About us

Mission Statement

OCRA-DG’s mission is to provide high-quality educational programs and networking programs to regulatory, clinical and quality affairs professionals in the medical products industries and to offer a neutral forum for the exchange of information regarding issues and activities of interest to our members.


Orange County Regulatory Affairs Discussion Group (OCRA-DG) is a non-profit volunteer organization composed of Regulatory Affairs professionals from the Southern California area who are interested in expanding their knowledge through educational programs and networking with one another. OCRA was formed in 1994 and quickly became one of the most vibrant and active non-for-profit volunteer-led organizations for regulatory affairs professionals in the United States. OCRA-DG has over 700 members representing over 250 medical device, pharmaceutical, biologic, and dietary supplement companies in Orange County and surrounding areas, employed by small-to-large-sized manufacturers.


OCRA-DG events & meetings provide an educational forum and a means for the regulatory community to network. Our focus is regulatory in nature; however, our programs have also provided timely information for individuals involved in Engineering (software validation and product development), Marketing (advertising and labeling), Quality (Quality System Regulation, etc.), and other related fields. Although we are based in Orange County, our meetings consistently draw participants from all over the West Coast region.

OCRA-DG Partnerships

OCRA-DG has several special interest groups that focus on issues germane to regulatory affairs professionals. Take advantage of these SIGs that give you the chance to meet and discuss relevant topics with your peers.  Meetings of these specialty groups are free or discounted to OCRA-DG members!

We are interested in co-promoting events and educational offerings with other non-profit organizations to help foster more awareness of OCRA-DG and to keep our Members informed of other important training and educational offerings.

Contact us

Feel free to reach out to OCRA with any inquiries or issues you may have. We warmly welcome new members and volunteers interested in running programs, hosting events, speaking engagements, or assisting with our Annual Conference and membership drives. You can contact us at info@ocra-online.org