Don't miss the International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound!

Gather with scientists, engineers, clinicians and industry from around the world as we come together in Lyon, France for the second joint meeting of the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU) and the European Focused Ultrasound Charitable Society (EUFUS).

Lyon is a French and European hub for technological and clinical innovation, as well as a renowned cultural and culinary destination. As the second city in France for international association meetings according to the 2019 ICCA rankings, Lyon has a great deal to offer: a central location in Europe combined with good access, excellent reception facilities and the charm of a 2,000-year-old city which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and two rivers which cross it.

It's not just a gastronomic capital with 17 starred chefs, it's also a creative city in the fields of fashion, the arts and culture. In December 2021, Greater Lyon has been awarded the title of 'World’s Tourism Leading Emerging Destination' and '2nd best European city destination in 2021' by the World Travel Awards (WTA).

Finally, in terms of sustainable tourism, Lyon is the leading French city and the 7th worldwide city in the GDS-Index (Global Destination Sustainability Index) for the year 2021.

The Annual Symposium will be held at the Palais de la Bourse, a listed historical monument right in the heart of Lyon, from 17th April to 20th April 2023.

The hybrid meeting will offer both virtual and in-person attendance for local participants and many from around the world that will attend in person. We expect to welcome over 500 attendees from all over the world!

If you attend the symposium in person, you will also have access to all the meeting content and videos of the sessions via the Virtual Platform.

This year’s annual symposium will feature a wide range of scientific talks and programs that allowed participants to take home with them something truly valuable and interesting. Renowned experts in the field of therapeutic ultrasound will give talks on the issues and challenges currently facing both scientific and clinical applications.

We hope you will join us to share your latest advancements in therapeutic ultrasound! Everything is in place to guarantee you an unforgettable experience: marvels of the past, contemporary innovation and the art of living.

The 2nd HIFUture Symposium  will take place on April 21, 2023, following the ISTU/EUFUS 2023 International Symposium.

The symposium program will include presentations in various specialties from clinical and academic leaders, including :

  • Interventional Radiology : Pr. Laurent MILOT (HEH, Lyon, France)
  • Interventional Radiology : Pr. Afshin GANGI (CHRU, Strasbourg, France)
  • Neurology : Pr. Alexandre CARPENTIER (APHP, Paris, France)
  • Neurology : Pr. Nir LIPSMAN (Sunnybrook, Toronto, Canada)
  • Digestive Surgery : Pr. Joan VIDAL-JOVE (Khuab Institut, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Gynecology : Pr. Christopher LEES (Imperial College, London, UK)
  • Gynecology : Dr. Charles-André PHILIP (HEH, Lyon, France)
  • Cardiology : Pr. Emmanuel MESSAS (APHP, Paris, France)

Registration for this event is now open through the Annual Symposium Registration System.

The 2023 Annual Symposium is proudly hosted by         

Message from the President

Learn what's new with ISTU!  Download the latest Newsletter to hear an update from our President, Dr. Cyril Lafon.

Next Webinar on March 16th!

We are excited to continue ISTU On-Air - our virtual webinar series designed to promote knowledge of Therapeutic Ultrasound and increase discussion among the ISTU community.  We just issued a call for Abstracts for the October “RISING SCIENTISTS IN THERAPEUTIC ULTRASOUND” Session.

Annual Elections Just Wrapped Up!



Five ISTU Board Members will be coming to the end of their 3-year term at the end of the 2023 Annual Symposium.

Newly Elected Board Members will be announced in Lyon.

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.