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Pharmaceutical Packaging, Labelling and Artwork Origination Training Course

This course has been designed to present a number of important developments in pharmaceutical packaging and labelling from regulations, standardisation and technology to innovation and artwork origination.

★★★★★ "Professional, detailed and relevant. Up to date and pitched at the right level"

12-13 Dec 2022

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  • Format: Live online
  • CPD: 12 hours for your records
  • Certificate of completion

Course overview

This seminar has been designed to present a number of important developments in pharmaceutical packaging and labelling regulations, standardisation, technology, innovation and artwork origination. The importance of packaging and labelling trends to improve patient safety and compliance and increase efficiency will be a particular focus of this event. New technologies and packaging innovations will be discussed and examples and case studies will be illustrated.

Why you should attend

Benefits in Attending:

  • Gain an update on current regulatory issues and packaging changes
  • Comply with the Falsified Medicines Directive
  • Discover the latest anti-counterfeiting strategies
  • Hear about tamper verification features for medicinal packaging
  • Discuss country specific ways to serialisation
  • Access key opinion leaders in packaging and labelling for the pharmaceutical industry
  • Hear the latest trends in packaging design and development
  • Understand how good design makes safer medicines
  • Gain an understanding of artwork asset management
  • Plan your packaging design to meet patient needs
  • Participate in practical round table discussions and workshops

Who should attend?

This conference will be of benefit to all those working in the following areas:-
  • Artwork/Origination
  • Packaging Technology
  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • Good Manufacturing
  • Purchasing
  • Practice
  • Quality Assurance /Control
  • Logistics
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Packing/Design/Labelling
  • Technical Writing

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The Pharmaceutical Packaging, Labelling and Artwork Origination course will cover:

Current regulatory issues and packaging changes

  • Labelling for safety
  • Falsified Medicines Directive and the delegate acts – implementation for the UK
  • Information provision for the 21st Century – the “shortcomings” report and where next

Challenges facing the industry and future trends and developments

  • What is happening in this fast moving field?
  • The Falsified Medicines Directives requirements in practice
  • Key industry trends in commercial packaging
  • Innovative packaging solutions
  • Patient compliance and safety
  • Visibility and control within the supply chain

Round table workshop on key issues – Falsified Medicines Directive: complying with the regulations

Solutions to optimise your end-to-end artwork process

  • The drivers of change in the packaging supply chain
  • Controlling a global artwork process to ensure efficiency and transparency
  • Implementing a GMP compliant artwork process
  • Vendor selection, managing outsourcing and developing long term business partnerships
  • Identifying how asset management and workflow techniques improve effectiveness

Artwork and labelling fitness assessment

  • Ability, agility and stability – how do you measure up?
  • Discover how to benchmark yourself against the best

CMO - artwork case study: How to control and rationalise your packaging

Artwork design: layout changes due to serialisation, tamper evidence and antifraud – best practice

  • Technical and graphical changes to printed packaging materials
  • Implementation of serialisation requirements into artwork
  • Tamper evidence and artwork creation
  • Integration of anti-counterfeiting features into artwork
  • Conclusions/recommendations for the practice

Smart packaging: a medium for communication and patient benefit

  • Packaging, the patient and business interface
  • How to improve communication to patients
  • Smart technology: utilise packaging for smart outcomes

Patient needs and requirements: packaging solutions for patient-compliant packaging

  • Why is there a need for patient-compliant packaging?
  • Concept of patient-compliant packaging – how to improve patient compliance
  • Structural and technical design of folding boxes
  • Artwork design and layout of medicinal product packaging
  • Logistical and technical optimisation of packaging for medicinal products
  • Case studies and practical examples

What is medication non-adherence?

  • The global impact and manufacturer challenges of medication non-adherence
  • Patient-centric approach to medication adherence and real-world data to support
  • The adherence market from a clinical/commercial perspective
  • Regulatory requirements – child resistance and senior-friendly (North America). Why should the EU be any different?
  • Driving innovation to improve patient behaviour and support medication adherence

Round table workshop: patient needs and solutions

Patient adherence – case study: how to make a real and tangible difference to the patient through improved adherence

  • Using a patient-centric adherence approach
  • Insights to implementation
  • Unmet needs and solutions
  • ‘Connected’ packaging and apps
  • End-to-end healthcare packaging solutions

e-PILs – the opportunity that exists

  • The current known legislation
  • The impact on the environment….what effect do e-PILs have
  • What is the art of the possible….what can e-PILs deliver?

