Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation

General information

Scientific Symposium - Programme

Overview

  • 7-9th September
    • 2 hours of oral talks (6 am PT - 8 am am PT) (3 pm CET—5 pm CET)(11 pm - 1 am S.Korea/Japan)
    • 2 hours of posters (8 am PT - 10 am am PT) (5 pm CET—7 pm CET)(1 am - 3 am S.Korea/Japan)
  • 10th September (6 am PT - 9 am am PT) (3 pm CET—6 pm CET)(11 pm - 2 am S.Korea/Japan)
    • iTRUSST presentation

4 themes and keynote speakers, invited talks and posters presentations

    Clinical Invited Presentation: Ellen Jeanne Bubrick, M.D

    Neuroscience Invited Presentation: Prof. Charlotte Stagg

    Technical Invited Presentation: Dr. Hyungmin Kim

    Biomechanisms Invited Presentation: W. Apoutou N'Djin, PhD

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Key dates

June 14, 2021 deadline for abstract submission for oral presentation
August 1, 2021 deadline for abstract submission for poster presentation
September 7-10, 2021 symposium
September 14-16, 2021 educational course

Symposium Scientific Programme

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Abstract submission

The deadline for poster submission is August the 1st!

 

Please use the following template for your abstract submission: 

 

Save it as a pdf with the correct filename: NameFirstAuthor_FUN2021.pdf.

Please email fun.conference2021@gmail.com for your abstract submission

 

Please note that FUN2021 does not claim copyright on your abstract, poster, or presentation. The copyright remains with the creator, or otherwise current copyright owner. We cannot accept plagiarism or violation of copyright in the submitted or presented material. It is the responsibility of the presenter to ascertain that the necessary permission is in place.

 

We thank our scientific committee for reviewing the abstracts' suitability and interest to the audience prior to acceptance, in the following categories:

Biomechanisms
        Charles Caskey
        Martin Prieto
        Hong Chen
        Mikhail Shapiro

Technical
       Samuel Pichardo
       Laura Curiel
       Ryan Jones
       Apoutu N'Djin
      Gianmarco Pinton

Neuroscience
     
David Howett
      Miriam Klein-Flugge
      Elsa Fouragnan
      Jerome Sallet
      Julien Claron

Clinical
        Chris Butler
        Ellen Bubrick
        Fidel Vila-Rodriguez
        Robert Chen

Registration

To register please use the following link :

https://forms.gle/uebPXVy4jTGJz3fM8

 

Registration fees are 10euros for undergraduate, graduate, PhD students and Postdoctoral Researcher.

Registration fees are 25euros for senior staff, PIs and non-academic attendees.

Registration is mandatory but free for the educational course.  

 

To inquire about registration for the conference or the educational course, please contact fun.conference2021@gmail.com

Key dates
June 14, 2021 deadline for abstract submission for oral presentation
August 1, 2021 deadline for abstract submission for poster presentation
September 7-10, 2021 symposium
September 14-16, 2021 educational courses
Prices/Awards

The abstract deadlines will be June 14th for Orals and August 1st for Posters. 

Abstracts will be 1 page pdfs.

There will be prizes for the best trainee presentations. All trainees are eligible (students, postdocs, residents, fellows).

 

.... more details to follow

Key dates
June 14, 2021 deadline for abstract submission for oral presentation
August 1, 2021 deadline for abstract submission for poster presentation
September 7-10, 2021 symposium
September 14-16, 2021 educational course

Mission

We will bring together researchers developing and using ultrasound stimulation as a tool for cognitive neuroscience and clinical applications. This symposium will have a strongly integrative and translational approach from mechanisms, to neural circuits, to applications, from engineering, to neuroscience, to the clinic.

Key dates
June 14, 2021 deadline for abstract submission for oral presentation
August 1, 2021 deadline for abstract submission for poster presentation
September 7-10, 2021 symposium
September 14-16 2021 educational courses
Educational Course

14-16th September: Educational course (free) on TUS 

  • 3 days / 4 hours per day
  • Tutorials and educational courses (45 min each) + 15min Q&A covering a large range of topics, from the basic use of TUS to more advanced ultrasound physics concepts and measurements

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Preliminary programme
 
Day 1: FUNDAMENTALS
- ultrasound physics
- transducers
- measurement systems and methods
- physical mechanisms
 
Day 2: STUDY PLANNING AND DESIGN
- simulation
- image-guidance
- safety and reporting
- study design and confounds
 
Day 3: NEUROMODULATION MECHANISMS AND MEASUREMENTS
- biomechanisms
- neuromodulatory effects
- TUS, stimulate and measure
- TUS and MRI

Oral presentations will be done in a Zoom Webinar format.

Poster sessions will be on gather.town.

 

Save the date!  Scientific Symposium - Sept 7-10 2021
                         Educational course on TUS - Sept 14-16 2021

organizers / scientific committee

Kim is a Professor at Stanford University. Her lab focuses on ultrasound  stimulation in vivo, from the mouse model to humans. Her interests range from technical aspects to biomechanisms to applications. Her toolbox relies heavily on imaging, from GCaMP imaging in mice to MR imaging and guidance in humans

http://med.stanford.edu/kbplab.html

Charles is an Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University and Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He currently leads the Laboratory of Acoustic Therapy and Imaging at the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science. His laboratory focuses on developing ultrasound as a tool for neuromodulation, drug delivery, and functional imaging. 

https://vuiis.vumc.org/~caskeycf

Elsa is a Future Leader Fellow (MRC - UKRI), head of the NIBS lab at BRIC and lecturer et the University of Plymouth, UK. She combines neurostimulation and computaional neuroscience to study decision making and learning in healthy adults and patients with psychiatric conditions.

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/elsa-fouragnan

Samuel is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary. His research covers the characterization of transcranial ultrasound, exploration of focused ultrasound for neurostimulation applications and the development of software platforms for image-guided therapy. 

https://hbi.ucalgary.ca/profiles/dr-samuel-pichardo

Jerome is a tenured behavioral neuroscientist at INSERM (Lyon, France). His research focuses on the neurobiological basis of adaptive behavior, with a specific interest in social behaviors. His approach combines comparative neuroanatomical studies and neuroimaging studies in humans and non-human primates.

https://www.sbri.fr/users/jeromesallet

 

Bradley is a Professor of Biomedical Ultrasound at University College London. His main interests relate to therapeutic ultrasound, and in particular, the development of simulation tools for treatment planning.

http://bug.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/bradley-treeby

Lennart is an Assistant Professor at the Donders Institute, Radboud University (Nijmegen, the Netherlands). His lab develops ultrasonic neuromodulation approaches for human applications, focussing on brain circuits for behavioural control and learning.

http://lennartverhagen.com

Chris is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neurology at Imperial College London. His work combines neuropsychology, neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation to investigate cognitive disorders in neurological disease, especially dementia and epilepsy.

https://www.neuroscience.ox.ac.uk/research-directory/christopher-butler

Benjamin is a PhD student at the Donders Institute, Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands). His work focuses on transcranial ultrasonic stimulation of motor and decision making circuits in humans.