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Title: Workshop on Characterization of Fiber-based Scaffolds
Dates: Friday August 10 2018
Location: Technology Center Auditorium; Manchester, NH
The Workshop on Characterization of Fiber-Based Scaffolds will be held Friday, August 10, 2018 from 9:00am – 6:00pm at the Technology Center located at 400 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH. This workshop is jointly sponsored by ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, and ARMI l BioFabUSA, with participation from the Standards Coordinating Body.
At a 2013 ASTM Workshop on Standards and Measurements for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, it was determined that the major measurement needs were 1) structural, 2) mechanical and 3) biological (Simon et al. J Biomed Mater Res: Part B, 103B, 949-959, 2015). This upcoming workshop will delve more deeply into these issues and focus on a particular type of scaffold, fiber-based scaffolds. Fiber-based scaffolds are being advanced in tissue engineering for a wide variety of applications. The workshop will focus on fiber-based scaffold characterization including batch to batch variability, measurement validation and release criteria.
Abstracts for Laptop Presentation
The organizing committee is soliciting abstracts for laptop presentation only. The laptops will be displayed on tables in the back of the workshop room. Posters will not be permitted.
In order to be considered for a laptop presentation, abstracts must:
Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the presentations suitability for this workshop.
A more detailed technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names) will be posted on the ASTM website by in late July.
Online registration is now open and closes August 3, 2018. The fees to attend this workshop are listed below. Please note that the fees include a boxed lunch.
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 Symposia Operations at email@example.com or 610-832-9568.
If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Tessa Sulkes in Symposia Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 610-832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at email@example.com or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).
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Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.8 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 Chairperson Carl Simon, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 301-975-8574.
Manchester Downtown Hotel (A block of rooms will be held for ASTM at this hotel through Friday, July 13, 2018, or until the block sells out.)
Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown
Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT)
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
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”.