2014

How Down Syndrome Could Soon Be Diagnosed With A Simple Smartphone Photo, The National, April 14, 2014

UAE Link With DC Hospital Helps Everyone, The National, April 9, 2014

How Zayed's Legacy Still Gives New Hope to Sick Children, The National, Apri 9, 2014

David Ignatius: At Children's National Hospital, Philanthropy with a Wallop, Washington Post, March 28, 2014

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation Showcases Latest in Pediatric Surgery At United States Congress, Abu Dhabi City Guide, March 18, 2014

3D Printing, Dubai One Tv, March 18, 2014

2013

Paediatric Innovation Award Announced, The Gulf Today, January 28, 2013

Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation To Lead Plans To Award $250,000 For Innovative Pediatric Medical Devices, Abu Dhabi City Guide, January 27, 2013

Power Player of the Week: 3D Printer, Fox News Sunday, January 19, 2013

Doctors Using 3D Printers to Create Organ Replicas, NBC4, December 11, 2013

Medical Research Breakthroughs at Abu Dhabi-funded Sheikh Zayed Institute in Washington DC, The National, October 25, 2013

Research is Vital in Push Towards 2030, The National, October 19, 2013

Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children's National Receives US FDA Grant to Form Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium, Zawya, October 12, 2013

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council host delegration from US-based Children's National Medical Center, AMEInfo.com, September 9, 2013

Sheikh Zayed Institute: where bright young minds hang out, GulfNews.com, August 18, 2013

UAE Varsity Students on Summer of Discovery in USA, GulfNews.com, August 18, 2013

Innovations in Treating Kids, PainResource.com, July 25 2013

3D Printers Help Heart Surgeons, Voice of America, July 30, 2013

Student Innovators and 3D Printing, Sky News Arabia, July 9, 2013

Children Living With Constant and Incurable Pain, BBC News, July 5, 2013

Five Khalifa University students represent UAE at Children's National Medical Center's elite bio-medical innovation program, Zawya, July 2, 2013

UAE Embassy in Washington hosted Abu Dhabi University Business Students, UAE Interact, July 7, 2013

Five UAE women who hope to make a difference, The National, June 9, 2013

Technology helps children heal, CNN Newsroom, May 17, 2013

3D Tech Making Surgery More Accurate, Fox Business, May 15, 2013

To help solve challenging cardiac problems, doctors at Children's press 'print,' The Washington Post, May 13, 2013

Specialists See Tools toTreat Pain in Video Games, The New York Times, April 20, 2013

Children's team treats pain with technology, integrative approaches, WTOP, April 19, 2013

At Children's Hospital, video games are part of the prescription, The Washington Post, April 18, 2013

A New Way To Treat Children With Chronic Pain, Scoop San Diego, April 18, 2013

Children's National Medical Center opens new Pain Medicine Care Complex, World Interior Design Network, April 8, 2013

Kinect-enabled games used in pain care for kids, GMA News Online, April 5, 2013

Video Games Help Treat Kids With Chronic Pain, Mashable, April 4, 2013

The Healing Power of Video Games, Youth Today, April 4, 2013

The National Spotlights Children’s National Medical Center’s Innovative Sheikh Zayed Pain Medicine Initiative, The National, February 11, 2013


Children’s National Saves UAE Girl From Life-Threatening Congenital Heart Disease, The National, February 11, 2013


2013

Sheikh Zayed Institute Leads Consortium Planning $250,000 Awards for Innovative Pediatric Medical Devices, January 13, 2014

Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children's National Medical Receives FDA Grant To Form Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium, September 26, 2013

Children's National To Issue Concensus Paper on Pediatric Surgical Innovation and Device Development, August 8, 2013

Children’s National Presents First Sheikh Zayed Prize for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, June 14, 2013

U.S.News & World Report: Children’s National Medical Center Again Ranked among Best Children’s Hospitals, June 11, 2013

Children's National to Host Symposium on Medical Device Development, May 21, 2013

Children's National to Advance Dialogue for Pediatric Medical Innovations, April 19, 2013

Children's National Medical Center Unveils New Pain Medicine Care Complex, April 3, 2013

 

2012

Inpatient Bariatric Procedures for Adolescents Appear to Have Plateaued Since 2003; Childhood Obesity Still on the Rise- December 18, 2012

Inpatient bariatric procedures among adolescents have plateaued since 2003, according to a study by researchers at Children’s National Medical Center, published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.


Experts from Children’s National and Sheikh Zayed Institute Focus on Innovations in Pediatric Care at World Health Care Congress Middle East - December 13, 2012
Experts from Children’s National Medical Center and its Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation participated in the 3rd Annual World Health Care Congress Middle East this week in Abu Dhabi.


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Research has confirmed that children do not respond to drugs, biologics, and medical devices in the same way as adults. This is due to anatomical, physiological, and developmental differences. Further, considerable difference also manifests among children of different ages in their ability to respond to medical products. The limited amount of medical product testing in the pediatric population is in part due to the lack of pediatric-specific regulatory considerations and information on medical products used to treat children. Without adequate dialogue among the stakeholders it has become increasingly challenging to test and eventually take to market the much-needed medical products for children.

 

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center held a day-and-a-half symposium, First International Symposium on Pediatric Surgical Innovation, on June 13, 2013 in Washington, DC to identify barriers to the development and testing of pediatric medical products and surgical innovation, as well to examine ways in which the system can be improved to facilitate the development of medical devices for children. Over 237 participants included representatives from the US Food and Drug Administration, European Medicine Agency, Japan’s Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency, National Institutes of Health, Children’s Hospitals, Pediatric Device Consortia, Medical Device Manufacturers, Pediatric Societies (American Academy of Pediatrics, American Pediatric Surgical Association, World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons), Law Firms specializing in intellectual property and regulatory science, and the public. The organizing committee and the speakers of the conference met for a closed session on June 14, 2013 to summarize the presentations and discussions at the Symposium. This summary will be published in form of a white paper outlining the barriers posed by ethical concerns, economic hurdles, and logistical and technical issues, also highlighting the differences in regulatory approach in Europe and Japan. The white paper will also present a consensus on recommendations for potential solutions. Among the speakers were Congressman Dr. Bill Cassidy, Dr. David Challoner (IOM member), Dr. Michael Harrison (UCSF), Dr. Elazer Edelman (MIT and Harvard), Dr. Murray Sheldon (Associate Director for Technology and Innovation, FDA), Dr. Thomas McInerny (President of the American Academy of Pediatrics), Dr. Michael Klein (President-Elect of the American Pediatric Surgical Association), Dr. Richard Azizkhan (President of World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons), Dr. Jerry Menikoff (Director of the Office for Human Research Protections).

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