Program & Agenda

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What does a conference designed by industry professionals mean to you?


Healthcare packaging requires creativity, resourcefulness, and a specialized skillset. Each conference program will be developed to
present fresh material, new perspectives, trends and more so you walk away feeling empowered to handle your next challenge.


Healthcare packaging is niche. You need actionable takeaways that apply to your field. We’re creating topical programs that boost your current skills and fill knowledge gaps. When you return from the[PACK]out, you’ll see the immediate impact on your work.


As engineers, we’re always looking to anticipate the future needs of our industry and consumers. While we can’t give you a crystal ball, we hope to give you the tools to boost your creativity and take your ideas to the next level.

Our goal is to bring you a relevant, interesting, and actionable program that’s energizing and connects you with other industry professionals who speak your language.

The agenda for the[PACK]out is LIVE!


We’ve worked tirelessly to identify content and speakers that will matter to you. We can’t wait for the program we have in store for you!

Day 1 – May 10

6 – 7 am
Optional: Exercise event

7:30 – 8:30 am

8:00 – 8:30 am
Exhibitor Time

8:30 – 8:45 am

8:45 – 10:00 am
Keynote: The Impact of Chaotic Innovation on the Medical Packaging Industry, Speaker: Nick Webb

10:00 – 10:15 am

10:15 – 11:00 am
Sustainability – No Longer Just a “Nice to Have”, Speakers: Kevin Kane, Lindsay Smaron and Samantha Smith w/ Moderator Jamie Pero-Parker, PhD

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wicked Stability: Predicting the Aging Degradation of Materials, Speakers: Henk Blom, Dan Burgess, Jordan Montgomery and Rod Patch w/ Moderator Seema Momin

12:00 – 1:30 pm

1:30 – 2:20 pm
Industry Power Hour, Various Industry Leaders: Jen Benolken, Katherine Olson, Dan Burgess, Jordan Montgomery, Nick Packet

2:20 – 2:50 pm
Networking/Exhibiting break

2:50 – 4:35 pm
Unpacking Human Factors/Usability Engineering w/ Live Simulation, Speakers: Shannon Hoste, MSM, MSEE and Jessie Huisinga, PhD w/ Live Simulation Moderated by David DiVaccaro

4:35 – 5:00 pm
Industry Recognition

5:00 – 5:30 pm
Exhibitor Time

6:00 – 9:00 pm
Networking Reception
P6 Rooftop @ The LINE

Day 2 – May 11 – Foundational

6 – 7 am
Optional: Exercise event

8:00 – 8:30 am
Exhibitor Time

8:30 – 8:40 am
Day two Kickoff

8:50 – 9:30 am
Primary Packaging, the other User Interface: the Human Factors Perspective, Speakers: Ella Cozmi, Sean Hägen, and Cindy Tuan w/ Moderator Sam Upadhyaya

9:40 – 10:10 am
Can Packaging Make an Impact on Patient Safety? – Yes!, Speakers: Hanna Harris, Austin Liu, Katherine Olson, Teri Meadow

10:10 – 10:40 am
Networking/Exhibiting break

10:40 am – 11:20 am
Sustainability is a Team Sport: Leveraging the Value Chain, Speakers: Zach Muscato, Kasie Fairbarn, and Kevin Fisher w/ Moderator Samantha Smith

11:30 – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 1:50 pm
It Takes a Village: How I Created Mine and How You Can Create Yours, Speaker: Kasie Fairbarn

2:00 – 2:50 pm
Closing the Loop: Using LCA to Quantify Impacts, Speakers: Neil Brown, Anna Thomas, and Keith Weitz w/ Moderator Andrew Green

3:00 – 3:30 pm
Networking/Exhibiting break

3:30 – 4:20 pm
Remediation: Your Ticket to Recognition, Reward and Future Triumphs, Speakers: Abhishek Gautam, Lisa Pierce

4:20 – 5:00 pm
Exhibitor Time

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

the[PACK]out takes on Rainey St
Live Music @ Lustre Pearl
Live Band: Greyhounds
Cash Bar & Food Trucks

Day 2 – May 11 – Tenured

6 – 7 am
Optional: Exercise event

8:00 – 8:30 am
Exhibitor Time

8:30 – 8:40 am
Day two Kickoff

8:50 – 9:30 am
Advancing Sustainable Materials in Medical Packaging, Speaker: Andrew Green

9:40 – 10:10 am
Systems Change is Inherent to Sustainability, Speaker: Jamie Pero-Parker

10:10 – 10:40 am
Networking/Exhibiting break

10:40 am – 11:20 am
Designing for Patients and the Planet – Sustainable Solutions for Pharmaceutical Products, Speaker: Rochelle Kleinberg

