RALEIGH, N.C., May 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRA Health Sciences (PRA) is pleased to sponsor the first meeting of Quality Assurance (QA) experts in Russia. The Russian Regional Research Quality Association (RQA) Forum will facilitate knowledge sharing and the exchange of ideas and opinions in the QA community.
"We are very excited about this opportunity," said Stanislav Gneushev, Senior Director, QA, PRA Health Sciences and the Chair of the RQA Forum. "This forum is a chance to establish a strong QA community in Russia and to increase awareness about PRA Health Sciences' clinical research in Russia."
The RQA is an association which provides information to individuals concerned with the quality of research and development of pharmaceuticals, chemicals and medical devices. The Russian Regional RQA Forum Group was established in September 2014 with the following goals:
Expand the influence and initiatives of the RQA and promote RQA goals among Russian QA professionals
Create a community of QA experts in Russia to facilitate an exchange of ideas among the QA community
Establish regular meetings of QA professionals
The first Russian Regional Forum will take place May 15, 2015. Representatives from global and local pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations, as well as Russian regulatory authority and academy representatives have been invited to attend.
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