PDA Letter Article

The14th Parenteral Packaging Conference

by Philippe Lauwers, Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions

On behalf of the scientific planning committee, it is a pleasure to extend a warm welcome to the 14th PDA 2024 Parenteral Packaging Conference hosted by the PDA on April 23-24.

Building on the success of the PDA Parenteral Packaging Conferences in Basel (2022) and Venice (2023), we are thrilled to bring the 2024 edition to the captivating city of Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference's overarching theme, "Navigating Complexity: Quality, Innovation, and Supply Chain Resilience in Packaging," sets the stage for insightful discussions and explorations into the evolving landscape of parenteral packaging.

An exploded view of a medicine bottle in a vector illustration using bands of bright yellow, orange, teal, magenta against a gradient field of teal and emerald green

Throughout the conference, we will delve into crucial topics such as Container Closure Integrity and deep cold storage, innovation in packaging technologies, and the imperative need for supply chain resilience. Additional agenda topics include regulatory updates, interactions between drugs and primary containers, sustainability, and many more.

To highlight the fact that patients are at the center of everything we do, we are proud to announce that a patient perspective will be provided during the opening plenary talk of the Parenteral Packaging Conference.

This conference has a lot to offer for all individuals, starting with the exciting presentations. Do you want to get more insight regarding container closure integrity testing? Session 1, Track B, will delve into innovative tools and real-world case studies, aiming to construct a robust, scientifically driven dataset that bolsters an effective container closure integrity control strategy. Maybe you want to learn more about the risks and problems counterfeit drug products have. Session 2, Track B, will discuss strategies and platforms for tracking medical devices and medicines that ensure safe delivery to patients.

Now, beyond the insightful presentations in plenary and parallel tracks, the conference offers dynamic features such as guided poster walks, tech talk sessions, an exhibition, and networking events. These opportunities aim to foster meaningful connections and facilitate discussions among peers and industry leaders.

Nestled in the scenic city of Copenhagen, renowned for its rich history and cultural allure, we anticipate a collaborative and inspiring atmosphere during these two days. Your dedication to advancing the field of parenteral packaging is integral to the success of this conference. We express our gratitude for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you to Copenhagen for an event that promises to be both enlightening and enjoyable.