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 6 April 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 Euro Convergence 2020

RAPS is pleased to announce that Euro Convergence 2020 will be held 26-28 October at the Radisson Blu hotel in Brussels, following our decision to reschedule the meeting in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference planning committee is taking the intervening months to carefully review the agenda and update it to provide the most important and relevant education to address the ever evolving needs of regulatory professionals. Event registration and housing reservations are open and available for the new dates. We appreciate your patience as we all react to this unprecedented global situation.

RAPS Executive Development Program at the Kellogg School of Management- Updated

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 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.

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.

RAPS Convergence 2020

RAPS Convergence currently is set to go on as planned with appropriate health precautions in place from 12-15 September 2020 in San Antonio, TX.

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.

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.