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: A.Brandwood@unsw.edu.AU

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. A.Brandwood@unsw.edu.au
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)