Workshop on Testing of Sports Medicine Medical Devices

 

Date: May 7, 2024

Event Location:  Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Organized by: ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices

 

 

About the Event

Abstract for presentation are invited for the Workshop on Testing of Sports Medicine Medical Devices to be held Tuesday afternoon May 7, 2024. The workshop is organized by ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, and will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in conjunction with the standards development meetings of the committee. The language of the workshop will be English.

 

Objective and Scope

This workshop will identify new opportunities for standards and related products, with a potential outcome being the creation of a Sports Medicine product specific subcommittee.

Workshop topics include:

  • Patches
  • Sutures
  • Suture anchors
  • Meniscal repair devices
  • Interference screws

 

Abstract Submission

Those interested in presenting at this workshop should submit a 250 to 300-word abstract pertaining to the above topics to any of the workshop chairs by March 1, 2024.

 

Publication Information

Symposium authors are required to submit their papers for ASTM publication in Selected Technical Papers (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. STP papers should be full-length technical papers of approximately 10,000 words, significantly contribute to the technical literature, and must include a review of past work in the relevant area and present information of current interest or probe new fields. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email, but also can be found by clicking here.

Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than DATE at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP. Please note that all submitted papers are subject to peer review by two independent reviewers.

The STP will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Google Scholar.

 

Technical Program

A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names) will be posted on the ASTM website by April 2024.

 

Registration

Registration is now open. The fees to attend this event are listed below.

 

Through

March 31, 2024

After March 31, 2024
ASTM Member $200.00 $250.00
Non-member $250.00 $300.00
Presenter Waived Waived
Student Waived Waived

Please note: There is only one fee to attend just one or both of the medical devices workshops being held on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

 

Not an ASTM Member?  An Individual Membership costs only $115.00. If you would like to become a member of ASTM International and Committee F04 to begin taking advantage of all the ASTM membership benefits, including attending this event for at a reduced rate, please use the link below to join ASTM before registering for the event. After you have become a member, please return to this webpage to register for the event as an ASTM Member.

ASTM International Membership

All Attendees – All attendees are urged to register for this workshop before arriving onsite. All attendees must check in at the ASTM Registration Area to obtain their name badge before entering the event room.

Presenters– Presenters for this event are automatically registered to attend, and do not need to register themselves.

Students – Students may be eligible for a reduced registration fee provided they meet certain requirements. To qualify for the reduced fee you must be an active ASTM Student Member, full-time student, not employed full-time, and be able to provide a current valid university email address for registration. To register as a student, please email ASTM Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org.

Cancellations – A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the start of the event. To cancel your registration, please click the "Modify My Registration" button found in your registration confirmation email and follow the prompts to cancel your registration. Please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9522 if you need assistance.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at
symposia@astm.org Tel: 610-832-9522, or ASTM Technical Support at https://www.astm.org/contact.

 

Technical Chair Contact Information

David Spenciner
Spenciner Consulting Services LLC
Email: spenciner@hotmail.com
Phone: +1 (508) 838-6481

John Konicek
Arthrex, Inc.
Email: john.konicek@arthrex.com
Phone: +1 (239) 293-6418

Heitor Korndorfer
MSC MED
Email: korndorfer@mscmed.com.br
Phone: +55 48 98445-2696

Mahlet Zinah
FDA/CDRH
Email: mahlet.zinah@fda.hhs.gov
Phone: +1 240-402-2623

 

Registration

Registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the start of the workshop.

 

Continuing Education Units

Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.35 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and email it to ASTM Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org. You must be registered and have attended the entire event in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to you via email approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the workshop concludes.

 

Hotel Information

All meetings will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

 

Hotel Reservations:

Please support ASTM International by reserving your sleeping room at our official May Committee Week Hotel and Meeting site.

The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than April 5th, 2024. The ASTM rate is $215 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically. To book accommodations using the ASTM rate, please click the link below.

To book accommodations using the ASTM rate, please click here: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

To book accommodations using the government per diem rate, please click here: Government link

The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. The government per diem rates are set by fiscal year, effective October 1 each year; you will be charged the prevailing rate at the time of the meeting, not at the time of booking. To find current rates in the CONUS visit GSA.GOV. The government per diem rate reservations may be made via our online reservation system, using the blue hyperlink above. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.

CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel, a notice of cancellation must be received 3 days before the day of arrival to avoid a charge. Failure to do so will incur a penalty equal to the cost of one night's room and tax.

IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent, they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.
 

The May Committee Week Hotel provides prime meeting space for your committee meetings, events, and activities. ASTM International is legally bound to fill the contracted guest room block and an inability to fill the block will result in severe financial penalties which could affect negotiations and increase costs for future meetings.

INTERNET: The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown offers free Wi-Fi to hotel guests.

 

Standards Development Meetings

Committee F04 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required to attend. For more information about the committee and their future meetings, please visit the Committee F04 homepage.