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    Why Kim Young joined the RAPS’ staff and why she wants you to email her

    Since she first got involved with RAPS in the mid-1990s, Kim Young has been a mainstay among our organization’s rapidly growing European membership. In October 2022, Kim joined RAPS as its first full-time European employee. As our Regional Engagement Director in Europe, Kim won’t just be on the ground at RAPS’ European events . She’ll also be around virtually to help chapters, local networking groups and members get the most out of their RAPS memberships — and to ...
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    RAPS awards RAC credentials to 104 autumn 2022 examinees

    RAPS published the names of 104 professionals who earned their Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) during the autumn 2022 exam period. Each joins the prestigious group of more than 5,000 professionals around the world who hold at least one RAC credential .  The RAC credentials are the leading certifications for regulatory professionals in the healthcare product sector and the only accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies . Professionals o...
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    How RAPS members can get the most out of Regulatory Exchange, our online member community

    For regulatory affairs professionals, education never really ends. Tracking new guidance and staying abreast of changing regulations is critical. But some things can’t wait until you have time to take a course or tune in to a webinar. Sometimes you need the answer to a specific question right now . Other times, you just need a place to share achievements or pain points that only other regulatory professionals would understand. That’s where Regulatory Exchange, RAPS’ o...
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    RAPS launches Spanish network and debuts reinvigorated Irish association

    The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is bringing a networking group for regulatory professionals to Spain, and is teaming up with a group of local regulatory professionals to re-engage Ireland’s regulatory professional community. These moves mark another step in RAPS’ mission to unite the global regulatory community in education, knowledge-sharing and career development. With the addition of Spain, RAPS now boasts 31 chapters and local networking groups sp...
  • RAPS and Pathway for Patient Health team up to bolster regulatory education

    The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) and Pathway for Patient Health have partnered to advance the preparedness of regulatory affairs professionals during an unparalleled time of rapid innovation and evolving expectations. Now more than ever, the regulatory affairs professional must deftly navigate uncharted waters to bring lifesaving and life-improving medical products to patients around the world. These products must be safe and effective, meet intended u...
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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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    How to learn about healthcare product labeling and why it matters for regulatory professionals

    “It all comes down to labeling. It is all about labeling.”  So says Cathleen O’Connell, architect of RAPS new Online University course Pharmaceutical Labeling: Introduction to an Essential Function . She’s also the author of Essentials of Healthcare Product Labeling , a RAPS publication that dives into the subject. Cathleen has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare product labeling as both a practitioner and an educator.  O’Connell joined RAPS for an interv...
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    Why these 5 regulatory professionals can’t wait for RAPS Convergence 2022

    RAPS Convergence is a cornerstone of education and networking for regulatory affairs professionals. After two years of virtual conferences, the premier regulatory affairs gathering is once again a live event.  Regulatory professionals are taking over Phoenix, AZ. from Sept. 11-13 for RAPS Convergence 2022 . We’ll descend on the Phoenix Convention Center for three days of connection, education and inspiration. It’s time to reunite. The Convergence 2022 Planning Committe...
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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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    FDA commissioner Robert Califf to speak at RAPS Convergence 2022

    The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is pleased to announce that US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf, MD will speak at RAPS Convergence 2022, 11-13 September, in Phoenix, AZ at the Phoenix Convention Center.   After holding two years of virtual conferences, Convergence will commence its return to an in-person meeting with an opening plenary session where Califf will present on 11 September at 4:30 pm MDT. The commissioner w...
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    RAPS announces board slate for term beginning in 2023

    The RAPS nominating committee has selected the slate of new members set to join the RAPS Board of Directors for its next term, beginning 1 January 2023. The committee carefully reviewed submitted nominations materials and made its selections based on professional experience, substantive involvement with RAPS and a clearly articulated vision for expanding the global reach of the organization and advancing the regulatory profession. The following members are set to j...