- The final proceedings from the November 2020 Symposium are available.
- Watch a dynamic, two-minute video that compiles the meeting’s most noteworthy moments.
- Presentation videos are archived on YouTube and the Chinese platform Liang-yi-hui.
- See which meeting content ranked as most engaging for our record 1,821 participants.
In November 2020, the Foundation hosted its first fully virtual Symposium, and we are pleased release the final proceedings from the 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound on our website. The comprehensive, 171-page document is searchable by topic and includes hyperlinks to presentations from the five-day meeting.
Watch Meeting Highlights
The Symposium united scientists, clinicians, and other stakeholders for a multifaceted exploration of focused ultrasound. Please watch this dynamic, two-minute video that compiles some of the most noteworthy moments from this year’s meeting.
Presentation Videos Available on YouTube and Liang-yi-hui
In December, we announced that all presentation videos were permanently archived on a dedicated Symposium YouTube channel.
To make this content more accessible to our colleagues in China, we recently launched a channel on Liang-yi-hui (良醫匯), a Chinese platform that provides a community to share information with a wide network of oncologists.
See the Most Engaging Content
The meeting’s virtual format bolstered overall attendance; we registered 1,821 participants from 58 countries. Of that number, 78 percent participated in the meeting in real-time, and the most popular content for those participants is ranked below.
Top 3 Most Attended Sessions
- Dr. James Allison’s Keynote Address and Cancer Immunotherapy
- Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Movement Disorders
Top 3 Most Watched Oral Presentations
- “Bilateral Blood-brain Barrier Opening in Mice using Acoustic Holograms” by Sergio Jimenez Gambin
- “Sustained, Reversible, and Specific Manipulations of Oculomotor Performance in Non-human Primates by Neuronavigated Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation with Return to Baseline” by David Attali
- “Planning and Delivery of Ultrasound-mediated Hyperthermia for Clinical Targeted Drug Delivery” by Michael Gray
Top 3 Most Watched Poster Presentations
- “The Feasibility of Blood-Nerve Barrier Disruption using Focused Ultrasound and Microbubbles in a Rodent Model” by Chenchen Bing
- “Low-cost 3D Hydrophone Scanning Tank with Matlab GUI Control” by Sam Clinard
- “Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation: A Simulation Study for Non-invasive Neuromodulation of the Hippocampus” by Xinghao Cheng
Mark Your Calendar for 2022
In all, the 2020 Symposium showcased the tremendous progress in the field and demonstrated the ability of digital technology to facilitate the sharing of information and knowledge and increase participation.
Please plan to join us October 23-28, 2022 for the 8th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound. This meeting is being planned as a hybrid virtual and in-person event in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.