Skip Navigation Links
About ISTU
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.

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Michal Schwartz, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot Israel Jacob (Kobi) Vortman, PhD, Vice Chairman of the Board, INSIGHTEC Joan Vidal-Jove, MD PhD, Director HIFU - Focused Ultrasound Oncology Hospital University Mutua Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain Pejman Ghanouni, MD PhD, Assistant Professor Stanford University School of Medicine

A message from ISTU President
Jean Francois Aubry

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great enthusiasm that I invite you to join us at the 16th International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel, March 14-16, 2016.


Important dates

Stay tuned for updates as these milestones approach:
March 14, 2016, 08:00 AM On-site registration opens
3 days - $750
1 day - $300
ISTU Innovation Day - $120
Spouse program - Tours:
Tour 1 - Monday:
A half day tour of Caesarea (Western Coast)
Tour 2 - Tuesday:
A full day tour to the lower Galilee, Nazareth and Golan Heights
Tour 3 - Wednesday:
A full day tour to the Dead Sea and Masada
ISTU 2016

On-Line Registration Extension
Until: 12 Mar 2016, 23:00 (Israel time)

ISTU Innovation Day
Thursday, March 17, 2016

ISTU Accommodation
Special group rates

Hotel Accommodation Form


Abstracts Book

Spouse Program - Tours

Organizing Committee

For any questions regarding the conference, please contact:

General Information for Conference Attendees

Grateful Thanks


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.
© International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound, Inc.
Headquarters: 14750 Sweitzer Lane, Suite 100 · Laurel, MD 20707-5906 USA    +1.301.498.4100 · Fax: +1.301.498.4450 ·