The call for abstracts opened on May 30 and will close on July 29 for the 1st European Symposium on MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Therapy. Organized by the Department of Radiology of the University of Rome La Sapienza, the symposium will be held September 22 and 23, 2011 in Rome.
Directed to physicians of various sub-specialties, physicists and basic scientists throughout the European Community, the symposium seeks to bridge the gap between basic research and clinical activity. Topics being covered by its faculty of global thought leaders and researchers include: technology, brain, breast, bone tumors, liver, pancreas, prostate, uterine fibroids, targeted drug delivery. The symposium will conclude with an oncology round.
Serving as Symposium Presidents are Roberto Passariello M.D., Professor of Radiology and Chairman, Department of Radiology at Sapienza University of Rome and Neal F. Kassell, M.D., Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia and Founder of Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation, which is a conference sponsor.
In addition to Passarriello, the symposium organizing committee consists of two other members of Sapienza's Radiology Department: Carlo Catalano, M.D., Vice Chair and Head of CT and MR Sections and Alessandro Napoli, M.D., Ph.D., Head of MR-guided FUS Unit.