2020 Annual Report
Even amid the challenges of 2020, I-ACT for Children achieved important progress in our efforts to accelerate and enhance the quality of pediatric clinical trials. We have highlighted these and other efforts in I-ACT for Children’s first Annual Report.
Webinar: Remote Patient Monitoring and Children in the COVID 19 Pandemic: What’s the Opportunity and What’s the Impact?
Join us on Oct. 16 from 10 am to 11 am to discuss remote patient monitoring and its role in preserving the continuity of pediatric clinical trials amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Co-hosted by I-ACT for Children and Aparito, the virtual discussion will feature researchers and regulators in the US, Canada and Europe discussing the importance of this innovation in maximizing access to and participation in pediatric trials.
I-ACT for Children announces Emergency Access Program to speed pediatric COVID-19 research
The COVID-19 Emergency Access Program allows all biopharmaceutical and other companies developing COVID-19 treatments and vaccines to use the organization’s pediatric research network to conduct their pediatric trials.
Learn more about our Emergency Access Program by clicking here.
The Mission of I-ACT for Children is
To serve as a neutral and independent organization on behalf of children everywhere, bringing a dedicated voice to the advancement of new medicines and devices needed now and in the future. Our work is to engage public and private stakeholders through research and education to ensure that healthcare for children is continually improved by enhancing the awareness, quality and support for pediatric clinical trials.
Duchenne Platform Trial Stakeholder Meeting
I-ACT for Children and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy co-hosted a stakeholder meeting on Sept. 9, 2019, to seek input on a draft platform trial protocol that is designed to allow multiple investigational treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy to be tested at one time – which could lead to more rapid completion of testing and approval of new therapies and minimize patients’ exposure to placebo. FDA’s Dr. Janet Woodcock and Dr. Billy Dunn were featured speakers at the meeting, which also was attended by researchers, parents, advocacy groups, industry representatives and other FDA scientists.
Pediatric Research Innovation Forum
I-ACT for Children hosted its 1st annual Pediatric Research Innovation Forum on Oct. 15-16, which focused on the inclusion of adolescents in adult clinical trials. The goal of the meeting was to drive innovation in this area by bringing key stakeholders together to agree on what’s known, identify continuing challenges and propose solutions to address those challenges.
Pediatric Trials face many hurdles that adult trials do not. Because of this, pediatric trials often take longer and fail more frequently.
Are prescribed off-label, without adequate data.
Innovative drug development in pediatrics remains slow and inefficient.