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

RAPS to Host Career Fair in Minneapolis

Twin Cities-area regulatory professionals and other interested job seekers will have a chance to network and meet in person with hiring managers and recruiters from leading medical device and biotech organizations at the RAPS Career Fair, Minneapolis on 24 September 2015.

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Get RAC Questions Answered at the Regulatory Convergence

If you are planning to attend RAPS’ upcoming Regulatory Convergence in Baltimore, 24–28 October, and you are thinking about pursuing Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) or have questions about the RAC, you should plan to attend one of the conference’s two scheduled RAC mini-sessions.

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RAPS to Host San Jose Career Fair

RAPS will host a career fair and networking  event for regulatory job seekers and employers in the San Jose area, 10 September 2015.

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How to Prepare for the RAC Exam

To pass the challenging Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) exams, even a seasoned regulatory professional will need to develop a personalized study plan and take advantage of critical exam preparation resources.

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Is Regulatory Affairs Certification Right for You?

The decision to pursue Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) is a personal one with many variables to consider—from the amount of regulatory experience you have and the potential value of having the credential to how much time you can devote to studying. So while there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question ‘Is the RAC right for me?,’ there are some important factors to take into account.

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Meet Regulatory Convergence Keynote Speaker Daniel Pink

This year’s Regulatory Convergence opening keynote from author and TV host Daniel Pink promises to be a memorable one. Pink is known for using “diabolical psychology for the greater good,” as he likes to say. He delves into concepts of human behavior and social science while making them understandable and entertaining to millions of people.

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Book Excerpt: Fundamentals of US Regulatory Affairs, Ninth Edition, Chapter 41: Regulatory Information Resources in Review

Regulatory Information Resources in Review: This is chapter 41 of Fundamentals of US Regulatory Affairs, Ninth Edition.

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New Fundamentals of US Regulatory Affairs Book Now Available

The updated, ninth edition of Fundamentals of US Regulatory Affairs is now available. The book has been completely updated, and includes extensive, current regulatory information for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biologics, and covers regulatory topics ranging from the history of food, drug and cosmetic laws to crisis management and FDA inspection and enforcement.

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RAPS Virtual Career Fair to Take Place 13 August

RAPS will host another in its series of Virtual Career Fairs Thursday, 13 August 2015. The event, held  completely online, provides a venue for regulatory job seekers and recruiters  to connect conveniently, confidentially and in real time.

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7 Things to Love About the Regulatory Convergence

Here are seven things to love about the Regulatory Convergence, the largest annual conference anywhere in the world for regulatory professionals working in the healthcare product space and RAPS’ signature event.

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Compliance: Not Just a US Issue

"Compliance" might be one of the most frequently-used terms in the healthcare industry. Compliance covers so many things and, in fact, is not merely a US issue. Life science companies must ensure global compliance, and this collection of feature articles in Regulatory Focus exclusively for RAPS members only scratches the surface.

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10 Ways to Get the Most From RAPS' Regulatory Convergence

Attending RAPS' Regulatory Convergence conference is an investment in your job, your career and your regulatory knowledge. To get the most out of it, you will want to think a little bit about how best to spend your precious time.

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184 Earn Regulatory Affairs Certification in Spring 2015

RAPS congratulates the 184 professionals who earned their Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) in spring 2015.

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US RAC Prep Webcast Series to Kick Off 15 July

On 15 July, RAPS will host the first of its six-part webcast series designed to help candidates for the US RAC exam fill knowledge gaps and more efficiently prepare for the exam.

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RAPS, National University of Singapore Gear up for 2nd Year of Certificate Program

Last year, RAPS and the National University of Singapore launched a joint graduate certificate program in Medical Devices Regulatory Affairs for Singapore-based regulatory professionals. The program currently is enrolling its next group of students, who will begin classes in September. Applications will be accepted until the 16 July deadline.

Categories: Career Development, Articles, Under RAPS, HTML, Asean, RAPS Tags: Medical Device Regulatory Affairs, graduate certificate, Singapore, National University of Singapore, regulatory workforce
RAPS Announces New Board Slate

The RAPS Nominating Committee has announced its slate of one new officer and three directors nominated to serve on the RAPS board of directors for terms beginning January 2016.

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Acting FDA Commissioner Stephen Ostroff to Speak at RAPS' Regulatory Convergence

Acting Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Stephen Ostroff, MD, will speak to attendees of the 2015 RAPS Regulatory Convergence. RAPS’ signature annual event for the regulatory profession will take place 24–28 October in Baltimore.

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RAPS Switzerland Chapter to Host 2015 EU Medtech Reimbursement Roundtable

The elements of market access in Europe will be examined in depth at the 2015 EU Medtech Reimbursement Roundtable, taking place 25 June in Zurich, and hosted by the RAPS Switzerland Chapter.

Categories: RAPS Events, Medical Devices, Reimbursement, Articles, Under RAPS, HTML, Europe, Switzerland Chapter, RAPS Tags: MedTech Roundtable, medtech, medical device, device, market access, reimbursement, pricing, coverage policy, Europe, EU
Experts to Offer Ad, Promo and Labeling Advice at RAPS Virtual Event

As the Internet and social media have become increasingly powerful forces in our everyday lives and important sources of information on personal healthcare decisions, regulators, marketers and healthcare companies all have had to contend with a slew of new challenges. RAPS’ virtual event Advertising, Promotion and Labeling: the US Regulated Environment will bring together experts to offer their advice.

Categories: RAPS Events, Compliance, Labeling, Articles, Under RAPS, HTML, US, FDA, FTC, RAPS, Advertising and Promotion Tags: advertising, promotion, labeling, social media, social media regulation, FDA, FTC
RAPS Mid-Atlantic Career Day Draws Nearly 100 to Learn, Network

Nearly 100 regulatory professionals, career changers, students and others gathered at the Montgomery County (MD) campus of Johns Hopkins University to learn, network and perhaps take the next steps in their regulatory careers. 

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RAPS Virtual Career Fair Planned for 18 June

RAPS’ next Virtual Career Fair is planned for Thursday, 18 June 2015, from 12 to 4:30 pm EDT. The event allows regulatory job seekers the opportunity to chat live in an interactive virtual environment with hiring managers and recruiters from top healthcare organizations looking to fill regulatory openings.

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Regulatory Focus on Holiday

We're taking some time off next week. Find out when you can get your fix of Focus again here.

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How to be a Regulatory Leader

Increasingly, regulatory professionals need to be effective leaders. Not only are they leading regulatory departments and cross-functional work groups, they also are being called upon to play key roles on corporate and organizational leadership teams. But how can you develop your own skills as a leader? Several senior regulatory leaders addressed this during a recent RAPS webcast.

Categories: RAPS Events, On Demand, Career Development, Articles, Under RAPS, HTML, RAPS Tags: leadership, regulatory leadership, communications skills, RAPS webcast, ECG
Regulatory Pros and Hopefuls Gather in Chicago for Midwest Career Day

The first-ever RAPS Midwest Regional Career Day was held last month outside Chicago, attracting 75 attendees who came to network, meet with recruiters and hear presentations on regulatory careers from a range of speakers.

Categories: RAPS Events, Articles, Under RAPS, HTML, US, Chicago Chapter, RAPS Tags: RAPS Midwest Career Day, Midwest Career Day, career day, careers, jobs, regulatory careers, regulatory jobs, Chicago, RAPS Chicago Chapter
An Individual’s Experience at the RAPS Executive Development Program

Regulatory leaders need to deliver strategic value to their organizations—the RAPS Executive Development Program is a key component in building the necessary skill set to succeed.

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