Advanced Materials In
October 9, 2017
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. Effects of Gamma Irradiation and Steam Sterilization on Halobutyl Compounds – 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