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Events & Info Sessions


Regulatory Affairs Information Session

12:00 – 1:30 pmCampus News and Events

Join us for a regulatory affairs information session, hosted by Steve Amato, the director of Northeastern’s MS in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices.

During the first part of the information session, we will livestream a regulatory affairs lecture by Marc Lamoreaux of Health Canada. Marc heads up Health Canada’s Building Better Access to Digital Health Technologies initiative and is the manager of its Digital Health Division. He will discuss the regulatory challenges that arise in connection with rapidly changing digital health technologies.

Following the lecture, Prof. Amato will give an overview of Northeastern’s MS in Regulatory Affairs and will answer any questions that participants have regarding its curriculum, faculty, and job outcomes.



Medical Cannabis in Canada and the US: Navigating a Complex Regulatory Landscape

1:00 – 5:00 pmCampus News and Events

Although cannabis is now legal in Canada both for medicinal and recreational use, the regulations governing the marketing, distribution, and use of cannabis within these two spheres are quite different. This regulatory difference is likely to have profound implications for the way that these markets evolve going forward.

Join us for a four-hour workshop exploring the regulatory outlook around the use of cannabinoid-based products in Canada and the United States. Led by Dr. Steve Amato, Director of Northeastern University’s Graduate Programs in Regulatory Affairs, the workshop will survey the range of ailments for which medical cannabinoid products are currently prescribed, as well as ailments that might be treatable with cannabinoid products in the future.

Participants will learn to navigate the regulations that currently apply to medicinal cannabis in Canada and the United States, as well as the laws and policies governing its distribution and reimbursement. Additionally, participants will explore how the medicinal and recreational use of cannabis containing compounds may impact their daily professional lives through breakout sessions and discussions.