The HCPC/IoPP DPPC Spring 2019 Meeting

Improving Patient Safety Through Proper Pharmaceutical Packaging

Please register for the March 10 – 12 meeting no later than Friday, February 1st.

Sunday, March 10 – Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Francis Marion Hotel,
Historic Charleston, SC


The HCPC is proud to sponsor the Spring 2019 meeting for the IoPP Drug and Pharmaceutical Packaging Committee. The HCPC organization is delighted to provide this opportunity for our HCPC member sponsors to network and engage with multiple packaging executives from leading pharmaceutical manufacturing firms over the course of 2 days. In addition, the HCPC is excited to participate with our members, DPPC members and other pharmaceutical supply chain stakeholders to determine and improve upon patient-centric packaging.

The HCPC would like to thank the following HCPC members for their sponsorship of the HCPC-DPPC Spring 2019 meeting


Registration Category

DPPC Attendee
HCPC Member Sponsor Attendee
HCPC Member – attending HCPC Annual Meeting only, to include Breakfast and Lunch on 10/10
Individual HCPC Member Registration

Individual HCPC Member Registration

Individual HCPC Member Registration to attend all functions Sunday, March 10 to Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Cost $1500 (Please note an Individual HCPC Member Registration does not include scheduled networking but attendance at the reception(s), meals and participation in the Oct. 11th afternoon roundtable session.

HCPC-DPPC Proposed Agenda

Early Arrival Daytime Activities – various times dependent upon tour booking

Early Arrival Daytime Activity Options include:

Fort Sumter Tour, (cost $22.00 per person – 2018 pricing)
Historic Charleston Downtown Walking Tour (cost $22.00 per person – 2018 pricing)
Possible Private Pirate Tour – will be dependent upon number of people interested as it’s not normally offered on Sundays
Savor the Flavors of Charleston Food Walking Tour (cost starting at $65 per person – 2018 pricing)

More information on these tours is available below the agenda. Early arrivals will be required to designate their choice during the registration process. Activities may be subject to change, based upon quantity of attendees.

Sunday, March 10th

Optional Early Arrival Activities

TBD based upon Attendee Demand and Availability, Selection is required during registration process

  • Fort Sumter Tour, (cost $22.00 per person – 2018 pricing)
  • Historic Charleston Downtown Walking Tour (cost $22.00 per person – 2018 pricing)
  • Private Pirate Tour – dependent upon number of people interested as not normally offered on Sundays
  • Savor the Flavors of Charleston Food Walking Tour (cost starting at $65 per person – 2018 pricing)
5:45 PM
Embark on Palmetto Carriage Rides to Old Exchange, meet at the front entrance of Francis Marion Hotel
6:30 – 8 PM
Opening Reception
Olde Exchange, preceded by historic carriage rides
Dinner on own
Restaurants within walking distance
9:30 PM
Informal Gathering
Swamp Fox/Francis Marion

Monday, March 11th

6:30 AM – 7:45 AM
Breakfast Buffet
Gold Ballroom
7:45 AM – 10:30 AM
DPPC Meeting
Carolina B Ballroom (U-Shape)
8 AM – 10:30 AM
HCPC Meeting
Carolina A Ballroom
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Break for DPPC and HCPC
Pre-Carolina A & B
10:45 AM – 12 PM
Presentations with entire group
Carolina A Ballroom
Jane E. Severin, PHD, MBA, CPP
VP of Technical Solutions
Network Partners
Topic: Next Generation Pharmaceutical Packaging
Dan Budnitz, MD, MPH, CAPT USPHS | Director, Medication Safety Program | Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, CDC
Topic: PROTECT Group Research
12:00 PM
Group Photo
Gold Ballroom
12:15 – 1:00 PM
HCPC and DPPC Luncheon
Gold Ballroom
1:00 – 2:15 PM
DPPC Meeting
Carolina B
1:00 – 2:15 PM
HCPC Board Meeting
Carolina A
2:15 PM
Pre-Carolina A & B
2:30 PM
Roundtable 1 Introduction and Process
All Attendees Carolina A
2:40 PM
Roundtable 2 Introduction
All Attendees Carolina A
2:50 PM
Roundtable 3 Introduction
All Attendees Carolina A
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Attendees split into three or four sub-teams
Carolina A, B and Rutledge
4:00- 4:20 PM
Break while facilitators sum up/condense responses
Pre-Carolina A & B
4:20 PM
All attendees regroup for roundtable summations
Carolina A
5:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Roundtable Summations Conclude
Carolina A
6:00 – 6:30 PM
Gold Ballroom
6:30 – 7:45 PM
Networking Reception
Each DPPC Firm to spend 10 minutes with assigned HCPC Firm, Networking Agenda TBD
7:45 PM
HCPC Compliance Package of the Year Awards Presentation and
FDA Guest Speaker, Irene Z. Chan, Pharm.D., BCPS CDR, U.S. Public Health Service Deputy Director, Division of Medication Error Prevention and Analysis Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology
Gold Ballroom
9:30 PM
Informal Gathering
Swamp Fox

