We are excited to continue the ISTU On-Air webinar series in 2024.  These webinars are designed to promote knowledge of Therapeutic Ultrasound and increase discussion among the ISTU community. The Education Committee led by Hong Chen, Ph.D. is actively working on the programming for the webinar series.

Our next webinar will be "Focused Ultrasound Clinical Trials" featuring Ying Meng, M.D.

This session will be moderated by Jin Woo Chang, M.D.,Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurosurgery from Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

This webinar will be held live on either Wednesday June 19 or Thursday, June 20, 2024 depending upon your local time zone:

20:00 - 21:00 (West Coast, USA) June 19
23:00 - Midnight (East Coast, USA) June 19
4:00 - 5:00 (UK) June 20
5:00 - 6:00 (Continental Europe) June 20
11:00 - 12:00 (China) June 20
12:00 - 13:00 (Japan and Korea) June 20

Registration for this event is required. The Webinar Series will be recorded and available to members for later review. Confirmation of your registration and the Zoom Conference Link Info will be emailed to all registered attendees prior to the meeting.

About the Professor

Dr. Ying Meng is a neurosurgeon scientist at the University of Toronto. She completed her residency training at the University of Toronto and her PhD at Sunnybrook Research Institute. Her research interest pertains to the application of transcranial focused ultrasound for blood-brain barrier disruption. With the team at Sunnybrook, she led some of the first clinical trials to test MR-guided focused ultrasound in patients with neurodegenerative disorders and brain tumors.

About the Moderator

Jin Woo Chang, M.D.,Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Dr. Chang graduated from Yonsei University College of Medicine in 1983. He completed his neurosurgical residency and fellowship for stereotactic & functional neurosurgery at Severance Hospital, Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Chang specializes in stereotactic & functional neurosurgery and his main interest is the neuromodulation of the central nervous system with new innovative techniques (electrical stimulation, focused ultrasound and etc).

As a leading pioneer in the field of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, which is closely related to the rapidly developing field of neuroscience, Dr. Chang has laid the foundation for clinical research for stereotactic & functional neurosurgery in Korea. He is known to have adopted and introduced various cutting-edge techniques in Korea for the first time, such as radiofrequency cingulotomy for obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) in 1998, and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) techniques for the treatment of chronic neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease (PD) and essential tremor (ET) in 2000.

Dr. Chang also participated for innovative clinical research of MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) from the primary stage to the treatment of various conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and depression. Through his continued research in this technique, he has contributed more than any other person to the wide adoption and understanding of MRgFUS around the world by the suggestion of the special standard guideline of SDR (skull density ratio) for selecting the optimal candidates of MRgFUS lesioning procedure. Because of these contributions, he received the most honorable prize of International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU) so called the William and Francis Fry Honorary Award at the 2021 annual meeting of ISTU.

2024 Webinar Schedule - Save the Dates!

  • January 17/18: "Acoustic Tweezers: Design, System and Bio-application" featuring Hairong Zheng
  • February 22: "Neuromodulation - A Rising Scientists in Therapeutic Ultrasound" Special Session featuring Tommaso Di Ianni, Ivan M. Suarez-Castellanos, and Huiliang Wang
  • March 21: "Low Intensity Focused Ultrasound - Experiences from first-in-human use for depression and anxiety" featuring Noah S. Philip, M.D.
  • April 18: "Cavitation Monitoring and Control" featuring Costas Arvanitis
  • May 23: "Histotripsy of Collagenous Tissues" featuring Julianna Simon
  • June 20: "Focused Ultrasound Clinical Trials" featuring Ying Meng, M.D.
  • October 17: "Mixed Topics - A Rising Scientists in Therapeutic Ultrasound" Special Session featuring Muna Aryal, Olivia (Ngo) Boerman, and Himanshu Shekhar
  • December 5: "Focused Ultrasound Device Manufacturing" featuring Tim Hall