F04 Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices
    Title: Symposium on Metal-On-Metal Total Hip Replacement Devices
    Dates: Tuesday May 08 2012
    Location: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel; Phoenix, AZ
    Event Name: May 2012 Committee Week

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


    A Symposium on Metal-On-Metal Total Hip Replacement Devices will be held Tuesday May 8, 2012. Sponsored by ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, the symposium will be held at the Sheraton in Phoenix, AZ in conjunction with the May standards development meetings of Committee.

    Objective The purpose of this Symposium is to provide a forum for consensus development and scientific exchange on the needs for characterization and standardized testing related to MoM hip replacement devices. The main focus of this Symposium is to address unmet standardization needs and to help establish best testing practices in the four following areas:

    • Characterization of Adverse Local Tissue Reactions
    • Wear/Corrosion: Metallic Product Measurement in Fluid and Tissue Samples
    • Analyses of Retrieved MoM Implants
    • In Vitro Testing of MoM Implants under Adverse Conditions

    The language of the symposium will be English.


    To view the technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names), click on


    Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes May 2, 2012. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:
    -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, but does not include the STP described above.

    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 610-832-9678.

    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
    Session Chair
    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:

    Steven M. Kurtz, Ph.D.
    Exponent Inc
    Philadelphia, PA, Tel: 215-594-8851

    A. Seth Greenwald, D.Phil.(Oxon)
    Orthopaedic Research Laboratories
    Cleveland, OH
    Email:, Tel: 216-523-7004

    William H Mihalko, MD, Ph.D.
    Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics
    Collierville, TN
    Email:, Tel: 901-759-5512

    Jack E. Lemons, Ph.D.
    University of Alabama- Birmingham
    Birmingham, AL
    Email:, Tel: 205-934-9206


    All meetings will be held at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 3401 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Reservations may be made by telephoning the hotel at 866-837-4213. To make your hotel reservation online, visit Reservation at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation call the hotel directly at 602-262-2500.

    Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than March 31, 2012. ASTM rates are $160 single/double plus 13.7% 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 Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $128.

    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: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

    CONFIRMATION NOTICES: The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel Reservation Center will provide you with a confirmation number.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to arrival date.

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

    INTERNET: The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel has wired and wireless high speed internet access in guest rooms at $12.95 per day.


    The hotel is located approximately 5 miles/10 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 602-262-2500 and the general fax number is 602-262-2501. The web site for the hotel is Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel Information

    For information on the city of Phoenix, visit the Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at: Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau

    AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Arizona Airport Express is available at the baggage claim terminal. The phone number for the shuttle service is 602-788-333. The cost is $20 for one person and $3.00 additional per person one way. Taxis cost approximately $30.

    PARKING: Overnight parking is available at $25 for valet and $17 self parking with in and out privileges.


    Meeting schedules of Committee F04 are posted on the ASTM web site at < or contact the ASTM staff manager, Pat Picariello at or tel: 610-832-9720.


    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 listed immediately above, and click "Future Meetings".

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