nguyen Park will discuss common myths surrounding genetics and pharmacogenomics to teach the learner how this information can be used in daily practice. After a review of the current state and the science behind it, she will provide an overview of current uses of genetics and pharmacogenomics. Additional ethical issues, risks, and future directions will be considered.


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This program was developed through the joint providership of PESI, Inc. and Maryland Association of Physician Assistants.

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Nurses - Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

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Nguyen Park, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA's Profile

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Nguyen H. Park, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, is a clinical assistant professor in the Physician Assistant Studies Program in the department of healthcare sciences at Wayne State University. After graduating from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in neuropsychology and biology, and working in biomedical research, she received an MS in physician assistant studies from Wayne State University. Since 2003, she has worked clinically in cardiology. She is a fellow of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA), participating actively in MAPA’s CME planning committee, and has lectured regionally and at the state level.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Nguyen Park has an employment relationship with the National Human Genome Research Institute. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations. Non-financial: Nguyen Park is a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants , the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants, the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants, and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.

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  1. Analyze the current state of genetics & genomics advances and how this impacts today's clinical practice.
  2. Integrate the basics of genetics & genomics in order to better understand how pharmacogenomics and genetic testing affects patient care.
  3. Dissect implications of direct-to-consumer genetic/genomic testing.
  4. Evaluate ethical, legal, and social issues surrounding genetics & genomics testing and therapies.


  • Current state of Genetics & Genomics Advances
    • MythsBusters Flow Chart
    • PAs Work in Genetics/PA Genomic Competencies
    • Impact on Clinical Practice
  • Basics of genetics & genomics
    • Double Helix  (Rosalind Franklin)
    • Double  Stranded vs. Single Stranded  DNA/RNA
    • DNA Points to Remember
  • Pharmacogenomics
    • The Human Genome: Your DNA
    • Genetic testing affects patient care
      • Newborn Screening
      • Mitochrondrial
    • Direct-to-Consumer Genetic/Genomic Testing
  • Ethical, legal, and social issues surrounding genetics & genomics testing and therapies
    • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
    • Gene Therapy
    • Genetic Mutation/Replacement

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants


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