The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council celebrating 25 years

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center
Florham Park, New Jersey

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Now in its 24th year, RxAdherence2017 is the singular educational event which focuses specifically on patient adherence and compliance prompting pharmaceutical packaging. Each year, the latest trends and topics impacting this area of drug delivery are examined and addressed by speakers who have expertise in patient adherence . Registrants will find no other conference so highly focused on how patient compliance is positively impacted through appropriate packaging.

RxAdherence2017 is co-sponsored by:


Register for the industry's most focused patient adherence solutions conference.

RxAdherence2017, Strategies to Improve Outcomes, is celebrating 24 years of being the singular educational event focusing on patient adherence solutions, including pharmacy programs, patient education, and pharmaceutical compliance-prompting packaging.

This year, RxAdherence hear educational presentations on

  • Changes the pharmaceutical industry can expect from the FDA under the Trump administration
  • CDC recommended opioid packaging and labeling to prevent pediatric injury and promote patient safety
  • How clinical trial compliance packaging is integral to improved outcomes
  • A pharmacist's perspective on tools and strategies to improve patient care and adherence
  • Human factors research on reducing improper package and labelling usage by patients
  • Risk mitigation of theft and product diversion through appropriate packaging

RxAdherence 2017: Agenda
7:30 AM
Continental Breakfast Sponsored by:
8:45 AM Welcome, Introduction and Agenda Review -
Tom McDonough, Bilcare Research Inc. & HCPC Chairman
Tim Marsh, Vice President Client Solutions, Network Packaging Partners
9:00 - 9:45 AM Just Past the First 100 Days: What Does the New Trump Administration Mean for Industry?

As of early May, we will be just past the first 100 days of the Trump Administration; new HHS leadership is currently in place, and the new FDA Commissioner-nominee's confirmation process could potentially be complete by the May timeframe.

Given these developments, what kinds of changes can industry expect at FDA? How will key evolving issues such as FDA funding, staffing and de-regulatory approaches affect drug development and review? How will these changes affect those interested in adherence?

With the new de-regulatory environment coming into clearer view, this presentation will include FDA's likely priorities moving forward, and the potential impact on drug approvals and Rx adherence issues.

Nancy Bradish Myers, President/Founder, Catalyst Healthcare Consulting, Inc
9:45 - 10:30AM Clinical Trial Packaging: Importance of Compliance Packaging and Impact of Regulatory Obligations
This presentation will provide a high level overview of Clinical Trial Packaging, how it differs from commercial packaging and the heavy reliance on compliance packaging to support complex dosing regimens associated with clinical trials and the adherence required by patients to achieve successful study outcomes.
Robert Misher, SVP Global Clinical Services, PCI Services
10:30 - 11:00 AM Break with Exhibitions
11:00AM -11:45PM Patient Care Tools and Strategies to Assess and Improve MedicationAdherence -
The Pharmacist's Perspective
Medication adherence is the extent to which patients take medications as prescribed daily under limited supervision in the face of conflicting demands. This session will review the factors contributing to medication non-adherence. But the main focus will be on tools and strategies to assess and improve medication adherence during patient care. Another feature will be a discussion of the role of the pharmacist during dispensing and patient care. Patient cases will be incorporated to emphasize the challenges and outcomes during patient care.
Jean-Venable "Kelly" R. Goode, Pharm.D., BCPS, FAPhA, FCCP
Professor and Director, Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program
Virginia Commonwealth University
President of American Pharmacists Association
11:45- 12:30 PM Incorporating the Voice of the Customer in Designing Adherence Packaging
This presentation discusses realistic research methods aimed at mitigating the risks of improper patient use of pharmaceutical packaging or confusion caused by poorly written usage instructions. Part one reviews consumer research strategies to develop functional and effective adherence packaging. The model reviewed is based on the FDA's guidelines for human factors and usability engineering. Part two provides an overview of the study components required for comprehensive and successful patient-centric label research.
Lori Dixon, PhD., President, Great Lakes Marketing (a human factors research firm)
12:30- 1:30 PM Luncheon in the Social Kitchen
1:30- 2:15 PM Packaging and Labeling to Promote Pediatric Injury Prevention and Patient Safety
Over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications are commonly used for people of all ages. This frequency of use increases the potential for unintentional (accidental) overdoses. Children are especially vulnerable to unintentional overdoses, most of which can be prevented. Data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-Cooperative Adverse Event Surveillance System (NEISS-CADES) project estimated that each year in the United States: Over 70,000 emergency department (ED) visits result from unintentional medication overdoses among children under the age of 18, one out of every 151 two-year-olds is treated in an ED for an unintentional medication overdose; over 80% of ED visits among children under the age of 12 are due to unsupervised children taking medications on their own and 10% of ED visits in this age group are due to medication errors. Proper medication packaging has been proven to reduce accidental exposure to young children. This discussion will highlight how CDC recommended improvements in medication packaging can reduce harm from unsupervised medication ingestions, as well as how changes in packaging and labelling can assist caregivers in reducing medication errors.
Daniel Budnitz, MD, MPH, CAPT USPHS, Director, Medication Safety Program,
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2:15 - 3:00 PM Risk Mitigation in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Product theft and diversion throughout the pharmaceutical supply chain cost manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers millions of dollars every year. Thieves are using more sophisticated techniques and creative scams to illicitly interrupt pharma supply chains. Attendees will learn about both industry and law enforcement's response to these threats, as well as tips on how defend against such illicit activity.
Charles Forsaith, Director, Supply Chain Security, Purdue Pharma &
Chairman, Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition PCSC Supply Chain
3:00 - 3:30 PM Break with Exhibitions

