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
24/01/2023CRED 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 KingdomCOMM231
07/02/2023Compiling Successful Clinical Trial ApplicationsThis face-to-face course will equip you with the key knowledge on Clinical Trials applications you need as a regulatory professional.BrusselsBelgiumCT23
07/02/2023Compiling Successful Clinical Trial ApplicationsThis course will equip you with the key knowledge on clinical trials applications you need as a regulatory professional.OnlineOnlineCT23O
07/03/2023CRED 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.LondonUnited KingdomERP23
25/04/2023CRED Regulatory Document Writing and ManagementSkills based course on the theory and practice of writing regulatory documents and communications for optimal impact and effectiveness.LondonUnited KingdomDW23
25/04/2023CRED Regulatory Document Writing and ManagementSkills based course on the theory and practice of writing regulatory documents and communications for optimal impact and effectiveness.OnlineUnited KingdomDW23O
03/05/2023CRED 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.Online PM23O
03/05/2023CRED 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 KingdomPM23
23/05/2023CRED Managing Lifecycle and Variations EffectivelyRegulatory professionals in industry and agencies spend a significant amount of time on variations, so getting them right is critical. OnlineLCM23O
13/06/2023Regulatory Update: Veterinary Variations in the EUThis is a comprehensive overview of how to prepare and submit variations to VMP marketing authorisations. It provides an update on the latest changes and advice on best practice for experienced regulatory professionals. OnlineVETVAR23
12/09/2023CRED 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 KingdomCMC2023
26/09/2023CRED 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 KingdomCOMM232
27/09/2023CRED Development of Regulatory Product Information in EuropeThis 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 KingdomSMPC23
10/10/2023CRED 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 KingdomCD23
17/10/2023CRED Optimising Regulatory Strategies for Orphan DrugsThere are regulatory processes and procedures to expedite approval and access, and to help support the development of medicines for the treatment of rare diseases. This course will provide key information about those regulatory processes and first-hand insights on how to get the best out of them.BerlinUnited KingdomOD23