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    1,700 Gather in Phoenix for RAPS Convergence 2022

    The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) concluded its annual RAPS Convergence in Phoenix on Tuesday, 13 September, attracting 1,700 participants from 41 countries across five continents. Attendees gathered in-person for the first time since 2019 for four days of educational sessions, expert presentations and panel discussions exploring the most pressing topics in medical device, IVD and pharmaceutical regulation for global markets.   “In addition to the p...
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    Nearly one in five regulatory professionals changed jobs in 2021, new report shows

    Pay raises, job changes, and new work environments are among the top findings from the RAPS 2022 Global Compensation and Scope of Practice Report for the Regulatory Profession , the largest and most comprehensive research initiative on the global regulatory profession. The report gives regulatory professionals and their employers a one-of-a-kind look at the profession with data on compensation, job responsibilities, career experience, education and more. The report ...
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    EMA's Anthony Humphreys to speak at RAPS Convergence 2022

    A top European regulatory official will address regulatory professionals on 11 September in Phoenix at the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society’s (RAPS) annual conference, Convergence . Anthony Humphreys of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will deliver remarks remotely during the Convergence opening plenary session. As the head of Regulatory Science and Innovation, Humphreys is responsible for ensuring that the EMA provides a continuous future-proofing through ope...
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    RAPS honors 11 distinguished professionals and one advocacy group with 2022 awards

    The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) recognizes 11 distinguished professionals and one patient-advocacy organization with awards for their support of the regulatory profession and work toward advancing public health.  RAPS’ Founder’s Award, Community Leadership Award and Patient-Centered Health Award are presented annually during RAPS Convergence , the world’s largest conference dedicated to healthcare product regulation and regulatory issues. RAPS Conve...
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    RAPS announces the 2022 Fellows Program recipients

    The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) has named 10 exceptional senior regulatory professionals to the distinguished ranks of the RAPS Fellows Program. The 2022 RAPS Fellows are:   Kimberly Belsky, FRAPS, MS, Executive Director, Regulatory Policy & Intelligence and AdPromo, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals  Paul C. Brooks, FRAPS, Retired  Monique J. Carter, FRAPS, MS, RAC-US, Senior Director and Global Regulatory Lead, Pfizer  Niedre M. Heckman, F...
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    500+ gather in Amsterdam for Euro Convergence, RAPS’ largest-ever European event

    RAPS today wrapped up the final day of Euro Convergence 2022, which took place live and in-person in Amsterdam after being held virtually the previous two years. Euro Convergence is the premier annual event for European regulatory professionals. This year’s event drew more than 500 participants from six continents and 33 countries. Attendees gathered for three days of education sessions, expert presentations and panel discussions curated exclusively by European regulato...
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    RAPS Euro Convergence features speakers from EMA, FDA, and Swiss, Austrian and UK health authorities, as well as notified bodies

    Prominent officials from the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Swiss, Austrian and UK national health authorities, and several notified bodies will speak at the upcoming RAPS Euro Convergence . The annual three-day conference devoted to European healthcare product regulations and regulatory issues will take place, 10–12 May in Amsterdam. More than 120 expert speakers will provide updates and insights on important European regul...
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    FDA continues co-sponsorship of MedCon conference with AFDO/RAPS Healthcare Products Collaborative

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will continue its longstanding co-sponsorship of the MedCon conference . With a focus on fostering open discussions of the most pressing issues facing the medical device industry, the AFDO/RAPS Healthcare Products Collaborative recently announced that their new partnership will carry on Xavier Heath’s 12-year legacy of delivering the MedCon conference. The MedCon 2022 Conference will be held virtually 4 – 6 May 2022. The even...
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    132 professionals pass Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) exams, earning RAC-Devices or RAC-Drugs credentials

    RAPS today announced the names of the 132 professionals who passed one of the two Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) exams in autumn 2021. By passing, they earn either the RAC-Drugs or RAC-Devices credential. The RAC credentials are the leading certifications for regulatory professionals in the healthcare product sector and the only regulatory credentials in this sector to be accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Earning an RAC...
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    RAPS and AFDO partner to further healthcare products industry dialogue, including MedCon conference

    RAPS and the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) have come together to support sharing, collaboration and learning across the global healthcare products community. With a focus on fostering open discussions of the most pressing issues facing the industry, the AFDO/RAPS Healthcare Products Collaborative will carry on Xavier Heath’s 12-year legacy of delivering the Xavier MedCon Conference . “The annual MedCon Conference has historically provided outreach and ...
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    RAC receives accreditation from National Commission for Certifying Agencies

    RAPS today announced that its Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) programs have been accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) , an accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). NCCA accreditation applies to both the RAC-Drugs and RAC-Devices credentials. NCCA accreditation provides independent, impartial validation that the RAC programs meet stringent industry standards for certification programs. Accreditati...
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    108 more professionals earn RAC

    RAPS today announced that 108 professionals passed the Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) exams in the summer exam window, which occurred in July and August 2021. Passing the exam confers the RAC-Drugs and RAC-Devices credentials, the leading credentials for regulatory professionals in the healthcare product sector. There are currently more than 5,000 professionals around the world who hold the RAC credentials.   The RAC exams are rigorous and in order to pass, o...