Challenges in paediatric drug development: new oncology drugs for children

Top Quote Over the past 40 years paediatric oncology in Europe made considerable progresses in increasing patient survival rates of up to 80% from previously 10%. This was achieved through close collaboration in multinational clinical trials. (Source: SIOPE - Clinical Trials in Paediatric Oncology). End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 22, 2015 - SMi Group reports: Sabine Fuerst-Recktenwald Senior Medical Director Paediatric Oncology, Roche Pharmaceuticals will present on: "Challenges in paediatric drug development: new oncology drugs for children" at the SMi Group's 10th annual Paediatric Clinical Trials conference (16-17 March 2016, London, UK).

    The exclusive presentation will focus on the "optimal" timing and more sustainable "Mode of Action" based drug development model. Sabine Fuerst-Recktenwald will discover historical adult-centric versus integrated paediatric development at Roche and long-term safety considerations.
    Furthermore, Ellen Bolotin, Global Clinical Leader in Paediatric, Bayer will present her case study on: "Networking in paediatric oncology", focusing on improving drug formulation and facilitating paediatric formulation development through existing data.

    Paediatric Clinical Trials 2016 will benefit delegates as they will:
    Be able to discuss the framework of US and EU Paediatric Legislation
    Evaluate approaches for recruitment and retention
    Learn about safety considerations of paediatric clinical trial
    Explore recent developments in paediatric trials in the US
    Study the role of analgesics in paediatric population
    Analyse why paediatric formulation does matter

    Confirmed Keynote Speakers for 2016 include:
    Sangeeta Sedani, Clinical Investigation Lead, GSK
    Albert J. Allen, Senior Medical Fellow, Paediatric Capabilities, Eli Lilly and Company
    Philippe Auby, Vice President of Global Clinical Research Paediatric Neuro-Psychiatry, Lundbeck SAS
    Ronald Rosenburg, Senior International Clinical Lead, Grunenthal
    Kristina An Haack, Clinical Study Director, Sanofi, and many more

    In addition to the conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive full day pre-conference workshop which will be held on the 15th March 2016. The workshop entitled 'Drug development in the paediatric population' will be led by Klaus Rose, CEO, Klausrose Consulting.
    For more information or to register visit the event website at
    For sponsorship opportunities contact Alia Malick on +44 (0) 20 7827 6168 or email: amalick ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    For delegate enquires or to register contact Matthew Apps on +44 (0) 20 7827 6093 or email mapps ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

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