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The Challenge of Ethical Issues Discussed at Paediatric Clinical Trials 2017

SMi Group will once again open its doors to the 11th annual Paediatric Clinical Trials conference taking place on the 20-21 March 2017 in London, UK.

London, United Kingdom, December 14, 2016 --( The 2017 agenda will bring together leading industry experts to explore current clinical trials, implementation and paediatric drug development. Key discussion points include: clinical recruitment, ethical issues, regulations, executing a paediatric clinical trial, paediatric drug formulation and determining clinical endpoints.

Ethical issues are a huge factor which need to be considered when it comes to clinical trials, even more so when children are involved. This November Bermuda Hospitals Board participated in Ethics Awareness Week and discussed various ethical matters.

“We spent the week exploring some of the ethical issues that can become more complicated when we’re dealing with minors. Not only are you taking the law, professional best practices and the patient’s wishes into account, you’re also considering the wishes of the parents or legal guardians and the child’s ability to understand and make their own decisions." *(Source)

Jane Lamprill, Paediatric Research Advisor and Specialist Medical Writer from Paediatric Research Consultancy will be speaking at Paediatric Clinical Trials 2017 as she discusses overcoming ethical challenges for companies, parents and children. She will provide a presentation which will focus on all parties involved when executing a paediatric clinical trial. Her session will provide key guidance updates and focus on revised European Commission ethics considerations, child and family protocol issues and planning and performing good ethical practice.

Joining her for the 2017 line-up includes: EMA, GSK, Roche, Genentech, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Otsuka Europe. AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and many more.

There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 16th of December to save £200 off the conference price. Register at

For sponsorship packages: Contact Alia Malick on +44 (0)20 7827 6168 or email

For delegate enquiries: Contact Ameenah Begum on +44 (0)20 7827 6166 or email

For media enquiries, contact Zoe Gale on +44 20 7827 6138 or

11th annual Paediatric Clinical Trials
20-21 March 2017
London, UK
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Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6166

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at
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