F04 Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices


    About the Event

    The Workshop on Medical Device Standards Utilizing Computational Modeling will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Sponsored by ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, the workshop will be held at the Marriott Marquis Houston in Houston, TX, in conjunction with the November standards development meetings of the committee.

    Objective

    The purpose of the workshop is to continue development of a path forward for Committee F04 standards that are principally based on computational methods (e.g. finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics). A number of computational standards exist, and there are a number of active work items related to computational methods, that span multiple subcommittees within F04. With these standards, as well as the recently published ASME V&V40 standard on computational modeling of devices, it is expected that utilization of computational methods in support of medical device development will increase. There is value in ensuring a degree of harmonization of these efforts within ASTM F04 and ASME V&V40. The intent of this workshop is to bring together thought leaders in the medical device modeling and standardization communities to review existing modeling-based standards including the motivation behind their development and current state of their usage, identify common challenges to creation, adoption and/or usage of modeling-based standards, and further develop a strategy for F04 standards in this space in the future.

    Technical Program

    To view the technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names), click Technical Program.


    Registration Information

    Online registration is now open and closes October 30, 2019. The fees for this workshop are listed below.

    All attendees – All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, must register for this event. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register at the ASTM registration desk before attending the workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk to pick up their name badge prior to entering the workshop.

    Students – A student's fee is waived, provided he or 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.

    Cancellations – 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 symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9698.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org, Tel: 610-832-9698, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    Online On Site
    ASTM Member Fee100.00150.00
    Non-Member Fee125.00175.00
    Presenter FeeWaivedWaived
    Student FeeWaivedWaived

    Continuing Education Units

    Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and submit it to an ASTM staff member on site. You must be registered and have attended the entire workshop in order to receive the CEU’s. 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 Co-Chairs:


    Hotel Information

    All meetings will be held at the Marriott Marquis Houston, 1777 Walker Street, Houston, TX, 77010.

    Hotel Reservations: Staying at our contracted Hotel is important to ASTM International and ultimately to you as an ASTM member. When you stay outside of the official ASTM International guest room block, ASTM is charged a penalty fee when our contractual guest room commitment is not realized. Please support ASTM by reserving your sleeping room at our official hotel.

    Reservations may be made via the hotel's online reservation system at The Marriott Marquis Houston Reservations.

    Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel directly at (713)-654-1777 or 1-(800) 228-9290. One night's room and tax deposit is required to confirm a reservation.

    The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than October 4th 2019. The ASTM rate is $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 deposit of one night's room and tax or a major credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.


    The ASTM Group Rate Includes:

    • In-room guest internet
    • Complimentary access to the fitness center
    • 10% Off self-parking for registered hotel guests' in the ASTM Group Block
    • 10% Off spa services for ASTM attendees
    • 10% Off food purchases in the hotel dining outlets for ASTM attendees, with proper badge. (Not applicable for alcoholic beverages)

    The Marriott Marquis Houston has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Marriott Marquis Houston Government Reservations . You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.

    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.

    INTERNET: The Marriott Marquis Houston offers a complimentary basic wireless connection in the guest rooms with the ASTM group rate.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At The Marriott Marquis Houston, notice of cancellation must be received 72 hours prior to day of arrival, in order to avoid a charge.

    ASTM MEMBERS WORK AREA: ASTM will provide computers with internet connections. This area will also be wireless for your laptop computer. You may visit the ASTM website, apply or renew your membership, order publications or check your email. The complimentary wireless service is limited to the members' work area and the meeting rooms.


    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 Houston TX. The average temperatures in November range from a high of 73 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 52 degrees Fahrenheit.


    Standards Development Meetings

    Schedules for the November 2019 meetings of Committee F04 will be posted on the ASTM website in mid-August or contact the ASTM Staff Manager, Kate Chalfin at kchalfin@astm.org or Tel: 610-832-92717.


    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 about future F04 meetings, please visit F04 Future Meetings.


    Miscellaneous

    Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Houston Marriott Marquis is in compliance with ADA standards.


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