Is the regulatory environment in your industry a burden or a blessing to your organization? Is your company’s side of the exchange consistently a reactive one in relation to government regulators? If a regulator understood the important nuances of your business, could time-consuming enforcements be reduced or even eliminated? A collaborative environment creates improved interactions between government agencies and the industries and organizations they regulate. Healthcare industry veteran, Jackie Torfin will reveal how government and industry can (and must) collaborate more effectively as she highlights successful (and unsuccessful) examples from around the healthcare industry.

  1. Learn about traditional compliance operations practiced by FDA and discover how to overcome burdensome inefficiencies in producing mutually agreeable outcomes via real-life examples.
  2. Discover the influence collaboration can have on long-established methodologies.
  3. Realize that even entrenched, dysfunctional transactions can be challenged, and renewed, using simple collaborative exchange techniques.

About the Provocateur

Jacqueline Torfin is currently the Global Director, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs for NAMSA, a global medical research organization (MRO). Ms. Torfin has over 25 years and deep expertise in Quality and Compliance having worked for companies such as Beckman Coulter, 3M, and St. Jude Medical. Prior to joining NAMSA, she was VP of Regulatory and Quality at Heraeus Medical Components. In this role, she also served as Compliance Officer and head of contract management for the organization with responsibility for seven sites worldwide, including the US, Europe and Asia. She is an adjunct faculty member in St. Cloud State University’s Master of Medical Technology Quality program. Ms. Torfin holds a B.S. in Medical Technology from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Augsburg College.