14 Top Regulatory Conferences You Should Be Attending in 2019

Whether it’s forming your next business partnership, learning new skills, getting advice from peers, or keeping up with industry information, the return on investment of attending the right events can be substantial.

As a technology vendor, Montrium frequently exhibits, speaks, and advises at conferences all over the world, and we know it's difficult to know which conferences are going to give you the best return on your time and money. Therefore, we thought it would be a good idea to point you in the right direction by providing a nice, helpful list of upcoming regulatory conferences in 2019.

For this edition of top conferences, we've focused on events that help keep you up-to-date on changes in regulatory affairs and developments. These conferences will provide you with all the information and insights you need to know about the ever-evolving regulatory environment. 

UPDATE: Due to the popularity of this article, we wanted to ensure the information we had written was still relevant. We've gone through our list and removed some events that won't be running in 2019, and added new events that you just have to attend this year!

In chronological order, here’s our list:


1. Regulatory Submissions, Information, and Document Management Forum (RSIDM)

February 11th-13th, 2019 | North Bethesda, MD

Year after year, the RSIDM Forum provides numerous opportunities for networking and knowledge-sharing between attendees, vendors, and presenters of both industry and health authority representation (FDA, Health Canada, and other regions of interest).

The three-day conference will cover topics in the following four tracks: Regulatory Information Management (RIM) Business, RIM Technology, Electronic Regulatory Submissions (ERS), and Electronic Document Management (EDM). Each track is supported with daily plenary sessions that provide regulatory intelligence updates given by health authority representatives.

The 2019 event -  https://www.diaglobal.org/en/conference-listing/meetings/2019/02/regulatory-submissions-information-and-document-management-forum

2. 13th Annual Device Research & Regulatory Conference

April 4th-5th, 2019 | Newport Beach, CA
Optional Pre-conference on Device Regulatory Basics April 3, 2019

This two day conference will focus on device regulatory basics and address prior year attendee topic requests, new technology, medical advances, as well as new or updates to regulations, standards and guidance. Attendees will hear from and discuss issues with experts from FDA, site, industry, and clinical research support organizations in the medical device research and regulatory fields.

The 2019 event - http://www.socra.org/conferences-and-education/live-conferences/Device-Conference/program-information/

3. Global Regulatory Affairs Summit

April 8th-10th, 2019 | Barcelona, Spain

This three day summit will focus on 3 streams: Regulatory Data Management and Submissions, Regulatory Affairs in Emerging Markets, and European Regulatory Affairs. Each stream will provide information and knowledge on global regulatory compliance and requirements through talks by regulatory authorities and industry experts.

The 2019 event - https://lifesciences.knect365.com/global-regulatory-affairs/

4. 8th Annual Pharmaceutical Regulatory Operations & Submissions Conference

June 11th-12th | Philadelphia, PA

This conference will build on knowledge share and successes of past years. The 2019 program will showcase industry experts in regulatory operations and publishing, who will share experiences and knowledge that will be of great benefit to all attending delegates. All content is delivered by life science industry speakers as case studies, panels, and traditional presentations so attendees will leave with tangible ideas that may be implemented immediately.

The 2019 event - https://www.q1productions.com/2548da/


5. 4th PDA Europe Annual Meeting

June 25th-26th, 2019 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The ongoing theme of this conference is: Global Healthcare of the Present and the Future as it intends to continue spanning a bridge between current demands within the global healthcare industry, the amounting advanced technological and analytical opportunities and the promising prospects personalized medicine and medicinal products bring. The meeting will also include presentations from regulatory, industry and technology experts from around the world, this is an essential European conference to attend.

The 2019 event - https://www.pda.org/global-event-calendar/event-detail/4th-pda-europe-annual-meeting#overview

6. eRegulatory Submissions Summit

July 9th-10th, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

The eRegulatory Submissions Summit will cover electronic submission processes and protocols for constructing strategies for IDMP, RIM, global and regulatory submissions. The regulatory submissions landscape has been confronting with many evolving regulatory changes, trends and challenges and it’s important that regulatory professionals properly manage submissions. This event will appeal to professionals working in regulatory affairs, medical writing and publishing, eRecords Management, IDMN, clinical data and clinical trials management, outsourcing, and quality assurance. 