11:30 – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 1:50 pm
From Rodeo Cowboy to Spiderman: Key Insights for Career Success, Speaker: Brian Farison

2:00 – 2:50 pm
Understanding the Recent Changes to ASTM F1980-21, Speakers: Mark Escobedo, Geoff Pavey, Vipul Rajpara

3:00 – 3:30 pm
Networking/Exhibiting break

3:30 – 4:20 pm
Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions Through the Lens of ISO11607, Speaker: Lon Goldbaum

4:20 – 5:00 pm
Exhibitor Time

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live music at the Lustre Pearl on Rainey, Music Guest: Greyhound

Day 3 – May 12

6 – 7 am
Optional: Exercise event

8:00 – 8:30 am
Exhibitor Time

8:30 – 8:45 am
Introduction to Day Three Workshop

8:45 – 9:30 am
Challenge 1: Usability with a Disability

9:30 – 10:15 am
Challenge 2: Design for Success

10:15 – 10:30 am

10:30 am – 11:15 am
Challenge 3: Sorting out Sustainability

11:15 – 11:20 am
Workshop Wrap-up

11:20 – 12:00 pm
Live Q&A/Close

Curated educational tracks for any level.

Whether you’re new to healthcare packaging or a seasoned healthcare packaging professional, join us to grow your expertise and knowledge of the industry.

Choose your own adventure from the topics that benefit you. Possible tracks include:
  • Technical Skills
  • Innovation
  • Leadership & Management
  • ASTM Standards
  • Healthcare Packaging Process Qualification
  • ISO 11607
  • Healthcare Sustainability
  • Healthcare Packaging Testing & Inspection

Keynote Speaker

Nick Webb

Nick began his career as a successful technologist creating award-winning innovations in healthcare, consumer, and industrial technologies. He has been awarded over 40 Patents by the US Patent Office for various landmark technologies and is also a prolific best-selling author that has been published by the top publishers. Nick has served as a Chief Innovation Officer and Adjunct Professor at an esteemed medical school. He is currently the CEO of LeaderLogic, LLC, a Management Consulting Firm that services many popular brands and helps them drive growth through innovation, happy customers and employees.

One of Nick’s goals was to create a healthcare documentary, and his film, entitled The Healthcare Cure, was released in 2021 and recently won the Sedona International Film Festival’s, “Audience Choice Award”. As a Keynote Speaker with a humanistic, smart, and fun presentation style, Nick has also been listed as one of the Top Keynote Speakers in the world.


Sustainability Pillar

Andrew Green


Kevin Kane

Stryker Instruments

Lindsay Smaron

Boston Scientific

Samantha Smith


Jamie Pero-Parker

RTI International – Sustainability Lead

Kasie Fairbarn

Windmoeller & Hoelscher – Product Sales Manager

Rochelle Kleinberg

Johnson & Johnson Design – Director of Healthcare Solutions

Zach Muscato

Plastic Ingenuity – Corporate Sustainability Champion

Kevin Fisher

Oliver Healthcare Packaging – Technical Manager

Jennifer Benolken, CPPL

Medical Device & Regulatory Specialist, Package Engineering – DuPont Tyvek ® Medical Packaging

Nick Packet

DuPont – MDM Specialist, Packaging Engineer

Usability Pillar

Jessie Huisinga


Shannon Hoste


Lauren Jensen


David DiVaccaro

DiVaccaro Consulting Group – Consultant

Design Pillar

Abhishek Gautam


Henk Blom

PAXXUS – VP of Research and Technology

Dan Burgess

 Boston Scientific – Packaging Engineering Fellow

Jordan Montgomery

 Medtronic – Distinguished Packaging Engineer

Rod Patch

Johnson & Johnson Vision – Sr. Director of Packaging Engineering & Product Labeling

Elon Goldbaum

Network Partners – Sr. Director of Packaging Engineering

Lisa Pierce

Packaging Digest – Executive Editor

Hanna Harris

Healthmark Industries – Packaging Engineer

Austin Liu

Johnson & Johnson Vision – Senior Package Engineer

Katherine Olson

MicroAire Surgical Instruments – Staff Packaging Engineer

Teri Meadow

American Packaging Corporation – Director of Corporate Marketing

Professional Development

Brian Farison

 Network Partners – Technical Fellow

Kasie Fairbarn

Windmoeller & Hoelscher – Product Sales Manager

Day 3 Workshop Facilitator

Dhuanne Dodrill


Attending the[PACK]outTM Conference is an investment in you, and we promise a ROI that will immediately impact your career.

Prepare for an experience like no other. With a customizable agenda, thought provoking content, and cream of the crop speakers, the[PACK]out in Austin, TX will make its mark on your career.

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