San Diego – On October 21st at 9AM PCT/ 12PM EST,Dr. Kelly Wosnik, Owner/ NP-C of Bristol Health will share practice patterns and associated clinical implications using Pharmacogenetic testing (PGx) to pinpoint the right treatments for mental illnesses. This is especially urgent as we enter the second winter season of COVID-19.
- Title: How PGx Testing Can Improve Mental Health In COVID’s Second Winter Wave
- Date: Thurs October 9AM PST/12PM EST
- Register: here
Dr. Wosnik’s mental health practice Bristol Health (Orem, Utah) has used PGx testing since its founding in 2015. This webinar will provide her unique perspective on how to improve care with PGx testing in her clinical practice.
At the webinar, Dr. Behnaz Sarrami, PharmD, Medical Science Liaison at AltheaDx, will also speak about the best practices in interpreting PGx tests to help link genes with medications that treat depression and anxiety.
The educational session will cover:
- Clinical utility of PGx
- Improving Rx choice earlier in treatment
- Helpful resources to get started with PGx testing
AltheaDx CEO David Nikodem further commented, “Psychiatric nurse practitioners recognize the path to selecting mental health treatment is tough, especially as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and other winter-time mental health issues can be more acute. Using PGx testing to choose the correct drug treatment regimen is vital to achieving patient stability and wellness, while lowering side effects and medical costs overall.”
AltheaDx, Inc. is a commercial stage molecular diagnostics company specializing in the field of pharmacogenomics (PGx). IDgenetix® is AltheaDx’s PGx product test for depression and anxiety and is supported by a published/peer-reviewed Randomized Controlled Trial that demonstrated clinical utility over standard of care when physicians used the test prior to prescribing a medication.
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