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RAPS Convergence 2021 Workshop, Forum, and Session for Medical Device Regulation

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is the global organization which embraces experts in regulatory authorities, academia, pharmaceutical and medical device industries, etc. RAPS has been active since 1976 as a place for information exchange and education of the latest regulatory science on healthcare related products.

Every year, about 2000 participants from various countries join the RAPS Convergence and Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) updates regulatory information in Japan mainly about the medical devices.

PMDA/ Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) will lead some sessions such as the workshop related to the medical devices regulation in Japan at RAPS Convergence 2021 to be held in September 12nd – 15th. (US FDA will also join the US-Japan HBD [Harmonization by Doing] Session.)

MHLW/PMDA look forward to your participation in our sessions.

Date / Time and Items

Date / Time Items
September 9 (Thu), 2021
13:00 – 20:00 EDT

Pre-conference Workshop: Japan Regulatory Essentials of MDs/IVDs - Seeking Innovation into the Regulation

September 13 (Mon), 2021
10:00 – 11:00 EDT

Health Authority Forum: Japan

September 13 (Mon), 2021
10:00 – 11:00 EDT

Points for Conducting an Effective Global Clinical Trial Through Experiences in US-Japan HBD Collaborative Activities


Conference Format

The conference will be held online. The main presentations will be Webinar format. Some parts such as panel discussion and Q&A session will be LIVE streaming format.


Please visit the following website to register.

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