The University of Torino in collaboration with the Implant Research Center of Drexel University is pleased to announce the 6th International UHMWPE Meeting, which will be convened at the Congress Center "Unione Industriale," in Torino Italy, on Thursday and Friday, October 10-11, 2013. The UHMWPE meeing in being organized in collaboration between the Univeristy of Torino and Drexel University. The purpose of the 6th UHMWPE meeting in Torino 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.
Call for Abstracts: Click here for details on abstract submission. Abstracts will be due on May 1, 2013.
Principal Organizers: The meeting is organized by Pierangiola Bracco (President) and Steve Kurtz (Vice President). Prof. Luigi Costa is the President Emeritus of the Scientific Committee for the Conference.
Registration: The registration website is still under construction. Check back soon for more details.
Venue: The meeting will be convened at the "Unione Industriale" located in central Torino, in walking distance of accomodations and the historic town center. Click here for general info about the beautiful and historic city of Torino.
Accomodations: Check back soon for details about a dedicated block of hotel rooms reserved for specifically for the 6th UHMWPE meeting within walking distance of the Unione Industriale.
Social Program: The organizers strongly believe that international collaborations flourish not only in the formal structure of a meeting but more often in the unpredictable encounters of informal social gatherings. To that end, we will be organizing a gala dinner on evening of Thursday, October 10. The cost of the social program will be covered in the conference registration fee.
Plan for CORS in Venice: The UHMWPE meeting in Torino is also being co-organized in collaboration with the Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Societies (CORS 2013) which will convene immediately after the UHMWPE meeting in nearby Venice, Italy, on Sunday through Wednesday, October 13-16. 2013. Torino and Venice are linked by a convenient and inexpensive intercity train service with multiple departures each day; travel time between the two cities is approximately 4 hours.