About HcPIE

The Healthcare Packaging Immersion Experience is a unique educational event which brings together medical device packaging professionals and healthcare practitioners in a state-of-the-art healthcare simulation facility at Michigan State University.

MSU is the only university in the world that brings together the Colleges of Human Medicine, Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine and Veterinary Medicine on one campus. The new Learning and Assessment Center (LAC) at MSU is a result of the collaborative vision of these colleges. This unique multi-college organization allows for better efficiency, new cross-college collaborations and the opportunity to model aspects of team care so important to achieving optimal patient outcomes and improving our healthcare system.

The Healthcare Packaging Immersion Experience is a collaboration between the LAC (Human Medicine, Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine, Veterinary Medicine), MSU's world renowned School of Packaging, and a distinguished panel of experts from across the medical packaging industry.

You will witness a simulated surgery, including the preparation of the operating room and medical device, an emergency department trauma event and (new this year) an obstetrics event that occurs in the back of an ambulance. Following the simulations, you and the other senior level packaging professionals will have a facilitated roundtable discussion with the doctors, nurses and paramedics to analyze the performance of the packaging in these contrasting environments.

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