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radiz Symposium 2016

radiz steht für "Rare Disease Initiative Zürich" und ist ein klinischer Forschungsschwerpunkt (KFSP) der Universität Zürich. radiz engagiert sich im Bereich seltener Krankheiten, vereint Kompetenzen aus Forschung und Klinik und schafft so Synergien.

Sie sind herzlich eingeladen zum radiz Symposium 2016 am Donnerstag, 1. Dezember. Der Anlass ist öffentlich und findet im Hörsaal des Kinderspital Zürich, von 14 Uhr bis 18 Uhr statt.

Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich.

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The European Commission launches a public consultation on the Paediatric Regulation

The European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation to get views and feedback from stakeholders, to support the Commission in drafting its second report on the Paediatric Regulation after nearly ten years of implementation.

The consultation is open until 20 February 2017. Stakeholders should send their comments directly to the EC by accessing the consultation page >>>.


SCTO/SwissPedNet part of H2020 funded PedCRIN project

Conducting clinical trials in children requires specific competences and infrastructure. ECRIN-ERIC ( is a generic infrastructure for multinational trial management, in any disease area.

ECRIN receives now H2020 funding for the pediatric network 'PedCRIN', an upgrade of ECRIN to develop a common infrastructure for pediatric trial management through cooperation with the European Paediatric Clinical Trial Research Infrastructure (EPCTRI).

The SCTO resp. SwissPedNet is the Swiss partner of PedCRIN.

See also here >>>


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 >>>


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