The next meeting of the 2023 Year!

September 20, 2023

Crafting Careers: The Synergy Between Medical Writing and Regulatory Affairs

Join the North Carolina Regulatory Affairs Forum (NCRAF) and the American Medical Writers Association Carolinas Chapter (AMWA Carolinas) for a unique joint networking and panel discussion event. Whether you're a professional eyeing a transition or a PhD student/postdoc seeking a career in these fields, this is your opportunity to dive deep into the world of medical writing and regulatory affairs. Our panelists will share their personal journeys, demystifying the overlapping skills and expertise needed in both fields. Enjoy an hour of networking, appetizers, and soft drinks, followed by a 90-minute enlightening discussion with an open floor for audience questions.


Demetrius Carter, SVP Regulatory Sciences & Medical Affairs, Certara Synchrogenix


Kim Jochman, PhD, RAC, Sr. Director Med Writing, Merck

Sam Suarez, PhD, Senior Principal Medical Writer, Regulatory Strategic Writing, AbbVie

Seth DePuy, PhD, Manager Regulatory Affairs, Premier Consulting

Rebekah Shulz, PhD, PMP, Regulatory Affairs Consultant, Parexel


Hybrid Event: In-Person and via Zoom (link in registration confirmation email)

Networking: 5:30 - 6:30 pm EDT.   Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served (in-person only).

Panel Discussion: 6:30 - 8:00 pm EDT

In-person location: NC Biotech Center, 15 TW Alexander Dr., Durham, NC 27709

Please Register by Sept. 6th

Registration is $20 until Sept. 6th; $30 after that

If you are unemployed or a student/post-doc and cannot attend the networking and panel discussion event in-person, a discount for remote attendance (panel discussion only) can be obtained by 1) becoming a New Member with NCRAF as an unemployed or student/post-doc member (no membership fee), and then 2) logging in as that NCRAF member and then registering for the event.



Registration for the 2023 RAC Workshops are open!!

You must be a member to register (membership is currently $20).
Workshop registration is $75

The Pharm/Bio Workshop for 2023 will be Hybrid: all sessions will be by zoom (and recorded for later viewing),
with most in-person as well (Zoom link is in the confirmation email)

Live sessions in this series will be held Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm, from May 30 to September 26
Location: IQVIA at Innovation Center, 2400 Ellis Rd, Durham, NC 27703.

This workshop series is a comprehensive overview of regulatory requirements for development, manufacture, marketing and compliance for drug and biological human medicines in the US, EU, and other countries. It is especially useful for those studying for the RAC (Drugs) certification exam, but also is valuable for anyone interested in learning more about WHY the industry operates as it does. Each session in the series features a lecturer with relevant industry or other "field" experience to illustrate the concepts discussed.

Pharm_Bio Workshop Registration


NCRAF will NOT host a live version of the 2023 RAC Device Workshop.

With registration, you will gain access to the recordings of the 2022 Device Workshop.
The link to view the recordings and slides will be found in your confirmation email.

Device Workshop Registration


Membership dues for 2023 will continue to be $20 for the year.

When your membership renewal comes up during the 2023 calendar year, you will receive, via email,
an invoice for $20.
Please pay via the invoice (there's a link in the email),
the old "log in to the website and renew" is no longer available.