March 26, 2020
The Foundation stands in solidarity with you and the global community impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We have created a dedicated webpage including a message from our Chairman and resources to help our community stay abreast of rapidly changing guidelines and policies that impact the field. 
University of Michigan Researcher Receives Lockhart Memorial Prize

Zhen Xu, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan, is the recipient of the 2019 Andrew J. Lockhart Memorial Prize, presented by the Foundation.

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 Foundation News
Registration Opens for the Foundation's 2020 Symposium

Please plan to join us for the 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound, to be held November 8-13, in McLean, Virginia. 

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Virginia Governor Northam to Deliver Keynote Address at Focused Ultrasound Symposium

We are pleased to announce that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam will speak at the 2020 Symposium. 

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Watch Now: Histotripsy for Cancer and Neurological Diseases Webinar

On March 25, Zhen Xu, PhD, discussed the basics of histotripsy and the latest on its use to treat cancer and neurological diseases.

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Now Accepting Applications for Global Internships

The Foundation’s Global Internship Program allows students who are interested in focused ultrasound to conduct research with esteemed mentors in the field.

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Patient News
Prostate Cancer Patient Joins Fly-In to Meet with Policymakers

Reggie chose focused ultrasound to treat his prostate cancer and joined the Foundation in Washington, DC, earlier this month to help ensure others have the same opportunity.

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Research News
Investigator Profile: Ashish Ranjan BVSc, PhD

As a veterinarian scientist, Dr. Ranjan studies how focused ultrasound can noninvasively treat cancer and non-healing wounds in dogs and cats.

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Histotripsy-induced Immune Response

A research group based at the University of Michigan studied whether histotripsy could create an immune response against melanoma or hepatocellular carcinoma tumors.

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FDA Issues Guidance on Clinical Trials Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a guidance for those conducting clinical trials during these challenging times.  

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COVID-19 Pandemic Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released information for researchers who have received or are in the process of applying for project funding.

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Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) Seeks Input on White Paper

April 2, 2020 is the deadline for the public comment period on MDIC’s white paper: “Maximizing Patient Input in the Design and Development of Medical Device Clinical Trials.”

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Industry News
Landmark Multi-center, Live Broadcast of Focused Ultrasound Treatments

On International Women’s Day, more than 40 focused ultrasound centers in China and Taiwan performed and broadcast live uterine fibroid treatments.

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Help Available for US Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) offers programs that may be of interest to US-based focused ultrasound companies.  

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Upcoming Events
Meetings Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic
A number of upcoming conferences have been postponed or canceled, including SIR 2020ISTU 2020, the 11th National Image Guided Therapy Workshop, and two upcoming meetings of the ASA. We encourage you to check all organizations’ websites for the most current information. 
April 26-28, 2020 Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation's 14th Annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Workshop, Philadelphia, PA | This workshop will now be a virtual meeting. 

September 10-13, 2020 European Association of Neuro-Oncology Meeting, Glasgow, UK | Abstract submissions are due May 4.

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


November 8-13, 2020 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound, McLean, VA | Registration is now open. 

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

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