Experts from Paidion, a clinical research organization (CRO) focused exclusively on pediatrics and specializing in NICU and PICU populations (neonatal and pediatric intensive care), are presenting two important pediatric sessions at Boston’s June 24-28 Drug Information Association (DIA) Annual Meeting. “We chose to participate in the Data Management tracks at DIA this year because clinical data reporting is primarily to assure the safety of the children,” said Jennifer Price, Paidion Research Senior Director of Clinical Data Management. “Paidion specializes in pediatric clinical trials, so we are passionate about sharing our knowledge about protocol design and trial management that minimizes the impact on children and improves safety. We created sessions that give participants something actionable, tactics they can take back to their organizations right now and start implementing. Please join us.”
On Wednesday morning, June 27, Paidion’s Jennifer Price, Senior Director of Clinical Data Management, chairs the eye-opening track on going paperless in clinical trials. Price created four sessions and recruited in-the-trenches speakers to present on topics including implementation of direct data capture at both industry-sponsored and academic sites, a case study of real-time data capture in eClinical systems, and perspectives on and initiatives of TranCelerate’s eSource team and the SCDM eSource taskforce. Participants will learn actionable strategies for removing the burden of paper from clinical trials to improve data quality. The track’s goal is to make the case for getting cleaner data faster for real-time decision-making that benefits patients, which is especially crucial in the pediatric research arena.
Conducting Pediatric Clinical Trials: Challenges and Rewards for Clinical Data Management
On Thursday morning, June 28, Joe Anderson, Senior Consultant of Paidion Research, will explore the differences between pediatric and adult clinical trials, and share case studies of pediatric trials that feature data management best practices and the optimal deployment of clinical technologies. Data management is different in the pediatric population. For example, babies are measured by length, not height. Anderson dives deep into the key differentiators between adult vs. pediatric clinical trials – from randomization to collecting and cleaning data. This session is part of the track entitled Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness in Data Management of Pediatric, Rare Disease, and Oncology Trials.
“Paidion’s mission is to provide clinical research that improves the health of children around the world by helping companies and organizations develop clinical trials for pediatric patients,” Price explains. “Participating in DIA elevates our learning, introducing us to the latest best practices and technologies, innovations and ideas. But it also allows us to share what we’ve learned in our very specialized field of pediatrics. Children are not little adults, and the better understanding pharma professionals, researchers and organizations have of data management as part of pediatric research, the more able we all are to protect and heal little patients.”
Paidion is a privately-held company located in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina. Paidion provides clinical research that improves the health of children around the world by helping companies and organizations develop clinical trials for pediatric patients. Paidion is dedicated to bringing safe and effective treatments to infants, children and adolescents.
Because children respond to medical treatments differently than adults, pediatric clinical trials should be different from adult trials. Paidion is committed to be the industry thought leader in establishing guidelines and best practices for the creation of treatment options for all children. To learn how Paidion can successfully partner as your pediatric clinical research provider, visit www.paidion.com.