NTA Stakeholders Meeting

08 Jan.2016

Interested in clinical research? Nordic Trial Alliance welcomes you to the meeting “Potential in Nordic Clinical Research Cooperation”. Hotel Bristol, Oslo, 26. January 20016, 10.00-16.30 CET. 


Moderator morning session: Kristján Erlendsson, Iceland

10.00 Opening
Bent Høie, Minister of Health and Care Services, Norway 

10.15 Welcome
Gunnel Gustafsson, Director NordForsk

10.25  Nordic Trial Alliance – main achievements
Pierre Lafolie, Project Leader


Reports from NTA implementation projects

10.50  Nordic Research Ethical Procedures
Mika Scheinin, Professor, University of Turku, Finland 

11.10 Nordic Monitoring Network
Annette Jørgensen, Head of GCP-unit at Aalborg and Aarhus University Hospitals, Denmark

11.30 Nordic Pediatrics Network
Pirkko Lepola, Executive Secretary FINPEDMED, University of Tampere, Finland 

11.50 Nordic clinical research transparency and registration
Christian Gluud, Head of The Copenhagen Trial Unit, Rigshospitalet, Denmark 

12.10-13.10 Lunch


The potential in Nordic medical research

Moderator afternoon session Steinar Aamdal, Norway 

13.10 Present situation in the Nordic countries, tbd

13.30  Title to be determined
Jan Hellqvist, Regional Managing Director Northern Europe, TFS

14.00  Common Nordic Legal Framework for Future Research?
Marjut Salokannel, Legal Adviser, Finland

14.30 -14.45 Coffee


Panel discussion: The way forward in Nordic clinical research cooperation

Moderator: Pierre Lafolie, Nordic Trial Alliance 

The ethics committee perspective
Jacob Hølen, Director, The National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics (NEM)

The university hospital perspective
Bjørn Eiriksten, CEO, Oslo University Hospital 

The industry perspective
Mia Bengtström, Senior Adviser, Pharmaceutical Association, Finland

The research council perspective
Jørgen Frøkiær, Chairman of the Danish Council for Independent Research | Medical Sciences 

The patient organisation perspective
Ole Alexander Opdalshei, Deputy Secretary General, The Norwegian Cancer Society 

16.00 Conclusions and way forward

16.30  (at the latest) End of the day


Practical information

Date: 26.01.2016 
Time: 10:00 to 16:30

Fee: Please note that the meeting is free of charge but participants pay their own travel costs. Rooms may be reserved at Hotel Bristol for 1345 NOK per room and night breakfast included (one person). Please use the booking code 250116NORD_002 at the latest 18 January.

Registration deadline: 21.01.2016 - 17:00



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