c4c has created an integrated educational program known as the c4c academy. The c4c academy has been developed jointly by academia and pharmaceutical companies to address best practice in paediatric clinical trials and paediatric medicine development. The c4c academy and training courses are currently only open to c4c beneficiaries. However, we know that there are a number of excellent paediatric training courses available outside of c4c and we do not want to duplicate existing educational resources. To compliment our training offering, we have developed a catalogue which signposts c4c beneficiaries and other interested parties to external courses about paediatric clinical trials and disease specific training to complement our training offer. If you would like to recommend a course for inclusion, please complete this form.

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TitleOverviewCourse DateDescriptionProviderObjectivesTargetFormatLanguageRegionCostCreditDeadlineTagshf:tax:targethf:tax:formathf:tags
ADVANCED PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY COURSE: APOC 13, 2024Our focus will be on understanding how the unique biology of childhood cancer is informing the development of novel approaches to cancer treatment, especially precision medicine, immunotherapy and targeted therapies.20th-24th May 2024

In APOC 13 2024 we have an international faculty of leading paediatric oncologists and scientists who will focus on how the unique biology of childhood cancer is informing the development of new collaborative clinical trials, and novel approaches to treatment, especially precision medicine, immunotherapy and targeted therapies.

APOC is an intense tutorial-based program, reinforced by facilitated discussion and clinical case presentations. APOC13 will integrate the evolving approaches to precision medicine and immunotherapy into research informed clinical care.

APOC13 will integrate the evolving approaches to precision medicine and immunotherapy into research informed clinical care.

EnglishEdinburghEARLY REGISTRATION (ON OR BEFORE 10/12/23): £ 899 LATE REGISTRATION (AFTER 10/12/23): £ 950, , clinical-trial paediatric-oncology targeted-therapies
Advanced therapy education webinar seriesThis series of webinars will cover many aspects of cell and gene therapies.on demand

This webinar series will cover topics from the basics, providing an introduction to how this new technology can modify diseases, though to a more in-depth look into operational aspects of delivering advanced therapies within the hospital environment. The sessions are delivered as a collaboration between London Advanced Therapies and the ATTC network.

Advanced Therapy Treatment Centres network (ATTC)

To provide an understanding of advanced therapies and how they are delivered within the hospital environment.

EnglishUKFreeNo, , , , health-care-professionalsonlineadvanced-therapies cell-therapy clinical-trials gene-therapy health-care
Clinical Trials Information System (CTIS): online modular training programmeThe EMA is delivering an online modular training programme to help clinical trial sponsors, national competent authorities, ethics committees, European Commission and EMA staff prepare for using the Clinical Trials Information System (CTIS).on demand

The training programme consists of several modules, covering the full lifecycle of clinical trial submission, authorisation and supervision.

European Medicines Agency (EMA)

To prepare and train users in the use of the Clinical Trials Information System (CTIS).

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CONSCIOUS training programmeDevelopment of human clinical trialsOn demandCONSCIOUSEnglishFree, clinical-trials paediatric-clinical-trials
Discovering the FAIR CookbookThis webinar introduces the FAIR Plus cookbook, which is a toolkit designed to provide 'recipes' to support researchers in the life sciences to apply the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles to their data.on demand

This webinar is designed to introduce the concept of the the FAIR cookbook. The FAIR cookbook is a collection of ‘recipes’ designed to assist both academia and industry to apply FAIR data principles, which could help to build capacity for high quality data management. The FAIR cookbook was developed by FAIR Plus, which is an IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) funded project.

FAIRPlus
  1. Learn how to improve FAIRness of data with exemplar datasets
  2. Understand the levels and indicators of FAIRness
  3. Discover open source technologies, tools and services
  4. Find out the required skills
  5. Acknowledge the challenges in FAIRification.
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EJP RD MOOC: Diagnosing Rare Diseases: from the Clinic to Research and backDiscover the role of research, clinical investigation and data sharing in diagnosing rare diseases.on demand

This course from the EJP RD offers an exploration of key questions around rare disease diagnostic research and issues today, as well as insights into patient experiences.

European Joint Programme in Rare Diseases (EJP RD)

If you’d like to take part while the educators are leading the course, they’ll be joining the discussions, in the comments, between these dates:

  • 16 Oct 2023 – 8 Dec 2023

You will discover more about the progress made through diagnostic research, as well as the types of genetic tests available for rare diseases, and the impact of having a diagnosis – or lacking a diagnosis – on patients’ lives. You’ll explore key issues relating to rare genetic diseases and undertake your own internet-based investigation into several diagnostic research topics.

