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Join our 29th annual conference in 2019!

HealthPack 2019
March 5 – 7
Hilton Portland Downtown
Portland, Oregon

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What is HealthPack?

The medical device packaging industry’s trusted, authoritative annual education forum for updating technical knowledge, exploring the leading edge of industry trends and connecting with the who’s who of the industry. 

HealthPack provides critical information you can put to immediate use on your packaging team. As a peer-to-peer education and networking event for medical device packaging professionals, you’ll learn essential updates and information about industry breakthroughs, from regulatory and testing issues to materials advances and case studies. Attendees consistently give the conference superior marks as “useful in my work.

A must-attend session is HealthPack’s signature panel of OR nurses and technicians. Each year, we bring in a panel of local hospital professionals on the “front lines” to review and critique your commercialized packages live, on a closed-circuit feed. Afterward, the panelists join the conference and answer your questions. Talk directly with your end users—there’s never an empty seat in the room!

HealthPack is designed for medical device packaging decision-makers, from directors to managers to package engineers and R&D team members. The conference program is developed with the assistance of an advisory committee of veteran professionals working in all corners of the industry. HealthPack 2019 also will include a preconference interactive session, a tabletop exhibit hall and plenty of networking time.

2019 conference program

HealthPack 2019 will explore today’s medical device packaging trends and challenges, addressing topics such as:

Opening Keynote

The Evolution of Packaging: Time to Move from Commodity to a Value-Added Proposition

Dr. Laura Bix, Michigan State University School of Packaging

A Fireside Chat with the FDA

Patrick Weixel, Food and Drug Administration

New Developments–ISO 11607

Michael Scholla, DuPont Protection Solutions

See the program for more presentations.

Arrive early for our preconference workshop on ISO 16775. (Separate paid registration required.)

Who should attend?

  • Medical device packaging and process engineers
  • Medical device packaging purchasing managers
  • Quality control and regulatory personnel
  • Engineering, product and project managers
  • Global technology and sourcing directors and managers
  • R&D directors and managers
  • Operational excellence directors and managers
  • Material suppliers and converters
  • Material scientists and engineers
  • Technical and marketing managers
  • Contract packagers, testing labs and other service providers
  • See past attending companies

HEALTHPACK 2018 IN THE NEWS

Live from HealthPack 2018: 4 Ways to Impress Nurses (and a Few Ways Not To)
Healthcare Packaging

The ever-popular nurses’ panel at HealthPack 2018 in Kansas City, MO, offered a look into the challenges (and opportunities!) that nurses encounter when opening packaging for aseptic presentation.

Harmonizing ISO 11607 with the EU's Medical Device Regulations
Packaging Digest

International regulatory standards experts Michael Scholla and Thierry Wagner, both with DuPont Protection Solutions, shared developments in the ISO 11607 revision process at HealthPack 2018 and discussed how the changes address packaging requirements in the new European Medical Device Regulation.

HealthPack 2018 — What We Learned: Trends in Medical Device Packaging
Outlook Group

Jim Holland, Director of Contract Packaging and Fulfillment at Outlook Group, recently attended and exhibited at HealthPack 2018 with his colleague, Tim Traub. Here, he shares what he learned about Industry 4.0, smart packaging and more.

“The HealthPack brand continues to be very strong and consistent. It is a well-planned, well-organized and professionally executed event, which will keep attendees and exhibitors coming back year after year, because the conference is able to deliver real value. This is a testament to your team – well done!”

–Brian Farison, CPP, Senior Manager, Execution Excellence-Package Development
Ethicon Endo-Surgery/Johnson & Johnson

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