F23 Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment

    Title: Tenth Symposium on Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: Risk Reduction Through Research and Testing

    Dates: Thursday January 28 2016 - Friday January 29 2016

    Location: Grand Hyatt San Antonio; San Antonio, TX

    Event Name: January 2016 Committee Week

    About The Event

    Registration Information

    Continuing Education Units

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Hotel Information

    Transportation and Directions

    Dress and Weather

    Standards Development Meetings

    Future Meeting Dates


    About the Event

    The Tenth Symposium on Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: Risk Reduction through Research and Testing to be held January 28-29, 2016. Sponsored by ASTM Committee F23 on Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment, the symposium will be held at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas, in conjunction with the January standards development meetings of the Committee.

    Objective
    The symposium objective is to provide a forum for discussing the current state and future of the Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment Industry

    Specific objectives are to:

  • Showcase current research and advances in personal protective clothing and equipment
  • Define and discuss challenges facing those developing, testing, and using personal protective clothing and equipment
  • Promote communication and information sharing between researchers, manufacturers, users, and government agencies
  • Assess the need for new and/or revised Standards

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    Registration Information

    Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes January 20, 2016. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:

    -the Thursday evening reception
    -the cost of the resulting Selected Technical Papers (STP that will be sent to all symposium attendees). The STP is a printed volume of peer-reviewed symposium papers.

    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 7 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at hsparks@astm.org or 610-832-9678.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at hsparks@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).

    Online On Site
    ASTM Member Fee275.00300.00
    Non-Member Fee300.00325.00
    Presenter Fee275.00300.00
    Session Chair275.00300.00
    Student FeeWaivedWaived

    Continuing Education Units

    Symposium attendees interested in receiving 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the symposium, 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 symposium.


    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Co-Chairmen Brian Shiels, Pbi Performance Products, Inc., Charlotte, NC, Email: brian.shiels@pbiproducts.com, tel: 704-554-3069 and Karen Lehtonen, Lion Apparel Inc, Northridge, OH, Email: klehtonen@lionprotects.com, tel: 937-415-2932.


    Hotel Information

    All meetings will be held at the Grand Hyatt san Antonio, 600 East Market Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Grand Hyatt Reservations.

    Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at (210) 224-1234 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate). If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, please call the hotel directly.

    Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than December 26, 2015. ASTM rates are $155 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 Grand Hyatt San Antonio has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Grand Hyatt 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.

    ADVANCE DEPOSIT: The Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

    CONFIRMATION NOTICES: A confirmation number is provided to you electronically once your reservation has been submitted.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel, notice of cancellation must be received 48 hours prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge.

    Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.


    Transportation and Directions

    The hotel is located approximately 9 miles/11 minutes from the San Antonio International Airport. The hotel's phone number is (210) 224-1234 and the general fax number is (210) 212-9522. The website for the hotel is Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel.

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

    AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Shuttle transportation to and from the San Antonio International Airport is available for a fee by SATRANS, the city's official airport shuttle, between 7:00 AM and 1:00 AM, daily.Reservations are required. Their phone number is (210) 281-9900. To make a reservation online, visit San Antonio Airport Shuttle. Taxis cost approximately $30 one way.

    PARKING: The hotel provides valet parking at a cost of $39 daily while self parking has a cost of $29 daily.


    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 San Antonio. The average temperatures in January range from a high of 60 degrees to a low of 40 degrees.


    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committee F23 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/F23.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, Mary Mikolajewski mmikolajewski@astm.org or tel: 610.832.9678.


    Future Meeting Dates

    Committee F23 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 listed immediately above, and click "Future Meetings".


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