Presentations/Activities

  • Teoría sobre el diseño de un proyecto de investigación clínica y de translación". Proyecto Título V RCM-UCC, Reto-Motor trainings, 8 dic., 2018, San Juan, PR. Oral [2U54MD007587 NIMHD].
     
  • Nutrigenómica y Farmacogenómica en Medicina Integrada y Personalizada". 1er Congreso Internacional de Salud y Tecnología: Avances en la Educación e Investigación. Sheraton Convention Center, San Juan, PR, 8-9 Nov, 2018.
     
  • Pharmacogenetics Study of Clopidogrel in Caribbean Hispanics". Poster Presentation. 9th Santorini Conference of the European Society of Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Therapy (ESPT):
     
  • Systems Medicine, Personalized Health & Therapy: The Odyssey from Hope to Practice", Thira-Santorini, Greece, September 30 - October 3, 2018.
     
  • Prevalence of pharmacogenomic variants affecting the efficacy of clopidogrel therapy in US Hispanics/Latinos: findings from the HCHS/SOL cohort".  Poster Presentation. IPAP 18, Innovations in Pharmacy: Advances & Perspectives. Salamanca, Spain, September 24-28, 2018.
     
  • Association between CYP450 Polymorphisms and psychological symptoms among Patients with Drug-resistant Epilepsy in Puerto Rico". Poster Presentation. Advances in Genome Biology and Technology Precision Health Meeting, AGBT 2018, La Jolla, California, September 6-8, 2018.
     
  • Genomic Association Study of Warfarin in Caribbean Hispanics" Oral Presentation. Personalized and Precision Medicine International Conference. PEMED 2018. Paris, France, June 25-27, 2018.
     
  • The Genomic-guided Precision Medicine Paradigm: A new frontier for pharmacist's leadership" at UPR Aguadilla Campus, 17 March, PR, Oral.
     
  • Teoría sobre el diseño de un proyecto de investigación clínica y de translación". Proyecto Título V RCM-UCC, Reto-Motor trainings, 7 abril, 2018, San Juan, PR. Oral.
     
  • Gene Polymorphisms linked to Clopidogrel Response within the Puerto Rican Population" & "Assessment of the Clinical Utility of Pharmacogenetic testing in a Comprehensive Medication Management Service", 38vo Annual Forum of Research and Education, RCM, UPR, 19 April, 2018. Posters.
     
  • A candidate gene association study of Warfarin in Hispanics" poster session at the 2018 UF Precision Medicine Conference, Orlando, FL, March 8-10, 2018, Poster.
     
  • Pharmacogenetics of MTHFR and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)". 2da. Conferencia Manejo Integrativo Autismo, 21 abril, San Juan, PR, Oral.
     
  • Ethical Issues in Genomics Studies", lecture to the Post-doctoral MSc Program in Clinical and Translational Research, Room 310, Nursing Bldg, UPR-MSC, Sept 1, 2017. Oral.
     
  • Prevalence of Pharmacogenomic Variants Affecting the Efficacy of Clopidogrel Therapy in US Hispanics", 7mo Scientific Day- PRCTRC, May 11, 2018. San Juan, PR. Poster.
     
  • CYP2C19*2 and PON1 R192 polymorphisms are associated with platelet reactivity to clopidogrel in Puerto Rican Hispanics with cardiovascular disease", poster session at the 14th Global CardioVascular Clinical Trials Forum, Washington DC, Nov 30-Dec 2, 2017.
     
  • Genomic Association Study of Warfarin in Caribbean Hispanics" and "Pharmacogenetic Study of Clopidogrel in Caribbean Hispanics", in moderated poster session at the 2017 RCMI Translational Science Conference, Washington DC, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2017.
     
  • Admixture and ethno-specific alleles: missing links for adopting a pharmacogenomic-guided personalized medicine model in Caribbean Hispanics on warfarin" poster session at the 2017 UF Precision Medicine Conference, Orlando, FL, March 8-10, 2017.
     
  • Building the Evidence for Precision Medicine in Caribbean Hispanics: The Case for Warfarin". Invited speaker at the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and the Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine (IPM), Annenberg Building, Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology ? Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. December 2nd, 2016 in New York City, NY.
     
