In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and our priority for the health and welfare of our members and staff, ASTM International has decided that it is inadvisable and impractical to hold the April Committee Week in Boston.

    Staff managers will be contacting committee leaders to plan alternatives for conducting committee business. For any committees that collected money for events, ASTM will work to issue refunds as necessary. Attendees are responsible for cancelling hotel reservations. If you are staying at the Boston Marriott Copley Hotel, you will receive an email from them to facilitate cancelling your reservation. If you are staying at another hotel, you must contact them directly to cancel.

    Looking forward, we will rely on these and other relevant criteria and input points to assess the status of future scheduled ASTM meetings and events. Please consult our meeting webpage for the most up-to-date information. Thank you for your understanding and continued commitment to ASTM International.

    In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and our priority for the health and welfare of our members and staff, ASTM International has decided that it is inadvisable and impractical to hold the committee meetings in Prague on April 27-May 1. The decision was based on several factors, including, but not limited to:

    • Continued review of information and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other governmental bodies.
    • Input from our members whose organizations are increasingly concerned with travel and the large gathering in Prague.
    • Watching the expanding trajectory of the coronavirus.

    Staff managers will be contacting committee leaders to plan alternatives for conducting committee business. For any committees that collected money for events, ASTM will work to issue refunds as necessary. Attendees are responsible for cancelling their own hotel reservations.

    Looking forward, we will rely on these and other relevant criteria and input points to assess the status of future scheduled ASTM meetings and events. Please consult our meeting webpage for the most up-to-date information. Thank you for your understanding and continued commitment to ASTM International.

    UPDATE 3/23/20: In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and ongoing safety concerns for members and staff, ASTM International announced today that all previously scheduled in-person May standards development meetings (including independent meetings) have been canceled.

    Earlier this month, ASTM International announced the cancellation of all April in-person meetings.These decisions were based on several factors, including, but not limited to:

    • Continued review of information and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and other governmental bodies
    • Input from ASTM International members whose organizations are increasingly concerned with travel
    • Monitoring the expanding trajectory of the coronavirus.

    Staff managers are contacting committee leaders to plan alternatives for conducting committee business. For any committees that collected money for events, ASTM will work to issue refunds as necessary. Sleeping room reservations made in the ASTM Group Block for the April and May 2020 Committee Weeks will automatically be cancelled by the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Attendees staying at other hotels are responsible for cancelling their own hotel reservations.
    Looking forward, ASTM International will rely on these and other relevant criteria and input points to assess the status of ASTM’s standards development meetings in June.

    CANCELED EU April 2020 Committee Week

    April 27 - 01, 2020

    Prague Marriott Hotel

    Prague, Czech Republic,


    PRE-MEETING CHECKLIST

    Registration:

    Pre-register for Committee(s) Meeting(s) - There is no fee to attend an ASTM Meeting but registration is required (note: meeting registration only, contact hotel for accommodations).
    • Pre-registration on the ASTM website saves you time so you can go directly to the pre-registration counters on-site for badge retrieval
    • Pay in advance online for committee activity fees and/or food events to avoid paying on-site
    • If you're unable to register prior to the meeting, registration and payment of fees/events are available on-site

    Technical Meeting Preparation:

    Register for Symposium/Workshop
    Review the prior meeting minutes for current committee activities
    Review Ballot Closing Reports, especially those in which you have a particular interest
    Review posted meeting agendas
    Download material in preparation for the meeting
    • My Schedule (Customize your schedule in an Excel file, highlighting meetings you would like to attend; can be used for multiple committees)
    • MyMeetingsMaterial (Compile a ZIP File of your agendas, minutes, ballot items, closing reports and schedules

    Additional Member Resources:

    Review Online Training Modules offered prior to the meeting, these can be found on the ASTM Website at this link: www.astm.org/MEMBER_TRAINING
    • Plan to attend Committee Week Training Modules conducted by ASTM Staff
    • Check with your committee's leadership for committee specific training offered during the meeting

    If you need copies made for your meeting or AV support, contact your Staff Manager four weeks prior to the meeting

    Suggestions:

    Invite a colleague to attend the meeting
    Contact your Staff Manager with any questions you may have.

    COMMITTEE SCHEDULE AND MEETING INFORMATION

    COMMITTEESDATESSTAFF MANAGERPHONE
    (610) 832-
    E55 on Manufacture of Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Products (28-30)Travis Murdock(9826)
    F02 on Primary Barrier Packaging (29-30)Jimmy Farrell(9661)
    F44 on General Aviation Aircraft (27-01)Joe Koury(9804)
    G04 on Compatibility and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen Enriched Atmospheres (27-30)Kristy Straiton(9640)
    • E55 on Manufacture of Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Products
      Dates: (28-30)
      Staff Manager: Travis Murdock
      Phone: (610) 832-9826
    • F02 on Primary Barrier Packaging
      Dates: (29-30)
      Staff Manager: Jimmy Farrell
      Phone: (610) 832-9661
    • F44 on General Aviation Aircraft
      Dates: (27-01)
      Staff Manager: Joe Koury
      Phone: (610) 832-9804
    • G04 on Compatibility and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen Enriched Atmospheres
      Dates: (27-30)
      Staff Manager: Kristy Straiton
      Phone: (610) 832-9640

    SYMPOSIA AND WORKSHOPS

    To access the symposia/workshops/seminar objectives, registration fee information, and online registration, click on the title of the event below. You may also register online to attend a symposium or workshop at the "Register" link above.

    Workshop on Post-Impact Conditions (Monday) (Sponsored by Committee F44).

    15th International Symposium on Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres (Wednesday-Thursday) (Sponsored by Committee G04).

    If you have questions regarding only the symposium/workshop registration contact the Symposia Department: symposia@astm.org at 610-832-9698.


    ASTM TRAINING SESSIONS

    ASTM staff will provide a training session to educate and assist officers, members and non-members of ASTM committees. The following topic will be discussed:

  • Balloting and Handling of Negative Votes (Wednesday) 12:00pm-1:00pm

    This session will inform members on how to effectively move documents through the ASTM balloting process, from initiating a subcommittee ballot through main committee and Society review. A review of the role of COS (Committee on Standards) is included. In addition, learn to get positive results from negative votes! Special focus on the procedural handling of negative votes throughout the balloting process.

  • Refreshments will be available at all training sessions.


    PREREGISTRATION

    We ask all attendees to preregister for this meeting. The registration information significantly assists us in preparations for the meeting.

    The cut-off for preregistration is April 22, 2020.

    Please click on the highlighted "Register Now" button above.


    HOTEL INFORMATION

    A block of rooms has been reserved:

    Prague Marriott Hotel
    V Celnici 8
    Prague, 110 00, Czech Republic
    +420 222 888 888

    Cut-Off Date: March 23, 2020, or when the ASTM block is full.
    ASTM Rate: CZK 4950, plus tax

    To make your reservation please call +420 2 2288 8822 mentioning group code TIBTIBA.

    To make your reservation online, please visit: Prague Marriott Hotel Reservations

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At Prague Marriott Hotel cancelling your room 07-14 days prior will incur a 01 night charge; cancelling less than 07 days prior will incur a charge of your full stay.

    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.


    TRANSPORTATION AND LOCAL INFORMATION

    The hotel is located approximately 15.4 kilometers or 9 miles/24 minutes from the Václav Havel Airport Prague. The hotel's phone number is +420 222 888 888 and the general fax number is +420 222 888 889. The website for the hotel is Prague Marriott Hotel.

    For information on the city of Prague, visit the Prague Offical Tourist Website at Prague.eu.

    AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Taxi Service fares are estimated at CZK 990 (one way) and are located in the arrival halls of Terminal 1 and 2. The arrival points are marked in front of the arrival halls. Taxi Services available are FIX TAXI and Taxi Prague. For more information please visit, Airport Shuttle.


    ACTIVITY FEES

    Several ASTM committees collect a voluntary fee to support activities associated within the committee such as awards, social events, etc. Each committee determines the amount and encourages your contribution. The activity fee can be paid online in advance on the preregistration page. This voluntary contribution is not an ASTM International society fee.


    MISCELLANEOUS

    Thank you for payment of an activity fee, special event fee, or symposia fee during your ASTM International meeting registration.

    Please see the policies below for refunds.

    ACTIVITY FEE: Activity Fees are a voluntary contribution to that committee, in the event you need a refund, please request by emailing meetings@astm.org. Due to the voluntary nature of this fee you may request a refund up to the last day of the event. You will see a refund on your credit card statement within 5 to 10 business days.

    SPECIAL EVENT FEE: For a special event fee, which may include banquet functions or committee activity such as; dinner, reception, lunch, or tours. All refunds must be requested within five (5) business days prior to the event. The refund will appear on your credit card within 5-10 business days.

    SYMPOSIA REFUND: A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the workshop.

    If you have more questions, feel free to contact our meetings or symposia teams at meetings@astm.org or at symposia@astm.org.


    Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The hotel is following ADA standards.


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    Questions concerning general registration, accommodations, travel, hotel, logistics, etc. contact the ASTM Meetings Department at meetings@astm.org.