Symposia / General Information

F04 Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices
Event Name: May 2012 Committee Week
Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.

ABOUT THE EVENT

A Symposium on Metal-On-Metal Total Hip Replacement Devices will be held Tuesday May 8, 2012. Sponsored by ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, the symposium will be held at the Sheraton in Phoenix, AZ in conjunction with the May 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 MoM hip replacement devices. The main focus of this Symposium is to address unmet standardization needs and to help establish best testing practices in the four following areas:

  • Characterization of Adverse Local Tissue Reactions
  • Wear/Corrosion: Metallic Product Measurement in Fluid and Tissue Samples
  • Analyses of Retrieved MoM Implants
  • In Vitro Testing of MoM Implants under Adverse Conditions

The language of the symposium will be English.

TECHNICAL PROGRAM

To view the technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names), click on http://myastm.astm.org/MEETINGS/SYMPOSIAPROGRAMS/F04ID2037.pdf.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes May 2, 2012. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:
-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, but does not include the STP described above.

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).

 

Online

On Site

ASTM Member Fee
Non-Member Fee
Presenter Fee
Session Chair
Student Fee
$270.00
$295.00
Waived
Waived
Waived
$295.00
$320.00
Waived
Waived
Waived

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.

TECHNICAL CHAIR CONTACT INFORMATION

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

Steven M. Kurtz, Ph.D.
Exponent Inc
Philadelphia, PA
Email:skurtz@exponent.com, Tel: 215-594-8851

A. Seth Greenwald, D.Phil.(Oxon)
Orthopaedic Research Laboratories
Cleveland, OH
Email: seth@orl-inc.com, Tel: 216-523-7004

William H Mihalko, MD, Ph.D.
Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics
Collierville, TN
Email: wmihalko@campbellclinic.com, Tel: 901-759-5512

Jack E. Lemons, Ph.D.
University of Alabama- Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Email: jack.lemons@ortho.uab.edu, Tel: 205-934-9206

HOTEL INFORMATION

All meetings will be held at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 3401 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Reservations may be made by telephoning the hotel at 866-837-4213. To make your hotel reservation online, visit Reservation at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation call the hotel directly at 602-262-2500.

Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than March 31, 2012. ASTM rates are $160 single/double plus 13.7% tax (you must mention ASTM in order to receive a group rate). 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 Phoenix Downtown Hotel has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $128.

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: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

CONFIRMATION NOTICES: The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel Reservation Center will provide you with a confirmation number.

CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to arrival date.

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

INTERNET: The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel has wired and wireless high speed internet access in guest rooms at $12.95 per day.

TRANSPORTATION AND DIRECTIONS

The hotel is located approximately 5 miles/10 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 602-262-2500 and the general fax number is 602-262-2501. The web site for the hotel is Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel Information

For information on the city of Phoenix, visit the Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at: Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Arizona Airport Express is available at the baggage claim terminal. The phone number for the shuttle service is 602-788-333. The cost is $20 for one person and $3.00 additional per person one way. Taxis cost approximately $30.

PARKING: Overnight parking is available at $25 for valet and $17 self parking with in and out privileges.

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".