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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 DC-Baltimore Chapter Meets for Fun and Networking

    Despite warnings of a massive snow storm, members and guests of the RAPS DC/Baltimore Chapter gathered for an evening meet-up 21 January at Union Jacks pub in Bethesda, MD. As they arrived, people joined in a game to "find the D-RAP," with "D-RAP" meaning the designated regulatory affairs professional. Attendees simply had to talk to one another in order to play. Then they formed groups to discuss topics such as how regulatory professionals can distinguish t...
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    Regulatory Convergence Exhibit Hall Preview

    RAPS’ 2015 Regulatory Convergence is almost here. The signature annual event takes place next week in Baltimore. The opening plenary officially kicks off the conference Monday, 26 October, and everything wraps up Wednesday, the 28th. In between, there will be more than 75 different sessions with more than 300 speakers covering the latest developments in the regulation of pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, health-related foods, regulatory strategy and more....
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    Acting FDA Commissioner Stephen Ostroff, Author Daniel Pink to Headline RAPS' Regulatory Convergence Conference in Baltimore

    RAPS’ annual Regulatory Convergence is now less than three weeks away. The event, taking place this year 24–28 October in Baltimore, is the largest annual gathering of the global healthcare regulatory community, including healthcare product regulators, scientists, innovators, and regulatory professionals from life sciences companies of all sizes. This year’s conference will feature keynote remarks from Acting Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FD...
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    10 Great Things to Do and See in Baltimore

    Baltimore understands if you’re unaware of many of its charms. With Washington, DC less than an hour south and Philadelphia two hours to the north, Baltimore is used to being overshadowed and underrated. But the truth is that the town that calls itself Charm City lives up to that moniker, and it offers a wide range of things to see and do. If you are coming to Baltimore for RAPS’ 2015 Regulatory Convergence , don’t miss the chance to experience some of...
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    Baltimore's Inner Harbor Offers Plenty to do for Convergence Attendees

    Faneca Porter is an ambassador with Baltimore’s Waterfront Partnership. She has an affable smile and cheerful disposition. It’s easy to catch her enthusiasm for all that Baltimore—and in particular, the city’s vibrant inner harbor—has to offer as she describes the multiple attractions within easy walking distance. The Waterfront Partnership offers maps, directions and guidance to visitors to help them make the most of their time in Charm City. “People love to...
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    Baltimore's Thriving Dining Scene Offers Choices for all Tastes

    If you will be attending RAPS’ upcoming Regulatory Convergence , 24–28 October in Baltimore, it’s time to let you in on a little secret that may not stay secret much longer. Baltimore is quickly becoming one of the East Coast’s premier cities for great food. With its working class roots and reputation for crabs and Old Bay seasoning, but little else food-wise, the city has not traditionally been thought of as a dining destination. That all started to change se...
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    Locals Look Forward to Showcasing Baltimore to Convergence Attendees

    With RAPS’ Regulatory Convergence coming to Baltimore, 24–28 October, the signature annual event for the regulatory profession will not only be held within close proximity to the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Maryland headquarters, it also will return to the home turf of one of RAPS’ most active and enthusiastic chapters. Several local members of the RAPS DC/Baltimore Chapter gathered at Baltimore’s inner harbor recently to record a short welcome ...
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    Looking Forward to Seeing You in Baltimore

    As the calendar has turned from August to September, all of us at RAPS headquarters are counting down to RAPS’ Regulatory Convergence , which is now just a few short weeks away. I look forward to welcoming you to the Convergence, 24–28 October in Baltimore. The Convergence is all About Regulatory The Convergence is 100% for and about the regulatory profession. It is about much more than just skimming the surface on regulatory issues. The dynamic educational sess...
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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. Ostroff will speak 27 October, delivering a special keynote address, then he will participate in a panel discussion on key agency activities and initiatives. Other expert panelists are expected to be announced in...
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    RAPS Mid-Atlantic Career Day Draws Nearly 100 to Learn, Network

    Earlier this month, 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. This was the second year for this regional career event. It was organized by RAPS DC/Baltimore Chapter Co-Chairs Nancy Singer (pictured), RAC, FRAPS, JD, president, Compliance Alliance LLC; and Daniela Drago, PhD, assis...
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    RAPS DC/Baltimore Chapter Career Day Offers Insight, Opportunity to Meet Employers

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    "Don't always assume you don't have the experience." That was the message to, students, graduates and seasoned regulatory professionals from Andrea Chamblee, regulatory counsel, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She presented her insights at the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) DC/Baltimore Chapter Career Day, 11 May 2013. Nearly 100 people participated in the event held at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. Attendees were welcomed...