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    Head of Cuban Regulatory Agency to Make First Appearance at Regulatory Convergence

    This year, for the first time ever at RAPS’ Regulatory Convergence , attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from Cuba’s top regulatory authority. Rafael Perez Cristia, director, Center for State Control of Drugs, Medical Devices (CECMED), Ministry of Public Health, Cuba, will participate in two sessions— Latin America: Perspectives and Challenges Moving Forward, Part 2 and Latin American Regulations and Market Access: Orphan Drugs, Rare Diseases and ...
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    10 Can't Miss Regulatory Convergence Sessions: 6-10

    With RAPS’ Regulatory Convergence now less than six weeks away, it’s a good time to take a look at the conference agenda and start planning. We selected 10 sessions—aside from the plenaries—that we think are likely to be popular this year, based on current hot topics or popular areas within regulatory affairs. Last week, in part one of this two-part series, we highlighted the first five. In part two below, we take a look at five more. Bear in mind this lis...
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    Prepare for the Digital Revolution, Says Convergence Keynote Speaker Ray Wang

    When the 2016 Regulatory Convergence begins next month in San Jose, R “Ray” Wang , principal analyst, founder, and chairman of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research, will kick things off Sunday evening, 18 September, with opening keynote remarks. Wang is a noted Silicon Valley strategic thinker with expertise in areas including technology and innovation, digital disruption, business model design, engagement strategies and customer experience. He also starte...
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    10 Can't Miss Regulatory Convergence Sessions: 1-5

    RAPS’ Regulatory Convergence is now just a little more than six weeks away so it’s a good time to take a look at the conference agenda and start planning how best to spend your time in San Jose. While each session will certainly appeal to different people based on their specific work or interests, we picked out a few to highlight based on current hot topics or popular areas within regulatory affairs. Highlighted below are some standout sessions that migh...
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    Convergence Keynote Speaker Lori Hartwell Passionate About Patients

    At the start of a recent phone conversation with patient advocate and 2016 Regulatory Convergence closing keynote speaker, Lori Hartwell, she paused for a moment to warn that if there is any audible squawking in the background, it’s just her pet parrot, Johnny. Hartwell, an animal lover, has four dogs and a cat in addition to Johnny, but they are more than just pets. They are an important part of her philosophy on living happily with chronic illness. Hartwell i...
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    RAPS Members on the Value of Regulatory Convergence

    RAPS’ Regulatory Convergence is the world’s largest annual gathering for the healthcare product regulatory profession, and this year will be held 17–20 September in San Jose, CA. Speakers and attendees come from all over the world to learn, network and exchange ideas. We recently asked a number of RAPS members at various stages of their regulatory careers about the value of attending the Convergence, and here’s what they had to say: “Regulatory Convergence is...
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    Bay Area Regulatory Pros Looking Forward to Convergence's Return to San Jose

    The Regulatory Convergence will return to San Jose, CA, in 2016, bringing RAPS’ signature annual event back not only to one of the world’s premier centers of technology and innovation—Silicon Valley—but also to the home of RAPS’ oldest and one of its most active chapters, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. RAPS asked some of the local chapter’s volunteers and other local regulatory professionals about what makes the San Francisco Bay Area such a special place, an...
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    2015 Regulatory Convergence Highlights: Stephen Ostroff's Keynote

    One of the big draws of attending RAPS’ annual Regulatory Convergence is the opportunity to hear directly from regulators. Each year, the Convergence features dozens of speakers and panelists representing global regulatory agencies, including the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the China Food and Drug Administration and many others. Among the highlights of last year’s Convergence in Baltimore was the opportu...
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    Regulatory Job Seekers, Employers to Connect via RAPS Virtual Career Fair, 23 June

    RAPS will host its next Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, 23 June, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm EDT. RAPS’ Virtual Career Fairs are held regularly throughout the year. They are a convenient way for regulatory job seekers and employers looking to hire regulatory talent to connect online in real time. Prestige Brands is a confirmed exhibitor for the 23 June fair. Other employers who wish to participate can find out how to exhibit here . Participation in the event ...
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    8 Pieces of Advice for New Regulatory Professionals

    The sheer volume of laws, regulations and guidance documents covering medicines and medical technology means new regulatory professionals have a lot to learn. Even those who have regulatory experience may find themselves behind a steep learning curve when taking on new responsibilities or switching jobs. What should new regulatory professionals or those changing product lines or industries do to position themselves for success? David Chadwick, PhD, RAC, FRAPS, who is ...
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    RAPS DC-Baltimore Chapter to Host Career Day This Weekend

    The RAPS DC/Baltimore Chapter will once again host its Mid-Atlantic Career Day this Saturday, 21 May, on the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County campus in Rockville, MD. This is the third year for the popular event, which in past years has drawn more than 100 attendees from all around the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. This year’s career day comes as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is placing a strong emphasis on developing a strong FDA wo...
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    Disruptive Technologies Expert Ray Wang to Keynote Regulatory Convergence in San Jose, CA

    R “Ray” Wang, principal analyst, founder, and chairman of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research will deliver the opening keynote Sunday evening, 18 September, at RAPS’ 2016 Regulatory Convergence conference in San Jose, CA. The Convergence, the largest annual gathering of healthcare product regulatory professionals, will be held at the San Jose Convention Center 17–20 September. Wang works with Global 2000 companies on areas including innovation, busines...