CDE: [The Dean's Speaker Series] ft. Dr. Katherine Theken

16
Jun, 2021
12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Virtually presented via Zoom Webinar

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm; This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 12:00 pm via Zoom Webinar.
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CE Credits: 1.0 lecture credits

Inter-individual variability in response to NSAIDs

Course Description

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among the most commonly used medications worldwide. They are an important non-addictive option for pain relief, and optimizing NSAID therapy is one strategy to address the current opioid crisis. However, NSAIDs also have the potential to cause adverse cardiovascular events. This talk will discuss ongoing work investigating factors that contribute to inter-individual variability in response to NSAIDs.

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the mechanism of action of NSAIDs and how this relates to analgesic efficacy and cardiovascular risk.
  • Describe factors that contribute to inter-individual variability in analgesic response to NSAIDs following third molar extraction.
  • Discuss factors that contribute to elevations in blood pressure with NSAID use.
Speaker

Katherine N. Theken, PharmD, PhD, completed her PharmD at the University of Pittsburgh and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She completed he post-doctoral training with Garret FitzGerald (UPenn, Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics/ITMAT). Her research investigates the factors that contribute to inter-individual variability in drug response and adverse events.

Disclosure: Dr. Theken has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits.