Working with other organisations

TOPRA works with professional bodies, trade associations, universities and national agencies to promote the regulatory profession and provide a better service to our members.



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The key conference on the European healthcare regulatory calendar is the TOPRA Annual Symposium. Each year this three-day conference covering human medicines, medical devices and veterinary medicines takes place in a different EU member state and is organised in conjunction with the local national agency. In the past TOPRA has worked in partnership with: MEB, The Netherlands; DMA, Denmark; National Institute of Pharmacy, Hungary; MPA, Sweden; MHRA, UK; AIFA, Italy; HPRA, Ireland; Infarmed, Portugal; and FAMHP, Belgium.

In 2019 the Annual Symposium will take place in Dublin.

TOPRA has also worked regularly with the European Medicines Agency and European Commission to deliver meetings of interest to regulatory professionals across Europe. Our track record also includes meetings and courses on topics that are of interest to regulatory professionals with the relevant stakeholders and other professional associations - eg health technology assessment with the UK NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and commercial development of new medicinal products with the Pharmaceutical Licensing Group. TOPRA has also partnered with DIA (Drug Information Association), AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists) and JPAG (Joint Pharmaceutical Analysis Group).

On a global stage TOPRA has worked with CORE in Asia and EmPower and the Indian Pharmaceutical Association in India.


University of Hertfordshire

TOPRA offers an MSc, postgraduate diploma and postgraduate certificate in regulatory affairs, which are validated by the University of Hertfordshire. TOPRA also supports PhD students in regulatory affairs through our relationship with the university.


TOPRA is proud to be affiliated with the following organisations:

Professional Associations Research Network (PARN)

By being a Member of the Professional Associations Research Network, our professional body is:

  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest sector research and best practice guidance
  • Equipped through training and events to deal with the challenges professional bodies face
  • Part of an active network of professional bodies that learn from each other.

Science Council

TOPRA is a member of the Science Council, a membership organisation that brings together learned societies and professional bodies across science and its applications.