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Wednesday, June 17 • 9:30am - 10:30am
#312 L: Pediatric Development: Can Increasing Collaboration Lead to Fewer Unnecessary Trials?

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Component Type: Session
Level: Advanced
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-20-585-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

An evolving regulatory framework supports and incentivizes pediatric drug development. This session compares recent experience in the US, EU, China, and Canada and explores options for advancing global approaches.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the evolving global regulatory framework for development of pediatric medicines in the US, EU, China, and Canada; Describe common challenges and opportunities faced with global planning and conduct of pediatric programs; Review case studies illustrating a global approach for development of pediatric medicines.


Max Wegner, PharmD, RPh


Health Canada Update
Alysha Croker, PhD

FDA Update
Lynne Yao, MD

NMPA Update
Zhimin Yang, MD

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Max Wegner

Head Regulatory Affairs, Bayer AG, Germany
After studying pharmacy at the University of Bonn, Max Wegner commenced his PhD in pharmacology at Bayer and started in Regulatory Affairs as a Dossier Manager in 1996 in Wuppertal. Since then, Max has been employed in various functions within Product Development at Bayer and also... Read More →
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Alysha Croker

Manager, Office of Paediatrics and Patient Involvement, Health Canada
Following her PhD in cell biology studying the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis and therapy resistance, Alysha Croker joined the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in 2013 as an analyst. Since then, she has taken on a number of leadership roles managing high profile... Read More →
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Lynne Yao

Director, Division of Pediatric and Maternal Health, Office of New Drugs, CDER, FDA, United States
Lynne Yao, M.D., is the Director, Division of Pediatrics and Maternal Health in the Office of New Drugs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. The Division of Pediatrics and Maternal Health oversees quality initiatives which promote and necessitate the study of drug and biological... Read More →
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Zhimin Yang

Division Director, Center for Drug Evaluation, National Medical Products Administration (NMPA)

Wednesday June 17, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
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