8th Annual UHMWPE Conference

The Implant Research Center of Drexel University in collaboration with the University of Torino and Exponent is organizing the 8th International UHMWPE Meeting, which will be convened in Torino Italy, on October 19-20, 2017. 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.

Principal Organizers: The meeting will be organized by Steve Kurtz (Drexel University/Exponent) and Pierangiola Bracco (University of Torino).

Venue: The meeting (like last time in 2013) will be convened at the "Unione Industriale" located in central Torino, in walking distance of accomodations and the historic town center. Click here for a bucket list of things to do in the beautiful and historic city of Torino.

Registration: Early bird registration is $375 for professionals, $185 for government employees and students. These fees will expire on September 14. Standard registration is $475 for professionals and $215 for government employees and students. Click here to register online for the UHMWPE conference.

Accomodations: Based on feedback from the last meeting, we have elected not to reserve a meeting block, because of the many hotels within walking distance of the Unione Industriale. As a first choice, please consider the Turin Palace Hotel (despite its fancy name it is an economical business traveler hotel located conveniently next to the main train station. It is also ranked the #1 hotel in Turin by Tripadvisor). We have also scouted the Golden Palace Hotel and the Hotel Victoria. These are also convenient to the conference venue.

Social Program: The organizers believe that collaborations flourish not only in the formal structure of a meeting but more often in informal social gatherings. To that end, we have organized a gala dinner on evening of Thursday, October 19. The cost of the social program will be covered in the conference registration fee.

Sponsorship: We are pleased to announce that Celanese will be supporting the 8th International Meeting as a Platinum Sponsor. We also welcome the involvement of Lima Corporate, Orthoplastics, Quadrant Meditech and Stryker Orthopaedics as Bronze Sponsors.