ASTM Symposium to cover metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.
Press Release Summary:
March 5, 2012 - Scheduled for May 8, Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Replacement Devices symposium will provide forum for consensus development and scientific exchange on needs for characterization and standardized testing. Main focus is to help establish best testing practices in 4 areas: characterization of adverse local tissue reactions; wear/corrosion: metallic product measurement in fluid and tissue samples; analyses of retrieved MoM implants; and in vitro testing of MoM implants under adverse conditions.
Original Press Release
ASTM International Symposium on Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Replacement Devices
Press release date: March 2, 2012
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. Online registration is now open and closes May 2. The fees to attend the workshop are as follows: o ASTM members: $270 USD for online registration and $295 USD for on-site registration
o Non-ASTM members: $295 USD for online registration and $320 USD for on-site registration
o There is no fee for presenters, session chairs and students. Visit www.astm.org/MEETINGS/COMMIT/f04symp0512.htm to register and for additional information. Additional technical information is available from symposium co-chairmen Steven M. Kurtz, Ph.D., Exponent Inc., Philadelphia, Pa., Phone: 215-594-8851; firstname.lastname@example.org; A. Seth Greenwald, D.Phil. (Oxon), Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Cleveland, Ohio, Phone: 216-523-7004; email@example.com; William H Mihalko, M.D., Ph.D., Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics, Collierville, Tenn., Phone: 901-759-5512; firstname.lastname@example.org; Jack E. Lemons, Ph.D., University of Alabama- Birmingham Birmingham, Ala., Phone: 205-934-9206; email@example.com. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org