HealthPack 2013

March 12-14, 2013 
Marriott Louisville Downtown
280 W. Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 1-502-627-5045 /  1-877-901-6632

(Subject to change)

Day 1
Tuesday, March 12

Attendee Registration and Exhibitors set-up

11:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tour of UPS World Hub and Healthcare Logistics facilities. Limited to 50.
Load buses at 11:15 a.m. Depart at 11:30 a.m.
Click here for tour details.

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception and Exhibitor Showcase
Sponsored by DuPont

Day 2
Wednesday, March 13

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast and Exhibitor Showcase
Sponsored by DDL

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Conference Welcome

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Keynote Speaker
Joyce Hansen
V.P. of Sterile Process Technology
Johnson & Johnson

Ms. Hansen will provide her insights regarding how Johnson & Johnson views and utilizes the disciplines of Sterilization Science and Packaging Engineering. She will discuss initiatives that J&J is planning and has in place to take advantage of these two vital technologies.

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Voice of the Customer - Part III
Jennifer Foreman
Medical Device Applications Specialist, Medical Applications Division
Sealed Air Corporation

Expanding on previous years, this year’s survey will continue to explore the international differences for the end use of medical device packaging.  We will reflect on the success from presenting at the HealthPack show in Dublin, Ireland last year and also begin to point out some of the key differences observed between the medical packaging use in US, Europe, and other countries.

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Sponsored by Fremont Plastics, Inc.

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Standards Update
- AAMI TC198, WG7 -- Jackie Daly Johnson, Beacon Converters
- HPRC (The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council) -- Karen Polkinghorne, DuPont North America Medical and Pharmaceutical Protection Technologies
- ASTM International Committees F02 Flexible Barrier Packaging -- Dhuanne Dodrill, Rollprint Packaging Products
- ASTM Committee D10 Packaging -- Pat Nolan, DDL and Dave J. Olson, Advanced Web
- International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) -- AJ Gruber, ISTA

Hear an update of the most recent activities and initiatives from representatives of five of the most important and influential organization of the medical device packaging industry.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Exhibitor Showcase
Sponsored by Computer Designs Custom Thermoforming

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Look at What They Did to My Package During Sterilization!!!
Michael Tokarski
Principal Packaging Engineer

This presentation will focus on the role of the Packaging/Sterilization subcommittee within the MDPTC and then examine several details contained within the database itself. Importantly, the presentation will also explore with the audience several of the challenges faced in developing the database, such as co-extrusions and laminations of primary materials, and how best packaging practices can be applied when considering the sterilization techniques for these materials.

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Test Method Correlation
Jordan Montgomery
Medtronic CRM

The results of a study to correlate the outputs of two different tensile strength test methods, ASTM F88 and that which is described in an annex of EN868-5.

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Sponsored by Fremont Plastics, Inc.

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Voice of the Customer – Part IV
Jennifer Neid Benolken, CPP
Smith Industries

Live nurses focus group will be reviewing and commenting on their thoughts regarding several medical device industry packaging system designs.

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Q&A with Nurse Panel Participants

This segment continues to be one of the most popular features of Healthpack. Not only does our audience get to see live, unrecorded and unfiltered opinions about packaging systems submitted to the panel of nurses but as you continue to attend Healthpack at its various locations around the country, you can get a viewpoint from your customer base from that area. We are looking forward to hearing from the operating room nurses from Kentucky and Indiana, MidAmerica U.S.A.

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
IoPP Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee Meeting

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception and Exhibitor Showcase
Sponsored by Eastman

Thursday, March 14

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast and Exhibitor Showcase
Sponsored by TEQ

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Case Studies and Practical Interpretations of ISO 11607
Gerry Gunderson
Todd Engelken

Quality Tech Services will present Case Studies on the effects of the medical device packaging process relative to the ISO 11607-1:2006 standard (Packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices - Part 1). QTS case studies will include real life comparisons of various customer situations and how their decisions were impacted by applying this standard and the reasoning behind different interpretations of methods and guidelines written within the standard, specific to: test methods and sample sizes.

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Counterfeiting Practices within the Medical Device Industry -- Benchmarking and State of the Industry
Karen Greene
Life Packaging Technology

Doug Moyer
Adjunct Professor
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
MSU School of Criminal Justice
Ph.D. Candidate, MSU School of Packaging

To include a non-statistically significant survey of various medical device companies regarding their current corporate strategies to combat product fraud. Included will be a summary of Mr. Moyer’s research into Anti-Counterfeiting Strategy—Trends and Regulation & highlights of Anti-counterfeiting and product fraud technologies and strategies available and in development for the medical device packaging professional.

9:45 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Sponsored by Fremont Plastics, Inc.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
How packaging material technology can reduce hidden manufacturing costs
Russell Darley

An evaluation of packaging process costs can often be overlooked when searching for cost savings opportunities. This presentation by Sealed Air's Medical Applications group will discuss two scenarios that may provide MDM's improved efficiencies in the area of manufacturing - (1) the power of downgauging beyond finished package cost and (2) a new technology using a laser to create print in SBS films without the use of traditional inks, label stocks and adhesives.

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
A Hitchhikers Guide to the Material Change Galaxy?
Dr. Henk Blom
Director of Technical Services

What tests, evaluations and considerations should packaging engineers consider when they are confronted with a supplier, resin or processing changes in sterile barrier system materials?

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Exhibitor Showcase
Sponsored by Rollprint

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Optimization of Tyvek for EtO Sterilization
Denise Dacey
Principal Package Engineer
Johnson & Johnson

An algorithmic method has been created to evaluate the sterilization potential of various size Tyvek® header bag / sterile barrier systems in a defined EtO cycle. It considers the volume of the package, area of Tyvek® in the system, porosity and cycle specifications.

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
FDA Insiders View
Patrick Weixel
Postmarket Team
Division of Radiological Health
Office of In Vitro Diagnostics Devices

Audit Findings and Recalls Related to Medical Device Packaging.

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Impulse Heat Sealer Validation
Jan Gates
Packwise Consulting

What should you look for in equipment and what are the issues and challenges involved with the validation process for impulse heat sealers?

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Conference Farewell
John Spitzley
Curis Larsen

Input for HealthPack 2013, announcement of 2014 location & prize drawings.
Prize drawing sponsored by Printpack Inc.


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