How to switch quickly to a Virtual Conference with TOPRA
This year is a particular one for the Medical Device Industry and for the world. The pandemic changed completely our way to do things. What was difficult before seems to be the norm now. During the lockdown, a lot of people had to work from home which was something not realistic before. And the healthcare industry was in the front with all the masks, COVID tests… Due to the pandemic, there was also the delay of the EU MDR 2017/745 implementation.
Another thing changed. The way to participate in a conference. And today we will talk with Kevin Pay Chief Executive of TOPRA and Raluca Radu Regulatory intelligence and Symposium Manager. They will share with us about the transition from a face-to-face event to a virtual conference.
When before they had to look for a Hotel Conference room, catering company,… now they should find a good IT company to support a virtual event platform and fix connection bugs… We will see how they’ve tried to help the participant, speakers, and exhibitors to still get most of the experience. This will be really a change in the way to participate in the TOPRA symposium.
If you want to get that experience don’t hesitate to subscribe now on the page link below. Check on the links below the video of last year.
Who is Kevin Pay?
Kevin has worked at director level in both the commercial and charity sectors for the last 15 years, including many years in pharmaceutical packaging (GMP) and at Imperial College Healthcare Charity, before joining TOPRA. Kevin leads the executive team and is accountable for the strategic direction and business plans. He has overall accountability for performance against agreed objectives and risk management across the organization.
Who is Raluca Radu?
Raluca is responsible for ensuring the most relevant topics are covered in TOPRA’s annual meeting plan. She coordinates roundtables, conferences, and the Annual TOPRA Symposium, with a particular focus on programme development, managing the relationship between the working parties, the TOPRA Office, and regulatory authorities. Raluca is a pharmacist by training and has a keen interest in regulatory and health policy, as well as education. Before she joined TOPRA she worked in the Public Engagement and SME Office of the European Medicines Agency.
Who is Monir El Azzouzi?
Monir El Azzouzi is a Medical Device Expert specialized in Quality and Regulatory Affairs. After working for many years with big Healthcare company and particularly Johnson and Johnson, he decided to create EasyMedicalDevice.com to help people have a better understanding of the Medical Device Regulations all over the world. He now created the consulting firm Easy Medical Device GmbH and developed many ways to deliver knowledge through Videos, Podcast, Online courses…
- Kevin Pay LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinpay/
- Raluca Radu Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raluca-radu/
- The TOPRA Symposium page: https://www.topra.org/sym2019
- Video made at TOPRA Symposium 2019: https://youtu.be/bXAjqj6nikA
- TOPRA Symposium 2020 Program for Medical Devices: https://bit.ly/33uiSxN
- Podcast Episode 39 – Networking at an event with Lynda Wight: https://podcast.easymedicaldevice.com/39/
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