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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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    RAPS offers sneak peek of first virtual Convergence

    With the 2020 RAPS Convergence set to begin a fully-virtual experience for the first time ever next month, and just ahead of the 14 August early bird deadline , RAPS has posted a new video to help attendees and potential attendees get a better feel for the live, online event.   Offering a sneak peek of key elements of the 2020 Convergence to be held September 13–16, the video highlights the record participation by global health authority speakers, inspiring pl...
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    RAPS unveils new Member Knowledge Center

    Following shortly after the launch of its new Member Dashboard , RAPS has unveiled a completely revamped and improved online Member Knowledge Center . RAPS members can now log in via RAPS’ website and use the center to find, view and access exclusive member content, including courses, videos, on-demand webcasts, publications, books, reference documents and other regulatory educational materials. More than 1,000 member benefit resources are available via the center. Th...
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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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    RAPS publishes updated Intro to Due Diligence book for regulatory pros

    Due diligence is the process of evaluating potential business transactions or partnerships to identify and mitigate risk. Given the complex global regulatory environment for developing, testing, manufacturing, and bringing to market products like pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices, regulatory professionals are often called upon as critical members of due diligence teams. RAPS’ new, updated second edition of Introduction to the Due Diligence Process , was ...
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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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    Update: RAPS Convergence 2020 goes live online this September

    The RAPS Convergence conference will transition to a virtual-only experience for the first time ever in 2020, with two registration options for its upcoming annual event, which was originally planned to convene in San Antonio, TX. In addition, the event dates have been adjusted slightly to accommodate the new format and will take place 13–16 September. RAPS Convergence is the largest annual gathering of the global healthcare regulatory community and the only U.S. event e...
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    RAPS publishes updated, ninth edition of essential European regulatory affairs reference

    RAPS has just published the updated, ninth edition of Fundamentals of EU Regulatory Affairs . The book remains the most extensive reference available on regulatory affairs for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biologics for the European market. As the regulation of healthcare products in the EU continues to undergo significant transformation, RAPS’ Fundamentals of EU Regulatory Affairs, Ninth Edition , has been updated to cover topics including the latest informa...