Pediatric Drug & Medical Device Development: Setting Specifications & Defining Expectations

National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health

Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA)

The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) and the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Consortium Child Health Oversight Committee in conjunction with its colleagues at the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development will present:

Pediatric Drug & Medical Device Development: Setting Specifications & Defining Expectations
February 26, 2009
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland

Join your colleagues for a one-day conference focused on improving the pediatric drug and medical device development process in order to better meet the needs of pediatric populations. The purpose of this conference is to describe a set of specifications that a national child health clinical research infrastructure should address to effectively and efficiently develop drugs and medical devices for these pediatric populations. Through NCRR's Clinical and Translational Science Award program, NCRR supports transformative research throughout the lifespan, and clinical research supporting child health has been an important part of this initiative from the start.

Leading experts and key stakeholders at the conference will discuss:

  • collaboration opportunities with a national child health clinical research infrastructure;
  • streamlining and improving the process from pediatric drug and device discovery to patient trial; and
  • academic, industry, government and patient advocacy expectations.

This event is free and open to the public. Early registration is strongly encouraged due to space limitations. The registration deadline is February 20, 2009. The meeting will also be Web cast; information can be found at Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 at least five days prior to the event.


If you have logistical questions, are unable to access the links on this page or if you require assistance registering, contact Mr. Paymon Hashemi at (301) 838-3774 or
For questions about the workshop content, contact Mary E. Purucker, M.D., Ph.D., at (301) 435-0741 or

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