New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Essential Tremor Study. Revolutionary Non-Invasive Therapy Shows Promise Treating the Brain, Cancers, Other Diseases. John Grisham Delivers Keynote on how Focused Ultrasound Could Impact Future of Medicine. WHAT: A briefing featuring short presentations on key data shared at the 5th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound. Experts will highlight clinical outcomes and advances in the use of focused ultrasound – a non-invasive therapeutic technology – to treat brain disorders, cancers, pain and hypertension. A Q&A and opportunity for interviews will follow. WHEN: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 · Lunch: 12:00pm EDT (For those attending in-person) · Presentations and Q&A via Webcast: 1:00 – 2:30pm EDT WHERE: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Rd, Bethesda, Maryland To attend the event in-person, contact Susan Klees at [email protected] Click here to register for a live webcast of this event. A Q&A will follow, and questions can be asked on-site and sent in remotely. Contact: Lynn Blenkhorn at: [email protected] or at phone: 508-851-0930 Featured Speakers and Topics: Dr. Jeff Elias, Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia “New England Journal of Medicine publication, FDA approval for essential tremor; new clinical data on focused ultrasound to treat Parkinson’s; and the start of the first-in-human study for epilepsy” Dr. Paul Fishman, Professor of Neurology, Pharmacology and Neurobiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine “Using focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier to deliver therapies for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and brain tumors” Dr. Joo Ha Hwang, Chief of Gastroenterology, University of Washington “Focused ultrasound as a new oncology tool to ablate cancers in the prostate and other regions as well as to enhance immunotherapy for pancreatic, breast and other cancers” Dr. Pejman Ghanouni, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Stanford University Medical CenterSee alsoFeaturedNeurosciencePsychology·January 22, 2020What it’s like to live without a sense of smell? “Focused ultrasound to non-invasively destroy benign and malignant soft tissue tumors and to treat painful bone conditions, such as facet joint osteoarthritis, knee, hand and hip arthritis and neuropathic pain” Dr. Michael Gertner, CEO, Kona Medical “Clinical research advances in using focused ultrasound for renal denervation to reduce blood pressure” Symposium Highlight Live Streaming On August 31st from 11:30-12:00 noon, the author John Grisham will be giving the keynote discussing his book, The Tumor, a fictional account of how focused ultrasound could impact the future of medicine. Journalists are welcomed to hear this key note by attending in-person or through live streaming. Register to view the Symposiums live stream now A briefing featuring short presentations on key data shared at the 5th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound. Public domain image. About Focused Ultrasound Technology Focused ultrasound is a revolutionary, early-stage therapeutic technology with the potential to transform the treatment of many serious medical disorders. This approach uses ultrasonic energy guided by real-time imaging to treat tissue deep in the body without incisions or radiation. A focused ultrasound system was recently approved in the US to treat essential tremor. Other FDA approved uses include prostate disease, uterine fibroids and pain from bone metastases. There are more than 50 clinical applications in various stages of research and development around the world. Join our Newsletter I agree to have my personal information transferred to AWeber for Neuroscience Newsletter ( more information ) Sign up to receive the latest neuroscience headlines and summaries sent to your email daily from NeuroscienceNews.comWe hate spam and only use your email to contact you about newsletters. We do not sell email addresses. You can cancel your subscription any time.