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November 5, 2020
 
 
Symposium 2020 Preview
 
On Monday, the Foundation will begin its first-ever virtual Symposium. The 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound will bring together the global community of researchers, clinicians, industry leaders, and other stakeholders.

A few things to know about this year’s meeting:
  • The Symposium will run on the virtual platform Showcare.
     
  • More than 250 presentations will be available via a variety of formats, including live talks, prerecorded “on-demand” videos, and posters. See the Final Program >
     
  • New sessions have been designed to facilitate collaboration among virtual attendees, including roundtable discussions and Q&A opportunities.
     
  • The program includes an impressive group of keynote speeches and special lectures from inspiring pioneers in research, medtech, and innovation. See the Speakers >
     
  • Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD, and Lawrence Crum, PhD, will be recognized with the Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award and the Visionary Award, respectively. 
     
  • Social media users should share their experiences using the hashtag #FUSF2020.
     
  • See and share a brief promotional flyer of Symposium statistics, program highlights, and sponsor information.
     
  • And, it’s not too late to join us. Register Now for the Symposium >  
More Symposium News
Final Program Now Available: See What’s New

Over five days, we will explore the latest in using focused ultrasound to treat conditions across oncology, neurology, women's health, cardiovascular disease, pediatrics, and more. We will also address technology gaps and commercialization efforts. Learn about new features this year.

SEE THE FINAL PROGRAM >

Participant Experience: When You Register

Look for Two Emails
When you register for the Symposium, expect a confirmation from Cvent and a separate email – from a Showcare address – containing login information. Remember to check your spam folders if you don’t see an email.

Don't Wait to Register
There may be a lag time of up to one hour between when you register and when you have access to the meeting.

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Research Preview: Take-Home Messages Now Available

We asked each researcher to summarize his/her work in a brief sentence when submitting an abstract. Browse this list of “take-home messages” for a sneak peek of the week’s topics.  

SEE THE LIST >

Don’t Miss: Two Carveout Sessions Dedicated to Partner Organizations

This year, we are dedicating time in the schedule to two important partner organizations: the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU), whose conference in May was canceled due to COVID-19, and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).  

 



Participate Early in an FDA Town Hall Session 

Participants can pose questions to FDA reviewers, scientists, and management anonymously and in advance of the session on Friday, November 13.

LEARN MORE & COMPLETE THE SURVEY >

Ten Keynotes and Special Lectures Address Breadth of Topics

An impressive group of keynote speakers and special lecturers will address a variety of topics relevant to focused ultrasound and the broader scientific community.  

READ MORE >

Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD, Receives the 2020 Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award

Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD, FRCSC, a neurosurgeon and scientist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center and Sunnybrook Research Institute, is this year’s recipient of the Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award. 

READ THE ANNOUNCEMENT >

Lawrence A. Crum, PhD, Receives the 2020 Visionary Award

A leading expert in the fields of focused ultrasound and acoustics, Lawrence A. Crum, PhD, has been selected for the 2020 Visionary Award. 

READ THE ANNOUNCEMENT >

Meet Our Moderators

An impressive group of 42 leaders in the field who moderate presentations and discussions.  

SEE THE LIST >

Meet the 2020 Young Investigators

The Young Investigator Awards encourage quality research by those early in their career. This year, we recognize the work of nine individuals from four countries.

MEET THE RECIPIENTS >

Global Intern Prize Winner Recognized at Symposium

Hohyun Lee received the highest peer-reviewed rating among submissions from the Foundation's 2019 and 2020 Global Interns with his abstract, entitled “A Benchtop Focused Ultrasound System for Drug Screening Investigations in Central Nervous System.”

LEARN MORE ABOUT GLOBAL INTERNSHIPS >

Online Briefing for Media and Advocacy Groups

On Monday, November 9, six experts will present recent clinical and preclinical advances and emerging applications of focused ultrasound during an interactive press briefing.

SEE THE SPEAKERS AND TOPICS >
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER FOR THE WEBCAST* >
*A separate registration is required for the briefing. 

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Exhibitors

We thank the organizations that are supporting our 2020 meeting, and we encourage attendees to visit the virtual exhibit hall to get to know them.

It’s Not Too Late to Register for the Symposium

Register now at no charge to participate in plenary sessions, dynamic panels, roundtable discussions, and more at the Foundation’s biennial Symposium.  

REGISTER NOW >

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