Tuesday, March 12th

7:00 – 7:45 AM
Breakfast Buffet
Gold Ballroom
7:45 – 10:15 AM
Networking Continued
Gold Ballroom
10:15 – 10:30 AM
Gold Ballroom
10:30 AM – 11:45 PM
Networking Continued
Gold Ballroom
11:45 – 12:45 PM
Lunch & Departure
Gold Ballroom
*Agenda subject to change

Fort Sumter Tour

Tour the Fort that started the Civil War. Tour boats to Fort Sumter are provided by Fort Sumter Tours, the authorized concessioner of Fort Sumter National Monument. There are two departure locations at Liberty Square (340 Concord St., Charleston) and Patriots Point (40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant). Each tour lasts approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. The National Park Service highly recommends purchasing tickets prior to the day of your visit. For more information on the park concessioner, visit: 2018 pricing is $22.00 per person.

Boat Schedule

Liberty Square – Downtown Charleston

Patriots Point – Mount Pleasant

Mar 15-Aug 20 & Labor Day Weekend
9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:30pm & 4:00pm

10:30am, 1:00pm & 3:30pm**

Savor the Flavors of Charleston Food Walking Tour
Join the Savors the Flavors Tour to walk, talk and taste your way through Charleston. This 2½ hour Charleston Food Tour will immerse you in the history and culture of the Lowcountry. You will discover how Charleston’s unique cuisine has evolved over the past 300+ years while sampling delicious specialties from local eateries, markets, bakeries, restaurants, and culinary landmarks. Prices starting at $65 per person ( reflects 2018 pricing.) Times Daily at 10 AM and 2PM, beginning at 18 Anson Street, Charleston.

Typical tastings include:

  • Stone Ground Grits
  • Southern Mac-N-Cheese
  • Southern Pralines
  • Sweet Tea
  • Collard Greens
  • Lowcountry Barbeque
  • Fried Green Tomatoes

Historic Charleston Downtown Walking Tour

See Charleston’s main historical attractions as you learn about the city’s history during this walking tour. You’ll save time because your guide knows the fastest ways between landmarks, including historic St. Michael’s Church, and you can be sure you won’t lose your way while strolling the streets. With multiple tours offered daily, you’re also able to choose a time that best suits your schedule. Prices start at $22.00 per person.

Hotel Reservations

The HCPC has reserved a room block at the Francis Marion Hotel located at 387 King Street. The website is: When reserving your room on this site, type in the Group Code HCPC or HCPC Hosts the DPPC.

The conference rate is $189/night for a single or double traditional room. Attendees must make their own room reservations by visiting Francis Marion Hotel Reservations for HCPC Hosts the DPPC Meeting or calling (877) 756-2121 by Friday, February 15th 2019; you must identify yourself as attending the HCPC-DPPC conference to receive this rate. The Francis Marion hotel is on Marion Square, and is within easy walking distance to many of the historical sites and great restaurants located in Charleston. For those attendees planning to come in on Saturday, there are 10 rooms in the room block that have a negotiated rate of $189.00. As this is their busy time, they have granted us an additional 10 rooms for $279.00. These 20 rooms, 10 at $189 and 10 at $279 are available on a first come, first serve basis for that Saturday, March 9 night. After the 20 rooms are gone, additional Saturday night reservations can be available at $329.00 for that Saturday evening. Please note that the hotel rate includes a $10.00 additional fee to offset transportation costs to the Olde Exchange for the opening night reception.

The historic Francis Marion Hotel, named for the Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox,” has a long tradition of gracious service, elegant accommodations, and hosting splendid banquets and events dating back to its opening in 1924. The Francis Marion was the largest and grandest hotel in the Carolinas. The Francis Marion Hotel now combines 1920’s style and grace with 21st Century comfort and convenience in the heart of historic Charleston on Marion Square. Rising 12 stories, many of the Hotel’s 235 guestrooms and suites offer spectacular views of Charleston’s historic harbor, church steeples and legendary King Street. The Francis Marion Hotel, with its central downtown location, is an easy walk to the antebellum homes, magnificent gardens, antique shops and boutiques, and world-class restaurants.

The August 2018 issue of Travel and Leisure magazine listed Charleston, SC as the 10th Best city to visit GLOBALLY. It is Number One in the United States ranking and the only US city to make it to the Global list.

We hope you enjoy your stay and conference at the Francis Marion Hotel.


Exhibitor Logistics will be provided to HCPC member sponsors directly from Vicki Welch.

For queries, please email