Call for Proposals Call for Proposals - Have an interesting topic to present at Regulatory Convergence 2019?

The Convergence Planning Committee welcomes proposals for the 2018 Convergence conference, 21-24 September 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

 RAPS Regulatory Convergence is the largest professional meeting for those engaged with the regulation of healthcare products worldwide, and the conference’s goal is to educate attendees about the complex and evolving healthcare product regulatory environment and give them an opportunity to gather as a community, connect with one another, and share knowledge. The event attracts participants representing global regulatory bodies, industry, research, academic and clinical organizations involved with the full range of healthcare products across all facets of the product lifecycle.
Proposals are peer-reviewed for quality, educational content, logical presentation, and impact on the global healthcare regulatory community. Accepted proposals are scheduled as oral presentations in a variety of formats based on anticipated interest by attendees. By submitting a proposal, you agree that if your proposal is accepted, it will be presented as described.

New this year! We are accepting submissions for preconference workshops as part of the submission process.
How to Submit

To submit a proposal, go to the 2019 RAPS Convergence Call for Proposals to complete the online form.
Important things to remember about the submission process:
  • You may save your progress at any point and return to your saved proposal any time up until the submission deadline of Thursday, 31 January 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.
  • Failure to follow online submission procedures may result in rejection of the proposal.
  • All proposals must be submitted online; proposals submitted by email, fax or mail will not be accepted.
  • To submit a proposal, you must provide a valid e-mail address, as RAPS will rely exclusively on email communications related to proposal submission, disposition, and presentation.
  • Late and/or incomplete proposals won’t be accepted.
  • Please allow several days before the submission deadline to resolve questions or problems with the online submission process.
  • Although you may submit multiple proposed sessions, RAPS will not select more than two submissions from an individual to avoid speaker scheduling conflicts.
  • It may be helpful to download the proposal template to work on your proposal offline and return to this portal to complete the online form.
31 January 2019, 11:59 pm, EST Submission deadline for proposals. No extensions will be granted.
April 2019 Acceptance/Rejection notifications will go out to all who submitted a complete proposal.
23 August  2019 Final presentation must be uploaded to the conference system.
21-24 September 2019 RAPS Regulatory Convergence, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia 
If your session proposal is accepted:
  • Presenters will receive complimentary registration for the day(s) of their presentation(s) and are eligible to register at the volunteer rate of $250 for the additional day of the main conference (workshop add-ons are not included in the volunteer rate pricing).
  • RAPS does not provide honorarium to cover expenses for presentations.
If your preconference workshop proposal is accepted:
  • Presenters will receive free registration for the Sunday evening reception
  • Presenters are eligible to register for Convergence at the volunteer rate of $250 per day (Monday and/or Tuesday). If a workshop presenter is also a Convergence speaker, he/she will receive complimentary registration for the day/days he/she speaks.
  • Stipends are available for workshop presenters who do not receive assistance from their employers or other sources to attend Convergence.