A collaborative research group from West Virginia University, Vanderbilt University, and Weill Cornell Medical College measured the beta-amyloid plaque changes in six patients with Alzheimer’s disease who underwent multiple sessions of focused ultrasound—based blood brain barrier (BBB) opening.
NEO.LIFE Article Highlights Focused Ultrasound and Foundation Chairman
NEO.LIFE recently published an article about the Focused Ultrasound Foundation and its founder Neal F. Kassell, MD.
The article notes: "It's hard to talk about promoting focused ultrasound without talking about the Foundation—and impossible to do so without focusing on Kassell, who has emerged over the last dozen years as something of an evangelist-in-chief for the technology. To listen to him talk is to hear hope vocalized—hope for the thousands and thousands of people whose lives, he says, will be saved by focused ultrasound in what he calls a coming 'revolution in therapy.'"
On Monday, the Foundation will begin its first-ever virtual Symposium. The 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound will bring together the global community of researchers, clinicians, industry leaders, and other stakeholders.
A few things to know about this year’s meeting:
The Symposium will run on the virtual platform Showcare.
More than 250 presentations will be available via a variety of formats, including live talks, prerecorded “on-demand” videos, and posters. See the Final Program >
New sessions have been designed to facilitate collaboration among virtual attendees, including roundtable discussions and Q&A opportunities.
The program includes an impressive group of keynote speeches and special lectures from inspiring pioneers in research, medtech, and innovation. See the Speakers >
Over five days, we will explore the latest in using focused ultrasound to treat conditions across oncology, neurology, women's health, cardiovascular disease, pediatrics, and more. We will also address technology gaps and commercialization efforts. Learn about new features this year.
Look for Two Emails When you register for the Symposium, expect a confirmation from Cvent and a separate email – from a Showcare address – containing login information. Remember to check your spam folders if you don’t see an email.
Don't Wait to Register There may be a lag time of up to one hour between when you register and when you have access to the meeting.
Don’t Miss: Two Carveout Sessions Dedicated to Partner Organizations
This year, we are dedicating time in the schedule to two important partner organizations: the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU), whose conference in May was canceled due to COVID-19, and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Hohyun Lee received the highest peer-reviewed rating among submissions from the Foundation's 2019 and 2020 Global Interns with his abstract, entitled “A Benchtop Focused Ultrasound System for Drug Screening Investigations in Central Nervous System.”