On Thursday 16.2. at 17-18.30 we will talk about children as research patients. The event is co-organised by EUPATI Finland and the Finnish Institute of Molecular Medicine FIMM (University of Helsinki).
Medical trials require thorough planning by researchers – and thorough consideration by the patients involved, even when adult subjects are enrolled. It is also important to study the efficacy and safety of drugs in children separately, and many of the issues that also apply to adults are highlighted. How is the ethics of research taken care of? How can we ensure that the child’s or young person’s consent is informed and voluntary? How is the voice of young people heard in the design and implementation of research? What kind of research is being carried out in Finland on cancer in children and adolescents?
Speakers will be Virve Pentikäinen, Specialist (HUS, Clinical Research Unit, Paediatric Haematology and Oncology), University Researcher, doc. Vilja Pietiäinen (FIMM, HiLIFE, University of Helsinki) and Research Coordinator Emmi Liljeström (HUS, Children and Adolescent Diseases, Clinical Research Unit). There will also be plenty of time for questions and discussion.
The event will be organised as a hybrid. So you can attend on-site at Biomedicum, meeting room 8-9 (Haartmaninkatu 8, Helsinki) or remotely via Zoom.
The presentations will be recorded and available for viewing by registrants for one month.
A warm welcome!
Further information firstname.lastname@example.org or 045-1046509/Marketta Liljeström