Title: Workshop on Accelerated Aging Methods and Testing Techniques for Medical Devices
Dates: Tuesday May 14 2019
Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel; Denver, CO
Event Name: May 2019 Committee Week
Abstracts for presentation are invited for the Workshop on Accelerated Aging Methods and Testing Techniques for Medical Devices to be held from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. This workshop is sponsored by ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices and will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver, CO, in conjunction with the May standards development meetings of the committee.
Objective and Scope
The purpose of this workshop is to identify areas where standardization of protocols and limits are needed to determine the response of polymeric, ceramic, and metallic devices and their materials of construction to shelf storage and in vivo environments in an accelerated fashion.
Researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts describing their work in accelerated aging protocols, testing techniques to assess the effects of accelerated aging, and simulation environments that provide an estimation of the response of a material or device to both shelf storage and to an in vivo environment.
Please submit your 300-word abstract pertaining to the above topics to Workshop Chairman Stephen Spiegelberg at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 25, 2019.
Online registration is now open and closes May 8, 2019. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below.
All Attendees – 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.
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.
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 Symposia Operations at email@example.com or 610-832-9568.
If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 610-832-9568, or ASTM Technical Support at email@example.com or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).
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Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Chairman Stephen Spiegelberg, Cambridge Polymer Group, Boston, MA, USA, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 617-629-4400 or Jon Moseley, Wright Medical, Memphis, TN, USA, Email: email@example.com, Phone: 901-409-1901
All meetings will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202.
Hotel Reservations: Staying at our contracted hotel is important to ASTM, to the destination where we are holding this meeting, and ultimately to you as an ASTM member. When you book a hotel outside of the block, and a contracted room goes unsold, we must pay penalty fees to the hotel. Please support ASTM by reserving your sleeping room at our official hotel. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Sheraton Denver Downtown Reservations.
Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at 1-888-627-8405 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate). If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, please call the hotel directly.
The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than April 12th, 2019. ASTM rates are $199 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.
The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $163. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Sheraton Government Reservations. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.
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CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, notice of cancellation must be received before end of business day (5pm) prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge. Failure to do so will incur a penalty equal to the cost of one night's room and tax.
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The hotel is located approximately 24.0 miles/30-35 minutes from the Denver International Airport. The hotel's phone number is (303)-893-3333 and the general fax number is (303)-626-2543. The website for the hotel is Sheraton Downtown Denver.
AIRPORT TRANSPORT SERVICE:Transportation to and from the Denver International Airport is available by Taxi service. Please visit Denver International Airport Transportation for more information. Taxis cost approximately $55 one way.
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PARKING: Valet parking is avaiable for a rate of $49 daily. Self-parking is also available for a rate of $41 daily.
Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Denver. The average temperatures in May range from a high of 72 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 44 degrees Fahrenheit.
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 about future F04 meetings, please visit F04 Future Meetings.
Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is in compliance with ADA standards.