To the focused ultrasound community:

As we get deeper into the planning for our first ever virtual symposium in November, we are becoming more excited and enthusiastic that this will be a very positive experience for all and a successful meeting.

As stated previously, the symposium has two purposes: the first is to share information and knowledge, and the second is to interact face-to-face with other members of the focused ultrasound community to network and create new (and strengthen existing) relationships essential to forming collaborations and partnerships.

We are convinced that going online for this meeting will substantially enhance the sharing of information and knowledge, as well as markedly increase the number of people who can participate. Furthermore, it will result in a substantial cost savings for all involved.

With regard to the loss of face-to-face interaction, it is an understatement to say that we will sorely miss the opportunity of seeing you in person. These interactions – planned as well as random – are a key element of the glue which bonds the focused ultrasound community together, helping to create an incredible force driving the field forward. We are giving a lot of thought as to how to overcome this gap. Virtual meetings were a way of the future, and the future is now. We solicit your ideas and invite you to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; any thoughts you may have are welcome and much appreciated.

As Giuseppe di Lampedusa famously said in his novel The Leopard, "everything needs to change, so everything can stay the same.”

We look forward to “seeing” you in November.

Be well,

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Neal F. Kassell, MD
Focused Ultrasound Foundation Chairman