The Focused Ultrasound Foundation has announced that Frederic Moll, MD, will be the keynote speaker for the 4th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound taking place October 12-16 in Bethesda, Md. “Developing a New, Disruptive Therapeutic Modality: From Laboratory Research Tool to Standard of Care” will present Moll’s experiences founding Intuitive Surgical, developer of the minimally invasive Da Vinci surgical system.

Focused ultrasound is a noninvasive therapeutic technology that uses ultrasonic energy guided by magnetic resonance or ultrasound imaging to treat tissue without incisions or radiation. The technique could help transform the treatment of several medical disorders including cancer, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and stroke. In addition to serving on the board of directors of Focused Ultrasound Solutions, Moll is now chairman of the board of Auris, a medical robotics company he founded in 2011.

“Focused ultrasound has incredible potential to change the treatment paradigm for many serious medical conditions,” Moll said. “But like many disruptive technologies, success is contingent upon navigating the interests of many stakeholders. I am happy to collaborate with the Focused Ultrasound Foundation in its mission to advance this technology by providing guidance to the leaders in the field.”

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