News & Events

July 13-15, 2016
4th radiz Rare Disease Summer School

A wide variety of subjects in the arena of rare diseases will be covered. There will be lectures by national and international rare disease experts, workshops, and poster presentations by participants. Subjects include drug development, model organisms, how to choose clinical endpoints, clinical trials, regulatory aspects, patient registries, patient initiated research, ethical considerations, as well as what rare diseases may tell us about common diseases.

Registration and further information >>>


September 8/9, 2016
40 years Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry

Celebration "40 years Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry" with a scientific symposium at the University of Bern.

How routine data help to prevent cancer in children, optimize treatment and improve long-term outcomes.

Please find more details in the preliminary program >>>


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:


November 10/11, 2016
IX. Schweizer Impfkongress

Seit dem letzten Schweizer Impfkongress im November 2014 haben sich in der Vakzinologie zahlreiche wichtige Neuerungen ergeben, die Ihnen alle präsentiert werden. Kompetente Referentinnen und Referenten, verschiedene Präsentationsformen (Vorträge, interaktive Sessions, Workshops) sowie genügend Zeit für die Diskussion garantieren einen interessanten und lohnenden Kongress. Das Hauptziel bleibt die umfassende, offene und ehrliche Information über den aktuellen Stand der Impfungen.

Mehr Informationen finden Sie hier >>>


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