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The latest from RAPS, including important updates on events, products and initiatives, as well as other useful articles from RAPS.

Happy Holidays, and Thank You

Regulatory Focus is going on Holiday and will not publish between 20 December 2014 and 5 January 2014. We look forward to again providing you with regulatory news, analysis and intelligence in the new year. Before we go, we just have one thing to say...

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New RAPS Netherlands Chapter Announced

The RAPS Netherlands Chapter is the newest in RAPS' global chapter network.

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J&J’s Regulatory Executives Groomed as Business Leaders

J&J’s innovative AcceleRAte program grooms regulatory professionals to be the company’s future business leaders.

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RAPS’ e-News Holiday Schedule

RAPS e-newsletters will operate on a modified schedule for the holiday season.

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What Will it Take to Build Global Regulatory Capacity?

View a 2014 RAPS panel discussion about the importance of building regulatory capacity around the world, and how regulatory and healthcare leaders can go about building that capacity.

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FDA’s Woodcock Talks About Advancing Innovation at 2014 RAPS

CDER Director Janet Woodcock told 2014 RAPS attendees about how FDA is helping to get important new therapies to patients more quickly.

Categories: RAPS Events, Clinical, Under RAPS, FDA Tags: 2014 RAPS, The Regulatory Convergence, FDA, Woodcock
2014 RAPS Keynote Examines Future of Healthcare in Complex World

2014 RAPS keynote by David Bosshart, PhD, CEO of the Switzerland-based think tank the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, discusses the future of healthcare.

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Join RAPS or Renew at The Regulatory Convergence and Get a RAPS Jersey

Attendees at 2014 RAPS can get a free RAPS soccer jersey when they join RAPS or renew their memberships.

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Introducing Some New Voices (and Changes) Here at Regulatory Focus

Focus is teaming up with several trusted content providers to offer you unparalleled access to breaking news, unique data-based insights and regulatory events.

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2014 RAPS Closing Plenary Will Touch on Benefit-Risk, Risk Mitigation in Global Healthcare

Attendees at the 2014 RAPS Convergence closing plenary session will hear from four respected thought leaders about the global regulatory healthcare market. One issue likely to come up during the session is how different healthcare models deal with benefit-risk and risk mitigation strategies.

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2014 RAPS Opening Keynote to Address Global Healthcare Evolution, ‘Simplexity’

David Bosshart, PhD, CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, will speak 29 September at the opening plenary session of 2014 RAPS: The Regulatory Convergence. Regulatory Focus recently had a chance to speak to Bosshart about his talk, “The Future of Healthcare: Trends, Disruptions and Scenarios” in a globalized market.

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10 Sessions We Can't Wait to Attend at 2014 RAPS

Among the sessions at 2014 RAPS: The Regulatory Convergence are some that stand out to me, your Regulatory Focus editor, as particularly exciting—sessions that cover important topics, emerging trends, new developments and the critical aspects of actually being a regulatory professional.

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10 Ways to Make the Most of Your 2014 RAPS Experience

Attending 2014 RAPS: The Regulatory Convergence is not just an opportunity to get out of the office for a few days and see the inside of a new and different convention center. It’s an investment in your job, your career and your regulatory knowledge. But to get the most out of it, you will want to think a little bit about how best to spend your precious time in Austin.

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Earning the RAC Means Better Pay and More

RAPS’ 2014 Scope of Practice & Compensation Survey found that US-based regulatory professionals who have earned their Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), on average, earn 10.6% more than their peers without the credential. At some levels, the salary differential is even more significant, with base salaries for regulatory associates holding the RAC at 17% more than their non-certified colleagues.

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2014 RAPS Takes the Regulatory Convergence to Austin

Next month, Austin will play host to regulatory professionals from around the world attending 2014 RAPS: The Regulatory Convergence, RAPS’ signature annual event and the world’s largest annual gathering for the healthcare product regulatory profession. The conference will draw approximately 2,000 participants to the Austin Convention Center, 27 September–1 October, to learn about and discuss important developments in medicine and healthcare technology, and the myriad regulations that help ensure their safety and effectiveness for patients and consumers across the globe.

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What Can Employers Do to Attract and Retain Top Regulatory Talent?

A recent report on workplace trends has sparked renewed concern within pharmaceutical companies about employee turnover and retention.

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Regulatory Salaries Up; Position, Experience and Credentials Drive Compensation

The results of the 2014 Scope of Practice & Compensation Report for the Regulatory Profession, consistent with past surveys, show regulatory careers continue to offer good pay, growth opportunities and challenging and diverse work.

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RAPS Announces 2014 Board Nominations

The RAPS Nominating Committee has announced the slate of candidates to serve as officers and directors of the RAPS board of directors for the 2015–17 term. 

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Mobile-Friendly Upgrades Coming to Regulatory Focus

Regulatory Focus will soon adopt responsive design, which will make RF content easy to read and navigate on any device.

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RAPS Taiwan Chapter Becomes First in Asia

RAPS announces the establishment of a new chapter in Taiwan, its first in Asia.

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RAPS Seeks Fellows Candidates

RAPS is seeking applicants who want to make a difference in the regulatory profession as members of the 2014 Class of RAPS Fellows.

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RAPS Seeks Authors for Global Device Strategy Book

RAPS is seeking professionals with multinational experience with medical devices, throughout the lifecycle to authoring chapters for a new publication, Global Strategy for Medical Devices.

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Embracing Change in EU Medical Device Regulation: The Notified Body Perspective

Change is underway in the EU and the medical device industry needs to be ready sooner than anticipated.

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Survey of Regulatory Pros Draws Increasingly Global Response

RAPS' biennial research survey of the regulatory profession, launched at the end of January and continuing through Monday, 31 March, has garnered well over 2,000 responses to date, with 29% from outside the US.

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Book Excerpt: How I Got Started in Regulatory

This chapter, How I Got Started in Regulatory, is an excerpt taken from the book Choosing the Right Regulatory Career, available from the RAPS Store.

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