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IAMRA eNews July 2023

31 Jul 2023 12:00 PM | Anonymous

Message from the Chair

Dear Members and Partners,

With the Covid-19 pandemic now formally over, and as we adjust to life in a post-Covid world, the IAMRA Board and Secretariat have been very busy strengthening our services and creating more opportunities to connect with one another through networking and sharing of best practice.

Over the past six months, our main priority has been developing the IAMRA 2023 Conference to be held in in Bali, Indonesia November 6-9. This year’s Conference is titled Regulation in a disrupted world: challenges and opportunities and is the first time the IAMRA community will have assembled in person in over five years.

Following our very successful webinar in April on the role of medical regulating authorities and climate change, we are also planning our webinar series for the remainder of this year. Information on the next webinar will be posted soon on the IAMRA website, emails and also on the new IAMRA LinkedIn company page. We encourage you to follow this site for regular posts and other updates on our activities.

The IAMRA Board and Secretariat met in Los Angeles, California on May 18-19 for our annual strategic planning meeting . A key focus for our discussions was on the feedback we received from the annual member and partner survey on IAMRA's performance over the past 12 months across a number of areas. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank all of you who took the time to provide responses to this survey. This feedback has been very valuable in guiding the Board’s development of a new IAMRA Strategic Plan 2023-2026. We hope to release a draft version of this Plan for consultation with all members and partners over the next few months. Please look out for the opportunity to have your say on this important document that will guide IAMRA's future development over the next few years.

Back row: Dr. Jeancarlo Cavalcante, Martin Fletcher, Paul Shinkfield, Dr. Divine Banyubala, Mark Staz, Sarah Heermans, Roxanne Huff. Front row: Nicole Krishnaswami, Dr. Tebogo Kgosietsile Solomon Letlape, Dr. Heidi Oetter, Joan Simeon, Daniel Yumbya, Dr. Humayun Chaudhry, Tanja Schubert

In closing, I would like to again acknowledge the fine work that all of you are doing in these continuing challenging times. I hope that by continuing to support and connect with each other, we will capitalise on our shared commitments to protecting the public, and develop new and innovative ways to deliver regulation that continues to respond to our dynamic and ever-changing environments.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in Bali in November.

Dr. Heidi Oetter


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