Monday, June 25 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
#119: ‘Target’ing Pediatric Oncology Development: New Global Pediatric Considerations Under FDARA 2017

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-18-531-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The new requirements in FDARA Title V will substantially impact the conduct of pediatric oncology research globally. This session will explore the pediatric provisions in FDARA Title V, assess feasibility challenges in pediatric oncology drug development, and how they may be impacted by the new provisions in law, and will assess the potential global impact of FDARA. Session will include an interactive, global Q&A session with the audience and panel.

Learning Objectives

Describe and explain the new provisions in FDARA 2017 Title V that will impact global pediatric oncology development going forward; Analyze the implications and assess the impact of these new provisions on global pediatric oncology development.


Melodi J McNeil


Industry Perspective
Christina Bucci-Rechtweg, MD

FDA Perspective
Lynne P. Yao, MD

EMA Perspective
Agnès Saint-Raymond, MD

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Christina Bucci-Rechtweg

Global Head, Pediatric and Maternal Health Policy, Drug Regulatory Affairs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Christina is Global Head of Pediatric & Maternal Health Policy at Novartis. She graduated from the U Rochester Sch of Medicine & Dentistry and trained in Peds/Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at SUNY Buffalo. She has 16 yrs of experience in Clinical Development and Regulatory Policy... Read More →
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Melodi McNeil

Director, AbbVie, Inc.
Melodi J. McNeil, R.Ph., M.S. Ms. McNeil is currently a Director in AbbVie’s Rockville, Maryland Regulatory Policy and Intelligence office. She identifies, assesses, and comments on proposed regulatory policies, and ensures appropriate AbbVie personnel are aware of emerging and... Read More →
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Agnès Saint-Raymond

Head of International Affairs, Head of Portfolio Board, European Medicines Agency (EMA)
Head of International Affairs, Head of Portfolio Board MD and qualified Paediatrician. Joined EMA in 2000. Head of Special Areas for Human Medicines (Paediatric Medicines, Orphan Medicines, Scientific Advice, SME Office, and Scientific Support & Projects) until 2013. Head of Portfolio... Read More →
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Lynne Yao

Director, Division of Pediatric and Maternal Health, Office of New Drugs, CDER, FDA
Lynne Yao, MD, is the Director, Office of New Drugs, Division of Pediatric and Maternal Health in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, US Food and Drug Administration. The Division of Pediatric and Maternal Health oversees quality initiatives within the Office of New Drugs... Read More →

Monday June 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Room 204AB Boston Convention and Exhibition Center 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 USA