FUSF Symposium 2020 Program Grid 10.15.20The 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound will address a wide range of topics as the field of focused ultrasound continues to grow. 

The program will explore the latest in using focused ultrasound to treat a range of conditions across oncology, neurology, women's health, cardiovascular disease, pediatrics, and more. We will also address challenges to widespread adoption – such as technology gaps and commercialization efforts.

See the 2020 Symposium Preliminary Program Grid >

Preliminary Program

Oral Presentations and Posters will be available on-demand all day

All times are in U.S. Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)

Monday, 9 November 2020

8:00 AM — Welcome Message from FUSF Chairman
8:12 AM — Honorary President's Address
8:32 AM — Keynote Speaker: Ralph Northam
8:51 AM — Break
8:56 AM — Movement Disorders Oral Presentation Q&A
9:16 AM — Parkinson's Disease Panel Discussion
10:05 AM — Break
10:20 AM — Special Lecture on Neurodegenerative Diseases
10:42 AM — Neurodegenerative Diseases Oral Presentation Q&A
11:02 AM — Neurodegenerative Diseases Panel Discussion
11:46 AM — Break
11:51 AM — Epilepsy Oral Presentation Q&A
12:11 PM — Epilepsy Panel Discussion
1:05 PM — Break
1:20 PM — Special Lecture on Psychiatric Disorders
1:42 PM — Psychiatric Disorders Oral Presentation Q&A
2:02 PM — Psychiatric Disorders Panel Discussion
2:46 PM — Break
2:51 PM — Neuromodulation Oral Presentation Q&A
3:11 PM — Neuromodulation Panel Discussion with NIMH

  

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

8:00 AM — Brain Tumors Oral Presentation Q&A
8:22 AM — Brain Tumors Panel Discussion
9:09 AM — Break
9:24 AM — Keynote Speaker: James Allison
9:56 AM — Cancer Immunotherapy — Brain — Oral Presentation Q&A
10:16 AM — Break
10:21 AM — Cancer Immunotherapy — Breast — Oral Presentation Q&A
10:41 AM — Break
10:46 AM — Cancer Immunotherapy — Other — Oral Presentation Q&A
11:06 AM — Cancer Immunotherapy Panel Discussion
11:53 AM — Fireside Chat on Cancer Therapy: Beyond Ionizing Radiation
12:23 PM — Break
12:38 PM — Special Lecture on Liquid Biopsy
1:00 PM — Break
1:05 PM — Special ISTU Session
       Updates & Introduction
       Lizzi Award Winner Presentations
       Remembering Charles Cain: A Pioneer and Leader in Focused Ultrasound
2:39 PM — Break
2:44 PM — Roundtable Discussions

  

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

8:00 AM — Keynote Speaker: Michael Milken
8:34 AM — Breast Cancer Panel Discussion
9:18 AM — Break
9:33 AM — Special Lecture on Prostate Cancer
9:55 AM — Prostate Oral Presentation Q&A
10:15 AM — Prostate Panel Discussion
11:09 AM — Break
11:14 AM — Awards Ceremony
       Visionary Award
       Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award
       Lockhart Memorial Award
11:55 AM — Break — Break
12:10 PM — Pancreatic Cancer Oral Presentation Q&A
12:30 PM — Pancreatic Cancer Panel Discussion
1:14 PM — Break
1:19 PM — Liver Oral Presentation Q&A
1:41 PM — Break
1:46 PM — Miscellaneous Tumors Oral Presentation Q&A
2:08 PM — Break
2:13 PM — Roundtable Discussions

  

Thursday, 12 November 2020

8:00 AM — Keynote Speaker: Clifton Leaf
8:24 AM — Blood-Brain Barrier Opening — Technical — Oral Presentation Q&A
8:46 AM — Break
8:51 AM — Blood-Brain Barrier Opening — Other — Oral Presentation Q&A
9:13 AM — Break
9:18 AM — Drug Delivery Oral Presentation Q&A
9:38 AM — Drug Delivery Panel Discussion
10:27 AM — Break
10:42 AM — Fireside Chat on Gene Therapy
11:14 AM — Break
11:19 AM — Miscellaneous Indications Oral Presentation Q&A
11:41 AM — Break
11:46 AM — Musculoskeletal Applications Oral Presentation Q&A
12:06 PM — Musculoskeletal Applications Panel Discussion
12:50 PM — Break
1:05 PM — Chronic Pain Oral Presentation Q&A
1:27 PM — Break
1:32 PM — Women's Health Panel Discussion
2:16 PM — Break
2:21 PM — Roundtable Discussions

  

