Programme (2018)

The following programme is subject to change closer to the event.
 
Note: to maintain a more intimate attendee experience, Regulatory Careers Live is structured so participants are assigned to one of two groups (A and B), with each group attending main and simultaneous parallel sessions in turn. Duplicate session content listings reflect the programme's two-track structure.
 
 Start time  Session   Session Content
     
 09:30-10:00   Registration and coffee  
     
 10:00-10:15  Welcome   Welcome: Introduction to TOPRA and Regulatory Careers Live 
     
 10:15-11:00  Main session
 Regulatory affairs as a career
 - What is it like to work in regulatory affairs?
 - Benefits of a career in regulatory affairs
 - How does RA fit into the bigger picture?
   Parallel session  Working as an assessor in an agency
     
 11:00-11:55  Main session  Regulatory affairs as a career
 - What is it like to work in regulatory affairs?
 - Benefits of a career in regulatory affairs
 - How does RA fit into the bigger picture?
     
 12:00-12:45  Main session  Moving and diversifying: How to develop your career in different organisation types  
 - So, you want to work for an agency: application forms and interviews – the do's and don’ts
 - What Now? How to develop into a value-added regulatory professional within the industry
 - Regulatory affairs careers: A consultant's viewpoint
   Parallel session  Working as a medical devices regulatory specialist in an agency
     
 12:50-13:35  Main session  Moving and diversifying: How to develop your career in different organisation types  
 - So, you want to work for an agency: Application forms and interviews – the do's and don’ts
 - What Now? How to develop into a value-added regulatory professional within the industry
 - Regulatory affairs careers: A consultant's viewpoint
   Parallel session  Q&A with the TOPRA Young Regulatory Professionals member network
     
 13:35-14:00   Break  
     
 14:00-14:45  Main session  Routes into the profession
 - Getting your foot in the door: first steps into a regulatory affairs career
 - Regulatory affairs: A lawyer's perspective
 - UK apprenticeships: Opportunities and benefits
 14:50-15:35  Main session  Routes into the profession
 - Getting your foot in the door: first steps into a regulatory affairs career
 - Regulatory affairs: A lawyer's perspective
 - UK apprenticeships: Opportunities and benefits
   Parallel session  'Reg Ops' - Probably the best career choice you've never heard about
   
 15:40-16:30  Main session  How best to prepare yourself for a career in RA (whether a professional or a student)
 - Laying the foundations to a successful career in RA
 - How best to prepare yourself for a career in RA
 - Building your CV and making it future-proof
 16:35-17:20  Main sesson  How best to prepare yourself for a career in RA (whether a professional or a student)
 - Laying the foundations to a successful career in RA
 - How best to prepare yourself for a career in RA
 - Building your CV and making it future-proof
   Parallel session  Q&A with the TOPRA Young Regulatory Professionals member network
     
 17:25-17:30  Closing remarks