Meeting Report: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) 2022 Annual Meeting


Key Points

  • The annual AIUM meeting was held March 12-16, in San Diego, CA.
  • Two scientific sessions featured recent focused ultrasound research.

The annual integrative ultrasound meeting of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) was held March 12-16, 2022, in San Diego, CA. The two scientific sessions that featured focused ultrasound presentations were titled “Therapeutic Ultrasound,” and “Therapeutic Applications in Cardiovascular Medicine: Mechanisms and Instrumentation.”

The Foundation’s Research Director for Applied Physics, Frédéric Padilla, PhD, attended the meeting.

“The Focused Ultrasound Foundation and AIUM have developed an incredible partnership for promoting and supporting the field,” said Dr. Padilla. “We are happy to work with AIUM to support this multidisciplinary medical association and its multiple activities beyond the annual meeting, including workshops, webinars, and standard-setting work groups.”

The focused ultrasound–based sessions and presentations are outlined below:

Therapeutic Ultrasound Scientific Session
Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
This session was moderated by Yusef Sayeed, MD, MPH, MEng, DABPM, FAIUM, Physician with United States Air Force.

  • Feasibility of Therapeutic Ultrasound Application in Topical Scleral Delivery of Avastin, by Hanaa Almogbil from George Washington University
  • Ultrasound-Enhanced Transcorneal Drug Delivery for Fungal Keratitis by Claire M. Allison, from George Washington University
  • Agar/Wood-powder Phantom Mimicking Breast Tissue in Magnetic Resonance guided Focused Ultrasound Applications by Christakis Damianou from Cyprus University of Technology
  • Robotic Device for Preclinical and Veterinary Trials of Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound by Christakis Damianou from Cyprus University of Technology
  • Microbubble properties can modulate the blood-brain barrier phenotype by Yutong Guo from Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ultrasound-Triggered Release of Vancomycin from a Novel Prophylactic Spinal Device by Lauren J. Delaney, PhD, from Thomas Jefferson University
  • Nanodroplet-mediated low energy ultrasound surgery by Bar Glickstein, BSc biomedical engineering from Tel Aviv University

Therapeutic Applications in Cardiovascular Medicine: Mechanisms and Instrumentation
Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 8:00 – 10:30 AM
This session was moderated by William O’Brien, Jr., PhD, FAIUM, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Jonathan Lindner, MD, Professor, Oregon Health Sciences University.

The learning objectives of the session were to describe the mechanisms and instrumentation of therapeutic applications in cardiovascular medicine and how technological advances in ultrasound may be utilized moving forward in both clinical medicine and research in the field of cardiology.

  • Therapeutic Applications in Cardiovascular Medicine by Invited Speaker Olivia C. Coiado, PhD, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Sonothrombolysis by Invited Speaker Christy K. Holland, PhD, from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Therapeutic Applications in Cardiovascular Medicine: Mechanisms and Instrumentation by Invited Speaker Jonathan R. Lindner, MD, from Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Echocardiographic Image Formation—Training DNN Beamformers with Unlabeled in vivo Data by Invited Speaker Brett Byram, PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • Novel technological development for cardiovascular ultrasound by Invited Speaker Brooks Lindsey, PhD, from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University

Please contact Dr. Padilla for more information about AIUM, its annual meeting, and other collaborative opportunities.