About the Symposium

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The 2020 TOPRA Symposium will be held online

In these unprecedented times, we have closely followed the advice of governments and public health authorities, constantly evaluating how to best adapt our courses, conferences and events while prioritising the health and safety of all stakeholders, from volunteers to delegates, speakers and staff. Under these circumstances, we have decided to transform this year's Annual Symposium into an interactive online event. Although this is a different mode of delivery, you can be assured of the same high quality programme you have come to expect from TOPRA, with increased opportunities for questions, networking and dialogue between all stakeholders in the regulatory field.


Video Chat Stock ImgaeThe TOPRA Symposium, held yearly since 2004, is the premier conference in Europe dedicated to healthcare regulatory affairs, with a programme encompassing the topics most relevant to those working in healthcare regulatory affairs, whether for human or veterinary medicines, medical devices or IVDs. It is open to anyone interested in regulatory affairs and gathers delegates, speakers and exhibitors from industry, regulatory bodies, support services (consultants, recruiters, translators) and connected areas (patient groups, charities, healthcare professions, legal firms, universities, notified bodies and the media).

The 2019 edition, organised in conjunction with Ireland's HPRA, was held in Dublin and attracted over 640 participants across 31 countries and more than 300 entities, including 22 regulatory authorities, constituting a perfect opportunity for keeping current of the latest regulatory developments and for sharing experiences with your peers.

The 2020 Symposium will be held online in partnership with Belgium's FAMHP, themed around the question: The evolving world of regulatory affairs: innovate regulation or regulate innovation? 

The 2020 conference programme is being developed by the following working parties:

Human Medicines Symposium Working Party

Veterinary Medicines Symposium Working Party 


Medical Devices/IVDs Symposium Working Party


TOPRA Symposium 2020
Pre-event session: 29 September
Symposia: 5–8 October



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