July 31, 2019 - Foundation Partnership's First Year Highlights – and more news

July 31, 2019
One Year In: Highlights and Next Steps for the Foundation’s Partnership with the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance

In its first year, the Foundation's partnership with the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) has laid important groundwork to reducing barriers to commercialization and increasing patient access to focused ultrasound therapies. Learn about their progress and roadmap for the coming year, as well as how to get involved. 

 Foundation News
Workshop Outlines Future of Focused Ultrasound + Cancer Immunotherapy

The Foundation and Cancer Research Institute (CRI) convened more than 50 stakeholders to advance focused ultrasound and immunotherapy combination treatments. 


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. 


Donor Profile: Bob Hirsch 

Having built a successful career at Gold Eagle Co., Bob Hirsch is interested in the potential of focused ultrasound to change medicine and help patients like his wife.


Patient News
Alzheimer's Patient Shares Her Experience in Focused Ultrasound Trial

Sally was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease three years ago. Recently, she became the first patient in a new focused ultrasound trial in Toronto.


Parkinson’s Patient Cries ‘Tears of Joy’ after Focused Ultrasound

For 11 years, Perry has dealt with Parkinson’s tremors. But focused ultrasound treatment at Pennsylvania Hospital stilled his right hand and brought tears to his eyes. 


 More Patient News
Research News
Foundation Funded Research Update: 3D Mapping for Transcranial Histotripsy

A University of Michigan team has developed a novel method for real-time 3D mapping of the brain during histotripsy. 


Landmark Alzheimer’s Study Listed as One of “Top 50 Read Articles” of 2018

Nature Communications has named a pioneering focused ultrasound trial in Alzheimer’s patients as one of their Top 50 Read Articles of 2018.


Meeting Report: AAPM 2019

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 61st Annual Meeting and Exhibition included a special 3-day program on ultrasound. 


Research Roundup

A team in Korea is exploring whether the mechanical effects of histotripsy can induce an immune response in breast cancer cells. 

Visit our free, online research library of focused ultrasound publications.
 More Research News
Industry News
Company Profile: Bracco

Bracco is a world leader in diagnostic imaging. We spoke with Thierry Bettinger, PhD, Research Center Director at Bracco Suisse SA, about the multi-level organization and the possible intersections he sees between the company and focused ultrasound.  


FDA Program Streamlines Medical Device Development

The Medical Device Development Tools program has created a tissue-mimicking phantom to help streamline the approval process for focused ultrasound devices. 


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Upcoming Events
August 2-6, 2019 American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) Convention, Washington, DC

August 13-15, 2019 B3DD Blood Brain Barrier Drug Delivery Summit, Boston, MA

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