March 14, 2019

March is Essential Tremor Awareness Month, and researchers at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London recently began a clinical trial using focused ultrasound to treat both sides of the brain in patients with essential tremor.

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 Foundation News
Symposium 2018 Summary Now Available

The Foundation’s 6th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound included scientific presentations from all areas of research, and the summary is now available.

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Workshop Held to Define Roadmap for Focused Ultrasound and Pancreatic Cancer

The Foundation convened a wide range of pancreatic cancer experts to create a clinical roadmap for using focused ultrasound to treat the disease. 

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Blog: Foundation Chairman Shares Why Collaboration is Essential

Neal F. Kassell, MD, discusses why the focused ultrasound community’s commitment to collaboration will be vital to the technology’s success.

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  • The Focused Ultrasound Foundation welcomes a new team member: Leslie Wenert, Development Officer 
 Patient News
Meet Jodi: An Essential Tremor Patient

After suffering with essential tremor for more than 15 years, Wisconsin mom Jodi opted for focused ultrasound to treat her condition.

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Medicare to Cover FUS for Essential Tremor in 38 States

Device manufacturer Insightec announced that Medicare beneficiaries in 38 states will have coverage for focused ultrasound treatment of essential tremor beginning April 1. 

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Research News
Research Site Profile: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Professor Wladyslaw Gedroyc discusses focused ultrasound research and clinical care at Imperial College Healthcare National Health Service Trust.

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2019 First Quarter Research Award

The Foundation will fund a liver cancer project by John Eisenbrey, PhD, at Thomas Jefferson University comparing the current standard-of-care treatment to that plus ultrasound-triggered microbubble destruction.

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Research Update – Mapping Histotripsy through the Skull

A Foundation-funded project by Jonathan Sukovich, PhD, at the University of Michigan aimed to monitor and locate histotripsy-generated bubble clouds during transcranial treatment.

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Online Course on Focused Ultrasound for Glaucoma Now Available

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Therapeutic Ultrasound has released a course by Florent Aptel, MD, PhD, on focused ultrasound for glaucoma. This is the final course of the MOOC, and all 12 courses are available online. 

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Research Roundup

Duke University researchers have developed a groundbreaking method for incorporating photoacoustic temperature mapping into focused ultrasound therapy.

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Industry News
SonaCare Medical Participates in Medical Innovation Showcase

Focused ultrasound manufacturer SonaCare Medical was featured at an Innovation Showcase aimed at introducing disruptive healthcare ideas to members of Congress.

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Upcoming Events
March 23-28, 2019 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas

March 29–April 3, 2019 American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

April 13-17, 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Meeting, San Diego, California

April 28–May 2, 2019 Society For Thermal Medicine (STM) 36th Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, Florida


May 3-6, 2019 American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

May 4-10, 2019 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

June 9-13, 2019 14th Biennial Congress and Exhibition of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

June 10-11, 2019 Society for Image Guided Neurointerventions (SIGN), Baltimore, Maryland

June 13-15, 2019 Ultrasound Energy - ISTU and EUFUS Joint Meeting, Barcelona, Spain | Late-breaking poster submissions accepted until April 15.
 

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