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9th Annual UHMWPE Conference

The Implant Research Center of Drexel University, the University of Torino, and Exponent, Inc., are pleased to announce a call for abstracts for the 9th International UHMWPE Meeting, which will be convened in Philadelphia, PA, USA, on Thursday and Friday, October 10 and 11, 2019. The purpose of the meeting is to bring together engineers, scientists, and clinicians from academia and industry and present leading edge research on advancements in medical grade UHMWPE technology and clinical applications. The focus of the 9th meeting is on clinical and retrieval studies of highly crosslinked UHMWPE (HXLPE), with a special emphasis on the performance of thin acetabular liners and knee arthroplasty; HXLPE performance in upper extremity, ankle, and spine; international registry outcomes for HXLPE in hip and knee; novel UHMWPE articulations with ceramic and PEEK bearing surfaces; advances in Vitamin E and new antioxidant technologies for UHMWPE; novel UHMWPE test methods, regulatory guidance, and opportunities for new standards; advances in thermal processing of HXLPE; structural composites and woven fiber applications of medical grade UHMWPE; as well as advances in biologic aspects of UHMWPE wear debris.

Abstract Submission: Please download the MS Word Abstract Template here and use it to fill in your abstract (2 page maximum length). Abstract submission will close by midnight EDT on September 1, 2019. Please download the abstract template and use it as a guide in your submission. Email your completed abstract to the conference chairman, Steve Kurtz (skurtz@exponent.com). Authors should be notified of the decision by September 30.

Registration: Early bird registration is $375 for professionals, $175 for government employees and students. These fees will expire on August 10. Standard registration is $475 for professionals and $185 for government employees and students. Click here to register online.

Venue: The conference will be held in the Union League of Philadelphia, a historic club situated in the heart of the city. It is located at 140 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

Sponsorship: We are pleased to announce that Celanese will be supporting the 9th International Meeting as a Platinum Sponsor. We also welcome the involvement of Stryker Orthopaedics, Lima Corporate, Orthoplastics, Quadrant Meditech, and Zzyzx Polymers as Bronze Sponsors.

Please contact Steve Kurtz (skurtz@exponent.com) if you are interested in sponsoring the meeting.