2nd July 2019

 Newsletter July 2019


Results of the DEEP – 2 study were presented at the 24th European Hematology Association Congress

On 13-16 June 2019, the 24th European Hematology Association Congress took place in Amsterdam and brought together more than 12000 haematology professionals from around the world. During the meeting, the preliminary results of the DEEP-2 study have been presented by the principal investigator of the study Prof. Antonis Kattamis, from the Department of Pediatrics, National and Kapodistriam University of Athens. DEEP-2 is a multicentre, randomized, non-inferiority trial comparing the efficacy of deferiprone (DFP) in paediatric patients affected by transfusion-dependent hemoglobinopathies.

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EPTRI Paediatric feasibility studies call for application has been launched

In the framework of EPTRI (European Paediatric Translational Research Infrastructure), a project coordinated by Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche and funded within the H2020-INFRADEV-01-2017 programme, a call for application for the preparation of EPTRI feasibility studies has been launched. EPTRI arises from the need to find answers to the serious lack of medicines for children in EU and worldwide and is aimed to create the framework for a new Research Infrastructure (RI) intended to enhance technology-driven paediatric research in drug discovery and early development phases to be translated into clinical research and paediatric use of medicines.

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CVBF in charge of CRO-like activities for cASPErCF and MOI (and is looking for CRAs)

Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche is involved in the “conect4children” (c4c) project aimed to implement and test a collaborative network for European clinical trials for children. In the framework of the project, four no-profit clinical trials have selected and will be funded. CVBF will participate in two new no-profit paediatric studies and will be in charge of CRO-like activities. CVBF will be in charge of monitoring activities and data management. For this reason, CVBF is hiring and has opened a call for new positions for experienced CRAs located all over Europe, to conduct monitoring activities in the context of these multinational paediatric studies.

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Donato Bonifazi speaker at the Carpathian Research Group Training Event in Kiev

On 20th April 2019 the “CRGroupe Academy” training event, organised by the Carpathian research Group, took place in Kiev (Ukraine). Donato Bonifazi, Chief Executive Officer at Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche (CVBF), participated in the event as speaker, providing a presentation on ICH – Good Clinical Practice (GCP). He presented the basic principles of GCP and main responsibilities of the investigators dealing with clinical trials.

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16th May 2019. Presentation of the final Document of the Consultation on civic participation in healthcare system. The KIDS Bari contribution

The final event of the project “Consultation on civic participation in healthcare system”, promoted by Cittadinanzattiva with the non-conditioning contribution of Novartis, was held on 16th May, 2019 in Rome at “Sala Igea – Treccani”. The consultation process took place on 30th and 31th January, 2019 at the Luiss EnLabs, involved 100 health stakeholders and resulted in the release of a final Document presented during the final event in May. The result of this work was the sharing of a “Matrix for the quality of participatory practices” which, starting from the identification of risks and appropriate actions to minimize them, aims to become a useful tool for public institutions to shape their participatory practices in public health policies and ensure an effective involvement of citizens.

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Let’s start with #wecare_ye project!

The activities of #wecare_ye project have been officially started!
On 28-29 May 2019, the Advanced Programming Visit (APV) took place in Bari at the Paediatric Hospital “Giovanni XXIII”. The #wecare_ye project, coordinated by CVBF and funded under the European Erasmus + program, has the long-term goal to create four new Young Persons Advisory Groups (YPAGs) in Romania, Czech Republic, Greece and Belgium following the experience of KIDS Bari and KIDS Albania developed under the umbrella of the TEDDY Network, by fostering youth active participation (including young patients) in health promotion. 

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Factory Evolutio Start Up: CVBF selected within the Framework of “Estrazione dei Talenti”

The proposal Factory EVOLUTIO START UP” coordinated by CVBF, CNR and Bioindustry Park, has been  granted to the “Estrazione dei Talenti (Talent Extraction)” programme, promoted by the Apulia Region. The “Factory EVOLUTIO START UP” will be aimed to support the evolution and consolidation of the individual business initiatives promoted in the framework of the Talent Extraction initiative.

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July 2019, 23

EUCROF Webinar “Risk-based and Remote Monitoring”
The next EUCROF Webinar on “Risk-based and Remote Monitoring” will be held on 23 July 2019 at 10.00. The webinar will be held by Dr. Goran Vesov, Quality Assurance and Training Director at OPTIMAPHARM, and Dr. Ana Stojkovic Country manager at OPTIMAPHARM.

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November 2019, 12

AICRO 6th Conference on Clinical Research
The annual AICRO Conference will take place on 12 November 2019 in Milan at Assolombarda, Sala Auditorium Gio Ponti. The event will be focused on the theme “Digital revolution in health and “connection” with the future: a challenge for the involved professionals” but it will also be declined based on the evolution of the professional figures operating in this sector.

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February 2020, 10-11

EUCROF 5th European Conference on Clinical Research
On 10-11 February 2020 EUCROF will organise the 5th European Conference on Clinical Research in Amsterdam. The primary objective of the Conference is to ensure that all attendees are brought fully up to date with the current key topics in Science, Technology and Regulations and how each of these can contribute to improving patients’ health. 

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