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RAPS and the Regulatory Profession: Two-Way Communication Between Industry and Regulators By Mary Meahger - Published 22 August 2016

When the regulatory profession convenes for the 2016 Regulatory Convergence in San Jose next month, it will be an occasion for members from both government and industry to build on their working relationships, to discuss with one another new guidelines and compliance issues and, generally, to bridge their understanding about regulatory matters unique to those who work in different facets of the profession.

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Tags: RAPS 40th Anniversary, regulatory profession, communication

RAPS' Scope of Practice Survey Shows Regulatory Pros Play Increasingly Strategic Role; Compensation Up By Zachary Brousseau - Published 17 August 2016

RAPS today released the results of its biennial survey of healthcare product regulatory professionals around the world. The survey asked respondents about their daily work, education and professional backgrounds, and compensation. RAPS has compiled and published key survey results and analysis in its 2016 Scope of Practice & Compensation Report for the Regulatory Profession.

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Tags: Scope of Practice, compensation, salary, survey, 2016 Scope of Practice & Compensation Report

RAPS' First Chapter Celebrates 25 Years By Mary Meagher - Published 27 July 2016

The RAPS Bay Area Chapter is RAPS’ first, and will celebrate its 25th anniversary as RAPS celebrates its 40th during the 2016 Regulatory Convergence in San Jose, CA. We look back at the chapter’s origins, and at its current state as one of RAPS’ largest, most active chapters.

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Tags: RAPS 40th Anniversary, regulatory profession, San Francisco, Bay Area, Chapter

RAPS and the Regulatory Profession: The Global Professional Network By Mary Meagher - Published 26 July 2016

Because regulatory issues are relatively unique—and a shared body of knowledge is important to regulatory professionals’ work—RAPS helps provide the continued education, skills and connections to address the challenges regulatory professionals face every day. RAPS provides the platforms for regulatory professionals to interact with one another, whether they work for regulatory agencies, in industry, academia or elsewhere. This shared professional network helps everyone better understand the issues that are evolving and how to engage in creating solutions.

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RAPS and the Regulatory Profession: Elevating Standards Through Education and Certification By Mary Meagher - Published 21 July 2016

Forty years ago, RAPS was born as members of a burgeoning profession desired to keep abreast of regulatory developments in the medical device industry. As the scope of work of regulatory professionals has expanded, so too has RAPS’ mission to drive regulatory excellence for the profession, paving the way with training and certification.

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RAPS and the Regulatory Profession: How Far We Have Come By Mary Meagher - Published 20 July 2016

As RAPS  celebrates 40 years of driving regulatory excellence, it has seen its membership  transformed from a  collection of individuals from varied fields, tasked  with the administrative aspects of a growing body of regulatory requirements,  to a group of regulatory professionals who are asked to work throughout the  product lifecycle—who link science, technology and innovation with clinical  needs, and maintain a watchful eye on regulations, policy and good business  practice.

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RAPS Chicago Chapter to Host 2nd Annual Midwest Career Day By Zachary Brousseau - Published 03 May 2016

Saturday, 7 May, the RAPS Chicago Chapter will host its second annual Midwest Regulatory Career Day. The event will go from 10 am to 3:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Mettawa, IL.

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Tags: RAPS Chicago Chapter, Chicago, chapters, careers, Midwest Regulatory Career Day, Midwest Career Day

RAPS' New Regulatory Competency Framework Helps Organizations, Individuals Plan Professional Development, Training, Career Advancement By Zachary Brousseau - Published 07 April 2016

RAPS has released its new Regulatory Competency Framework, a tool to help design training and map professional and career development plans for regulatory professionals. The one-of-a-kind Framework is beneficial for individual professionals as well as regulatory employers and academics developing curriculum and education.

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Tags: Regulatory Competency Framework, competencies, professional development, regulatory careers

GSK's Sue James Praises RAPS' Regulatory Competency Framework By Zachary Brousseau - Published 07 April 2016

RAPS recently released its new Regulatory Competency Framework, a tool to help professionals and organizations develop regulatory training, and plan career and professional development. A few organizations have already begun using the Framework. Regulatory Focus spoke to former RAPS Chair Sue James, who is vice president of global regulatory affairs at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare about the Framework and its use thus far within GSK.

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Tags: Regulatory Competency Framework, competencies, professional development, regulatory careers

RAPS Launches Global Survey of Regulatory Professionals' Work and Compensation By Zachary Brousseau - Published 23 February 2016

RAPS has just launched its biennial global survey of regulatory professionals who work with healthcare and related products. RAPS’ Scope of Practice & Compensation Survey of the Regulatory Profession, conducted every two years, is the largest and most comprehensive survey of professionals in this important field, vital to ensuring healthcare products are safe and effective.

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Tags: Scope of Practice & Compensation, scope of practice, compensation, salary, survey, study, research

Competency Expectations for the Regulatory Professional: A Changing Paradigm By Andrey Mladenov and Siegfried Schmitt - Published 21 August 2015

This article discusses the impact of recent industry developments and pharmaceutical market trends on the expertise and experience required for today's regulatory professionals.

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Tags: competency, regulatory competency, regulatory profession, professional development

Be Curious and Be Professional, Says Medtronic China Regulatory Director Yin By Max Shen - Published 08 May 2015

Annie Yin, regulatory affairs director for Medtronic in China, and a faculty member for RAPS' Medical Device Regulatory Affairs Certificate Program in partnership with the National University of Singapore, shares her thoughts and analysis of the regulatory profession in China today.

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Regulatory Profession a Promising Field in China, Says RAPS China Advisory Committee Member Lin By Max Shen - Published 27 April 2015

Linda Lin, vice president of international business for Shanghai MicroPort Medical (Group) Co. Ltd., and a member of RAPS’ China Advisory Council, offers her opinions on the regulatory profession and shares lessons from her experience for young Chinese men and women who may wish to pursue a regulatory career.

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Tags: China, RAPS China, China Advisory Council, Linda Lin

2014 RAPS Keynote Examines Future of Healthcare in Complex World By Zachary Brousseau - Published 30 September 2014

2014 RAPS keynote by David Bosshart, PhD, CEO of the Switzerland-based think tank the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, discusses the future of healthcare.

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Tags: 2014 RAPS, The Regulatory Convergence

What Can Employers Do to Attract and Retain Top Regulatory Talent? By Zachary Brousseau - Published 08 August 2014

A recent report on workplace trends has sparked renewed concern within pharmaceutical companies about employee turnover and retention.

Categories: Under RAPS, About the Profession, Career Development, Career Search, Talent Recruiting

Regulatory Salaries Up; Position, Experience and Credentials Drive Compensation By Zachary Brousseau - Published 15 July 2014

The results of the 2014 Scope of Practice & Compensation Report for the Regulatory Profession, consistent with past surveys, show regulatory careers continue to offer good pay, growth opportunities and challenging and diverse work.

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MDRA Faculty Discuss Importance of Regulatory Knowledge, Goals of Program By Zachary Brousseau - Published 08 July 2014

The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) recently launched a joint Graduate Certificate in Medical Devices Regulatory Affairs (MDRA) program in Singapore. The program was developed in partnership with the government of Singapore to help cultivate an industry-ready regulatory workforce. The Singapore Workforce Development Agency recently announced it will provide funding for 70% of the registration fee to qualified Singapore citizens or Singapore permanent residents upon successful completion of the program.

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