The 2019 event - https://exlevents.com/eregulatory-submissions-summit/


7. 6th Clinical Regulatory Medical Writing Forum

July 9-10th, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

Regulatory medical writers are faced with the challenging prospect of preparing applications and documents for submission to global regulatory authorities. The 6th Clinical Regulatory Medical Writing Forum will provide attendees with the strategies and insights needed to efficiently compose clinical regulatory documents, manage in-house and external resources, effectively execute the writing process, and understand the recent developments in regulations. 

The 2019 event http://exlevents.com/clinical-regulatory-medical-writing-forum/

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8. 9th International Conference on Pharmaceutical GMP, GCP, & Regulatory Affairs

August 2nd-3rd, 2019 | Chicago, IL

The theme of this year's conference; "Current challenges of Pharmaceutical & Biopharmaceutical Industries in regulatory framework" will focus on new strategies, amendments, innovations, and  developments in the fields of regulatory affairs, intellectual property rights and medical devices. This conference includes workshops, symposiums, special sessions, key note sessions, conducted by eminent and renowned speakers who excel in the field of regulatory affairs, medical devices, intellectual property rights and more. 

The 2019 event - http://regulatoryaffairs.pharmaceuticalconferences.com/


9. Regulatory Alliance Forum

August 19th-21st, 2019 | San Diego, California

Regulatory Alliance Forum will focus on FDA regulatory topics specific to US medical device regulations. Attendees will gain insights on developing a clear regulatory strategy, FDA pre-market submissions, real-world evidence in submissions, and more.

The 2019 event - https://www.acknowledge-rs.com/regulatoryaf/ 

10. RAPS Regulatory Convergence

September 21st-24th, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

RAPS is a gathering of the global regulatory community for the healthcare products industry. It brings together professionals from all domains of the life sciences in order to share the latest industry knowledge, network and learn more about the new things that are happening at the FDA, EMA, Health Canada and more ministries of health around the world.

Learn more here - http://www.raps.org/convergence/

11. TOPRA Annual Symposium

September 20th- October 2nd, 2019 | Dublin, Ireland

The Organization for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs' premier 2019 European conference for professionals in all healthcare sectors of regulatory affairs, is organized in cooperation with Ireland's Health Products Regulatory Authority. 

Learn more here - https://www.toprasymposium.org/

12. 20th Annual Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Compliance Congress

November 6th - 8th , 2019 | Washington, DC

The Pharmaceutical Compliance Forum (PCF) is a not-for-profit membership organization for Compliance and Legal professionals from pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers. The mission of the organization is to promote effective compliance programs through education, networking, and sharing of current best practices. The Congress is the oldest and largest gathering of pharma and device compliance professionals and in-house counsel who come together annually to discuss best practices in legal and regulatory compliance. 

Learn more here - https://www.pharmacongress.com/

13. DIA Annual Canadian Meeting

November 5th - 6th, 2019 | Gatineau, QC, Canada

Bringing together key stakeholders in the life sciences and regulatory agencies, DIA Canada will share insights into Canada’s broader role in global healthcare product development. Attendees will receive policy updates and priorities shared directly from Health Canada, while being able to visit sessions on international work sharing and partnerships to key regulatory and clinical considerations for drugs and devices.

Learn more here - https://www.diaglobal.org/en/conference-listing/meetings/2019/11/dia-annual-canadian-meeting


14. Risk-Based Trial Management & Monitoring

November 13th - 14th, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

As the integration of data becomes increasingly more difficult, CBI’s Risk-Based Trial Management & Monitoring conference is dedicated to reducing the complexity of implementing an efficient RBM methodology and providing real-world strategies to system adoption and process integration.

Learn more here - http://www.cbinet.com/conference/pc19222

BONUS! Our Community Mentions 

March 12th - 15th, 2019 | Cincinnati, Ohio

How do pharmaceutical companies improve product quality throughout their global supply chain? PharmaLink aims to answer this question by providing opportunities for industry actors to share expertise and work in collaboration with FDA regulators. 

Learn more herehttps://www.xavierhealth.org/events/pharmalink-2019

April 30th-May 3rd, 2019 | Cincinnati, Ohio 

MedCon is an annual medical device conference with a formal FDA partnership. The event engages industry leaders in discussion to generate actionable tips and tools for increasing product quality while adhering to FDA regulations. 

Learn more herehttps://www.xavierhealth.org/medcon

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