February 27, 2020
First Medicare Reimbursement Approved for Parkinson’s Disease

Medicare patients in some Southeastern states now have coverage for focused ultrasound treatment of tremor-dominant Parkinson’s disease.

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 Foundation News
Immunotherapy for Brain Tumors Webinar Now Available

Michael Lim, MD, discussed the state of multimodal immunotherapy for some of the deadliest brain tumors, glioblastomas. 

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Milken Institute Summit Features Focused Ultrasound

The Foundation’s Director of Clinical Relationships participated in a transformative panel discussion at the 2020 Milken Institute Middle East and Africa Summit. 

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Focused Ultrasound Highlighted at Annual Pain Meeting

A prominent pain expert delivered a keynote address on how focused ultrasound will become a standard of care. 

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Patient News
Essential Tremor Patient Steady After Focused Ultrasound

Will Irwin was used to spilling drinks and fielding questions about his tremors, but not since undergoing focused ultrasound therapy at the University of Pennsylvania. 

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Research News
Meeting Report: Focal Therapy and Imaging in Prostate and Kidney Cancer

The 12th International Symposium on Focal Therapy and Imaging in Prostate and Kidney Cancer included presentations on focused ultrasound for the prostate.  

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$600,000 Grant Available for Brain Cancer Research

The Sontag Foundation is seeking applications for a four-year grant to advance primary brain tumor/brain cancer research. 

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Institutions Encouraged to Publish Null Results

An open science center in Berlin is aiming to improve data reliability by incentivizing institutions to make null results available.  

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University of California and PLOS Partner to Promote Open Access Publications

The University of California (UC) and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) announced a two-year agreement to fund $1,000 in article processing fees for UC researchers to more easily publish their work in PLOS open access journals.

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Industry News
Take Action for AdvaMed: Thank Congress for Repealing the Medical Device Excise Tax

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) recently issued the following call-to-action: Thank Congress for repealing the medical device excise tax. 

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Upcoming Events
ISTU 2020 Postponed
Due to the current situation in Korea with the COVID-19 outbreak, the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU) leadership has made the decision to postpone this year's conference to a date not yet determined. 
March 28 – April 2, 2020 The Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA

April 16-17, 2020 11th National Image Guided Therapy Workshop, Rockville, MD 

September 10-13, 2020 European Association of Neuro-Oncology Meeting, Glasgow, UK 

October 5-7, 2020 The MedTech Conference, Toronto, Canada


November 8-13, 2020 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound, McLean, VA

November 29 – December 4, 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL | Abstract submissions are due April 8 at Noon CT. 


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