Press Release Summary:
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
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., -A symposium on Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Replacement Devices will be held May 8 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel in Phoenix, Ariz. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the May standards development meetings of the committee.
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 metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacement devices. The main focus 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.
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.
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