September 12, 2019
Foundation Challenge Fosters Research Collaboration

A collaborative challenge project between Vanderbilt University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Utah aimed to develop a better way to monitor temperature changes during focused ultrasound brain treatments. 

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 Foundation News
Dr. Joan Vidal-Jové Named 2020 Symposium President

Focused ultrasound pioneer Joan Vidal-Jové, MD, PhD, will serve as the honorary president at the Foundation's 7th International Symposium in November 2020.

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Lockhart Memorial Prize Offered for Third Year

Applications are being accepted for this annual $75,000 cash award established in memory of Andrew Lockhart. 

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Research News
Fellowship Update: Will Grissom, PhD

Vanderbilt University's Will Grissom, PhD, recently completed a research fellowship with the Foundation to improve MRI use during focused ultrasound brain treatments.

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Focused Ultrasound for Movement Disorders Featured on NeurologyLive Cover

The current issue of NeurologyLive outlines how focused ultrasound is being investigated to address multiple brain disorders.

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Research Roundup

Researchers in China sought to determine whether focused ultrasound could safely and effectively help children with metastatic bone tumors.
 
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Industry News
Focused Ultrasound Manufacturer Funded with $2.1 Million Investment

Canada-based Harmonic Medical Inc. was awarded $2.1M (approximately $1.6M USD) from FedDev Ontario to launch its focused ultrasound device to treat uterine fibroids. 

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AdvaMed, MITA Weigh In on FDA’s Draft Guidance for Prostate Devices

In a recent article, the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) and the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) advocated for the FDA’s new prostate ablation guidelines but indicated a need for fine-tuning.

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Upcoming Events
September 12-14, 2019 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas, Washington, DC

September 15-18, 2019 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

September 16-17, 2019 20th International Conference on Alzheimer's Drug Discovery, Jersey City, NJ

September 19, 2019 Women Building Bio, Fairfax, VA

September 19-22, 2019 European Association of Neuro-Oncology (EANO) 14th Annual Meeting, Lyon, France 

September 22, 2019 7th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium, Boston, MA

September 23-25 AdvaMed's The MedTech Conference, Boston, MA


September 22-26, 2019 International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Nice, France

September 23-24, 2019 Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation Symposium, Oxford, UK 


September 27 – October 1, 2019 European Society for Medical Oncology Congress, Barcelona, Spain

October 6-9, 2019 IUS IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Glasgow, Scotland

October 10-11, 2019 31st International Congress of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT), Heilbronn, Germany

October 13-15, 2019 American Neurological Association (ANA) Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO

October 15, 2019 The Michael J. Fox Foundation 13th Annual Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics Conference, New York, NY

October 28-30, 2019 Milken Institute - Future of Health Summit, Washington, DC
 

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