Compliance Packaging Event of the Year




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The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council’s 16th annual symposium will be held May 13–18 in New Brunswick, NJ. HCPC leaders have worked hard over the years to make this an important event in the world of unit dose packaging. Each year, the event draws an at-capacity crowd.

The outline of this year’s event includes information for pharmaceutical packagers to increase their capacity for compliance. While shaping this year’s event during the first Board meeting of the year, the HCPC directors provided an outline for the 2008 program, which includes all highly rated elements of previous Symposium events. HCPC Chairman George Burke has high hopes for this year.

“We fully expect that this year’s attendees will take away new insights and perspectives on methods to increase pharmaceutical market share for compliance packaging,” Burke says. “Registrants can expect to hear from experts who will focus on the hottest topics facing our industry, among those GS1 bar codes, FDA’s efforts on drug importation, and much, more.”

The Symposium will offer educational sessions, tabletop exhibitions, and networking opportunities. The event also will feature the winners of the 2007 HCPC Compliance Package of the Year. Cash awards will be granted in the form of scholarships to schools of packaging designated by winners.

A new category, Innovative Design, has been added this year to recognize compliance packages not yet commercially available. Previously precluded from the competition, prototypes, designs, concept packages, and other formats that are not commercially available are now eligible for competition in this new category.

The winning entry will receive an official recognition from the HCPC designating it as the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council’s “Compliance Package of the Year” for 2007. Additional recognition will be presented to packages selected as “First Runner Up” and “Second Runner Up” as well as for “Innovative Design.”

Each of the winning entries will be promoted by the HCPC during its 2008 National Symposium on Patient Compliance, in articles to be published in Unit Dose Alert and in materials forwarded to media representatives by the HCPC.

HCPC members are taking this opportunity to hold their annual board meeting.

Program registration can be found at


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