Symposium on Modularity and Tapers in Total Joint Replacement Devices

    Dates: Monday November 10 2014

    Location: Sheraton New Orleans New Orleans, LA

    Sponsored by: F04 Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices

    Deadline for Abstract Submittal: Monday September 01 2014

    About the Event

    Papers are invited for a Symposium on Modularity and Tapers in Total Joint Replacement Devices to be held Monday November 10, 2014. Sponsored by ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, the symposium will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with the November standards development meetings of Committee.

    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

    Abstracts and papers relevant to these topics are requested.

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    Abstract Submittal

    To participate in the symposium, presenters/authors must submit online the Abstract Submittal Form and attach a 250-300 word preliminary abstract no later than September 1, 2014. Scroll to the top of the page to "Go to Abstract Submittal Form". To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database system, please email stating that your abstract was submitted.

    The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. Symposium Co-Chairmen will notify you via postal mail by September 8, 2014 of your paper's acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the presenter/author will be requested to submit a final camera-ready abstract several months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in an abstract booklet at the symposium.


    Symposium presenters are required to submit their papers to the Selected Technical Paper (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors' instructions via email only. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than November 1, 2014 at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost.

    ASTM publishes individual paper(s) in the online STP as they are finalized ASTM also publishes a printed book as a Selected Technical Papers (STP). (A minimum of ten papers is required for a printed STP.) Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

    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,
    Jack Lemons, Ph.D.A. Seth Greenwald, D. Phil (Oxon)
    University of Alabama- BirminghamOrthopaedic Research Laboratories
    School of DentistryCleveland, OH, USA
    Birmingham, AL,