F04 Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices

    Title: Workshop on Modularity and Tapers in Total Joint Replacement Devices

    Dates: Tuesday November 12 2013

    Location: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront; Jacksonville, FL

    Event Name: November 2013 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

    A Workshop on Modularity and Tapers in Total Joint Replacement Devices will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Sponsored by ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, the workshop will be held at the Hyatt Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida, in conjunction with the November standards development meetings of the committee.

    The purpose of this Workshop is to provide a forum for consensus development and scientific exchange on the needs for characterization and standardized testing related to modularity and tapers used in total joint replacement devices. The main focus of this Workshop is to address unmet standardization needs and to help establish best testing practices in the following four areas:

    • Characterization of Adverse Local Tissue Reactions
    • Advancements in In Vitro Models for Taper Corrosion
    • Retrieval Analyses of Retrieved Modular Implant Interfaces and
    • Taper Connections

    Each topic of interest will be introduced by a keynote outlining the unmet clinical need for standardization. Following clinical motivation provided by the keynote, invited speakers will present methodological innovations relevant to the key topic. Finally, the treatment of each topic of interest will be concluded by a discussion of elements in each presentation that merit consideration for standardization.

    Interested presenters are requested to send your abstract and author information to A. Seth Greenwald, D. Phil (Oxon) at seth@orl-inc.com by August 30, 2013.

    Registration Information

    Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the workshop and closes November 6, 2013. The fees to attend this workshop 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. 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 workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at workshop.

    A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the workshop. 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 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    OnlineOn Site
    ASTM Member Fee75.00100.00
    Non-Member Fee100.00125.00
    Presenter Fee Waived Waived
    Student Fee Waived Waived

    Continuing Education Units

    Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the workshop, 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 workshop.

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Co-Chairmen:

    Steven Kurtz, Ph.D.
    Corporate Vice President
    Exponent, Inc.
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Email: skurtz@exponent.com

    William Mihalko, MD, Ph.D.
    Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics
    Memphis, TN, USA,
    Email: wmihalko@campbellclinic.com

    Jack Lemons, Ph.D.
    University of Alabama- Birmingham
    School of Dentistry
    Birmingham, AL, USA
    Email: jlemons@uab.edu

    A. Seth Greenwald, D. Phil (Oxon)
    Orthopaedic Research Laboratories
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    Email: seth@orl-inc.com

    Hotel Information

    You must be registered to attend ASTM Meetings. Use our online registration form where you have the ability to register for multiple events, pay fees in advance using a credit card, and receive an electronic confirmation. You may register online at the "Register" link above.

    When you preregister online you will receive emails on committee meetings, final announcements, and other information that will help you prepare for your meeting. The registration information significantly assists us in preparations for the committee week.

    The cut-off for preregistration is Wednesday, November 6, 2013. After this date please register on-site at the ASTM Registration Desk at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.

    All meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Reservations may be made by via our online reservation system at Reservation at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.

    Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at 1-800-233-1234 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate.) If you need assistance with your reservation call the Passkey customer service department at 1-800-421-1442.

    Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than October 3, 2013. ASTM rates are $155 single/double plus 14.13% tax. The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $80 plus 14.13% tax. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.

    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: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

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

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, notice of cancellation must be received by 3:00pm the day prior to arrival.

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

    INTERNET: The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront provides internet access through the hotel at a cost of $14.95 for 24 hours. The hotel offers free wireless internet service in the hotel lobby.

    Transportation and Directions

    The hotel is located approximately 15 miles/15-20 minutes from the Jacksonville International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 904-588-1234 and the general fax number is 904-634-4554. The website for the hotel is Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfont Information.

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

    AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Express Shuttle provides regularly scheduled shuttle service from Jacksonville International Airport to the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The cost is $20 each way. Taxis cost approximately $40.

    PARKING: Overnight parking is available at $20 for valet and $15 for self parking with in and out privileges.

    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 Jacksonville. The average temperatures in November range from a high of 72 degrees to a low of 49 degrees.

    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committee F04 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/F04.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, Pat Picariello at ppicarie@astm.org or tel: 610-832-9720.

    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, visit the web page listed immediately above, and click on "Future Meetings".


    Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is in compliance with ADA standards.

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