CRED: Continuing Professional Development

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TOPRA's Continuing Regulatory Education and Development (CRED) programme is a series of regulatory affairs courses designed to help professionals keep up to date or develop their career in new directions.

The programme comprises a series of courses lasting one to two days, run over a two-year cycle.

  • Structured but flexible continuing regulatory education, allowing regulatory professionals to design training programmes to suit their individual needs 
  • A choice of 16 interactive workshops, covering eight core topics, providing regulatory professionals with the opportunity to build up a dossier of training demonstrating technical and practical knowledge 
  • A balance of theory and practice, equipping participants with practical skills that can be applied immediately 
  • Speakers drawn from both regulatory agencies and industry, offering different perspectives
  • Interactive sessions (often case studies) where participants and experts share ideas and experiences and address common problems faced in everyday situations.

If you have queries about the CRED programme, please email us.

Upcoming courses

Begin DateTitleDescriptionCityCountry
22/11/2021CRED IVD Regulatory Affairs for Global MarketsIncrease your impact as a regulatory professional and expand your IVD expertise beyond Europe with this two and a half day course.LondonUnited KingdomIVD221
22/11/2021CRED IVD Regulatory Affairs for Global MarketsIncrease your impact as a regulatory professional and expand your IVD expertise beyond Europe with this two and a half day course. OnlineVIVD221
15/02/2022CRED Regulatory Document Writing and ManagementSkills based course on the theory and practice of writing regulatory documents and communications for optimal impact and effectiveness.LondonUnited KingdomDOC22
15/02/2022CRED Regulatory Document Writing and ManagementSkills based course on the theory and practice of writing regulatory documents and communications for optimal impact and effectiveness. OnlineDOC22O
23/02/2022CRED European IVD Regulatory AffairsThis two and a half day interactive course will cover all the key topics and areas of responsibility for professionals taking on the Person Responsible for Regulatory Compliance role under the IVDR. It will also provide comprehensive information for anyone responsible for implementing the necessary changes to be ready when the IVDR comes into force.LondonUnited KingdomIVD222
23/02/2022CRED European IVD Regulatory AffairsThis two and a half day interactive course will cover all the key topics and areas of responsibility for professionals taking on the Person Responsible for Regulatory Compliance role under the IVDR. It will also provide comprehensive information for anyone responsible for implementing the necessary changes to be ready when the IVDR comes into force. OnlineIVD222O
15/03/2022CRED Successfully Navigating European Regulatory ProceduresA course designed for individuals involved in developing European regulatory strategies for projects or wishing to gain the knowledge and skills to contribute to regulatory strategies. OnlineERP2022O
15/03/2022CRED Successfully Navigating European Regulatory ProceduresA course designed for individuals involved in developing European regulatory strategies for projects or wishing to gain the knowledge and skills to contribute to regulatory strategies.BrusselsBelgiumERP22
19/05/2022CRED Successful and Skilful CommunicationSkilful communication and negotiation skills are essential for effective regulatory professionals. Learn to recognise and use different negotiation strategies whilst maintaining trust and respect with complex groups of stakeholders. Develop and deliver impactful presentations and documents that deliver the results you need.LondonUnited KingdomCOMM0522
31/05/2022CRED Regulation of Drug Device Combination ProductsAre you developing new pharmaceutical products? Do they include (or are they provided with) any type of administration device?  If yes, are you fully aware of the impact of the new Medical Device Regulations on MAAs from May 2020?  - This course will explain the current stage of developments as MAHs prepare for the new requirements.BrusselsBelgiumDRUG22
31/05/2022CRED Regulation of Drug Device Combination ProductsAre you developing new pharmaceutical products? Do they include (or are they provided with) any type of administration device?  If yes, are you fully aware of the impact of the new Medical Device Regulations on MAAs from May 2020?  - This course will explain the current stage of developments as MAHs prepare for the new requirements. OnlineDRUG22O
14/06/2022CRED Successful and Skilful CommunicationSkilful communication and negotiation skills are essential for effective regulatory professionals. Learn to recognise and use different negotiation strategies whilst maintaining trust and respect with complex groups of stakeholders. Develop and deliver impactful presentations and documents that deliver the results you need.LondonUnited KingdomCOMM0622
28/06/2022CRED Managing Lifecycle and Variations EffectivelyRegulatory professionals in industry and agencies spend a significant amount of time on variations, so getting them right is critical.LondonUnited KingdomVAR22
28/06/2022CRED Managing Lifecycle and Variations EffectivelyRegulatory professionals in industry and agencies spend a significant amount of time on variations, so getting them right is critical. OnlineVAR22O
01/09/2022CRED Understanding Digital Health and Electronic ProductsRegulation on electrical, electronic and software medical devices.LondonUnited KingdomEE22
20/09/2022CRED An Overview of Regulatory Product InformationThis one day workshop from regulators and industry experts will provide an insight on European SmPC, package leaflet (PL) and label preparation and implementation, from a strategic and practical point of view.LondonUnited KingdomSMPC22
21/09/2022CRED Project Management for Regulatory Affairs ProfessionalsA two-day, skills-based course on the theory and practice of managing project teams to produce optimal regulatory documents and communications for those working in the pharmaceutical industry.LondonUnited KingdomPM22
05/10/2022CRED Getting the CMC Dossier RightThis course workshop led by agency and industry experts will provide an insight into the preparation and management of the pharmaceutical (CMC) information in Module 3 of the regulatory dossier. This course will focus on synthetic molecules.LondonUnited KingdomCMC22
26/10/2022CRED Understanding Clinical DevelopmentThis two-day workshop will provide an overview with practical advice from regulators and industry on the process of designing and conducting clinical trials from phase I through phases II, III and even clinical trials considerations beyond drug marketing approval.LondonUnited KingdomCD22