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September 24, 2020


IN THIS ISSUE
Top News | Foundation News | Research News | WebinarsIndustry News | Events
 
 
Children’s National Hospital Becomes Foundation’s First Pediatric Center of Excellence

Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, is the first pediatric medical center to be named a Focused Ultrasound Foundation Center of Excellence. The site became our ninth Center of Excellence worldwide.  
 
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Foundation News
2020 State of the Field Report Now Available

The newly released 2020 State of the Field Report documents the progress in the field of focused ultrasound made possible by the hard work, time, and resources of the entire community.

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Foundation’s First Remote Summer Internship Program a Success

This year, the Foundation’s seven summer interns overcame the extra challenge of completing their projects largely remotely.  

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Internship Program FAQ: How to Set Up a Successful Internship at Any Level

This blog outlines strategies for creating an internship program that benefits students, mentors, and organizations alike – while cultivating the next generation of focused ultrasound researchers. 

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Donor Profile: Rick Frisbie

A distinguished executive in the financial industry, Rick Frisbie shares his appreciation for the Foundation and passion for how focused ultrasound could change healthcare.  

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Research News
Research Site Profile: The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Hospital

Children’s National Hospital researchers have made strides treating pediatric solid tumors and now have their sights on novel cancer applications of focused ultrasound. 

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Meeting Report: 2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium

The 2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium featured approximately 60 technical, preclinical, and clinical presentations on therapeutic ultrasound across many applications.

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New Focused Ultrasound Parameters for Releasing Chemotherapy to Tumors

Kullervo Hynynen, MSc, PhD, and his team recently sought to solve an exposure time problem when using focused ultrasound to release chemotherapy drugs from temperature-sensitive liposomes.

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Former Foundation Intern Helps Develop Brain Treatment Software Solution

Changzhu Jin, PhD, who completed two summer internships at the Foundation, was the lead author on a recent publication that aimed to create a phase correction toolkit for transcranial applications.

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More Research News
HIFU Treatment for Fibroids does not Increase Risk for Pelvic Adhesions | Contemporary OB/GYN
See coverage of the results of first US trial on focused ultrasound for prostate cancer in: Onc Live, DOTmed Healthcare Business News, News-Medical, MedTech Dive, Urology Times, Imaging Technology News, Radiology Business, and Diagnostic Imaging.
Webinars
Foundation and SNO to Host Joint Webinar on Blood-Brain Barrier Disruption

The Foundation is partnering with the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) to host “Ultrasound Blood-Brain Barrier Disruption in Neuro-Oncology” featuring presentations by leading experts in the field.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 11:00am Eastern

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Profound Medical Webinar to Highlight Their Sonalleve Device

Three guest speakers and users of the Sonalleve MRgHITU platform will provide a comprehensive overview of the device and share notable case studies.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 4:00am Eastern

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Watch Now: Focused Ultrasound for Gene Therapy

Natasha Sheybani, PhD, shared the concept of gene therapy and how focused ultrasound technology could impact this exciting field.

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Industry News
HistoSonics Announces New Vice President of Medical Affairs

Joe Amaral, MD, has joined HistoSonics to oversee its global clinical development initiatives. He brings more than 35 years of clinical and executive leadership in the healthcare space.

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Focused Ultrasound for Parkinson’s Disease Receives National Reimbursement in Japan

Insightec's Exablate Neuro device received national reimbursement from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to treat patients with tremor-dominant Parkinson’s or dyskinesia symptoms related to the disease.

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EDAP-TMS Highlights Commercial Products for KOLs

EDAP hosted a successful Key Opinion Leader (KOL) call, featuring their Focal One® High Intensity Focused Ultrasound and ExactVu micro-ultrasound devices.

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More Industry News
CMS’ Move to Abolish ‘Valley of Death’ between FDA Approval, Medicare Imaging Coverage Draws Praise | Radiology Business
Life Sciences Fellows Creates Impact Through Startup Creation | University of Calgary

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Upcoming Events
 
October 3–4, 2020 FOCAL2020: Frontiers in Oncologic Prostate Care and Ablative Local Therapy | virtual event 

October 5–7, 2020 The MedTech Conference | virtual event 

October 13, 2020 Ultrasound Blood-Brain Barrier Disruption in Neuro-Oncology| WEBINAR

October 14, 2020 SONALLEVE: A Flexible MRgHITU Platform for Precise and Incision-Free Ablative Therapies| WEBINAR

October 30, 2020 Neuro-Oncology Brain Tumors Symposium 2020 | virtual event 

October 31, 2020 Korean Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound | Gyeongju, Korea  

November 8–13, 2020 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound | virtual event

November 17–18, 2020 IBD INNOVATE: Product Development for Crohn’s & Colitis™ | virtual event

November 19–21, 2020 Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) 25th Annual Meeting | virtual event

November 29 – December 5, 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting | virtual event 


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