RAPS is closely monitoring developments in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. See our public safety page for the latest updates.

 
  • RAPS' LatestRAPS' Latest

    10 Ways to Get the Most From RAPS' Regulatory Convergence

    Your time is valuable. We respect and appreciate the time you take to attend the  Regulatory Convergence , and we want you to get as much out of RAPS’ signature annual event as you can. After all, it is an investment in your job, your career and your regulatory knowledge. And for those of you who may be first-time attendees, it can be particularly helpful to have an idea of what to expect. So we have a few tips to help you make the most of your Convergence experience this...
  • RAPS' LatestRAPS' Latest

    10 Disruptive Technologies and the Regulatory Implications

    The 2016 Regulatory Convergence will begin with opening keynote remarks from R “Ray” Wang , noted expert on disruptive technologies and new business models . Hearing Wang’s thoughts on innovation and technology and how regulatory can keep up with the rapid changes should prove to be a timely and appropriate way to begin this year’s Convergence. The healthcare products sector has seen the introduction and development of a number of disruptive technologies in ...
  • RAPS' LatestRAPS' Latest

    Head of Cuban Regulatory Agency to Make First Appearance at Regulatory Convergence

    This year, for the first time ever at RAPS’ Regulatory Convergence , attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from Cuba’s top regulatory authority. Rafael Perez Cristia, director, Center for State Control of Drugs, Medical Devices (CECMED), Ministry of Public Health, Cuba, will participate in two sessions— Latin America: Perspectives and Challenges Moving Forward, Part 2 and Latin American Regulations and Market Access: Orphan Drugs, Rare Diseases and ...
  • RAPS' LatestRAPS' Latest

    10 Can't Miss Regulatory Convergence Sessions: 6-10

    With RAPS’ Regulatory Convergence now less than six weeks away, it’s a good time to take a look at the conference agenda and start planning. We selected 10 sessions—aside from the plenaries—that we think are likely to be popular this year, based on current hot topics or popular areas within regulatory affairs. Last week, in part one of this two-part series, we highlighted the first five. In part two below, we take a look at five more. Bear in mind this lis...
  • RAPS' LatestRAPS' Latest

    10 Can't Miss Regulatory Convergence Sessions: 1-5

    RAPS’ Regulatory Convergence is now just a little more than six weeks away so it’s a good time to take a look at the conference agenda and start planning how best to spend your time in San Jose. While each session will certainly appeal to different people based on their specific work or interests, we picked out a few to highlight based on current hot topics or popular areas within regulatory affairs. Highlighted below are some standout sessions that migh...
  • RAPS' LatestRAPS' Latest

    Convergence Keynote Speaker Lori Hartwell Passionate About Patients

    At the start of a recent phone conversation with patient advocate and 2016 Regulatory Convergence closing keynote speaker, Lori Hartwell, she paused for a moment to warn that if there is any audible squawking in the background, it’s just her pet parrot, Johnny. Hartwell, an animal lover, has four dogs and a cat in addition to Johnny, but they are more than just pets. They are an important part of her philosophy on living happily with chronic illness. Hartwell i...
  • RAPS' LatestRAPS' Latest

    RAPS Members on the Value of Regulatory Convergence

    RAPS’ Regulatory Convergence is the world’s largest annual gathering for the healthcare product regulatory profession, and this year will be held 17–20 September in San Jose, CA. Speakers and attendees come from all over the world to learn, network and exchange ideas. We recently asked a number of RAPS members at various stages of their regulatory careers about the value of attending the Convergence, and here’s what they had to say: “Regulatory Convergence is...
  • RAPS' LatestRAPS' Latest

    Bay Area Regulatory Pros Looking Forward to Convergence's Return to San Jose

    The Regulatory Convergence will return to San Jose, CA, in 2016, bringing RAPS’ signature annual event back not only to one of the world’s premier centers of technology and innovation—Silicon Valley—but also to the home of RAPS’ oldest and one of its most active chapters, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. RAPS asked some of the local chapter’s volunteers and other local regulatory professionals about what makes the San Francisco Bay Area such a special place, an...