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Webinar on The Role of Research Networks in Pediatric Clinical Trials


Xtalks presents a live webinar on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:00am EST on The Role of Research Networks in Pediatric Clinical Trials. Join speakers Brian Smith, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Duke Clinical Research Institute Member, Pediatrics Trial Network Steering Committee and Peter Clayton, Professor of Child Health & Paediatric Endocrinology, University of Manchester, Network Director of the Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria Medicines for Children Research Network (GMLC), for a special presentation including a live Q & A with the audience. Register for the webinar at

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) October 25, 2012

Pediatric drug development may be thought of as more noble than adult clinical research, with investigators determined to uncover new treatment options for kids. Unfortunately, the job of investigative sites in attracting and converting patients for pediatric studies can be considerably more daunting.

Starting in the 1950s, pediatric clinical research networks were initially formed around more acute conditions such as oncology and rheumatology. Investigators recognized the power of combining resources in order to recruit the right type and quantity of patients to advance clinical research for new treatments.

Pediatric clinical research networks have flourished in the last 60 years and a wide range of specialty care, primary care and disease-specific networks exist to not only improve the coordination, speed and quality of randomized controlled trials, but in some cases to also study critical drugs to improve labeling for pediatric use.

Topics to be discussed include:

  •     The evolution and current landscape of pediatric clinical research networks
  •     Selecting and engaging with the right network for your pediatric trial
  •     Enhancing your pediatric clinical research process while fostering high-quality, ethical research on medicines for use in children

This webinar is part of a series on Pediatric Clinical Trials. Archives can be accessed on demand through Xtalks.

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