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February 25, 2021


IN THIS ISSUE
Top News | Foundation News | Patient News | Research News 
Industry News | WebinarsEvents

 
 
7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound Proceedings Now Available
  • The final proceedings from the November 2020 Symposium are available.
  • Watch a dynamic, two-minute video that compiles the meeting’s most noteworthy moments.
  • Presentation videos are archived on YouTube and the Chinese platform Liang-yi-hui. 
  • See which meeting content ranked as most engaging for our record 1,821 participants.  
READ MORE > 
Foundation News
Register Now: Fireside Chat on Focused Ultrasound for Pediatrics
  • Focused ultrasound could replace invasive surgery or radiation therapy for children with a variety of tumors.
  • Suzanne LeBlang, MD, will discuss the latest research in focused ultrasound for pediatric indications.
  • Join us Wednesday, March 3, at 12:00 pm Eastern for the live virtual presentation and Q&A session.
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER >

Foundation Launches Women in Focused Ultrasound Interest Group
  • The initiative aims to unite, support, and advance women and allies in the community.
  • We welcome everyone who is passionate about bringing equity, diversity, and inclusivity to our field.
JOIN US NOW >

Article Spotlights University of Virginia’s Focused Ultrasound Program  
  • In 2009, UVA was designated as the first Focused Ultrasound Foundation Center of Excellence.
  • Their work is the result of collaboration between the University, the Foundation, and the state of Virginia.
  • The site is treating movement disorders and conducting trials for pain, epilepsy, breast cancer, and glioblastoma.
READ THE ARTICLE > 
Patient News
Parkinson’s Disease: Update of Focused Ultrasound Treatment
  • The Foundation's Chief Medical Officer, Tim Meakem, MD, presented to the South Carolina-based Parkinson’s Support Group of The Lowcountry.
  • He addressed the current status of focused ultrasound for Parkinson's and answered several questions.
WATCH THE PRESENTATION >

More Patient News
Breaking the Mold of Pediatric Health | The Washington Post
Sound Relief: Baptist Health Neurosurgeon Provides Breakthrough Treatment for Essential Tremors | WSVN Miami [video]
Focused Ultrasound Treatment Changes Life of Woman Suffering from Essential Tremor | HCA Healthcare [video]
Research News
Bilateral Focused Ultrasound is Effective for Relieving Movement Disorder Symptoms
  • A Swiss research team published trial data using bilateral pallidothalamic tractotomy to treat Parkinson’s symptoms.
  • Two of the ten patients were treated on both sides of the brain in one session.
  • Twelve months after treatment, patients reported measurable symptom relief.
READ MORE >

Webinar Report: Human Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation
  • The University of Toronto’s Dr. Anton Fomenko described human transcranial focused ultrasound stimulation (TUS) research for neuromodulation.
  • The webinar covered designing and implementing experiments using single-transducer TUS neuromodulation and highlighted available commercial systems.
READ MORE >

Apply Now: Biomedical Engineering Emerging Scholars Symposium
  • Advanced PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who are interested in faculty careers are encouraged to attend a career development symposium hosted by Boston University’s Biomedical Engineering Department.
  • The virtual symposium will be May 6–7, 2021, and applications are due by March 5.
LEARN MORE AND APPLY > 

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More Research News
​​​​Coverage of MRI-guided focused ultrasound trial for prostate cancer in Health Day, Urology Times, Health Imaging, and SciTech Daily
UCLA-Led Study Improves Responsiveness in Patients with Disorders of Consciousness | Daily Bruin
Updates in Parkinson’s Disease | Healio Neurology
Researchers Unlock the Potential of an Average MRI Scan | University of Calgary
MRgFUS Team Rounds Up Another Successful Year | Rad Magazine
Industry News
Insightec Announces Regulatory Approval, Partnership in Brazil 
  • The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency, ANVISA, has approved the Exablate Neuro device to treat essential tremor, tremor-dominant Parkinson's disease, and neuropathic pain. 
  • Insightec is working with Strattner, a leading equipment distributor, to help advance adoption of focused ultrasound in the Brazilian market.
READ THE PRESS RELEASE >

Profound Medical’s Sonalleve Device Highlighted by FDA 
  • Approved to treat osteoid osteomas, the Sonalleve device was listed among novel devices authorized by the FDA in 2020. 
  • This was the first focused ultrasound approval directly impacting pediatric patients and the sixth approval in the US.
READ MORE >

More Industry News
Profound Medical to Participate in the BTIG Virtual MedTech, Digital Health, Life Science and Diagnostic Tools Conference | Financial Post
Webinars
Fireside Chat on Focused Ultrasound for Pediatrics
  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at 12:00 pm Eastern
  • Suzanne LeBlang, MD, Director of Clinical Relationships, Focused Ultrasound Foundation
  • Hosted by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER >

Recent Webinar Recordings
Foundation's Chief Medical Officer Discusses Focused Ultrasound for Parkinson's Disease | Tim Meakem, MD | Hosted by Parkinson’s Support Group of The Lowcountry
Human Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation: Methodological Considerations and TMS | Anton Fomenko, MD | Hosted by the Brainbox Initiative

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Upcoming Events
March 3, 2021 Fireside Chat on Focused Ultrasound for Pediatrics  | WEBINAR

March 11-12, 2021 26th Annual Meeting of the Blood-Brain Barrier Consortium | VIRTUAL MEETING

March 20-26, 2021 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Annual Meeting | VIRTUAL MEETING

April 10-13, 2021 European Conference on Interventional Oncology (ECIO) 2021 | VIRTUAL MEETING

April 11-14, 2021 Annual Integrative Ultrasound Meeting (AIUM) 2021 | VIRTUAL MEETING

June 6-9, 2021 International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU) 2021Gyeongju, Korea | Abstract deadline is March 1, 2021.

June 8-10, 2021 180th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) | VIRTUAL MEETING 

June 10-12, 2021 Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Pediatric Conference, Washington, DC

June 17-18, 2021 1st HIFUture Symposium, Lyon, France

September 25-29, 2021 Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2021, Lisbon, Portugal | Abstract deadline is March 15, 2021.

 

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