June 13, 2019
Focused Ultrasound and Gene Therapy Provide Hope for Parkinson's

Focused ultrasound is being used to deliver gene therapy across the blood-brain barrier to restore nerve pathways damaged in Parkinson’s disease. This groundbreaking work is rapidly becoming a promising option for potentially curing the disabling disease. 

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 Foundation News
Foundation Participates in Education and Awareness for Cancer Immunotherapy Month

The Foundation is proud to be part of the emerging field of focused ultrasound for immune-based cancer treatment. “Wear White” on June 14 for a future immune to cancer.

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Council Update: Jane Batten Receives Honorary Degree from William & Mary

Foundation Council member and co-chair, Mrs. Jane P. Batten, was awarded an honorary degree at the 2019 William & Mary commencement ceremony. Watch to learn more about Mrs. Batten’s philanthropic activities, including her dedication to education and the environment. 

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 Patient News
Focused Ultrasound for Essential Tremor Now Reimbursed in Japan

Insightec announced that their Exablate Neuro treatment for essential tremor will now be reimbursed in Japan, where nine medical centers are currently offering the treatment. 

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Patient Spotlight: Prostate Cancer Patient Thomas

Thomas was treated with high intensity focused ultrasound therapy for prostate cancer. He flew to Washington, DC, to tell representatives about the treatment’s effectiveness.

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Patient Spotlight: ALS Patient Hanna

After being diagnosed with ALS, Hanna volunteered to receive focused ultrasound therapy to open the blood-brain barrier over the motor cortex at Sunnybrook.

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Research News
Focused Ultrasound Gene Delivery System for Parkinson’s Disease Earns University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins $2.5M Grant

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke awarded a $2.5 million research grant to Rich Price, PhD, and Jung Soo Suk, PhD, for their gene therapy project.

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Stanford Scientists Create Novel Simulation Method for Brain Application

Researchers at Stanford University sought to develop a system that could precisely predict focal spot heating during focused ultrasound brain treatment. 

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Meeting Report: Society for Thermal Medicine (STM) Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Society for Thermal Medicine was held April 28 – May 2 in Florida. Eight international research groups presented focused ultrasound abstracts.

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Preprints Survey

Should research papers be openly shared prior to the peer review process? The Center for Open Science (COS) is asking for participation in a survey. 

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Research Roundup

Could focused ultrasound become the first-line treatment for children with osteoid osteoma? Data from three international university hospitals provide initial evidence. 
 
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Industry News
Sonovein Study Data Presented at Charing Cross Innovation Showcase

Theraclion's Sonovein system received the CE mark for treating varicose veins; they were invited to present at the Charing Cross Symposium’s “Innovation Showcase.” 

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Meeting Report: Regulatory Education for Industry (REdI)

The US Food and Drug Administration held an interactive workshop with regulatory experts, creating understanding for drug and medical device regulatory requirements.

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Upcoming Events
June 12-15, 2019 Ultrasound Energy - ISTU and EUFUS Joint Meeting, Barcelona, Spain 

June 20-21, 2019 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) Medical Device Conference, San Francisco, California

June 24-27, 2019 World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN) 18th Biennial Meeting, New York, New York

July 14-18, 2019 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), Los Angeles, California

July 14-18, 2019 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 61st Annual Meeting & Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas

July 23-27, 2019 IEEE 41st International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC 2019), Berlin, Germany

August 2-6, 2019 American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) Convention, Washington, D.C.

August 16-17, 2019 Society for NeuroOncology (SNO) Inaugural Conference on Brain Metastases, New York, New York

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 15-18, 2019 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

September 23-23, 2019 Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation Symposium, Oxford, UK  
Poster Deadline is September 2, 2019
 

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