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Wednesday, June 21 • 8:00am - 9:30am
#301: Progress in Pediatric Therapeutics

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.50 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-17-564-L04-P; CME 1.50; IACET 1.50; RN 1.50

The availability of safe, effective therapies is critical to meet the needs of pediatric patients. FDA’s 2016 status report on the BPCA and PREA concluded that progress has been made in obtaining pediatric studies and new labeling but significant challenges remain in studies for neonate, infants, pediatric cancer, and international coordination of pediatric trials.

This DIAmond panel will discuss recent progress in global pediatric research and regulatory science and new developments in pediatric research networks such as the Pediatric Trials Consortium (C-Path Institute) and the International Neonatal Consortium.

Learning Objectives

Discuss recent legislative and regulatory developments in the US and EU related to pediatric studies and labeling and their expected impact on availability of safe and effective therapies for children; Identify regulatory and research approaches to address challenges that limit the availability of innovative medicines for infants, neonates, and children.


Ronald Portman, MD


Susan McCune, MD

Mark Turner

Robert M. Ward, MD

Christoph Male, MD

Marie-Helene Pinheiro, PharmD


Christoph Male

Associate Professor of Paediatrics, Medical University of Vienna
CM is associate professor of paediatrics at the Dept. of Paediatrics, Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Austria. He holds a degree in Health Research Methodology. His research is in paediatric coagulation, drug evaluation and clinical trials methodology in children. He leads the... Read More →
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Susan McCune

Director, Office of Pediatric Therapeutics, OCPP, OC, FDA, United States
Dr. Susan McCune is the Director of the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics at FDA. She joined the Agency in 2003, and from 2/10 to 1/17 was Deputy Director, Office of Translational Sciences, CDER. She completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard, her MD at GWU, and training at Children’s... Read More →
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Marie-Helene Pinheiro

Industry Stakeholder Liaison, Corporate Stakeholders Department, European Medicines Agency (EMA)
Marie-Helene Pinheiro currently the Industry Stakeholder Liaison within the Corporate Stakeholders Department, at the European Medicines Agency. She is responsible for coordinating the Agency’s interaction with industry stakeholder organisations, for human and veterinary medicines... Read More →
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Ronald Portman

Executive Director, Pediatric Therapeutic Area, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Dr. Portman joined BMS 2007 & Novartis 2014 from Univ of Texas Med Sch (Houston)Professor/Director, Div of Pediatric Nephrology Training: MD (Dartmouth), Pediatrics (Fitzsimons/Univ of Colo), Ped Neph (St Louis Children's). Numerous national committees (BPCA ad com, PAS, Amer Board... Read More →

Mark Turner

Senior Lecturer in Neonatology; Co-Director, International Neonatal Consortium
Neonatologist with a special interest in early phase drug development and improving the availability of high quality medicines to children and babies. At present studying excipients, inotropes, postnatal steroids and surfactant. Current work also includes developing research infrastructure... Read More →
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Robert Ward

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Neonatology, Clinical Pharmacology, University of Utah
Dr. Ward received his MD from Johns Hopkins and trained in Pediatrics, Neonatology and Clinical Pharmacology at the Univ of Minn. Through the AAP, he helped develop FDAMA, PREA and BPCA. At the Univ of Utah, he started a pediatric clinical trials program that studied thousands of... Read More →

Wednesday June 21, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
S105 McCormick Place 2301 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Gate 4 Chicago, IL 60616
  12: DIAmond, Session
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