September 12, 2019 - Foundation Challenge Fosters Research Collaboration – and more news

September 12, 2019
Foundation Challenge Fosters Research Collaboration

A collaborative challenge project between Vanderbilt University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Utah aimed to develop a better way to monitor temperature changes during focused ultrasound brain treatments. 

 Foundation News
Dr. Joan Vidal-Jové Named 2020 Symposium President

Focused ultrasound pioneer Joan Vidal-Jové, MD, PhD, will serve as the honorary president at the Foundation's 7th International Symposium in November 2020.


Lockhart Memorial Prize Offered for Third Year

Applications are being accepted for this annual $75,000 cash award established in memory of Andrew Lockhart. 


Research News
Fellowship Update: Will Grissom, PhD

Vanderbilt University's Will Grissom, PhD, recently completed a research fellowship with the Foundation to improve MRI use during focused ultrasound brain treatments.


Focused Ultrasound for Movement Disorders Featured on NeurologyLive Cover

The current issue of NeurologyLive outlines how focused ultrasound is being investigated to address multiple brain disorders.


Research Roundup

Researchers in China sought to determine whether focused ultrasound could safely and effectively help children with metastatic bone tumors.

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Industry News
Focused Ultrasound Manufacturer Funded with $2.1 Million Investment

Canada-based Harmonic Medical Inc. was awarded $2.1M (approximately $1.6M USD) from FedDev Ontario to launch its focused ultrasound device to treat uterine fibroids. 


AdvaMed, MITA Weigh In on FDA’s Draft Guidance for Prostate Devices

In a recent article, the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) and the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) advocated for the FDA’s new prostate ablation guidelines but indicated a need for fine-tuning.


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

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

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