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May 26, 2022

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Symposium 2022: Abstract Deadlines, Award Opportunities, and Sponsorship Prospectus

The Foundation will host the 8th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound this October in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Join Us – In-person and virtual registration is now open for the event.
  • Submit an Abstract – The final deadline to submit abstracts is Wednesday, June 1.
  • Award Opportunities – Apply for a Young Investigator Award by June 1 or nominate a colleague for the Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award by June 6.
  • Support the Symposium – We invite organizations in the therapeutic ultrasound industry or related fields to view the Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus for advertising opportunities.
VISIT THE MEETING WEBSITE >
Foundation News
Watch Now: LabTAU Focused Ultrasound Center of Excellence Webinar
  • In 2017, the Laboratory of Therapeutic Applications of Ultrasound (LabTAU) became the Foundation’s seventh Center of Excellence.
  • The LabTAU team discussed their strategy, highlighted completed projects, and outlined their future vision.
WATCH THE RECORDING >

The Perfect Arc of a Biomedical Engineer’s Career: John Snell, PhD
  • This month, the Foundation’s Brain Program Technical Director for the past 12 years, John Snell, PhD, began a new role as Manager of Advanced Simulation and Applications at Histosonics.
  • We celebrate John for his important work at the Foundation and contributions to advancing the field.
READ MORE >

Field Overview: Focused Ultrasound in Veterinary Medicine
  • The Foundation’s Veterinary Medicine Program Director, Kelsie Timbie, PhD, recently presented an overview of the Veterinary Program.
  • She addressed current feline and canine research and how it could impact human care.
WATCH NOW >

More Foundation News
The 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week - Taking Aim At Cancer | GE's The Vanguard
UVA Health, Focused Ultrasound Launch $8M Center | Virginia Business
Paging Dr. Ultrasound | McGill University
Symposium News
Abstract Submission Deadline Extended
  • You now have until Wednesday, June 1, to submit abstracts for Symposium 2022.
  • We strongly urge you to submit preliminary as well as final results from preclinical laboratory studies and clinical trials.
  • Young Investigator Award applications are also due June 1 and can be completed during the abstract submission process.
LEARN MORE AND SUBMIT > 

Nominate a Colleague Now for Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award
  • The award honors the late Ferenc Jolesz and recognizes an innovative spirit in a mid-career investigator conducting focused ultrasound research.
  • The recipient will receive a $5,000 cash award and up to $5,000 in travel expenses for Symposium attendance.
  • The award is supported by Insightec, and nominations will be accepted through Monday, June 6.
LEARN MORE AND NOMINATE > 

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Patient News
Toronto Hospital Celebrates 10 Years of Focused Ultrasound Treatments
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre has been providing focused ultrasound care to patients for a decade.
  • The site is pioneering the use of MR-guided focused ultrasound to treat a range of brain conditions.
  • The Foundation has supported Sunnybrook clinical trials and designated it a focused ultrasound Center of Excellence.
READ MORE > 

Focused Ultrasound Treatment for Essential Tremor Now Reimbursed in Germany
  • Previously, essential tremor patients in Germany who had focused ultrasound were only eligible for reimbursement if they were unsuitable for an alternate therapy – deep brain stimulation.
  • A recent ruling, thanks to a collaborative effort by physicians, has removed that barrier.
READ THE BLOG POST > 

More Patient News
Henry Ford Health Can Target and Treat Prostate Cancer Through Robotic Technology [video] | Fox 2 Detroit
A Revolutionary New Prostate Treatment is Being Rolled Out Across the UK | Edinburgh News
Research News
First Patient Treated in US Clinical Trial for Varicose Veins
  • The first US clinical trial of Theraclion’s SONOVEIN® platform for patients with varicose veins has begun in New Jersey.
  • The company plans to use data from this 20-patient study to start a larger trial and ultimately apply for FDA approval.
  • Sonovein is the only noninvasive treatment option for varicose veins, and it earned the CE Mark in 2019.
READ THERACLION’S PRESS RELEASE > 

Focused Ultrasound Treatment Reporting Guidelines Now Published
  • Physicists with expertise in the technology have published recommendations for reporting treatment parameters of studies using focused ultrasound.
  • Widespread use of these guidelines will assist in moving the field forward more quickly.
  • The recommendations are divided into clinical and preclinical study sections.
READ MORE > 

