Need a larger sample size for your clinical trial? Interested in increasing research participation from children with diverse backgrounds? Want to prepare to conduct regulatory science in an ever-changing networked environment?



This course provides pediatric investigators and their teams with practical solutions, resources, and national experts’ insights to solve real-world problems you may face at each stage of the pediatric trial lifecycle.

The content in this course was presented on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Washington, D.C., Washington Marriott Wardman Park as part of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) 2018 meeting.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe practical challenges with designing and conducting pediatric trials.
  • List innovative methodological options for study design, data safety, and recruitment plans.
  • Recognize the importance of applying global regulatory frameworks to pediatric studies.
  • Identify available services and resources for preparing a network-study proposal.
  • Explain the value of academic-industry partnerships in advancing pediatric therapeutics.

Program Faculty:

Jonathan Davis Lisa Guay-Woodford

Jonathan Davis, MD

Vice-Chair of Pediatrics, Chief of Newborn Medicine, The Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center; Associate Director, Tufts CTSI; Director of the Tufts CTSA Trial Innovation Network Center

Lisa Guay-Woodford, MD


Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Children's National Health System (CN)