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    RAPS Celebrates National Puzzle Day With Regulatory Crossword

    Today is National Puzzle Day in the US. To mark the occasion and have a little fun, RAPS has created a crossword puzzle just for regulatory professionals. Download RAPS’ Regulatory Word Challenge here , and when you’re ready, download the answers here , or use the links below. The puzzle’s answers include words from the areas of pharma, biotech and medical devices, so those with a varied background may have bit of an edge. The Regulatory Word Challenge is...
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    UPDATE: Showcase Your Expertise at Regulatory Convergence Proposal Deadline Extended

    RAPS is continuing to accept presentation proposals for the 2017 Regulatory Convergence to be held 9–12 September at National Harbor, MD, and the deadline has been extended. All proposals are now due Friday, 27 January. The Convergence is RAPS’ signature annual conference and the largest annual gathering of regulatory professionals in the world. Participating as a speaker or session leader offers an opportunity for regulatory experts to share their knowledge and...
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    RAPS' New Board of Directors Begins 2017 Term

    The 2017 term for the RAPS board of directors of began officially on 1 January. For the new term, Todd Chermak of Abbott Established Pharmaceuticals takes over as chairman. “I am extremely proud to serve as chairman of the RAPS board of directors,” said Chermak. “RAPS plays an important role in helping regulatory professionals effectively perform their critically important jobs and in promoting regulatory excellence at all levels. I look forward to playing a key r...
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    RAPS Holiday Schedule Announced

    RAPS headquarters will close this year the week of 26 December and reopen 3 January 2017. Online orders from the RAPS Store may still be placed and will be shipped while the office is closed, and RAPS will still take 20% off all orders placed in December with the code: DEC20OFF. However, please note shipping times may be delayed for orders placed from 23 December through 4 January. Regulatory Focus will publish news and the RF Today e-newsletter will continue d...
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    RAPS' Regulatory Exchange Wins 'Most Successful Community' Award

    RAPS’ members-only online community, Regulatory Exchange or “RegEx” as it is often called, was recently named one of three “Most Successful Community” award winners of 2016 by Higher Logic. RegEx is built on the Higher Logic platform. Award winners were honored during the company’s recent Super Forum event in Arlington, VA. The annual awards highlight and celebrate the company’s clients that have achieved significant results through the implementation and us...
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    Six Expert Regulatory Professionals Honored as RAPS Fellows

    Last week at RAPS’  Regulatory Convergence  in San Jose, CA, RAPS honored six regulatory experts who recently joined the elite ranks of RAPS Fellows. The RAPS Fellows program recognizes senior regulatory professionals for their continued contributions and leadership toward the advancement of the profession and the professional. Being named a RAPS Fellow is a significant accomplishment within the regulatory profession. RAPS Fellows serve as important resources for ...
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    Convergence Exhibit Hall Offers Fun, Prizes, Personal Connections

    The 2016 Regulatory Convergence will kick off this Sunday evening in San Jose, CA. Following the opening keynote presentation from R “Ray” Wang , attendees will be treated to a grand opening reception in the Convergence’s exhibit hall. The Taste of Northern California Reception will give the 2,000 expected participants a chance to sample local fare and famous Napa Valley wine as they socialize and get a first look at the more 100 exhibitors at this year’s event...
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    RAPS' New Book Offers 36 Articles on Eclectic Science Topics for Curious Readers

    RAPS has just published a new book that offers curious readers a collection of 36 brief, interesting articles on a range of science and regulatory topics, some published for the first time. The new book, Eclectic Science and Regulatory Compliance: Stories for the Curious , by Max Sherman, is a follow-up to his popular 2012 book From Alzheimer’s to Zebrafish: Eclectic Science and Regulatory Stories . Topics Sherman covers in Eclectic Science include mindful...
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    Regulatory Convergence Preview: Regulation and Innovation

    RAPS will bring the largest annual gathering of the global healthcare regulatory profession to San Jose, CA, 17–20 September . The 2016 Regulatory Convergence will take place at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. The Convergence is expected to draw more than 2,000 participants, including healthcare product regulators, scientists, researchers and regulatory professionals from life sciences companies. This year marks RAPS’ 40th anniversary, and the Converg...
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    Popular RAPS App Back Again for 2016 Regulatory Convergence

    If you will be attending RAPS’ Regulatory Convergence in San Jose next month, go download the RAPS Events app for your smart phone now. The app was unveiled for the first time at last year’s Convergence in Baltimore and it proved to be a runaway hit. Users found it useful, fun and intuitive. Last year, Convergence veterans and first-timers alike used the app to engage with one another, share photos, observations and takeaways from the sessions they attended ...
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    10 Disruptive Technologies and the Regulatory Implications

    The 2016 Regulatory Convergence will begin with opening keynote remarks from R “Ray” Wang , noted expert on disruptive technologies and new business models . Hearing Wang’s thoughts on innovation and technology and how regulatory can keep up with the rapid changes should prove to be a timely and appropriate way to begin this year’s Convergence. The healthcare products sector has seen the introduction and development of a number of disruptive technologies in ...
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    RAPS' Scope of Practice Survey Shows Regulatory Pros Play Increasingly Strategic Role Compensation Up

    RAPS today released the results of its biennial survey of healthcare product regulatory professionals around the world. The survey asked respondents about their daily work, education and professional backgrounds, and compensation. RAPS has compiled and published key survey results and analysis in its 2016 Scope of Practice & Compensation Report for the Regulatory Profession , which can be downloaded at www.RAPS.org/sop . Among the most significant findings, r...