3:30 - 3:45 PM

Compliance Package of the Year Awards presentation

3:45 - 4:45 PM

Speaker Panel Discussion - Bringing patient centricity to the pharmaceutical supply chain to improve adherence, reduce errors and improve outcomes

Panel includes:
  • Robert Misher, SVP Global Clinical Services, PCI Services
  • Jean-Venable "Kelly" R. Goode, Pharm.D., BCPS, FAPhA, FCCP, Professor and Director, Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program, Virginia Commonwealth University & President of American Pharmacists Association
  • Lori Dixon, PhD., President, Great Lakes Marketing (a human factors research firm)
  • Charles Forsaith, Director, Supply Chain Security, Purdue Pharma & Chairman, Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition PCSC Supply Chain
  • Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon), DPS (hon), FASHP, President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
  • Justin Schroeder, Executive Director, Marketing, Business Development & Design, PCI Pharma Services

4:45 PM

Wrap Up
Tim Marsh, Vice President Client Solutions, Network Packaging Partners

5:00 PM

RxAdherence concludes

Prior Year's Sponsors

Program Highlights:

Presentations from knowledgeable and respected experts on the importance of compliance packaging and the impact of regulatory obligations on clinical trials, enhanced supply chain security through patient adherence/unit dose packaging, and human factors research to improve patient adherence through packaging to name a few with more relevant speakers and presentations being added daily.

HCPC's Compliance Package of the Year Award Presentation highlighting the best in patient adherence packages from the 2016 market year.

An Exhibition of Patient Adherence Solutions.

Who Should Attend?

  • Brand Management
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Sales & Marketing Executives
  • Patient Compliance and Persistency
  • Packaging Engineers
  • Packaging Professionals
  • Product Management
  • Business Development
  • Advertising Agency Professionals
  • Promotions Management
  • Disease Management
  • Managed Care
  • Strategy Analysis
  • Pharmacists
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Clinical Trial Operators
  • Nutritional Supplement Manufacturers
  • Formulary Directors
  • Healthcare Policy Makers
  • Anyone interested in the role that better packaging can play in improving pharmaceutical adherence and safety!

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75% of adults fail to adhere to, or comply with physician prescribed treatment regimens. - PhRMA, 2011


Registration Information

Early bird discount of March 31st now extended to Friday, April 7th to coincide with room discount deadline.


Registration Rate


Registration Category


After 04/08/17


HCPC members

$ 595

$ 695

Non-HCPC Members (Suppliers, Vendors)

$ 695

$ 795

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Employees
(including Marketing & Brand Mgmt)

$ 395

$ 495


The registration fee includes admission to the entire full day conference with meals included. Cancellations will be accepted through April 21, 2017 but are subject to a $75.00 processing fee. Substitutions will be honored at any time, but must be submitted in writing with the substitute's information provided in the detail shown on the registration form.

Registration Questions? Contact or at 804-338-5778


The economic impact of non-adherence is estimated to cost $100 billion annually. - PhRMA, 2011



Exhibitor Registration Category


HCPC members

$ 1575

Non-HCPC Members

$ 2625

An exhibition will be held during the day-long conference and will be available to attendees during all scheduled breaks. Registration for these exhibits will be provided on a first come, first served basis via our on-line registration. Each exhibitor registration provides a complimentary registration to a member company representative.

Please note a booth/tabletop number will be assigned to you on April 21st.
For more information on exhibiting contact or at 804-338-5778

Non-HCPC Members contact Liz Tierney at or 815-861-2992
Previous Year Exhibitors

Hotel/Travel Information

Hotel Reservations/Meeting Facility
Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center
175 Park Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Hotel Front Desk: 973-377-2424 | Hotel Fax: 973-377-6108

Take advantage of the HCPC negotiated rate with the Wyndham Hamilton of $189/night, available only until Friday, April 7, 2017.
Click here to reserve your room at this special rate before April 7th!