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Challenges and Opportunities in Pediatric Clinical Trials - a free one-day workshop

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 08:00 to 17:00

Need a larger sample size for your clinical trial?
Interested in increasing research participation from children with diverse backgrounds?
Want to prepare to conduct regulatory science in an ever-changing networked environment?

We are delighted to invite you to an inaugural investigator workshop, Challenges and Opportunities in Pediatric Clinical Trials on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Join us on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Washington, D.C., Washington Marriott Wardman Park, at this inaugural workshop designed for pediatric investigators and their teams.
This free, one-day, immersive case-based workshop is the first CTSA-hub-sponsored forum for all levels of investigators to reflect on the core competencies expected for today’s pediatric clinical studies.
Organized by national pediatric research experts Jonathan Davis, MD (Tufts), and Lisa Guay-Woodford, MD (Children’s National), this program will equip you with practical solutions, resources, and networking opportunities to solve real-world problems you may face at each stage of the pediatric trial lifecycle.

Why Participate?
You will:
Network with multi-stakeholder global experts from academic, government, & industry sectors.
Gain practical insights and expert coaching through peer-led discussions.
Identify new opportunities for study concepts and research collaborations.

Learning Objectives
After attending the workshop, you should be able to:
Describe practical challenges with designing and conducting pediatric trials.
List innovative methodological options for study design, data safety, and recruitment plans.
Recognize the importance of applying global regulatory frameworks to pediatric studies.
Identify available services and resources for preparing a network-study proposal.
Explain the value of academic-industry partnerships in advancing pediatric therapeutics.

Register by Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at


Advanced registration is required for 60 available slots. Registration is first come, first served, and open to all research teams. Early career investigators are strongly encouraged to enroll. Experienced or senior-level research nurses, coordinators, and regulatory personnel are welcome. Once the course is full, additional registrants will be put on a waitlist. We will confirm your enrollment as soon as we finalize the registration list.
Prerequisite To allow for robust discussions in advanced topics, you are expected to have completed Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training from your institution. Some experience with clinical trials is a plus, but not required.

Pre-Work Assignment
Once registration is closed, attendees will receive materials to review in advance for workshop preparation.
Certificate of Completion Attendance at this event has been approved for 5.6 contact hours of clinical research-related education on applications for Maintenance of ACRP’s CCRC®, CCRA®, CPI® or ACRP-CP® certification designations. You must stay for the full program to receive a certificate of completion.

Translational Science 2018
This workshop is offered in partnership with Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS), but not part of the Translational Science 2018 conference program. Separate registration is required. Investigators who register for Translational Science 2018 are strongly encouraged to attend. To learn more about Translational Science 2018 program, visit

About using services at Washington Marriott Wardman Park

1. If you are a Translational Science 2018 conference attendee (i.e., registered for the conference) and hope to book additional nights at Washington Marriott Wardman Park to attend this workshop, you may be eligible for receiving the same room and parking rates offered to the conference attendees. Contact the hotel directly if you have questions about arranging your visit.
2. If you are only attending this workshop and/or do not plan to register for the Translational Science 2018 conference, standard rates will apply if you use Washington Marriott Wardman Park's hotel room and/or parking services.

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Date/time:     Wednesday, April 18, 2018* 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Location:        Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Madison Room 
                     2660  Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

This free and interactive case-based workshop is the first CTSA hub-sponsored forum, designed for pediatric investigators and their teams. It will take place the day before the Association for Clinical and Translational Science's Translational Science 2018 (

Speakers will include representatives from:

  • CTSI-Children’s National (CN)
  • Harvard Catalyst                  
  • Johnson & Johnson (J&J)
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals 
  • Pfizer 
  • Tufts CTSI
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Vanderbilt University

Breakfast and light refreshments will be served; lunch on your own.

Advanced registration is required.
Register for the Pediatric Clinical Trials workshop here or by scanning the code.
Register for Translational Science 2018

The Challenges and Opportunities in Pediatric Clinical Trials workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for investigators and their collaborators to network across the government, industry, and academic sectors to exchange ideas and solutions for addressing pediatric study-specific issues.

Please distribute this invitation to all interested colleagues.