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Focused Ultrasound and Alzheimer’s Disease: Using Sound to Deliver Drugs to the Brain
In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Day this September, the Focused Ultrasound Foundation is partnering with George Vradenburg, chairman and co-founder of USAgainstAlzheimer’s, and John R. Dwyer, Jr., president of the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation, to host a special webinar on focused ultrasound for Alzheimer’s disease on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 10:00 am ET.

The primary speaker will be Sandra Black, OC, O.Ont., MD, FRSC, renowned neurologist, senior scientist, and director of the Dr. Sandra Black Centre for Brain Resilience & Recovery at Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto. Dr. Black will discuss the current status of AD treatments and the potential of focused ultrasound to overcome current barriers.

Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD, a neurosurgeon at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, director of the Harquail Centre of Neuromodulation at Sunnybrook and a leading researcher in focused ultrasound and Alzheimer's disease, will provide an overview of progress with FUS and AD, highlighting current clinical trials.

Insightec’s Chief Strategic Innovation Officer Arjun (JJ) Desai, MD, will highlight the innovative Florida Brain State Initiative, a collaboration between three prominent medical schools in Florida, state government, and industry (Insightec) to fund a multicenter-focused ultrasound clinical trial for and AD.

The final 15 minutes will be a live Q&A with the speakers and John Dwyer, moderated by the Foundation’s Director of Clinical Relationships Suzanne LeBlang, MD, and George Vradenburg.

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a looming health crisis and, according to the US Centers for Disease Control, there are approximately 6 million people in the US aged 65 or older living with AD. This number is projected to nearly triple by 2060. It is estimated that the cost associated with treating the disease in the US could reach $500 billion annually by 2040.

Sep 20, 2022 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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