Nordic Conference on Pediatric Medicines 13th June, Helsinki, Finland

Nordic Conference on Pediatric Medicines

Time: 13th June, 10:00 a.m. - 17:00 p.m.

Venue: Leonardo da Vinci Auditorium, Itämerenkatu 11-13, Gräsviken/Ruoholahti, Helsinki, Finland

The conference is free of charge. However, if you cancel your participation later than 7.6.2017 or do not show up, a registration fee of 100 € for the conference will be charged. ​

Registration : Nordic-Conference-on-Pediatric-Medicines-Registration

Nordic collaboration can increase pediatric medicines research opportunities by providing:

  • Larger child population (5.2 million < 18 yrs. old)
  • Strong position within Europe (Enpr-EMA) and in new European Research Infrastructure initiatives
  • High-quality research environment for pediatric medicines in similar health-care systems with high-tech solutions, and unique system of national registers, patient and biological sample data, and statistics
  • Scientific and administrative competence at a Nordic level
  • Ethical aspects for pediatric clinical trials
  • Benefits for children in Nordic countries & opportunities for early access to new promising medicines


  • Regulatory up-date by EMA / PDCO (Pediatric Committee)
  • EFPIA regulatory up-date of Pediatric Regulation
  • Network up-date by Nordic National Pediatric Research Networks and NordicPedMed
  • Industry perspectives for pediatric medicines by Nordic Companies
  • Ethical aspects in pediatric Clinical Trials - Nordic advantages
  • New European level initiatives & infrastructures for Pediatric Clinical Trials
  • Nordic area & collaboration as its best by all stakeholders – Discussion

Program 13.6.2017

REGISTRATION and coffee: 10.15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

10:50                  Welcome – Mia Bengtström, PIF, Finland

11:00                  EFPIA Up-date – Pediatric Working Group – TBC                                                 

11:20                  EMA Regulatory up-date – PDCO – Ann Marie Kaukonen, Finland               

11:40                  EMA Regulatory up-date – PDCO – Siri Wang, Norway                                     

12:00                  FinPedMed & IcePedMed – Pirkko Lepola, Finland                                             

12:10                  NorPedMed –Thomas Halvorsen, Norway                                                             

12:20                  SwedPedMed –Anders Rane, Sweden                                                                     

12:30                  DanPedMed –Helle Holst, Denmark                                                                         

12:40                  NordicPedMed –Kalle Hoppu, Finland                                                                     

13:00                  Lunch

13:55                  Ethical aspects in pediatric Clinical Trials - Nordic advantages – Pirkko Lepola, Finland

14:15                  International collaboration: the global picture –Mark Turner, UK                

14:45                  Pharma Industry expectations for Pediatric research - Heidrun Hildebrand, Bayer AG, Germany

15:15                  Coffee

15:45                  Paediatric Early Phase Trials Unit, TAYS, Sauli Palmu, Finland                        

16:05                  Discussion – all stakeholders; Q & A and The way forward 

16:50                  Closing remarks, End of the day – Mia Bengtström

More information: Mia Bengtström, PIF,