TEDDY Network on CCNE Opinion 136

TEDDY Network has been mentioned in the Opinion 136 "L’évolution des enjeux éthiques relatifs au consentement dans le soin" of the French Consultative Ethics Committee (Comité Consultatif National d’Ethique - CCNE) related to the ethical issues of the consent especially for vulnerable populations. The opinion is available here in French. The concept of informed consent

July 19th, 2021|

ENCePP Guide on Methodological Standards in Pharmacoepidemiology

The 9th revision of the ENCePP Guide on Methodological Standards in Pharmacoepidemiology has been published on 1 July 2021. The guide offers a single web resource for methodological English language guidance in pharmacoepidemiology and for each topic covered, direct electronic access is given to internationally agreed recommendations. The new revision has been extensively amended and

July 2nd, 2021|

Small CAR T Cell Subset for the treatment of Childhood Leukemia

Scientists and clinicians at UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity have discovered a small subset of T-cells that may play a key role in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies against leukaemia in children. The researchers, who assessed and compared CAR T-cells in patients receiving treatment as part of a Phase I

June 29th, 2021|

Medicines for children & rare diseases – updated rules

With this public consultation, citizens and stakeholders are invited to share their views and experiences on the main obstacles they are facing concerning treatments for rare diseases and children, on possible ways to overcome these obstacles and on how to make the current legislation future-proof. Stakeholders and members of the public, including patients and doctors,

June 29th, 2021|


Despite the growing evidence on short and long-term consequences of neonatal pain, under-assessment and under-treatment is still reported. The aim of this questionnaire is to explore paediatricians’ knowledge and practice of neonatal pain in different countries across Europe. Filling out the questionnaire is anonymous, voluntary and will take about 10-15 minutes. No personal data will

June 29th, 2021|

COVID-19 vaccination for adolescents: the French CCNE opinion

The National Ethical consultative Commitee for life sciences and health (CCNE - France) issued a measured and cautious positive opinion because of the ethical questions raised on vaccination in adolescents. Less than a year after the beginning of the SARS-COV2 pandemic, the development and marketing of vaccines has profoundly changed the situation by adding a

June 29th, 2021|

TEDDY KIDS Serious game

The TEDDY KIDS Bari and Albania young members created a serious game, a digital game with an educational purpose. “My Clinical Trial Center” aims at explaining to children in a fun way what clinical trials are, how they work and why they are so important to developing drugs suitable for children. The game is

June 29th, 2021|

Results of the Council of Europe /TEDDY survey on participation of children in the decision-making process on matters regarding their health

In May and June 2021 the TEDDY’s Chair, Annagrazia Altavilla, presented the results of the TEDDY Council of Europe Survey on participation of children in the decision-making process on matters regarding their health in the plenary sessions of the Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO) and the Steering Committee for the rights of the Child (CDENF) of

June 29th, 2021|

TEDDY General Assembly Meeting 2021

The annual General Assembly (GA) meeting of the TEDDY Network was held virtually on 22nd June 2021. As every year, the TEDDY GA meeting registered high-level professionals among participants and speakers which were Network members as well as European Commission (EC), Council of Europe (CoE), Young Persons Advisory Groups (YPAG) and Academia representatives. The meeting

June 29th, 2021|