17th ESDPPP congress in Basel, Switzerland

The 17th ESDPPP congress was held in Basel Switzerland, from 28-30 May 2019.


The following topics were covered at the meeting:

  • How to better use model-based adaptive trial design in paediatrics
  • Development of an international guideline on paediatric extrapolation (ICH)
  • Child friendly, age-appropriate formulations: how important are excipients?
  • Drug formularies for children: time for a global approach!
  • Adverse drug reactions across the paediatric age continuum
  • Personalized medicine in children: more than just development?
  • Pharmacogenomics: a cornerstone of precision medicine for childhood cancer
  • New emerging therapies for genetic diseases (e.g., mucopolysaccharidoses, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular dystrophies, cystic fibrosis)
  • Immunotherapy for paediatric cancer
  • Pharmacology of cannabis in adolescents
  • Personalized optimal dosing computation in neonates and children with thyroid diseases
  • How to dose neonates and children during ECMO, haemodialysis and haemofiltration
  • Alternative avenues to perform Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: use of saliva, dry blood spots and exhaled air!
  • Implementation of e-health devices in clinical and pharmacological research in kids
  • The role of the placenta in fetal and perinatal pharmacology
  • Drug-drug interactions and education of health care providers
  • How to conduct a successful neonatal clinical trial: the example of inhaled steroids
  • How to optimize the use of microdosing in the neonatal and paediatric pharmacology
  • Optimal use of antibacterial agents in the neonatal and paediatric population across the globe
  • The opioid epidemic: what is new in the area of neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • How to optimize pharmacotherapy in paediatric obesity
  • New approaches in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension
  • Update on research infrastructures across the globe (i-ACT, IMI2, FDA-funded clinical trial research networks)

Available material

The congress abstracts were published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.