Literature Review: Focused Ultrasound Immunotherapy for Brain Tumors
  • Researchers conducted a comprehensive literature review of studies using focused ultrasound to modulate anti-tumor immunity in the central nervous system.
  • Four bioeffects induce immune effects, improve immunotherapy trafficking, or turn "cold" tumors "hot."
  • When combined with immunotherapy, focused ultrasound can promote robust responses in brain tumors.
READ MORE > 

 
Meeting Report: Society for Thermal Medicine (STM) 2022
  • The annual meeting of the STM was held virtually May 1–4.
  • A special focused ultrasound symposium included research on immunotherapy, imaging, drug delivery, hyperthermia, pancreatic therapy, prostate cancer, and canine tumors.
READ MORE > 

Meeting Report: American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • The first in-person AANS annual meeting since 2019 was held in Philadelphia April 29—May 2.
  • Seven sessions included focused ultrasound topics.
  • We thank Vibhor Krishna, MD, for his assistance with this meeting report.
READ MORE > 

More Research News
Cardiawave Announces French National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) Green Light to Launch VALVOSOFT® Pivotal Study in France | Business Wire
Ultrasound as a Treatment for Liver Cancer Shows Promise | Managed Healthcare Executive
Industry News
Symposium 2022 Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus is Now Available
  • The Foundation invites organizations in the therapeutic ultrasound industry or related fields to support the Symposium.
  • The Prospectus outlines a variety of sponsor and exhibitor packages, as well as many advertising opportunities to increase your company’s visibility at the meeting.
SEE THE PROSPECTUS > 

Theraclion Launches SONOVEIN® HD Platform for Varicose Vein Treatment
  • The new system combines the company’s noninvasive platform with leading-edge imaging capabilities from SuperSonic Imagine.
  • The addition of Sonovein HD technology enables faster and safer treatments of varicose veins.
  • Sonovein earned the CE Mark in 2019, and the first US clinical trial began earlier this month.
READ THE PRESS RELEASE > 

Histosonics Announces Partnership with GE Healthcare
  • Histosonics will use GE Healthcare's LOGIQ E10 Series ultrasound imaging platform to improve visualization of its EdisonTM novel sonic beam therapy.
  • GE’s technology will offer continuous visualization for the histotripsy therapy procedure, including planning, monitoring, and immediate post-treatment verification.
  • Histosonics’ EdisonTM is now being used in clinical trials in the US and Europe to treat liver tumors.
READ THE PRESS RELEASE > 

More Industry News
The Use of Robotics and HIFU for Prostate Cancer Treatment in Latin America | Uro Today
3 Questions on…Treating Prostate Cancer with Sound Waves | Oncology Times
“Game-Changing” Essential Tremor Treatment Rolled Out | National Health Executive
OHSU Launches Brain Surgery Method Without the Surgery | Biz Journals
Webinars
Recent Webinars & Podcasts
Pelvic Focused Ultrasound Treatment: State of the Field for Prostate Cancer and Uterine Fibroids | Featuring Pejman Ghanouni, MD, PhD, and Gina Hesley, MD | Hosted by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and the Focused Ultrasound Foundation (1 hour 12 minutes) 
LabTAU Focused Ultrasound Center of Excellence (COE) - A Five Year Perspective | Featuring Cyril Lafon, PhD, W. Apoutou N'DJIN, PhD, and Anne-Gaëlle Chaux, PhD, DDS | Hosted by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation (1 hour)
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Upcoming Events
June 7-10, 2022 21st Annual International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU), Toronto, Canada and VIRTUAL

June 11-16, 2022 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

June 19-23, 2022 15th International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS) Congress, Milan, Italy

July 10-14, 2022 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

August 14-19, 2022 Gordon Research Conference – In Vivo Ultrasound Imaging, Ventura, CA

October 10-13, 2022 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Venice, Italy

October 23-28, 2022 8th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound, Bethesda, MD

December 8-11, 2022 International Symposium on Biomolecular Ultrasound and Sonogenetics (ISBUS), Pasadena, CA

 

 

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