About us

5 Research and Pediatric units of the OKIDS Network Austria

Location: Vienna

Ruth Ladenstein, MD, PhD, MBA, cPM
Head of Studies and Statistics at St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research and Clinical Trial Coordinator at the St. Anna Children’s Hospital

Christoph Male, MD, PhD, M.Sc.
OKIDS Coordinator at the Department of Paediatrics, Medical University of Vienna

 

Location: Salzburg

Florian Lagler, MD, PhD
CEO Clinical Research Center Salzburg GmbH, Department of Pediatrics, PMU

 

Location: Innsbruck

Sabine Embacher-Aichhorn, MSc
Head of the Coordination Center of Clinical Studies, Medical University of Innsbruck

 

Location: Graz

Gabriele Pfaffenthaler, MSc
Head of the Coordination Center of Clinical Studies, Medical University of Graz​

 

 

History

OKIDS  was developed jointly by the Austrian Pediatric Medical Society  for Children and Adolescents , the Federal Ministry of Health and Pharmig. It is the result of the Pediatric Health Dialog and a part of the general national health goals of the Federal Ministry of Health.

  • Sponsored by the resources of the Federal ministry of Health.  
  • Supported by Pharmig – the Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry of Austria.
  • Sponsored by the resources of "Common health goals from the basic pharmaceutical contract, a cooperative project of the Austrian pharmaceutical industry and social insurance".

OKIDS consists of a pool of experienced pediatric hospitals and universities for the purpose of performing clinical trials on medicines for children.

The OKIDS network cooperates closely with the respective coordination centers for clinical studies (KKS) at its five Austrian locations.

Supported by the following companies as part of an agreement with Pharmig (Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry of Austria)