Friday, 13 November 2020 — Track A

8:00 AM — Keynote Speaker: Omar Ishrak
8:34 AM — Investor Ecosystem 101
8:54 AM — Navigating the Investor Ecosystem
9:36 AM — Break
9:41 AM — Business Models 101
10:11 AM — Business Model Trends in the Med Tech Industry
10:41 AM — Dancing with a Giant: Tips for Productive Relationships between Startups and Corporates
11:11 AM — Exits: Considering IPOs vs Acquisitions vs Mergers
11:43 AM — Break
12:13 PM — How to Engage with the FDA — Panel Discussion
1:13 PM — Break
1:18 PM — The Power of Advocacy Organizations
1:43 PM — Regulatory: Dan Shultz, Greenleaf
1:58 PM — Reimbursement: Stephanie Keenan, McGuire Woods
2:13 PM — How Medical Specialty Societies Influence Reimbursement
2:30 PM — Break
2:35 PM — Real World Examples of FUS Site Success — Panel Discussion
3:17 PM — Break
3:22 PM — Training Certification and Credentialing — Panel Discussion
4:07 PM — Closing Remarks

  

Friday, 13 November 2020 — Track B

8:00 AM — Keynote Speaker: Omar Ishrak
8:34 AM — Break
8:49 AM — Brain Technical — Imaging — Oral Presentation Q&A
9:09 AM — Brain Technical — Imaging — Panel Discussion
9:46 AM — Break
10:01 AM — Brain Technical — Miscellaneous — Oral Presentation Q&A
10:21 AM — Brain Technical — Beyond Ablation Research — Panel Discussion
11:03 AM — Break
11:18 AM — Technical Research Oral Presentation Q&A
11:38 AM — Technology Gaps & Breakthroughs Panel Discussion
12:30 PM — Closing Remarks

  

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Visionary Award

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation gives this award every two years at the Symposium to recognize an individual who has created a larger vision for what the future of focused ultrasound may hold and whose effort, passion, and persistence have been crucial to advancing the field.

Lawrence A. Crum, PhD, is the recipient of the 2020 Visionary Award. Read the announcement >

Young Investigator Awards

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation established the Young Investigator Awards Program to encourage quality research by clinicians and scientists-in-training and to support their presentation of meritorious scientific papers at major venues such as the International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound.

Graduate students, research fellows, clinical fellows and junior faculty members are eligible to apply for the awards, which - due to the transition to a virtual meeting in 2020 - will be a $1,000 cash award. 

Thank you to all who applied for the 2020 Young Investigator Awards. 
Award recipients will be notified in late summer 2020. 

See the 2018 Young Investigator Award recipients >

 

Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award

Now in its third year, the Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award has a two-fold purpose: to honor the memory of Ferenc Jolesz, a world-class visionary with a passion for pushing surgery into the 21st century and a pioneer of focused ultrasound as a non-invasive therapy, and to recognize and encourage this same innovative spirit in mid-career researchers and clinicians who continue to advance focused ultrasound.

Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD, FRCSC, is the recipient of the 2020 Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award. Read the announcement >

He will deliver a presentation based on his research at the 7th International Symposium and receive a $5,000 cash award.

Oral Presenter Instructions

Congratulations on your acceptance to present an oral presentation at the 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound 2020 to be held virtually November 9-13, 2020.

The Foundation is working with an audio-visual company (The AV Company) to record oral presentations to ensure the best quality recording for our event participants. At your earliest convenience, please sign up for a time that works best for you using the following link:
https://calendly.com/cville2/fusf-abstract-presentation-recording?month=2020-10.

Please review this list of recommendations The AV Company has provided for you to prepare for your recording session. All recordings through The AV Company must be completed by 9 October 2020.

If you prefer to record your presentation on your own, please follow the instructions linked here. Recordings you have made on your own must be uploaded by 16 October 2020.

Presenting authors may also be asked to participate in a Question & Answer session and/or panel discussion related to the session for your presentation. The virtual platform has a chat feature that allows event participants to ask questions regarding your work. You will receive email notifications when questions/comments are posted to your presentation page. Additional information will be provided as the meeting gets closer.

The event will launch with posters and pre-recorded oral presentations on 1 November 2020.

In order to review any event content or participate in the live event, you must register. Event registration is complimentary:
https://symposium.fusfoundation.org/register

 

Poster Presenter Instructions

Congratulations on your acceptance to present a poster at the 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound 2020 to be held virtually November 9-13, 2020.

Posters will be hosted in the virtual meeting platform starting on 1 November 2020. You are required to create a video presentation of your poster. Poster presentation videos may be created in PowerPoint or Keynote. Please review these detailed instructions for recording the audio with your slides. We request that you keep your presentation to 5 minutes. If you have an image of your (traditional) poster, you may provide this in PDF format, but it is not required.

You will be sent an email with login instructions to upload your video (and your traditional poster file if desired) a few days before the meeting launches.

The virtual platform has a chat feature that allows event participants to ask questions regarding your work. You will receive email notifications when questions/comments are posted to your poster’s page.

The event will launch with posters and pre-recorded oral presentations on 1 November 2020.

In order to review any event content or participate in the live event, you must register. Event registration is complimentary: https://symposium.fusfoundation.org/register