Transcranial Focused Ultrasound Workshop

October 1, 2020, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Eastern Daylight Time

“What is needed before transcranial focused ultrasound can become a clinical rehabilitation technique?”

Transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS) is a non-invasive form of neuromodulation with the ability to target deep structures. The use of tFUS is an emerging field of study with questions remaining around the use of tFUS to safely treat neurological and psychological diseases in humans. Our workshop, titled “What is needed before transcranial focused ultrasound can become a clinical rehabilitation technique?,” will feature presentations and discussion on the topics of tFUS principles, safety, combined modes of neuromodulation, and the use of tFUS to treat pain and disorders of consciousness. Join us for this exciting workshop on October 1st with scientists and physicians leading this area of research.

While registrants local to MUSC are invited to attend the workshop in masked and distanced fashion, the workshop will be presented via Zoom teleconference.   Register to attend the workshop and to receive the Zoom connection information via email.

Room CHP-A106
MUSC College of Health Professions
151-A Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425


11:00 – 11:05 am
Participants Join Zoom Meeting

11:05 – 11:15 am
Welcome to tFUS
Mark George, M.D., MUSC

11:15 am – 12:00 noon
History of tFUS, Principles of tFUS
Bashar Badran, Ph.D., MUSC

12:00 noon – 12:45 pm
tFUS of the Thalamus for Pain Modulation
Mark George, M.D., MUSC

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm
Safety of tFUS
Kim Butts Pauly, Ph.D., Stanford University

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Simultaneous TMS/tFUS and Potential Use in Rehabilitation
Wynn Legon, Ph.D., University of Virginia

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
tFUS for Treating Disorders of Consciousness
Martin Monti, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Planned tFUS Coma Study: Methodology
Alexander Bystritsky, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

4:15 pm – 4:55 pm
Panel Discussion

4:55 pm – 5:00 pm
Closing Remarks

Register to attend the workshop!