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ASTM Workshop addresses retrieval analysis of implants.

Press Release Summary:

Jul 13, 2015 - Scheduled for Nov 17, 2015, workshop on Retrieval Analysis of Implants, Tissues and Fluids will help attendees understand current and future needs for medical device surveillance and what standards are needed to allow analysis of devices to be performed in standard manner. Event will also provide forum for exchange of ideas pertaining to necessary surveillance measures needed to determine efficacy and safety of medical devices, as well as identify new opportunities for standards development.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

Original Press Release

ASTM Medical Committee To Host Workshop on Retrieval Analysis of Implants, Tissues and Fluids

Press release date: Jul 09, 2015

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., —A workshop on Retrieval Analysis of Implants, Tissues and Fluids will be held Nov. 17, 2015, at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina in Tampa, Florida.

Sponsored by ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, the objectives of the workshop are:

-- To better understand the current and future needs for medical device surveillance in the future and what standards are needed to allow the analysis of these devices to be performed in a standard manner;

 -- To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas pertaining to the necessary surveillance measures needed to determine efficacy and safety of medical devices utilized in patients; and

 -- To identify the new opportunities for standards development through the exchange of ideas pertaining to medical device retrieval analysis and surveillance

Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the workshop and closes Nov. 11, 2015. Visit www.astm.org/F04WrkshpImplants11-2015 for additional information.

Additional technical information is available from workshop co-chairmen William H.  Mihalko, M.D., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tenn., tel +1.901.448.5880; Steven M. Kurtz, Ph.D., Exponent Inc., Philadelphia, Pa., tel +1.215.594.8851; skurtz@exponent.com; A. Seth Greenwald, D.Phil, Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Cleveland, Ohio, tel +1.216.523.7004; seth@orl-inc.com; wmihalko@campbellclinic.com; and Jack E. Lemons, Ph.D., University of Alabama- Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala., tel +1.205.934.9206; jack.lemons@uab.edu.

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