I-ACT for Children to Hold First Annual Pediatric Research Innovation Forum
I-ACT for Children will host its first annual Pediatric Research Innovation Forum on Oct. 15-16 in Bethesda, Md.
Each year, this meeting will tackle an important issue in the field of pediatric clinical trial research, as part of our commitment to innovation, quality and urgency in advancing medical therapies specifically for children.
This inaugural forum will focus on the bioethical, scientific and operational issues related to the inclusion of adolescents in adult clinical trials that are designed to assess the efficacy and safety of investigational drugs.
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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.
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.