• The Foundation and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine's Future Fund will host a virtual workshop series entitled, “Detecting, Mapping, and Quantifying Microbubble Activity in Therapeutic Ultrasound.”
  • Join us Fridays beginning September 24 through October 29 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern.
  • Registration is free and open to all those interested.

Key Points

  • The Foundation and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine's Future Fund will host a virtual workshop series entitled, “Detecting, Mapping, and Quantifying Bubble Activity in Therapeutic Ultrasound.”
  • Join us Fridays beginning September 24 through October 29 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern.
  • Registration is free and open to all those interested.

Microbubble workshop stockThe Focused Ultrasound Foundation and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine's Future Fund are hosting a virtual workshop series on Detecting, Mapping, and Quantifying Bubble Activity in Therapeutic Ultrasound every Friday, from September 24 through October 29, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern.

The objectives of the workshop are to identify the levels of knowledge, gaps in knowledge, and best practices in bubble activity dosimetry for ultrasound therapy.

Topics to be covered are:

September 24, 2021 – Cavitation Detection Equipment

October 1, 2021 – Cavitation Localization and Mapping

October 8, 2021 – Cavitation Thresholds and Dose

October 15, 2021 – Cavitation Agents
Moderators: J. Brian Fowlkes, PhD, Professor, University of Michigan; Tyrone Porter, PhD, Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Additional Panelists: 

  • Michael Canney, PhD, Scientific Director, CarThera
  • Paul Dayton, PhD, Professor & Associate Chair, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Christy K. Holland, PhD, Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati
  • Kullervo Hynynen, PhD, Vice President Research and Innovation, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Alexander L. Klibanov, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Virginia
  • Francesco Prada, MD, Assistant Professor, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta
  • Alfred Yu, PhD, Professor, University of Waterloo

Speakers and Topics

  • Pro and Cons of Microbubbles as a Cavitation Agent for Therapeutic Ultrasound
    by Kang-Ho Song, PhD, Research Associate, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Pro and Cons of Cavitation Agents (Other than Microbubbles) for Therapeutic Ultrasound
    by Eleanor Stride, OBE, FREng, PhD, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Oxford
  • Microbubbles as Cavitation Agents for BBB Opening
    by Kullervo Hynynen, PhD, Vice-President, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • SonoTran Particles as Cavitation Agents for Drug Delivery
    by Christian Coviello, PhD, CTO, OxSonics Therapeutics

October 22, 2021 – Clinical Experiences and Regulatory Considerations
Moderators: Keith A. Wear, PhD, Research Physicist, US Food and Drug Administration; Alexandra Golby, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Additional Panelists: 

  • Graeme Woodworth, Tim Ziemlewicz, Yuexi Huang, Subha Maruvada
  • Jon Cannata, PhD, Director of Research and Advanced Development, HistoSonics
  • Michael Canney, PhD, Scientific Director, CarThera
  • Dinah Parker, PhD, RAQA Director, OxSonics Therapeutics
  • Ryan M. Jones, PhD, Research Associate, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Speakers and Topics

  • Clinical Experiences with BBBo
    by Graeme Woodworth, MD, Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Clinical Experiences with Histotripsy
    by Timothy Ziemlewicz, MD, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Clinical Experiences from the Engineer/Physicist Viewpoint
    by Yuexi Huang, PhD, Research Associate, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Regulatory Considerations for Cavitation Detection in Therapeutic Ultrasound
    by Subha Maruvada, PhD, Acoustics Research Engineer, US Food and Drug Administration

October 29, 2021 – Summary and Working Session
Moderators: Brian Fowlkes, PhD, and Frédéric Padilla, PhD

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