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December 17, 2010 - Sponsored by ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, workshop on Metal-On-Metal Total Hip Replacement Devices will be held May 17, 2011, in Anaheim, CA. Workshop will focus on unmet standardization needs and help establish test practices for characterization of adverse local tissue reactions, wear/corrosion, analysis of retrieved implants, and in-vitro testing of implants under adverse conditions. Online registration for workshop closes May 11.

ASTM International Sponsors Workshop on Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Replacement Devices

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ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: December 14, 2010

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - A workshop on Metal-On-Metal Total Hip Replacement Devices will be held May 17, 2011, at the Marriott Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, the workshop will be held in conjunction with the May 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 metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacement devices. The main focus of this workshop is to address unmet standardization needs and to help establish best testing practices in the four following areas:

o Characterization of adverse local tissue reactions;
o Wear/corrosion: metallic product measurement in fluid and tissue samples;
o Analyses of retrieved MoM implants; and
o In vitro testing of MoM implants under adverse conditions.

A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names) will be posted on the ASTM website by early February 2011.

Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the workshop and closes May 11. The fee to attend the workshop for ASTM members is $50 USD for online registration and $75 USD for on-site registration. The fee for non-ASTM members is $100 USD online and $150 USD on site. The fee is waived for presenters and students with a valid I.D. For more information, visit

Additional technical information is available from workshop co-chairmen: A. Seth Greenwald, Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Cleveland, Ohio (phone: 216-523-7004;; William Mihalko, M.D., Ph.D., Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics, Collierville, Tenn. (phone: 901-759-5512;; Steven Kurtz, Ph.D., Exponent Inc., Philadelphia, Pa. (phone: 215-594-8851;; and Jack Lemons, Ph.D., University of Alabama- Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala. (phone: 205-934-9206;

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677;
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