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EJP RD MOOC: From Lab to Clinic: Translational Research for Rare DiseasesGain an overview of the issues, challenges, and opportunities in translating research into treatments for rare disease patients.

The French Foundation for Rare Diseases is delighted to announce the upcoming opening of a new facilitation window of the MOOC From Lab to Clinic: Translational Research for Rare Diseases on October 9th. This update will be available until December 2nd 2023.

With expert guidance, explore drug discovery, clinical trials, regulatory approval, and challenges in this unique field. Gain insights from patients and experts, understand trial planning, design, and data sharing. By the end, you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of how evidence is built for safe and effective treatments.

EJP RD

On this course you will explore the drug development process from the unique perspective of rare diseases, follow the journey from discovery to approved products, learn how therapeutic targets and drug candidates are identified and validated, examine the special regulatory frameworks, examine current research projects, and learn the definitions and contexts, as well as hearing from patients directly involved in clinical research.

You will explore some of the specific challenges of the drug development process, gaining contextual insights into this vital area of medical research.

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EJP RD MOOC: Introduction to Translational Research for Rare DiseasesThis course provides an overview of the issues, challenges, and opportunities in translating research findings into treatments for rare diseases.On demand

On this five-week course from the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases, students will explore the therapeutic development process from the unique perspective of rare diseases.

Students will follow the journey from discovery to approved treatment, learn how therapeutic targets and drug candidates are identified and validated, and examine the special regulatory frameworks.

EJP RD

During this course you will learn:

About each stage of a clinical trial, learning to plan and design a trial and address any regulatory issues.

To examine how to end a clinical trial and how to approach marketing approval and authorisation. Students will also investigate data sharing and reuse post-trial.

By the end of this course, students will understand how, during the process of translational research, you can build evidence that a treatment is safe and effective.

EnglishEuropeFreeNo, , onlineclinical-trials rare-diseases translational-research
EpiCARE e-learning modulesEpiCARE, in collaboration with ILAE Academy, have developed 6 patient-centred interactive e-learning modules, corresponding to diagnosis and management of some rare and complex epilepsies.on demand

EpiCARE, in collaboration with ILAE Academy, have developed 6 patient-centred interactive e-learning modules, corresponding to diagnosis and management of some rare and complex epilepsies. Some of the modules include paediatric patient cases.

EpiCARE

To support the diagnosis and management of some rare and complex epilepsies.

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European Paediatric Advanced Life SupportThe EPALS course is designed for all healthcare professionals who are likely to be involved, either as a team member or team leader, in the resuscitation of a child, infant or newborn whether in hospital or out of hospital.TBC

The course aims to provide healthcare professionals and caregivers with the knowledge and skills needed for managing a critically ill child during the first hour of illness, and preventing progression to cardiac arrest. Emphasis is also given to team management and non-technical skills.

The European Resuscitation Council
  • Recognition of a critically ill child
  • Knowledge and skills in assessing and treating problems with the airway, breathing and circulation (including bag-mask ventilation)
  • Intraosseous infusion Management of shock Scenario-based training in the management of critically ill children
  • Basic life support treatment of choking
  • Neonatal life support
  • Advanced cardiac arrest algorithms Shockable and non-shockable rhythms, defibrillation Scenario-based training in the management of (imminent) cardiac arrest, severe trauma and special circumstances; with emphasis on non-technical skills and team approach Post-resuscitation care and ethics
, , , Dutch and FrenchGlobal€350-€500No, , health-care-professionals pharmaceutical-industry studentshands-on-practice onlinehealth-care health-care-professionals resuscitation
EURORDIS Open Academy: Introduction to the European Union InstitutionsThis course provides an introduction to European Union institutions.on demand

Take this course to learn more about the three main EU institutions: the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU. This course will guide you through this unique system, from its creation to the role of each institution.

EURORDIS

To gain a better understanding of the main EU institutions.

