Fondazione Gianni Benzi took part in the 40° National Congress of the Italian Society of Pharmacology (SIF) “Il valore scientifico e l’uso appropriato del farmaco“, that run virtually from 9th to 13th March 2021.
The congress was the occasion to learn more and exchange knowledge in the pharmacological field that is going through an important and transformative period. Pharmacology plays a central role through new research methodologies, advanced therapies (e.g. gene and cell therapies), Artificial Intelligence application, Big Data and personalised medicine, considering the whole research process, from the preclinical, through translational to clinical research.
Our researcher and head of research department, Viviana Giannuzzi, is actively involved in the SIF activities as member of the working group (WG) on paediatric pharmacology. During the 40° SIF National Congress, she co-chaired and introduced the round table on therapeutic needs in paediatric pharmacology and the role of pharmacology for these unmet needs. Additional and interesting information on paediatric medicines for cancer and rare diseases is available in the interview (available only in Italian language) on paediatric pharmacology. In particular, Viviana pointed out the key regulatory aspects of the development of paediatric medicines in Europe.
The analysis of the Post-Authorisation Studies in paediatric population from the European Union electronic Register of Post-Authorisation Studies (EU-PAS) was presented by Annalisa Landi, researcher at Fondazione Benzi and member of WG 3 of the European Network of Centres for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance (ENCePP).
A focus on the paediatric drug repurposing in Europe in the framework of the Paediatric Regulation was presented by our researcher Maddalena Toma who recently published an interesting analysis on paediatric medicines in Europe. Further details here!
Moreover, Elisabetta Volpe, researcher at Fondazione Benzi and actively committed in Data Science and FAIRification process, gave an insight on Data Interoperability in the context of the European Paediatric Translational Research Infrastructure (EPTRI).