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Workshop to focus on bone/fracture healing product standards.

Press Release Summary:

Jul 07, 2015 - On Nov 17, 2015, ASTM will host workshop on Bone/Fracture Healing: "What are the Next Steps in Standards for Bone Fracture/Void Healing Products?" Workshop will address need for enhanced understanding of clinical requirements, clinical performance, and available/needed standards related to bone graft substitutes/bone void filler products and treatment options. Clinical and scientific speakers will discuss new and current available technologies and materials.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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Bone/Fracture Healing Product Standards Focus of Upcoming ASTM International Workshop

Press release date: Jul 01, 2015

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., —A workshop on Bone/Fracture Healing: “What are the Next Steps in Standards for Bone Fracture/Void Healing Products?” will be held Nov. 17, 2015, at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina in Tampa, Florida.

ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, with support from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), is sponsoring the workshop. It will address the need for enhanced understanding of the clinical requirements, clinical performance, and available/needed standards related to bone graft substitutes/bone void filler products and treatment options.

The workshop will feature invited clinical and scientific speakers who will discuss new and current available technologies and materials. The speakers and workshop attendees will then help shape and delineate the next steps and greatest needs for bone fracture and bone healing standards.

Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the workshop and closes Nov. 11, 2015. Visit www.astm.org/F04WrkshpBone_11-15 for additional information.

Additional technical information is available from workshop chairmen Dr. Barbara Boyan, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va., tel+1.804.828.0190, bboyan@vcu.edu; Dr. Warren Haggard, Memphis University, Memphis, Tenn., tel +1.901.678.4346, whaggrd1@memphis.edu; and Dr. Lynne Jones, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., tel 1.410.532-5906, ljones3@jhmi.edu.

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