|| Pediatric Clinical Research and Outcomes
Pediatric clinical research differs from general clinical research in the diversity and longitudinally dynamic nature of the patient populations. Outcome measures, biomarker development, methodology and even the study questions themselves can be unique for a particular subpopulation and different among the various pediatric subpopulations and general clinical research. In addition, particular ethical issues, reflected in the additional regulations that apply specifically to pediatric research, require planning, procedures, and study conduct that differ from the general paradigms. The Scientific Interest Group would be a forum for harmonizing and advancing the design and implementation of pediatric clinical research with a particular emphasis on age and developmentally appropriate and interpretable outcome measures that may extend across diseases or conditions.