Partnerships in Clinical Trials (PCT) Conference will be held in Barcelona 27-29 November and will provide the occasion to discuss the current and future challenges and issues in the clinical research and in particular in early clinical development. The event will foresee the discussion of different topics of interest, from the methodologies to identify and mitigate risks for first-in-human and early clinical trials with IMPs (Investigational Medicinal Products) to the strategies to improve patient recruitment and retention.
Over the last years, a Europe-wide trend towards a patient-focused approach and the involvement of patients is developing and is influencing the decision-making process related to the clinical research. Patients involvement in paediatric clinical trials is recognized as an important added value at European and international level and an essential contribution to paediatric clinical research.
The Conference will see the participation of the TEDDY Network, represented by Mariangela Lupo, invited to provide a presentation entitled “Informed participation and patient empowerment: A patient-centred approach to give voice to the young patients and favour the paediatric research” on the importance of the child informed participation and the paediatric patient empowerment, explaining how a patient-centred approach can favour the paediatric research and speed up the paediatric drug development process. She will also provide an overview of the regulatory framework at European level to promote the children’s active participation in the decision-making process and a specific focus will be made on the role of Young Persons Advisory Groups (YPAGs) and the experience of the two Italian and Albanian experiences.
Further information on the event and the agenda is available here.