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  • Australian Soc. for Biomaterials, Jan-Feb 94. Final Announcement.

    4th Annual Conference
    of the
    Australian Society for Biomaterials

    in conjunction with

    Workshop on Orthopaedic Implant Retrieval

    January 30 - February 1, 1994

    Coogee Beach
    Sydney, Australia


    Call for Abstracts and Registration Form

    Conference Programme

    The conference will take place on Monday 31st January to Tuesday 1st
    February. Technical Sessions will focus on the following areas:

    * Cardiovascular applications of biomaterials
    * Biomedical polymers
    * Dental and orthopaedic applications
    * Natural biomaterials
    * Ophthalmic applications
    * Surface interactions
    * Ceramic and composite biomaterials

    The format will emphasise poster presentations and ample time will be
    allotted to poster sessions for full discussion of work presented. A
    selection of speakers will be invited to give oral presentations. If
    there are several posters originating from a single group, then one person
    may be invited to lecture on the work of the group. This will provide the
    opportunity for a more rounded presentation of the different research
    activities than is possible in short talks, while giving opportunity for
    detailed discussion of specific aspects in the poster sessions. The
    decision on mode of presentation (oral or poster) rests entirely with the
    scientific committee.


    Abstracts should be typed or laser printed, 12 point, single spaced on
    plain white paper to fit within a space 170mm wide by 265mm long. All
    abstracts will be subject to critical review and must be substantive and
    include sufficient detail to allow a fair evaluation. The original plus
    two copies of your abstract must be received by 1st November, 1993.
    Authors will be notified of the status of their paper by 1st December,

    Student Prize

    The Student prize will be awarded to the best scientific poster presented
    by an ASB student member. The poster must present work which was
    predominantly carried out by the student. The prize will be awarded
    following a judging of all student posters in the presence of the

    Workshop on Orthopaedic Implant Retrieval

    This one day workshop will take place on Sunday 30th January and will
    feature invited speakers expert in key areas of implant retrieval.
    Retrieval analysis is of growing importance in orthopaedics, and other
    areas where long term performance of devices is required. Australia
    offers particular regulatory and demographic advantages for implant
    retrieval programmes. The workshop will bring together the government,
    professional and commercial organisations required to develop coordinated
    implant retrieval programmes. The workshop will consider the roles and
    responsibilities of all parties (clinical, industry, regulatory and
    research) and the resources required to implement a worthwhile programme.
    The proceedings will be published in the journal _Biomaterials_.

    Invited Speakers include:

    Professor Peter Herberts (Professor of Orthopaedics, University of
    Gothenburg, Sweden. Responsible for Swedish National Registration of
    Total Hip Arthroplasties)

    Pat Campbell (Director, Implant Retrieval Laboratory, Joint Replacement
    Institute, Los Angeles )

    Dr Jack Lemons (Head of Department of Biomaterials, Division of
    Orthopaedic Surgery. University of Alabama at Birmingham)

    Professor Cliff Hughes (Chairman, Therapeutic Devices Evaluation

    Margaret McGee (Implant Analysis Scientist, Department of Orthopaedic
    Surgery and Trauma, Royal Adelaide Hospital)

    Dr Derrick Beech (Director, Therapeutic Devices Branch of the Therapeutic
    Goods Administration)

    This workshop is endorsed by
    Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
    Therapeutic Devices Evaluation Committee (TDEC)


    The conference and workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn, Coogee Beach.
    This international standard hotel is situated right next to the Pacific
    Ocean, overlooking Coogee Beach and is only 15 minutes from Sydney city
    centre with its picturesque harbour and the Sydney Opera House. A number
    of other ocean beaches are nearby, including the world famous Bondi Beach.
    Hotel Facilities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, health club and
    tennis courts, restaurants and bars. A wide variety of inexpensive
    restaurants are just a short stroll from the hotel. The Holiday Inn is
    just 15 minutes from the international airport and a complimentary shuttle
    service is available to guests. January is summertime in Sydney The
    climate is warm and sunny with daytime temperatures typically 25oC (77oF).

    Hotel Accommodation

    A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn at a substantially
    discounted rate of $75 per night per room. These rooms will be allocated
    strictly in order of receipt of reservation. Each room has two beds. If
    you intend to share your room with another delegate, please include your
    room-mate's name in the space on the registration form. A deposit of one
    night's room charge is payable in advance to secure a reservation. To
    qualify for the special rate, accommodation reservations must be received
    by 20 December 1993. After this date no reservation can be guaranteed.

    Social Programme

    A dinner will be held for workshop participants at the Holiday Inn at the
    conclusion of the workshop.

    The conference programme includes a welcoming cocktail, excursion and
    dinner. The highlight of the social programme will be the conference
    dinner which will be held on Sydney Harbour. Enjoy the views of the
    Sydney as you cruise the world's most picturesque harbour while dining on
    a seafood dinner.

    All social activities are included in the conference fee

    Registration form
    (Please Print or Type)

    (Title) (Given Name) (Middle Initial) (Surname)
    Job Title:
    Post/Zip Code:
    (Overseas Visitors Please Include Country And Area Code)

    Before After Remit
    20 20
    December December
    (Australian Dollars)
    ($AU 1.00 approximately $US 0.65 [on 14 Sep. 93])

    Conference Fee
    ASB Member* $295 $345 _________
    Non Member $345 $395 _________
    Student Member* $175 $225 _________
    Student Non-Member $200 $250 _________

    Accompanying Person+ $75 $95 _________

    Workshop Fee
    ASB Member* $195 $235 _________
    Non Member Student $245 $295 _________
    Student Member* $125 $175 _________
    Student Non-Member $150 $200 _________
    Accompanying Person+ $50 $60 _________

    Accommodation Deposit $75 _________
    (1 room-night)

    TOTAL DUE _________

    Date of Arrival: ____________________________

    Date of Departure: __________________________

    If sharing, name of
    delegate sharing room: _______________________

    Registration is inclusive of a light breakfast (pastries and coffee),
    lunches, morning and afternoon light refreshments, and the social
    programme (workshop dinner or conference welcome cocktail, excursion and
    dinner as appropriate).

    The registration form must be accompanied by payment. Your cheque or
    money order must be payable in Australian Dollars and drawn on any bank in

    *Members of "World Congress" (Canadian, European, Japanese, US)
    Biomaterials Societies are eligible for members rates. Please supply copy
    of current membership dues receipt or membership card.

    +The accompanying person fee includes workshop dinner or conference
    welcome cocktail, excursion and dinner as appropriate, but excludes all
    other meals.

    Address for registrations, abstracts and correspondence:

    Dr Arthur Brandwood.
    Australian Society for Biomaterials Inc.
    Centre for Biomedical Engineering, UNSW,
    PO Box 1, Kensington, NSW 2033, Australia

    Telephone: +61 (0)2 697 3911
    Fax: +61 (0)2 663 2108

    Electronic Mail:

    Conference Timetable

    Deadline for submission of abstracts 1st November
    Notification of abstract status 1st December
    Deadline for early registration 20th December

    Workshop on Orthopaedic Implant Retrieval 30th January, 1994

    Conference 31st January - 1st February, 1994

    __________________________________________________ _________________
    Arthur Brandwood.
    Centre for Biomedical Engineering Phone: +61 2 697 3906
    University of New South Wales Fax: +61 2 663 2108
    Sydney, Australia (UNSW, PO Box 1, Kensington, NSW 2033, Australia)