Symposium Paediatric Clinical Research: Where Future Therapies Originate

Where Future Therapies Originate
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11 juni 2022 08:45 - 14:00 Afgelopen
Locatie: MC-SQUARE Leuven, Philipssite 5 box 1, 3000 Leuven
Prijs: €30 - free for students and trainees - networking lunch €20


8:45 Registration & welcome coffee

9:15 – 11:15 Session 1: Socio-economic and ethical aspects of paediatric drug development

  • Welcome – prof. dr. Gunnar Buyse, chair of paediatrics, UZ Leuven
  • Paediatric drug development in Europe: challenges now and ahead – prof. dr. Koen Norga, EMA & UZA
  • Innovative medicine in University Hospitals Leuven – prof. dr. Frank Weekers, operational director, UZ Leuven
  • European collaboration in paediatric clinical trials – prof. dr. Johan Vande Walle, UZ Gent
  • Will our healthcare system become unaffordable? – prof. Yvonne Denier, KU Leuven

11:15 – 11:35 Coffee break

11:35 – 13:00 Session 2: Future therapies for children in the pipeline

  • Gene, cell and enzyme replacement therapy
    • Gene therapy in neuromuscular disorders: successes and challenges – prof. dr. Liesbeth De Waele
    • Neonatal kidney stem cells to improve quality of kidney grafts – prof. dr. Noel Knops
    • Enzyme replacement therapies in metabolic disorders – prof. dr. Peter Witters
  • New immune therapies
    • New biotherapies in paediatric rheumatic diseases – prof. dr. Lien De Somer
    • Biologicals in inflammatory bowel disease – prof. dr. Ilse Hoffman
    • New therapeutic options in relapsed or refractory acute lymphatic leukaemia – prof. dr. Heidi Segers
    • A remedy for vitamin D resistant rickets – prof. dr. Elena Levtchenko
  • New pharmacological therapies and drug repurposing
    • Promising results of new anti-obesity drugs: will it be a game changer for obese children? – prof. dr. Kristina Casteels
    • Repurposing drugs in childhood epilepsy – prof. dr. Lieven Lagae
  • New devices
    • New devices at the horizon for pulmonary valve replacement – dr. Bjorn Cools
  • Paediatric Clinical Research Unit (Petit CRU) in UZ Leuven
    • Petit CRU: paediatric patient-centered golden-standard clinical research – prof. dr. Elena Levtchenko

13:00 – 14:00 Networking lunch


Please register before 27 May 2022.

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