Fundamentals & Applications of TUS

Delegate rate: TBA

15 – 16 July 2023, 8:30

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Programme Outline

Across two days, join technical experts in transcranial ultrasound stimulation (TUS/tFUS) techniques for a series of interactive sessions designed especially to give attendees a solid understanding of the physical and biomechanics bases, challenges and potentials; TUS study development and applications; and how to design, prepare, carry out, and analyse TUS studies in a safe and replicable way.

Over the course of three days, we explore topics such as:

  • The basic principles and physiology of transcranial ultrasound neuromodulation;
  • An introduction to the basic principles and physiology of TUS;
  • The pros and cons of using TUS and ways to counteract these limitations;
  • An in-depth look at the safety and efficiency considerations for TUS studies;
  • Practical demonstrations of different kinds of TUS protocols, including online & offline-TUS;
  • Considerations for TUS study design, supplemented with group discussions;
  • Interactive, practical demonstrations of TUS techniques, measurements, and simulation of acoustic fields;
  • and much more.

Workshop programmes are created by leading neuroscientists from around the world. Professor Kim Butts Pauly and members of her lab will be leading this programme and workshop.

Workshop Details

Date: 15 - 16 July 2023

Location: Stanford University


Time July 15, 2023 July 16, 2023
  TUS in Humans Preclinical Tools and Models
08:00 Coffee Coffee
09:00 Lecture and Discussion Lecture and Discussion
09:15 Basic Principles of TUS Neuromodulation, Lennart Verhagen, Til Ole Bergman, Elsa Fouragnan Preclinical Tools and Models, Kieth Murphy Deeper Dive into the Physics, Kim Butts Pauly
10:30 Coffee Coffee
11:00 Hands-on Session Lecture and Discussion
11:15 Planning, Elsa Fouragnan, Mathilde Lojkiewiez CA Imaging, Anish Mitra What have we learned from in vitro and animal studies? Keith Murphy
12:30 Lunch Lunch
13:30 Hands-on Session Lab Demonstrations
13:45 Targeting, Elsa Fouragnan, Mathilde Lojkiewiez Fober Photometry, Tank Measurements Kieth Murphy Widefield CA Imaging, MR-ARFI, KBP
15:00 Coffee Coffee
15:30 Lecture and Discussion Lab Demonstrations
15:45 Confounds Confirming Target Engagement, Ryan Ash All the physics you really need to know in a nutshell, Kim Butts Pauly Fiber PHotometry, Tank Measurements Keith Murphy Widefield CA Imaging, MR-ARFI, KBP
17:00 Happy Hour Happy Hour