E08 Fatigue and Fracture
    Title: Third Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Metallic Medical Materials and Devices
    Dates: Wednesday November 14 2012
    Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta; Atlanta, GA
    Event Name: November 2012 Committee Week

    About The Event
    Technical Program
    Registration Information
    Continuing Education Units
    Technical Chair Contact Information
    Hotel Information
    Transportation and Directions
    Dress and Weather
    Standards Development Meetings
    Future Meeting Dates


    The Third Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Metallic Medical Materials and Devices will be held Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Sponsored by ASTM Committees E08 on Fatigue and Fracture and F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, the symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA, in conjunction with the November standards development meetings of Committee.

    The intent of this conference is to provide an updated set of presentations on fatigue and fracture mechanics principles as applied to the fatigue, fracture and life predictive methodologies involved in metallic medical materials, such as Nitinol, 304, 316L, MP35N, and other commonly used stainless steels as well as Ti-6-4, Co-Cr, etc. and devices such as peripheral stents, prosthetics, etc. We intend to have several Invited Presentations from experts in this area of mechanics who will begin key sessions for this conference.

    Specific objectives:
    It is our intent to illustrate with up-to-date presentations, what fatigue and fracture mechanics techniques developed within the past few years are now being applied successfully to the design and durability assessment of medical devices where fatigue initiation and crack propagation is of major consideration. We will also be soliciting presentations that address the utility of existing and proposed fatigue and fracture mechanics standards in analyzing medical devices and fatigue initiation and propagation-based methods for interpreting cyclic stress and strain tensor data from computational analysis for fatigue life predictions and analysis. Finally, given the criticality of the data, we will be soliciting presentations on medical device patient's duty cycles and the corresponding patient's medical device boundary conditions.

    Who Should Attend?
    The symposium is intended for mechanical engineers, material scientists and metallurgists in medical device companies, material supplies industry, and in regulatory agencies. In addition, university professors and graduate students performing basic research in the medical device area are encouraged to attend.

    The language of the symposium will be English.


    Click on the link for the schedule/program of presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names


    Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes November 7. The fees to attend this symposium 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 symposium. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.

    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 or 610-832-9677.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at, Tel: 610/832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).



    On Site

    ASTM Member Fee
    Non-Member Fee
    Presenter Fee
    Student Fee


    Symposium attendees interested in receiving 0.7 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.


    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Co-Chairmen:

    M.R. Mitchell
    Northern Arizona University
    Flagstaff, AZ, USA
    Email:, tel: 928-814-8622

    Stephen W. Smith
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Hampton, VA, USA
    Email:, tel: 757-864-8946

    Terry Woods
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    Silver Springs
    MD, USA
    E-mail:, tel: 301-796-2503 or

    Brian Berg
    Boston Scientific Corp.
    Saint Paul, MN, USA
    E-mail:, tel: 763-494- 2677


    All meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Reservations can be made by telephoning the hotel at 800-233-1234. To make your hotel reservation online, visit Register at Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation call the hotel directly at 404-577-1234.

    Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than October 10, 2012. ASTM rates are $149 single/double plus 16% tax (you must mention ASTM in order to receive a group rate). You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.

    U.S. GOVERNMENT RATES: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta has a limited number of rooms at the Government per diem rate of $133.

    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 Hyatt Regency Atlanta requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

    CONFIRMATION NOTICES: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta Reservation Center sends confirmations by email.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, notice of cancellation must be received by 3:00pm, 24 hours prior to arrival date.

    Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability


    The hotel is located approximately 10 miles/20 minutes from the Hartsfield International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 404-577-1234 and the general fax number is 404-588-4137. The web site for the hotel is Hyatt Regency Atlanta Information.

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

    AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Link Airport Shuttle Service is available at the ground transportation terminal. The cost is $16.50 one way and $29 round trip. Taxis cost approximately $35.

    MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) - From inside Hartsfield International Airport, MARTA runs Monday thru Friday from 5:00am thru 1:00am every 20 minutes and on weekends and holidays from 5:00am thru 12:30am every 25 minutes. The cost for MARTA is $2.50 one way.

    PARKING: Valet parking is available at $32 per day with in and out privileges.


    Members 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 63 degrees to a low of 41 degrees.


    Meeting schedules of Committees E08 and F04 are posted on the ASTM web site at:
    Jeff Adkins ASTM Committee E08 Staff Manager
    tel: 610-832-9738
    Pat Picariello ASTM F04 Staff Manager
    tel: 610- 832-9720


    Committees E08 and F04 invite 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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