  • 76th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Invited speaker in roundtable #4: "Pharmacogenomics testing, interpretation and application to care decisions" in session C3 Testing, Screening and Advising (Hands-on Practice Workshop), sponsored by the FIP Academic Pharmacy Section and AphA. August 28 - September 1, 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
     
  • 76th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Short Oral Presentations session E8, Part 1, Industry & Science: Conference "Is Native-American contribution in Puerto Ricans associated with a lower warfarin dose requirements?" August 28 - September 1, 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
     
  • Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology: 2016 Conference on Genomics and Personalized Medicine (Q2). Short Talk: "Native-American contribution in Puerto Ricans is associated with a lower warfarin dose requirement". February 7-11, 2016 in Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
     
  • INTERPHEX Puerto Rico 2015. Posters "Pharmacogenetic Algorithm for Commencing Warfarin in Puerto Ricans" and "CYP2C9*8 frequencies distribution in Puerto Ricans: Implications for warfarin dosing". October 15-16, 2015 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico.  
     
  • Semana de las Biociencias y Foro Educativo 2015 "Creando Conocimientos de Biociencias para el Mundo" de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Humacao (UPRH). Conferenciante Invitado. Conferencia "Pharmacogenetics: Fundamentals and Current Applications in Personalized Medicine", 14-19 September, 2015. UPRH, Humacao, PR.
     
  • 2014 Minority Health & Health Disparities Grantees' Conference. Transdisciplinary Collaborations: Evolving Dimensions of US and Global Health Equity. Poster Sessions II and III, Clinical and Translational Science Research, Poster #03.01.01.001: "PGt Algorithm for Commencing Warfarin in Puerto Ricans"; Poster #03.01.01.006: "Pharmacogenetics of Warfarin in Admixed Puerto Ricans"; Poster #03.04.01.001: "CYP2C9*8 Distribution in Puerto Ricans and Warfarin". December 1-3, 2014. Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on the Potomac, at National Harbor, Maryland, USA.
     
  • 7th Santorini Conference Biologie Prospective; Poster: "A Proposal for an Individualized Pharmacogenetic-Guided Warfarin Dosage Regimen for Puerto Rican Patients Commencing Anticoagulation Therapy". Petros Nomikos Center; September 2014, Thira, Santorini, Greece.
     
  • 2014 Annual Convention, Puerto Rico College of Pharmacists. Poster: Role of admixture in the pharmacogenetics of warfarin in Puerto Ricans. August, 2014 (second prize)
     
  • Puerto Rico Society of Microbiologists (American Society of Microbiology Local Branch) Annual Meeting "Microbiology in the 21st Century: Microbiomes and Omics"; Invited Speaker, presentation:
  • Pharmacogenomics: Fundamentals and Current Applications in Personalized Medicine" June 20, 2014, Carolina, PR.
     
  • European Human Genetics Conference 2014, ESHG; Poster: "CYP2C9*8 frequency distribution in Puerto Ricans: Implications for warfarin dosing". June 2014, Milano, Italy.
     
  • ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology (EB) 2014, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). Poster: "CYP2C9*8 frequency distribution in Puerto Ricans: Implications for warfarin dosing". 14-8204-EB. April 2014, San Diego, CA.
     
  • 2014 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America (THSNA) Poster: "A proposal for an individualized pharmacogenetic-guided warfarin dosage regimen for Puerto Ricans patients commencing anticoagulation therapy". April 2014, Chicago, IL.
     
  • XXXIV Annual Forum of Education and Investigation. Posters: "CYP2C9*8 frequencies distribution in Puerto Ricans: Implications for warfarin dosing"; "A proposal for an individualized pharmacogenetic-guided warfarin dosage regimen for Puerto Ricans patients commencing anticoagulation therapy". Medical Sciences Campus-UPR, March, 2014.
     
  • 2013 Annual Convention, Puerto Rico College of Pharmacists. Poster: Admixture-adjusted genotype-guided warfarin dosing algorithm in Puerto Ricans. August, 2013 (first prize)
     
  • 12th National Conference on Anticoagulant Therapy (AC Forum). Poster: "Pharmacogenetic-driven warfarin dosing algorithm in Puerto Rican patients". Phoenix, Arizona, May, 2013.
     
  • Congress of the Puerto Rican College of Medical Technology. "El Tecnólogo Médico: Analítico, Científico y Educador". Conference/short-course: Pharmacogenetic Testing: Fundamentals and Current Applications in Personalized Medicine. Carolina, Puerto Rico, March, 2013.
     
