Event Type: STERIS AST Seminar | Date: October 16, 2018- October 17, 2018 | Location: PARKHOTEL HORST, THE NETHERLANDS

10:00am (GMT) All Day

STERIS AST is pleased to sponsor the two-day Medical Packaging Seminar 2018, taking place at Parkhotel Horst, The Netherlands on 16-17 October 2018. Register here.


Tuesday, 16 October 2018

8:30 AM Registration Open
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Introduction & Welcome
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Technology Overview: Sterilization Technologies
Learn about the latest developments in Gas & Radiation-based sterilization technologies.
Richard Cowman, EO Technical Director, EMEAA | STERIS
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Trends in Sterile Medical Packaging
Tools & Tips to Survive Transportation Testing The First Time
Kevin Zacharias, Technical Director | Oliver Healthcare Packaging
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Update about Packaging, Identification and Inspection Systems for Medical Devices
Luc van de Vel, Vice President – Medical and Pharmaceutical Division |MULTIVAC
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM The Impact of MDR (EU) 2017/745 and 2018 Revisions of EN ISO 11607
This discussion will focus on the changes in general safety & performance requirements of the MDR versus the MDD in relation to sterile packaging. You will:

  • Get an overview of the revised EN ISO 11607 requirements (to be published, end 2018)
  • Learn new requirements for usability evaluations for aseptic presentation
  • Explore new symbols and labeling requirements for sterile products

Thierry Wagner, Regulatory Affairs Director | DuPont

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Networking Lunch
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM Packaging Challenges in Distribution
Noel Gibbons, Lead Program Manager | Anecto
1:45 PM – 5:45 PM LIVE Site Tour of STERIS & Oliver Healthcare Packaging
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM Break
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Dinner

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Keynote Address: Sterile Packaging Requirements in a Changing Regulatory Environment (a Notified Bodies Perspective)
Back by popular demand! Learn more about:

  • Packaging requirements from the past and present
  • Usability of medical devices: implementation in relation to sterile packaging
  • Typical non-conformities in relation to sterile packaging

Dr. J. Havel | TUV Sued

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM Workshop 1
Workshop 1: Root Cause Failure Analysis – Predict whether these real-world packaging examples will pass transportation testing (presented by Oliver Healthcare Packaging).
9:50 AM – 10:05 AM Break
10:05 AM – 10:55 AM Workshop 2
Workshop 2: Practical Considerations for Sterilisation Validation – Sustainable EO, radiation, laboratories (presented by STERIS).
10:55 AM – 11:45 AM Workshop 3
Workshop 3: The Clinical Aspects of Sterile Medical Packaging-Complying with the new Medical Device Regulations (presented by DuPont).
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM – 12:50 PM Workshop 4
Workshop 4: Definition of Requirements for the Packaging of Medical Devices (presented by MULTIVAC).
12:50 PM – 1:00 PM Conclusion
1:00 PM Lunch


The fee for this seminar is €395.

Located just off the A73 Highway, the Parkhotel Horst is easily accessible.
It is 45 minutes from Düsseldorf Airport, 35 minutes from Weeze Airport, and 1 hour and 45 minutes from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.
A map and detailed driving directions are available here: https://www.parkhotelhorst.nl/en/contact/route/ 

Parkhotel Horst
Tienrayseweg 2
5961 NL  Horst
T: +31 (0)77 3976000
E: info@parkhotelhorst.nl

We have negotiated a discounted room rate for your convenience and comfort. The Parkhotel Horst room rate is €99, which includes breakfast (excluding tourist tax), to all seminar participants.
To book your room, please visit: http://www.parkhotelhorst.nl/en/ and enter promotion code Oliver18.



Parkhotel Horst, The Netherlands
T: +31 773 976000
E: info@parkhotelhorst.nl

Event Coordinator: Ms. Anneke Willems
T: +31 478 517564
E: info@healthcare-packaging-seminar.eu