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Passive Thermal Protection Systems for Global Distribution: Qualification and Operational Guidance - New Course

Dec 13 - Dec 13, 2018 |
Dec 13, 2018 |
PDA Training and Research Institute | Bethesda, MD
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Duration: 1 day
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Transportation and logistics options for temperature sensitive products continue to become more sophisticated particularly when it relates to minimizing risks associated to thermally damaging product. Manufacturers, distributors and freight providers continue to look at ways to lower costs and expand capacity by incorporating passive protection into the freight solution offerings. As a result, there is continual need to understand how to implement these solutions and learn new technologies associated in transporting temperature sensitive products.

This course will provide details of what materials are used, characteristics and capabilities of Passive Thermal Protection. Topics will include construction and materials, fundamentals in how they work, application, implementation and more.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for the following personnel in manufacturing, quality engineering and validation:

  • Transportation and Logistic Managers
  • Transportation and Logistic Technicians
  • Packaging engineers

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of thermal covers used in Passive Thermal Protection Systems (PTPS)
  • Describe engineering principles of how PTPS works
  • Compare and contrast PTPS capabilities and limitations as it relates to the different classifications of Pharma products
  • Evaluate the steps and considerations for system qualification
  • Develop a Passive Thermal Protection program for various shipping modes
  • Implement a Re-cycle/Re-use program



On or Before October 29, 2018

After October 29, 2018


On or Before October 29, 2018

After October 29, 2018

Government/Health Authority/Academic


All rates in US Dollars. REFUND FOR COURSES: If your written request is received by November 13, 2018, you will receive a full refund less a $200 processing fee. After that time, no refunds will be approved. COURSE CANCELLATION: PDA reserves the right to modify the material or instructors without notice, or to cancel an event. If an event must be cancelled, registrants will be notified by PDA as soon as possible and will receive a full refund. PDA will not be responsible for airfare penalties or other costs incurred due to cancellation. For more details, contact PDA at or +1 (301) 656-5900.

General Course Information

Please arrive at the course location approximately thirty minutes before the start of the course to sign in. Please be sure to bring your confirmation letter as proof of registration. PDA will not allow persons to attend a course without payment, or guarantee of payment.

Breakfast will be served thirty minutes before the class begins. Lunch will be provided between 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


The course will be held at:

PDA Training and Research Institute
Bethesda Towers
4350 East West Highway, Suite 110
Bethesda, MD 20814 USA

Recommended Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda
7301 Waverly Street | Bethesda, MD 20814 | 0.3 miles from PDA
(301) 654-8111


For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Ko
Senior Manager, Lecture Education
Tel: +1 (301) 656-5900 x151

Peter Mirabella, Vice President of Technical Services, QProducts and Services

Continuing Education for Pharmacists

ACPE PDA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants may sign up to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credits. To do so, participants must sign in at the beginning of the program, submit the provided evaluation forms and mail the CPE credit request to the address stated on the form. Attendees must be present at the full event to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education credit, which will be awarded as follows:

PDA #545 | ACPE #0116-0000-18-010-L04-P | 0.6 CEUs
Type of Activity: Application

Continuing Education for Professional Engineers

New Jersey

PDA is an approved provider by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to offer courses to New Jersey Professional Engineers for Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credit. Following the full participation in this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment specifying the number of CPC credits that may be awarded. This certificate can be submitted as verification of completion to the Board for license renewal.

The credit value of this course is 6 CPC credits.

North Carolina

PDA is recognized by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors as an Approved Sponsor of Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) activities for Professional Engineers licensed by North Carolina. To receive a Certificate of Accomplishment specifying the number of Professional Development Hours (PDHs) that may be awarded, course participants must request the North Carolina Board of Examiners evaluation form from PDA staff. This form must be completed onsite at the conclusion of the course and returned to PDA staff.

The credit value of this course is 6 PDHs.

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