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Honorary President
Joan Vidal-Jové, MD, PhD

Focused ultrasound pioneer, Joan Vidal-Jové, MD, PhD, served as the Symposium's Honorary President. Dr. Vidal-Jové is Director of the Comprehensive Tumor Center Barcelona at Institut Khuab for Interventional Oncology. He addressed Symposium participants on Monday, November 9. 

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James P. Allison, PhD

James P. Allison, PhD, Chair of Immunology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, shared three decades of experience studying cancer immunotherapies on Tuesday, November 10.

Chetan Bettegowda and Graeme Woodworth

Chetan Bettegowda, MD, PhD
Graeme Woodworth, MD

On Tuesday, November 10, Chetan Bettegowda, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Graeme Woodworth, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the Brain Tumor Treatment & Research Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, gave a special lecture on liquid biopsy.

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Merit Cudkowicz, MD

Merit Cudkowicz, MD, Chief of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), presented a special lecture on Monday, November 9. Dr. Cudkowicz discussed progress being made using therapeutics to address neurodegenerative disorders, using amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) as an example.

Renana Eitan

Renana Eitan, MD

Renana Eitan, MD, in the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory of Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, discussed focused ultrasound for psychiatric disorders on Monday, November 9.

Omar Ishrak

Omar Ishrak

Omar Ishrak, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board at Medtronic, and Chairman of the Board at Intel, gave a keynote address on Friday, November 13. Mr. Ishrak’s address, entitled “The Role of MedTech in Driving Patient Outcomes,” focused on innovation in the medtech field and his thoughts on achieving impact and scaling focused ultrasound.

Clifton Leaf

Clifton Leaf

Clifton Leaf, prominent healthcare journalist and Editor-in-Chief of FORTUNE, delivered a keynote address on Thursday, November 12.

Mike Milken

Michael Milken

Milken Institute Chairman Michael Milken discussed his personal journey to the frontiers of medical science as part of a multimedia presentation on Wednesday, November 11.

Renana Eitan

Ralph Northam, MD

Ralph Northam, MD, the 73rd Governor of Virginia and pediatric neurologist practicing at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, VA, delivered a keynote address on Monday, November 9.

Renana Eitan

Howard R. Soule, PhD

Howard R. Soule, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), presented a special lecture on the achievement of the PCF in moving from a nascent field into a critical mass of awareness, new treatments, and robust human capital. His talk took place on Wednesday, November 11.