F04 Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices

    About the Event

    Abstracts for presentation are invited for the Workshop on Antimicrobial Combination Devices to be held Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 1:00pm-5:00pm. This workshop is sponsored by ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, in conjunction with the November standards development meetings of Committee F04.

    Objective and Scope

    This workshop will discuss unmet needs regarding standards for antimicrobial combination devices including antimicrobial coatings on implants, antibiotic addition to bone cement, and antibiotic eluting devices. Other objectives include a discussion of regulatory hurdles in bringing these devices to market. Topics for this workshop include FDA regulatory issues and clinical scope and missing standards for the following three sessions: antibiotic bone cement, antimicrobial coatings on medical devices, and medical devices that elute antibiotics.

    Technical Program

    A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names) will be posted on the ASTM website in early August 2017.

    Registration Information

    Online registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the workshop and closes November 8, 2017. 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.

    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 10 business days prior to the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Tessa Sulkes in Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9677.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org Tel: 610-832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    OnlineOn Site
    ASTM Member Fee75.00100.00
    Non-Member Fee100.00125.00
    Presenter Fee Waived Waived
    Student Fee Waived Waived

    Continuing Education Units

    Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.35 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 workshop is available from Workshop Chairman Ken Urish, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Email: urishk2@upmc.edu , Tel:+1 412-736-4261 or Co-Chair William Mihalko, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, USA, Email: wmihalko@campbellclinic.com, Tel:+1 901-448-5880.

    Hotel Information

    All meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree street NE, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 30303. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Hyatt Regency Atlanta Reservations.

    Transportation and Directions

    The hotel is located approximately 12 miles/17 minutes from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The hotel's phone number is (404) 577-1234 and the general fax number is (404)460-6444. The website for the hotel is Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

    For information on the city of Atlanta, visit the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at Visit Atlanta.


  • Ground transportation to and from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is available for a fee by a variety of Shuttle, Car and Bus Services. Please visit Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Ground Transportation. Taxis cost approximately $30 one way.
  • PARKING: The hotel provides valet parking at a cost of $35 for 24hrs. There is no self-service parking available on the property.

    Dress and Weather

    Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Atlanta. The average temperatures in November range from a high of 65 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of CommitteeF04 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/F04.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, Kate Chalfin at kchalfin@astm.orgor 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”.


    Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention.


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