F04 Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices

    Title: Symposium on Modularity and Tapers in Total Joint Replacement Devices

    Dates: Monday November 10 2014

    Location: Sheraton New Orleans; New Orleans, LA

    Event Name: November 2014 Committee Week

    About The Event

    Technical Program

    Registration Information

    Continuing Education Units

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Hotel Information

    Transportation and Directions

    Standards Development Meetings

    Future Meeting Dates


    About the Event

    The Symposium on Modularity and Tapers in Total Joint Replacement Devices will be held Monday November 10, 2014. Sponsored by ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the symposium will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with the November standards development meetings of Committee.

    Objective
    The purpose of this Symposium is to provide a forum for consensus development and scientific exchange on the needs for characterization and standardized testing related to modularity and tapers used in total joint replacement devices. The main focus of this Symposium is to address unmet standardization needs and to help establish best testing practices in the following four areas:

    • Characterization of Fretting, Taper Corrosion & Associated Adverse Tissue Reactions
    • What Do Retrievals Tell Us in Total Joint Arthroplasty?
    • Contemporary & Evolving Test Methodologies
    • Design Parameters for Taper Connections in TJA

    The language of the symposium will be English.


    Technical Program

    A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names) will be posted on the ASTM website by late September.


    Registration Information

    Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes November 5, 2014. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:

    -the Monday evening reception
    -the cost of the resulting Selected Technical Papers (STP that will be sent to all symposium attendees). The STP is a printed volume of peer-reviewed symposium papers.

    Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID. The waived fee includes admission to the technical sessions only.

    All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the symposium. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.

    Cancellations
    A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at hsparks@astm.org or 610-832-9678.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at hsparks@astm.org, Tel: 610/832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    OnlineOn Site
    ASTM Member Fee300.00325.00
    Non-Member Fee325.00350.00
    Presenter FeeWaivedWaived
    Session Chair300.00325.00
    Student FeeWaivedWaived

    Continuing Education Units

    Symposium attendees interested in receiving 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the symposium, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the symposium.

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and ASTM, International. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    All faculty/presenters will need to disclose in accordance with ACCME Standard 6: Disclosures Relevant to Potential Commercial Bias:

    Standard 6.1 - An individual must disclose to learners any relevant financial relationship(s), to include the following information: The name of the individual; the name of the commercial interest(s); The nature of the relationship the person has with each commercial interest.

    Standard 6.2 - For an individual with no relevant financial relationship(s) the learner must be informed that no relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

    Standard 6.3 - The source of al support from commercial interests must be disclosed to learners. When commercial support is "in-kind" the nature of the support must be disclosed to learners.

    Standard 6.4 - 'Disclosure' must never include the use of a trade name or a product-group message.

    Standard 6.5 - A provider must disclose the above information to learners prior to the beginning of the educational activity.


    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Co-Chairmen:




    Steven Kurtz, Ph.D.William Mihalko, MD, Ph.D.
    Corporate Vice PresidentCampbell Clinic Orthopaedics
    Exponent, Inc.Memphis, TN, USA
    Philadelphia, PA, USAwmihalko@campbellclinic.com
    skurtz@exponent.com901-759-5512
    215-594-8851
    Jack Lemons, Ph.D.A. Seth Greenwald, D. Phil (Oxon)
    University of Alabama- BirminghamOrthopaedic Research Laboratories
    School of DentistryCleveland, OH, USA
    Birmingham, AL, USAseth@orl-inc.com
    jlemons@uab.edu216-523-7004
    205-934-9206


    Hotel Information

    All meetings will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130. Reservations may be made via our reservation link Registration for Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.

    Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the Sheraton New Orleans at 504-525-2500 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate).

    Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than October 10, 2014. ASTM rates are $189 single/double plus 13% tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.

    U.S. Government Rates: The Sheraton New Orleans has a limited number of rooms at the Government per diem rate of $151.

    IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.

    ADVANCE DEPOSIT: The Sheraton New Orleans requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

    CONFIRMATION NOTICES: A confirmation number is provided to you electronically once your reservation has been submitted.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton New Orleans, notice of cancellation must be received 72 hours prior to arrival date.

    Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.

    INTERNET: The Sheraton New Orleans has high speed internet access in all guestrooms at $5.95-$14.95 plus tax daily.

    Airlines Memo

    AMERICAN AIRLINES is offering a special meeting discount. The discount can be booked on-line at discount for American Airlines for American Airlines/American Eagle Airlines flights only. Enter the Promo code 85N4BI in the Promotion Code box. Itineraries involving any one word or codeshare partner airline must be booked through our Meeting Services Department at 1-800-433-1790 if calling from the US and Canada. International attendees should call their local American Airlines reservations number. The discount is valid November 7, 2014 thru November 14, 2014. Please note a $25.00 fee will apply for each ticket booked over the phone.

    UNITED AIRLINES is offering a special meeting discount. You may book online at discount for United Airlines and enter your Offer Code ZRGZ569377 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights. If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information: Agreement Code: 569377; Z Code: ZRGZ. Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone.

    DELTA AIRLINES is pleased to offer a special meeting discount. Refer to your Ticket Designator NMHRB to purchase your tickets and your negotiated discount may be applied. Reservations and ticketing is available online or by calling our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. When booking online at discount for Delta Airlines select ADVANCED SEARCH then select MEETING & EVENT TRAVEL and enter your Meeting ID - NMHRB in the box provided on the Search Flight page. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone.


    Transportation and Directions

    The Sheraton New Orleans is located approximately 15 miles/35 minutes from the Louis Armstrong International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 504-525-2500 and the general fax number is 504-595-5552. The website for the hotel is Sheraton New Orleans Information.

    For information on the city of New Orleans, visit the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau website at: New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: You may reserve a ride between the Sheraton New Orleans and Louis Armstrong International Airport through New Orleans Airport Shuttle. Rates are $20 one way/$38 roundtrip. Call 504-522-3500 for information or make reservations online at least 24 hours prior to your flight time at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel Airport Shuttle. Taxis are available outside of baggage claim and the average fare to Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is $33.

    PARKING: Valet parking service is available for the Sheraton New Orleans guests; the hotel does not offer self-parking. Vehicles are secured in a covered garage adjacent to the hotel. Due to limited space and height restrictions parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis and the hotel cannot accommodate oversized vehicles. Overnight guest rate is $38 plus tax.


    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committee F04 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/F04.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, Pat Picariello at ppicarie@astm.org or tel: 610-832-9720.


    Future Meeting Dates

    Committee F04 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web listed immediately above, and click "Future Meetings".


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