Clinical, methodology, and patient/carer expert advice in pediatric drug development by conect4children – CTS Journal – Wiley Online Library

Many medicines are used “off-label” in children outside the terms of the license and feasible pediatric clinical trials are a challenge to design. Conect4children (c4c) is an Innovative Medicines Initiative project to set up a pan-European pediatric clinical trial network aiming to facilitate the development of new medicines for children. To optimize pediatric trial development by promoting innovative trial design, c4c set up a European multidisciplinary advice service, including the voice of young patients and families (PPI), tailored to industry and academia. A network of experts was established to provide multidisciplinary advice to trial sponsors. Twenty-four clinical and innovative methodology expert groups (>400 experts) and a PPI database of 135 registrants were established. Up to the end of September 2022, 25 advice requests have already been completed. Sponsors appreciated the advice quality and the multidisciplinary experts from different countries, including experts not known before. The c4c project has shown successful proof of concept for a service that presents a new framework to plan innovative and feasible pediatric trials.

You can read the full article here.

AI in Paediatrics Webinar

A very successful webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in paediatrics  took place on the 7th of December 2022.

We can look back on a very successful webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in paediatrics which took place on the 7th of December 2022.

Renowned speakers provided engaging presentations which were followed by interesting discussions with the participants. The topics of the presentations were: literature searches and AI, Paediatric Asthma and AI, AI and drug metabolising enzymes, AI and Ethical considerations and dose machine learning, which provided eye-opening insights on the (potential) use of AI in paediatrics.

No less than 80 people from over 20 different countries participated in the webinar.

We would like to thank all participants for joining the webinar and a special thanks to the organizers and speakers who made this webinar possible and a great success: Matthias Schwab, Anne Smits, Dirk Lanzerath, Jolien Freriksen, Anke-Hilse Maitland van der Zee, Maaike van der Lee and Wei Zhao!

A new Podcast:

An exciting and interesting podcast on the work of c4c’s Expert groups has been launched.

New Video:

The c4c Formulation Expert Group has made an informative video, giving an overview of their published paper: ‘Path towards efficient paediatric formulation development based on partnering with clinical pharmacologists and clinicians, a conect4children expert group white paper’. The video can be found here.