Pathways to Regulatory Affairs Careers
Diverse Pathways Leading to a Career in Regulatory Affairs
Ever think to yourself, If only I knew then what I know now? If so, come join us in hearing the personal journeys of regulatory professionals in the industry. At this event sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), panelists will explore the various pathways that chapter board members and other leaders in the profession have taken and how they've led them into a range of areas—regulatory, quality, project management, and biotechnology. Hear the critical lessons they learned along the way. Panelists will answer your questions about:
- What attracts people to pursue a career related to regulatory affairs?
- How have other RAPS members entered their current profession?
- What are the success factors that help in this ever-changing regulatory environment?
This event, hosted by UCSC Silicon Valley Extension is intended to promote knowledge sharing and networking among those in the local regulatory community. A light meal will be available for all attendees and a Regulatory Affairs Certification holder may claim 2.5 (RAC) recertification credits.
Monica Bansal, senior clinical affairs specialist- in advertising & promotion at Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Susan Carino, principal consultant for international biopharmaceutical company and former UCSC Extension student.
Steve Danko, director of regulatory affairs at Relypsa
Shaalini Doan, senior quality manager for quality system strategy at Johnson and Johnson Vision
Atul Ranade, senior quality assurance engineer at Varian and former UCSC Extension student.
Kiran Gulati, RAB-LA, M.B.A., is a management consultant with more than 25 years' experience in quality systems and process improvement for the medical device and biotech sectors. She serves as chair of the Regulatory Affairs and Medical Devices certificate programs.
Surina Gulati, QA project coordinator at Thermo Fisher Scientific
Minoti Patel, senior manager of regulatory affairs, Thermo Fisher Scientific; former UCSC Extension student.
*UCSC Extension Student or Alum: $15
RAPS Member: $25
*To register at the Extension student/alum rate, please create an account online and register or contact RAPS Customers Service at +1(301) 770-2920, ext. 200. You will be asked to fax in the registration form to RAPS headquarters indicating your UCSC Extension student or alumni status.
RAPS SF Gives Back
The RAPS San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is hosting a donation drive for Dress for Success San Jose®! Donate your nearly new professional women’s attire at this event to help get more women back to work! We are collecting suits, coats, sweaters, pants, skirts, blazers, long-sleeved dresses, closed toe shoes, handbags, scarves, hats, gloves, and classic jewelry. Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
The Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter conducts a number of professional development and networking activities throughout the year to help members connect, build relationships and increase knowledge, competence and performance.