Key Points

  • The final proceedings from the November 2020 Symposium are available.
  • Watch a dynamic, two-minute video that compiles the meeting’s most noteworthy moments.
  • Presentation videos are archived on YouTube and the Chinese platform Liang-yi-hui.
  • See which meeting content ranked as most engaging for our record 1,821 participants.

Key Points

  • A Swiss research team published clinical trial data from using bilateral pallidothalamic tractotomy to treat Parkinson’s symptoms.
  • Two of the ten patients were treated on both sides of the brain in one session.
  • Twelve months after treatment, patients reported measurable symptom relief.

Key Points

  • The University of Toronto’s Dr. Anton Fomenko described human transcranial focused ultrasound stimulation (TUS) research for neuromodulation.
  • The webinar covered designing and implementing experiments using single-transducer TUS neuromodulation and highlighted available commercial systems.

In November 2020, the FDA approved the use of focused ultrasound to treat osteoid osteoma (OO), a painful bone tumor that comprises 10 percent of all benign bone tumors. This was a major milestone for the focused ultrasound community, as it was the first US regulatory approval that will directly impact pediatric patients. We believe that more approvals for pediatrics are forthcoming, as focused ultrasound has the potential to provide an alternative to invasive surgery, replace or complement radiation therapy, and enhance drug delivery in children with brain tumors, sarcomas and other soft tissue tumors, desmoid tumors, and bone metastases.

We invite you to join us Wednesday, March 3, at 12:00 pm for a live virtual event to hear valuable insights from Suzanne LeBlang, MD, the Foundation’s Director of Clinical Relationships, on the latest research and developments in focused ultrasound for pediatric indications. This free, online Zoom session will be both informal and interactive; after a brief overview, we’ll discuss your questions.

SuzanneLeBlang 200Fireside Chat on Focused Ultrasound for Pediatrics

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
12:00 PM Eastern US

Suzanne LeBlang, MD
Director of Clinical Relationships
Focused Ultrasound Foundation



About the Speaker

With her prior clinical experience as a neuroradiologist and having performed hundreds of focused ultrasound procedures since 2004, Suzanne LeBlang, MD, now represents the Focused Ultrasound Foundation by interacting with various researchers, clinicians, and manufacturers to foster collaborations. She interfaces with the medical community at various meetings in order to update the Foundation staff. In coordination with the communications team, she helps increase awareness through oral presentations and articles. She also assists the Chairman and the development team with building relationships with individuals, other foundations, and non-profits. She has published papers and delivered numerous scientific talks in the field of focused ultrasound. Suzanne received her BA in Biology and MD degree from the University of Miami six-year Honors Program in Medical Education and completed her radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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