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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 arena for the benefit of patients worldwide.

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The meeting will be held in the heart of the historic center of Utrecht, the Netherlands from April 15-18, 2015. The registration and main lecture hall will be in the historic Dom church with the second lecture hall in the attached Utrecht University Hall.

The main entrance to the congress is via the Dom church. The address of the Dom church is: Achter de Dom 1, 3512 JN Utrecht, the Netherlands.

The industry exhibits will be in the cloister garden (Pandhof) that connects the Dom and University Hall.

The gala dinner will be held on April 17 from 6:30 pm till 10:00 pm at
Polmanshuis, Keistraat 2 - 3512 HV UTRECHT - 030 2303034 -

The reception will be held on April 15 from 5:30 pm till 7:30 pm at
Winkel van Sinkel, Oudegracht 158 - 3511 AZ UTRECHT - 030 2303034 -

Both places are in easy walking distance from the congress venue in the heart of Utrecht.

Cancellation requests received on or before April 2, 2015
50% of the registration fee will be refunded.

Cancellation requests received after April 2, 2015
No refunds will be given after this date.

ISTU 2015
History of Therapeutic Ultrasound
The discovery by Frank and William Fry in the early 1950's that high-frequency sound waves could be used to generate 'trackless', localized tissue damage greatly predated even the use of ultrasound as a diagnostic modality. However, the rapid advances in ultrasound, magnetic-resonance and computer tomography imaging over the last three decades have now provided the tools to make truly non-invasive, image-guided ultrasound therapy a clinical reality. In recent years, exposure of tissue to therapeutic levels of ultrasound has been shown to result in a rapidly expanding array of desirable biological effects, ranging from fast localized heating and tissue necrosis, to vascular occlusion, disruption of the blood-brain barrier, the activation of drugs and the increased permeability of cell membranes to molecules. As a result, the future of therapeutic ultrasound relies increasingly on engineers, physicists, clinicians, biologists and biochemists working together to identify and understand how to optimally deliver acoustic energy for specific applications.
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