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Expert EU CTR Course for Clinical Drug Trials in EuropeThis course is about the new EU regulation on clinical trials of medicinal products for human use, which replaces the existing directive 2001/20/EC.on demand

The EU CTR (European Clinical Trial Regulation) comes into effect on January 31 2022 and affects everyone involved in clinical drug research in Europe, including paediatric drug trials. The EU CTR Expert course for clinical drug trials in Europe helps you understand all the vital aspects of the EU CTR regulation. You’ll learn all strategic elements, from study design, requirements to the paediatric investigation plan (PIP) to submission, to clinical conduct in our course, making you the EU CTR expert. Includes 4 interactive modules,1 test and takes 7.5 hours to complete.

DCRF via myGCP.world
  • Principles of EU CTR (EU Clinical Trial Regulation)Transition period and expected implementation EU CTR
  • Contents of submission dossier Part I and II, incl paediatric investigation plan (PIP)
  • Preparing and submitting of the research dossier in the CTIS portal
  • Role of the submitter, the reviewer,and the investigator
  • Critical timelines for submission and review of a dossier
  • How to answer questions from the reviewing ethics committee
  • Requirements for the conduct of clinical drug research
  • Safety reporting requirements
  • Submitting substantial amendments via the CTIS
  • End of trial reporting, summary of Clinical Trial Results for Laypersons
  • Publication of trial data: requirements and transparency
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Open Academy Schools 2024The 2024 edition of the Open Academy Schools will take place in-person from 17-21 June in Barcelona. Schools are delivered in English in a blended format, comprising e-learning modules, pre-training webinars and face-to-face intensive days. Following a re17-21 JuneEURORDIS

E-learning modules on Pharmacovigilance,
Market access & HTA, Ethics in Medicines
Development, and more.
Introductory and networking webinars.

E-learning modules on Sharing patient data,
Genome editing, Genetic research to clinical
diagnosis of Rare Diseases, and more.
Introductory and networking webinars.

, EnglishBarcelona, , patient-advocates researchersmedicine-research-and-development scientific-innovation translational-research
Patient Organisations: Introduction to Real World Data & Real World ResearchThis online course is designed to help patient organisations get up to speed with the foundational concepts of health data, and the basics of using health data in terms of creating, using and analysing it for research.On demand

The EHDEN Academy has been created as an online educational resource for anyone working in the domain of real world data and real world evidence. They have an online course that is designed to help patient organisations get up to speed with the foundational concepts of health data, and the basics of using health data in terms of creating, using and analysing it for research.

EHDEN Academy

To understand foundational concepts of health data, and the basics of using health data in terms of creating, using and analysing it for research.

EnglishEuropeFreeNo, , , patients-patients-representativesonlinedata patient-organisations patients real-world-data
PentaTr@ining 2024: HIV & other Congenital InfectionsOnline course: 22nd April - 14th July, Residential workshop: 17th-19th September

Our recently upgraded course will consist of 6 in-depth online modules, including lively case discussion forums, engaging “Ask the Expert” live webinars, unique networking opportunities, and a wealth of further educational tools/resources. To consolidate the online learning, the exciting training programme will also include a bespoke 3-day residential workshop held at the historic University of Padua in northern Italy, just a short distance from Venice. Our fully immersive course will improve the professional capacity of even the most remote healthcare workers around the globe in the management of children, adolescents and pregnant people living with HIV and other congenital infections.

Pentaonlinehiv
Recommendations on the required capabilities for patient engagementThis course provides recommendations on competencies and resources that each stakeholder organisation should aspire to have in place in order to plan, implement and evaluate meaningful and sustainable patient engagement activitieson demand

This online course provides recommendations on the competencies (understood as knowledge, skills and behaviours) and resources that each stakeholder organisation should aspire to have in place in order to plan, implement and evaluate meaningful and sustainable patient engagement activities across the medicines lifecycle.

This course is based on one of the main outcomes of the IMI funded multi-stakeholder consortium PARADIGM (Patients active in research and dialogues for an improved generation of medicines).

EURORDIS

The objective of this online course is to increase the preparedness of stakeholder organisations by identifying the capabilities required by those individuals involved in implementing patient engagement activities and the resources (processes, tools and systems, organisational structure) needed within the organisation.

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What is the value of FAIR data?This webinar discusses the value of making data FAIR (Findable, Accessible Interoperable, Reusable).on demand

This webinar explores why FAIR data is valuable by giving presentations from the perspective of different stakeholders including academia, industry, regulators and funders. This webinar was hosted by FAIR Plus, which is an IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) funded project.

FAIR Plus

To be able to understand the value of making data FAIR, from the perspective of different stakeholders.

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