This October, the US based Focused Ultrasound Foundation hosted the 8th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound. For many, this was one of the first chances to interact with colleagues from around the world in-person since the COVID-19 pandemic began. It was certainly a pleasure to convene again as a community.
The Symposium showcased the tremendous progress in the field. Before the meeting began, more than 200 prerecorded scientific presentations were made available to all attendees. In total, over 600 participants from 23 countries joined us in-person or virtually for four days of panel discussions, keynote speakers, and special lectures. This year’s meeting also included an increased spotlight on many commercialization topics, because the field is rapidly moving from laboratory research to standard of care.