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Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology at ICPE 2017 Annual Meeting

For the third year, the ISPE annual meeting (ICPE 2017 Montreal) will offer the pre-conference course in Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology. Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 27, 2017 (register here). Brief Overview of Course The increasing use of medications by children and the history of excluding children from clinical trials have created the need for pediatric pharmacoepidemiology, a […]


What, precisely, is the precision medicine initiative?

First of all, it’s a big deal, high on President Obama’s agenda and with its own page on the White House Web Site Near term goals One immediate goal of the Precision Medicine Initiative will be to significantly expand efforts in cancer genomics to create prevention and treatment successes for more cancers. But the long […]

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The Learning Health Care System

Two meetings in one week with a strong emphasis on the learning health care system – an indication that ideas are taking hold. At ISPOR 2015 The first plenary session, ‘Taking stock of the learning health care system: What have we achieved and why does it matter?” highlighted the issue with four speakers, two from […]


The challenge of pediatric Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs)

Think about it. We want to know how the child experiences his or her illness and therapies, and we can just ask, right? Well, some children are too young to even understand or respond to questions, infants and young toddlers, others go through a “no” stage and answer “no” to every question, and others may […]

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