RAPS is closely monitoring developments in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. See our public safety page for the latest updates.

 

There is no higher priority to the entire RAPS family than the health and safety of our members, customers, partners, and employees. We continue to closely monitor developments in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other relevant authorities. Check this page regularly for additional updates.

Updated 9 July 2020

The world finds itself in an unprecedented situation. As governments, businesses and educational institutions take measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus, RAPS is continuously assessing how we can best support the regulatory community while ensuring the health and safety of the entire RAPS family.

RAPS COVID-19 Resource Center

RAPS has created a COVID-19 Resource Center highlighting resources, news and special offers available to support you and your professional development during this difficult time.

RAPS Convergence 2020 - Updated

Convergence 2020 is now going virtual. Join us online 13-16 September to connect with regulatory peers, celebrate successes, and share the challenges and experiences of the past year.

Choose the full Convergence experience (online premium) or a curated selection of content (online).

Learn more about RAPS Convergence 2020 — Live Online.

Cancellations and Refunds

All requests for cancellations and/or refunds must be received in writing at raps@raps.org. Please reference the name of the person registered and the event title. Due to the COVID-19 situation, our standard cancellation fee of 20% is being waived. Should you need to cancel your registration outright for any reason, you can apply your credit to any RAPS program for the following 12 months.

Hotel Cancellations

If you reserved your hotel through the RAPS Housing Accommodations, they were automatically cancelled without charge. If you booked your hotel outside of RAPS Housing Accommodations, you will need to contact the hotel you booked with directly to cancel your reservation.

Substitutions

Substitutions are allowed and registrations are transferable up to 72 hours prior to the event.

Meeting Cancellation

RAPS reserves the right to cancel any event at its sole discretion, whereupon all registration fees will be refunded within 30 business days. RAPS is not responsible for travel or other costs incurred due to a cancellation.

RAPS Euro Convergence 2020 - Updated

We are excited to announce innovative new features to Euro Convergence 2020. RAPS is now offering an enhanced hybrid format with both in-person and online sessions from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October 2020.

Join us in person in Brussels and/or virtually via a new, innovative online offering.

Take advantage of the Euro Convergence 2020 week with all the rewards of in-person modalities, strengthened by the functionality of the virtual space, including robust collaborations that promote the growth of our professional community in Europe and around the world.

Lean more at the Euro Convergence website.

RAPS Executive Development Program at the Kellogg School of Management

In consultation with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, RAPS has made the difficult decision to cancel the RAPS Executive Management Development Program, which was scheduled to take place 17-20 May 2020.

Those who already registered for the program will be contacted to be transferred to the 2021 program and will not be required to re-register for the meeting.  Dates for 2021 will be announced shortly.

Any registrants who are unable to attend the 2021 program and need to cancel will be able to apply their registration to any other RAPS event taking place in the next 12 months. We have developed an online cancellation request form for your convenience.

The decision to cancel the 2020 program was made with a heavy heart, but with present circumstances what they are, the health and safety of our members, customers, partners, and employees is our primary concern.

In-Person Workshops

RAPS has worked with our expert faculty to optimize the curricula for our one- and two-day in-person workshops for virtual delivery — as of 31 March, all RAPS workshops for the following six months will be offered as virtual events. During these times of uncertainty, this shift allows us to ensure that the regulatory community continues to have access to the same high-quality education programs regardless of any changes or disruptions that may be occurring regionally.

There may be an isolated event or two that are seen as exemptions to that general policy. These exemptions would generally be based on the timing of the event, the planned program curriculum, and the intended learning objectives for the program. We are working with our partners, instructors, and committees to quickly identify those exemptions and communicate those to you.

Chapter Events

All in-person events at the chapter level have been placed on hold until 31 May 2020.  In the meantime, chapter leaders are exploring opportunities to deliver professional development content online, and we encourage you to check the RAPS event calendar frequently for the latest chapter offerings.

Shipping

Due to the pandemic, RAPS is temporarily unable to deliver orders outside of the US and Canada. Our international customers can still order the electronic versions of our publications. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Revised Cancellation Policy

We understand that you still may have reservations about committing to attend a conference given the evolving situation with COVID-19. To alleviate this concern, we would like to share with you a special offer that can help you register with confidence.

We will waive the standard cancellation fee for all existing and any new registrations until this situation passes. In the unlikely event you register and need to cancel, you will be able to apply your registration to any other RAPS event taking place in the next 12 months.  Please submit a cancellation request online.

RAPS Online University

RAPS Online University remains a vital resource for our members to identify and address specific regulatory gaps with self-paced, rigorous content geared toward regulatory professionals at all career levels.

RAPS is committed to helping our members and customers expand their understanding of the regulatory field and develop their professional competencies. We will continue to adapt and improve our offerings to provide you with confidence that the resources you need to succeed will always be available.

For further questions, please contact RAPS customer service at support@raps.org or +1 301 770 2920, ext. 200.