On February 9th, 2022, the public defense of the doctoral thesis of Mateusz Wasylewski MSc: ‘Social value and research waste in paediatric clinical trials’ took place. The thesis supervisor was Prof. Marcin Waligóra.
The defense was chaired by Prof. Agnieszka Gniadek, the reviewers Prof. Marek Czarkowski and Prof. Jakub Pawlikowski were also in attendance. After PhD candidate presented the research, its results and conclusions, a discussion was held on the recent amendment to the Act on the Profession of Physician and Dentist (which also regulates clinical trials of medicinal products). The PhD candidate and reviewers also discussed competences of various government agencies and bodies that review and supervise the conduct of clinical trials, as well as issues arising in the so-called therapeutic experiments, particularly those using stem cells.