The two-day conference was entirely dedicated to bringing together the latest advances, challenges and opportunities for developing medicinal products and medicinal devices for paediatric use.
The preconference workshops focussing on "Introduction to developmental and paediatric pharmaclogy" and "Introduction to Regulatory Framework and PIP Quality Sections" helped to maximise the learning experience by a specialist in the topic area.
Moving on to the plenary sessions with the focus on 'Patient-centricity: synergies between paediatric and geriatric medicines?' provided differences and communalities between pediatrics and geriatrics, learned the different angles and efforts taken to tackle 'Schistosomiasis-a Most Neglected Tropical Disease', a session on 'Biopharmaceutical evaluation of developmental product' highlighted the questions if we can extrapolate the data obtained in adults and if can we predict the in vivo performance of developmental products based on in vitro data?. Further the need and risks associated with mixing the products with food and approaches to mitigate these risks were presented. Further interesting presentations included European survey on paediatric medicine administration devices: experiences and opinions of healthcare professionals, Quality considerations of PIPs for monoclonal antibodies: a regulatory perspective, The applicability of cell based systems in the prediction of taste for pharmaceutical products and many more. An Innovation Show Case gave an opportunity for companies to present less traditional yet relevant technologies for children medicines.
The vibrant poster session with many selected by peer review for oral presentation provided an overview of the current practices and challenges in the aforementioned areas, to illustrate specific remedies utilized by paediatric drug development teams to overcome hurdles.
The conference enabled participants to present, discuss breakthroughs and expand their knowledge on recent developments and challenges in the area of paediatric medicines and administration devices, from academia, industry, hospitals, and regulatory authorities. It brought together international leaders in the fields of paediatric formulation development to discuss emerging topics in these areas.
We invite you to note the dates of 7th EuPFI conference in your diary and begin planning your participation, as well as your abstract submissions.
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