Precision pain management

Researchers harness pharmacogenomics to improve opioid-based pain management in children. 

Genetic differences affect how individual patients respond to pain medications such as opioids. What works well for one patient may not be effective or could cause harmful side effects in another. Researchers studying pharmacogenomics identify genes associated with drug receptors, transporters, and metabolizing enzymes to explain these differences and develop tailored treatment strategies that maximize pain relief while minimizing adverse effects. In this webinar, Catrina Loucks will discuss how to uncover genetic markers that indicate children's responses to opioid medications for safer and more effective pediatric pain management.

Topics to be covered

  • Discovering pharmacogenomic predictors of opioid responses in children
  • Translating pharmacogenomic discoveries into improved pain management strategies

Wednesday, July 31st, 2024 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
This webinar will be available to view live and on demand.


Catrina Loucks, PhD

Catrina Loucks, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia