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Event Name: May 2014 Committee Week
A Workshop on The Use of Additives in Biomedical Polymers will be held Tuesday May 6, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm. Sponsored by ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, the workshop will be held at the Sheraton Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in conjunction with the May standards development meetings of Committee.
This workshop is intended to elicit discussion on the benefits, potential hazards, testing, regulatory considerations, and opportunities for standard activities related to intentionally incorporated additives in biomedical polymers. The topic of antioxidant stabilizers for highly cross-linked UHMWPE will be excluded because of previous workshops dealing with that topic.
A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names) will be posted on the ASTM website by early March.
Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the workshop and closes April 30, 2014. The fees to attend this workshop are listed below.
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 workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at workshop.
A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-832-9677.
If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at email@example.com, Tel: 610-832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).
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Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the workshop, 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 workshop.
Additional information about the workshop is available from workshop Co-Chairmen:
Jon Moseley, Wright Medical Tech Inc, Arlington, TN, Email: email@example.com, tel: 901-867-4414
Stephen Spiegelberg, Cambridge Polymer Group Inc, Boston, MA, Email: Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 617-629-4400
Hany Demian, US Hss Phs FDA – Office of Device, Silver Spring, MD, Email: email@example.com, tel: 301-796-6420 and
Boopathy Dhanapal, Zimmer Gmbh, Winterthur, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: + 41 52 262 51 49.
All meetings will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9. Reservations may be made via our reservation link Reservation at the Sheraton Centre Toronto
Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the Sheraton Centre at 1-800-325-3535 (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 April 4, 2014. ASTM rates are $175 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.
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 Centre 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 Centre, notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to arrival date.
The Sheraton Centre is located approximately 17 miles from the Pearson International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 416-361-1000 and the general fax number is 416-947-4854. The website for the hotel is Sheraton Centre Toronto Information.
For information on the city of Toronto, visit the Toronto Convention and Visitors Bureau website at: Toronto Convention and Visitors Bureau.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Airport Express Shuttle is available at the baggage claim terminal. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes at a cost of $23.95 one way and $40.00 round trip. Taxis cost approximately $58.
PARKING: Valet parking is $48.00 per night and self parking is $15.00 (day rate at city hall).
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 email@example.com or tel: 610-832-9720.
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 page listed immediately above, and click on "Future Meetings".