  • XXXIII Annual Forum of Education and Investigation. Poster: "Optimization of the CYP2C9 coding region amplification for DHPLC analysis" Medical Sciences Campus-UPR, March, 2013.
     
  • 13th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities "Translating Sciences to Better Health: The Power of Diversity and Multicultural Engagement". Poster: Pharmacogenetic-driven Warfarin Dosing Algorithm in Puerto Ricans. San Juan, PR, December, 2012.
     
  • 2012 Annual Convention, Puerto Rico College of Pharmacists. Poster: Pharmacogenetic-driven warfarin dosing algorithm in Puerto Rican patients. August, 2012 (first prize shared)
     
  • 2nd Latin-American Congress of Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine. Conference "The Emerging Role of Admixture in the Pharmacogenetics of Puerto Ricans: The Case of Warfarin", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June, 2012.
     
  • 18th Educational Symposium of the Puerto Rican College of Medical Technology. Oral Presentation: Pharmacogenomics: Fundamentals and Current Applications in Admixed Puerto Ricans. May 2012, Mayaguez, PR.
     
  • 1st Congress of Health and Welfare in the Elderly: Investigation and Practice. Poster: "Pharmacogenetic-driven Warfarin Dosing Algorithm in Puerto Ricans". May 2012, Rio Piedras, PR. 
     
  • 1st Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America (THSNA). Posters: "A Pharmacogenetic Safety Profile of Puerto Ricans on Warfarin Therapy" and "Pharmacogenetic-driven Warfarin Dosing Algorithm in Puerto Ricans". May 2012, Chicago, IL.
     
  • 3rd Summit of Translational Research in Health Disparities and 3rd Multidisciplinary Conference in Clinical Research, Poster: "Development of a Novel Pharmacogenetic-driven Effective Warfarin Dosing Algorithm in Puerto Ricans using an Admixture Index", February 2012, San Juan, PR.
     
  • XXXII Annual Forum of Education and Investigation. Poster: "Pharmacogenetic-driven Warfarin Dosing Algorithm in Puerto Ricans" Medical Sciences Campus-UPR, March, 2012.
     
  • 2011 Annual Convention, Puerto Rico College of Pharmacists. Poster: Pharmacogenetic-driven warfarin dosing algorithm in Puerto Rican patients. August, 2011 (first prize)
     
  • XXXI Annual Forum of Education and Investigation. Posters: "Role of VKORC1 polymorphism on the association between vitamin K ingestion and stable anticoagulation in Puerto Rican patients with variability in response to warfarin" and "Pharmacogenetic-driven warfarin dosing algorithm in Puerto Rican patients". Medical Sciences Campus-UPR, May, 2011.
     
  • Biochemistry and Physiology Seminar. "Admixture in the Puerto Rican Population: Physiogenomic Analysis and Implication for Personalized Medicine in Warfarin Therapy". February, 2011 Medical Sciences Campus, UPR. Sponsored by NeuroAIDS & RCMI Programs and the Departments of Biochemistry and Physiology; UPR-School of Medicine.
     
  • 12th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities "Bridging the Gap between Disparity and Equity". Poster: Pharmacogenetics of Warfarin in Puerto Ricans: Preliminary Data. Nashville, TN, December, 2010.
     
  • 2010 Annual Convention, Puerto Rico College of Pharmacists. Poster: VKORC1 and Vitamin K intake effect in stable warfarin Puerto Rican patients. August, 2010 (third prize)
     
  • 69th Annual Convention of the Puerto Rican College of Chemistry. Conference: "Fundamentals and Current Applications of Pharmacogenetics in Research", San Juan, PR, August, 2010 
     
  • Convention of the Puerto Rican Association of Community Pharmacies. Conference: "Pharmacogenetics Implications in the Current and Future Therapy of the Psychiatric Patients", Carolina, PR, July, 2010.
     
  • 1st Latin-American Congress of Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine. Conference "Admixture in the Puerto Rican Population: Physiogenomic Analysis and Implications for Personalized Medicine", San Juan, PR, May, 2010.
     
  • 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO). Poster: Integrating Combinatorial CYP2C9 and VKORC1 Genotypes into Clinical Warfarin Management in Puerto Rican Children with Thrombosis: An Illustrative Case Study. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 7-10, 2010.
     
  • XXX Annual Forum of Education and Investigation. Conference "Vitamin C and Cancer: RECNAC 2 project", Medical Sciences Campus-UPR, March, 2010.
     
