The Young Persons Advisory Group in Tirana
On 15th September 2017, the first YPAG in Albania has been launched, corresponding to a new chapter of iCAN, named ‘KIDS Albania’.
KIDS Albania is promoted by Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche – Dege e shoqerise se huaj, Albanian Branch Office of CVBF, in collaboration with the University Hospital Center Mother Teresa and the TEDDY Network (European Network of Excellence for Paediatric Clinical Research).
Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche – Dege e shoqerise se huaj is a private Contract Research Organization (CRO) established in 07/05/2015 with the mission to conduct GCP (Good Clinical Practice) clinical trials and support companies willing to conduct clinical research in Albania. It provides a full-service support offering one-stop local solutions to investigators, sponsors, CROs and research institutions thanks to a professional team, able to provide insight on the overall clinical research strategy and help bringing success to a clinical research program.
University Hospital Centre “Mother Teresa” in Tirana is a tertiary level Hospital and the only academic and Research Hospital Centre in Albania. Paediatric Intensive Care Unit treats postoperative patients (abdominal and cardiac surgery and sometimes neurosurgery patients) as well as medical severely ill patients with neurological, rheumatic, malignant pathology, and poly-traumatised patients.
The European experience in clinical research and the collaboration with CVBF will represent a benefit and a driving factor for the YPAG in the promotion and understanding of the clinical research by the YPAG.
The YPAG is composed by 23 young people (new members can be added whenever they apply), age range 11-17 years, both including young patients and healthy youngers. The YPAG won’t be associated with a particular health condition or disease.