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Interest Group Meeting Packaging Science

Feb 26 - Feb 26, 2018 |
Feb 26, 2018 |
Marriott Park Hotel Rome | Rome, Italy
  • Interest Group
  • Europe
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IG Leaders EU

  • Bettine Boltres, PhD, WEST
  • Derek Duncan, PhD, LIGHTHOUSE

IG Leader US

  • Roger Asselta, Genesis Packaging

Monday, 26 February 2018

13:00 - 17:00

Packaging topics for products requiring deep cold storage (-80 °C and cryogenic temperatures)

  • Challenges for current containers (vials, bags, cryotubes) – filling, storing, transporting
  • Container closure integrity in cold storage over shelf life
  • What are requirements for novel containers to perform well in deep cold storage?

14:30 – 15:00
Coffee Break & Exhibition

Best practices for container closure integrity testing)

  • Recent regulatory guidelines and revisions encourage a life cycle and QRM approach for collecting CCI data. How should this change best practices for CCI testing? 
  • What kind(s) of defects should be detected by a CCI test method? What are the challenging packages/ containers for current CICT methods?
  • What does the recent Annex 1 draft revision say about CCI testing in manufacturing and during shelf life?

Conclusion of Interest Group Meetings

3 Ways to register

Please remember to log in if you are a member of PDA already! 

If you come from a Governmental or Health Authority Institution or from an Academic Organization please contact Ms. Antje Petzholdt before registering. She will verify your status and register you.

  • All registrations which will involve visa matters will have to be submitted to PDA EU four weeks prior to the start of the event at the latest. For later registrations, PDA Europe will be unable to assist participants in any visa affairs.
  • All costs incurring in connection with visa affairs shall be borne by registrants. (This applies in particular to costs for submitting documents by courier.)
  • Potential participants must be clients of UPS shipping agency and submit their UPS customer reference number to PDA EU (together with their registration).
  • No PDA membership obtainable upon booking training course, workshop or other related event.

Registration Fees

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All Participants

300 Euro

All fees given in Euro and excluding VAT (22%)


Antje PetzholdtAntje Petzholdt
Manager Registration, Chapters & Membership
Tel: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-10
Fax: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66


Marriott Park Hotel Rome
Via Colonnello Tommaso Masala 54
00148 Rome
Tel: +39-06-658821
Hotel Website

The Rome Marriott Park Hotel offers an uncommon blend of convenience and sophistication. With an outstanding location just minutes from Rome's Fiumicino Airport and a vast selection of top-quality amenities, our hotel sets the stage for a remarkable experience in the Eternal City.

Thoughtfully designed hotel rooms feature handcrafted furniture and elegant marble bathrooms, in addition to modern comforts such as a flat-screen TV. We're one of Rome's premier venues for any business meeting or event, with an astonishing 126,971 square feet of adaptable space and an expert planning staff. Satisfy your cravings here in Rome with delicious on-site dining, or take a leisurely swim in our seasonal outdoor pool.

Our well-placed hotel is only 10 miles from Fiumicino Airport and from world-renowned destinations, including Vatican City and the Colosseum. For added convenience, a shuttle service to and from central Rome is available.

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 19th December 2017.
Book your room for the PDA Group Rate.

Single Room € 100 per night*
Double Room € 120 per night*

*Rates are per room and night, including the following services and benefits free of charge:
  • Buffet Breakfast in the restaurant
  • Wireless Internet Connection (WI-FI)
  • VAT, Taxes and Service Charge will apply

How to Get There

Fiumicino Airport – FCO
Airport Phone: +39 06 65951

Hotel direction: 10.2 miles NE
Airport shuttle service, scheduled, fee: 5 EUR (one way)


  • On-site parking, fee: 4 EUR hourly, 12 EUR daily


Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities are Available!

For more information about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Nadjeschda Gomez-Stahl
Manager Exhibition & Sponsorship
Tel: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-23
Fax: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66