NTA Stakeholders Meeting 2015

The annual stakeholder meeting for Nordic Trial Alliance will take place on 29 January 2015 in Helsinki, Finland.

Time and place


Paasitorni Hotel and Conference Center, Helsinki Jan 29, 2015 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Nordic Cooperation on Ethical Review Procedures

Nordic clinical research suffers from obstacles impeding cross-border Nordic research cooperation. This meeting will discuss differences in legal frameworks and compare this with common Nordic practices in ethical review procedures in clinical research. The aim is to identify possible ways to strengthen and support Nordic clinical research cooperation through the research ethical review systems.

Nordic cooperation on ethical review procedures might be our stepping stone towards a Common Nordic Clinical Research Area.

The regular registration has now closed, but please contact Tor Martin Nilsen at tor.nilsen@nordforsk.org if you want to participate.



09.00 - 10.00
Coffee and Registration

10.00 - 10.15

Gunnel Gustafsson, Director NordForsk

10.15 – 11.00
Lead speech: Nordic Agenda - Transforming for the Next Wave of Success

Stuart Gander, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group Stockholm

11.00 - 11.25
Nordic Trial Alliance Project - Status Report
Pierre Lafolie, Project Leader Nordic Trial Alliance

11.25 - 12.00

Legal Framework in Clinical Research
Marjut Salokannel, LL.D., docent, independent legal expert

12.00 - 13.00

13.00 - 13.30
Shared Nordic Values in Research - a fundament for collaboration
Jacob Hølen, Director the National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics (NEM), Norway

13.30 – 14.30
Lessons Learned from Nordic Research Collaboration

13.30 - 14.00
The Nordic Colon Cancer Project
Joakim Dillner, Director BBMRI.se

14.00 – 14.30
The NorPEN Register Project
Anders Ekbom, Professor, Karolinska Institutet

14.30 – 14.50
Coffee break

14.50 – 15.00
Introduction to panel discussion

Mika Scheinin

15.00 – 15.45

Panel Discussion
Stuart Gander, Marjut Salokannel, Jacob Hølen, Joakim Dillner and Morten Andersen


15.45 - 16.00
Summary of the Day
Nordic Cooperation on Ethical Review Procedures – the Way Forward

Pierre Lafolie, Project Leader Nordic Trial Alliance

16.00 at the latest

The Nordic Trial Alliance (NTA) is a project that aims to facilitate clinical research cooperation in the Nordic region. It is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and NordForsk.