Rockville, MD, USA, July 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) announced today that the format for its Euro Convergence 2020, taking place 26–30 October in Brussels, has been redesigned as a hybrid online and in-person event. Attendees can now experience Euro Convergence by attending in Brussels at the Radisson Blu hotel and/or virtually via a robust, online platform. The conference, which originally had been scheduled for May, was updated and rescheduled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to allow access to this important European gathering of regulatory professionals while prioritizing the health and safety of attendees, speakers, exhibitors and staff.

“Our top priority at RAPS conferences and events is always the health and safety of our community,” said RAPS Interim Executive Director Bill McMoil. “Euro Convergence, which brings together government officials, industry leaders, experts and others directly involved in the regulation of critical healthcare products, is more important than ever as Europe grapples with COVID-19, new medical device and IVD regulations, Brexit and other complex healthcare and economic challenges.”

The conference is devoted to a wide range of regulatory topics related to medical devices, in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) and pharmaceuticals. Registrants now have the option to attend 33 medical-device- and IVD-related sessions, 27–28 October, in person in Brussels or live streamed online. The conference’s 11 pharma-related sessions will be live online only, 29–30 October.

Five preconference workshops are scheduled for 26 October (in person only), and the opening plenary session will kick off the event that same day for both in-person and virtual attendees. Seven pre-recorded poster sessions will be offered on a variety of regulatory topics (online platform only). Companies exhibiting solutions for regulatory professionals will be onsite and available via video chat and virtual booth capabilities. All attendees will have access to session recordings.

Early bird discount registration is available until 18 September.

Reporters, bloggers and other members of the media who wish to cover all or part of the RAPS Euro Convergence—virtually or in person—should contact Zachary Brousseau, senior manager, communications, RAPS.

About RAPS

The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is the largest global organization of and for those involved with the regulation of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics and nutritional products. Founded in 1976, RAPS helped establish the regulatory profession and continues to actively support the professional and lead the profession as a neutral, non-lobbying nonprofit organization. RAPS offers education and training, professional standards, publications, research, knowledge sharing, networking, career development opportunities and other valuable resources, including Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), the only post-academic professional credential to recognize regulatory excellence. RAPS is headquartered in suburban Washington, DC, with chapters and affiliates worldwide. www.RAPS.org

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Zachary Brousseau
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)
301 770 2920, ext. 245
zbrousseau@raps.org