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    Focus on: Daniela Drago

    It seems Daniela Drago has seen the regulatory profession from nearly every angle. She currently heads up the regulatory affairs program at The George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in Washington, DC. Before entering academia, she spent two decades in various corporate regulatory affairs positions for both pharmaceutical and medical device companies. She has worked internationally and is recognized as an expert on global regulatory affairs...
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    Knowing Regulations Not Enough, Says Expert who Will Help Guide RAPS Exec Program Participants

    RAPS' long-running Executive Development Program , which brings rising regulatory leaders to the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University for four days of intensive business training, has been consistently popular because it fills an increasing need. Most regulatory professionals come from science- or engineering-oriented backgrounds, with relatively few having had business training or experience. The growing recognition of the strategic importance of regu...
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    8 Networking Tips for Regulatory Convergence Attendees

    The 2018 RAPS Regulatory Convergence at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC, 1–4 October, will offer attendees more than educational sessions and workshops. A big part of the value of the Convergence—or of any conference—lies in its networking opportunities. At the Convergence, you will be surrounded by people who truly ‘get it.’ They understand regulatory issues, and have gathered together to examine them in depth, share ideas and meet other like-minded pr...
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    RAPS, CAPRA Collaborate to Bring Canadian Regulators and Expertise to Global Audience

    Health Canada Officials will speak at the 2018 RAPS Regulatory Convergence in October, providing updates on the Canadian government’s latest efforts to improve public health by promoting better access to therapeutic products. The Convergence is the world’s largest annual gathering of healthcare product regulatory professionals and RAPS' signature annual event. The session featuring the Canadian regulators is being produced by the Canadian Association of Professionals i...
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    RAPS Launches Global Compensation Survey of Regulatory Professionals

    RAPS has launched its biennial survey of healthcare product regulatory professionals around the world, the Global Compensation & Scope of Practice Survey . It is the most comprehensive survey of regulatory professionals’ compensation, education, professional experience, demographics and work responsibilities. The survey is open to anyone involved in healthcare product regulation or compliance, including those who work in industry, government, law, research, consulting or...
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    7 Things Attendees Love About the Regulatory Convergence

    RAPS’ signature annual event, the Regulatory Convergence , is a unique opportunity for the regulatory community to gather, reconnect, examine important issues together and exchange ideas face-to-face in a setting completely dedicated to the profession. It is the largest annual conference anywhere in the world for regulatory professionals working in the healthcare product space. For many, it is the one event they prioritize above all others to attend each year. This year...
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    10 Ways to Get the Most From RAPS' Regulatory Convergence

    Your time is valuable. We respect and appreciate the time you take to attend the  Regulatory Convergence , and we want you to get as much out of RAPS’ signature annual event as you can. After all, it is an investment in your job, your career and your regulatory knowledge. And for those of you who may be first-time attendees, it can be particularly helpful to have an idea of what to expect. So we have a few tips to help you make the most of your Convergence experience this...
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    The ROI of Sending Staff to Regulatory Convergence: 4 Ways Your Organization Benefits

    As the largest annual conference for healthcare product regulatory professionals, RAPS’ Regulatory Convergence offers a number of compelling reasons to attend that resonate both with individual professionals and the organizations that employ them. Hearing updates directly from regulators, professional networking, learning from peers and building brand awareness are some of the top reasons cited by attendees and supervisors alike. Sending one or more members of your reg...
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    Focus on: Bob Yocher

    Bob Yocher has more than 38 years of experience in the medical products business and has long been an active RAPS member volunteer. He has served on the board of directors, as chairman of the RAPS Boston Chapter and as chairman of the RAPS Fellows Selection Committee. Although he is now retired, he continues to be involved. He is currently on the RAPS Affiliate board of directors and will serve in a newly created role as part of RAPS’ Executive Development Program this ...
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    Focus on: Todd Chermak

    Todd Chermak is divisional vice president of innovation and development for Abbott Established Pharmaceuticals in Basel, Switzerland, where he relocated with his family from the Chicago area in 2015. He has worked for more than 20 years in the biopharmaceutical, and food and nutrition sectors, and has held a variety of technical and leadership roles in regulatory and related areas. Chermak has been an active and prominent RAPS volunteer . He has served on the RAPS board...
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    GSK's Sue James Praises RAPS' Regulatory Competency Framework

    In 2016, RAPS released its Regulatory Competency Framework , a tool to help professionals and organizations develop regulatory training, and plan career and professional development. A few organizations began using the Framework immediately. We spoke to former RAPS Chair Sue James, who is vice president of global regulatory affairs at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare about the Framework and how it has been used at GSK. Regulatory Focus : What do you see as th...
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    Are You a Rising Regulatory Leader? Learn Business Skills at RAPS Executive Development Program

    As William C. Putnam, PhD, RAC, argues in a  Regulatory Focus  thought piece  on the need for business skills within the regulatory profession, "regulatory professionals need to have a comprehensive understanding of business, such as the business acumen provided by extensive on-the-job training, professional development programs or formal business training."  Regulatory Strategy Critical for Business Success The reasons for this are pretty clear. Regulatory issues can ...