Paediatric clinical pharmacology in Europe

Maurizio Bonati, Joerg Breitkreutz, Imti Choonara, Kalle Hoppu, Evelyne Jacqz-Aigrain, Jean Paul Langhendries, Gerard Pons, Anders Rane, Hannsjörg Seyberth, John Van Den Anker

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Abstract

Paediatric clinical pharmacology involves the scientific study of medicines in children. It is a relatively new sub-specialty of paediatrics and/or clinical pharmacology. A survey of members of the European Society for Developmental, Perinatal and Paediatric Pharmacology was performed in October 2005. This demonstrated the presence of 18 paediatric clinical pharmacologists and 23 trainees in Europe. The majority of the trainees are based in five countries (Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK). Only Finland, France, Germany and the UK had more than one paediatric clinical pharmacologist. In order to strengthen expertise in this area, greater collaboration is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-137
Number of pages4
JournalPaediatric and Perinatal Drug Therapy
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Children
  • Medicines
  • Paediatric clinical pharmacology
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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