K-State Olathe answering KC industry demand for seminars on animal health regulatory affairs

Thursday, July 27, 2017

OLATHE — On Sept. 21, the Kansas State University Olathe campus is hosting the first of four seminars designed to connect professionals in Greater Kansas City's animal health industry to officials at federal regulatory affairs agencies in order to establish a dialog on various topics.

Steve Solomon, D.V.M., the new director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine, and his team of division directors are kicking off the seminar series with "The Future Vision for FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges in the Regulatory Process." It is from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 at K-State Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive in Olathe.

Solomon, who was appointed to the agency in January, will share about the organization moving forward under the new administration and also to get input and feedback from Kansas City area animal health professionals on opportunities for process and communication improvements.

At 10:30 a.m., a roundtable discussion with industry and federal leaders will focus on the opportunities and challenges in the regulatory process for pioneering drug discovery in animal health. Lunch will feature a presentation about the future vision for the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine. The final afternoon roundtable starts at 1:30 p.m. and will focus on the regulatory process of generic drugs.

The seminar is $75, which includes a lunch.

The Sept. 21 event is the first in a series of four seminars throughout the academic year that K-State Olathe is hosting for the animal health regulatory affairs community. The series is aimed at providing hot topic information in regulatory affairs and connecting industry with regulatory agencies.

Registration and more information about the seminar, including the roundtable panelists, is at olathe.k-state.edu/regaffairs.