The Inaugural CureSearch Pediatric Early Development Symposium (PEDS):
Successful Planning in the New Era of iPSPs and PIPs

October 1-2, 2020
Convene | 201 Washington Street, 2nd Floor | Boston, MA 02108

About the Symposium

This practical workshop will focus on initial Pediatric Study Plan (iPSP) and Paediatric Investigation Plan (PIP) development and implementation in today's rapidly changing pediatric cancer landscape. In this unique forum, attendees from academia, industry, and regulatory agencies will discuss real-life examples and real-world lessons to meet new FDARA guidelines and support early pediatric drug development. Participants will return to their company or institution with tactical learnings, new relationships, and a better understanding of developing a successful iPSP/PIP.

Topics will include:

  • Successful engagement and partnering with COG and non-COG cooperative groups in/outside of the US
  • Lessons learned from in writing and negotiating successful PIPs and PSPs
  • Planning for pediatric formulation development
  • How best to consider the need for and timing of juvenile and developmental toxicity studies


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Symposium Co-Chairs

Sam Blackman

Samuel C. Blackman, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder
Day One Biopharmaceuticals

Brenda Weigel

Brenda Weigel, MD
Director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of Minnesota's Masonic Cancer Center

Session Chairs

Anne Borgman, MD
Vice President & Head of Hematology-Oncology Clinical Development
Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Davy Chiodin, PharmD
Senior Vice President of Product Development
Day One Biopharmaceuticals

Birgit Geoerger, MD, PhD
Department of Pediatrics
Institut Gustave Roussy

Mark Kieran, MD, PhD
Clinical Trial Lead, Pediatrics Program, Oncology Clinical Development
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Jeffrey Skolink, MD
Vice President, Clinical Development
Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Louis Stancato, PhD
Senior Research Advisor, Oncology TME & Translational Research
Eli Lilly and Company

For additional information, please contact Kelli Wright at or (240) 235-2217.