Extended Call for Abstracts and Online Registration: 8th International UHMWPE Meeting in Torino, Italy

July 19, 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. The focus of the 8th 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; 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.

Details about the abstract submission, online registration, the conference venue, and hotels can be found on the UHMWPE website.

Abstract Submission Details

Please download the MS Word Abstract Template from the UHMWPE website and use it to fill in your abstract (2 page maximum length). Extended abstract submission will close by midnight EST on August 15, 2017. Please download the abstract template and use it as a guide in your submission. Email your completed abstract to the conference chairman, Steve Kurtz ( Authors should be notified of the decision by August 15.

Key Questions to Be Addressed in the Conference

  • What are the long-term results for 1st generation HXLPEs?
  • What the risks and benefits of HXLPE in the upper extremity, ankle, and spine?
  • How do the short-term results for anti-oxidant additive stabilized HXLPE compare with 1st generation HXLPE?
  • Are there new thermal processing or additive technologies for HXLPE?
  • What are the advances in structural composites and fiber applications of UHMWPE for surgical applications?


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, and Quadrant Meditech as Bronze Sponsors.

Please contact Steve Kurtz ( if you are interested in sponsoring the meeting.