QMS standards and guidelines

  • ISO 9001:2015 quality management
  • ISO 13485:2016 medical devices
  • ISO 15378:2017 packaging materials
  • PS 9000:2016 packaging materials
  • Origination guidelines

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George Barrie

George Barrie is a Consultant to the Pharmaceutical Packaging Industry.
Until recently he was with Actavis where his role was to bring all elements of packaging design, regulatory requirements and production together and explore design-led solutions, thus aiding compliance and embracing forward-thinking across the packaging process and value chain. He headed up a team that provided a centralised ‘Packaging Centre of Excellent’ supplying Actavis operations globally. The team was and continues to be, driven by the philosophy of “Making Medicine Accessible”.
He started out with a background in design and subsequently moved into the print and packaging field 12 years ago where he gained broad experience working for a supplier to innovator pharmaceutical companies. Experience on both sides of the packaging value-chain has given him a unique insight into some of the key problems and solutions facing the Pharmaceutical sector.
He is an active member of a number of Pharmaceutical industry bodies and firmly believes that successful packaging design and development will be best achieved by a fully consultative process.

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Jan MacDonald

Jan MacDonald is a pharmacist by profession and is currently Group Manager for the Access, Information and Medicines Standards Group in the Vigilance and Risk Management of Medicines Division at the MHRA. She has undertaken a number of assessment and management roles within the agency. Prior to this she was principal pharmacist for quality assurance and quality control in the NHS.

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Suzanne Ivory

Suzanne Ivory joined the Perigord Group in 2005 where she currently works as the Group Quality Manager for the software development, artwork management and printing sections of the business.
She has 18 years experience as a Quality Manager implementing and managing quality systems such as ISO 9001:2008 and PS 9000 in a range of companies which service the pharmaceutical industry including Printing, Finishing, Packaging, Artwork studio’s and Software development. Suzanne is a qualified IRCA auditor for ISO 9001: 2000, ISO 14000 and PS 9000.
Over the last 3 years she was heavily involved in updating the PS9000:2011 standard which was published on the 14th September 2011. This involved working with a team of industry experts from pharmaceutical companies and suppliers to the pharmaceutical industry giving her a detailed insight into the audit requirement and best practises within the pharmaceutical packaging environment.

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Dieter Moessner

Edelmann GmbH, Heidenheim/Germany
Dieter Mößner has been working as Project Engineer Pharma and was previously a team leader in the Prepress area for Edelmann GmbH. He has been responsible for artwork services and for print data communication for the Edelmann group ( producing folding cartons, leaflets and labels for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries in 13 sites world-wide. His job is to consult customers and artwork agencies in artwork creation, print data communication and typesetting workflows.
He composed parts of the “Technical Guidelines Braille on folding cartons”, published by the German Folding Cartons Association FFI (, and the guidelines “Braille on Folding Cartons”, published by the European Carton Makers Association ECMA ( He is Convenor of CEN/TC 261/SC 5/WG 12 “Marking”. This working group at the European committee for standardisation CEN ( has created the European standard EN 15823:2010 “Braille on Packaging for Medicinal Products”. It has just recently completed the works on the creation on EN 16679 – the European standard on “Tamper verification features for medicinal product packaging”. Up to its publication in January 2013 the contents of the European standard EN 15823 had been transformed into an International standard ISO 17351 “Braille on packaging for medicinal products” within ISO/TC 122 packaging. This project has been processed within ISO/ TC 122/WG 9 “Accessible design” with Dieter Mößner / Germany as project leader.
He is also Chairman of the German working groups NA 115-03-01 AA “Braille on packaging” and “Tamper verification features for medicinal product packaging”. After six years being the Vice-chairman of the packaging standards committee NAVp ( at the German Standards Institute DIN ( he became its Chairman in March 2013.

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Book Pharmaceutical Packaging, Labelling and Artwork Origination Live online training

NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

Please contact us for pricing if you are interested in booking 5 or more delegates

12-13 Dec 2022

Live online

09:00-17:15 UK (London) (UTC+00)
10:00-18:15 Paris (UTC+01)
04:00-12:15 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 11916

  • GBP 1,099 1,299
  • EUR 1,539 1,819
  • USD 1,714 2,026

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Reviews of IPI's Pharmaceutical Packaging, Labelling and Artwork Origination training course

Very good standard of speakers as always.

Oct 23 2019

Cath Norris
Global Packaging Technologist, Norgine Ltd

Oct 23 2018

Excellent, very informative

Caroline Byrne
MDM Artwork Assistant, Servier Industries Ireland

Oct 23 2018

Speakers were well prepared.

Zeljka Davosir Klaric
Coordinator for National Procedure, Croatian Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices

Oct 23 2018

Friendly and well organised.

Andy Linney
Principal Designer , Cambridge Consultants

Oct 10 2017

Professional, detailed and relevant. Up to date and pitched at the right level

Daniel McNaught
Senior Director, EU Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Zogenix International

Oct 10 2017

Really excellent content and speakers

Martina Forristal
Quality Manager, Perigord Premedia Ltd

Oct 10 2017

Content and presentations were very interesting, speakers kept good atmosphere.

