Ready to be involved in conect4children?

Traditionally children and young people have been excluded from participating in clinical trials or have not had the opportunity to be involved in the design of clinical studies. However, this  doesn’t mean that involving paediatric patients is not feasible and involving patients does have important benefits. It’s time to shift from a drug-centric approach towards…

Spotlight on the Belgium National Hub

From left to right: Laura Persijn, Dr. Sevasti Karamaria, Prof. Dr. Ann Raes, Daphné Christiaens, Dr. Lieve Nuytinck, Dr. Eva Degraeuwe, Prof. Dr. Johan Vande Walle   After three years of hard work, we are proud to present the progression and the situation we position ourselves in today. Before conect4children (c4c), the sites within our…

conect4children wants to hear from you!

The conect4children project (c4c) is working to facilitate clinical trials across Europe to support the development of new drugs and other therapies for the entire paediatric population. In addition to the technical and operational improvements needed to achieve this goal, we also want to raise the general public’s awareness about the importance of paediatric clinical…

Improving clinical paediatric research using lessons learnt from COVID-19

c4c experts have published ‘Improving clinical paediatric research and learning from COVID-19: recommendations by the conect4children expert advice group’ in Pediatric Research.   The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in some challenges which c4c partners have had to contend with in their clinical trial operations. COVID-19 affected access to patients; laboratories; study materials; and availability of…

European research networks to facilitate drug research in children

‘European research networks to facilitate drug research in children’ has been published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.   Paediatric drug development faces several barriers. These include fragmentation of stakeholders and inconsistent processes during the conduct of research. This review summarises recent efforts to overcome these barriers in Europe. Two exemplar initiatives are described.…