October 9-12, 2017 Huntington Convention Center
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October 9-12, 2017 Huntington Convention Center

Advanced Materials In
Healthcare Conference

October 9, 2017

 

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Continue your professional development through this informative conference! 
Our 4th Advanced Materials In Healthcare Conference is a one-day event that is a component of our International Elastomer Conference. Judit E. Puskas, Ph. D., P.Eng., Fellow AIMBE, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Akron led a distinguished group to develop this conference. See full program below.

Registration for this one-day conference includes lunch and complimentary admission to our International Rubber & Advanced Materials in Healthcare Expo taking place October 10-12. Attendees are also invited to the International Elastomer Conference welcome reception at the close of the day’s events on Tuesday, October 10. 

Advanced Elastomers for Healthcare
Chair: Judit E. Puskas, The University of Akron, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 

8:30 a.m.  Greetings by Judit E. Puskas, Chair and Matthew Wilson, President, The University of Akron

8:45 a.m.  Plenary: Polymers in Healthcare – Gordon McLennan, Cleveland Clinic, Department of Biomedical Engineering

9:45 a.m.  Electrospun Rubbery Fiber Mats for Healthcare – Dr. Kolos Molnár, Budapest University of Technology and Economy, Department of Polymer Engineering

10:15 a.m.   Break

Advanced Elastomers for Healthcare; Elastomer Materials
Chair: Rick Ziebel, R.D. Abbott Company, Inc.

10:30 a.m.  Review of Butyl Rubber in Medical Applications – Dana Adkinson, Arlanxeo

11:00 a.m.  Effect of Sterilization on Butyl Rubber (Steam, Gamma and EtO) – Greg Davidson, Arlanxeo

11:30 a.m.  Silicones Used in Healthcare – Eric Reynolds, Dow Corning Healthcare

12:00 p.m.  MillaMed™ Millable Polyurethane Compounds for Medical Applications – Thomas Jablonowski, TSE

12:30 p.m.  Advantages of Cariflex Polyisoprene Rubber in Healthcare Applications – Aparjita Bhattacharya, Kraton Polymers

1:00 p.m.   Lunch

International Regulatory Issues
Chair: Katrina Cornish, The Ohio State University, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science and Department of Food, Agriculture and Biological Engineering 

2:00 p.m.  Regulatory Considerations Impacting Elastomer Selection – Uma Kale, The Dow Chemical Company

2:30 p.m.  Regulatory Affairs for Elastomers for Medical Applications – Amir Hashim Md Yatim, Malaysian Rubber 

3:00 p.m.  Changes in the USP Standard – Cheryl Stults, C&M Technical Consulting

3:30 p.m.  Break

Education for Advanced Elastomers for Healthcare
Chair: Carin Helfer, The University of Akron, Department of Biomedical Engineering

3:45 p.m.  Bringing Advanced Materials into the Classroom; Shape Memory Polymers – John Fellenstein, The University of Akron, Akron Global Polymer Academy

4:15 p.m.  Natural Rubber - Education is Essential to Utility and Application – Katrina Cornish, The Ohio State University, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science and Department of Food, Agriculture and Biological Engineering 

4:45 p.m.  BEST Mentoring Program – Carin Helfer, The University of Akron, Department of Biomedical Engineering

5:15 p.m.   The Confucius Institute and Educational Collaboration Henan-Akron – Dr. Xiuhua Liu, Henan University

Interested in more advanced materials in healthcare training?
A course titled Material Considerations for Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical Products, under the instruction of Cheryl Stults of C&M Technical Consulting, LLC, will be featured during the Educational Symposium of our International Elastomer Conference. 

Supporting Partners of this conference include:
BioOhio, Global Center for Health Innovation, The University of Akron - College of Engineering, The University of Akron - College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering & Destination Cleveland