F04 Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices

    Title: Symposium on Beyond the Implant: Retrieval Analysis Methods for Implant Surveilance

    Dates: Tuesday May 09 2017

    Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto; Toronto, ON

    Event Name: May 2017 Committee Week

    About The Event

    Registration Information

    Continuing Education Units

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Hotel Information

    Standards Development Meetings

    Future Meeting Dates


    About the Event

    Symposium on Beyond the Implant: Retrieval Analysis Methods for Implant Surveillance symposium to be held May 9, 2017. Sponsored by ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and surgical Materials and Devices, the symposium will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto, ON, Canada, in conjunction with the May standards development meetings of Committee F04.

    Objectives
    The purpose of this symposium is to present and discuss current and new analysis techniques to improve upon the knowledge we can obtain from retrieval analysis of orthopedic implants. As a follow up to the successful workshop which took place in November 2015, this symposium will aim to bring to light the current state of standards and techniques utilized in the field as well as to compare these techniques to other new investigative methods. New techniques to analyze host factors that are significant to success of devices both locally and systemically will also be discussed.

    Topics to be focused upon will include:

      1. Analysis Methods Pertaining to Metallic Implants
      2. Analysis Methods Pertaining to Bearings
      3. Analyzing the Local and Systemic Aspects of the Host
      4. Analysis Methods for Modular Connections

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    Registration Information

    Online registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the symposium and closes May 3, 2017. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below.

    Please note that all symposium registration fees are listed in US Dollars.

    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 10 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Kelly Dennison at symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9568.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Kelly Dennison in Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org Tel: 610-832-9568, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    OnlineOn Site
    ASTM Member Fee225.00250.00
    Non-Member Fee250.00275.00
    Presenter Fee Waived Waived
    Student Fee Waived Waived

    Continuing Education Units

    Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.70 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.


    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Co-Chairmen William Mihalko, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, USA, Email: wmihalko@campbellclinic.com, Tel: 901-448-5880; Jack. Lemons, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA, Email: jlemons@uab.edu, Tel: 205-934-9206; A. Seth Greenwald, Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Cleveland, OH, USA, Email: seth@orl- inc.com, Tel: 216-523-7004; or Steve Kurtz, Exponent Inc., Philadelphia, PA, USA, Email: skurtz@exponent.com, Tel: 215-594-8851.


    Hotel Information

    ASTM MAY 2017 COMMITTEE WEEK RESERVATION LINK
    SHERATON CENTRE TORONTO, May 7-12, 2017
    CURRENCY EXCHANGE INFORMATION
    Please note that when booking your room for May Committee Week in Toronto, the ASTM rate is confirmed at $252 in Canadian Dollars for traditional rooms, which equals to approximately $188 in US Dollars. There will be a slight variance to the actual amount charged on credit card statements due to the daily exchange rate fluctuations according to your local bank or Credit Card Company.
    ASTM May 2017 Committee Week Reservation Link:


    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committee is posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/F04 .htm or contact ASTM staff manager ,Kate Chalfin email: kchalfin@astm.org tel: 610-832-9717


    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 page listed immediately above, and click on "Future Meetings".


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