Task force on clinical (drug) trials

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Task force on clinical (drug) trials

Vision and mission of the Task Force

Vision of the task force

Treatment aimed at improving the long-term outlook of children with heart disease requires the development of adequate drug treatment for common problems in these, including:

  • neurodevelopmental problems
  • impaired exercise tolerance
  • circulatory failure
  • cardiac arrhythmias

Mission of the task force

The task force on clinical drug trials within the AEPC is dedicated to:

  • Provide the paediatric cardiology platform for clinical drug research
  • Contribute to improve, generalize and harmonize existing good practice
  • Improve trial design
  • Consistent delivery of high quality data
  • Integrate perspectives / needs of children and their families’ into the process
  • For this purpose we join forces with patients, scientists from adjacent fields, public funders, pharma industry and regulators

Board of the task force

Daniel de Wolf

Chairman (2021-2024)

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Ghent University Hospital (UZ Gent)
De Pintelaan 195, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Telephone: +32-9-3322464
Liaison to Interventional cardiology working group

Willem helbing

Willem Helbing

Past Chairman

Erasmus MC – Sophia children’s hospital
Dr. Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31107036264
Liaison to C4C network and EnprEMA

Michal Odermarsky

Michal Odermarsky

Secretary (2021-2024)

Children Heart Center, Skane University Hospital
Lasarettsgatan 48, 22185 Lund, Sweden
Telephone: +46 46 177481 - Cell: +46 763367368
Liaison to EMA

Yogen Singh

Yogen Singh, MD, FRCPCH


Consultant in Pediatric Cardiology and Neonatology
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Box 402
Cambridge University Hospitals, Biomedical Campus
Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB2 0QQ
Telephone: +44 1223 217985


Christoph Male

Councillor (2021-2024)

Associate Professor of Paediatrics
Dept. of Paediatrics, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, Vienna, Austria
Telephone: +43-1-40400-21100 or 32320
Liaison to C4C network and EnprEMA

Damien Bonnet

Damien Bonnet


Unité Médico-Chirurgicale de Cardiologie Congénitale et Pédiatrique
Centre de référence Malformations, Cardiaques Congénitales Complexes - M3C
Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades, APHP
Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 149 rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris, France
Telephone: + 33 1 44 49 43 44 (assistant); + 33 1 44 49 43 49 (office)
Liaison to Pulmonary hypertension, heart failure and transplantation working group


Sylvie di Filippo


Pediatric & Fetal Cardiology & Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Hospital Louis Pradel, Claude Bernard University Lyon-1
28 Av. Doyen Lepine, 69677 Lyon, France
Telephone: +33 4 72357389
Liaison to AEPC council

Vacant - Junior Councillor

Vacant - Liaison to Cardiac dysrhythmias and electrophysiology working group

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