The Parexel Podcast

Episode 14: Why Parents and Children Join Research Studies: CISCRP’s 2020 Pediatric Perceptions & Insights Survey Reveals Critical Insights

December 8, 2020

Pediatric participation in clinical trials is essential to understanding how drugs perform in children, whose side effects and responses to medications are often very different from adults. Yet the vast majority of medications are only evaluated in adults, and pediatric participation in clinical trials remains exceedingly low worldwide. In this podcast, experts discuss critical insights gleaned from a survey of 500 parents and children about their perceptions and experiences of clinical research. Hear from Sarah Glass, Global Head of Rare Diseases at Parexel; Shipra Patel, Senior Medical Director at Parexel and a pediatric endocrinologist at UNC-Chapel Hill; Annick de Bruin, Senior Director, Research Services at CISCRP; and parent advocate Rachel Daley about how to incorporate learnings from the pediatric survey — sponsored by Parexel and conducted by the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) — into designing more child-friendly and family-friendly trials.

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