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North Carolina Regulatory Affairs Forum

NCRAF is an association of regulatory affairs professionals centered in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill "Triangle" of North Carolina USA. NCRAF is dedicated to providing education and support for the continuing professional development of individuals who have an interest in regulatory affairs activities as they apply to research, development, or manufacture of drugs, biologics, or medical devices.


Monthly Seminar

April 22, 2021

6:30 - 8:00 pm via Zoom

FDA and the pandemic: What’s next, and what’s here to stay?


Alexander Gaffney, MS, RAC

Alexander Gaffney is the Head of Research at POLITICO’s AgencyIQ, where he leads the team’s research and analysis of life sciences regulatory issues affecting the Food and Drug Administration. Alexander previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he led analysis of life sciences regulatory issues for the firm’s prestigious Health Research Institute. Before joining PwC, he was the Manager of Regulatory Intelligence at the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), where he also was Managing Editor of the company’s flagship publication, Regulatory Focus. Alexander has a Master’s degree in Regulatory Science and his Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) in US regulation.

Kirsten Messmer, PhD, RAC

Kirsten Messmer, PhD, RAC is a Senior Research Analyst and contributes to the research and development of content for Agency IQ. Prior to joining Agency IQ, she was a Principal Regulatory Affairs Specialist at PPD providing global regulatory intelligence to support efficient, compliant and successful clinical research and drug development for biopharmaceuticals and advanced therapies. Kirsten received her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Sheffield (Sheffield, UK) and a Biology Diplom from the Eberhard-Karls University (Tübingen, Germany). Kirsten also holds a Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) in US regulation.

Laura DiAngelo, MPH

Laura DiAngelo is a Senior Research Manager on the AgencyIQ team. She contributes to the research and development of content for Agency IQ, with an emphasis on medical device and diagnostics regulatory intelligence. Before joining POLITICO, Laura consulted on policy and regulatory issues for life sciences and health plan clients with Avalere Health, and managed content for the Avalere Policy and State Reform 360® business intelligence research products. She holds a MPH in health care policy from the George Washington University’s Milken School of Public Health.


Membership dues for 2021 will be $20 for the year.

When your membership renewal comes up during the 2021 calendar year, you will receive, via email, an invoice for $20.
Please pay via the invoice, the old "log in to the website and renew" is no longer available.


2021 RAC Workshops


Matierials and Recordings are available for each workshop to those registered.

Each series is a separate registration and fee!

Please don't try to tackle both at the same time.  Seriously.  Just pick ONE.

Pharma/Bio (or) Devices

Workshops Syllabus