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    Popular RAPS App Back Again for 2016 Regulatory Convergence

    If you will be attending RAPS’ Regulatory Convergence in San Jose next month, go download the RAPS Events app for your smart phone now. The app was unveiled for the first time at last year’s Convergence in Baltimore and it proved to be a runaway hit. Users found it useful, fun and intuitive. Last year, Convergence veterans and first-timers alike used the app to engage with one another, share photos, observations and takeaways from the sessions they attended ...
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    RAPS and the Regulatory Profession: Two-Way Communication Between Industry and Regulators

    When the regulatory profession convenes for the 2016 Regulatory Convergence in San Jose next month, it will be an occasion for members from both government and industry to build on their working relationships, to discuss with one another new guidelines and compliance issues and, generally, to bridge their understanding about regulatory matters unique to those who work in different facets of the profession. “These are working opportunities I never had early on in my ...
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    RAPS Appoints Paul Brooks as Next Executive Director

    • 11 August 2016
    RAPS today announced that Paul Brooks has been appointed executive director. Brooks will officially join RAPS on 12 September 2016. He succeeds Sherry Keramidas, who retired last January after 20 years at RAPS. Brooks served on the RAPS board of directors from 2008 through 2013, and was chairman in 2013. He has been actively involved with RAPS as a volunteer representative and leader for two decades. “After a thorough search, the board of directors unanimously ...
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    RAPS' First Chapter Celebrates 25 Years

    As head of the RAPS Bay Area Chapter , Shaalini Doan is eager to welcome RAPS members to San Jose, CA, for the upcoming annual gathering of the global regulatory profession. “The Bay Area is the perfect place to host the 2016 Regulatory Convergence , especially since this year we have the chance to celebrate two significant milestones—the 25th anniversary of our local chapter along with the 40th anniversary of RAPS!” The Bay Area Chapter is the original l...
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    RAPS and the Regulatory Profession: Elevating Standards Through Education and Certification

    Susan Carino’s face still breaks into a wide smile as she describes achieving her Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC). “The proudest moment for me was attending Regulatory Convergence and seeing my name on the list of those who had passed the RAC exam. That was very special,” said Carino, a regulatory project manager in the Bay Area. “RAPS celebrates those who pass the RAC at Regulatory Convergence—and there are some who have multiple RAC certifications. Mayb...
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    RAPS and the Regulatory Profession: How Far We Have Come

    As an undergraduate in neuroscience, RAPS member Meredith Brown-Tuttle began working in a lab at a pharmaceutical company to put herself through school. It was there she first was asked to help with a clinical trial. “When I started my regulatory career in the late 90s, there was no traditional background for entering the profession and limited educational support; regulatory as a profession was still in its infancy. You came to regulatory because you had experience in th...
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    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...
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    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...
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    RAPS DC-Baltimore Chapter to Host Career Day This Weekend

    The RAPS DC/Baltimore Chapter will once again host its Mid-Atlantic Career Day this Saturday, 21 May, on the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County campus in Rockville, MD. This is the third year for the popular event, which in past years has drawn more than 100 attendees from all around the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. This year’s career day comes as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is placing a strong emphasis on developing a strong FDA wo...
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    RAPS Chicago Chapter to Host 2nd Annual Midwest Career Day

    This Saturday, 7 May, the RAPS Chicago Chapter will host its second annual Midwest Regulatory Career Day . The event will go from 10 am to 3:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Mettawa, IL. Speakers will include regulatory professionals working in industry, consulting and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as career experts and representatives from several respected regulatory and related academic programs. View the full program agenda online. ...
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    Updated: RAPS Calls for Board Nominations Deadline Extended to 1 June

    RAPS has opened the nomination process for four open positions on its board of directors for the 2017–19 term. Regulatory leaders are needed to serve as president-elect, treasurer and directors (two open positions). Nominations and supporting materials, including resume or curriculum vitae (CV) and two letters of support, must be submitted to RAPS by 1 June 2016. Nominees must be active RAPS members in good standing. “This is a great opportunity to lead the pre...
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    RAPS Releases Position Specification for New Executive Director

    RAPS has taken the next step in its search for a new executive director , releasing the position specification , which details the qualifications, responsibilities and competencies required of potential candidates. RAPS' board of directors and its executive director search committee worked with executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA) to develop the specification. The full position specification document is available online or by contacting RRA...