August 15, 2019 - Remarkable Progress Documented in New Report – and more news

August 15, 2019
2019 State of the Field Report Now Available

For the past five years, the Foundation has surveyed stakeholders to gain a global perspective on the focused ultrasound field. The newly released 2019 State of the Field report includes the most up-to-date data on patient treatments, regulatory approvals, research and treatment sites, and much more. 

The report also highlights trends over time in commercialization, research priorities, and focused ultrasound in scientific literature. This year, we’ve included in-depth analyses of focused ultrasound for veterinary medicine and investments in the field

We encourage you to read the report and share it broadly.

 Foundation News
FUS Partners Update: Program to Facilitate Commercial Success Gains Momentum

Foundation Chairman Neal F. Kassell, MD, explains how the FUS Partners program is accelerating the adoption of focused ultrasound. 


Scholar Program Update: Francesco Prada, MD

After two years at the Foundation, Francesco Prada, MD, has returned to the Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta in Milan, Italy. See how he plans to continue his research and collaboration between the institutions.


Richard Merkin Scholar Position Available

The Foundation is seeking qualified applicants to join the research team for a 12-month period as the next Richard Merkin Visiting Scholar. 


Blog: The Journey of MRI Guided Interventions and Focused Ultrasound

Adapted from a presentation by Morry Blumenfeld, PhD, at this year's ISTU/EUFUS joint meeting, this blog pays tribute to the life of focused ultrasound pioneer Ferenc Jolesz, MD.


Patient News
Prostate Cancer Patient Opts for Focused Ultrasound

Not willing to practice “watchful waiting” when it came to his prostate cancer, Stephen took action and chose focused ultrasound therapy.  


 More Patient News
Research News
Focused Ultrasound Clinical Trial Begins to Treat Peripheral Vascular Disease

International Cardio Corporation has announced the first-in-human use of focused ultrasound in an initial step to noninvasively treat plaques in peripheral arteries.


Research Funding Available from American Brain Foundation

The American Brain Foundation is offering 2020 Research Program Opportunities in the areas of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, epilepsy, and more. 


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Meeting Report: American Veterinary Medical Association 2019

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual meeting provided a networking opportunity to seek collaborations for veterinary medical research.


Research Roundup

Scientists in Toronto found that focused ultrasound—based activation of 5-ALA, a sonosensitizer agent, could control brain tumor growth and prolong survival. 

Visit our free, online research library of focused ultrasound publications.
 More Research News
Industry News
Resources for Focused Ultrasound Entrepreneurs Published

The FUS Partners team has compiled important resources for entrepreneurs interested in the medical device and innovation fields. This list of books, blogs, podcasts, and more will be updated often. 


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Upcoming Events
August 16-17, 2019 Society for NeuroOncology (SNO) Inaugural Conference on Brain Metastases, New York, NY

August 29-31, 2019 5th World Congress on Parkinsons & Huntington Disease, Vienna, Austria 

September 5, 2019 Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) Annual Public Forum, Washington, DC

September 12-14, 2019 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas, Washington, DC

September 15-18, 2019 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

September 16-17, 2019 20th International Conference on Alzheimer's Drug Discovery, Jersey City, NJ

September 22-26, 2019 International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Nice, France

September 23-24, 2019 Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation Symposium, Oxford, UK  
Poster Deadline is September 2, 2019

September 27 – October 1, 2019 European Society for Medical Oncology Congress, Barcelona, Spain

October 6-9, 2019 IUS IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Glasgow, Scotland

October 10-11, 2019 31st International Congress of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT), Heilbronn, Germany

October 13-15, 2019 American Neurological Association (ANA) Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO

October 15, 2019 The Michael J. Fox Foundation 13th Annual Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics Conference, New York, NY

October 28-30, 2019 Milken Institute - Future of Health Summit, Washington, DC