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    RAPS welcomes new Ontario Chapter

    RAPS has announced the official launch of the RAPS Ontario Chapter , which first began as a RAPS-affiliated local networking group. Ontario joins Vancouver as the second RAPS chapter in Canada and expands RAPS’ global network to now include 20 chapters and eight local networking groups. “We are very excited about the formal launch of our chapter in the RAPS regulatory community,” said founding member and Ontario chapter chair, Ntsakisi Onibayo, RAC, regulatory complian...
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    First virtual RAPS Convergence draws nearly 1,500 participants, earns praise

    RAPS last week wrapped up its first RAPS Convergence conference to be held completely online. RAPS Convergence is the largest annual gathering of the global healthcare regulatory community and the only US event exclusively dedicated to the regulatory profession. RAPS completely redesigned this year’s conference, transforming what has traditionally been a face-to-face event in a different host city each year, into a live, virtual, interactive experience for the nearly ...
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    RAPS recognizes new Fellows, Creaven-Capasso, Drago and McKeen

    RAPS has announced the three outstanding senior regulatory professionals comprising the 2020 class of RAPS Fellows . The honor of being a RAPS Fellow is reserved for seasoned, proven leaders, who thrive on building and sharing regulatory knowledge that shapes the future of the profession. New Fellows are selected annually and recognized in conjunction with RAPS Convergence , the largest annual conference for the global healthcare regulatory community. This year’s event w...
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    RAPS Announces 2020 Founder’s Award, Community Leadership Award and Patient-Centered Health Award Honorees

    RAPS has announced six distinguished professionals and two influential organizations as this year’s honorees of RAPS’ awards for contributions to the regulatory profession and to promoting public health. RAPS’ Founder’s Award, Community Leadership Award and Patient-Centered Health Award are bestowed annually in conjunction with RAPS Convergence , the largest annual conference for the global healthcare regulatory community. This year’s event will take place live online 13–...
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    13 Earned Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) in midst of COVID-19 pandemic; Many others opt for future test date

    Thirteen individuals passed the Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) exam during the recent spring exam period, RAPS announced today. More than 90% of those who had initially registered to take the exam in the spring transferred to a later exam period, as most RAC test centers were forced to close temporarily in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly all registrants opted to take the exam at some point, rather than cancelling. In May, RAPS announced a pilot progr...
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    Elemed and RAPS announce a partnership for Elemed’s Mentoring Academy

    RAPS and Elemed, a leading European technical recruiter in the medical technology industry, have signed a partnership to offer Elemed’s Mentoring Academy to RAPS members at special rate. With the first program launching in September, Elemed’s Mentoring Academy is the first of its kind—a hybrid mentoring and training program—specifically designed for regulatory, quality and clinical professionals within the MedTech and in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry. “The goal of th...
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    RAPS Euro Convergence to be held online and in-person in Brussels, 26–30 October

    RAPS announced today that the format for its Euro Convergence 2020 , taking place 26–30 October in Brussels, has been redesigned as a hybrid online and in-person event. Attendees can now experience Euro Convergence by attending in Brussels at the Radisson Blu hotel and/or virtually via a robust, online platform. The conference, which originally had been scheduled for May, was updated and rescheduled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to allow access to this important Eu...
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    RAPS Welcomes Germany Chapter

    RAPS added another European chapter as it announced the launch of the RAPS Germany Chapter . The group began its affiliation with RAPS as a local networking group before becoming an official chapter. The addition of the Germany chapter to RAPS’ global network brings the worldwide total to 19 chapters and eight local networking groups. “In Germany as elsewhere in Europe, RAPS’ presence has been enthusiastically received, linking local regulatory professionals with their...
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    A Record-High 362 Regulatory Professionals Pass the RAC Exam

    A record-high 362 regulatory professionals have passed the Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) exam during the most recent RAC exam period, RAPS announced today. Passing the RAC exam requires essential knowledge of healthcare product regulations, critical thinking and analytical skills. The rigorous exam challenges regulatory professionals not only to know applicable regulations, but also how they apply in various real-world situations. The 362 individuals who p...
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    RAPS 2020 Board Begins Term, Welcomes Trautman, Pokrop and Hoekstra

    The RAPS board of directors of officially began its 2020 term on 1 January. Don Boyer, a former top Health Canada official who is now a private regulatory consultant, is serving his second year as chairman. Boyer’s term was extended from one to two years when the RAPS board officers’ structure was changed by member vote in November. The term of the board president was also increased to two years, and the president-elect position was eliminated. “I am honored to have the...
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    RAPS Welcomes Colorado Chapter

    RAPS has announced the official launch of the RAPS Colorado Chapter . The group first began as a RAPS-affiliated local networking group before becoming a full chapter. Chapter leaders and other representatives attended RAPS’ recent Regulatory Convergence in Philadelphia, where they were welcomed and acknowledged by RAPS Executive Director Paul Brooks. “We are so pleased to officially welcome the RAPS Colorado Chapter,” said Brooks. “RAPS chapters are a vital part of ou...
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    RAPS Honors Four New Fellows

    RAPS today honored the 2019 class of RAPS Fellows , a distinction bestowed upon seasoned regulatory leaders who have gone above and beyond to give back to the profession and share their experience and expertise with others.   “To be named a RAPS Fellow, an awardee must exhibit unique dedication to the regulatory field that is demonstrated by a history of commitment and success,” said RAPS Chairman Don Boyer, BSc, RAC, FRAP. “From a strategic leader to a dedicated ment...