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December 17, 2020


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Top News | Foundation News | Symposium News | Research News
 Industry News | WebinarsEvents

 
 
Focused Ultrasound Improves Delivery of Alzheimer’s Therapy and Promotes Neurogenesis

A preclinical study led by Dr. Isabelle Aubert and her team at Sunnybrook Research Institute found that focused ultrasound may help deliver drugs to fight the effects of Alzheimer’s. The work was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). 
 
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Foundation News
Mike Milken Interviews John Grisham and Neal Kassell, MD, at Future of Health Summit

Milken Institute Chairman and Foundation Board member, Mike Milken, spoke with fellow Board member John Grisham and Foundation Chairman Neal Kassell, MD, as part of the Milken Institute Future of Health Summit.

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Jane Metcalfe Joins Foundation Council

We are pleased to welcome Jane Metcalfe, founder and CEO of NEO.LIFE, to the Council, a passionate group that collaborates with the Board of Directors and staff to help build awareness and raise funds for focused ultrasound.

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Foundation Gift Drive Brings Holiday Joy to Cedars Healthcare Center

Team members and a generous anonymous donor raised $20,000, fulfilling wish lists for 52 neighboring nursing facility residents and help bring cheer to this challenging holiday season.  

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Foundation Board Member Scott Beardsley Named 'Dean of the Year'

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business Dean was selected for the honor by Poets & Quants "for his stellar leadership through one of the most turbulent periods in higher education."  

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We very much appreciate your interest in focused ultrasound and hope you will consider a gift to support the Foundation’s lifesaving mission.  

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Symposium News
Symposium Abstracts and Full Presentations Now Available

All Symposium content is now permanently available on our YouTube channel. You can also read the abstracts from each of the scientific presentations in a two-part PDF document.  

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SEE PART I AND PART II OF THE ABSTRACT BOOK >

Investigator Profile: Symposium Honorary President Joan Vidal-Jové, MD, PhD

Based in Barcelona, Dr. Vidal-Jové is dedicated to advancing focused ultrasound to treat pancreatic and liver cancer. 

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SEE HIS SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATION >
Research News
Investigator Profile: Eli Vlaisavljevich, PhD

The Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech discusses his "unfocused" focused ultrasound work, which ranges from cancer treatment to conservation. 

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Virginia Tech Opens Veterinary Cancer Research Center

Researchers at Virginia Tech and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine have opened the Animal Cancer Care and Research Center, with services that include focused ultrasound. 

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READ ABOUT VT RESEARCHER, DR. VLAISAVLJEVICH >

Student Profile: Biomedical Illustrator Hang Yu Lin Creates Animation of Focused Ultrasound and the Blood-Brain Barrier

Hang’s master’s research project was a 3D animation explaining how focused ultrasound and microbubbles can transiently increase the blood-brain barrier’s permeability.

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Meeting Report: RSNA 2020

The recent Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting included two continuing education sessions and seven poster presentations featuring focused ultrasound.

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Two New Professional Opportunities in Focused Ultrasound

The teams at Stanford University and the University of South Florida are seeking functional neurosurgeon candidates to fill two open positions.

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SEE OTHER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FIELD > 

Call for Abstracts: European Conference on Interventional Oncology (ECIO) 2021

January 11 is the deadline to submit abstracts for EICO, which highlights minimally invasive image-guided cancer therapies. The meeting will be held virtually April 10–13, 2021.

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More Research News
Focused Ultrasound Abstracts Requested for Video Journal, JoVE
TUE's Self-Guided RF Beams Cook Cancer Cells | Bits & Chips
Inducing Accurately Controlled ‘Fevers’ in Tumors to Fight Cancer | Medical Xpress
Seeking Brain Cancer Patients for Focused Ultrasound Trial | CBS19
MRI Leads the Way in Neuroimaging Innovation | Aunt Minnie
Industry News
First CPT® Billing Code Established for Focused Ultrasound Treatment  

The American Medical Association has issued the first Category I CPT® billing code to facilitate reimbursement for the use of focused ultrasound to treat malignant prostate cancer.

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More Industry News
FDA Approves Device for Painful Osteoid Osteoma in the Extremities | Pain Medicine News
WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Launches Memory Health Clinic for Patients and Caregivers | WV News
Profound Medical Announces Changes to its Board of Directors | Globe Newswire
Sonalleve MR-HIFU System Approved for Osteoid Osteoma in the Extremities | Oncology Nursing News
NaviFUS Highlights Clinical Trial Data and Device Capabilities at Virtual International Focused Ultrasound Symposium | Yahoo Finance
Webinars
From Biology to Bytes: Predicting the Path of Ultrasound Waves Through the Human Brain

The International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound will host Bradley Treeby, Professor of Biomedical Ultrasound at the University College London, for its first webinar of the new year.

Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 11:00 am Eastern

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Recent Webinar Recordings
"History of Focused Ultrasound" | Gail ter Haar, PhD | Hosted by the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound

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Upcoming Events
 
January 28-29, 2021 1st HIFUture Symposium | Lyon, France

January 21, 2021 From Biology to Bytes: Predicting the Path of Ultrasound Waves Through the Human Brain | Hosted by ISTU | WEBINAR 

March 7-12, 2021 Winter School on Therapeutic Ultrasound | Les Houches, France

March 20-25, 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, TBD


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