Expressions of interest invited for workshop on ethics of clinical trials in children

News 26/07/2011

The European Medicines Agency is inviting expressions of interest for its workshop on the ethical considerations for paediatric trials, taking place at the Agency on 29-30 November 2011.

Expressions of interest are welcome from people with a scientific background or paediatric experience of ethics committees, paediatric research networks, the pharmaceutical industry or contract research organisations.

The meeting will bring together members of ethics committees assessing paediatric trials, the Agency's Paediatric Committee (PDCO) and methodology experts from the European regulatory network.

It will enable:

  • the exchange of experience and views on ethical questions in the design of paediatric trials and assessment of the ethical aspects of paediatric trials;
  • the exploration of ways to collaborate and share information;
  • discussion of how the PDCO requests paediatric trials;
  • the exploration of opportunities for the safeguard of children by ethics committees and the European regulatory network, while fostering excellence in the development of medicines for children.

For more detailed information and to express interest in participating, please contact Dr Ralf Herold.

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