The International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU) is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 to increase and diffuse knowledge of therapeutic ultrasound to the scientific and medical community, and to facilitate the translation of therapeutic ultrasound techniques into the clinical area for the benefit of patients worldwide.

ISTU 2021: Gyeongju, Korea on April 25 - 28, 2021

Registration and Abstract Submissions Open on November 1, 2020! If you had already registered to attend ISTU 2020, we will be moving all of the registrations over to the 2021 Meeting. All pricing for ISTU 2021 will remain the same, so your paid registration will carry over to next year and you won’t have to worry about registering again! If you are unable to join us for ISTU 2021 and would like a refund, please send your request over email to the ISTU Secretariat at

We want to thank all of the people that submitted abstracts for the 2020 meeting. ISTU will be releasing all of the abstracts received as many people may want to update or submit to another meeting. We will send out the ISTU 2021 Call for Abstracts in the Fall.

Message from the President

Learn what's new with ISTU in 2020.  Download the latest Newsletter to hear an update from our President, Dr. Joo Ha Hwang.

Next Webinar on October 22nd

We are excited to introduce ISTU On-Air - a new series of monthly webinars designed to promote knowledge of Therapeutic Ultrasound and increase discussion among the ISTU community. The inaugural webinar was held on June 25th featuring the 2020 Lizzi Award winners.

2020 Elections Update

Thank you to all members that participated in the election process. We are grateful to the following board members that have completed their service terms on the board:

  • Ayache Bouakaz
  • Olivier LeBaron
  • Yoshihiro Muragaki
  • Zhen Xu

Congrats and Welcome to our New Board Members!