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SE1 1UL

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The KTN in collaboration with Kings College London, St Marys Hospital, The Institute of Cancer Research and the ThUNDDAR network is holding an event which is focussing on new unmet clinical needs, latest developments in the regulatory environment, and clinical adoption of ultrasound therapies.

The day will start with a short introduction to focused ultrasound, the technology, and the way it interacts with tissue to produce beneficial effects. This will then be followed by short descriptions of the different current clinical applications, namely in prostate, brain, liver, uterine fibroids and bone secondaries, and of the role of focused ultrasound in enhancing drug delivery, and in activating drugs. In the next session, areas of unmet clinical need for which ultrasound may provide a solution will be introduced, and current-funding sources will be described.

After a light lunch, attendees will separate into different groups to discuss different aspects of interactions between industry and various focused ultrasound groups in the UK. The day will finish with a brief summing up of the status quo, and suggested ways forward.

Leading clinicians and experts from a number of organisations will be presenting at this event. Directors and managers from industry, organisations (e.g. Innovate UK, Research Councils, relevant charities) and leading academics will also be invited to attend and support this event.

The main aims of this event are as follows:

1. To discuss challenges affecting clinical adoption of ultrasound therapies.

2. Facilitate new clinician/industry/academic collaborations in a number of areas of clinical specialities.

3. Identify barriers to innovation and commercialisation.

4. Review current opportunities and identify gaps.

5. Provide networking opportunities to identify collaborating partners.

6. Review supporting mechanisms available to accelerate innovation, clinical adoption and commercialisation through KTN and partners, Innovate UK, etc.

7. Review current pre-clinical and clinical trials and identify best practice to accelerate regulatory approvals.

The workshop will discuss and review latest developments in clinical adoption; regulatory approvals, unmet clinical needs and best practice in different areas of clinical specialities and will provide an opportunity to discuss directly with the leading clinicians and experts, ultrasound equipment and related companies and academics any new ideas for potential new collaborations. The use of focussed ultrasound in the following applications will be covered:

1. Brain

2. Bone

3. Prostate

4. Fibroid

5. Drug delivery

Who should attend?

This workshop is mainly designed to bring together experts in the field from the leading organisations to review and learn about the latest developments, to discuss barriers to innovations, commercialisations and particularly clinical adoption. The event is open to companies, academics, clinicians and policy makers and wider stakeholders in ultrasound therapies.

Agenda

9.00 – 9.30 Registration, Coffee & Networking
9.30 – 9.35 Welcome and Introductions - Prof Mehdi Tavakoli, KTN
9.35 – 9.50 What is high intensity focussed ultrasound - Prof G. ter Haar Royal Marsden Hospital (ICR) Sutton
9.50 – 10.05 “Regulatory Requirements to develop New Ultrasound-based Devices and therapies” - Mr. David Grainger, Senior Medical Device Specialist, MHRA
10.05 – 10.20 Dr Tom Clutton-Brock FRCP FRCA FFICM Chair, NICE Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee
10.20 – 10.30 Current state Phillips MR guided FUS project and fututre - Dr Thomas Andreae, Director of Marketing, MR Therapy, Philips Healthcare.
10:30 – 10:40 Insightec plc Israel - MR guided FUS focused ultrasound current state and future
10.40 – 11.05 Coffee & Networking
11.05 – 11.20 Clinical Perspectives - FUS: unmet clinical needs, a neurosurgical perspective - Prof K Ashkan, Neurosurgery Kings College Hospital
11.20 – 11.35 Brain transcranial focused ultrasound - Prof W Gedroyc Radiology, St Marys Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare
11.35 – 11:50 Prostate Focused Ultrasound - Prof H Ahmed , Urology, Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare
11:50 – 12:05 Focused Ultrasound of Bone Secondaries - Dr Sharon Giles MR radiographer, Royal Marsden Hospital: The Institute of Cancer Research

12:05 – 12:20 Fibroid Focused Ultrasound - Prof W Gedroyc, Radiology, St Marys Hospital , Imperial College Healthcare
12:20 – 12:35 Drug Activation with Focused Ultrasound - Dr M Thanou, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kings College Hospital
12: 35 – 12:45 Breast FUS - Dr M Douek Surgery, Guys Hospital, Kings College Medical School
12:45 – 13:00 Dr A. Newman-Saunders, National Clinical Director for Diagnostics, NHS England.
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch & Networking
14.00 – 16.00 Workshops

Workshop 1: Neurology and Brain

Workshop 2: Musculoskeletal, Bone and Fibroid

Workshop 3: Breast, Prostate and Drug Activation

Workshop 4: Regulatory sources
16.00 -16.30 Workshops Update, wrap-up and next steps – Prof M Tavakoli, KTN

You may find this video of interest to you https://vimeo.com/198166873 password Wady.

Registration

Due to anticipated popularity of this event, we request potential participants to complete an application form and contact us directly in order to register their interest by completing a simple questionnaire. The applicants will be asked to explain the reasons for attending this meeting and state their capabilities and relevant skills and experiences that they wish to bring to this event.

** PLEASE NOTE YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. WE WILL LET YOU KNOW IF YOUR APPLICATION TO ATTEND IS SUCCESSFUL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER YOU HAVE REGISTERED YOUR INTEREST.


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