  • XXX Annual Forum of Education and Investigation. Posters: "Prevalence of Polymorphic CYP2D6 alleles in Puerto Ricans: preliminary results" and "Pharmacogenetic-driven Warfarin Dosing Algorithm in Puerto Ricans". Medical Sciences Campus-UPR, March, 2010.
     
  • 2009 Annual Convention, Puerto Rico College of Pharmacists. Poster: Pharmacogenetic-driven Warfarin Dosing Algorithm in Puerto Ricans: Preliminary Data. Agosto, 2009 (first prize).
     
  • Pharmacy Bridging Conference: The Pharmacogenomics of Warfarin: bridging the gap for the Puerto Rican population, May, 2009 Medical Sciences Campus, UPR.
     
  • Professional Development Workshop at the School of Pharmacy-UPR: Pharmacogenetics in Puerto Ricans: Its relevance to the UPR School of Pharmacy academic & research programs. November, 2008.
     
  • 2008 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Poster: Prevalence of CYP2C19 in the Puerto Rican Population. November 5-8, 2008; Orlando, Florida.
     
  • 2008 Annual Convention, Puerto Rico College of Pharmacists. Poster: Prevalence of CYP2D6 polymorphisms and the potential role of pharmacogenetic-guided dosing of paroxetine in the Puerto Rican population. Agosto, 2008 (third prize)
     
  • AAPS Workshop- Student Chapter at Puerto Rico. Conference: Pharmacogenetics: Expectation and Reality. 2008 
     
  • 15th Annual Meeting of Critical Care. Conference, Pharmacogenomics: The New Frontier. Convention Center PR, May, 2008.
     
  • XXVIII Foro Anual de Investigación y Educación RCM-UPR. Poster: Prevalence of CYP2C19 in the Puerto Rican Population. March, 2008 
     
  • Biochemical Medicine: The Role of InBioMed. CAM Workshop. University of Turabo at Gurabo, PR, April 2007.
     
  • VI Iberoamerican Congress of Pharmaceutical & Foods Sciences, Convention Center, Havana, June 2004.
     
  • Workshop on Multisource Drug Products Interchangeability, QUIMEFA 2004. Havana, April 2004. 
     
  • Second Interamerican Meeting on Pharmacy and Nutrition: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Institute of Pharmacy and Foods. Capitol, Havana, March 2003.
     
  • International Congress Biotechnology 03, CIGB, Havana, December 2003.
     
  • VIII International Congress of Pharmaceutical Sciences (CUBAFARMACIA). Convention Center, Havana, October 2002.
     
  • First Interamerican Meeting on Pharmacy and Nutrition: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Institute of Pharmacy and Foods. Havana, July 2001.
     
  • IV Iberoamerican Congress of Pharmaceutical & Foods Sciences, Convention Center, Havana, July 2000.
     
  • International Congress Biotechnology ´99, CIGB, Havana, December 1999.
     
  • II Symposium on Clinical Pharmacology, CIMEQ, Havana, May 1999.
     
  • I International Congress of the Cuban Society of Pharmacology, Havana, October 1998.
     
  • III Iberoamerican Congress of Pharmaceutical & Foods Sciences, IFAL, Havana, June 1998.
     
  • III International Symposium on Measurement and Kinetics of In Vivo Drug Effects, Congress Center De Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, May 1998. 
     
  • I International Symposium on Investigation and Development of New Drug Delivery Systems, CIDEM, Havana, March 1998.
     
  • International Congress Biotechnology ´97, CIGB, Havana, December 1997.
     
  • I International Symposium on Nuclear and Related Techniques in Agriculture, Industry, Health and Environment, Convention Center, Havana, October 1997.
     
  • I Workshop on Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Studies: The Cuban Perspective, CIREN, Havana, May 1997.
     
  • II Workshop on Pharmacology, Cuban Society for Pharmacology, Havana, April, 1997.
     
  • XI National Forum of Sciences, Havana, December 1996.
     
  • II Iberoamerican Congress of the Pharmaceutical & Foods Sciences, IFAL, Havana, July 1996.
     
  • I Workshop on Pharmacology, Cuban Society of Pharmacology, Havana, April 1996.
     
  • X National Forum of Sciences, Havana. December 1995.
     
  • XII Scientific Meeting of the Center for Medical and Surgery Researches, CIMEQ, Havana, November 1995.