On May 18th, 2015, the GAPP Project was presented at the DEEP Open Meeting “Networking and Innovation for local development”, organised by Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche (CVBF) in collaboration with the University Hospital Center “Mother Teresa” (UHCT) in Tirana (Albania).
The meeting was promoted in the framework of the EU-funded project DEEP (DEferiprone Evaluation in Paediatrics) and aimed to foster clinical research in Albania and raise attention on the importance of European Networks for the creation of synergies to spread excellence and attract European funding.
Structured into 2 thematic sessions (Clinical Research in Albania and Networks and Projects in a Global Context), the meeting provided the opportunity to discuss many topics related to the conduct of pediatric clinical trials, such as the barriers that researchers encounter to the timely development of safe and efficacious medicines especially for children; the related need to set up infrastructures for each study in each site; the role of collaborative efforts in medicine and research. In particular, participants stressed the importance of the international cooperation in the activities performed in clinical research as a way to promote interdisciplinary participation through high-impact, mission-driven collaborations with leading health providers, governments and educational institutions.
On this occasion, the GAPP Project was presented by Alketa Hoxha (University Hospital Center “Mother Teresa, Faculty of Technical Medical Sciences, University of Medicine Tirana, Albania), in the “Networks and projects in a global context” session with a presentation entitled “Participating in an international research network: the experience of Mother Teresa University Hospital in the GAPP Project”.
Here you can download the GAPP presentation.