Petra Dimić
Artwork and Module 1 Specialist, Xellia d.o.o

Oct 10 2017

Very good effort!

Vasiliki Ntafi
Global Quality Manager, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

Oct 10 2017

Experienced speakers providing valuable recommendations. Helpful concrete examples

Peggy Pontabry
Regulatory Labelling Manager, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

Oct 10 2017

All very informative and well run

Rachel Barclay
Associate Director Labelling & Artwork , Norgine Ltd

Oct 10 2017

I enjoyed the conference - very informative and a good pace. It never felt like it was "dragging on".

Nick Godden
Clinigen Group plc

Oct 11 2016

A very well put together course covering the current labelling challenges facing the pharma industry in meeting the latest regulations. The speakers were all very enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and giving guidance to improve how we work in this industry. I have been on one of these courses before and think it is essential to attend every few years to keep abreast of the latest topics.

Liz Campbell
Artwork Co-ordinator, Britannia Pharmaceuticals

Oct 11 2016

Overall, I would say the presentation was good and speakers were professional and friendly

Mreena Ballah Pulton
Global Packaging Technologist, Norgine Limited

Oct 11 2016

An excellent course to broaden the mind of packaging-orientated emplyees with presentation from passionate industry-leading key figures giving me confidence that what I was being taught was the best information/opinion available

Adam Goodall
Artwork Specialist, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd

Oct 11 2016

I did enjoy the course, all speakers were great and kept the momentum going

Shelley Browning
Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer, The Boots Company PLC

Oct 11 2016

Very interesting topics

Thierry Adatte
Associate Manager, Celgene Logistics Sàrl

Oct 11 2016

Course was good and speakers very engaging

Barbara Pisano
Scientific Assessor, MHRA

Oct 11 2016

It was good, very useful and I will recommend it to our staff

Nawaf Matar AlMotairi
Saudi Food and Drug Authority

Oct 11 2016

I appreciated the limited number of participants, which allowed to have discussions within the group during the sessions as well as exchange of experience with other participants during breaks

Tamara Huber
Senior Manager, CSL Behring AG

United Kingdom

  • Abbott Laboratories Ltd
  • Actavis UK
  • Actavis UK Ltd
  • Atnahs Pharma
  • Auden McKenzie Group
  • Baxter Healthcare Ltd
  • Britannia Pharmaceuticals
  • Cambridge Consultants
  • Catalent Pharma Solutions
  • Chesapeake Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Packaging
  • Clinigen Group plc
  • Dermal Laboratories Ltd
  • Dr Reddy's Laboratories (UK) Ltd
  • Eisai Manufacturing Limited
  • European Medicines Agency
  • G-Pharm
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • GW Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • Intrapharm Laboratories Ltd
  • Martindale Pharma
  • Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  • MHRA
  • Morningside Healthcare Limited
  • MSD
  • Mylan
  • Napp Pharmaceutical Group Ltd
  • Norgine
  • Norgine Limited
  • Norgine Ltd
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe Ltd
  • Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd
  • Owen Mumford Ltd
  • Pfizer UK Group Ltd
  • Pierre Fabre Ltd
  • Sanofi
  • Shire Aqisitions
  • Shire Pharmaceutical Ltd
  • Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd
  • Teva UK Limited
  • Teva UK Ltd
  • The Boots Company PLC
  • Waymade Plc
  • Zogenix Inc
  • Zogenix International


  • Allergan
  • End to End Supply Chain Consultancy
  • Health Products Regulatory Authority
  • Horizon Pharma plc - Corporate Headquarters
  • Perigord Premedia Ltd
  • Servier (Ireland) Industries Ltd
  • Servier Industries Ireland
  • Shire Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd


  • AJ Vaccines
  • Bavarian Nordic A/S
  • LEO Pharma A/S
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Takeda Pharma A/S


  • Celgene Logistics Sàrl
  • Celgene R&D
  • CSL Behring AG
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
  • F.Hoffmann-La-Roche


  • Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of Croatia (HALMED)
  • Croatian Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices
  • Xellia d.o.o
  • Xellia Ltd


  • Merz Therapeutics GmbH
  • PSI CRO Deutschland GmbH
  • Takeda GmbH


  • Astellas Pharma Europe BV
  • Bilthoven Biologicals B.V.
  • DADA Consultancy BV


  • Bramgui électrique


  • Baxter Distribution Centre Europe


  • Orion Corporation, Orion Pharma


  • Bio-Technology General (Israel) Ltd.


  • Di Renzo SRL


  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Saudi Arabia

  • Saudi Food and Drug Authority


  • Q-Med AB

United States of America

  • Biogen Idec

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