ROCKVILLE, Md., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- An international assortment of
health product regulatory affairs professionals, international business
executives, and representatives from the US Food & Drug Administration,
Brazilian ABPBS and Japan's PMDA will convene in San Diego later this month to
discuss issues affecting pharmaceutical, medical device and biologics
Horizons 2006, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) Conference
& Exhibition: Innovation to Regulation (formerly West Coast Conference), a
multi-track educational and networking experience, will take place 29-31 March
at San Diego's Westin Horton Hotel.
The conference will encompass international perspectives across product
lines with multiple educational tracks (clinical, early development, exposure
to RA, senior RA and market submission), exhibits and networking opportunities
for regulatory affairs (RA), clinical trials, and research and development
(R&D) professionals. Introductory workshops will provide individuals with
exposure to RA.
San Diego's business climate offers an exciting backdrop for the RA
conference. "San Diego is bubbling with an entrepreneurial spirit and, as a
hub for RA professionals, was the natural choice for this year's Horizons
conference," said RAPS Executive Director Sherry L. Keramidas, PhD, RAC.
A leading nanotechnology expert, Lynn E. Foster Jr., will deliver a
special keynote at the San Diego conference, Nanotechnology Overview:
Potential for Innovation. Foster is editor and co-author of Nanotechnology:
Science, Innovation & Opportunity (Prentice Hall, 2005) and authored the first
nanotechnology trade study.
D. Keith Grossman, President and CEO, Thoratec Corporation, and Bob
O'Holla, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Johnson & Johnson Inc., will also
deliver a keynote address, What Is The Role of the Regulatory Professional in
the Strategic Success of the Corporate Enterprise?
For more information or to register for Horizons, visit the RAPS website,
The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is the foremost
worldwide member organization creating and upholding standards of ethics,
credentialing and education for the regulatory affairs (RA) profession within
the health product sector. Founded in 1976, RAPS represents nearly 10,000
individuals worldwide, working in government, corporations, academia, research
and nonprofit organizations.
RAPS is a nonprofit educational/scientific organization with headquarters
in Rockville, MD, and members in 45 countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America,
the Middle East, North America and the Pacific Rim. RAPS is located at 11300
Rockville Pike, Suite 1000, Rockville, MD 20852; Phone: 301.770.2920; Web:
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