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Paul Martini Prize 2017

The award recognizes outstanding research in clinical pharmacology. These include for example the development of new drug applications, the identification of new drug targets and optimizing therapeutic regimens; but this also includes the development and application of clinical pharmacology methods for assessing therapeutic interventions and therapeutic trials and their socio-economic aspects.

The prize is endowed with € 25,000.

Deadline for submissions: 30.11.2016

Please find all details about the Paul Martini Prize 2017 and the application process here >>>


Support for investigator initiated clinical trials

For the second time, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is launching a call for clinical studies on topics outside the industry focus. 

Researchers who intent to participate send a letter of intent to the SNSF by September 1, 2016.

The deadline for the submission of applications is November 1, 2016.

Details are given on the SNSF website >>>


October 10/11, 2016
Optimisation of Drug Development for the Benefit of Children

Joint DIA/EFGCP/EMA Better Medicines for Children Conference at the European Medicines Agency in London, UK.

You find the preliminary program here >>>

For registration >>>

For information, please contact the EFGCP Secretariat, Phone +32.2.732 87 83 - Email: conferences((AT))efgcp((DOT))eu - Website:


10.11.2016 FZK-SYMPOSIUM 2016 "Respekt"

Jedes Kind verdient Achtung, Rücksicht, Aufmerksamkeit und eine bestmögliche Gesundheit.

Am FZK-Symposium 2016 stellen fünf junge Forscherinnen ihre prämierten Projekte aus Klinik und Labor vor.

Hier geht es zur Vorankündigung >>>


10 et 11 novembre 2016
IXème Congrès Suisse de Vaccination

Le IXème Congrès Suisse de Vaccination se déroulera les 10 et 11 novembre 2016 au SWISS Conference Center à Bâle.

Le programme scientifique détaillé contenant d’intéressants exposés, symposiums, débats ainsi que des ateliers interactifs est désormais disponible en ligne sur le site internet du congrès >>>.

Ne manquez pas l’opportunité de rencontrer d’éminents experts et de vous informer sur les dernières nouveautés dans le domaine de la vaccination. Afin de bénéficier du tarif réduit, veuillez aujourd’hui encore vous enregistrer en ligne.


November 10/11, 2016
IX. Schweizer Impfkongress

Der IX. Schweizer Impfkongress findet vom 10. bis 11. November 2016 im SWISS Conference Center in Basel statt.

Das detaillierte wissenschaftliche Programm mit interessanten Vorträgen, Symposien, Panel-Diskussionen und interaktiven Workshops finden Sie auf der Kongress-Webseite >>>.

Verpassen Sie nicht die Gelegenheit, sich mit Experten auszutauschen und sich über die neusten Erkenntnisse rund um das Impfen zu informieren. Registrieren Sie sich noch heute online zum reduzierten Tarif.


SAVE THE DATE 2.2.2017
PELICAN National Meeting in Zurich

PELICAN Paediatric End-of-Life Care Needs in Switzerland:

In dieser Tagung werden die Ergebnisse der PELICAN-Studie vorgestellt und Empfehlungen für eine adäquate Gesundheitsversorgung im Bereich der Pädiatrischen Palliative Care diskutiert.

Hier geht es zum Flyer >>>

Nähere Informationen finden Sie hier >>>


SAVE THE DATE 1-3 February 2017
Development of medicines for pediatric and rare diseases

University Children's Hospital (Universitäts-Kinderspital beider Basel, UKBB), Basel, Switzerland will hold the 3rd annual event for interdisciplinary challenges, preceded by a master class on commercial drug development in the morning of February 1, and a master class on Pediatric Drug development in the afternoon of February 1.

Registration is possible from now on >>>. A first draft agenda and further updates will be sent out in the next weeks and months.

Johannes van den Anker and Klaus Rose, as well as the organizing institutions, are looking forward to welcoming you at DMPRD at the Kinderspital beider Basel.


New online course on children and clinical research

The Nuffield Council, in collaboration with the Global Health Network, has produced a new online training course. The course is available in English and Spanish.

The Council has worked with the Global Health Network to produce the online training course Children and Clinical Research, published today on the network’s Training Centre.

Available in English and Spanish, the course is aimed at researchers and members of ethics committees globally, to give them confidence in thinking through the challenges of carrying out research with children and young people. The course is free and open to anyone (though registration on the site is required), and takes 45-60 minutes to complete. A certificate is issued on successful completion.

This resource is based on the Council’s recent report which explores ethical issues around the involvement of children and young people in clinical research. It also draws on previous Council work on the ethics of healthcare research in developing countries.


Research collaboration dedicated to children

You find the press release about the SwissPedNet here:

Press release German

Press release French

SwissPedNet Factsheet