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 21 August 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

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

RAPS is excited to announce that this year, our European regulatory community will converge online with a fully virtual program that will allow attendees to experience Euro Convergence live online from the safety and comfort of their homes.

And with this new online format, any sessions you can’t attend live 26-30 October, can be viewed on demand at your convenience.

Join Euro Convergence 2020 for an exciting week of vibrant programming and meaningful networking opportunities.

RAPS Executive Development Program at the Kellogg School of Management

RAPS and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University are pleased to announce that the 2021 RAPS Executive Management Development Program will take place 23-26 May 2021.

Those who were previously registered for the 2020 program will be automatically transferred to the 2021 program and will not be required to re-register for the meeting.

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.

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. During these times of uncertainty, all RAPS workshops will be offered as virtual events until further notice. 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 – Updated

All in-person chapter events have been converted to virtual webcasts. Learn about upcoming chapter webcast in the RAPS Events calendar.

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.