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Abstract Submissions and Registration Now Open for 2nd International Symposium on MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation has announced that abstract submissions and registration are now open for the 2nd International Symposium on MR-guided Focused Ultrasound and can be accessed online at

Scheduled for October 17-20, 2010 at the Westfields Marriott near Dulles International Airport, Washington, DC, the symposium will be a premier event for scientists, clinicians and others interested in current and future applications of MR-guided focused ultrasound. The program will offer a multifaceted exploration of this emerging field and feature plenary sessions, panel discussions, poster presentations and technical exhibits.

Abstract submissions

The Foundation welcomes abstracts related to preclinical, translational or clinical research that involves the use of MR-guided focused ultrasound. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, emerging treatments for the brain, prostate, breast, liver and uterus and for bone tumors, back and neck pain and targeted drug delivery.

Abstract submissions will be accepted through August 16, 2010 and must be entered online.

Abstracts covering late breaking research will be accepted from September 1 through 15, but will not be listed in the symposium program.

Symposium registration

Symposium registration fees will include meeting materials, breakfast and lunch.

Prior to August 1, the registration fee will be $350. Physicians and scientists in training will receive a $100 discount.  On August 1, the registration fee will increase to $450. The discounted fee for trainees will be $300.

About the Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation

Founded in 2006 and based in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation is dedicated to accelerating research and development of treatments using one of today's most revolutionary and promising medical technologies: non-invasive Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound (FUS). The Foundation's work is motivated by the belief that FUS treatments could become the ultimate in minimally-invasive surgery, serve as a viable alternative to radiation therapy and offer a new platform for precise drug delivery - applications with the potential to alleviate suffering, save lives and quicken recovery times for millions of patients worldwide.

By promoting communication, collaboration and coordination, the Foundation   has become a vital nexus for researchers, clinicians, manufacturers, philanthropists and other stakeholders in the FUS arena. The Foundation is funding translational and clinical research, providing fellowships for training physicians and scientists, hosting symposia and workshops, maintaining online informational resources and establishing FUS Centers of Excellence. Complete information about the Foundation and its work can be found at

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