Most of us are trying to simplify our schedules and remove meetings from our calendars. However, there is one scenario where the potential for more meetings is actually a good thing. That is when you are preparing to submit a regulatory application to a health authority, such as an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Getting the FDA’s input into your application prior to submission is a critical step in the process. Because the meetings are typically scheduled for about an hour to an hour and a half, making good use of your time with the health authority is key.