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Drug Development Virtual Symposium on October 28 - 29, 2021 Register Now New Horizons in Pediatric
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Transform and Accelerate Pediatric Drug Development

Pediatric drug development is at a critical juncture with growing regulatory demands and trial recruitment challenges. But there is exciting innovation today and in our horizon that we will help us get crucial medicines to children faster. Join our 2-day virtual symposium to bring together thought leaders and innovators in pediatric drug development to share and collaborate on ideas and new developments that are advancing pediatric drug development into a new era.

Program Overview

The 2-day agenda of virtual talks, discussions, and roundtables covers a range of topics, including:

  • Innovative Techniques Toward Extrapolation and Efficient Pediatric Drug Development
  • Reaching Agreement with Regulators on Global Approach to Pediatric Drug Development
  • Neonatal Research Insights
  • Novel Clinical Trial Design
  • Multifaceted Approach to Patient Engagement in Pediatric Clinical Research

About the Organizers

The organizing committee members of the Symposium have designed a program to encourage robust dialogue and share ideas.

  • Amy Cheung, Certara
  • Lynne Georgopoulos, Certara (Symposium Co-Chair)
  • Barry Mangum, Paidion Research
  • Solange Corriol Rohou, AstraZeneca
  • Mark Shapiro, xCures
  • Patrick Smith, Certara (Symposium Co-Chair)

Featured Speakers

We are excited to feature discussions led by key thought leaders in pediatric drug development from industry, regulatory agencies, and academia.

Lynne Yao, MD

Director at Division of Pediatric and Maternal Health at US FDA, CDER; Keynote Speaker

Jeff Barrett, PhD

Senior Vice President at Critical Path Institute

Hannah Batchelor, PhD

Professor at Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science

Alex Bliu, PhD

Senior Biostatistician with the Office of Biostatistics, Health Canada

Amy Cheung, PhD

Senior Director of Integrated Drug Development at Certara

Christopher Copland

Co-chair of Fostering Age Inclusive Research Trials (FAIR Trials)

Solange Corriol-Rohou, MD

Sr. Director of Regulatory Affairs & Policy for Europe, AstraZeneca

Elin Haf Davies, PhD

CEO of Aparito

Nathalie Gaspar, MD

Paediatric Oncologist at Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus

Lynne Georgopoulos, RN, MSHS

VP, Regulatory Strategy at Certara

Jing Liu, PhD

Sr. Director of Clinical Pharmacology at Pfizer

Barry Mangum, PharmD

CEO, Paidion Research

Lily Mulugeta, PharmD

Associate Director for Policy and Research, FDA

Robert Nelson, MD, PhD

Senior Director, Pediatric Drug Development, Child Health Innovation Leadership Department at Johnson & Johnson

Amy Ohmer

Director, iCAN Research and Advocacy

Gregory Reaman, MD

Associate Director for Oncology Sciences at Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, US FDA

Theresa Shalaby, MSN, RN

Senior Regulatory Services Manager at Certara

Mark Shapiro, MBA, MA

Chief Operating Officer at xCures

Patrick Smith, PharmD

Senior Vice President of Integrated Drug Development at Certara

Mark Turner, BSc, PhD, MBChB, DRCOG, MRCP(UK), FRCPCH, FFPM(Hon)

Professor of Neonatology and Research Delivery at University of Liverpool

John van den Anker, MD, PhD

Chair of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology at Children's National Medical Center

Max Williamson

Cancer Patient and Advocate

Karen Rowland Yeo, PhD

Senior Vice President of Client and Regulatory Strategy at Certara

Dominik Karres, MD

Scientific Officer at European Medicines Agency

Collin Hovinga, Pharm.D., MS, FCCP

Senior Vice President of Clinical and Scientific Development at the Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children

Tanja Andrea Gruber

Chief of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Stem Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University

Begonya Nafria Escalera

Patient Engagement in Research Coordinator at Sant Joan de Déu Chidren’s Hospital (Spain)