*Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
†Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT.
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Received 27 January, 2012
Accepted 26 March, 2012
The authors report no conflicts of interest.
ABSTRACT: The proceedings of a single-topic symposium held before the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition annual meeting in New Orleans on October 20, 2010 are presented for use by participants and other interested investigators. The program was developed with the following goals: to discuss collaborative networks, their implementation, and function; to discuss potential funding sources for clinical trials; to discuss the science of determining robust endpoints and biomarkers of disease used for clinical trials; and to discuss practical aspects of developing and completing clinical trials in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition.