On May 9th, 2017, the International Paediatric Clinical Trial Day entitled “Helping children create lives they deserve” took place at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.
The meeting was organized by AICRO (Associazione Italiana Contract Research Organisation) in collaboration with San Raffaele Hospital, TEDDY Network (European Network of Excellence for Paediatric Clinical Research) and INCiPiT (the Italian Network for paediatric clinical trials) and it was focused on the issues impacting on paediatric clinical research as well as the forthcoming novelties in the field.
Antoinette van Dijk (AICRO) and Alessandro Aiuti (San Raffaele Hospital) for the first session, Donato Bonifazi (Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche), and Elisabetta Riva (San Raffaele Hospital) for the second session, were the chairs of the event. The meeting provided an overview on the current European scenario of the paediatric clinical trials, describing issues, needs and gaps existing in paediatric medicine research. Moreover, the reasons of the delays and the strategies to overcome them have been explained in detail. The participants with different backgrounds and expertise in the field of the clinical research faced the issues from different points of view (CROs, academia and industry). Furthermore, the voice of the patients was raised, through the presentation of the innovative initiatives carried out by the YPAGs (Young Persons Advisory Groups).
Here you can download the minutes of the event.