DAY 1: October 12, 2016



7:30-8:00 Breakfast and Registration
8:00- 8:05

Welcome and Introduction of Moderator

Delivered by Susan Selke, Director of MSU School of Packaging

Moderator: Dan Penny, Director of Package Engineering at Cardinal Health


Introduction of Kelly Millenbah

Dan Penny, Director of Package Engineering Cardinal Health

8:10- 8:45
The T Shaped Student and the Importance of Industry, Academic and Government Alliances in Educating Future Generations
Dean Kelly Millenbah
How events like HcPIE assist the academy and its students.  The importance of the private sector in cultivating the students of tomorrow.  Meeting employer needs with interdisciplinary, transformative learning informed by business, government and academia.
8:45-9:45 Immersive Exercise: From Silos to Bridges
9:45-10:05 Break

PechaKucha- Current and Projected Trends in Medical Device Packaging:
Rapid fire presentations of mega trends that will impact the future of packaging from varied perspectives within the healthcare supply chain followed by an audience driven panel discussion.  Bring your smart devices as there will be opportunity for questions to be delivered via multiple technologies.

  • Global Trends in Healthcare Packaging: Daphne Allen
  • Trends in Converting: Dhuanne Dodrill
  • Trends in Manufacturing and Packaging of Medical Devices: Paul Marshall
  • Panel Discussion

11:10-12:00 Human Factors and Packaging


On February  3, 2016, the FDA issued a guidance document entitled, “Applying Human Factors and Usability Engineering to Medical Devices.”  Shannon will: 

  • provide a framework for managing human factors elements associated with package testing, 
  • review key elements of the guidance requirements for validation and approval or clearance of medical devices 
  • provide insights regarding how to improve the quality of human factors submissions to CDRH
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00- 1:05 Announcements and Introduction

The Impact of Context on Human Factors 

Dr. Laura Bix

High Intensity Simulation with Potential for Infectious Disease Exposure Simulation

1:30-2:30 Panel Discussion Concerns in Outbreaks/Infectious Disease and Packaging
  • Brent Davenport, Firefighter, Paramedic, Instructor, HAZMAT Team Leader, Technical Rescue Specialist
  • Amy Crisp MSN RN
  • Kim Loomis MSN RN
  • Francie Pouch Downes, MSU Professor 



PechaKucha- Student work regarding the objective evaluation of package design:

Rapid fire presentations of student work that HcPIE has enabled followed by audience driven discussion of the work.
Made possible with assistance from: BCBS Michigan Foundation, Cardinal Health, Rollprint, Sencorp, Oliver Tolas, LCC

  • Objective evaluation of Package design factors and asepsis- Paula Perez (PhD Student)

  • From Training to practice: How do healthcare providers learn about aseptic technique and what technique(s) do they employ?- Tony Trier (PhD Candidate)

  • Objective evaluation of context on opening affordances: Designing for high stress environments.- Jiyon Lee (PhD Student)

Novel Active Surface with Ramifications for Healthcare and Packaging

Maria Rubino, PhD, Associate Professor, MSU School of Packaging


Bus and Dinner information


Buse(s) depart for transport to Broad Museum (Another bus at 6:30 for those not interested in the tour)

6:00-7:00 Cocktails and tour of Museum (Limited HazMat Suits available with packages to open)
6:45 Group Picture
7:00-7:30 Dinner

Keynote Speaker

Commander Mary E Brooks, RN, BSN, MS, US Public Health Service


Lessons on the importance of human factors and packaging with a view from the trenches.

8:15- 8:30

Questions on Keynote Presentation


Buses depart for transport back to the Candlewood Suites

DAY 2: October 13, 2016:




Recap of Day one and Introduction of Moderator

Moderator: Paul Marshall, Packaging Engineer, Smith & Nephew


The Affordable Care Act: What does it mean for you? 

Dean Randolph Rasch 

What impact will the Affordable Care Act have on patient care, nursing practice and nursing education and what implications does this have for package and product design?


Putting what we’ve learned to practice- How do we innovate in Medical Device Packaging in Ways that Improve Patient Outcomes

Nick Heslip

10:15-10:45 Break

Emerging multi-axis laboratory simulation technology and its possible implications for future validation/dynamics testing

Eric Joneson

Each manufacturer shall ensure that device packaging and shipping containers are designed and constructed to protect the device from alteration or damage during the customary conditions of processing, storage, handling, and distribution. Instead of selecting and justifying test procedures that are somehow representative of the distribution environment, some product shippers are choosing to more closely simulate the actual dynamics as they simultaneously occur in transport.


Statistics on Aging and Home Health

Dispersion of Immersive Devices for use at lunch

12:00-1:15 Lunch
1:15-1:45 Geriatric Simulation

PechaKucha- Home Health/Geriatrics, topics

  • Erin Sarzynski, MD, MS Assistant Professor- Michigan State University- Gerontology- Challenges related to an aging society and healthcare
  • Debra Lindstrom, PhD, OT, Professor, Western Michigan University- Physiological changes in the aging and their impact on navigating packaging
  • Linda Keilman, DNP, GNP- BC Assistant Professor, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner- Challenges related to home health environments with aging patients: How can Packaging help or hinder care?
3:00-3:15 Break

Lessons from the Automotive Industry:  Authenticating Product with Technologies and other Unique Identifiers

Rod Kinghorn, Outreach Specialist, MSU A-CAPP Center

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