The Open Meeting of the DEEP (DEferiprone Evaluation in Paediatrics) project will be held in Tirana at the Hotel Tirana International on May 18th, 2015

DEEP is a 4-year European research Project (FP7) coordinated by CVBF and comprises 28 recruiting sites located in 5 European Countries (Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Italy and United Kingdom) and 5 non-European Countries (Egypt, Lebanon, Marocco, Tunisia and Turkey), 16 scientific partners and a pharmaceutical group based in Canada.

The Open Meeting is promoted by Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche (CVBF) in collaboration with University Hospital Center “Mother Teresa” (UHCT) and will be the occasion to raise the attention on the progresses achieved by the clinical research in Albania and the importance of the European Networks to create synergies to spread excellence and attract European funding.

It entails two thematic sessions:

1.Clinical Research in Albania

2.Networks and Projects in a global context

The Meeting is accredited by QKEV and provides with 5 CME credits for Continuing education for healthcare professionals.

All sessions will be in English but simultaneous Translation English /Albanian will be available.

The Open Meeting is foreseen in the framework of the 6th DEEP General Assembly will take place from the 18th to the 20th of May, 2015 with the participation of the whole DEEP Consortium as well as of external experts. The General Assembly will also host  the fourth Ethics Board meeting and the DEEP-2 Investigators’ Meeting, where a specific CRAs’ training session and individual training sessions on GCP, e-CRF and drug management will be available during the Meeting.

DEEP is the first clinical trial in which the University Hospital Centre “Mother Teresa” of Tirana (which represents the main and most important Albanian Hospital) is officially involved, after the entry into force of the new Albanian law concerning clinical trials (which took place in July 2014), and forthcoming implementation decrees.

The inclusion of Albania in the DEEP study represents an important milestone for a country that is currently managing its first non-profit paediatric trials. This will pave the way towards a new era for clinical research in Albania to the heightening of the quality of the clinical research in Albanian public institutes.

More details on the event and the related agenda are available here.

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